A driver in northern New Jersey ended up in the Hackensack River Tuesday morning after hitting the gas instead of the brakes after leaving a car wash located right along the estuary, according to authorities.
Video captured the SUV pulling out of the car wash in Hackensack, then suddenly accelerating – plunging right into the water.
John Paul Stevens moved left as the Supreme Court shifted to the right during his nearly 35 years as a justice.
That's how the bow-tie wearing Republican from the Midwest emerged as the leader of the high court's liberal wing and a strong proponent of abortion rights, consumer protection and limits on the death penalty.
Stevens, who died Tuesday at age 99 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, served longer than all but two justices and was the second-oldest after Oliver Wendell Holmes in the court's nearly 230 years.
Amazon's 2019 summer blow-out sold more items than Black Friday and Cyber Monday combined, according to the e-commerce behemoth, despite strikes and protests scheduled to coincide with Prime Day.
Community members in Orem, Utah are in shock after a freak golfing accident killed a little girl. Investigators say 6-year-old Aria Hill was sitting in a golf cart next to a tee box when her father hit a...
Asylum-seekers gathered in Nuevo Laredo, across the border from Texas, grappled to understand what a new U.S. policy that all but eliminates refuge claims by Central Americans and many others meant for their bids to find a better life in America amid a chaos of rumors, confusion and fear.
The policy went into effect Tuesday and represents the most forceful attempt to date by President Donald Trump to slash the number of people seeking asylum in the United States. It denies asylum to anyone who shows up on the Mexican border after traveling through another country, something Central American migrants have to do.
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Civil liberties groups on Wednesday asked for a temporary restraining order blocking the Trump administration's effort to effectively end asylum at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The American Civil Liberties Union and others filed the request seeking a Thursday hearing in San Francisco. The groups sued Tuesday and want the judge to block the policy while the case is heard. A second lawsuit is pending in Washington, D.C.
Hundreds of immigrants have showed up at border crossings in hopes of getting into the U.S. But the new rules that went into effect earlier this week bar most migrants from seeking protection as refugees if they have passed through another country first.
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Apple and Google are rolling out dozens of new emojis that of course include cute critters, but the tech giants also continue to push the boundaries of inclusion and diversity. The announcement coincides with Wednesday's World Emoji Day. Apple Inc. is releasing new variants of its holding hands emoji that allow people to pick any combination of skin tone and gender, 75 possible combinations in all. There are also wheelchairs, prosthetic arms and legs, as well as a new guide dog and an ear with a hearing aid.
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Last September, Darrion Johnson’s brother Delmonte, 19, an activist with Chicago anti-violence organization Good Kids Mad City, was shot in the chest and stomach blocks from his home. He died 45 minutes later at a hospital.
Darrion, now 14, was down the street and heard the shots that led to his brother's death, NBC News reported. Today Darrion wonders if his brother might have survived if someone who was nearby had known how to help him.
It was that unanswered question that drove Darrion to attend Good Kids Mad City's first responder training course on Chicago's South Side. He, along with a dozen other teens, practiced putting pressure on a fake bullet wound, checked for a pulse and began two-handed chest compressions on a teen pretending to be a gunshot victim.
The training was a sobering reminder that many young people in Chicago’s most distressed neighborhoods are expected to fend for themselves in the face of gun violence and gang activity.
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A 6-year-old Utah girl who went to a golf course with her father died after being hit on the neck by a ball that he hit, NBC News reported.
NBC affiliate KSL reported that the girl, identified as Aria Hill, was sitting in a golf cart on a course in Orem, when she was struck.
David Smith, Aria's uncle, told KSL that the girl's father often took her golfing. He said she was just directly adjacent to her father, who he called an experienced golfer.
"She was his golfing buddy; she loved doing it and she would always be the one in the cart," he told the station.
Police Lt. Trent Colledge told the Associated Press they have no plans to press charges over what appeared to be a tragic accident.
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A Murrieta mother who was inside her home when a deadly gas explosion erupted is still in disbelief that she escaped the blast with only minor injuries.
A fire marshal forced Alexis Haaland to evacuate her Southern California home Monday morning after a solar company employee working at her house dug into a gas line.
A toddler was at the center of a close call on Lake Michigan this week after his mother lost hold of an inflatable duck with the young boy on it and the floatie was quickly carried away by the wind.
What began as a peaceful day at the lake in Michigan City, Indiana, quickly turned to panic Monday afternoon.
A witness began waving for help after the mom lost hold of the inflatable duck.
The scene was captured on video, showing the floatie quickly being pulled out into the lake.
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Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff is recommending that the agency cut back on inspections at the country's nuclear reactors, a cost-cutting move promoted by the nuclear power industry but denounced by opponents as a threat to public safety.
The recommendations, made public Tuesday, include reducing the time and scope of some annual inspections at the nation's 90-plus nuclear power plants. Some other inspections would be cut from every two years to every three years.
Some of the staff's recommendations would require a vote by the commission, which has a majority of members appointed or reappointed by President Donald Trump, who has urged agencies to reduce regulatory requirements for industries.
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 mission, the National Air and Space Museum is recreating the historic moment with a life-sized projection of the Saturn V rocket on the Washington Monument.
The "once-in-a-lifetime" event is part of the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum's celebration of the 50th anniversary of the first moon landing.
From Tuesday to Thursday, the 363-foot Saturn V rocket will be projected on the east face of the Washington Monument — the side facing the Capitol Building — for two hours each night, from 9:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Two little blue penguins just couldn't stay away from a New Zealand sushi store, returning to nest there even after police had captured them and escorted them back to the ocean.
Wellington police described them as "waddling vagrants," while the store's co-owner joked he had no idea that word of his tasty raw fish had reached as far as the subaquatic community.
But Jack Mace, an operations manager for the Department of Conservation, said the birds would have simply thought they had found a snug burrow underneath the store and wouldn't have taken note of what was being sold above them.
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Los Angeles County will pay $53 million to settle a lawsuit that alleged tens of thousands of women were given invasive group strip searches at a jail, according to court filings Tuesday.
The class-action lawsuit was filed in 2010 on behalf of former inmates who said they were placed in groups of up to 50 and ordered to expose their genitals while deputies shouted degrading comments.
The searches during intake inspections at the Sheriff's Department's Century Regional Detention Facility caused the women trauma and humiliation, the lawsuit said. Many of the examinations occurred at night in a bus garage that was without heaters until 2014, the suit said.