The Facts Behind DNC Staffer Seth Rich’s Death

NBC Nightly News’ Pete Williams explains the facts around the killing of DNC staffer Seth Rich. … [Read more...]

In jest, Pope Francis asks Melania Trump if she feeds pastries to the president

In a nod to the first lady’s native country, the pope asked Melania Trump if she gives the president a food called potica. … [Read more...]

Richard Collins III: Father of black student murdered in suspected hate crime accepts his son’s degree

In an emotional ceremony at Maryland's Bowie State University, Richard Collins Jr was cheered as he took the podium. "I really have not tried to process motive or intentions behind this yet," he told NBC News before the ceremony. Police have charged 22-year-old Sean Urbanski with his murder. … [Read more...]

Quit your job and get paid to cuddle cats all day

Imagine a world where you could spend your days cuddling adorable fluffy kittens. A Dublin-based veterinary clinic is making that dream a reality as they're advertising a "cat cuddler" role. It sounds like the best job in the world.  SEE ALSO: Stop working like a sucker and get paid to build Lego models instead Just Cats veterinary clinic in Clonsilla, Dublin, is looking for a … [Read more...]

Duterte Prefers Trump Over Obama, Proves Call Transcript

The leaked transcript of the call between President Donald Trump and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte makes it clear that he favors the current POTUS much more than former President Barack Obama. … [Read more...]

After Maryland student's speech, mockery and anger in China

When Chinese student Yang Shuping described how she ditched her five pollution masks upon discovering the "oddly luxurious" air of the United States, she drew a fierce online backlash, indignant newspaper columns and even a rebuttal from her hometown. On Wednesday, the official Xinhua news agency's English-language Twitter account broadcast a live-stream from Kunming, with two reporters … [Read more...]

Everest climber accused of 'illegal' Tibet-Nepal traverse

A Polish climber who claims to have traversed from Tibet to Nepal at the summit of Mount Everest may have crossed "illegally", authorities in Nepal said Wednesday. Janusz Adam Adamski posted on Facebook on Sunday that he had summited the world's highest peak via the northern route in Tibet before descending on the southern side into Nepal. "Janusz made it to the top of Mt Everest from the north … [Read more...]

Overturned tanker causes massive fire in California

A tanker truck driver was killed when his truck ran off Highway 99, overturned and exploded into flames in Atwater, California, authorities said. … [Read more...]

Samsung investigating Galaxy S8 'iris hack'

Samsung Electronics is investigating claims by a German hacking group that it fooled the iris recognition system of the new flagship Galaxy S8 device, the firm said Wednesday. The launch of the Galaxy S8 was a key step for the world's largest smartphone maker as it sought to move on from last year's humiliating withdrawal of the fire-prone Galaxy Note 7s, which hammered the firm's once-stellar … [Read more...]

Landslide on California highway part of $1 billion in damage

A massive landslide that went into the Pacific Ocean is the latest natural disaster to hit a California community that relies heavily on an iconic coastal highway and tourism to survive, and it adds to a record $1 billion in highway damage from one of the state's wettest winters in decades. … [Read more...]

5 killed, 286 held in Bahrain raid on Shiite cleric's town

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Bahrain police raided a town Tuesday that is home to a prominent Shiite cleric facing possible deportation, arresting 286 people in an assault in which officers fired tear gas and shotguns at protesters. At least five demonstrators were killed and others wounded. … [Read more...]

Fourth-Grade Teacher Pleads Guilty to Kissing Boy, 10, on the Lips for Gummy Bears

Surveillance footage captured the entire interaction. … [Read more...]

The Latest: Acquitted Tulsa cop receiving back pay

TULSA, Okla. (AP) — The Latest on a white Tulsa police officer who was acquitted of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man (all times local): … [Read more...]

House OKs revamp of VA appeals in bid to cut claims backlog

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House easily approved legislation Tuesday to cut the time it takes for the Department of Veterans Affairs to handle appeals from veterans unhappy with their disability payouts, an effort to reduce a rapidly growing claims backlog without adding billions in government costs. … [Read more...]

Trump proposes deep U.S. spending cuts in Mexico, Central America

By Gabriel Stargardter MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday proposed drastically slashing U.S. foreign aid spending in Mexico and Central America, which are struggling with drug violence, graft and poverty that prompts many from the troubled region to migrate north. Trump's austere 2018 budget proposal, which seeks to trim $3.6 trillion from government spending over the next … [Read more...]

CBO score could roil Senate health care negotiations

The Congressional Budget Office will release its prediction of the effects of the House-passed health care overhaul Wednesday afternoon, potentially stirring up more dissent among Senate Republicans who have spent much of this month attempting to hash out their own health care deal. The CBO will likely deliver a similar verdict for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) as it did for an earlier … [Read more...]

Suicidal Man 'Unintentionally' Kills Girlfriend With Bullet That First Went Through His Own Head: Cops

Victor Sibson survived the suicide attempt and was charged with second degree murder on Friday. … [Read more...]

Teen Girl Throws Herself In River For 'Blue Whale' Suicide Challenge

The girl reportedly jumped into a turbulent river to complete a suicide challenge referred to “Blue Whale.” … [Read more...]