• California November 27, 2019 6:51 am

    Koala Rescued From Australian Bushfire Dies

    A koala hospital in Australia posted a somber update on its Facebook page on Tuesday — that the koala rescued from a bushfire has died. The koala was pulled from a tree surrounded by fire by a shirtless woman last week in a now-viral video. The baby koala was named Ellenborough Lewis after the rescuer’s grandchild.

  • Sarah Glover August 26, 2021 12:23 pm

    George to the Rescue Helps Blind Teenage Swimmer

    Fifteen year-old Anastasia Pagonis’ vision impairment has progressively worsened over the years. In 2018, she lost her vision, but she did not let that stop her zest for life. She turned to what she knew and loved — swimming. Pagonis’ passion for swimming developed as she battled vision decline between the ages of five and 15 during therapy. Now, she’s...

  • New York October 26, 2019 7:21 pm

    Prince's Anticipated, Posthumous Memoir Is Ready For Fans

    Panic, joy, shock: Dan Piepenbring felt them all when Prince plucked him to collaborate on his first memoir, followed by more shock and profound sadness at news of the superstar’s death while the book was in its early stages. Though the project was thrown into chaos when Prince died on April 21, 2016, of an accidental drug overdose, his estate...

  • China October 28, 2019 8:01 am

    Shawn Johnson Wins a Gold Medal for Rocking Her Olympics Leotard at 40 Weeks Pregnant

    Shawn Johnson is proving that she still has what it takes to stick it. She may be 40 weeks pregnant but the Olympic gold medalist is still able to fit into the leotard she sported at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, China. Although, she cheekily quips on Instagram that the uniform “fits a little different these days.”

  • Coast Guard September 3, 2019 4:07 pm

    25 Bodies Found After California Boat Fire: Coast Guard

    A middle-of-the-night fire swept a boat carrying recreational scuba divers anchored near an island off the Southern California coast early Monday, leaving at least 25 dead and nine others missing. Coast Guard Lt. Cmdr Matthew Kroll said Monday night that 25 people had died. Five of six crew members on the Conception escaped by jumping into an inflatable boat they...

  • New Jersey July 23, 2019 12:00 pm

    Schumer, ‘America's Sexiest Doctor' Call for Lifesaving Drug on Planes

    A lifesaving drug is not required on flights due to a shortage. U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer and “America’s Sexiest Doctor” want to change that. Schumer has teamed up with Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, People magazine’s “America’s Sexiest Doctor,” to call on the Federal Aviation Administration to require EpiPens on all flights.

  • United States April 22, 2019 2:22 pm

    Park Ranger Strikes a Selfie Pose With Gorillas

    A park ranger snapped a selfie with two orphaned gorillas and the image posted to Facebook has provided a glimpse into the work of conservationists and the intriguing behavior of animals in Africa. The image captured was just “another day at the office” for park ranger Mathieu Shamavu of the Elite AntiPoaching Units And Combat Trackers in Virunga National Park...

  • NBC March 13, 2019 2:49 pm

    Facebook and Instagram Outage Leaves Users Frustrated, Apps Inaccessible

    Facebook and Instagram are down for some users on Wednesday. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson told NBC via email.

  • NBC March 13, 2019 3:49 pm

    Facebook and Instagram Outage Leaves Users Frustrated, Apps Inaccessible

    Facebook and Instagram are down for some users on Wednesday. “We’re aware that some people are currently having trouble accessing the Facebook family of apps. We’re working to resolve the issue as soon as possible,” a Facebook spokesperson told NBC via email.

  • Federal Bureau of Investigation February 19, 2019 11:37 am

    How a Discarded Napkin at a Hockey Game Led to Arrest in 1993 Cold-Case Murder

    A businessman has been charged with fatally stabbing a Minneapolis woman in 1993 after investigators ran DNA evidence from the murder scene through a genealogy website and obtained his DNA from a discarded napkin at his daughter’s hockey game....
    Jerry Westrom, 52, was charged with second-degree murder in the death of 35-year-old Jeanne Ann “Jeanie” Childs. He posted $500,000 bail and...

