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A man who pleaded guilty to murder after faking his girlfriend's suicide and telling friends about it has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. The Sarasota Herald-Tribune reports that 48-year-old Brian Wilson pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for the death of Jennifer Copeland in 2015. Prosecutors say Wilson told authorities that his 43-year-old girlfriend committed suicide, but confessed that he'd killed her to three people he knew. Prosecutors say he gave up on the false suicide story after learning that they had all agreed to testify against him.
For the last 32 years, a Massachusetts resident with Down syndrome came in to work at a McDonald's in Needham, a remarkable tenure that's finally come to an end. More than 100 employees, family and friends of Freia David gathered at the Chestnut Street restaurant on Monday to send her off in style. "Her smiles, her enthusiasm, and her daily hugs made our restaurant more than just a restaurant. It made us part of Freia's family," another McDonald's employee said.
Surrounded by smoke and flames, the sound of gunshots echoing around him, the young man crouched in the creek for hours, listening to the men in his family die.
On the other side of the mountain, another survivor peered through binoculars as the handcuffed men of neighboring villages were shot and then buried by a waiting bulldozer. For six days he watched as the extremists filled one grave after another with his friends and relatives.
In a 14-hour session that was less electric than expected, Brazil's suspended president proclaimed her innocence at her impeachment trial Monday, branding her vice president a "usurper," calling the drive to oust her a "coup" and warning senators that history will judge them harshly if they oust a democratically elected leader on false charges.
Dilma Rousseff's much anticipated appearance before senators who will decide as early as Tuesday whether to permanently remove her from office was characterized by the same defiance she has shown throughout an impeachment process that has divided Latin America's most populous nation. But it was also more civil than the three previous impeachment trial sessions, when lawmakers from both sides got into heated exchanges.
Gene Wilder was born Jerome Silberman, but his stage name proved to be a well-chosen moniker. The comic actor, in his greatest roles, earned via all-out commitment dangerous laughs by portraying the wild mood shifts of a man perpetually on the verge of a breakdown – and explosion.
Sen. Marco Rubio has earned the support of Florida's Republican voters to seek a second term, a decision he made at the last minute after his failed presidential bid.
Rubio beat millionaire developer Carlos Beruff, the only major GOP candidate to stay in the race after Rubio decided to run for re-election two days before the deadline to make the ballot. He had said for months he wouldn't run again no matter what happened in the presidential race.
Recent false alarms scares in US airports have exposed the lack of training and preparation for large evacuations of people in public areas, travel experts told NBC News.
It has happened three times at major airports this summer, the latest at Los Angeles International on Sunday, when rumors of gunfire sent thousands of people fleeing from terminals and onto airfields and roads, forcing authorities to stop flights and send all travelers back through security checkpoints.
Similar panics unfolded at New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport: a mistaken report of shots fired on Aug. 14 and a false bomb scare on June 29.
Anthony Roman, who runs a security consulting firm in New York said having people in an active tarmac, an environment they're absolutely unfamiliar with, and allow them to go on open roadways while traffic is still moving, is obscene.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which runs and polices JFK, did not return messages seeking comment on Monday. Neither did the Los Angeles Airport Police Division.
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French President Francois Hollande has criticized Turkey's "contradictory" military intervention in Syria and warned Russia not to become a "protagonist" in the war.
Hollande, in a diplomatic speech Tuesday, said "multiple, contradictory interventions carry the risk of a general inflammation" of the fighting that has devastated the country.
Two U.S. pilots were freed on bail Monday in a Scottish court after they were arrested as they were preparing to fly from Scotland to New Jersey while allegedly under the influence of alcohol, court officials told NBC News.
The men — identified in court documents as United Airlines pilots Carlos Roberto Licona, 46, of Humble, Texas, and Paul Brady Grebenc, 35, of Columbus, Mississippi — appeared in Paisley Sheriff Court on charges that they violated a section of Britain's Railways and Transport Safety Act that says pilots can't exceed a blood-alcohol level of .02.
The pilots were arrested Saturday morning as they tried to check in at Glasgow Airport. Authorities wouldn't say exactly how much alcohol was registered in their systems.
The flight, destined for Newark International Airport with 141 passengers aboard, was supposed to have departed at 9 a.m. (4 a.m. ET) Saturday, but it didn't take off until 6:45 p.m. after the airline secured a replacement crew, Erin Benson, a spokeswoman for United Airlines, told NBC News.
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John Lennon's killer will remain behind bars after being denied parole for the ninth time.
The New York state Board of Parole on Monday announced that it has again denied parole to Mark David Chapman, who on Dec. 8, 1980, shot and killed the former Beatle outside his luxury Manhattan apartment.
The 61-year-old Chapman pleaded guilty to second-degree murder and is serving a sentence of 20-years to life in Wende Correctional Facility in western New York.
Fox News Channel says Andrea Tantaros is not a "victim" but "an opportunist" in its response to the sexual-harassment lawsuit filed last week by the former Fox News host.
In that response, filed Monday in New York, the network is calling for arbitration which it says is in accordance with her employment agreement. The network notes that she is already a party to pending arbitration after having been suspended by Fox, which has accused her of breaching her employment agreement by writing a book without prior authorization by the network.
Sen. John McCain’s primary opponent implied that if re-elected, McCain may not live long enough to fulfill another six-year term. Actually, the odds are in his favor.
Gene Wilder, the frizzy-haired actor who brought his deft comedic touch to such unforgettable roles as the neurotic accountant in "The Producers" and the deranged animator of "Young Frankenstein," has died. He was 83. Wilder's nephew said Monday that the actor and writer died late Sunday at his home in Stamford, Connecticut, from complications from Alzheimer's disease.