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A former Connecticut state trooper convicted of sexually assaulting an 81-year-old woman will serve two years in prison, according to the court clerk's office. Jeffrey LaPorto was arrested last year after the woman’s son reported the incident to police. The victim said she and LaPorto met at a hotel bar in Windsor Locks and drank for hours before going up to her hotel room in June 2014, according to police.
A Southern California father says he is incredibly lucky he woke up when he did, and was able to save his preteen daughter from a man he says is a predator she met on social media.
Tim LeBlanc woke up around 2 a.m. and realized his 12-year-old daughter was not in the house, so he got into his truck and started looking for her around the neighborhood.
He found his daughter with an adult man down the street.
"As soon as my daughter saw my truck she must have said something, because as soon as I saw them, she, like, came away and started backing away and he started trying to go the other direction," LeBlanc says. "I came around the corner, got out, apprehended him."
A car bomb struck a foreign military convoy in central Kabul on Tuesday, according to the country's interior ministry. One Afghan civilian was killed and 22 were injured, police said. Capt. Susan Harrington, a spokeswoman for NATO, confirmed the attack had taken place and that no coalition forces had been killed. "A four armored-vehicle convoy of foreign forces was attacked by a suicide bomber in a Toyota Corolla," according to Kabul police chief Gen. Abdul Rahman. He said the "barbaric attack [was] carried out by the enemies of peace in this holy month of Ramadan." The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack via Twitter.
A 78-year-old abandoned stadium went up in flames Monday in Eugene, Oregon, just two months after a deal was made to renovate the place for a kids' sports facility. Onlookers mournfully sang, "Take Me Out to the Ballgame." No injuries were reported.Civic Stadium, which was owned by the Eugene School District and seats 6,800 people, was home to baseball, football and other sports until the minor-league Eugene Emeralds left the site in 2009.
Authorities have doubled their reward Monday for information in the deaths of four women and the disappearances of two others in a rural Ohio county. Since the body of Tiffany Sayre, 26, was discovered, partly clothed, last week the FBI has joined local, county and state investigators in scouring Chillicothe and Ross County. The cause of death wasn't released but the case was ruled a homicide. Sayre was the fourth woman from the area to be found dead since May 2014 along with two others reported missing—raising fears that a serial killer could be stalking women in the town.
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One demonstrator was arrested for disorderly conduct after a clash between dozens of protestors broke out in front of the South Carolina Statehouse. Nicholas Thompson, 25, was charged after "confronting a crowd of anti-Confederate flag protesters," according to the South Carolina Department of Public Safety. Dozens were marching against the flag when 15 vehicles driven by pro-Confederate flag supporters pulled up in front of the Statehouse and around 10 people got out to start an "altercation with the crowd," the SCDPS statement said.
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A man set himself on fire aboard on one of Japan's high-speed trains leaving two dead and injuring 20, officials said. In addition to self-immolation, a female passenger died after suffering cardiac arrest on the train headed to Osaka from Tokyo, Kanagawa Prefecture Police confirmed with NBC News. The man doused himself with a gasoline-like substance in the first car of the train, while the female passenger suffered cardiac arrest between the first and second cars, according to public broadcaster NHK.
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A pair of videos showing NYPD officers dancing with paradegoers at Gay Pride Parade over the weekend is gaining attention online not only for their smooth moves but for the way they instantly warmed to and interacted with the people around them.
A survey of South Carolina legislators shows there is enough support to remove the Confederate flag from Statehouse grounds if all supporters cast a vote.
The Post and Courier newspaper, the South Carolina Press Association and The Associated Press asked all lawmakers how they intend to vote. At least 33 senators and 83 House members say the flag should go.
That appears to meet the two-thirds majority needed from both chambers to move the battle flag. That rule is part of the 2000 compromise that took the flag off the Statehouse dome and put a smaller, square version beside a monument to Confederate soldiers.
A new study suggests that about a third of Americans have at least one gun, NBC News reported. Most are white males over the age of 55, and a "gun culture" is closely linked with ownership, the team at Columbia University behind the study reports. "One-third of Americans reported owning a gun, ranging from 5.2 percent in Delaware to 61.7 percent in Alaska," they wrote in their report. "Gun ownership was 2.25 times greater among those reporting social gun culture than those who did not." The study, published in the journal Injury Prevention, is one of several trying to pin down the number of gun owners in the United States. No agency keeps statistics on gun ownership and many pro-gun activists advocate keeping gun ownership private because of fears about potential future laws that might take guns away.
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A senior U.S official in Vienna said negotiators will not make tomorrow's deadline on an agreement on Iran's nuclear program, NBC News reported. And while those involved in the talks are willing to spend a few more days hammering out details, no one will agree to a long term extension. They are also not willing to renegotiate what they say Iran agreed to in April to reduce its weapon-making ability. Iran's Foreign Minister Zarif returned to Tehran last night for consultations and is expected back in Vienna tomorrow, the day the negotiators were supposed to complete a final agreement. "We are still focused on completing a comprehensive agreement in this round," the senior U.S official said. "No one is talking about a long-term extension."
Six people have been arrested after heckling Joel Osteen during his sermon at a Texas church, Houston Police said. Each of them were escorted out of Lakewood Church Sunday morning after yelling, according to NBC affiliate KPRC in Houston. Houston Police said all people arrested were from the same church, which was identified as The Church of Wells in a statement released by Lakewood Church on Monday.
NBC is ending its business relationship with Donald Trump following the presidential hopeful’s comments about immigrants during the announcement of his campaign.
"At NBC, respect and dignity for all people are cornerstones of our values. Due to the recent derogatory statements by Donald Trump regarding immigrants, NBCUniversal is ending its business relationship with Mr. Trump," NBC said in a statement.
A legal advocacy group has brought a federal civil rights complaint on behalf of a San Francisco Bay Area boy who was allegedly kicked out of his parochial school kindergarten class because of his hair style. The San Jose Mercury News reports the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights alleges racial discrimination against 5-year-old Jalyn Broussard in the complaint filed with the U.S. Department of Education last week.
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A South Texas farmer has died after being stung by hundreds of bees while using a tractor on a field near Rio Hondo.
The San Benito Fire Department on Monday identified the victim as 53-year-old Rogelio Zuniga.
Fire Chief Raul Zuniga Jr., who's a cousin of the victim, says the attack happened Sunday afternoon.