<![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-usTue, 23 May 2017 05:00:31 -0700Tue, 23 May 2017 05:00:31 -0700NBC Owned Television Stations<![CDATA['Appalling': Celebs, Leaders React to Manchester Attack]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 01:27:53 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/190*120/AP_171428369026881.jpg

After a deadly explosion at a concert at Manchester Arena in England Monday night, famous figures took to social media to share their feelings. 

The explosion occurred toward the end of an Ariana Grande concert. The singer tweeted that she is "broken" from the tragedy. 

British Prime Minister Theresa May said the government was working to establish "the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack." She said in a statement her thoughts were with the victims and the families of those affected.

President Donald Trump, during a visit to Bethlehem, condemned the "evil losers" behind the attack. He said it preyed on "innocent children" and that the "wicked ideology must be obliterated."

Trump said, "civilized nations must join together to protect human life." He also called May to offer his condolences, according to press secretary Sean Spicer.

If the incident is confirmed as a terrorist attack, it would be the most deadly in Britain since the 2005 London subway bombings.

See what more public figures and politicians had to say on Twitter.

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<![CDATA[Trump Asked Intel Officials to Push Back on Russia Probe]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 18:29:50 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/rogers-461191572.jpg

President Trump asked two top U.S. intelligence officials in March to help him push back against an FBI investigation into possible coordination between the Russian government and his campaign team, a former senior intelligence official confirmed to NBC News.

According to the official, Trump asked both the director of national intelligence, Daniel Coats, and Adm. Michael S. Rogers, the director of the National Security Agency, to publicly deny the existence of any evidence of collusion during the 2016 election.

Coats and Rogers both deemed the requests to be inappropriate and did not comply, according to officials cited by The Washington Post, which first reported on the president's request.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence declined to comment. The NSA did not respond to a request for comment.

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<![CDATA[Explosion at Ariana Grande Concert at Manchester Arena]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 02:42:24 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/170522-manchester-ac-732p.jpgAt least 22 people including children were killed and more than 50 injured in a suspected suicide bombing at Manchester Arena at the end of an Ariana Grande concert on May 22, 2017, British police said.

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<![CDATA[What Is Red Nose Day?]]>Thu, 18 May 2017 07:53:01 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+RED+NOSE+DAY+THUMB.jpg

May 25th is Red Nose Day, which helps children living in poverty, and has attracted some big names to the cause. This year, the charity is debuting a long-awaited sequel to a beloved movie to help raise money. Go to www.rednoseday.org to learn how you can help.

<![CDATA[Trump: 'Evil Losers' Behind UK Concert Bombing]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 03:42:04 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Trump_Comments_Manchester_Attack_1200x675_951119939682.jpg

President Donald Trump condemned the person or people who carried out a bombing that left more than 20 people dead at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England.

<![CDATA[Three More Join Discrimination Lawsuit Against Fox News]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 22:36:44 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/fox-news-sign.jpg

Three more people came forward Monday with claims of discrimination at Fox News, including a woman who says she was harassed and threatened by a former radio news anchor, NBC News reported.

Kathleen Lee, a Fox News Radio shift editor, said in the lawsuit filed in New York State Supreme Court that former anchor Ron Flatter tormented her during a broadcast on 9/11. Lee, who lost cousins in the attack, alleged that Flatter "repeatedly talked about death" and "continuously looked over to (her) to make sure she heard," according to the documents.

Lee said she was told to "deal with it" when she complained about Flatter. She added that it was only after Flatter "physically threatened" her a second time that Fox told Flatter "to cease working."

This brings the total number of former Fox News employees who have accused the network of discrimination to 23, according to the attorney representing them.

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<![CDATA[Trump's First International Trip as President: Israel]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 12:56:11 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-686719896.jpgPresident Donald Trump made his first international trip since becoming president, at the end of May 2017. The trip includes visits to Saudi Arabia, Israel, the Vatican in Italy and Belgium. Take a look at the trip's highlights.

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<![CDATA[Witnesses Describe Chaos After Manchester Arena Explosion]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 19:05:10 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/AP_17142838240585.jpg

A suspected suicide blast during an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester left witnesses stunned Monday night.

Ivo Delgado, who attended the show at Manchester Arena, told NBC News a loud bang occurred after the event had ended and he was waiting in line to leave. Delgado said he then saw smoke, people lying on the floor and someone with a bloody face.

