<![CDATA[NBC 7 San Diego - National & International News]]>Copyright 2017http://www.nbcsandiego.com/news/national-internationalhttp://media.nbcnewyork.com/designimages/KNSD+RSS+Feed+logo+blue.pngNBC 7 San Diegohttp://www.nbcsandiego.comen-usMon, 27 Mar 2017 08:07:42 -0700Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:07:42 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA[Kushner to Appear Before Senate Intel Committee on Russia]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:25:04 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/633191576-Jared-Kushner-advisor-Donald-Trump.jpg

The Senate Intelligence Committee plans to question Jared Kushner, a key adviser to President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, two sources confirmed to NBC News Monday.

Kushner will be interviewed as part of an ongoing Senate inquiry into possible ties between associates of Trump and Russian operatives.

Trump spokeswoman Hope Hicks told NBC that Kushner, who is married to Trump's eldest daughter, Ivanka, volunteered to talk to the Senate committee.

"He doesn't have anything to hide," she said.

During the presidential transition, Kushner acted as a liaison between foreign governments and Trump officials. It is not unusual for presidential transitions to meet with foreign officials.

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<![CDATA[Four-Alarm Fire Breaks Out in Oakland, 7 People Rescued]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:06:13 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3-27-17_Oakland_Fire.jpg

A massive blaze ignited inside a multi-unit housing structure in Oakland Monday morning, forcing firefighters to rescue seven people while battling heavy flames and thick smoke.

Three people suffered injuries and at least one possible person who firefighters could not reach may have died, fire officials said.   

The four-alarm blaze, which was reported around 6 a.m. at 2551 San Pablo Ave., triggered "multiple rescues," fire officials said. Heavy flames and smoke could be seen spewing from the building.

A total of seven people were pulled from the burning building, which is believed to house roughly 50 to 60 people, according to Oakland Fire Department Battalion Chief Eric Logan. 

Firefighters reported seeing a potential person on the third floor of the building, but they were unable to reach the person due to heavy flames and smoke, Logan said.

Firefighters were quickly pulled from the structure for safety concerns, forcing them to battle the flames from the ground and via extended ladders, according to fire officials.

Roughly one hour after the blaze ignited, crews appeared to be gain an upper hand in the fight. Large clusters of flames were replaced by billowing plumes of white smoke. Firefighters also managed to contain the flames to the structure involved.

Residents inside the building told NBC Bay Area that the fire may have been caused by a burning candle.

Monday's blaze comes roughly four months after the devasting Oakland warehouse fire that claimed the lives of 36 people.

Further information was unavailable at the time.

Stay tuned for details.

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<![CDATA[Dow Takes Dip as Optimism on Trump Agenda Diminishes]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:12:58 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/wallstreetGettyImages-521353416.jpg

United States markets opened down sharply on Monday, as enthusiasm about President Donald Trump's agenda dwindled, CNBC reported.

The Dow Jones industrial average fell more than 150 points at the open; Goldman Sachs contributed the most losses. The S&P 500 and Nasdaq each fell about 1 percent.

Monday brought the first opening bell since the Trump administration suffered a body-blow in the form of a dropped House bill to replace the Affordable Care Act that did not have enough support to pass. It was seen as crucial for a deregulating White House agenda that had stocks rallying significantly since the election.

"I am really disappointed that the ACA is not going to change for the better (for now) and am really [mad] that tax reform now may get all chopped up with potentially only modest changes," said Peter Boockvar, chief market analyst at The Lindsey Group, in a note.

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<![CDATA[Top News: Displaced Somalis Face Drought, Russians Protest]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:47:34 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/AP_17085562370554-sm.jpgView daily updates on the best photos in domestic and foreign news.

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<![CDATA[Rogue East Cleveland Cops Framed Dozens of Drug Suspects]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:44:08 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/170327-east-cleveland-cr-0502-new_56331a14ff2820e78090270bd8aba5ba.nbcnews-fp-1200-800.jpg

Three police officers are in prison after robbing and framing drug suspects in East Cleveland, Ohio, but authorities are still unwinding the damage this rogue street-crimes unit brought, NBC News reported.

They were busted after raiding the home of a Cleveland drug dealer and saying in a search warrant that an informant had recently bought crack cocaine there. But the man had surveillance cameras that proved the officers were lying, which the FBI used to uncover a scandal that has led to 22 drug cases being dismissed — so far.

"I always took it on the chin when I got arrested for something I know I did. But when a cop lies to get you in prison, that's a different story," said Kenneth Blackshaw, one of the people who had a conviction overturned.

