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Crates and carriers can enhance pet safety in the event of a vehicle crash, but not all devices are created equally.
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Lawyers for convicted spy Jonathan Pollard say the U.S. has granted his parole and he will be released in November. Pollard, sentenced to life in prison, has served 30 years for spying for Israel.
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Wildlife officials on Tuesday accused an American tourist of killing Cecil, one of the oldest and most famous lions in Zimbabwe, without a permit after paying $50,000 to two people who lured the beast to its death, Reuters and NBC News reported
The lion was lured out of Hwange National Park using a bait and was shot by the Walter James Palmer with a crossbow, Johnny Rodrigues, chairman of Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told reporters.
Rodrigues said Palmer paid Zimbabwean hunter Theo Bronkhorst and Honest Ndlovu, a private game park owner, to lure the 13-year-old Cecil. Bronkhorst and Ndlovu will face poaching charges on Wednesday in Hwange for the killing of the lion on July 1, Rodriguez said.
Palmer told NBC News he had the correct permits, worked with local guides, and had no reason to question the legitimacy of the hunt until after it was over.
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Two young boys are undergoing treatment for severe sunburns after their day care left them outside all day with little or no sunscreen, their mother said.
Seven-year-old Connor and 5-year-old Trae are currently in a hospital in Galveston, Texas, after suffering second and third-degree burns, NBC affiliate KJRH reported.
Their mother, Shaunna Oxford, said her sons complained of burns after she picked them up from the Happiness is a Learning Center day care in Vinita, Oklahoma, on Friday. She said the boys were taken to a splash pad by the day care and left to play outside with little to no sunscreen all day. WARNING: Images shown in the video are graphic.
The NYPD says internal affairs detectives are investigating after video was posted online showing officers appear to punch a man as they pinned him down inside a Target in Brooklyn over the weekend. The 14-minute video, posted to YouTube on Sunday, shows several officers crowding around a man later identified as Alando Brissett inside the department store in Flatbush. One officer can be seen putting his knee into Brissett's head, and he and at least one other cop then begin punching him. As the 25-year-old Brissett is struck, several customers can be heard yelling, “Don’t hit him!” while others walk toward the cops.
The crash of a Virgin Galactic spaceship last year was caused by a catastrophic structural failure triggered when the co-pilot unlocked the craft's braking system early, according to federal safety investigators. The National Transportation Safety Board began its hearing Tuesday on what caused the spaceship to break apart over the Mojave Desert during a test flight 10 months ago. The accident killed the co-pilot and seriously injured the pilot, who told investigators he was thrown clear of the disintegrating aircraft in mid-air and was not aware that the breaking system had been prematurely unlocked. The test flights about 90 miles north of Los Angeles were part of a plan to fly tourists to the edge of space. Virgin Galactic, owned by billionaire Richard Branson, has been proceeding with its plans for space flight and is now building another craft.
A New York prison employee has pleaded guilty to helping two killers escape last month.
Joyce Mitchell, a tailor shop instructor at Clinton Correctional Facility, was jailed shortly after Richard Matt and David Sweat escaped on June 6. Matt was shot and killed three weeks later. Sweat was captured and sent to another prison.
Mitchell admitted providing hacksaw blades, chisels, a punch tool and a screwdriver to Matt. Authorities say she agreed to be their getaway driver but backed out at the last moment.
Austin Lorber and his fishing partner David Le were on kayaks about a mile and a half off of La Jolla in Southern California. David threw out a mackerel and felt something take the bait. “As soon as he hooked up we noticed a fish jump way out of the water, probably five or six feet,” Lorber said. “I looked back thinking it was a dorado because those are typically what will jump like that that we get around here. And then … I saw a shark. Makos around here are the only ones that will jump like that.” The mako, typically an open-water swimmer, likely followed the abundance of bait and game fish in San Diego waters close to shore. A GoPro camera captured the big reel.
Republican lawmakers in the House grilled Secretary of State John Kerry and other Obama administration officials on the Iran nuclear deal on Tuesday.
In tense exchanges Kerry, Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz and Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew vigorously defended the historic accord between Iran and six world powers aimed at curbing Tehran's nuclear program.
Kerry urged lawmakers to support the deal saying that "walking away" would the wrong message to the international community.
"If we walk away, we walk away alone. Our partners are not going to be with us," Kerry said. "Instead they will walk away from the tough multilateral sanctions that brought Iran to the negotiating table in the first place. And we will have squandered the best chance that we have to solve this problem through peaceful means."
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George Washington University will no longer require that students submit their ACT or SAT scores for most freshman admissions.
Dean of Admissions Karen Stroud Felton said in a statement Monday that university administrators were concerned that below-average test scores were leading some otherwise strong students to not apply to the school.
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The father of Colorado theater shooter James Holmes said he didn't know his son suffered from mental illness until he killed 12 people at a Batman movie.
Could President Barack Obama win a third term in office? He's convinced that he could, but would really rather not.
Obama used his own history of electoral success to rib African leaders who overstay their welcomes by refusing to leave office after their terms expire. In his speech Tuesday at the African Union headquarters, he conceded unfamiliarity with that concept because as a second-term U.S. president, he's constitutionally barred from running again.
"I actually think I'm a pretty good president," Obama said. "I think if I ran, I could win. But I can't!"
That's just fine with the president. Obama said he's looking forward to leaving behind the trappings of office, including his presidential security detail, and having more flexibility to do things like travel to Africa after he leaves the White House. He said although he's still relatively young, he knows a new president with new insights will be good for the U.S.
A 20-year-old woman and her 11-month-old son were kidnapped and held captive for five days while the woman was allegedly tortured by the baby's father and grandmother after the mother and child went to their Long Island apartment for a visit, authorities say.
A company that ships to specialty grocers nationwide is issuing a recall of its caramel popcorn because it contains butter, a milk product that wasn't declared on the packaging and can cause severe reactions in people who are allergic or have sensitivities to the ingredient.
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, who is being treated for cancer, shared a photo of his new bald head on Facebook on Tuesday, donning a pair of dark shades and a big grin. "It looks like there is another white dome in the Annapolis State House!" he posted on Facebook. "Thanks to my treatments, I'm sporting a new aerodynamic look." Hogan wrote that he's saving time by not having to wash or comb his hair, and he no longer needs to shave his face. "The First Lady says I'm still sexy," he wrote. "I may be losing hair follicles, but I'm winning the battle as we kill cancer cells like crazy. So yes - the new look is a bit of a shock at first, but to me, bald is beautiful!"