  • AT&T January 15, 2019 8:38 am

    Companies Offer Assistance to Federal Workers Impacted by Shutdown

    The bills don’t stop piling up for workers affected by the government shutdown. Some national companies are offering relief to federal workers. Here’s an overview of how workers can get the help they need need.

  • attorney January 12, 2019 9:22 am

    Lawyer: R. Kelly Denies All Sexual Misconduct Allegations

    An attorney for R. Kelly said Friday that the R&B star denies all allegations of sexual misconduct involving women and underage girls, including those made in a recent documentary, although he says neither he nor Kelly has watched the entire movie. Attorney Steve Greenberg offered his most full-throated defense of the Grammy-winning recording artist since a prosecutor in Chicago this...

  • United States January 7, 2019 5:48 am

    Fiji Water Girl Photobombs the Golden Globes Red Carpet and the Internet Loves It

    A brunette holding a tray of water bottles is photobombing the stars on the Golden Globes red carpet, and the Internet loves it. She’s been dubbed “Fiji Water Girl.” The young woman, wearing a bright blue spaghetti-strapped dress, is holding a tray of Fiji water to aid celebrities with a need to quench their thirst. Her task has left her...

  • United Kingdom January 1, 2019 8:45 am

    UK Police: New Year's Eve Stabbing of 3 Treated as Terrorism

    Police in the English city of Manchester said Tuesday they are treating the New Year’s Eve stabbing of three people as a terrorist incident. Greater Manchester Chief Constable Ian Hopkins said two people suffered “very serious” injuries in the attack and remain in the hospital receiving treatment. A police sergeant who was stabbed in the shoulder has been released.

  • NBC December 27, 2018 2:07 pm

    Hotel Guest Says He Was ‘Racially Profiled' Over Lobby Phone Call

    A black hotel guest says he was “racially profiled” at a Hilton Hotel in Oregon and asked to leave the property by police for trespassing. Jermaine Massey described his experience with a hotel staffer named Earl on Instagram and Facebook. He says the trouble began as he spoke to his mother on his phone in the hotel lobby and hotel...

  • NBC December 27, 2018 1:02 pm

    Instagram Users Share Outrage After Swiping Rolls Out in Brief Update

    Some Instagram users found themselves swiping through their timelines left to right on Thursday, rather than vertically, prompting widespread outrage and the social media company to roll back the update, NBC News reported. Head of Instagram Adam Mosseri explained what happened on Twitter: “That was supposed to be a very small test that went broad by accident. Should be fixed...

  • YouTube December 26, 2018 1:53 pm

    Jordan Peele's New Film Trailer For ‘Us' Brings Horror

    The movie trailer for “Us” brought two and a half minutes of horror on Christmas Day. Academy Award winner Jordan Peele’s second directorial effort is receiving praise on social media. The film suggests “we are our own worst enemy” and is described as a “new nightmare” on its website.

  • spokesman December 24, 2018 5:51 pm

    Delta Flight Makes Emergency Stopover on Alaska Island

    A Delta Air Lines flight had to make an emergency landing on a remote island in Alaska’s Aleutians chain and another aircraft was being sent to pick up the passengers.

  • United States October 3, 2018 5:07 pm

    Facebook Marketplace Introduces AI Technology, Celebrates 2nd Anniversary

    Facebook Marketplace is celebrating its second anniversary Wednesday, and announcing new technology to propel its growth and empower Facebook’s 2.23 billion monthly users to buy and sell goods. Los Angeles-based lifestyle blogger Meredith Greenberg makes about $500 per month flipping goods she purchases on Facebook Marketplace. She takes old items and turns them from shabby to chic. “I use Marketplace...

  • NBC February 19, 2020 7:47 pm

    Celebs Support Clear the Shelters Day

    Celebrities are hailing Clear the Shelters Day and celebrating the more than 76,000 pets that have found forever homes during the nationwide animal adoption campaign today. Celebs, such as Ellen DeGeneres, Jane Lynch and Wanda Sykes, have sent well wishes to the pets across America in search of a place to call home. “It’s a great day to make a...

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