The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree will be lit during a ceremony on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol.
The holiday shopping season has also become the holiday shipping season. There are important shipping deadlines to keep in mind as the holidays approach. NBC's Chris Clackum reports.
A nephew of 1930s gangster John Dillinger needs a cemetery's permission to exhume the notorious criminal's Indianapolis gravesite to prove whether he's actually buried there, a judge ruled Wednesday in dismissing the nephew's lawsuit against the cemetery.
Marion County Superior Court Judge Timothy Oakes granted Crown Hill Cemetery's motion to dismiss Michael Thompson's lawsuit, saying Indiana law requires the cemetery's consent.
You've got your holiday shopping list made and you're checking it twice.
But are you getting the right gifts for the right people? And what should you do if you are strapped for cash?
Following some simple gift-giving rules can help you easily navigate the holiday season. They can also help set the tone for your relationships for the upcoming year.
President Donald Trump has called Canada’s prime minister “two-faced” after Justin Trudeau was caught gossiping about Trump with other leaders. Trudeau could be heard saying French President Emmanuel Macron “was late because he takes a 40-minute press conference off the top." That was a reference to Trump’s long Q&A with journalists earlier Tuesday. Trump said Wednesday he believes Trudeau was upset that he broached the fact that Canada falls short of a NATO spending target.
It's time to set the record straight.
On Nov. 23, Justin Timberlake started making headlines but for all the wrong reasons. The 38-year-old actor was pictured with his "Palmer" co-star, Alisha Wainwright, in a questionable situation—at least for a married man. According to The Sun, who first reported the news and obtained pictures and videos of the two co-stars, the two were seen holding hands and one of the pictures also showed the 30-year-old actress with her hand on Timberlake's knee.
However, a source told E! News that "there is absolutely nothing going on between them."
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Players who test positive for opioids would enter treatment and not be suspended under the change to Major League Baseball's drug agreement being negotiated by management and the players' association, according to union head Tony Clark.
Talks to add testing for opioids began following the death this year of Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs. Players have been tested for performance-enhancing substances since 2004 and for banned stimulants since 2006.
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A new and distinct problem has been discovered in air bags made by the now bankrupt company Takata which has led to at least one death.
The recently discovered malfunction is different than the defect that led to at least 24 deaths and hundreds of injuries worldwide, though the result, like the earlier issue, leads to air bags that can explode and hurl shrapnel, killing or injuring people.
The company is adding about 1.4 million front driver inflators to recalls in the U.S., according to government documents posted Wednesday.
Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang's campaign has been in contact with the FBI about emailed death threats about the hopeful and his staff and supporters, NBC News confirmed Tuesday.
The Hill reported earlier Tuesday that the Yang campaign reached out to the FBI about the threats during the candidate’s latest swing through New Hampshire.
A Yang campaign official said that it received emailed threats Monday about Yang and specific public events and immediately contacted the FBI and local law enforcement out of an abundance of caution.
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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter was discharged from a hospital Wednesday after being treated for a urinary tract infection, a spokeswoman said.
Carter, 95, was discharged from Phoebe Sumter Medical Center in Americus, Georgia, Carter Center spokeswoman Deanna Congileo said.
“He said he looks forward to further rest and recovery at home in Plains, Georgia,” Congileo said. “He and Mrs. Carter wish everyone peace and joy this holiday season.”
Carter has overcome several health challenges in recent years.
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A Virginia teacher was charged with assault after he allegedly grabbed an 11-year-old girl by the ankles and held her upside down.
Tenkoran Agyeman, 40, was arrested Tuesday after the incident was reported to have occurred at Rippon Middle School in Woodbridge on Nov. 1 or Nov. 4, Prince William County police said Wednesday.
Police say Agyeman grabbed the student and held her upside down, "resulting in the victim's head striking a nearby desk." No injuries were reported.
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A proposal to address Venezuela’s power crisis with the help of the United Nations is proving a political hot potato for Nicolas Maduro’s opponents.
On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled National Assembly at the last minute scratched a scheduled debate on a $350 million credit from a regional development bank to supply emergency power to areas in Venezuela that have been in the dark from blackouts for months.
A star Philadelphia high school football player was shot and killed by his twin brother Sunday evening, police said.
Suhail Gillard was allegedly shot once in the chest by Fayaadh Gillard around 5:20 p.m. inside their father's apartment at the Liberty Towers in the Overbrook neighborhood, investigators said.
Two people were killed and one was injured before a gunman killed himself in a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii Wednesday.
Hundreds of thousands of Americans who rely on the federal food stamp program will lose their benefits under a new Trump administration rule that will tighten work requirements for recipients.
The move by the administration is the latest in its attempt to scale back the social safety net for low-income Americans. It is the first of three proposed rules targeting the Supplemental Nutrition Program, known as SNAP, to be finalized. The program feeds more than 36 million people.
The plan, announced Wednesday, will limit states from exempting work-eligible adults from having to maintain steady employment in order to receive benefits. The Agriculture Department estimates the change would save roughly $5.5 billion over five years and cut benefits for roughly 688,000 SNAP recipients. That's down from its original estimate that 750,000 people would lose benefits.