Rainbow flags were held high along with portraits of the dead as thousands of people marched Sunday in gay pride parades tempered by this month's massacre at a Florida gay nightclub. Sunday's parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities were unfolding two weeks after an Orlando gay nightclub became the site of the nation's deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history.
Montgomery County, Maryland, believes they have an uncommon solution to a bird problem in their county parks.
Montgomery Parks plans to round up between 100 to 150 geese that have been creating safety issues in the facilities and humanely euthanize them. The animals will be processed and the meat will be donated to the Maryland Food Bank.
“These geese are year-round residents and create multiple issues for park users and staff. The excessive feces they leave, up to one pound daily, is not only unsightly but causes unsanitary conditions around bodies of water, docks, pathways, athletic fields and lawn areas,” Dave Petersen, Natural Resources Specialist for Montgomery Parks, said in a press release.
No food and little water have reached 64,000 Syrian refugees stuck in the desert since Jordan sealed its border last week in response to a suicide attack, aid officials said Sunday.
The World Food Programme understands Jordan's security concerns, but hopes the border will reopen soon, said Abeer Etefa, a regional spokeswoman for the U.N. agency. An extended closure "could put the lives of stranded Syrians at risk," she said.
The refugees live in tent camps along an earthen barrier, or berm, that roughly runs along the Syrian-Jordanian border. Many have camped in the area for months, depending on deliveries of food and water from Jordanian territory as they wait for admission to the kingdom.
A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years, NBC News reported.
Yishai Schlissel was already convicted by the city’s District Court for the murder of 16-year-old Shira Banki and the attempted murder of seven others. In their rulings, the judges noted he showed no remorse for his actions.
Schlissel was released just weeks before the July 30 parade, after he stabbed several people at the pride parade in 2005.
A majority of Jerusalem's residents are observant Jews, Muslims or Christians, communities whose members mostly frown on homosexuality. But violent attacks on gay people are rare.
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A man’s bizarre behavior forced a Virgin America to divert to Denver Saturday night, NBC News reported.
The flight was en route from to Los Angeles from Newark when the man began spreading wired devices out in the aisle and waving his fingers in fellow passengers’ faces.
There was no threat to passengers and crew on the plane, and the man was not arrested, according to a statement from Denver International Airport.
Bystanders said the man was excited when he was finally escorted off the plane.
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Amid exploding fireworks and waving flags, a Chinese ship carrying more than 9,000 containers on Sunday entered the newly expanded locks that will double the Panama Canal's capacity in a multibillion-dollar bet on a bright economic future despite tough times for international shipping.
Several tug boats pulled "Cosco Shipping Panama" into the new locks at Agua Clara under a cloudy sky in Colon province, about 80 kilometers (about 50 miles) north of the capital.
"This is the route that unites the world," said Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela.
A senior Iraqi commander declared that the city of Fallujah was "fully liberated" from Islamic State group militants on Sunday, after a more than monthlong military operation.
Iraqi troops have entered the northwestern al-Julan neighborhood, the last area of Fallujah to remain under IS control, the head of the counterterrorism forces in the operation, Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, told The Associated Press.
Hillary Clinton's campaign is out with a new ad slamming Donald Trump's response to Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union, NBC News reported.
"Every president is tested by world events, but Donald Trump thinks about how his golf resort can profit from them," intones the 30-second ad released Sunday while showing coverage of Friday's vote and the reaction in world markets. "In a volatile world, the last thing we need is a volatile president."
The ad, entitled "Tested," fits into a narrative the Clinton campaign is pushing on how Trump is a craven businessman in politics only for himself.
A clip from Trump's press conference at the luxury property follows, where he says, "When the pound goes down, more people are going to Turnberry."
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With gun policy taking center stage on Capitol Hill following the June 12 mass shooting at an Orlando gay club, Americans still remain lukewarm to sweeping gun control measures compared to the mid-1990s, when public opinion swept a 10-year assault weapons ban into law.
Fifty percent of voters say they are concerned the government will go too far in restricting the rights of citizens to own guns, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll, while 47 percent said they were more concerned authorities would not do enough to regulate access to firearms.
The margin is relatively unchanged since December 2015, after the terror attack in San Bernardino, California. At that time, 52 percent of respondents worried about government overreach on gun reform, compared to 44 percent who expressed concern that gun policy would be too lax.
Meanwhile, a ban on the sale of the semi-automatic firearms, referred to as assault weapons, remains relatively popular, with 51 percent of voters supporting such a ban while 31 percent oppose it.
The Vatican on Sunday strongly dismissed Turkish claims that Pope Francis has adopted a "Crusades" mentality by recognizing the Ottoman-era genocide of Armenians, insisting that Francis's three-day visit to the Orthodox country was one of peace and reconciliation.
Francis wrapped up his trip with calls for closer ties with Armenia's Oriental Orthodox church and a joint declaration with the Apostolic Church leader on the plight of Christians in the Mideast. The pope and Armenian patriarch also visited a monastery near Armenia's closed western border with Turkey, where they released two white doves of peace.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will rush to Brussels and London on Monday to meet the top British and European Union diplomats, as the world grapples with the implications of Britain's historic vote to leave the European Union.
Kerry will bring messages of support. Less likely: Answers or even suggestions for how to deal with a crisis that has spooked economists and forced countries in Europe and beyond to contemplate the possibility of unity across the continent crumbling.
A vast and voracious wildfire in Kern County, California, has scorched nearly 56 square miles, destroyed more than 100 homes and killed an elderly couple as they tried to flee, authorities said Saturday.
Late Saturday afternoon, the Kern County Sheriff's Department confirmed possible burned human remains were found in a second location inside fire zone in the 4100 block of Fiddleneck Street in South Lake.
The massive blaze, dubbed the Erskine Fire, tore through several rural communities in central California, northeast of Bakersfield, authorities said.
City of Sanford
The mayor of a Florida city was carjacked at gunpoint early Saturday outside his house, police said.
At around 2:15 a.m. Sanford Mayor Jeff Triplett was approached by three men, one of whom was armed with a gun and stole his Mercedes and wallet, police told NBC affiliate WESH in Winter Park.
Two people, an 18-year-old and a 17-year-old, were later arrested but a third suspect remains loose, the station reported. During the robbery, one of the three men pointed a gun at Triplett before stealing his keys, the station reported.
The small Florida community of Sanford, about 20 miles north of Orlando, was propelled into the spotlight in 2012 when George Zimmerman shot and killed unarmed teenage Trayvon Martin in a gated community in the town.
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While the world mulls over the impact of the British vote to exit the European Union, travelers and the travel industry are taking stock and making plans, NBC News reported.
For anyone who has been thinking about visiting London and other destinations in the United Kingdom, agents have a simple piece of advice: Go now.
"In the short term, it will be business as usual, except tourists will probably get an even better value now than they have in decades," said Jack Ezon of luxury leisure travel agency Ovation Vacations.
The British pound took a beating after Thursday's vote, and is hovering at trading levels lower than they've been in the past 30 years.
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A 21-year-old cousin of NBA No. 1 pick Ben Simmons, was killed early Saturday by what police say was a hit-and-run driver.