"People started screaming and going to the other side of the arena," he added.

"It was chaotic," attendee Catherine Macfarlane said. "Everybody was running and screaming and just trying to get out."

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<![CDATA[Timeline: Recent Deadly Terror Attacks in Europe]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 02:31:23 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/170522-manchester-ac-732p.jpg

A suspected suicide bomber killed at least 22 people and injured more than 50 others during an Ariana Grande concert held at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England, on May 22, 2017.

The attack at the crowded concert is just the latest bloodshed in Europe, which has been beset by deadly assaults everywhere from major transportation hubs to France's national football stadium.

Here are some of the most recent major attacks:

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<![CDATA[Passenger Appeared Intoxicated: FBI]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 19:37:05 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/aa+hawaii+disturbance.jpg

A 25-year-old passenger seated near the back of an airplane wrapped a blanket around his head, picked up his laptop and started walking to the front of American Airlines Flight 31 from Los Angeles to Honolulu on Friday.

Flight attendants were frightened. Laptops, they had recently learned, posed a new threat because they could contain explosives undetected by airport screening.

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After pushing a drink cart into the man's path, a flight attendant told the man, "You are not coming in here."

Then, to nearby passengers, she asked, "Can somebody please help? Can somebody please help?"

These were the tense moments as Anil Uskanli, a Turkish national, was talking to himself, banging on a restroom wall and allegedly trying to walk toward the front of the plane before he was escorted back to his seat by an off-duty law enforcement agent.

The details about the flight and allegations against Uskanli are contained in a federal felony complaint filed Saturday in Hawaii and obtained by NBC affiliate KHNL.

It's the first glimpse of what happened aboard the flight.

The flight, with 181 passengers and six crew members aboard, landed safely and nobody was hurt. But it was likely scary, especially as terrorism fears were raised last week with the possible laptop threat.

The flight took off from LAX Friday morning, where the suspect boarded after entering a restricted area and being declared under the influence, but not above the legal limit to be arrested.

Flight attendants escorted him onto the flight in a wheelchair, documents said. He carried only a phone, his laptop and charger and did not have a carry-on bag or checked luggage, court documents said.

Once in the air, fellow passengers and flight attendants said he was exhibiting strange behavior: talking to himself, repeatedly moving his laptop from the seat back to under the seat, and yelling and pounding on the walls in the restroom.

Flight attendants reported his behavior to the captain, who implemented emergency measures, flying to 5,000 feet, alerting security on the ground, and calling in fighter jets to escort the flight to its destination, the documents said.

Flight attendants, trained in handling possible explosives on a plane, "barricaded" the laptop with flight crew bags at the back of the plane, according to court documents.

Once it landed, the plane was parked at a remote location of the airport while police, the FBI, the bomb squad and police dogs swept the plane and screened the laptop for explosives. The device turned out to be harmless, documents show.

When asked if he ever had "terroristic thoughts," Uskanli told an FBI agent, "We all have those ideas," court documents said.

When asked again, "he made a gun shape with his fingers and pretended to shoot me," FBI Special Agent Danielle Desanctis said in her affidavit in support of the criminal the complaint. "He then did a gesture simulating a chopping motion toward my neck."

Uskanli, who faces charges of interfering with flight crew members, spoke with a Turkish interpreter before a brief court hearing Monday, where a judge ordered that he undergo a mental competency evaluation, according to The Associated Press.

Federal Public Defender Peter Wolff said he requested the evaluation partly because of the actions described in the criminal complaint. The Bureau of Prisons will determine where he will go for the evaluation, the AP said.

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<![CDATA[Trump Versus the World: An Overview]]>Tue, 02 May 2017 04:03:08 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/GettyImages-654571120.jpg

Since taking office in January, President Donald Trump's administration has been associated with one foreign country in particular, Russia. U.S. intelligence officials say President Vladimir Putin ordered a campaign to influence the U.S. presidential election, to denigrate Hillary Clinton and then to help Trump's chances. Trump denies any wrongdoing, while the FBI and Congress investigate his administration's contacts with Russia.

