A woman says she found the head of what appeared to be a small reptile in her salad when she ordered lunch from a restaurant food chain in Manhattan Tuesday. Robin Sandusky, a theatrical coordinator, said...
A woman says she found the head of what appeared to be a small reptile in her salad when she ordered lunch from a restaurant food chain in Manhattan Tuesday. Robin Sandusky, a theatrical coordinator, said she ordered a kale salad from a Guy & Gallard store in Chelsea for delivery to her workplace. She began eating the salad when she spotted what she thought was a pea. "I turned it over, and I could see its eye," she told NBC 4 New York. Sandusky called the store and asked for a refund. She said she declined the store's offer for a replacement salad. The delivery worker retrieved the salad and refunded Sandusky, the store manager at the Seventh Avenue location confirmed. The manager, who only gave his last name as Alan, said he apologized but couldn't confirm that a dead animal part was in the food.
Facebook’s headquarters was locked down late Tuesday after authorities received a threat against the company, according to NBC News. Police officers surrounded the social media company's Menlo Park campus in northern California, closing its entrance with tape, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Employees were ordered to stay put as the area was searched, the paper reported. The threat was originally called into the San Francisco Police Department around 7 p.m. local time (4 p.m.ET) and then passed to Menlo Park police, Cmdr. Dave Bertini told The Associated Press. "At this point, we're not even sure the call was meant to be for the Menlo Park campus," Bertini told the Mercury News. The threat was later found to be not credible, police said.
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On Tuesday, the FBI announced a billboard campaign the agency hopes will lead to the capture of a man wanted in a trio of bombings a decade ago in Northern California -- two at a biotechnology company...
On Tuesday, the FBI announced a billboard campaign the agency hopes will lead to the capture of a man wanted in a trio of bombings a decade ago in Northern California -- two at a biotechnology company and another at a nutritional products firm. Images of Daniel Andreas San Diego -– who in 2009 became the first suspected domestic terrorist added to the Bureau’s “Most Wanted” Terrorist List -- will be shown on electronic billboards in California, Florida, Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Washington, as well as along the U.S.-Canada border on the East and West Coasts. The billboards will describe the crimes, note the reward of “up to $250,000,” and ask anyone with information to call: 1-800-CALL-FBI. The FBI says similar campaigns in the past led to the arrests of James “Whitey” Bulger, then No. 1 on the “Most Wanted” list after Navy Seals killed Osama bin Laden.
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Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving. Though the technology is still being tested, the day it rolls out into broad public use can now be...
Sooner or later, consumers will be able to buy cars that rely on computers — not the owner — to do the driving. Though the technology is still being tested, the day it rolls out into broad public use can now be measured in years, not decades. With that timeframe in mind, California's Department of Motor Vehicles on Tuesday began puzzling through how to regulate the vehicles that haven't been fully developed yet. Among the complex questions officials wanted to unravel: How will the state know the cars are safe? Does a driver even need to be behind the wheel? Once the stuff of science fiction, driverless cars could be commercially available by decade's end. Under a California law passed in 2012, the DMV must decide by the end of this year how to integrate the cars — often called autonomous vehicles — onto public roads.
Think winter is finished? Think again. Forecasters say a storm that has already hit parts of the northern Rockies with snow will move into the Midwest and into the Northeast late Tuesday. The east will feel the chill early Wednesday, with up to 8 inches of the white stuff expected to fall on Chicago and the Great Lakes. Maine and Kentucky are also going to be hit, as well as some big cities in the Northeast that will experience heavy rain, according to forecasters. The National Weather Service has enacted winter storm warnings from northern Illinois to northern Maine. Snow totals could exceed 2 feet in northern New England through Thursday.
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Two of the key figures in the bridge lane closure scandal that has engulfed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration were in court Tuesday arguing that they shouldn't have to turn over text messages...
Two of the key figures in the bridge lane closure scandal that has engulfed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's administration were in court Tuesday arguing that they shouldn't have to turn over text messages and other personal communications to a panel of lawmakers investigating the closures. Bridget Kelly, Christie's former deputy chief of staff, and Bill Stepien, his former two-time campaign manager, insist that by complying with the subpoenas they would risk self-incrimination — something they say the Fifth Amendment prevents them from doing. On Tuesday, though, the judge didn't decide the matter after three hours of arguments and didn't give a timeline for when she might. Kelly famously sent the "Time for some traffic problems in Fort Lee" email that appeared to set in motion a scheme to trigger a traffic nightmare in the town as political retribution.
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign'' with a convicted donor nicknamed...
District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray pressed ahead Tuesday with his re-election bid but acknowledged he took a political hit from allegations that he led a "shadow campaign'' with a convicted donor nicknamed "Uncle Earl.'' With the Democratic primary just three weeks away, Gray is trying to convince voters in the nation's capital that he didn't do anything wrong during his campaign in 2010 and that he is still the best choice to lead the city. The mayor used his State of the District speech Tuesday night to reiterate that message, receiving a partial standing ovation from a crowd of a few hundred supporters in a middle school auditorium as he told them, "I didn't break the law.'' Gray asked residents to look at his "clean and unblemished'' record of public service, saying it doesn't make sense that he'd turn on that record.
