Health officials say the number of U.S. heroin users has grown by about 300,000 over a decade. Most of the increase was among whites, across income levels.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Tuesday. It's based on annual face-to-face surveys of about 67,000 Americans — the government's main source of data on use of illegal drugs.
FBI agents and Indiana State Police raided the home of Subway restaurant spokesman Jared Fogle on Tuesday, removing electronics from the property and searching the house with a police dog.
FBI Special agent Wendy Osborne said the FBI was conducting an investigation in Zionsville, an affluent Indianapolis suburb, but wouldn't say whether it involved Fogle or describe the nature of the investigation.
Subway said in a statement that it was "very concerned" about the raid, which it believes "is related to a prior investigation" of a former employee of the Jared Foundation, an organization founded by Fogle to raise awareness about childhood obesity. Subway did not immediately say whether that employee was former foundation executive director Russell Taylor, who was arrested in May on child pornography charges.
An Air Force F-16 and a Cessna private plane collided at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday about 11 miles north of Charleston, South Carolina, the National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement. The F-16 pilot safely ejected and was taken to Joint Base Charleston, the NTSB said. The status of the Cessna or anyone aboard was still unknown. A witness told NBC affiliate WCBD the explosion looked like a "ball of fire in the air." An NTSB team will investigate the crash. "Our thoughts are with the friends and family of anyone aboard the civilian aircraft," the NTSB statement said.
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The South Carolina Senate has given the final approval Tuesday to remove the Confederate battle flag from State House grounds, NBC News reported. The 36-3 vote Tuesday now sends the bill to the House, where it faces a less certain future. Several powerful House Republicans, including Speaker Jay Lucas, have not yet said how they'll vote. If the bill passes the house, it would head to the desk of Gov. Nikki Haley, who has said the flag's removal would be a way to honor the nine black victims gunned down by a white gunman at a Charleston church.
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Two New Jersey teens were arrested on animal cruelty charges after one allegedly lured a family of geese onto a road, then posted video of the other apparently mowing down the fowl with an SUV to the social media app Snapchat, authorities say. The 17-year-old boys, both juniors at Colonia High School in Middlesex County, allegedly recorded video of one of them running over three geese in a roadway on June 8, according to the New Jersey SPCA. The short video shows the geese sitting in the roadway. The SUV zooms by, crushing the geese underneath. Laughter can be heard off-camera as the vehicle leaves the frame. The carcass of at least one goose was found later on Dorsett Drive.
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At least three more Portuguese man-of-wars washed up on beaches Tuesday, the latest in a string of sightings of the potentially deadly jellyfish-like creatures that have been washing up along the shores of New York and New Jersey in the last several weeks. One of the venomous purple creatures was found on the beach on Fire Island Tuesday morning, while another two were spotted along beaches in Ship Bottom and Margate in New Jersey. At least one of the man-of-wars, in Margate, has been removed from the sand.
Two Americans and a Briton were gored and eight other people were injured Tuesday as thousands of daredevils dashed alongside fighting bulls through the streets of Pamplona on the first bull run of the annual San Fermin festival, organizers said.
A mugger stole an Illinois tourist's purse as she walked her two golden retrievers in Central Park Tuesday morning, making off with $20 and a bag of dog treats, according to the NYPD. The woman was not injured in the robbery. Her dogs later got a ride in an NYPD patrol car as authorities searched for the robber.
Legislation to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives in California has stalled amid fierce opposition from religious groups.
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The mother of a missing 7-month-old Connecticut boy filed a restraining order against the father days before the man jumped off the Arrigoni Bridge in Middletown, possibly taking his baby with him as he plunged into the Connecticut River. As part of the request, the mother filed statements saying Tony Moreno, 22, of Middletown, verbally abused her and threatened to make their son, Aaden Moreno, disappear. Tony Moreno survived the jump and is now in stable condition. The search for the infant is now considered a recovery mission, as crews search the river for the baby's body.
The man accused of killing nine people attending Bible study at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, has been indicted on three new charges of attempted murder, prosecutors said Tuesday.
Dylann Storm Roof, 21, already had been charged with nine counts of murder, one for each person killed in the June 17 attack at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal church. He also faces a weapons charge.
On Tuesday, prosecutor Scarlett Wilson said in a statement that the new attempted-murder charges stem from survivors of the massacre.
A 9-year-old boy who police say was beaten by his mother's boyfriend for taking a piece of birthday cake has died. Officials said Jack Kirby Garcia had been handcuffed and then beaten by Robert Wilson, his mother's boyfriend, who was angry the child had eaten a piece of birthday cake without his permission earlier in the day. Wilson, 31, was initially charged with first- and second-degree assault, child abuse, and reckless endangerment after allegedly attacking the child June 30, the Hagerstown Police Department said Thursday.
The attorney for the Florida State University freshman quarterback seen on video punching a woman in the face at a bar told NBC News the athlete was fighting back after being provoked.
NASCAR driver Austin Dillon, who survived a horrific crash after his car went sailing into the protective fence at the Daytona Speedway Monday morning, said "the safety equipment did it's job."
"I'm feeling pretty good this morning actually for what we went through," Dillon said on NBC's "Today" show Tuesday. "It was a heck of a crash and the safety equipment did it's job and I'm here today."
Spectators and fellow drivers feared for Dillon's safety after his Chevy sailed upside down and careened into a fence before being slammed by two oncoming cars -- all at speeds estimated to be between 190 and 198 mph. Daytona President Joie Chitwood said 13 fans were attended to in the grandstands after the last-lap accident.