A powerful winter storm was was barreling east Sunday after wreaking havoc in western parts of the the country, with one emergency official calling it a "historic ice event," NBC News reported. The storm that started in Washington state pounded Texas on Saturday causing event cancellations and power outages. Four hundred flights remained grounded Sunday at Dallas Fort Worth International airport, according to airport officials. Just as Texas started to emerge from the stom, the Midwest and Northeast plunged into bitter cold. In Chicago, people started flooding into warming centers Saturday night as wind chills dropped below zero. Residents in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. and Baltimore were warned to be careful on the roads, as they could expect their first major snow accumulation of the season Sunday night, according to The Weather Channel.
South African of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as the "Father of the Nation" and as a global beacon of integrity, rectitude and reconciliation, NBC...
South African of all colors and creeds remembered Nelson Mandela in a day of prayers on Sunday, holding him up as the "Father of the Nation" and as a global beacon of integrity, rectitude and reconciliation, NBC News reported. Mandela, South Africa's first black president who steered his nation out of apartheid died late on Thursday at the age of 95. The day of prayers begins an official program of mourning
that includes a memorial service in a Johannesburg stadium on Tuesday. Mandela's body will lie in state at the Union Buildings, the seat of government in Pretoria, from Wednesday to Friday, followed by a state funeral next Sunday at Mandela's Eastern Cape ancestral home of Qunu - expected to be one of the biggest gatherings of world leaders in modern history. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama, accompanied by Former President George W. Bush and his wife, will travel to South Africa for the services.
A chain reaction crash involving "about 50 cars" has shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to state police. It is the largest among many crashes reported across the region today as drivers and...
A chain reaction crash involving "about 50 cars" has shut down the Pennsylvania Turnpike, according to state police. It is the largest among many crashes reported across the region today as drivers and road crews were caught off-guard by the intensity of the snowfall.
The Eastbound side of the turnpike was shut from Downingtown to Morgantown.
Hazardous conditions caused multiple fender-benders which also shut portions of I-95 in Philadelphia today as well as the Platt Bridge which is a major artery to and from Philadelphia International Airport. All planes at PHL were grounded until at least 4 p.m.
Road conditions were treacherous, despite PennDOT's preparations, which began on Saturday.
Ukrainian protesters topple a statue of Soviet state founder Vladimir Lenin in Kiev on Sunday, in the latest wave of protests against President Viktor Yanukovich and his plans for closer ties with Russia, Reuters reported. The statue's felling - a symbolic rejection of Moscow's power - came after opposition leaders told hundreds of thousands of demonstrators to keep up pressure on Yanukovich to overthrown his government. A Reuters reporter at the scene witnessed the protesters beating the statue with hammers after using ropes and metal bars to bring it down. The demonstrators are furious with the Yanukovich government for its decision to reject a landmark pact with the European Union in favor of a trade deal with Moscow, Ukraine's Soviet-era overlord. Yanukovich's move provoked the biggest street protests since the 2004-5 Orange Revolution.
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Eleven more whales that are believed to be from a pod that was left stranded in shallow waters of Everglades National Park last week were found dead in the lower Florida Keys Sunday, officials said. The whales were spotted around 1 p.m. on Snipe Point about six miles north of Sugarloaf Key by Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission officers, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration spokeswoman Blair Mase said.
Mase said crews were heading out to Snipe Point Sunday afternoon to survey the area and would return Monday to try to determine the cause of the deaths. Earlier, officials said crews were standing down in their search for the pilot whales after aerial surveys of the area where the whales had been spotted turned up nothing Saturday. A total of 51 whales were discovered stranded Tuesday by fishing guides near Highland Beach, which is the western boundary of Everglades National Park in Monroe County on the Gulf coast.
Thousands of fans and car enthusiasts are continuing to pour in Sunday near the crash site of Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas as they remember the pair in an unofficial memorial rally and car cruise,...
Thousands of fans and car enthusiasts are continuing to pour in Sunday near the crash site of Paul Walker and friend Roger Rodas as they remember the pair in an unofficial memorial rally and car cruise, and officials say traffic around the area is being affected.
Fans going to the memorial are urged to plan ahead as the gathering is causing traffic to back up for miles, according to a Tweet by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.
At about 1:30 p.m., thousands of people were holding silent prayers, writing notes of remembrance on a banner and watching and taking photos as cars drove around the loop where Walker and Rodas died.
A Facebook page for the memorial, “Paul Walker/Roger Rodas Memorial Meet (SoCal),” listed more than 7,000 people who said they planned to attend Sunday afternoon in the Rye Canyon Loop of Santa Clarita. People were already gathering at the site Saturday night.
The life of South African anti-apartheid crusader and democracy icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, was one marked by scores of extraordinary moments. From his earliest involvement in...
