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Police in Cheltenham Township, Pennsylvania, are looking for the owner of a package of marijuana mistakenly left at the wrong resident’s home.
Earlier this week, a resident called the police department when they received a package they were not expecting, police said.
With no name on the box, officers checked the package for any indication of ownership.
"What we found was surprising to say the least. Two-kilos of high (get it?) quality marijuana,” a Facebook post by the department reads.
When Thomas Matthews noticed North Miami police officers responding to a commotion a block from his usual outdoor sitting spot, he grabbed his binoculars and saw a middle-aged black man and a younger man with autism sitting in an intersection.
The officers, he said, grabbed rifles from the patrol cars' trunks and crept toward the men. The man with autism was holding something in his hand. Peering through his binoculars, he could see the object was a toy truck. Matthews said he tried to tell an officer who had stayed behind for crowd control, but she told him to back up.
"If she would have told the other officers, maybe they wouldn't have shot," said Matthews, a 73-year-old African-American. He ran a North Miami flower shop before retiring and has lived in the area for years. He said he has never had a problem with North Miami police.
Officials told residents of a small Colorado town not to shower or drink tap water Thursday because wells have been contaminated with marijuana's intoxicating chemical.
Hugo, about 100 miles southeast of Denver on Colorado's plains, prohibits marijuana cultivation, product manufacturing, testing facilities and retail marijuana stores that are legal in the state, so it's not known how THC appeared in the water supply.
A day after accepting the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump pivoted back to the GOP primaries on Friday, choosing to re-litigate a pair of months-old battles with rival Ted Cruz. In what should have been a feel-good victory lap the morning after his thundering acceptance speech, Trump instead defended his decision to retweet an unflattering photo of Cruz's wife, Heidi, and returned to wondering about possible links between Cruz's father and President John F. Kennedy's assassin. He also declared that, two days after Cruz was loudly booed at the Republican National Convention for not endorsing the new nominee, he would never accept the Texas senator's backing.
Two bulls escaped a slaughterhouse in west Baltimore early Friday, authorities said.
The bulls made it about a block away from the slaughterhouse on Pennsylvania Avenue, then stopped to hang out and eat grass, according to police spokeswoman Detective Chakia Fennoy.
Fennoy said the local firehouse had cages and police officers used cruisers to block in the bulls. No property damage was reported.
Police tweeted that the bulls had been contained to an apartment complex parking lot, then later said the bulls were "in custody," tweeting a video of a truck hauling a trailer away.
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A baby with Zika-related microcephaly has been born at a New York City hospital, marking the first such delivery in the five boroughs, according to health officials.
The baby's mother was infected while in an area known to have mosquitoes transmitting the virus, the health department said. She and the baby, who has been diagnosed with a smaller-than-normal head and other brain problems, are being monitored by physicians, authorities said.
The baby did test positive for Zika, and the health department said it is working closely with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on the case.
The once-revolutionary videocassette recorder is headed for the technological cemetery, 40 years after it first hit markets.
Funai Electric, a Japanese consumer electronics company, released a statement Thursday that it will stop making VHS recorders at the end of the month, the Japanese Newspaper Nikkei reported.
"There's nothing more loving than a rescue dog."
Those are the words of "NBC Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt, who sat down with Corey Price of the Irving Animal Shelter in North Texas ahead of NBC's second annual Clear the Shelters adoption drive.
"They come in a little scared and it's so great to see them go home adopted and loved," Price explained, "and their personalities really change once they go home."
Holt, who has had two rescue dogs himself, said it may not occur to many prospective pet owners to look in a shelter for their new furry friends.
Austin, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo apologized to Breaion King, 26, during a news conference Thursday after video emerged showing the African-American woman being slammed to the ground by an officer during her arrest following a minor traffic stop last year.
He said his "heart was sickened and saddened" by the arrest and pledged a series of administrative investigations and increased training in implicit bias and fair policing. The case against King was dismissed in January.
In a second video King is being driven to jail by officer Patrick Spradlin, who is white. The two have an exchange about race.
"Why are so many people afraid of black people?" Spradlin asks, responding to a question posed by King. "I can give you a really good — a really good idea why it might be that way. Violent tendencies."
Acevedo said he didn't learn of the videos until Tuesday, when a prosecutor called him after receiving inquiries from the Austin American-Statesman newspaper, which published the videos Thursday.
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A man who had been banned from a New York City bar for causing trouble shot and critically wounded the establishment's owner early Friday when he was denied a drink, the victim's family and police said. The gunman allegedly came into the bar drunk and asked for a drink. When a bartender refused to serve the man, he asked to speak to the manager.
The Indian air force Friday lost contact with a transport plane carrying 29 people to islands in the Bay of Bengal, the defense ministry said.
The AN-32 aircraft took off from the southern city of Chennai at 8.30 a.m. and was flying over the bay to the city of Port Blair in the Andaman and Nicobar islands, said Nitin Wakankar a spokesman for India's defense ministry.
The flight, covering 1,375 kilometers (854 miles), was supposed to last three hours but there was no contact for nearly three hours beyond its arrival time.
A 25-ton, bronze sphere ripped open by the collapsing World Trade Center is returning to a spot overlooking the rebuilt site.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Thursday approved plans to move the Koenig Sphere from its temporary place in Battery Park at Manhattan's southern tip.
The sculpture will grace the new Liberty Park that opened last month, across the street from the 9/11 memorial plaza on the 16-acre site. No date has been set for the move.
The sphere once stood at the heart of the trade center, between the two towers that were decimated in the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.
Donald Trump painted a dark picture of America during his nomination speech at the GOP Convention, NBC News reported.
Discarding his usual improvisational humor, Trump described an America awash in blood and corruption that only he can prevent from sliding into the abyss. The speech also put an end to all speculation that Trump would somehow change his tone, making a general election pivot.
There was little new material to entice groups Trump has struggled to court like women, Latinos, African Americans, and young people. Instead, Trump focused on revving up his blue-collar base with his core message of strong borders, resentment towards elites and protestors, and an "America first" plan to protect manufacturing jobs from the forces of globalization. In doing so, he placed a bet that the voters who took him to this point can carry him all the way.
"These are the people who work hard, but no longer have a voice," Trump said. "I am your voice."
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