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The woman at the heart of a confrontation on an American Airlines Friday will be represented by the same lawyer working on behalf of the passenger dragged off a United Airlines flight earlier this month, NBC News reported.
Attorney Thomas Demetrio is representing the woman seen crying after a male flight attendant allegedly took her stroller by force and nearly hit her baby, he said in an exclusive interview with the "Today" show Monday.
Demetrio called the American Airlines incident a "microcosm of the entire problem," with "a flight attendant out of control." The attendant has since been grounded.
Video of the incident shows a woman sobbing while holding her baby, pleading for her stroller back aboard the flight from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth. Witnesses told NBC News that the attendant also aggressively took the stroller away, nearly hitting her baby.
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President Donald Trump spoke to the commander of the orbiting International Space Station Monday, Peggy Whitson, the day she became the American astronaut to have spent the most time in space.
Early Monday, the International Space Station commander surpassed the record of 534 days, two hours and 48 minutes for most accumulated time in orbit by an American. That record was set last year by Jeffrey Williams.
Trump called it "a special day in the glorious history of american spaceflight," and asked Whitson how it felt to have set the record.
She called it "a huge honor" and thanked the NASA crew that helped make it possible.
Body camera footage shows a Florida police officer being dragged by a driver attempting to flee a traffic stop.
Police said Frank Wetzel, 61, was pulled over after blowing through a stop sign.
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The former Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a teenage student last month must face up to his "horrible" actions, his sister told NBC News — but she still loves him.
Daphne Quinn spoke to Tad Cummins over the weekend and wants everyone to know her brother is not a monster, she said in an exclusive interview to be aired Monday on "Today."
Cummins, 50, is charged with sexual contact and aggravated kidnapping of a 15-year-old girl, whom he disappeared with in March. They were found more than 2,000 miles away from home in a cabin in far northern California.
"He's done this horrible thing, that he has to pay for," Quinn told NBC News. "But he's still my brother and I love him."
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Three African countries have been chosen to test the world's first malaria vaccine, the World Health Organization announced Monday. Ghana, Kenya and Malawi will begin piloting the injectable vaccine next year with hundreds of thousands of young children, who have been at highest risk of death.
The vaccine, which has partial effectiveness, has the potential to save tens of thousands of lives if used with existing measures, the WHO regional director for Africa, Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, said in a statement. The challenge is whether impoverished countries can deliver the required four doses of the vaccine for each child.
Malaria remains one of the world's most stubborn health challenges, infecting more than 200 million people every year and killing about half a million, most of them children in Africa. Bed netting and insecticides are the chief protection.
A 4-year-old girl is already out of the hospital and is said to be in good shape after she fell out the back door of a moving church bus, which continued driving down the road.
Volunteer firefighter Ryan Ciampoli was driving behind the bus in Harrison, Arkansas, Friday when his dashcam recorded the moment the girl tumbled to the ground. The video shows Ciampoli stop his truck, get out and approach the girl, who he said was unconcious at first but then started to wake up.
Ciampoli, a licensed EMT, picked up the little girl, who had cuts on her face and blood coming out of her nose and mouth.
North Korea marks the founding anniversary of its military on Tuesday, and South Korea and its allies are bracing for the possibility that it could conduct another nuclear test or launch an intercontinental ballistic missile for the first time.
North Korea often marks significant dates by displaying its military capability. It so far has carried out five nuclear tests.
Such a move could test the developing North Korea policies of U.S. President Donald Trump, who has reportedly settled on a strategy that emphasizes increased pressure on North Korea with the help of China, the North's only major ally, instead of military options or trying to overthrow North Korea's government.
A 35-year-old man was arrested after he allegedly kidnapped a New Jersey high school student and forced him to drive around Paterson to buy drugs and pick up prostitutes, police say.
The student was waiting at a McDonald’s drive-thru window in Wayne Thursday when a man approached him around 9 p.m. and asked to use his cell phone, according to Wayne Police Capt. Laurence Martin.
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For nearly 100 days, President Donald Trump has rattled Washington and been chastened by its institutions.
He's startled world leaders with his unpredictability and tough talk, but won their praise for a surprise strike on Syria.
He's endured the steady drip of investigations and a seemingly endless churn of public personnel drama.
"It's a different kind of a presidency," Trump said in an Oval Office interview with The Associated Press, an hour-long conversation as he approached Saturday's key presidential benchmark.
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Former President Barack Obama met Sunday with at-risk young men and boys in his hometown of Chicago before his first major post-presidency speech.
The former president spent time at a roundtable with youth from the organization Chicago Create Real Economic Destiny located in the Roseland/Pullman neighborhood in South Side Chicago where Obama started as a community organizer at age 25.
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Marine biologists euthanized a 10-foot whale that stranded itself on the Bronx's only beach.
The whale, believed to be a young humpback, was discovered on Orchard Beach just before noon on Sunday, the NYPD said.
The Riverhead Marine Foundation, which responds to injured marine animals, was called to the scene to evaluate the mammal, police said.
However, later Sunday the mammal was put down.
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For hundreds of years, an imposing white oak tree has watched over a New Jersey community and a church, providing protection from the blazing summer sun, serving as a scenic backdrop for thousands of photos and — according to legend — was a picnic site for George Washington.
But the tree — believed to be among the oldest in the nation — is not long for its place in the church graveyard that it's called home for 600 years. Crews are due Monday at the Basking Ridge Presbyterian Church in Bernards to begin removing the tree.
The two to three days of chopping and pulling will draw attention from residents of a bedroom community about 30 miles (48 kilometers) west of New York that has long celebrated its white oak
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Outback police have arrested a 12-year-old boy who was almost a third of his way toward driving solo across Australia.
The unlicensed boy had driven more than 1,300 kilometers (800 miles) from his home in Kendall on the east coast when he was stopped by traffic police on Saturday on the Barrier Highway near the remote mining town of Broken Hill.
He was pulled over because a bumper bar was dragging on the road, New South Wales police said in a statement Sunday.
A food company is recalling frozen hash browns from stores in nine states because the potatoes may have pieces of golf balls in them.
McCain Foods USA's recall notice said the golf balls apparently were "inadvertently harvested'' along with the potatoes and chopped up. They say the pieces could be a choking hazard, but no injuries have been reported.
The company is recalling 2-pound bags of Harris Teeter Brand Frozen Southern Style Hash Browns in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, District of Columbia, Delaware, Florida, Georgia and Maryland.
President Donald Trump hosted members of the United Nations Security Council in a meeting at the White House Monday, NBC News reported.
The ambassadors of the 15-member group were expected to have coffee with members of Congress in the morning and then head to the White House to meet and have lunch with the president, sources told NBC News ahead of the meeting.
North Korea was likely be a major topic of discussion, as the North continues to threaten testing its nuclear capabilities and threaten other countries.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley was expected to attend the gathering. She is serving this month as the president of the Security Council, a role that rotates each month.
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