The Cleveland-area victims are among thousands of people cleared in group exonerations involving police graft in the last three decades nationwide, from California to Texas to New Jersey.

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<![CDATA[Video Reveals Voice of Girl Allegedly Kidnapped by Teacher]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 17:44:41 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/214*120/elizabeth-thomas-tad-cummins.jpg

Video of 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas who authorities believe was kidnapped by a former teacher was published Sunday in a new effort to help find the Tennessee girl.

The roughly one-minute video, which was posted by Wayne County Now, includes the first published recording of Elizabeth's voice since she vanished on March 13 with her former forensics teacher, Tad Cummins, 50.

"Please share this video in hopes that someone recognizes her voice," said a statement included with the video, which was provided by Elizabeth's family. "Appearances can be altered but voices are indistinguishable."

A spokesman for the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, which is leading the search for Elizabeth, told NBC News that it appeared that Cummins was grooming Elizabeth before the abduction.

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<![CDATA[Trump's Son-in-Law to Lead New Office for Federal Overhaul]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 07:30:48 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AP_17023542554197.jpg

President Donald Trump plans to debut a new office Monday to streamline and overhaul the federal government, and he intends to name his son-in-law and senior advisor Jared Kushner as its head, the White House told NBC News Sunday night.

"All Americans, regardless of their political views, can recognize that government stagnation has hindered our ability to properly function, often creating widespread congestion and leading to cost overruns and delays," Trump said in a statement.

"I promised the American people I would produce results, and apply my 'ahead of schedule, under budget' mentality to the government," he said.

The office was announced a day before a Kushner representative confirmed he volunteered to be interviewed by a Senate inquiry into possible ties between the Trump administration and Russia.

Plans for the office, to be named the White House Office of American Innovation, were first reported Sunday by the Washington Post.

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<![CDATA[Al Roker Kicks Off Rokerthon 3 With Human Lightning]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:15:59 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rockerthon-oklahoma-inline-today-170327-01_a5676bc86cd53c750c1427efee804778.today-inline-large.jpg

Al Roker is on his next record-setting weather-related binge.

The "Today" show weatherman went for two Guinness world records Monday as part of Rokerthon 3, which sees him visiting five college campuses in five days in honor of March Madness.

At the University of Oklahoma, Roker started of with a try. at the largest human image of a cloud and a lightning bolt, and that was just his first record attempt.

His goal with the week-long Rokerthon 3 — which follows a 34-hour-straight weather forecast and a 50-state meteorology jaunt — is to help each student body hit the record books, the "Today" show reports.

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<![CDATA[Protesters Rallied Against Government Across Russia]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:11:28 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/protests6.jpg

In Moscow, St. Petersburg and other Russian cities on Sunday, people took to the streets to speak out against corruption and President Vladimir Putin in one of the largest protests in years. The actions were spurred by opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who was arrested in Moscow and will face 15 days in jail for resisting police.

<![CDATA[Donald Trump Through the Years]]>Fri, 24 Mar 2017 09:34:36 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trumpthumb.jpgWhat Donald Trump's presidency will look like is unclear to many observers. He has not previously worked in politics, and has made contradictory statements on policy issues in several areas during his campaign. Despite the unknowns, Trump has an extensive public profile that, along with his real estate empire and the Trump brand, grew domestically and internationally over the last few decades. Here is a look at the president-elect's personal and career milestones and controversies.

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<![CDATA[Raiders Exodus? NFL Owners Mull Las Vegas Relocation Effort]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:45:21 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/las-vegas-raiders.jpg

Monday could be the day many fans of the "Silver and Black" have feared for years.

NFL owners stationed in Phoenix could vote as early as Monday to approve a relocation effort that could send the Oakland Raiders to Las Vegas.

A total of 24 out of the NFL's 32 owners must approve the request submitted by owner Mark Davis and the East Bay franchise. ESPN's Adam Shefter on Monday tweeted that it "sure sounds like the Raiders have all the votes they need to move to Las Vegas. Get used to...the Las Vegas Raiders."

The Raiders' proposal to the NFL includes a $1.7 billion stadium plan in "Sin City." A total of $750 million in public funds via a Las Vegas hotel tax along with $500 million from the team and the NFL will be used to fund the construction of the domed arena. Bank of America, the Raiders' new chief financial backer, will also contribute funds.

The fact that no physical stadium location has been officially determined and no stadium lease has been put into writing could present a few hurdles for the Raiders, but all signs point to the owners approving the relocation.

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In the days leading up to Monday's potential vote, Oakland went "all in" in hopes of enticing the franchise to stick with its original home.

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf over the weekend backed a plan to construct a new $1.3 billion home for the Raiders on 55 acres of immediately available land just south of the Coliseum.

