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Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in using underinflated footballs during the AFC championship game has been upheld by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The league announced its "Deflategate" decision Tuesday, with Goodell saying that the New England quarterback told an assistant to destroy Brady's cellphone on or just before March 6. Brady met with independent investigator Ted Wells on that day."He did so even though he was aware that the investigators had requested access to text messages and other electronic information that had been stored on that phone," Goodell said in his decision. "During the four months that the cellphone was in use, Brady had exchanged nearly 10,000 text messages, none of which can now be retrieved from that device."
Stephanie Chuang and Santa Cruz police
A 15-year-old boy lured 8-year-old Madyson "Maddy" Middleton inside his apartment and killed her before hiding her body in a recycling bin at the Santa Cruz housing complex for artists where they lived, the city’s chief of police said Tuesday.
An Albuquerque Fire Department dispatcher has been reassigned after he allegedly refused to help a distraught woman calling 911 as her wounded friend was dying, fire officials said.
In audio released Tuesday, dispatcher Matthew Sanchez appears to get frustrated by a woman tending to Jaydon Chavez-Silver, a 17-year-old who was fatally shot by a gunman who opened fire into a house party on June 26, NBC News reported
Sanchez asks several times whether the victim is breathing, and the caller says, "He's barely breathing. How many times do I have to f---ing tell you?"
Sanchez is heard responding, "OK, you know what, ma'am? You can deal with this yourself, I'm not going to deal with this, OK?" The caller pleads, "No, my friend is dying! I …" and the line disconnects.
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An 8-year-old Baltimore boy who lost his limbs to a serious infection has become the youngest patient to receive a double-hand transplant, surgeons said Tuesday. Zion Harvey, a bright and precocious child, contracted an infection years ago that resulted in the amputation of his hands and feet.
Texas authorities on Tuesday released several hours of video footage of Sandra Bland during her three days in jail to address rumors that she was dead before arriving there. Waller County Judge Trey Duhon said such conspiracy theories -- including one that Bland's mugshot was taken after her death -- have prompted death threats against county officials. "Because of some of the things that's gone out on social media, this county has been literally attacked," he said at a news conference, adding that the FBI is investigating the most serious threats.
A Florida police department is investigating video showing an officer throwing peanuts at a handcuffed homeless man, NBC News reported
The tape shows officer Andrew Halpin tossing peanuts while booking Randy Miller at the Sarasota County Jail on July 18. Miller opens his mouth like a circus animal — apparently at Halpin's command.
The video was made public on Monday. Sarasota Police Chief Bernadette DiPino told NBC station WFLA she was not aware of the incident until the video was made public and is "disappointed in what I saw in this video."
The American Civil Liberties Union of Florida called the acts "humiliating" and is demanding that Halpin be fired, according to WFLA.
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The passengers were part of the congregation of St. Jude Deliverance Center, according to authorities, and were traveling to a youth convention in Dayton, Ohio when involved in the accident.
As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite efforts to attract and retain U.S. Latinos through expansion of lay ministry positions and support for immigration reform, many Hispanics continue to convert to the evangelical church or abandon their faith altogether.
Free-falling miles above the desert, his test spaceship ripped to pieces, Virgin Galactic pilot Peter Siebold struggled to turn on his oxygen and just to stay conscious, according to his description of the harrowing plunge last October released Tuesday.
The accuser in the only sex assault case settled by Bill Cosby is questioning his self-described ability to "read" people's cues in sexual situations. Cosby did not recognize that the Temple University employee he had befriended was gay, the woman's lawyer noted Tuesday in a court filing.
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A man described by the FBI as an Islamic State sympathizer has been charged with plotting to detonate a backpack bomb on a Florida beach.
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The families of two 14-year-old fishermen who disappeared on a boating trip off the Florida coast Friday continue to hold onto hope that their children will return home safe, saying the teens' skills and experience in the water could help them survive in the open sea.
"If you're not surrounded in this community or you don't have it running through your blood, you'll never be able to understand it, but we can assure everyone that these boys are skilled and knowledgeable and strong enough and have what they need to get through this," Pamela Cohen, whose son is one of the missing boys, told NBC's "Today" on Tuesday.
The U.S. Coast Guard is now in the fourth day of an extensive search for Perry Cohen and Austin Stephanos, who set off for a fishing trip on Friday from Jupiter and were believed to be headed to the Bahamas.
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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.