The life of South African anti-apartheid crusader and democracy icon Nelson Mandela, who died Thursday at the age of 95, was one marked by scores of extraordinary moments. From his earliest involvement in the black liberation movement via the African National Congress, through his decades in prison and to his successes toppling apartheid in South Africa and leading it as president, here are six such moments. In August 1952, he co-founded the country's first black law practice and organized a campaign of peaceful resistance to apartheid laws — but a March 21, 1960, massacre of protesters would later move him to abandon nonviolence in favor of armed struggle. Four years later, while on trial for treason, he would famously declare that democracy was "an ideal for which I am prepared to die." Almost three decades later, his release from prison would set in place an end to apartheid. Click through for more key moments in Mandela's life. Read »
"The pillar of our family is gone, just as he was away during that 27 painful years of imprisonment, but in our hearts and souls he will always be with us."
— Nelson Mandela's family said Saturday in...
An auction of 25 Native American ceremonial masks, headdresses and other items, including an altar once owned by the late actor Vincent Price, will proceed in Paris despite attempts by the United States...
An auction of 25 Native American ceremonial masks, headdresses and other items, including an altar once owned by the late actor Vincent Price, will proceed in Paris despite attempts by the United States and opponents to halt the public sale, NBC News reported. A judge in Paris ruled Tuesday that the sale of the items, which originate from the Hopi and San Carlos Apache nations, did not violate French law. In a last-ditch effort to halt the auction, U.S. diplomat Mark Taplin sent a letter Saturday to Paris auction house EVE requesting that the auction be postponed until the "provenance" of the sacred artifacts could be evaluated and possibly repatriated back to the tribes.
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The New Jersey waitress whose story was questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip is now out of a job. The Gallop Asian Bistro said Saturday that Dayna Morales will no longer be...
The New Jersey waitress whose story was questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip is now out of a job. The Gallop Asian Bistro said Saturday that Dayna Morales will no longer be working there. On its Facebook page, the restaurant said it was a "joint decision" with Morales that she move on. Last month, Morales posted a photo on Facebook showing the bill with a line through the tip area. The photo of the receipt showed someone had written, "I'm sorry but I cannot tip because I do not agree with your lifestyle." But days later, a New Jersey couple came forward to NBC 4 New York, claiming the receipt was theirs and that they had left a tip and did not write a note, suggesting it was used for a hoax. The handwriting, they said, was not theirs, and they also supplied what they said was a credit card statement showing they were charged for the total plus the $18 tip.
An Olympic gold medal won by Jesse Owens at the 1936 Berlin Games has sold for a record $1.4 million in an online auction, The Associated Press reported. SCP Auctions says an anonymous bidder paid $1,466,574, the highest price for a piece of Olympic memorabilia. The online auction ended Sunday. Owens won gold in the 100- and 200-meters, 400 relay and long jump at the games attended by Adolph Hitler, who used the Olympics to showcase his ideas of Aryan supremacy.
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, leaving 5,700 dead and more than 1,700 missing, signs of progress in hard-hit Tacloban are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and...
One month since Typhoon Haiyan slammed into the Philippines, leaving 5,700 dead and more than 1,700 missing, signs of progress in hard-hit Tacloban are mixed with reminders of the scale of the disaster and the challenges ahead: Bodies are still being uncovered from beneath the debris, The Associated Press reported. Tens of thousands are living amid the ruins of their former lives, underneath shelters made from scavenged materials and handouts. City administrator Tecson Lim says a sense of "normalcy" has returned and has begun talking of a silver lining: "The opportunity to transform our city into a global city, a city that is climate change resilient and that can perhaps be a model." Rebuilding will take at least three years, and success will depend on good governance and access to funds. The Philippines is currently posting impressive economic growth, but corruption is endemic and the country remains desperately poor, with millions living in slums.
U.N. inspectors arrived at Iran's controversial heavy-water reactor Sunday, following up on an initial offer by Tehran to open its disputed nuclear program to greater scrutiny, Reuters reported. It was the first time in more than two years that the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) had been allowed to visit the Arak heavy water production plant, which is designed to supply a research reactor under construction nearby. The inspection is part of a deal between the IAEA and Tehran, separate from the November 24 interim nuclear accord reached between Iran and the so-called P5+1 in Geneva. Iran's heavy water work remains a big concern for the West because it could be used in the process of making a nuclear bomb. Tehran argues that its program is for peaceful means only.
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Police are investigating after three women were found dead in a Manchester, Conn., apartment Saturday night. According to authorities, officers responded to a report of multiple gunshots. When police arrived, they were met by the suspect outside the apartment building in the parking lot. The suspect, a male, was armed with a handgun and was carrying a 13-month-old child. After a brief confrontation with officers, the suspect placed the child on the ground and shot himself. The 13-month old child was unharmed. Following the confrontation, police began checking the apartment complex. They located three females deceased from apparent gunshot wounds. The identities of the victims is being withheld at this time.