In a plea deal criticized by the father of a victim, a California man pleaded guilty Thursday to providing the high-powered rifles used to kill 14 people in the San Bernardino terror attack.
Enrique Marquez Jr. appeared in federal court in Riverside with his hands cuffed and chained to his waist as a judge accepted his plea agreement with prosecutors.
There were no jackpot winners for Wednesday's $310 million Powerball drawing on Wednesday night. That means the haul grows to $349 million for Powerball's next drawing on Saturday.
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A municipal court judge ruled for the second time Thursday that the citizen's misconduct complaint against New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie stemming from the closures at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 has probable cause to move forward.
Judge Roy McGeady had previously ruled in October that the case had merit to proceed, but a state Superior Court Judge overturned his decision and kicked it back to McGeady's court for another hearing Thursday. Again, McGeady found there was probable cause for the complaint, despite statements last month from the Bergen County prosecutor's office that it would not pursue charges.
The complaint, filed by former Teaneck firefighter William Brennan, accuses Christie of failing to stop subordinates from purposely creating traffic jams to punish a Democratic mayor who didn't endorse him for reelection.
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A North Texas man who received the nation's first full face transplant found love during the darkest period of his life. Dallas Wiens, who suffered severe burns to his entire face during a construction accident that also took his vision in 2009, fell in love with Jamie Nash in a support group for burn survivors. Nash suffered burns in a car crash. The two say it was a whirlwind romance, and today their love is rooted in sacrifice. "He pulls up my hair because I can't do it. He's my hands, and I'm his eyes," Jamie Nash Wiens said.
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Water levels were at 32 feet below the emergency spillway at Oroville Dam, Thursday morning, dropping by six feet from the night before, state officials said, as a storm began raining down Thursday morning. The goal is to drop the Northern California reservoir's water level 50 feet overall by Sunday, which would mark a week after an emergency was declared at the nation's tallest dam due to a damage on both its spillways, prompting a massive evacuation. The damaged main spillway "has been stable for a number of days" and the immediate danger has passed for those living downstream of the damaged dam, Department of Water Resource acting Chief Bill Croyle said at a news conference. Croyle said the storms this week won't pose a threat to the emergency spillway other than to slow crews.
When Kristian Helton proposed to Karsyn Long on Valentine's Day, he didn't put the ring in a velvet box. Instead, he tucked the ring into a McDonald's chicken nugget box with a note that asked, "Will you McMarry me??"
"Her love for chicken nuggets, I'm sure, is more than she loves me," Helton said. "She has devoted her life to chicken nuggets, so that had to be part of the engagement."
The Senate Judiciary Committee will begin confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch on March 20.
That's the word from Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, who made the announcement Thursday after consulting with the panel's top Democrat, Dianne Feinstein.
Grassley says he expects the hearings to last three to four days. The first day will have opening statements by committee members and the federal judge tapped for the high court vacancy.
A car bomb at a Baghdad auto dealership killed at least 55 people and wounded more than 60 on Thursday, Iraqi officials said.
Interior Ministry spokesman Brig. Gen. Saad Maan confirmed the toll from the attack, which took place in the mainly Shiite al-Bayaa neighborhood.
The Islamic State group claimed the bombing in an online statement circulated by its Aamaq news agency. The Sunni extremist group said it was targeting Shiites.
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov have met for the first time in the highest-level face-to-face contact between the two countries since President Donald Trump took office.
Lavrov was asked if Russia is concerned about turmoil in the Trump administration. He repeated Moscow's standard line that Russia "does not interfere in the domestic matters of other countries."
Tillerson did not speak at the meeting on the sidelines of a conference of foreign ministers of Group of 20 major powers in Bonn, Germany.
Tillerson arrived in Germany late Wednesday.
Since taking office, Trump has moved to crack down on illegal immigration, in part by targeting so-called "sanctuary cities" that do not comply with immigration laws that could lead to undocumented immigrants being deported. When it comes to sanctuary cities, misconceptions abound. Sanctuary cities aim to protect undocumented immigrants by refusing to work with the federal government to enforce immigration laws. In response, Trump has threatened to cut off federal funding to these cities in a with an executive order — a move that has led to plenty of backlash.
President Donald Trump's nominee for labor secretary abruptly withdrew his nomination Wednesday after Senate Republicans balked at supporting him, in part over taxes he belatedly paid on a former housekeeper not authorized to work in the United States.
Fast-food executive Andrew Puzder issued a short statement abandoning the effort, saying he was "honored to have been considered by President Donald Trump to lead the Department of Labor."
When you think about Cobra venom eventual death comes to mind. A South Florida company is changing the perception of the deadly venom.
Nutra Pharma Corp., a biotechnology company specializing in the acquisition, licensing, and commercialization of pharmaceutical products and technologies, has turned the toxin in the venom into treatment for pets and people.
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It may be possible to detect autism in babies before their first birthdays, a much earlier diagnosis than ever before, a small new study finds.
Using magnetic-resonance imaging scans, researchers at the University of North Carolina were able to predict — with an 80 percent accuracy rate — which babies who had an older sibling with autism would be diagnosed with the disorder, NBC News reported.
The brain imaging scans, taken at 6 months, at 12 months and again at 2 years, showed significant growth in brain volume during the first year in babies who would later meet the criteria for autism, such as not making eye contact, delaying speech or other displaying other developmental delays.
Parents who have a child with autism have a 2 percent to 18 percent increased risk of having a second child who is also affected, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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Communities downstream from Northern California's Oroville Dam were bustling again Wednesday, but the the Butte County sheriff warned the emergency isn't over as forecasts called for three storms in the area, leaving people in Oroville and surrounding communities on edge.
So far, the battered spillway under repair is holding steady, and hundreds of workers are making sure it stays that way. State officials said late Wednesday the lake water level was 26 feet below the emergency spillway by Wednesday night.
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A fight between a sheriff’s deputy and a deputy jailer broke out last week in front of inmates at a detention center in Elizabethtown, Kentucky.
The brawl was captured on camera, and the security video was released by the Hardin County Sheriff’s Office.
In the footage, two men are seen yelling at each other, Deputy Jailer Joe Funk sitting at a desk behind glass and Sheriff's Deputy Clennon Smith walking up with a bag in his hand. The altercation escalates as Funk walks out to Clennon, who then grabs the jailer by the neck. Several people arrive to try to break up the fight.