Under pressure to account for money he claimed to raise for veterans, an angry and irritated Donald Trump listed charities Tuesday he says have now received millions of dollars from a fundraiser he held in January.
Trump, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee, told reporters at a testy news conference in New York that the fundraiser, held at the same time as a Fox News GOP debate he was boycotting, raised $5.6 million. He previously had declined to disclose which charities had received the funds, and his campaign has gone back and forth about how much was raised.
"The money's all been sent," Trump said at a press conference at Trump Tower Tuesday morning, where he lashed out at the press for making the money an issue.
Trump went on to list the organizations that received checks from him and how much money he said each received.
NBC News has confirmed at least 27 charities received those donations, totaling $3,820,000 in confirmed contributions
The zoo where a gorilla was shot and killed over the weekend after a 3-year-old boy entered its exhibit has had problems in the past, according to a federal report and an animal protection watchdog group.
Cincinnati Zoo director Thane Maynard said the facility remains safe for its 1.6 million annual visitors but a review is underway to determine if any improvements can be made.
According to reports viewed by The Associated Press, a federal inspector previously warned that the public could have been "at great risk" in March if two polar bears that escaped a behind-the-scenes holding area had gained outside access.
Federal reports show the zoo's Gorilla World exhibit was inspected in April and no violations were found.
"The Shield" actor Michael Jace was found guilty of second-degree murder on Tuesday in the 2014 shooting death of his wife.
Jace was initially charged with first-degree murder in the death of his wife April at the couple's home in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Los Angeles. He played a police officer on the TV series "The Shield."
Jace acknowledged he shot and killed his wife on May 19, 2014. He waited for police after calling 911 and gave a lengthy interview to detectives in which he told them he wanted to inflict pain on April Jace and planned to shoot her in the leg with her father's revolver.
The State Department on Tuesday issued a travel warning for Americans visiting Europe about the risk of terror attacks this summer, NBC News reported.
"The large number of tourists visiting Europe in the summer months will present greater targets for terrorists planning attacks in public locations, especially at large events," the State Department said in a travel advisory.
The advisory pointed to two events in particular — the Catholic Church's World Youth Day in late July in Poland and the European Soccer Championship, which France will host from June 10-July 10 — as potential targets.
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The World Health Organization updated its recommendations Tuesday on pregnancy, sex and the risk of Zika virus. WHO now agrees with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which suggests waiting eight weeks after any possible exposure to Zika to have unprotected sex.
Zika's steady spread across Latin America and Pacific island nations — and its inevitable arrival in parts of the continental U.S. — has many people worried. The biggest concerns about Zika are around how the virus can be transmitted. So far, the evidence points to male semen as the source of transmission. The virus is mostly carried by the Aedes mosquitoes, but there are several clear examples now of sexual transmission, NBC News reported.
At this point it is not clear if a woman is able to pass the virus to a male partner. For women wanting to have children in the future, there is no evidence that if they are infected now, the virus will cause birth defects later.
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Someone altered three Texas Department of Transportation electronic road signs over the holiday weekend and made their political preferences known to the world.
The portable signs — which typically display messages like "Exit Closed" or "Lanes Shift Ahead" — read "Bernie for President" and "Donald Trump Is a Shape-Shifting Lizard" during the morning commute Tuesday. Workers with TxDOT began turning the signs off shortly before 6 a.m.
According to TxDOT spokesman Ryan LaFontaine, who is concerned about the hacker's "boldness," the signs cannot be altered remotely and must be changed manually at the control panels.
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Survivors' accounts now indicate the dangerous Mediterranean Sea crossing from Libya to Italy claimed at least 880 lives in the last week as unseaworthy, overcrowded smuggling boats capsized and sank under the weight of their human cargo, the U.N. refugee agency said Tuesday.
The deadliest known tally in over a year could foreshadow disasters ahead in the next few months during the region's traditional summer-fall spike in human trafficking as the weather and water grow warmer.
UNHCR spokesman William Spindler said this year is proving to be "particularly deadly" on the Mediterranean, with some 2,510 lives lost compared to 1,855 in the same span a year ago.
A record-setting college swimmer drowned during a lifeguard fitness test on Cape Cod over Memorial Day weekend, authorities said.
Jack Jakubek, 22, of Newburgh, New York, was reported missing shortly before 9 a.m. Saturday at Pilgrim Lake, a pond in Orleans, Massachusetts, according to state police and fire officials.
Rescue divers pulled him, unconscious, from the water. His fellow lifeguards tried to revive him, but Jakubek was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at Cape Cod Hospital.
Jakubek had recently graduated from the State University of New York-Cortland and was a record-setting member of the swim team. He was set to serve as an assistant coach next season while pursuing his master's degree, school officials said.
A professional surfer who lost her arm in a shark attack 13 years ago blew away the competition in an impressive performance in Fiji over the weekend, NBC's "Today" reports.
Bethany Hamilton, 26, was an underdog in the World Surf League’s Fiji Women’s Pro, where she went up against a six-time world champion and the world's top-ranked female surfer.
Hamilton stunned spectators to clinch a third-place finish, reaching the semifinals in Tavarua, Fiji. She lost Monday to Johanne Defay of France but still topped her previous career-high finish of ninth in a WLS event.
Hamilton lost her arm when she was attacked by a shark while surfing in Hawaii at the age of 13.
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A shark tore a 29-year-old surfer's leg off Tuesday at an Australian west coast beach, officials said.
The man was attacked at Falcon Beach, a popular surfing spot in the town of Mandurah, south of Perth city, emergency services said.
Royal Perth Hospital chief executive Margaret Sturdy said he would be flown 45 miles to the hospital's trauma center once his condition had been stabilized by medical staff in Mandurah.
Life guards had tweeted earlier Tuesday that a 11-foot white shark had been seen off a nearby beach on Tuesday morning.
California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Tuesday that he plans to support former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton next week in the state's presidential primary election.
Brown said a vote for the Democratic front-runner is the "only path forward to win the presidency and stop the dangerous candidacy of Donald Trump." Brown made the announcement Tuesday morning in a post on his website titled, "An Open Letter to California Democrats and Independents."
Brown said he is "impressed" with Clinton's rival, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, but called on Democrats to unite around Clinton.