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A 7-year-old boy faced an armed robber head-on while shopping for a toy with his parents at a GameStop store in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Surveillance video shows two hooded men wearing masks rush into the video game store on 10100 Colesville Road on Friday, May 20, just before 9 p.m.
One suspect can be seen trying to grab the little boy before the boy punches the suspect in the stomach a couple of times.
A gunman armed with a rifle, body armor and extra ammunition opened fire on vehicles on a highway in the Phoenix outskirts, leaving at least two people injured before police captured him near a stolen car that crashed into a ditch, authorities said Wednesday. Arizona Department of Public Safety officials identified the suspect as James David Walker, 36, of San Tan Valley. They said Walker was being booked into the downtown Phoenix jail on suspicion of attempted homicide, aggravated assault, endangerment, armed robbery, theft of means of transportation and possession of dangerous drugs with additional charges pending.
Two South African campers had a close encounter with lions who licked the tent they were in at a campsite in Botswana.
Danie and Fransie Lubbe said Wednesday that they were in their tent at the Kgalagadi Transfrontier Park earlier this month when they heard a sound and looked outside to see two female lions licking the moisture off the tent's canvas. A third lioness was nearby.
"My wife said 'There are lions at the tent!'" said Danie Lubbe. She closed the tent flap, but Danie quickly reopened it to see the lions right at their tent.
A horse adopted by Jon Stewart and his wife reported to have been shot more than 100 times by a paintball gun was instead used as a canvas for children's finger-painting parties, the former owner of the horse said.
Doreen Weston said the horse was never injured. Her comments came on the same day the former "Daily Show" host's wife, Tracey, officially adopted the white mare named Lily at a facility in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The Stewarts partnered with Farm Sanctuary last year to open an animal sanctuary at their farm in Middletown, New Jersey.
Lily was found seemingly abandoned at an auction stable in New Holland, Pennsylvania, in March. Police said she was covered in paint and extremely sore to the touch.
Protesters rallied outside a McDonald's for higher wages, and the company says employees at its headquarters were working from home Wednesday ahead of more planned demonstrations tied to its annual shareholders' meeting.
The world's biggest burger chain also told employees to work from home last year, when protesters calling for pay of $15 an hour and a union gathered outside its buildings.
Hillary Clinton and her team ignored clear guidance from the State Department that her email setup broke federal standards and could leave sensitive material vulnerable to hackers, a department audit has found. Her aides twice brushed aside concerns, in one case telling technical staff "the matter was not to be discussed further."
The inspector general's review on Wednesday also revealed that hacking attempts led forced then-Secretary of State Clinton off email at one point in 2011, though she insists the personal server she used was never breached. Clinton and several of her senior staff declined to be interviewed for the investigation.
Belgian prosecutors said Wednesday they have questioned four suspected Islamic State group recruiters, who may have planned new attacks in the country.
All four suspects were charged with participating in the activities of a terrorist group, the Federal Prosecutor's Office said in a statement. Two were ordered arrested by an investigating judge, but one of them was released with an electronic bracelet. The other two were released under strict conditions.
The statement said the four don't appear to have links to the suicide bombers who struck the Brussels Airport and subway on March 22, killing 32 people.
House Speaker Paul Ryan hasn’t made a decision about endorsing Donald Trump, NBC News reported.
"I haven't made a decision," Ryan told reporters in an off-camera briefing Wednesday. "I don't have a timeline in my mind."
A spokesperson for Ryan shot down accounts that an endorsement was imminent.
Ryan announced earlier this month he was “not ready” to endorse the party’s presumptive nominee. But he says his team is working closely with Trump’s campaign, saying the two staffs meet “virtually every day.”
Seven adults and one juvenile have been arrested in the wake of Donald Trump's Wednesday rally in Anaheim after police declared an unlawful assembly of protesters outside the event.
The announcement to disperse or face arrest from a police helicopter came after shouting matches erupted between dozens of Trump opponents and a few Trump supporters outside the Anaheim Convention Center, where the candidate was speaking.
The protests began as a small but vocal group of people demonstrating amid a heavy police presence to guard against a repeat of raucous demonstrations at other Trump events.
Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will be in Southern California again Wednesday during the run-up to the California primary next month.
Clinton will attend an Orange County "organizing event" at 10:15 a.m. PT at the United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 324 in Buena Park before heading north for a rally in Salinas. She also will appear on the "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" broadcast Wednesday after a guest appearance taped Tuesday.
Sanders will be at a midday rally in Cathedral City in Riverside County, then return to Los Angeles County for a late-afternoon event at the Antelope Valley Fairgrounds in Lancaster. This will be the fourth consecutive day Sanders has campaigned in Los Angeles or Orange counties in advance of the June 7 California primary.
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Documents show the number of medals slain Navy Seal and "American Sniper" author Chris Kyle received for his military service is different from what he indicated in his best-selling memoir about his four tours of duty in Iraq.
Navy documents show Kyle earned one Silver Star and three Bronze Stars with valor, instead of the two Silver Stars and five Bronze Stars his book says he received.
The documents were obtained by online magazine The Intercept through an open records request, and the Navy on Wednesday confirmed the contents of the documents to The Associated Press.
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A Missouri man accused of fatally shooting his 8-month-old son turned himself in Wednesday, according to police, NBC News reported.
Diata Crockett was taken into police custody Wednesday, according to a statement from the St. Louis Police Department.
Crockett was arguing with his wife and shot at her as she got out of the car with their son. The bullet struck the boy, police said.
The man fled with the couple’s two other children, who were later found safe at a relative’s house in a St. Louis suburb.
Police would not provide any other details and it was unclear whether Crockett was charged on Wednesday.
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As firefighters braved the smoke and flames from the ground and rooftops, a small object soared above their heads Wednesday morning, trying to assist their efforts as a five-alarm fire ripped through a Santa Clara, California, strip mall.
The drone was sent up by the Santa Clara Fire Department volunteers to try to pinpoint how to best fight the blaze, which affected about a dozen small shops and restaurants in the Koreatown mall.
The use of drones by fire departments and police agencies has grown across the country from Connecticut to Spokane, Washington, though there are some controversies and hurdles surrounding their use.
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Detroit’s prosecutor wants firearm owners to secure their weapons, citing a wave of accidental shootings by children, NBC News reports.
Eight children have killed or been seriously injured with unsecured guns Wayne County, according to Prosecutor Kym Worthy. Most of the guns were legally owned by people who didn’t secure them, even though Michigan requires gun dealers to include a lock or safe-storage container with all sales.
Worthy wants to hold a meeting with hospital executives to plan a campaign to teach gun-owning parents how to keep their kids safe.
Laws requiring safe-storage have led to a decline in accidental shooting deaths nationally. But researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found a higher rate of these deaths in seven states that didn’t have safe-storage laws.
Since 2001, 868 children aged 14 and under have been killed nationally in accidental shootings and an estimated 10,543 children were injured during the same period, according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley has signed legislation outlawing most abortions at 20 weeks beyond fertilization.
The law took effect Wednesday with the Republican governor's signature. The only exceptions are if the mother's life is in jeopardy or a doctor determines the fetus can't survive outside the womb.