Meanwhile Trump has flirted with upending U.S. foreign policy, threatening to declare China a currency manipulator and to pull out of NAFTA, for example, questioning the one-China policy under which the United States recognizes China and not Taiwan and backing off a U.S. commitment to the two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict. In the end, though, Trump has often reverted to traditional policies. His supporters say he is scrutinizing foreign agreements with the goal of benefitting Americans, but critics say the uncertainty is unsettling to allies and unproductive.

Here are some of the more significant interactions between the Trump administration and world leaders over international issues.

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<![CDATA[Unwelcome Selfie, Melania Hand Slap: Trump Arrives in Israel]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 10:20:30 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/trump-selfie.jpg

The red carpet moments on the tarmac kept coming.

President Donald Trump had a bumpy landing in Israel on Monday with a series of apparent faux pas, from the first lady slapping away his hand to a lawmaker whipping out a cell phone to take a selfie with him.

Trump arrived in Tel Aviv for a two-day visit to Israel and the Palestinian territories and as he tried to take his wife’s hand on a red carpet on the tarmac at Ben-Gurion International Airport, the first lady appeared to push it back. It was unclear what prompted the videotaped moment. 

Oren Hazan, a politician in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Likud party did take his hand in what The Associated Press described as a characteristically aggressive handshake, then took out his a cell phone for a selfie. Netanyahu tried to swat Hazan’s arm away, unsuccessfully, and Likud politicians later said that not only was Hazan not invited to the ceremony but that he had caused “a great embarrassment” to the prime minister.

Education Minister Naftali Bennett used the welcome ceremony to press Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. Trump, who had promised during the campaign to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem but has since backed away from the pledge, told Bennett, “That’s a good one,” according to the AP.

Boarding the Marine One helicopter for Jerusalem, Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, was caught on microphone commiserating about media coverage.

“The majority of people in Israel, unlike the media, they love us, so we tell them how you are great, and they love you,” she said, the Washington Post reported.

“We have something very much in common,” Trump replied.

“Very much in common,” said Sara Netanyahu, who has come under media attention as the subject of official investigation over her spending on the couple’s private home.

Trump soon found himself defending an Oval Office meeting on May 10 when he disclosed classified information about an Islamic State threat to the Russian former minister and ambassador to the United States. The information came from Israel, according to officials.

“I never mentioned the word or the name Israel,” he said.

But he never was accused of naming Israel, just of revealing enough details that could lead others to that realization.

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<![CDATA[Couple: Bible Note Is Signed by Serial Killer H.H. Holmes]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 12:37:30 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/HH+Holmes+Letter+Inscription+_23687101.jpg

A New Jersey couple is speaking out after they say they found a handwritten note signed by America’s first serial killer inside a family Bible.

Claire Fanelle told NBC10 she was cleaning out her mother’s old books when she stumbled upon a well-worn Bible.

“The Bible was in a box I was going through,” she said. “We just assumed that it was an interesting Bible.”

As Fanelle’s son read the newspapers stuffed inside, she came across an inscription. It was a note signed with the distinctive signature of notorious serial killer H.H. Holmes, a man who admitted to killing at least 27 people in the 19th century but then changed the number of victims to two.

“And the two of us look at each other like, ‘This is weird,’” Fanelle said.

Fanelle had watched NBC10’s recent report on the family members of Holmes who had exhumed his body at the Yeadon cemetery. They’re trying to verify family lore that Holmes somehow swindled out of his own execution at the Moyamensing Prison in South Philadelphia.

The Bible Fanelle found belonged to the first cousin of her great grandfather, Father Patrick J. Dailey, a Catholic priest at the turn of the century.

Church records indicate Dailey worked at the Annunciation of the Blessed Virgin Mary church around the corner from the site of the old prison. Fanelle believes Father Dailey ministered to inmates awaiting execution, including Holmes.

“When he came to walk him to the gallows he probably handed him the Bible back with that inscription in it,” Fanelle said.

That inscription, written in the heavy lettering of Holmes, may provide new clues about him. 

“It says, ‘Dear Father Dailey, I must write and make you know the kind feelings I have for you,’” Claire's husband Larry Fanelle said.

The middle of the note is indecipherable. It then concludes with, “I need your prayers after my death. With all of my heart – HH Holmes, May 7. 1896.”

May 7, 1896 was the day of Holmes’ execution.

Holmes is best known for his “Murder Castle” in Chicago. He built the hotel equipped with secret rooms, chambers and a spot dissections in the basement. With visitors from around the globe visiting the city’s World’s Fair in 1893, Holmes’ unwitting guests checked in but some never left. 

