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A 41-year-old woman who responded to a singles ad was held captive for several weeks by a man and his ex-wife — and later died at a hospital of injuries sustained while in captivity, NBC News reported.
The woman, from Lower Saxony, Germany, contacted a man "who was looking for a steady parternship" and later moved in to her assailant's house.
Once there, she was physically abused by the man and his live-in ex-wife. The suspects attempted to take their "severely battered" victim back to her apartment, but when their car broke down, they called an ambulance. She died about two hours later of "blunt force trauma to the head", German officials said.
German paper Bild reported that the victim had been kept in a cellar and labeled the incident "The Horror House of Hoexter."
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Two separate planes made emergency landings at Philadelphia International Airport on Friday morning, forcing a brief ground stop as crews worked to clear the scene.
No injuries were reported in either incident.
Piedmont Air Flight 4801 — operating for American Eagle — made an emergency landing at PHL around 8:18 a.m., the Federal Aviation Administration told NBC News.
The Embraer ERJ-145 had taken off from Richmond, Virginia, and landed at the airport after smoke turned up in the cockpit, according to the FAA.
"Passengers were not given many details on what happened, but the cabin filled with smoke, oxygen masks deployed and we were instructed on the emergency landing procedure," said passenger Damon Dossett. "After an abrupt landing, we climbed out off the wings and were greeted by firefighters and emergency personnel."
A teenager with just four fingers gained so much attention online for his talent on the piano that he was invited by a renowned international pianist to play at Manhattan's iconic Carnegie Hall.
Darrius Simmons, a 15-year-old from Warren, Ohio, was born with three fingers on his right hand and one finger on his left, and no bones below both knees.
He taught himself to play the piano at 10 years old when his grandfather introduced him to the instrument, he told NBC 4 New York, and learned to make his prosthetic legs press the right pedal.
Recently, Simmons began posting videos of himself playing onto Facebook, and they got the attention of Korean pianist Yiruma, who was about to perform at Carnegie Hall on April 22 as part of his first North American tour, the boy said.
"He saw it and invited me to play with him," Simmons told NBC 4 New York.
Two British men have been accused of giving money to a key suspect in the Brussels and Paris bombings.
Prosecutors said in court Friday that Mohammed Ali Ahmed and Zakaria Boufassil, both 26, allegedly gave more than 3,000 pounds ($4,400) to suspect Mohamed Abrini in Birmingham in July.
Kim Dong Chul had been detained in the North on suspicion of engaging in spying and stealing state secrets. He was sentenced to 10 years in prison with hard labor after a brief trial in Pyongyang. North Korea's Supreme Court found Kim guilty of crimes and espionage and subversion of under Articles 60 and 64 of the North's criminal code. When he was paraded before the media in Pyongyang last month, Kim said he had collaborated with and spied for South Korean intelligence authorities in a plot to bring down the North's leadership and had tried to spread religion among North Koreans before his arrest in the city of Rason last October.
Rovi Corp. said Friday that it will pay $10.70 in cash and stock for each TiVo Inc. share. Rovi will pay $2.75 per share in cash, or about $277 million. The rest, $7.95 per share, will be paid in stock.
Once the deal closes, the combined business will use the TiVo name. TiVo is a digital video recording company.
Les Waas, the advertising legend behind the Mister Softee jingle heard in hundreds of ice cream trucks for more than half a century, has died. He was 94.
Waas died April 19 at Abington Hospice in Warminster, according to Goldsteins' Rosenberg's Raphael-Sacks funeral home.
The Mister Softee song, originally written in 1960 for the company started in his Philadelphia hometown just a few years earlier, played in the company's ice cream trucks as a way to signal their approach. Soon, the song became ubiquitous with ice cream, summer and fun as the opening notes became instantly recognizable to anyone within earshot — sparking a craving they didn't realize existed.
Both loved and loathed, the jingle remains a lasting part of the collective American childhood.
Belgium will soon begin distributing iodine pills to its 11 million residents as part of a revised nuclear emergency plan triggered, NBC News reported
The move, which has yet to be finalized by officials, was triggered by a review of emergency plans initiated in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear meltdown in Japan
It also comes months after it was discovered that ISIS-linked bombers spied on a top scientist at a Belgian center which produces a significant portion of the world's supply of radioisotopes and hoped to build a "dirty bomb."
