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A north San Diego woman is on a mission to honor the legacy of a man she barely knows - all because he did something nice for her. Matthew Jackson offered to pay for Jamie-Lynne Knighten groceries, which came out to more than $200 but couldn't pay for because of a hold on her credit card. Days later, she called the gym where he worked to say what an amazing person she had on staff. "That's when [the manager] started crying," Knighten said.
Students at a middle school in Melrose, Massachusetts, could face disciplinary action and possibly even criminal charges following a bullying incident Friday that school officials say was inspired by an episode of the show South Park.
The incident occurred Friday when students at Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School chose to imitate a 2005 South Park episode called "Ginger Kids," in which they target and kick red heads, according to a statement posted on the school's website.
School officials called the incident "unacceptable," saying the students used "poor judgment." They said the incident did not involve the entire seventh grade, and for the most part didn't include students in grades six and eight.
Hundreds of people filled a Minneapolis church on Wednesday for the funeral of a black man whose death in a confrontation with police has sparked days of ongoing protests, while charges were pending against four men suspected in a shooting that wounded several of the protesters.
Impassioned speeches from pastors and Jamar Clark's relatives were occasionally interrupted by shouts and applause inside the cavernous Shiloh Temple International Ministries. Several relatives wore white T-shirts that read, "I matter," with Clark's picture on the back.
Programs also adorned with a photo of Clark described the 24-year-old as a man who "liked to swim, fish, listen to music, play basketball, be with family and take trips to Charlotte, North Carolina."
With his two daughters, Sasha and Malia, standing next to him, President Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey at the annual White House ceremony in the Rose Garden on Wednesday.
“Abe is now a free bird. He is TOTUS—the Turkey of the United States," Obama declared.
When Obama approached Abe, the turkey gobbled loudly.
"Don't interrupt," Obama said.
Two brothers accused of beating and urinating on a homeless immigrant in Boston, one of whom said they were inspired in part by Donald Trump's comments about immigrants, faced a judge Wednesday.
Scott Leader and his brother Steven Leader were arraigned after being indicted on Nov. 5. Scott Leader is being held on $75,000 bail, and Steven Leader is being held on 50,000.
The men allegedly kicked, punched and urinated on the victim, a 58-year-old Mexican immigrant who was sleeping near the JFK/UMass MBTA station, around 12:30 a.m. on Aug. 19. One of the brothers allegedly hit the victim repeatedly with a metal pole.
The lawyers for a New Hampshire prep school grad convicted of sexually assaulting his classmate have filed an appeal, court documents show.
Twenty-year-old Owen Labrie was convicted in August of a misdemeanor sexual assault and a felony count of using a computer to lure a minor for a 2014 incident with a girl at St. Paul's School in Concord.
He registered on the state's sex offender registery on Tuesday. His felony conviction will require him to register for life as a sex offender.
Early next year, Delta Air Lines will stop allowing flyers to check their pets as their luggage, a policy some other airlines have already adopted.
After March 1, some small dogs, cats and other pets can fly in the aircraft cabin for a fee, but larger dogs and other pets must be shipped in a plane’s cargo hold through Delta Cargo for flights within the United States.
Delta joins other airlines that do not accept pets as checked baggage, including JetBlue, Southwest and United Airlines.
A website about traveling with pets, Bring Fido, details the policies of a number of airlines.
The Humane Society of the United States recommends bringing your pet with you in the cabin if air travel is necessary.
The Russian pilot rescued in Syria after his jet was shot down by Turkey said Wednesday he was eager to get back to the battlefield, NBC News reported.
"Our military medics can work wonders," Capt. Konstantin Murtakhtin said on Russian television after a 12-hour rescue mission brought him to safety at Russia's base in Latakia. "I am very eager to be discharged from the hospital to get back to the ranks."
"I have a little debt to pay back for the commander," Murtakhtin added, referring to his colleague Lt. Col. Oleg Peshkov, who Moscow said died in the ordeal.