It’s believed Holmes sold his victims’ bodies, organs and bones. According to Rider University Professor Joe Wojie the going rate was about $8 to $10 a body.

Holmes' story was portrayed in the 2003 book "The Devil in the White City" by Erik Larson.

While Holmes was widely regarded as remorseless, the Fanelle family believes the handwritten letter reveals something unexpected.

“That letter kind of turns around and says, ‘Wait a minute. At the 11th hour he was remorseful,’” Larry Fanelle said. “And he asked for forgiveness.”

Filmmaker and Holmes expert John Borowski told the NBC10 Investigators he’s confident that the inscription was written by Holmes.

“This artifact is definitely an important true crime artifact,” Borowski said.

Borowski doubts Holmes was truly reformed however.

“At that point, on the day of your execution, isn’t it a little too late to ask for forgiveness or your soul to be reprieved from eternal damnation when you’ve basically killed men, women and children?” Borowski asked.

The Fanelles are left with an unexpected artifact from one of the country’s most famous mysteries and a sense that Father Dailey situated them on the right side of history.

“I’ll say I’m glad I’m related on this side,” Claire Fanelle said. “Rather than on the other side.”

<![CDATA[Donald Trump Through the Years]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:14 -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[Recycled Airbag Danger]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 18:00:42 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/DIT+AIRBAG+SAFETY+THUMB.jpg

More than 750,000 airbags are replaced each year, and some airbags that have been recalled are making their way back into cars. Here is what you need to know and how to protect yourself.

<![CDATA[The 'Greatest Show on Earth' Says Goodbye]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 14:35:44 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/ringlingbrothersclosing.jpg

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus that has wowed crowds for 146 years with its "Greatest Show on Earth" is taking its final bow on Sunday.

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<![CDATA[OJ Simpson Getting Another Parole Hearing in July]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 13:27:40 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/simpson-junta-revision.jpg

OJ Simpson is getting another chance at parole in July, according to documents from the Nevada Department of Corrections.

The actual parole hearing date in connection with his 2008 conviction for armed robbery in Nevada will not be set until mid-June.

Simpson's jail record lists him as inmate No. 1027820 at Nevada's Lovelock Correctional Center. It indicates no prior felonies and describes Simpson as a 69-year-old male, black, 6-foot-2 and 235 pounds with a medium build.

But this inmate's rap sheet is only a small part of his story. For that, start with the alias listed on his jail record: Juice.

O.J. Simpson has spent nearly nine years at Lovelock, a medium-level correctional facility about 450 miles north of Las Vegas, where the former NFL and USC great participated in a strong-arm hotel heist that landed him in prison 14 years after he was acquitted of murder in the deaths of ex-wife Nicole Brown and her friend Ron Goldman.

He was found liable for their killings in a 1997 civil case.

Simpson was convicted in 2008 after the botched attempt to retrieve sports memorabilia at The Palace Station Casino hotel off The Strip. A 33-year prison sentence for the heist was handed down 13 years to the day he was acquitted in the Brown and Goldman slayings.

Simpson was denied parole in July 2013 and 2014.

Hearings in Nevada are usually conducted between the parole panel and inmate via video conference. Inmates can choose to speak at the hearing or have a representative speak for them.

The hearings are typically held three months before the parole eligibility date. Simpson's parole eligibility date is listed as October 2017 on the department's Parole Eligibility Report.

Results are made public on the 14th day of the month following the hearing.

The board's options include granting release on parole, denying parole and considering parole at a later date, according to Thomas Patton, former chair of the Nevada Board of Parole Commissioners. They also could deny parole and require Simpson to serve out his sentence.

During the 2013 hearing, he was granted parole on some of the charges stemming from the Las Vegas hotel holdup. Simpson has expressed regret and told panel members that he's tried to be a model inmate. 

As for the memorabilia, a judge ordered in 2009 that several items be returned to Simpson. Other items were given to an attorney for the Goldman estate for auction.

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<![CDATA[Man With Prosthetic Leg Asked to Give Up Exit Row Seat]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 23:59:53 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/240*120/5-21-17_Asiana_Prosthetic.jpg

A San Francisco man with a prosthetic leg claims he was discriminated against after an Asiana Airlines representative asked him to vacate his exit row seat.

