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  • Hezbollah Scout Scoped Out Attack Targets in NYC, Boston, DC: Feds

    A scout for the militant group Hezbollah was looking at locations for attacks in New York, Boston and Washington and sending target information back to leadership in Lebanon, federal prosecutors said.

    They unveiled a nine-count indictment in Manhattan Federal Court on Thursday against Alexei Saab of Morristown, New Jersey, who has been in custody since July 9. The government alleges that Saab has been a Hezbollah member since 1996 and has extensive firearms and bomb-making training. 

    Among...


  • Police Pulling More Trucks Out of Service at Bay Bridge

    Six years after a horrific tractor-trailer crash on the Bay Bridge nearly killed a Charles County woman, police reports show police have pulled a fast-rising number of trucks out of service at the bridge for possible safety hazards.

    Maryland Transportation Authority citations and violation records obtained under a public records request show officers have ordered nearly 500 commercial vehicles out of service so far this year, a nearly 25 percent increase from all of 2018. Get Breaking News...


  • Gang Members Charged in Major Drug Operation

    Almost two dozen gang members face charges of running a big drug-dealing operation in Northern Virginia. The charges come after an investigation that involved both Fairfax County Police and the FBI. Northern Virginia Bureau Chief Julie Carey reports several of the gang members are also suspects in the killing of a young Fairfax County man.


  • MSNBC's Climate Forum: What Happened on Day 1

    U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet of Colorado worries that American democracy is not up to transitioning to a clean energy economy. Entrepreneur Andrew Yang would invest in the next generation nuclear power and propose a constitutional amendment to “safeguard the environment.” Those were some of the candidate stances during a forum focused solely on climate change. 

    They were appearing Thursday and Friday to talk about tackling what has become a top issue for the 2020 election. MSNBC’s Chris Hayes and...


  • Antonio Brown Breaks Silence as a Patriot, Doesn't Address Legal Issues

    Antonio Brown spoke to the media Thursday, his first time doing so since he joined the New England Patriots in a blockbuster move.He only spoke for about a minute, and didn't touch on the sexual misconduct


  • Family of 5-Year-Old Who Vanished From NJ Park Pleads for Help

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    The grandmother of a 5-year-old girl now missing for the last 72 hours from a park in Bridgeton, New Jersey, pleaded for the public's help Thursday.  Cops: Missing NJ Girl, 5, Was Lured Into Van From Playground Norma Pérez asked members of the Cumberland County community, which consists of many Mexican immigrants, to tell investigators of any details they may know about the afternoon disappearance of Dulce Maria Alavez.

    "Please, if you know something that will help us...


  • The Far Side’s Return Could be Near

    Far Side fans it may be time to rejoice. There are positive signs that Gary Larson's iconic comic strip may be returning.Photo Credit: AP


  • Dog Owner Seeks Apology From Dog Sitting App After Pug Dies

    Los Angeles resident Constance Melkonian was seeking an explanation from the dog sitting company Rover after her 9-month old pug Shrimp died while under the care of one of the app's sitters. On Saturday, Sept.Photo Credit: Constance Melkonian This story uses functionality that may not work in our app. Click here to open the story in your web browser.


  • DC Parking Spaces to Be Transformed Into Mini Parks

    Look out for a change of scenery across D.C. this Friday, in spaces once reserved for parked cars.

    PARK(ing) Day 2019 will turn select parking spots into mini-parks.  Get Breaking News Alerts With the NBC Washington App The annual event involves approved pitches to the D.C. Department of Transportation. 

    The event aims to celebrate public space and encourage residents and visitors to rethink the amount of space dedicated to parking. It began in San Francisco and has since spread all over the...


  • 'Don't Do This': Body Cam Video Shows Md. Officers Save Man

    Emotional police body camera footage shows officers rescue a young man in crisis who was on the ledge of a Maryland bridge and about to jump.

    The footage released Thursday shows officers urging an 18-year-old not to jump off the Union March Bridge, also known as the Cabin John Bridge, on Monday in Bethesda. Where to Find Help "Don't do this, please!" Officer Marcella West cries to the man again and again. "We need you here. Look at me. I mean this with everything I've got."

    West, Officer...


  • Novartis Halts Distribution of Zantac Over Contaminant Fear

    Novartis AG's Sandoz unit said on Wednesday it was halting distribution of its versions of the drug commonly known as Zantac in all its markets, including the United States and Canada, after contaminants were found in the heartburn drug, Reuters reported.

    The Swiss drugmaker's steps follow an investigation by U.S. and European regulators into the presence of low levels of the impurity N-nitrosodimethylamine (NDMA) in ranitidine, the generic name for the drug marketed as Zantac. Amazon Expands...


  • 2020 Candidates Say How They Would Combat Climate Change

    First in an occasional series of articles on top issues in the 2020 presidential election.

    Young climate change activists are trying to force global warming to the forefront of the 2020 presidential race, which has so far been dominated by other topics.

    While candidates have released plans to curb climate change, until recently many have been more focused on universal health care, gun control, race, criminal justice and President Donald Trump. One Democratic contender who made climate change a...