An American Airlines pilot died after having a medical episode just before landing in Albuquerque.
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A federal judge in Hawaii decided Wednesday to extend his order blocking President Donald Trump's travel ban.
U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson issued the longer-lasting hold on the ban just hours after hearing arguments.
Hawaii says the policy discriminates against Muslims and hurts the state's tourist-dependent economy. The implied message in the revised ban is like a "neon sign flashing 'Muslim ban, Muslim ban'" that the government didn't bother to turn off, state Attorney General Douglas Chin told the judge.
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Democrats and Republicans agree on at least one thing: both parties say in a new poll that they are deeply divided, NBC News reported.
About three-quarters of Republican and Republican-leaning Americans say their party is split, according to an NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll conducted Friday. A majority of their counterparts on the left see the same division in the Democratic party, NBC News reported.
Just 24 percent of Republicans view the GOP as united, the poll found.
The poll was conducted just after congressional Republicans failed to whip up the votes needed to pass their health care bill in the House. The bill would have repealed former President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a campaign promise made by President Donald Trump.
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Carrie Moores says she'd only seen alligators at the zoo before relocating last year from Connecticut to South Carolina.
That changed on Monday during a chance encounter with a very big gator on the golf links.
Moores told the Post and Courier of Charleston she was taking photographs at a golf fundraiser for a free medical clinic Monday when the gator approached some golfers who had their backs turned. She quickly snapped the picture and warned the golfers, who hopped in carts and safely drove off.
The alligator then disappeared into a lagoon at the Kiawah Island Club's River Course.
Thirteen people were killed and two others were injured Wednesday when a van carrying 14 church members collided with a pickup truck on a two-lane Texas highway, authorities said.
The group of senior adults from First Baptist Church of New Braunfels was returning from a retreat when the crash occurred, a church statement said.
The vehicles collided at about 2 p.m. on U.S. Highway 83 outside Garner State Park in northern Uvalde County, said Texas Department of Public Safety Sgt. Conrad Hein.
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At his first NATO meeting on Friday, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will be tasked with reassuring the organization’s member-nations that the United States remains committed to them, NBC News reported.
Tillerson initially planned to skip the summit and has done little to calm fears stirred by President Donald Trump having labeled NATO as “obsolete” and suggesting that the U.S. wouldn't protect its members against Russian aggression unless they increased their military spending.
Members are concerned about whether the Trump administration understands how NATO works, as well as what type of implications could arise if the U.S. doesn’t fulfill its role, said Keir Giles, an associate fellow at the London-based think tank Chatham House.
The U.S. is considered the de facto head of NATO, as it holds the world’s most powerful military. Its members pledge to defend each other in case of an attack, but most countries now spend less than suggested two percent of GDP.
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Nine Malaysians held in North Korea returned to Malaysia's capital early Friday after the government released the body of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader, to the North. The exchange ended a bitter diplomatic battle between the two countries more than a month after Kim's murder at Kuala Lumpur's airport.
Following negotiations that he described as "very sensitive," Prime Minister Najib Razak said Malaysia agreed to release the body in exchange for the return of the nine Malaysians held in Pyongyang.
Police believe a man leading authorities on a high-speed chase through the San Fernando Valley ditched the first car and jumped into a pickup, kicking off another pursuit that ended in a crash in North Hollywood.
The father of a 2-year-old boy abandoned him at a church in Southeast D.C. Tuesday evening after deciding he didn't want to take care of the child, according to D.C.'s Child and Family Services Agency. Child and Family Services said the little boy's mother had left him in the care of his father, who lives near the church. Someone at the church called police, who then called Child and Family Services. His mother had been frantically searching for her toddler. They were reunited at the agency late Tuesday night.
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An attorney general from one of the Mexican states was arrested at the San Diego border for smuggling and trying to distribute drugs, charges filed by the state of New York in early March.
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Storms that tore through North Texas Tuesday night and Wednesday morning continue to move east, with the Mississippi Valley in the severe weather bull's-eye.
The Storm Prediction Center warns that northern Mississippi and western Tennessee on Thursday will have a moderate risk of severe thunderstorms, one of the National Weather Service's most elevated risk levels, as a cold front moves slowly across the Mississippi Valley, triggering thunderstorms as early as midday. The center predicts "an active severe weather event" Thursday from New Orleans to Cincinnati.
The upper-level air conditions could elevate the risks of tornadoes and hailstorms.
The storm system already led to the traffic deaths of three storm chasers in West Texas and two brothers who touched a downed power line while playing in Fort Worth, Texas. A truck driver was killed when strong winds blew his rig off Interstate 40 in El Reno, Oklahoma.
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Two children believed to be 11 and 12 years old were electrocuted by downed power lines in Fort Worth Wednesday after strong winds tore through the area, fire officials said. The boys were brothers, a family member told NBC 5's sister station Telemundo 39. Firefighters said the children were in a heavily wooded area of the park when they encountered the live power lines on the ground. A third child who was with them was able to go call for help.
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President Donald Trump faces one last hurdle to ending nearly seven years of lawsuits over his now-defunct Trump University when a judge decides Thursday whether to approve a $25 million settlement with former customers.
When attorneys reached a deal 10 days after Trump's election, U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel said he hoped it would be part of "a healing process that this country very sorely needs." A month later, he granted preliminary approval of the deal.
After many months plotting, an Italian drug gang was finally ready to dig up the body of the founder of automaker Ferrari and hold it for ransom, NBC News reported.
But police swooped in Tuesday, arresting 34 people before they could raid the ornate tomb of Enzo Ferrari at San Cataldo cemetery in central Italy, the Italian carabinieri announced.
Officers were staking out Ferrari's tomb when the bandits arrived, after learning about the plot from an investigation of a legendary Italian kidnapper, police said.
"The gang had prepared everything in detail," said Col. Saverio Ceglie.
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