Tim Seward, a self-described professional skateboarder and action sports enthusiast who leads a "highly active" lifestyle, was traveling from China to South Korea Sunday and bought a seat in the exit row near the front of the plane. But he was asked to move to a new seat because, as the representative said he "cannot prove [Seward's] leg is functional."

"It's not safe," a flight representative told Seward. "You're not a normal person. It's for the safety of the passengers."

Before the incident, a female flight attendant checked to see if Seward, who said he paid extra money for the seat, was willing to help the crew in the event of an emergency. Seward said yes. But moments later, an airline representative arrived and demanded Seward move. 

He pulled out his phone and began filming the incident. A back-and-forth conversation about the airline's policies and Seward's abilities ensued before the San Francisco man was escorted to a new seat.

"So the company told you to move a disabled person because in this seat, according to your policy, you do not allow a disabled person to sit in this seat, because I wear a prosthetic leg," Seward can be heard telling the representative.

The representative tells Seward to run and jump to prove his physical capabilities.

"Oh my god," Seward said in response. "But if you're asking me to move, that proves I can move, right? I don't need a wheelchair to move to another seat, right? Your reasoning doesn't make much sense."

NBC Bay Area has reached out to Asiana Airlines to comment about the incident and clarify the airline's exit row policies.

Once he found his new spot, Seward said he was questioned by other passengers as to why he eventually folded to the airline's request. Seward said he didn't want to end to up in jail.

Since losing his leg to cancer at the age of 11, Seward claims he hasn't had any trouble while sitting in a plane's exit row. The "pretty embarassing" episode with Asiana was a surprise.

"For anyone to judge me based on my prosthetic alone is absolutely insane," he said.

Seward admitted that a deeper issue lies with the treatment of disabled people.

"I'm not really that upset with the airline," he said. "I feel more disgusted in people that are not aware of this kind of discrimination and not understanding that this is pure discrimination against someone that is disabled."

The 10-to-15 minute incident caused the flight to be delayed roughly one hour, according to Seward. He said he wasn't refunded for changing his seat.

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<![CDATA[Top News: Blast Kills More Than a Dozen in Manchester]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 04:37:19 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/180*120/GettyImages-686973322-sm.jpgView daily updates on the best photos in domestic and foreign news.

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<![CDATA[Man Not Guilty of Oral Sex Murder]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 16:44:41 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/051917+Richard+Henry+Patterson.jpg

A jury found a South Florida man not guilty Monday of second-degree murder after he said his girlfriend accidentally died during oral sex.

Richard Henry Patterson, 64, was facing a second-degree murder charge in the October 2015 death of 60-year-old Francisca Marquinez in Margate. 

Closing arguments were delivered Monday morning, and the jury began deliberations in the afternoon before delivering the not guilty verdict a few hours later.

Defense attorney Kenneth Padowitz said prosecutors failed to make their case.

"Cause of death undetermined, manner of death undetermined. This is the foundation of their case," Padowitz said.

The defense rested their case Friday afternoon, but not before bringing former Broward County medical examiner Dr. Ronald Wright to the stand. Dr. Wright's testimony focused on whether someone could die of asphyxiation during oral sex, as Patterson claims.

Before the trial began earlier this week, Patterson's attorney filed a motion to have the jury be allowed to view his client's genitalia. The motion said it was "essential" for the jury to see Patterson's genitalia to understand the defense in the case.

The motion was never granted.

The defense also argued a motion to acquit Patterson Friday, saying there wasn't enough evidence to prove a crime was committed, but the judge disagreed.

Police said the body of Marquinez was found in her home at the Royal Park Gardens Condominiums in the 6700 block of Royal Palm Boulevard on Oct. 28, 2015. Patterson, Marquinez's boyfriend of four months, lived in the same complex.

"This was a terrible tragedy that happened to this lady that my client was very much in love with," Padowitz said. "Right now Mr. Patterson is just very happy that justice has been done and that he can go home with his grandchildren and he's looking forward to doing that right now."

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<![CDATA[Accused 'Fake Doctor' Gets Prison for Unrelated Fraud Case]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 15:15:11 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/Malachi+Alexander+Love-Robinson.jpg

The Florida man accused of practicing medicine as a fake doctor when he was a teen was sentenced to a year in prison Monday for making false statements when trying to buy a Jaguar, court documents show.

