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A Long Island man broke into a grocery store, stole an ATM and loaded it onto a stolen school minibus, police said Saturday.
David Hughes, 61, broke the glass door of a Bravo supermarket in Westbury early Friday and grabbed the store's cash machine, Nassau County police said.
Hughes then loaded the ATM onto a yellow school bus that he had stolen earlier, investigators said.
Officials are investigating two incidents of possible animal cruelty at Southern California high schools, and at least one of them may have been part of a senior prank, authorities said.
Baby, a 5-year-old goat, went missing May 19 after its owner says a group of teens from Ganesha High School in Pomona broke into her property and took her. Baby was found with a broken leg on school campus the next day, a Ganesha High School student told NBC4. Its owner says her face was swollen and her body, painted in the school's colors, was half shaven. In a separate incident, two rabbits were found dead Friday morning at Riverside Polytechnic High School, according to the Riverside Unified School District.
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Vermont Bernie Sanders warned democratic rival Hillary Clinton that her pick for running mate will be critical to winning over his supporters going into the general election.
During an interview to air Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Sanders said told Chuck Todd that Clinton needs "a candidate who can excite working families, excite young people, bring them into the political process and create a large voter turnout."
Asked whether Virginia senator Tim Kaine, who's rumored to be on Clinton's short list, is the kind of running mate he's recommending, Sanders said, "I really like him very much," but declined any further speculation.
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A tropical depression strengthened into a tropical storm Saturday off the Carolinas, the latest wild weather expected to hit the country over the holiday weekend, NBC News reported.
Tropical Storm Bonnie was about 130 miles southeast of Beaufort, South Carolina, and was forecast to drench the Carolinas with up to 3 inches of rain, according to the National Hurricane Center. Forecasters said high winds and dangerous waves could also hit the two states, as well as Georgia and Florida.
No evacuations were ordered as of Saturday afternoon.
In Texas, at least four people were killed and two others missing after downpours, with the state expecting more rain through Memorial Day.
The governor of Missouri declared a state of emergency ahead of heavy rains Saturday. Since Tuesday, storms in the state have caused high winds, heavy rains and flash flooding — with more rain predicted into the weekend.
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Two people were killed when an experimental aircraft crashed in a lemon orchard in unincorporated Santa Paula, California, on Saturday, Ventura County Fire officials said.
Firefighters responded to the 1600 block of Aliso Canyon Road at 3:17 p.m. to a report of an aircraft going down.
When they arrived, firefighters found the "experimental" aircraft fully engulfed in flames in an orchard north of Ventura city. Two people were found dead at the scene.
The U.S. military in Japan is restricting celebrations and off-base alcohol consumption in Okinawa after the arrest of a former Marine suspected of killing a woman on the southern Japanese island.
The Marine Corps commander in Japan said Saturday the measures are not punishment but an effort to show respect for the victim's family and mourn with the people of Okinawa.
"We should not be out shooting fireworks. We should not be out having large celebrations and parties while the Okinawan people are in mourning.
Russia's Olympic Committee said Saturday that eight of the country's athletes have registered positive in doping retests for the 2012 London Games.
The brief statement from the ROC did not give names or what disciplines the athletes were in, but said they came from three different sports.
It said further information would not be released until so-called "B samples" were tested that would confirm or contradict the retests. The International Olympic Committee stores Olympic doping samples for 10 years to reanalyze them when newer methods become available.
A west suburban Chicago man has completed a lofty goal of running a marathon in all 50 states.
On Saturday, Kevin Ely of Geneva, Illinois, ran the 34th annual Bayshore Marathon in Traverse City, Michigan, the final state in his quest.
Ely initially set the goal of running 50 marathons in 50 states as a personal milestone. He had already checked 13 states off the list when he attended an expo in California, where he learned about the Free Wheelchair Mission, a nonprofit that offers cost-effective wheelchairs to people with disabilities.
A Texas man paid a traffic fine with thousands of pennies in "protest" of a speeding ticket. Brett Sanders believes he did nothing wrong when he was ticketed for driving nine miles per hour over the speed limit in his Frisco neighborhood. Sanders tried to fight the ticket in court, taking the case to trial where he eventually lost. "When my fine came due, I just decided I may as well pay with pennies and we'll make a big spectacle of it," Sanders said.
The deep unpopularity of both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton has led to an unprecedented level of excitement at the Libertarian Party's presidential nominating convention in Orlando this weekend. Libertarian officials said Friday as the four-day convention began that 985 delegates and 344 alternates were attending from all 50 states — a record. There are 18 declared Libertarian presidential candidates, including former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who was the party's presidential nominee in 2012, and John McAfee, founder of the anti-computer-virus company that bore his name.
Two people were injured early Saturday morning after an apparent suicide attempt evolved into an attack on three good Samaritans, according to the Metropolitan Police Department.
D.C. police were called to Pennsylvania Avenue and Anacostia Freeway around 6 a.m. over a report of an assault "with a dangerous weapon." When the first officer arrived, he found one man on the ground with serious injuries and a woman who apparently attempted suicide by jumping from a bridge.
Donovan Livingston, who received his master's degree in education, addressed his classmates Wednesday with a spoken-word poem outlining the historic obstacles that have prevented African-Americans from getting an education.
The speech begins with a quote by education reformer Horace Mann and references influential African-Americans including poet Langston Hughes and abolitionist Harriet Tubman.
The 2016 general election race is now a virtual tie. The most recent NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll shows the Democratic front-runner clinging to a narrow lead in a head-to-head match up with the Republican nominee.
But an analysis of data from the poll shows that Clinton is still the more likely candidate to emerge as the winner when the voting's all over on Nov. 8, 2016.
The advantage for a generic Democratic candidate over a generic Republican is 4 percentage points. And though both parties are unpopular, the Democratic Party is nearly breaking even on favorability, while the GOP is under water.
The poll also shows President Barack Obama's approval rating is at 51 percent, meaning he'll be a powerful surrogate for Clinton after the primary.
Meanwhile, Trump is under-performing with white women by 10 points and showing a nine-point drop in the suburbs, according to the poll. Clinton has a 10-point advantage on the commander-in-chief test.
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The endangered Persian leopard is being reintroduced to Sochi, Russia, nearly a century after they were hunted to the brink of extinction, NBC News reported.
Today, there are fewer than 400 Persian leopards in the wild, with the only sustainable wild populations in Iran and Turkmenistan.
The Persian Leopard Breeding and Rehabilitation Center in Sochi, created in 2012, has helped the population make a modest recovery in recent years. The project is bankrolled by the Russian government.
Conservationists will release two 3-year-old animals within the next few weeks, followed by another pair later this year. Officials hope a leopard colony will again take root in the southeastern corner of Europe and spread eastward. But vital migration routes the animal needs to thrive are under threat from expanding ski resorts.
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Eight children and three adults were struck by lightning Saturday in a Paris park after a sudden spring storm sent a bolt crashing down upon a children's birthday party, a spokesman for Paris' fire service said. He credited an off-duty firefighter with playing a critical role in getting immediate medical help to the victims, but one child remains in critical condition.
Another group of people at a children's soccer match in western Germany were also hit by lightning Saturday afternoon, leaving three adults seriously injured.