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Federal court records in Florida show a woman used honey to help her swallow 54 pellets containing cocaine in a trick she learned from a television show. On Monday 29-year-old Regis Walker of Pembroke Pines pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine into the U.S. She faces a maximum 20 years in prison but will likely get less. The South Florida Sun Sentinel reports that Walker told federal agents she learned about using honey to make the pellets go down easy from the Netflix TV show "The Mule."
President Barack Obama is set to call on Tuesday for the United States to buy or build more icebreakers for the Coast Guard in the Arctic Ocean to compete with Russia.
As sea ice melts because of climate change, marine traffic for mining, shipping and tourism is expected to increase in the Arctic, NBC News reported.
The United States has only two fully functioning icebreakers in its fleet — and only one capable of heavy-duty work, the White House said. By comparison, Russia has 40 in its fleet and 11 more planned or being built.
Obama will also call for stepping up American scientific research in the Arctic "to increase our understanding of this vital region."
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The family of Kate Steinle, who was fatally shot when she was walking along a San Francisco pier in July, plans to file a lawsuit against San Francisco Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi, Immigration and Customs Enforcement and The Bureau of Land Management holding them responsible for her death. Authorities say Mexican national Francisco Sanchez, an undocumented immigrant who had been arrested and deported previously, shot Steinle in July while she was walking on the Embarcadero with her father. Her death sparked a national debate about San Francisco's controversial sanctuary city policy, which offers special protection for undocumented immigrants. The Steine family — which includes Kate's parents Jim Steinle and Liz Sullivan and her brother Brad — will be announcing the lawsuit at a press conference on the steps of the San Francisco City Hall Tuesday.
A flood has swept through a private zoo in Russia's Far East, trapping 14 brown bears and a lion in their half-submerged cages. Video broadcast on Russian state television showed the bears standing on their hind legs and clinging to the bars with their front paws to keep their heads above the muddy water.
A baby girl was successfully delivered in the backseat of an Uber car parked at the mouth of the Lincoln Tunnel, officials say. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the tunnel, says the birthing process began around 5:15 p.m. Monday while the baby's 32-year-old mother was riding in the ride-hailing company's car. The driver flagged down two Port Authority officers, telling them he had woman in labor who "couldn't wait."
Saturday, August 8 at 7 p.m., NBC10 presents The People’s Pope — an insider’s look into the story behind how Jorge Bergoglio, a boy who came from humble beginnings in Buenos Aires, Argentina, became Pope Francis.
Officials have confirmed six people have been injured a building collapse at Bryant University in Smithfield, Rhode Island. Police say they received a call from the fire department at around 8:20 a.m. Tuesday with a report of a collapse. A person who answered the phone at the Smithfield Fire Department says there is a "confirmed building collapse" but he has no other information immediately available.
President Barack Obama is upping his social media game. POTUS made his very first post on Instagram last night while traveling to Alaska.
Officials are investigating four separate shootings at cars over three days along I-10 in Arizona, NBC News reported. It was not immediately clear if the incidents were related.
Multiple rounds were fired in all of the incidents, according to NBC station KPNX. Investigators believe the shooter was also in a vehicle traveling on I-10, KPNX reported.
The shooting occurred on Saturday just after 11 a.m. local time when a sport utility vehicle was fired upon and struck, according to a statement from the Arizona Department of Public Safety. A teen girl riding in the passenger seat was treated on the scene for a cut to her right ear.
Minutes later, according to officials, a bus traveling in the opposite direction was hit by a bullet. There were no injuries. The third shooting was later that night and on Monday a bullet hit a work truck en route to a work site.
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Hillary Rodham Clinton and her aides at the State Department were acutely aware of the need to protect sensitive information when discussing international affairs over email and other forms of unsecure electronic communication, according to the latest batch of messages released by the agency from Clinton's tenure as secretary of state.
The State Department made public roughly 7,121 pages of Clinton's emails late Monday night, including 125 emails that were censored prior to their release because they contain information now deemed classified. The vast majority concerned mundane matters of daily life at any workplace: phone messages, relays of schedules, forwards of news articles and tracking down gefilte fish's.
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer says she's pregnant with identical twins.
Mayer says on a posting on her blog that she and her husband are expecting the twin girls in December.
"I have some exciting news to share - I'm pregnant!" she says on her Tumblr posting Monday night.
She says that she will take some limited time away but work during the pregnancy as she did with her son's birth three years ago.
Members of a recreational soccer league were removed from a cross-country flight Monday and arrested on suspicion of federal charges, according to authorities and friends of the mens who were detained.
A dozen members of the San Diego Chaldean Soccer League were flying Southwest Airlines to Chicago’s Midway Airport for a tournament, friends tell NBC 7 in San Diego.
A "level one threat" was declared onboard Flight 1522.
More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found. The findings by the University of Michigan researchers for the annual "Monitoring the Future" study suggest that teenagers and young adults have absorbed public health warnings about the dangers of cigarettes but increasingly regard marijuana as benign or carrying few risks, according to lead investigator Lloyd Johnston said.
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U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at Port Everglades arrested a man from the Bahamas for allegedly smuggling cocaine taped to his ankles and in his luggage. Agents said the man was arriving on a cruise ferry from the Bahamas on Aug. 13. During an inspection, CBP officers noticed the man nervously moving items around in his luggage as they asked him questions. Upon further inspection of the luggage, officers discovered two brick-shaped packages which revealed a white, powdery substance that tested positive for cocaine.
Two day care teachers on Long Island were arrested after investigators say they force-fed, pushed and slammed children onto the floor, according to authorities.
Kathleen Culver, 33, of Southampton, and Sarah M. Dawber, 23, of Mastic Beach, were arrested Friday after an investigation into allegations of abuse at Side by Side Day Care in Southampton, police said.
The women, who worked in the infant room at the day care, are accused of roughly handling children ranging in age from 4 months old to 18 months old.
One 18-month-old child vomited from the alleged force-feeding, police said. No other injuries have been reported.