Russia has awarded Murtakhtin an Order of Courage medal. Peshkov was posthumously given the Hero of Russia award — one of the highest honorary titles bestowed by the Russian government.
Meanwhile, Turkey's Foreign Ministry said Wednesday the foreign ministers of Turkey and Russia have agreed to meet for talks over the downing of the warplane, The Associated Press reported. But Russia's foreign minister said a meeting hadn't been confirmed.
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Protesters gathered on Chicago's Near West Side Tuesday evening after officials released the dash-cam video showing the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald by a Chicago police officer last year.
About 75 demonstrators gathered peacefully during a press conference with Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. Chicago officials released the dash-cam video after the press conference.
Many of the demonstrators directed anger at police and prosecutors for filing charges against Officer Jason Van Dyke more than a year after he fatally shot McDonald.
Chicago police officers and state police walked alongside the protesters, who remained peaceful.
A campaign spokeswoman for former Arkansas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee says he's recovering after having knee surgery in Little Rock.
Spokeswoman Alice Stewart says Huckabee injured his knee on the campaign trail three weeks ago and underwent surgery Wednesday morning at a Little Rock hospital.
Stewart says Huckabee had hoped to go duck hunting while back in Arkansas for the Thanksgiving holiday, but will instead spend the weekend recovering before getting back to the campaign trail Monday.
Huckabee is making his second bid for president after running unsuccessfully in 2008.
She looks like all the others before her: perfect hair, cute outfit, dynamite body. But she’s nothing like her predecessors. America’s most iconic toy has evolved. “Hello Barbie” is the world’s first artificial intelligence-enabled Barbie doll.
She is connected to Wi-Fi, remembers what a child says and is able to carry on a conversation, making her seem like she is alive.
“She can actually talk to you,” said 9-year-old Zsofia. “And not fake talking.” Those expressions are stored in the cloud and accessed from a smart phone.
But NBC 5 Investigates found parents are not the only ones able to get that information.
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In the weeks since terrorists killed 130 people in Paris and wounded hundreds more, bullet holes were found at a mosque in Connecticut, threats were called in to two others in Florida and a man left a fake bomb outside a fourth in Virginia. More than 30 of the country's governors announced that Syrian refugees were not welcome in their states, while Southwest Airlines tried to keep a Philadelphia pizza parlor owner and his friend off a flight after a fellow passenger heard them speaking Arabic. And Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump, who had already suggested a registry for Muslims, revived a debunked claim that they celebrated in the streets of New Jersey as the Twin Towers fell.
That other Thanksgiving tradition — congested highways and jammed airports — is getting underway with gas prices low and terrorism fears high.
An estimated 46.9 million Americans are expected to take a car, plane, bus or train at least 50 miles from home over the long holiday weekend, according to the motoring organization AAA. That would be an increase of more than 300,000 people over last year, and the most travelers since 2007.
Among the reasons given for the increase: an improving economy and the cheapest gasoline for this time of year since 2008.
Anyone trekking to a major airport should factor in 50 extra minutes on the road, according to the traffic date company INRIX — and that's just getting to the airport, never mind getting through security.
Though there have been no changes to the nation's terror alert status, the recent attacks in Paris, West Africa and elsewhere prompted the State Department to warn American travelers about the risks overseas.
When Turkey shot a Russian warplane out of the sky on Tuesday for allegedly violating its airspace, the reaction was swift.
Russia's government called it a "criminal" act and vowed retaliation, while NATO quickly backed alliance-member Turkey's version of events.
The incident set off frantic fearmongering about a new Cold War and saw "WWIII" rise as a Twitter trend.
That may have been partly because NATO's treaty states that an attack on one member state constitutes an attack on all. That principle of collective defense is enshrined in Article 5 of the alliance's treaty — and was invoked for the first time in wake of the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S.
But analysts say this week's incident involving the Russian Su-24 jet just doesn't measure up.
The holiday season is upon us. Here's what shoppers can expect if they're heading out to stores at any point during the holiday shopping season.