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    New Orleans officer found shot to death inside patrol car

    NEW ORLEANS, La. (NBC News) – Authorities say a 45-year-old Housing Authority officer was found shot to death inside his patrol car. According to a statement from the New Orleans Police Department, the officer was patrolling a construction site just blocks from the New Orleans Saints’ stadium when he was fatally shot. Death of HANO police officer is unspeakable tragedy and vile & cowardly act. Thoughts & prayers w/officer's family. http://t.co/si2bqHTbd9 — Mitch Landrieu (@MayorLandrieu) May 24, 2015 “It’s a […]

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    Incredible video: Police officers pull drowning dog from raging river, bring it back to life with CPR

    Quick-acting police officers saved a little dog’s life after it fell into the flood waters of Colombia’s Liboriana River. Video of the rescue shows the animal flailing in the muddy, rushing water as officers try to catch the helpless animal. The dog’s head bobs in and out of the water and officers shout “jump in, jump in” as they scramble along the bank. One policeman does jump in, and despite nearly being swept away himself, pulls the lifeless dog to safety. Officers lay the limp dog […]

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    Nebraska officer killed in line of duty hours before maternity leave

    OMAHA, Neb. – A Nebraska police officer was shot and killed in the line of duty just one day before she was set to go on maternity leave. According to NBC News, Officer Kerrie Orozco had delayed starting her maternity leave until her daughter, Olivia, was released from the hospital. Just hours before Orozco was scheduled to bring the premature baby home, Orozco was gunned down. On Wednesday, Orozco was serving an arrest warrant for 26-year-old Marcus Wheeler, who was […]

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    Mother shares story of son’s rare disease, hopes to alert other parents

    MOSS BLUFF, La. – A mother is sharing the story of her son’s rare disease in hopes that it sheds light on the life-threatening liver condition affecting 1 in 10,000 babies. Looking at 15-month-old Asher, you wouldn’t know just how different he is from the other 1-year-olds. The only external sign of a medical condition that made him sick shows on his face, where he has scratched his skin that itches intensely. Asher’s mom, Shayla, is a registered nurse, a […]

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    5-year-old’s gesture at Waffle House leaves homeless man, patrons in tears

    PRATTVILLE, AL — Five-year-old Josiah Duncan and his mom, Ava Faulk, were at Waffle House when a homeless man walked in. “We saw a man who was dirty holding a bag with his bike outside,” Faulk recalled. Josiah was concerned by the man’s appearance and asked his mom a slew of questions. “He’s homeless,” the little boy’s mother told him. Faulk said once the man sat down, no one helped him. So Josiah went over to the man and asked if he needed […]

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    Video: Illinois Patrol officer appears to mace handcuffed teen

    The Alton, Illinois police department is launching an internal affairs investigation into the incident regarding a patrol officer who appears to be macing two teenagers handcuffed in a holding cell on surveillance video. The video is dated as January 26, 2015, however, Alton Police Chief Jason Simmons says he didn’t receive the completed “use of force” report on the incident until May 6. Simmons also says wasn’t made aware of the incident until late March. James Gray, the president of […]

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    Teaching senior citizens to use electronics takes patience for all parties

    Many of us have experienced a parent or grandparent getting a new phone, tablet or computer then struggling to learn how to use it. The process of showing them the ropes is sometimes frustrating on both ends. Whitney Bennington teaches a computer class for seniors at the Bette Rae Thomas Recreation Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. “They really felt intimidated and just out of touch,” she says. Everything from basics like introducing the ‘on’ button and keyboard, to playing games […]

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    Goldfish escapes death, becomes a ‘giant compared to other feeder fish’

    JAPAN — What should have been an ordinary fish tale took an unlikely turn at an aquarium in central Japan. Shima Marineland is known mostly for penguins and sunfish. Seven years ago, a goldfish was supposed to be dinner for the arapaima, one of the largest freshwater fish at the aquarium. Caretakers threw it into the tank at feeding time, but the goldfish dared to escape from certain death by jumping into a filter pipe. That led to a narrow […]

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    “We go! We go! We help!” Tourists save lion cubs from cape buffalo

    DENVER, Colo. – A group of tourists on a mission trip in Uganda took time to go on a safari through a national park. What happened there, they say they will never forget. Asim Trent was visiting the Murchison Falls National Park when they stumbled upon a female lion and her cubs. They quietly watched as a cape buffalo approached the lions. “Cape buffalo are one of the most aggressive animals. They probably hurt more people than probably lions or […]

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    Report: Not all sunscreens contain the SPF promised

    A new report warns not all sunscreens contain the SPF protection promised on the label. Researchers from Consumer Reports found that one third out of 34 sunscreens that were tested did not meet their SPF claims. Dermatologists recommend using a sunscreen with a SPF of 30 or more for the best protection. Consumer Reports revealed to TODAY which ones that made the top of the list, including: La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-in Suncscreen Milk, SPF 60 Vichy Capital Solei, SPF 50 Coppertone […]

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Tsarnaev was found guilty on all 30 counts related to the attack and subsequent manhunt on April 8, 2015. The attacks killed three people, wounded more than 260 and spurred a massive manhunt throughout the Boston area.

    Jurors reach verdict in death penalty case against Boston bomber

    BOSTON, Mass. (NBC News) – The jury has reached a verdict in the penalty phase of the trial for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. Tsarnaev was convicted last month of 30 criminal counts for the April 15, 2013 attack at the Boston Marathon. Three people were killed in the bombing and 260 others were injured. When a manhunt ensued, an MIT police officer was shot to death, a driver was carjacked and Tsarnaev and his co-conspirator, his older brother, got into a firefight […]