The East Bay city would chip in $200 million to build the public infrastructure and pay for the preparation of the stadium site, according to Schaaf. Oakland's general fund would not be tappen into to pay for the build. Rather, construction will be paid off using revenue generated at the venue. Schaaf reiterated that $600 million in private funds will come from the Fortress Investment Group and NFL Hallf of Hamer and 49ers legend Ronnie Lott.

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The last-minute proposal was submitted to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week, but it appears that the effort was not enough to turn heads.

Goodell wrote a letter, which was obtained by Bay Area News Group, to Schaaf indicating that proposal "does not present a proposal that is clear and specific, actionable in a reasonable timeframe, and free of major contingencies."

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<![CDATA[Who's Who in Trump's Brain Trust]]>Fri, 24 Feb 2017 08:38:49 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/223*120/trump-cab-adv-th.jpgHere's a look at the people who are closest to Donald Trump in the White House, his advisers and his picks for the top jobs in his administration. The nominees for Cabinet positions need Senate approval.
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<![CDATA[5 Millennial Jobs That Parents Just Don't Understand]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 04:51:07 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/millennial-generic.jpg

Millennials tend to have head-scratching job titles that just don't make sense to their parents, NBC News reported.

To be an "influencer" or "app developer" is a relatively new trend that might lead some to believe their millennial friend or family member doesn't have a real job.

Take, for example, the up-and-coming position of social media manager. A social media manager is involved with managing and growing a brand's social media presence. Responsibilities usually include creating content, managing partnerships, strategizing ad campaigns and interacting with customers.

NBC News rounded up four other "millennial jobs" that it turns out are actually pretty important.

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<![CDATA[WATCH LIVE: Club Promoter Testifying in Hernandez Trial]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 08:06:09 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/177*120/aaron-hernandez-juicio-1A.jpg

A club promoter's testimony will be allowed in court on Monday in the double murder trial of Aaron Hernandez, but a judge pushed the testimony of the former NFL's older brother to Tuesday.

The ruling came before a heated exchange between Hernandez's defense attorney Ronald Sullivan, Jr. and Judge Jeffrey Locke regarding another witness, Jarelle Pierre, and fairness during the trial.

Testimony resumed Monday after a long weekend for the jury. They were given Friday off because of a sickness going around the courtroom. 

During that time, they were asked to read through some-400 text messages between Hernandez and the prosecution's star witness and Hernandez’s former best friend, Alexander Bradley. 

Bradley said he was in the driver's seat when Hernandez allegedly shot and killed Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado after one of them accidentally spilled his drink at a Boston nightclub in July 2012. 

Defense lawyers say Bradley killed the men over a drug deal. 

Although he was expected to take the stand Monday, Judge Locke announced at the beginning of court that Hernandez's older brother, Jonathan "DJ" Hernandez, will testify Tuesday as a witness for the prosecution.

Hernandez is already serving a life sentence in the 2013 fatal shooting of Odin Lloyd, a semi-professional football player who was dating the sister of Hernandez's fiancée.

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<![CDATA[Gator Gobbles Down Golf Ball at Florida Golf Course]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 06:11:48 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/WTVJ_000000028701463_1200x675_906896963966.jpg

Watch out for the gator hazard on the third hole. A golfer at Long Marsh golf course on Florida's west coast near Port Charlotte hit a ball toward a lake where an alligator was waiting on March 25. The ball struck the gator and the reptile retaliated, NBC affiliate WPTV reported.  

<![CDATA[ICE Arrests 26 Parolees Doing Community Service in Forth Worth]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 05:06:54 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/235*120/ice+arrests1.JPG

Federal immigration agents rounded up about 26 undocumented parolees as they showed up in Fort Worth Sunday morning to perform community service.

"I turn back around again and I saw the big coach bus and I said 'dude that's ICE,'" said Hector Rivera, one of the parolees on the bus.


It is believed to be one of the largest such sweeps in North Texas in recent memory and perhaps the first of undocumented immigrants who reported for court-ordered community service, like picking up trash along highways.

Those arrested were convicted of high-level misdemeanors or low-level felonies like drunk driving, theft and assault, and were released from jail by mistake, said Tarrant County Sheriff Bill Waybourn.

An NBC 5 photographer saw an ICE bus and two vans pull up to the Tarrant County Work Release site on Cold Springs Road.

Most of those arrested could be seen being frisked as they were escorted onto the bus. One man was shackled.

"They were really nervous, 'oh my God,' 'oh my kid' and everything," said Rivera. "Some were saying 'oh we got to run.'"