Malachi Love-Robinson of West Palm Beach was arrested in September after investigators in Virginia said he lied in an effort to obtain credit when trying to purchase the luxury car. He pleaded guilty to charges of making a false statement to obtain credit.

A Virginia Judge sentenced Love-Robinson to one year in prison with nine years suspended, according to the Stafford County Clerk’s Office.

Authorities said Love-Robinson filled out an online credit application and used the name of a female as a co-signer on the form.

Police said dealership employees became suspicious after some things Love-Robinson allegedly said at the time. The employees were concerned Love-Robinson may have been trying to defraud the female co-signer, who he claimed was his mother. The dealership said they would call Love-Robinson when his credit was approved. They called him to tell him he was approved, and when he returned to the dealership, sheriff's deputies were waiting for him. After determining Love-Robinson appeared to be making false statements, deputies arrested him.

Love-Robinson, now 20, made headlines as a teenager after he was caught practicing medicine — complete with an office, lab coat and stethoscope — without a license in Palm Beach County.

At the time of his arrest in Virginia, Love-Robinson was out on bond, and he is still facing charges for the Palm Beach County case.

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<![CDATA[Royal Family Photos: Pippa Middleton's Wedding]]>Sun, 21 May 2017 05:43:07 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/168*120/AP_17140463869244.jpgA look through the years at the royal family.

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<![CDATA[DOJ Narrows Possible Sanctions for Sanctuary Cities]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 14:08:06 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/AGjeffsessions_1200x675.jpg

Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Monday that local governments refusing to cooperate in deporting convicted criminals risk losing their Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security grant money, NBC News reported.

Sessions issued a memo in response to an executive order issued by President Trump in late January directing the attorney general and the secretary of Homeland Security to ensure that sanctuary cities will not be eligible to receive federal funds.

A federal judge last month issued a nationwide injunction on enforcing that part of the executive order after San Francisco said it could lose all its federal grant money.

But in his memo, Sessions said the order "will be applied solely to federal grants administered by the Department of Justice or the Department of Homeland Security, and not to other sources of federal funding." 

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<![CDATA[Netanyahu, Trump Speak in Israel About Regional Stability]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 13:26:09 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/TrumpNetanyahu_16465883_1-149548261825500001.jpg

U.S. President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu discussed the strength of the U.S.-Israel relationship, the international nuclear deal with Iran and Middle Eastern stability at a joint press conference in Israel on May 22, 2017.

<![CDATA[Researchers Discover 40 More Genes for Intelligence ]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 13:30:11 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/brain_1200x675.jpg

Researchers found 40 new genes linked with intelligence Monday in study, but they say their finding doesn't show any clear genetic pattern for intelligence, NBC News reported. 

Instead, it shows that intelligence is possibly even more complex than anyone thought, and not easily explained. And it means specially designed smart babies are not in anyone's near future.

The study pointed to 52 genes that influence intelligence, some of them previously identified. Yet they account for less than 5 percent of the variation in human intelligence, the research team reports in the journal Nature Genetics.

Many of the genes have other known roles as well, although most are involved in brain development, the international team of researchers found.

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<![CDATA[Donald Trump's Presidency in Photos]]>Mon, 22 May 2017 13:02:55 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/dgaf-2.jpgTake a look at significant events from President Donald Trump's time in office, including the signing of the travel ban, Neil Gorsuch's appointment to the Supreme Court, the launch of 59 missiles at Syria's government-held Shayrat Airfiled and more.

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<![CDATA[South African Game Hunter Dies After Elephant Falls on Him]]>Tue, 23 May 2017 02:19:36 -0700http://media.nbcsandiego.com/images/213*120/171398699.jpg

A well-known big game hunter died after an elephant ravaged by gunshots collapsed on him on Friday.

South African hunter Theunis Botha, 51, "unknowingly" came across a herd of breeding elephants near the Hwange National Park in Zimbabwe, park spokesman Simukai Nyasha told the Associated Press.

The group with Botha spooked the herd and three elephants immediately charged at them, so Botha opened fire on the animals, according to South Africa's News24.

A fourth stormed at the group from the side, lifting Botha up with its trunk. Someone fired shots at the elephant, causing the animal to collapse and crush Botha to death, NBC News reported.

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