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Basketball superstar Steph Curry seems to be everywhere these days. At the White House with President Obama, on the cover of a parenting magazine and now on a brand of heroin.
SEPTA police confiscated a set of heroin-filled dime bags emblazoned with Curry's name and face in Philadelphia's Kensington neighborhood on Tuesday.
The stamp, as the branding is called, is like a logo drug dealers use to market the potent opioid to drug-addicted people. They can be named after companies (like Facebook), objects, feelings, or in Curry's case, people.
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It's one of the physics world's most complex machines, and it has been immobilized — temporarily — by a weasel.
Spokesman Arnaud Marsollier says the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider at CERN outside of Geneva, has suspended operations because a weasel invaded a transformer that helps power the machine and set off an electrical outage on Friday.
Authorities say the incident was one of several small glitches that will delay plans to restart the $4.4 billion collider by a few days.
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Protesters trying to prevent Donald Trump from giving the kick-off speech at the California Republican Convention Friday blocked the entrance, jumped over bushes and faced off against police in riot gear.
The mood was mostly peacefully in Burlingame Friday morning, but turned much more tense shortly before noon, when protestors tried to block the entrance to the Hyatt Regency. Raucous crowds formed on Old Bayshore Highway. Police were spotted from the NBC Bay Area chopper running after them in full riot clear. One protester was escorted out of the hotel after she was shouting "Dump Trump."
It wasn't immediately clear if any arrests had been made.
Despite the protests, Trump arrived at the hotel shortly after noon, jumping with his entourage over a highway wall to make his way inside.
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Hillary Clinton’s campaign is preparing to hire staffers in some of the general election’s battleground states, NBC News reported.
A Clinton campaign official told NBC News the first wave of new hires and reassignments will involve state directors and other senior staff. The campaign is setting up state directors in Florida, New Hampshire and Colorado, and will eventually have general election operations in every state.
The aide stressed that Clinton will continue to campaign in remaining primary states.
The news was first reported in USA Today.
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Allison Janney played a White House press secretary on "The West Wing." She got a chance to do the real thing on Friday. She took the podium normally reserved for spokesman Josh Earnest and told reporters she hoped to bring attention to the nation's opioid epidemic.
President Barack Obama announced new steps Friday to help curb gun violence, including by identifying the requirements that "smart guns" would have to meet for law enforcement agencies to buy and use them as well as sharing mental health records with the federal background check system.
Smart guns use various technologies to prevent an accidental shooting or help track down a missing gun.
"These common-sense steps are not going to prevent every tragedy, but what if they prevented even one?" Obama wrote in a Facebook post.
Police have no immediate plans to file charges in a Delaware high school bathroom brawl that left a teen dead, but the Wilmington police chief says the investigation is not over.
Detectives determined no weapons were used in the April 21 fight at Howard High School of Technology, Chief Bobby Cummings said Friday afternoon.
Amy Joyner-Francis, 16, fell unconscious after the brawl and was taken to a nearby hospital, where she died.
"These things take time," Cummings said of the investigation. "We are not at a position at this time to file charges."
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A Flint-area official says a new water pipeline to Lake Huron should be completed by June or July.
The Genesee County drain commissioner says Flint will save millions of dollars when it connects to the Karegnondi Water Authority, which will be serving many communities.
Puerto Rico announced Friday that it has recorded the first Zika-related U.S. death amid an outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus in the U.S. territory. Puerto Rico's health secretary Ana Rius said a 70-year-old man from San Juan died in February. Officials said the unidentified man recovered from initial Zika symptoms, but then developed a condition in which antibodies that formed in reaction to the Zika infection started attacking blood platelet cells. He died after suffering internal bleeding. The U.S. territory is battling more than 700 Zika cases and seeks federal funds to help prevent an epidemic at a time of worsening economic crisis.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence endorsed Ted Cruz on Friday ahead of the Hoosier State's critical primary.
"I'm not against anybody, but I will be voting for Ted Cruz," Pence said on the conservative talk radio host Greg Garrison.
Pence also praised GOP front-runner Donald Trump for "giving voice to the frustration of millions of working Americans" and said he liked and respected all three of the Republican candidates.
The endorsement comes four days before the primary contest that is essential for Cruz if he hopes to prevent Donald Trump from securing the 1,237 delegates needed to clinch the GOP presidential nomination.
Nissan Motor said on Friday it will recall 3.53 million vehicles, most in the United States, citing passenger-side air bags that may not work properly because vehicle sensors may malfunction, Reuters reports.
The Japanese automaker said this is the fourth recall since 2013 to address problems with occupant classification systems that may fail to properly identify adult front seat passengers.
The system may improperly classify an adult front seat passenger as a child or as an empty seat, a failure that could lead to an air bag failing to deploy in the event of a crash. Nissan has reports of three injuries linked to the issue but no fatalities.
The new recall includes vehicles from the 2013-2017 model years, including some Nissan Altima, Leaf, Maxima, Murano, Pathfinder, Sentra, Rogue, NV200, NV Taxi, Infiniti JX35/QX60 and Q50 models, along with recent models of the Chevrolet City Express.
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New York's original power lunch restaurant is closing and everything must go.
Henry Kissinger's favorite banquette, the chairs that guests sat on when President John F. Kennedy celebrated his 45th birthday and even the pots and pans will go on the auction block when the Four Seasons closes in July.
The July 26 auction was announced this week and will mark the end of an era for a restaurant that has been a favorite of celebrities and business titans since it opened in 1959. It continues to draw boldface names.
"Drew Barrymore was in last week," Four Seasons co-owner Julian Niccolini remarked as he prepared for lunch service Friday. "A beautiful woman. She was with another beautiful woman."
Two Florida teens who vanished on a fishing trip over the summer remain missing months later, and one of their mothers now suspects foul play may have been a factor, according to a lawsuit filed in connection with the case.
Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen, both 14, were lost at sea while fishing off the coast of Jupiter last July. Their boat was recovered near Bermuda almost eight months later, along with Stephanos' iPhone, which the families hope will provide valuable insight into what went wrong. The teens were never found.
Pamela Cohen, Perry's mother, has said the teens shared Austin Stephanos' phone because her son's was broken. The suit claims she "will continue to suffer irreparable harm if the iPhone is not properly handled as material evidence in a possible maritime crime or homicide."
A Russian jet flew dangerously close to a U.S. aircraft over the Baltic Sea on Friday, according to military officials, NBC News reported.
The Russian SU-27 flew within 25 feet of the U.S. RC-135 aircraft’s fuselage, conducting a barrel roll over the U.S. plane.
A Department of Defense spokesperson said the Russian plane “performed erratic and aggressive maneuvers” and that it “intercepted the U.S. aircraft flying a routine route at high rate of speed from the side.” The spokesperson said the U.S. aircraft was operating in international airspace and didn’t cross into Russian territory.
The incident comes a few weeks after another Russian aircraft flew dangerously close to the USS Donald Cook and another RC-135 in the same area.
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A bizarre video that was posted on Laremy Tunsil's Twitter account minutes before the start of the NFL draft showed a person smoking from a mask equipped with a bong.
The approximately 30-second video was posted to Tunsil's verified Twitter account before quickly being deleted. The entire account was deactivated about 30 minutes later but the video added to the perception that Tunsil has off-the-field problems.
While it is unclear if it was Tunsil in the video, or what was actually going on, it appeared to impact the left tackle's draft stock. The three-year starter at Mississippi was drafted No. 13 overall.