Rivera said the men on board were desperate to get word to their families.

"One of the guys has a pen and we started writing phone numbers, 'hey call my wife,' 'call my dad,' I said 'OK, don't worry, I'll do it.' That's the least I can do," said Rivera.

Juan Herrera's brother Jaime, who has been in the country for nearly a decade and has three U.S.-born children, was arrested Sunday while following a court order.

"It's kind of weird, because the people who don't do it, still outside and the people who try to be straight and pay all the money back and everything, that's what happened," said Herrera.

ICE spokesman Carl Rusnock confirmed the operation, but declined to immediately provide any details.

"ICE officers are conducting ongoing immigration enforcement operations in North Texas," he said in an email. "No further details are available until the conclusion of this operation. ICE routinely conducts immigration enforcement operations locally and nationwide which help improve overall public safety by removing criminal aliens from our communities."

Waybourn said his office participated in the operation at ICE's request.

"This was totally initiated by ICE," he said. "They came to us and said, 'Listen, we reviewed the list (of names) and we suspect some of them are illegal aliens.' So we said, 'Whatever you need to do.'"

Waybourn said the families of those arrested had been notified.

Those arrested were taken to an ICE facility in Dallas where they will be processed and some possibly released, he said.

Waybourn campaigned on cracking down on undocumented immigrants, especially those convicted of crimes.

Soon after he took office in January, he applied to take part in a federal program that would train jailers to enforce immigration laws.

Immigration attorney Jaime Barron says the legal outcomes for the men will vary.

"It's just going to be a mixed bag, some people probably will find relief in the immigration court and some others might be forced to be deported," Barron said.

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<![CDATA[Internet Erupts After Airline Boots Girls Wearing Leggings]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:30:41 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/united+airlines+avion.jpg

United Airlines is facing backlash from customers after two girls wearing leggings were denied entry onto a flight because a gate agent deemed their attire improper, NBC News reported.

Shannon Watts said she was waiting to board a plane to Mexico for vacation when she overheard a female gate agent deny entry to a young girl wearing gray leggings and saying, "I don't make the rules, I just enforce them."

The girl, who Watts said was about 10 or 11 years old, had a dress in her backpack to put over leggings and was eventually allowed onto the flight. Two other female passengers who did not have a change of clothes were also denied entry, she said.

Defending the decision on Twitter, United Airlines initially cited a rule in the company's contract of carriage, which states the company can refuse transport to "passengers who are barefoot or not properly clothed," adding that the girls were flying as "pass travelers," meaning they were relatives or friends of an United Airlines employee.

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<![CDATA[Heaven's Gate Mass Suicide: 20 Years Later]]>Mon, 27 Mar 2017 03:17:34 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/3-26-17-Heavens+Gate+Rancho+Santa+Fe+Home.JPG

Exactly 20 years ago Sunday, 39 people died in a mass suicide in Rancho Santa Fe, California. "Heaven’s Gate" made headlines around the world.

On March 26, 1997, a 911 call came into the San Diego Command Center.

“This is regarding a mass suicide. I can give you the address,” the caller said.

Shortly after, San Diego Sheriff’s arrived to find a grisly scene: 21 men and 18 women were found dead in the residence. They were all covered in purple blankets and all wearing the same black Nike shoes. None of the bodies had any noticeable signs of trauma. Toxicology results showed the victims had drunk a lethal cocktail of phenobarbital mixed with apple sauce and vodka.

“As they went in they kept finding more bodies and more bodies,” retired San Diego County homicide detective Chuck Curtis tells NBC 7 of the officers who discovered the scene. Curtis was the first officer to the scene. “It was an astonishing thing to them that they thought, ‘Is this ever going to end?’”

Marshall Applewhite, the leader of Heaven’s Gate, made an ominous video at the time. “They’re about to leave and they’re excited to leave," he said of his followers. Applewhite was found among the dead. 

Heaven’s Gate preached that suicide would allow the followers’ souls to be taken to Heaven by a UFO hidden behind the Hale-Bopp comet.

"Every once in a while the topic will come up in conversation," Dr. Jack Baca, pastor of a nearby church tells NBC 7.

The Heaven’s Gate mansion in Rancho Santa Fe has been demolished and even the street name has been changed.

“I’ve never seen anything like it, and haven’t seen anything like it since,” Curtis remembers.

Today, Heaven’s Gate lives on with a replica display at the San Diego Sheriff’s Museum in Old Town.

“The locals who come in remember the case,” Curtis says. “They’re all very interested in the case and sometimes express shock or sadness about how people could do this to themselves.”

