Nearly 20,000 animals found new homes last July during "Clear the Shelters," the adoption campaign sponsored by the NBCUniversal Owned Television Stations.
Hillary Clinton and Tim Kaine will debut as a presidential ticket in the crucial battleground state of Florida as they head toward next week's Democratic Party convention. Clinton ended a months-long search for a running mate with a Friday evening phone call to the senator from Virginia, the state's former governor and mayor of Richmond. Long viewed as a likely choice to partner with Clinton, he is a fluent Spanish speaker with a reputation for working with Republicans. Kaine's selection completes the line-up for the general election. Clinton and Kaine will face Republican Donald Trump and his running mate, Mike Pence, the Indiana governor.
Suicide bombings on a busy street in the capital of Afghanistan on Saturday killed 61 people and injured 207 others, many of whom were taking part in a political demonstration, authorities said.
The blasts occurred in Dehmazamg Square near the Kabul Zoo on the main road to Parliament, and were likely designed to hit people out on a weekend, Health Ministry spokesperson Ismail Kawosi told NBC News.
The protesters, mostly ethnic minority Hazaras, were marching to demand that their impoverished home province be included in a major new electricity line, according to The Associated Press.
It was not immediately clear who was behind the bombings, but the government had received intelligence that an attack could take place and had warned the march organizers, a spokesman for Afghan President Ashraf Ghani told The AP.
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Historians of the presidential horse race have plenty of mud to wade through, from Watergate to railroad bribery, and plenty of sex scandals in between.
But this year's election offers something new: Donald Trump appears to be the first nominee of a major political party in modern memory to be the subject of ongoing litigation, according to presidential experts.
"I don't know of any other litigation involving a major candidate for election," Columbia University scholar Henry F. Graff told NBC in an email, when asked about the fraud lawsuit over Trump University that's set to be heard in November.
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The 18-year-old gunman who killed 9 people and injured 27 others in the German city of Munich was obsessed with mass shootings, police said Saturday. Investigators searched the unnamed man's home, which he shared with his parents and a brother, overnight and revealed he had "looked intensively" at the subject of "shooting rampages," NBC News reported. A book titled "Rampage in Head: Why Students Kill" was found among the suspect's belongings, but "no indication" that he was linked to extremist groups such as ISIS. They believe he acted alone. It also appeared that the attacker had hacked a young woman's Facebook account and posted a message to lure people to the mall for a free meal, police investigator Robert Heimberger told journalists. Seven of the nine who were killed during the Friday evening rampage were themselves teens, officials announced. Three were female.
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Call it the United Sweats of America. A heat wave spreading across the country is leaving few places to hide. Not even the cool of night.
For the first time in more than 20 years, the Climate Prediction Center map is shades of one color: orange for above normal temperatures.
The map usually varies, showing places where there is a greater chance for above or below normal temperatures or equal chances. But the outlook for August, September and October is for above normal everywhere.
As the NBA looks for a new home for the 2017 All-Star Game, cities are lining up with open arms to welcome LeBron James, Stephen Curry and the hundred million or so dollars the festivities would bring to the local economy.
New Orleans is the favorite, a person close to the situation told The Associated Press. The person said the league and city are "deep in negotiations" to stage the game there for a third time.
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Police in Maine are searching for a burglary suspect who wore a Donald Trump mask when he robbed two convenience stores in Buxton Wednesday.
According to necn affiliate WCSH, the suspect used a baseball bat to break the front glass door at the Lows' Variety and the Main Street Variety, both in Bar Mills.
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The Dallas Police Department says job applications to the force have more than quadrupled since a man shot and killed five police officers and wounded nine others and two civilians.
A Police Department statement Friday says 467 applications were received in the 12 days after the July 7 shootings during what had been a peaceful protest of recent police shootings of black men.
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Virginia Sen. Tim Kaine is Hillary Clinton's pick to become the next vice president of the United States, Clinton told supporters Friday evening.
Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, said in a text message Friday evening she was "thrilled" to share that she has selected Kaine as her running mate.
His guiding principle is "the belief that you can make a difference through public service," Clinton's Twitter account said.
A steady Clinton surrogate in recent campaign appearances, Kaine was at a fundraiser in Newport, Rhode Island, Friday night when the announcement was made. He is honored to be Clinton's running mate, he tweeted soon after the news broke.
A fast-moving, wind-whipped brush fire burned along the northbound Antelope Valley Freeway in Santa Clarita, California, on Friday, and within three hours had burned thousands of acres. Hundreds of firefighters were battling the flames from the ground and air. The Los Angeles Fire Department sent a water-dropping helicopter to join three from the county fire department. Two fixed-wing firefighting aircraft were also called in to attack the blaze.
Three people have been charged in an unprecedented $1 billion health care fraud scam, accused of using dozens of Miami nursing homes to bilk the taxpayer-funded Medicare and Medicaid programs, according to an indictment unsealed Friday.
"This is the largest single criminal health care fraud case ever brought against individuals by the Department of Justice," Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department's Criminal Division Leslie Caldwell announced in a statement.
Which countries have the most gold medals? And how much does it cost to host an Olympic Games? Get ready for the Rio Olympics – and the answers to those and many other Olympic-related questions – with this series of graphics. Click here for the visualization.