Iodine helps to limit the effects of radiation on the body.
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A Brooklyn man who was randomly punched at a Manhattan subway station by an attacker who said it was “because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf” received a message of sympathy and an offer of soup from the actor, according to reports.
Mario Licato said that he had just gotten off a subway train Saturday afternoon at the Delancey Street-Essex Street subway station on the Lower East Side when he was clocked.
“I didn’t even see the guy,” he told Gothamist. “I just see his fist coming toward me. It knocked me, and while I was falling down the stairs, all I hear was, 'This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!'”
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
Until recently, Merle had never set a paw on solid ground, never felt the kind stroke of a human hand and never tasted a dog treat.
The mild-mannered mastiff mix was bred to become a South Korean dinner entree.
But he was spared that fate by the Humane Society International, which recently rescued Merle and more than 250 other canines from a dog-meat farm in Wonju. Merle was among the first to arrive at St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center in Madison, New Jersey.
Live to fly another day — that’s what the Solar Impulse 2 will have to do.
The solar plane landed in Mountain View, California, late Saturday and instead of taking off Friday as planned, the 2.5-ton aircraft will rest and recharge inside an inflatable hanger until Monday because of poor weather conditions at its next destination.
Crew member Elke Neumann said crosswinds at the next destination, Phoenix, are too high for the plane’s expansive 236-ft wingspan.
"The plane is sensitive to turbulence, sensitive to crosswinds, and we need good weather to fly. But the advantage is when we fly, we fly forever," said pilot Bertrand Piccard, who flew 62 hours from Hawaii to the Bay Area.
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Stanford Daily cub reporter Ada Statler-Throckmorton, 20, has spoken with big names and tackled weighty topics in the past.
The student from Prairie City, Kansas, has done a Q&A with Whole Foods Market CEO John Mackey and covered the controversial fuel-free movement at the prestigious university in Palo Alto.
But she’s never broken a national news story like the one she did on Wednesday night at Stanford University’s CEMEX Auditorium. That’s where she was the first to report to the world that former House Speaker John Boehner referred to fellow Republican and presidential hopeful Ted Cruz as "Lucifer in the flesh."
The Los Angeles Rams have selected University of California, Berkeley quarterback Jared Goff No. 1 overall in the 2016 NFL draft.
The Los Angeles Rams have selected Jared Goff in the first round of the 2016 NFL draft.
"I'm ready to go, I'm ready to make a difference," Goff said on the NFL Network to fans of his new team, moments after being picked.
Even in a year when the quarterbacks don't appear to be slam-dunk naturals to make it big in the NFL, that's where the focus is at the start of the draft Thursday night in Chicago. The Rams and Eagles mortgaged a whole chunk of their futures with huge deals to get the top two selections, and they were believed to be determined to find a franchise QB.
The Rams did so with the first choice in the draft.
A 1-year-old boy was pinned under a car that crashed into a day care center in Billerica, Massachusetts, Thursday, authorities said.
Billerica police say a 38-year-old woman from Billerica suffered a medical issue and crashed into multiple cars before slamming into A Brighter Rainbow, a day care on Boston Road, just before 5:30 p.m.
There were four children inside the building at the time of the crash. A 1-year-old boy was struck and pinned under the Subaru Outback, police said.
The president of a Florida zoo defended Thursday the decision to tranquilize and not kill a rare Malayan tiger that had fatally attacked a keeper and was preventing rescuers from giving her aid.
Palm Beach Zoo President Andrew Aiken told a news conference rescuers feared a bullet could ricochet off the steel and concrete enclosure and strike keeper Stacey Konwiser, whom the 13-year-old male animal was standing over after the April 15 attack. Aiken also said if the bullet didn't instantly kill the animal, he may have become enraged and attacked the veteran keeper again. It took about six minutes for police and paramedics to arrive after the 911 call from the zoo, five minutes to shoot the tiger with the tranquilizer dart and five minutes for the animal to be fully sedated.