A Long Island hospital says some patients may be at risk of exposure to hepatitis B, hepatitis C and HIV after authorities found that an insulin pen may have been used with more than one patient. South Nassau Community Hospital says the risk of infection is extremely low but is nevertheless recommending that patients get tested. The hospital has sent letters to over 4,000 patients, according to Newsday. It is offering free blood testing services and has set up a toll-free hotline that patients can call to schedule a blood test. Newsday reports that no one was observed reusing the insulin pen reservoir but a nurse was heard saying it was all right to do so.
CIA Director John Brennan denied that the agency spied on Senate Intelligence Committee computers to foil an investigation into illegal detention and interrogations under the Bush administration. "The CIA was no way way spying on [the committee] or the Senate," he said. Brennan made the comments during a discussion with NBC News' Andrea Mitchell on Tuesday at the Council on Foreign Relations. The denial came after Senate Intelligence Committee head Dianne Feinstein accused the CIA of searching the panel's computers — a possibly illegal act in violation of the Constitution. "The CIA just went and searched the committee's computers," said Feinstein, calling the matter a "defining moment."
The wife of convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky said that she is “not a weak spouse,” and is convinced that the former former Penn State assistant football coach “did not do the horrible crimes that...
The wife of convicted child sex abuser Jerry Sandusky said that she is "not a weak spouse" and is convinced that the former former Penn State assistant football coach "did not do the horrible crimes that he's convicted of." Dottie Sandusky tearfully defended her husband in her first-ever television interview, telling the "Today" show's Matt Lauer that she was always taught, and taught her kids, to be truthful. Asked what changes she has seen in her husband since his incarceration, she recalled that a friend had written to ask what he most took for granted. "And he said family meals, fun time with the grandkids playing ball (and) doing special things with friends," she said. Jerry Sandusky was sentenced in 2012 to 30 to 60 years in prison after being convicted of sexually abusing boys over a 15-year period. His wife's full "Today" interview airs Wednesday.
An Oregon family says they're not ready to give up on their pet cat, even after it attacked their baby and forced the family to take cover in a bedroom. The 4-year-old cat, a 22-pound part-Himalayan named...
An Oregon family says they're not ready to give up on their pet cat, even after it attacked their baby and forced the family to take cover in a bedroom. The 4-year-old cat, a 22-pound part-Himalayan named Lux, might look harmless, but its owners say it has a "history" of violent behavior. Emergency dispatchers in Portland sent officers to contain the cat after receiving the family’s frantic 911 call. When police got there, the family was too afraid to come out of the bedroom to let them in. Officers eventually got inside and were able to snare Lux and put him behind bars -- in a crate. The family says that even though Lux is just a cat, they were genuinely scared. "He started hissing and -- just rarrrr, like yowls, not like a meow, but yowls,” said Teresa Barker, the cat’s co-owner. “He was really like crazy." Click through to read some of the family's 911 call. Read »
The Newtown, Conn. police officer who hasn't returned to work since the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School because of post-traumatic stress disorder wants lawmakers to expand the state's worker's compensation bill so that it covers his condition. Thomas Bean, who responded to the mass shooting that left 20 children and six educators dead at the school, said he has been plagued by depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts since and can't go back to work in law enforcement. He is now getting about half his pay through Newtown's long-term disability insurance, but his policy is due to end in the middle of next year. But a bill that's before a state legislative panel would provide worker's comp coverage to state or municipal employees who are diagnosed with PTSD after witnessing a traumatic event in connection with their job.
A San Jose police officer has been charged with raping a hotel maid whom authorities say he was tasked with helping after she had fled a fight with her drunken husband. San Jose police said that Officer Geoffrey...
A San Jose police officer has been charged with raping a hotel maid whom authorities say he was tasked with helping after she had fled a fight with her drunken husband. San Jose police said that Officer Geoffrey Evatt Graves, 38, was arrested on Monday of one count of felony sexual assault following a five-month investigation. The Santa Clara County District Attorney, however, ended up filing one count of forcible rape. Graves posted $100,000 bail, and will not be formally arraigned until March 24. If he is convicted of the charge, he could face a maximum of eight years in prison and have to register as a sex offender, according to court documents filed in Santa Clara County Superior Court. A judge may decide at a probable cause hearing to force him to take an HIV test.
NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden called Calif. Sen. Dianne Feinstein a hypocrite Tuesday for complaining about alleged CIA snooping of Senate Intelligence Committee computers, NBC News reported. Snowden's comments came just a day after he spoke at the South by Southwest festival in Texas. Feinstein, who heads the Senate Intelligence Committee, said Tuesday that the CIA had spied on the committee's computers and that the agency's searches were possibly illegal and in violation of the Fourth Amendment. Speaking of Feinstein, Snowden said, “It's equally if not more concerning that we're seeing another 'Merkel Effect,' where an elected official does not care at all that the rights of millions of ordinary citizens are violated by our spies, but suddenly it's a scandal when a politician finds out the same thing happens to them." Feinstein actively criticized Snowden after he released thousands of classified documents revealing the National Security Agency's global surveillance programs.
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