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The suspect in a fatal Manhattan stabbing of a 66-year-old man told detectives he specifically traveled to New York City to attack black people, police said.
James Harris Jackson, a 28-year-old white man, told police officers that he taveled to New York City to commit the crime because of its reputation as "the media capital of the world", NYPD's Chief of Detectives for Manhattan William Aubrey said at a press conference Wednesday.
"He knew what he was doing when he was coming up here," Aubrey said.
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Pope Francis has described Europe's refugee and migrant crisis as the biggest tragedy since World War II. Francis urged tourists and pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Wednesday during his weekly public audience "not to forget" the problem but instead welcome and help refugees. He also encouraged efforts to integrate them in society. He said integration should keep in mind "the reciprocal rights and duties of those who welcome and those who are welcomed."
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A New York man allegedly threw his girlfriend's dog off the balcony to its death during an argument, police say.
Reports of sexual assaults and domestic violence among Los Angeles' Latino population have plummeted since the beginning of the year, amid fears that immigrants in the country illegally could face deportation if they interact with police or appear in court, the city's police chief said.
Since the beginning of 2017, sexual assault reports have dropped 25 percent and domestic violence reports have decreased by 10 percent among Latinos, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday. Similar decreases weren't seen in other ethnic groups, he said.
"Imagine your sister, your mother, not reporting a sexual assault for fear that their family will be torn apart," Beck said Tuesday.
Around the nation, President Donald Trump's efforts to crack down on the estimated 11 million immigrants living illegally in the U.S. have sparked fear and anxiety, leading many people to try to avoid any contact with law enforcement.
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House Republicans could lose the vote for their party's signature health care bill, according to a tally by NBC News.
As of Tuesday afternoon, with 48 hours to go before the vote, at least 27 Republicans have said they are voting against or are leaning toward voting against the American Health Care Act, which would defeat the bill and deal a huge defeat to the GOP and President Donald Trump.
The tally comes after Trump traveled to Capitol Hill Tuesday morning attempting to seal the deal with undecided members of his party.
The key vote is expected Thursday. Jim Jordan of Ohio, Mark Meadows of North Carolina and Louie Gohmert of Texas are just a few of the Republicans who are either against the bill or leaning against it.
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Maine game wardens seized five small alligators on Tuesday that were illegally being kept in Augusta.
Shortly after noon, game wardens responded to a call of a man in possession of alligators. Police found that Yifan Sun, 20, had the restricted species without proper permits.
Sun was issued a summons for importing or possessing wildlife without a permit.
The alligators were temporarily taken to the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife regional office in Sidney, Maine, for care.
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John J. Gotti, the 23-year-old grandson of the late Gambino crime boss for whom he is named, has been arrested in an arson case, along with reputed mobster Vincent Asaro, who investigators allege solicited the younger man to commit the crime.
The arson dates to 2012 in Howard Beach, authorities said. According to the FBI, Asaro, 82, was angry about a traffic dispute and wanted the man's car firebombed. He allegedly turned to Gotti for help.
Gotti and two associates allegedly robbed the Maspeth Federal Savings and Loan Association for nearly $5,500 two weeks after the arson.
Asaro is perhaps best known for being acquitted of racketeering and other charges in 2015 in connection with the notorious Lufthansa heist at John F. Kennedy International Airport, where more than $6 million in cash and jewels were stolen.
He was inducted into the Bonanno family more than 30 years ago and has previously held the position of captain.
he U.S.-backed, Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces said their fighters seized four villages south of the Euphrates and cut the main artery between Raqqa and northwestern Syria.
The group said in a statement on social media that U.S. infantry were also airlifted into the area of operations. The Pentagon said U.S. military advisers were on the ground in the Tabqa area to help coordinate the operation, but said the airlift was for Syrian fighters only. It said no U.S. troops were involved in fighting on the front line.
Tabqa lies 28 miles west of Raqqa. ISIS controls the town and a dam and military airfield nearby.
London's worst terrorist attack happened when four suicide bombers exploded backpacks filled with explosives on London’s public transportation in 2005, killing 52 people.
Three of the men blew themselves up on the London Underground and one on a double-decker bus during the morning rush hour of July 7. About 700 people were injured.
The four men were linked to al Qaeda and one, Mohammad Sidique Khan, claimed in a videotape released after the attack that the British public's support for governments that "perpetuate atrocities" against the Muslim world was to blame for the attack. Osama bin Laden's second-in-command, Ayman al-Zawahiri, praised the bombings.
It is not clear how many people were injured in London on Wednesday, March 22, when an attacker stabbed a police officer at the British Parliament, and a vehicle hit and injured several people on the nearby Westminster Bridge. The Parliament attacker was shot by police, who said the attack was being treated as a terrorist incident until more was known.
Former Polish foreign minister, Radosław Sikorski, posted video onto his Twitter account, showing people lying injured on the Westminster Bridge on March 22, 2017.
An Associated Press investigation found that President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, secretly worked for a Russian billionaire to advance the interests of Russian President Vladimir Putin. The investigation cites a memo purportedly written by Manafort, who acknowledged to NBC News that he worked for the billionaire but said he did not represent Russian political interests.
Google Maps users will soon be able to broadcast their movements to friends and family via the app — the latest test of how much privacy people are willing to sacrifice in an era of rampant sharing.
The location-monitoring feature will begin rolling out Wednesday in an update to the Google Maps mobile app, which is already installed on most of the world's smartphones. It will also be available on personal computers.
Google believes the new tool will be a more convenient way for people to let someone know where they are without having to text or call them. The Mountain View, California, company has set up the controls so individuals can decide with whom they want to share their whereabouts and for how long — anywhere from a few minutes to indefinitely.
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Easier classes, less homework and lots of sports — this is how American high schools are viewed by students from other countries studying in the U.S.
Despite a push in recent years to make the U.S. education system more competitive and effective, foreign exchange students continue to view American high school experience as much less stimulating, according to a study published Wednesday.
"You get this feeling — the kids from abroad come here, they spend a year, they think that school is easier here," said Tom Loveless, a fellow with the Brown Center on Education Policy with the Brookings Institutions. "We think we have made great strides in making our schools more challenging, here is at least one outside group that is in fact saying they are not terribly challenging."