"I don't know that everyone or anyone frankly ever totally heals from tragic events. There's always a scar left," Baca adds. "There's always an imprint left, and in some ways that's part of what makes us human and gives us a chance to grow."

SUICIDE PREVENTION HELP: The National Suicide Prevention Hotline (1-800-273-8255) is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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<![CDATA[1 Dead, 15 Injured in Cincinnati Nightclub Shooting: Police]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 14:41:29 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/cincinnati+shooting+326.png

Gunfire erupted inside a crowded nightclub in Cincinnati early Sunday, killing one person and wounding more than a dozen others.

Just after 1 a.m., officers responded to calls of shots fired at Cameo NightLife, located in the 4600 block of Kellogg Avenue, according to police.

Sixteen people were shot, one fatally, officials said at a news conference Sunday morning.

Authorities identified the victim who died as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. The other 15 victims were taken by ambulance or drove themselves to area hospitals with injuries ranging from minor to serious, police said.

One victim remained in "extremely critical condition," according to Cincinnati Police Chief Eliot Isaac.

Cincinnati Assistant Police Chief Paul Neudigate initially tweeted at 5:21 a.m. that only one shooter had been reported, though authorities later said they believed multiple people opened fire in what started as an argument.

“Several local men got into a dispute inside the bar and it escalated into shots being fired,” Isaac explained, adding that the club does “wand individuals and pat them down, however, what we know at this point, several firearms were able to be brought inside the bar.”

“The conflict is believed to have begun between specific groups of individuals earlier in the day, escalating to the nightclub tragedy,” the City of Cincinnati’s official account tweeted.

No one was in custody as authorities continued to investigate.

Police said there was no indication that the shooting was terrorism related, though Mayor John Cranley said that did not make the incident any less devastating.

"There is no evidence that this was a terrorist attack," Cranley said, "However, to the victims, what difference does it make?"

"This is a country where you should be able to go out and have a good time and not be in fear of getting shot," he added. "This is a tragedy that has struck other cities and now has hit Cincinnati."

Hundreds of people were in the nightclub when the shooting occurred, authorities said, many of whom fled the scene, making it difficult for investigators to identify witnesses.

"The biggest problem when you have a large crowd like this and the shots ring out, a lot of the witnesses disappear," Capt. Kim Williams said, adding that the scene became "just a lot of chaos, obviously, when shots were fired.”

"Saturday night, it is a very young crowd. We have had incidents here in the past, but this is by far the worst," she said.

Cameo's Facebook page says it caters to college students on Friday nights, when anyone over 18 is allowed in, while Saturdays are "grown and sexy night" for ages 21 and older.

Full parking lots added to the mayhem, Sgt. Eric Franz told the Cincinnati Enquirer, as first responders had problems initially reaching the victims.

Several off-duty officers were working security at the club; some performed first aid and tried to revive the person who died, police said.

Ohio Gov. John Kasich said on Twitter that he was "saddened to learn about last night's shooting" and offered assistance from the state.

Authorities asked anyone with information on the incident to contact police, while Cincinnati restaurateur Jeff Ruby offered a $10,000 reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction of the person responsible.

“We need to identify the shooter or shooters in this case,” Cranley said. “We must bring the shooters to justice.”

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<![CDATA[DC's 'A Lot More Broken' Than Trump Thought: Mulvaney]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 08:54:50 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/MickMulvaney.jpg

The unpopular health care proposal supported by President Trump and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan could not get enough Republican votes to pass through the House this week, but Mick Mulvaney, the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget on Sunday chalked it up to Washington being "broken" — and questioned the GOP's ability to govern, NBC News reported.

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<![CDATA[Police Stop Man from Raping Girl a 3rd Time: Officials]]>Sun, 26 Mar 2017 19:06:46 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/police+lights+%282%295.jpg

A New York City man is in custody after Pennsylvania state police thwarted his plan to meet and rape an 11-year-old girl for the third time in Lehigh Valley, according to investigators.

Sandro Zhinin was arrested in Hanover Township Saturday. Police say they received a tip that the 33-year-old was traveling to Pennsylvania Saturday to meet the child before taking her to a hotel. Investigators then set up surveillance at the playground and Zhinin was taken into custody once he arrived, police said.

According to police, Zhinin had executed this plan twice before.

Police say that after Zhinin connected with the girl online, he met her at a playground on March 4, drove her to a hotel and sexually assaulted her. He then sexually assaulted her again one week later on March 11, police said.

Zhinin is being held on $500,000 bond. He will be charged with rape of a child, statutory sexual assault, unlawful contact with a minor, corruption of a minor, and criminal use of a cellphone, according to state police.