Donald Trump is "a small man" for accepting $150,000 from a federal fund for small businesses hurt by the Sept. 11 attacks and should return the money or donate it to charity, a New York Democratic congressman said.
Striking Verizon employees may be back to work next week after the company and its unions reached an agreement in principle for a four-year contract.
About 39,000 landline and cable employees in nine Eastern states and Washington, D.C., have been on strike since mid-April, one of the largest strikes in the U.S. in recent years.
Verizon had trained other workers to step in but there were still delays in installations for Fios customers.
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A police officer trying to clear a tree branch from a New Jersey road was caught on his own dashcam running from a tree as it toppled into the road and knocked him to the ground.
Officer Douglas Faber broke his wrist and had to get 13 stitches after he tried to move a fallen tree branch on Greenwood Lake Turnpike in Ringwood about 5:30 a.m., according to The Bergen Record.
Footage from the officer’s dash cam shows Faber, who was working the overnight shift, walking into the road and attempting to move the large fallen branch, which was blocking about half of the roadway.
An Alabama woman standing atop a hay bale was attacked by fire ants and died of an apparent allergic reaction the day after her mother died, authorities and a relative said Friday.
A joint funeral was held Thursday in Selma for the women, 29-year-old Kalyn Rolan and 53-year-old Roberta Lynn Duke, both of Prattville.
Rolan's mother-in-law, Sheila Rolan, said she still can't believe both women died within a day of each other.
"It's something I've never had to deal with, especially attending two funerals," said Rolan.
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A New York City man has been charged with animal cruelty for dousing a kitten in motor oil and abandoning it inside a box that was tied shut in New Jersey, authorities said.
Authorities said the cat was treated at an animal hospital and will later be available for adoption.
Bergen County Animal Shelter and Adoption Center director Deborah Yankow told The Record that the kitten — nicknamed Olive Oil because of the way she was found — is doing well but is still greasy.
A GoFundMe page for Olive Oil's veterinary care has raised more than $1,785 for the kitten.
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The superbug gene found for the first time in the United States has health officials very worried, NBC News reported.
The gene, called mcr-1, was found in a woman from Pennsylvania who had a bad infection last month.
In her case, it was an E. coli bacteria. But scientists say this particular gene can turn up in any bacteria, including strains that are already hard to treat.
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A lawyer for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman said he will sue television networks if they air a new series on the imprisoned Mexican drug lord's life without paying him.
Netflix and Univision announced on May 17 that they will co-produce the drama series "El Chapo," set to air in 2017. The announcement used only the nickname "El Chapo," and said the series is "based on the life story of one of the world's most notorious criminals."
A spokesman for Univision's Fusion unit said the company had no comment on the issue. Netflix did not respond to requests for comment.
About 200 protesters gathered in Fresno, California, on Friday, where Donald Trump was set to speak ahead of the state's June 7 primary election.
The demonstrators outside Selland Arena chanted slogans such as "keep hate out of our state," but there has been none of the violence that has marked other appearances of the Republican presidential candidate.
A fence separated the protesters from the arena entrance and a police presence was visible. Trump supporters urged ticket holders not to respond to protesters as they entered the arena Friday morning.
Donald Trump is encouraging "Little Marco" to run for re-election in Florida.
After weeks of aggressive attacks and name calling during the GOP primary, Trump and Marco Rubio have called a truce, of sorts, NBC News reported.
Rubio recently came to Trump's defense on Twitter, saying the protesters at Trump's rallies are "professional" and not violent, as he claims the media puts it. And now, Trump, who once said Rubio couldn't get elected "dogcatcher" in Florida and called him "Little Marco," is urging his former rival to keep his Senate seat.
"Poll data shows that @marcorubio does by far the best in holding onto his Senate seat in Florida. Important to keep the MAJORITY. Run Marco!" Trump tweeted.
On CNN Thursday afternoon, Rubio said aid he wants "to be helpful" to the GOP presumptive nominee, and will release his delegates to vote for Trump. Rubio also said he would be willing to speak on Trump's behalf.
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Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators.
Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
They're part of a massive expansion of Takata air bag recalls announced earlier this month. Seventeen automakers are adding 35 million to 40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history.
Soldiers placed nearly a quarter of a million U.S. flags at Arlington National Cemetery Thursday as part of a Memorial Day tradition.
The event is known as "flags in.'' It marks the beginning of Memorial Day weekend activities at the cemetery.
"Every person I walk by, I like to look at their name and understand who they are where they came from," said Cpl. Jonathan Little.
For the second year in a row, a beach in Hawaii has been selected as the best beach in America by a Florida professor who's made a career ranking and studying beaches around the country.
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders will hold a rally late Friday morning in San Pedro on the sixth day of his Southland campaign ahead of California's June 7 primary election.
The rally, dubbed the "Los Angeles Harbor Unions Rally,'' will take place at the Los Angeles Maritime Museum. Doors to the free and public event will open at 8 a.m. and the program is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m.
Sanders is expected to discuss the usual themes for his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination: getting big money out of politics, making public colleges and universities tuition free, combating climate change and ensuring universal health care.
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U.S. government forecasters expect a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season, after three relatively slow years. But they also say climate conditions that influence storm development are making it difficult to predict how many hurricanes and tropical storms will arise over the next six months.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's outlook Friday called for a near-normal season with 10 to 16 named storms, with four to eight hurricanes and one to four "major" ones with winds reaching 111 mph and up.
The long-term season averages are 12 named storms, with six hurricanes and three major ones.
A New Jersey theme park said it had to shut down its newest roller coaster ahead of its official opening after riders got stuck on the ride.
The Joker, at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, underwent emergency repairs Thursday afternoon after a pair of riders got stuck, NBC’s "Today" show reported.
A spokeswoman for Six Flags told "Today" that one of the cars on the ride was rocking too much before it got stuck. The car came into the station in a reclined position.