Jose Fernandez, the ace right-hander for the Miami Marlins who escaped Cuba to become one of baseball's brightest stars, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday morning. Fernandez was 24.
Authorities said Fernandez was one of three people killed in a boat crash off Miami Beach. "This was a great loss," Officer Lorenzo Veloz with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission said. "A tragic loss for fans, the Marlins, the City of Miami, baseball, and for anyone who met Jose.”
According to Veloz, speed appeared to be a factor in the crash, noting the "severity of the impact on the jetty and the debris around the scene."
About 100 runners joined in a New York City race after a pipe bomb explosion canceled their event in New Jersey last week.
The runners wore matching white shirts and held hands at the starting line of the Tunnel to Towers Run Sunday morning.
The joggers had been planning to take part in the Semper Five charity 5K in Seaside Park on Sept. 17. That race was halted after a bomb exploded in a garbage can on the event route. No one was injured. The New York City race traces the route of a firefighter who ran from Brooklyn to the World Trade Center on 9/11.
One person is dead and four others wounded in two shooting incidents at the University of Illinois in Champaign early Sunday, according to police.
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Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are expected to meet separately with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday ahead of their first presidential debate on Monday night.
Netanyahu was expected to meet in New York with the presidential nominees of the two major parties in what could set the tone for future relations between Israel and the next White House administration. The Israeli leader has sought to project neutrality this time after perceptions arose that he favored Mitt Romney over President Barack Obama in 2012.
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Monday night's verbal smackdown between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton is a hot ticket on the campus of Hofstra University.
About 7,500 students, or more than two-thirds of the student body, entered the lottery for only a few hundred tickets to witness the cycle's first presidential debate, being held Monday night in a campus basketball arena.
More than 800 students applied for about 500 jobs as volunteer staff for the event.
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Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers surrounding a black man with his hands at his side before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground. It's unclear if there was anything in the man's hands.
The footage of the police shooting of Keith Lamont Scott was released after several days of demonstrations that coalesced around demands that the public see the video. Police said Scott had a gun, though residents have said he was unarmed.
The suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody, authorities said.
He was identified at at a press conference Saturday night as 20-year-old Arcan Cetin, a resident of Oak Harbor, Washington. Authorities said he was originally from Turkey but is a legal, permanent resident of the United States. They added that Cetin has not yet been formally charged.
Law enforcement staged a massive search over more than 20 hours for the suspect in a shooting Friday night at the Cascade Mall in Burlington, Washington, which killed four females and a male. Police initially described the suspect as a young Hispanic male wearing black, based on eye witness reports.
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A Connecticut man was sentenced to 12 years in prison earlier this week for the 2012 shooting of his sister's boyfriend following a dispute over dirty dishes.
The Stamford Advocate reports 26-year-old Terrence Peterson also was sentenced to an additional four years behind bars for injuring a corrections officer during a jailhouse fight following his arrest in the shooting.
Baseball fans and players awoke Sunday morning to the tragic news of Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez's untimely death.
The ace right-hander was one of three people killed in a boating accident in Miami Beach. The Cuban-born athlete was just 24 years old.
Miami Marlins players gathered at the team's ballpark to grieve together following the death of their teammate.
"A lot of words were said, meaningful words and emotion and prayer," Marlins president David Samson said at a news conference, surrounded by more than two dozen players wearing black Marlins jerseys. "Jose is a member of this family for all time."
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Donald Trump has stumbled over the name of the new Washington museum commemorating black history.
Speaking at a rally in Roanoke, Virginia, Trump told supporters the new museum is "really a beautiful place." He called it the "Smithsonian national museum of American history, African-American art.''
Colin Kaepernick stopped by a high school football game in Oakland, California Friday to join players in a National Anthem protest and encourage them to “lift each other up.”
When the anthem began before the Castlemont High School game, Kaepernick knelt as players lay on the ground with their hands up in the air—a gesture meant to shine a light on police brutality and racial inequality in the United States.
Speaking to athletes in the locker room ahead of the game, Kaepernick said he attended their game to stand in solidarity with them.
“The same way you’ll took a stand and stood with me, I had to come out here and stand with you’ll,” he said, adding that the athletes should “lift each other up” because “that’s what this is about.”