A 110-year-old Louisiana man who enlisted in the army during World War II to serve his country has died.
Local television station KPLC-TV in Lake Charles reported that Frank Levingston died Tuesday.
Levingston was born Nov. 13, 1905, and grew up in northern Louisiana.
A Philadelphia police officer who chased down a gunman after being shot during an ambush attack earlier this year was honored by law enforcement officials from around the world Wednesday night.
Officer Jesse Hartnett received the “Man of the Year” award during the annual National Police Defense Foundation (NPDF) Awards Dinner in Howard Beach, New York. Hartnett spoke to NBC10 about the honor during his first on-camera interview since the shooting.
“It’s a big deal and it’s nice to be recognized,” Hartnett told NBC10’s Aundrea Cline-Thomas in an exclusive interview. “Especially after something tragic like that.”
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Cybersecurity professionals are warning anyone with a personal email account to change their passwords after stolen user names and passwords were being offered up for sale on the Internet, NBC News reported.
Some 272.3 million accounts were stolen - and involve some of the biggest email providers, including Google, Yahoo, Hotmail and Microsoft, according to Alex Holden of Hold Security.
"We know he's a young man in central Russia who collected this information from multiple sources," Holden told NBC News. "We don't know the way he did it or the reason why he did it."
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A Miami-area mayor won his bid to pay a $4,000 ethics fine with pennies and nickels, but only after he agreed to count and box the coins himself.
El Nuevo Herald reports that Hialeah Mayor Carlos Hernandez on Wednesday deposited 140 boxes of pennies, totaling $3,500, and five boxes of nickels, totaling $500, at a South Florida bank where the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust has an account.
President Barack Obama challenged Americans on Thursday to consider how they might give back to those who have served in the military and their families.
A rule proposed Thursday by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau may ban mandatory arbitration clauses that prevent consumers from filing class-action lawsuits against their banks and credit card companies, NBC News reported.
The proposed rule would prohibit financial services companies from including mandatory arbitration clauses that forbid class-action lawsuits.
Supporters of the proposal say it will help keep companies honest, while opponents argue banks typically resolve disputes quickly and amicably.
Arbitration clauses are generally embedded in the fine print of many financial institutions’ contracts, which many advocates say deny people the right to their day in court.
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A man shot and killed his estranged wife and shot and injured another man who tried to intervene at the High Point High School parking lot in Beltsville, Maryland, police say.
Prince George's County police said they are searching for 62-year-old Eulalio Tordil of Adelphi.
Police said Tordil followed his estranged wife, 44-year-old Gladys Tordil, onto the school property.
Gladys Tordil was in the school parking lot to pick up her children about 4:40 p.m. Thursday when the suspect got out of his car and confronted her as she sat in her SUV, police said.
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Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump celebrated Cinco de Mayo with a huge taco bowl in New York City.
Trump posted a photo of himself, posing with the dish in his office at Trump Tower, to Twitter and Facebook Thursday afternoon.
"Happy Cinco de Mayo!" the candidate wrote in the caption. "The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill."
"I love Hispanics!" he added.
Donald Trump has already indicated he may abandon his positions on two major policy issues: a minimum wage increase and tax cuts for the rich, NBC News reported.
Trump told CNBC on Thursday he backed away from his original tax plan and that he is “more into the middle class.” Trump put out a tax plan last year with major cuts to income, estate and business taxes for the ultra-wealthy, with far less generous cuts for the middle class.
On Wednesday, Trump was asked on CNN whether the $7.25 minimum wage should be increased.
"I am open to doing something with it, because I don't like that," he said.
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A massive wildfire raging in the Canadian province of Alberta grew to 85,000 hectares (210,035 acres) in size and officials would like to move south about 25,000 evacuees who had previously fled north. More than 80,000 people have emptied Fort McMurray in the heart of Canada's oil sands.
The Alberta government said Thursday that more than 1,100 firefighters, 145 helicopters, 138 pieces of heavy equipment and 22 air tankers were fighting a total of 49 wildfires, with seven considered out of control. Chad Morrison with AB Wildfire, manager of wildfire prevention, said the blaze grew rapidly, fueled by gusting winds, and he expected the fire to continue to grow Thursday because of dry conditions but it will be away from the community.
A Michigan couple who faced jail after they borrowed a novel and a Dr. Seuss book from a local library and held onto them long past their return dates will remain free. Cathy and Melvin Duren of Tecumseh were charged with failure to return rental property and a judge told them in April that they faced up to 93 days in jail and a $500 fine.
Jurors found a 63-year-old man guilty Thursday in California's "Grim Sleeper" serial killings of nine women and a teenage girl over two decades.
Lonnie Franklin Jr., a former sanitation worker and mechanic for the Los Angeles Police Department, could face the death penalty. Franklin was found guilty on 10 first-degree murder counts and attempted murder after a day of jury deliberations and two days of closing arguments earlier this week in Los Angeles Superior Court.
The Obama administration on Thursday commuted the prison sentences of 58 federal convicts, part of a broader push to revamp the criminal justice system and ease punishments for nonviolent drug offenders.
The people whose prison terms were cut short include 18 who were given life sentences. Most who received clemency are now due for release on September 2, though others will be released over the next two years.
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Munchkin is recalling some 180,000 pacifiers sold with clip covers that can detach and pose a choking hazard, according to the Consumer Protection Safety Commission.
The pacifiers were sold from March 2014 through March 2016 at major retailers, including Babies R Us, Target, Wal-Mart and Amazon. The Latch Lightweight Pacifier and Clip were sold in five styles and several colors.
Munchkin Inc., based in California, has received 10 reports of the clip cover detaching from the pacifier clip, although no injuries have been reported, according to the CPSC.
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Hundreds of electronic cigarette brands will have to undergo federal review to stay on the market under new rules that have the potential to upend a multi-billion dollar industry attempting to position itself as an alternative to traditional cigarettes.
The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday released long-awaited rules that bring the burgeoning industry under federal oversight.
The changes will limit e-cigarette sales to minors and require new health warnings. In a shift vigorously oppos1ed by the industry, manufacturers must seek federal permission to continue marketing all e-cigarettes launched since 2007, making up the vast majority of the market.