Twelve boys and their coach stuck in an 18-day ordeal that captured worldwide attention described their experiences inside the Tham Luang cave after they were released from the hospital.
A small DNA technology company called Parabon NanoLabs has helped solve five cold cases since early May with a new approach to genetic analysis that could spur a massive clearance of unsolved crimes, NBC News reported.
The Virginia company makes use of high-tech DNA analysis, traditional genealogy and online ancestry databases. It's found matches about 60 percent of the time, thanks to suspects or their relatives submitting genetic profiles to public databases.
"I predict we will see dozens or hundreds of cold cases resolved over the next couple of years," researcher CeCe Moore said.
One recent case Parabon NanoLabs helped to bring charges in is that of April Tinsley, an 8-year-old killed in April 1988. Her killer eluded police and the FBI even though they had his DNA — until Moore narrowed the list of potential suspects to two brothers.
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A Food Network Top Chef who's worked in some of the most acclaimed kitchens in Los Angeles is printing a message on his receipts — but he says it's not political, it's just the truth.
Katsuji Tanabe, currently running six restaurants including The Nixon Chops & Whiskey in Whittier, is half-Japanese and half-Mexican.
"The whole situation now with this new xenophobia, and this dumb racism, sometimes it's good to remember that...immigrants are cooking and serving you," he said.
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U.S. Rep. Martha Roby won Alabama's Republican runoff, fighting through lingering fallout from her years-old criticism of then-candidate Donald Trump in a midterm contest that hinged on loyalty to the GOP president.
The four-term incumbent will now represent the GOP on the November ballot having defeated Bobby Bright, a former Democrat who tried to cast himself as the more authentic Trump ally in the low-turnout Republican contest.
The Trump White House was on Roby's side.
"It's been a true privilege to have the support of the White House through this campaign," Roby told cheering supporters Tuesday night.
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The Trump administration is lifting requirements that some tax-exempt groups disclose the identities of their donors to federal tax authorities.
News of the IRS policy change came the same day federal prosecutors charged a gun-rights activist living in Washington with serving as a covert Russian agent gathering intelligence on U.S. officials and political organizations. Court papers show that the activities of the activist, Maria Butina, included efforts to use contacts with the National Rifle Association to develop relationships with U.S. politicians during the 2016 campaign. The NRA is one of the groups that will benefit from the new IRS policy.
Rescue crews began the search Wednesday for a fourth possible victim after two small planes collided in midair and crashed in the Florida Everglades in Miami-Dade Tuesday.
The collision happened around 1 p.m. near 22700 Southwest 8th Street about nine miles west of Miami Executive Airport, officials with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and the FAA said.
Jorge A. Sanchez, 22; Ralph Knight, 72; and Nisha Sejwal, 19, were identified as the victims in the plane crash.
A preliminary investigation revealed both planes were training flight students, with two people in one plane and two in the other, Miami-Dade police officials said. A search for any additional victims started at sunrise.
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Blistered by bipartisan condemnation of his embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump strained Tuesday to "clarify" his public undermining of American intelligence agencies, saying he simply misspoke when he said he saw no reason to believe Russia had interfered in the 2016 U.S. election.
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Marriott International plans to remove plastic straws and drink stirrers from all of its 6,500 hotels and resorts worldwide by next year.
The world's largest hotel company said Wednesday that the move will eliminate approximately 1 billion straws and 250 million stirrers by July 2019.
Bethesda, Maryland-based Marriott says the year-long timeframe will let hotels deplete their existing supplies and identify alternatives to plastic straws. Customers will be given alternatives upon request.
Without ever mentioning President Donald Trump by name, former U.S. President Barack Obama on Tuesday took aim at "strongman politics" in his highest-profile speech since leaving office, urging people around the world to respect human rights and other values now under threat in an impassioned address marking the 100th anniversary of anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela's birth.
Obama's speech to a cheering crowd of thousands in South Africa countered many of Trump's policies, rallying people around the world to keep alive the ideas that Mandela worked for including democracy, diversity and tolerance.
Obama opened by calling today's times "strange and uncertain," adding that "each day's news cycle is bringing more head-spinning and disturbing headlines." These days "we see much of the world threatening to return to a more dangerous, more brutal, way of doing business," he said.
A jaguar that killed nine other animals during a weekend escape from its habitat at the Audubon Zoo is believed to have bitten through a steel-cable barrier that forms the roof of its habitat, the zoo's managing director said Tuesday.
Kyle Burks told reporters at a zoo news conference Tuesday that the jaguar apparently slipped through the resulting small gap in the cables. He estimated the hole to be about 8 inches by 10 inches (20 centimeters by 25 centimeters).
The interlocking steel cables that form what looks like a hard net over the habitat meet Association of Zoos and Aquariums guidelines but zoo officials are now looking for stronger materials, Burks said. "We haven't determined the final material we're going to use yet," he said. Meanwhile, the jaguar exhibit will remain closed.
Twitter suspended at least 58 million user accounts in the final three months of 2017, according to data obtained by The Associated Press. The figure highlights the company's newly aggressive stance against malicious or suspicious accounts in the wake of Russian disinformation efforts during the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign.
Last week, Twitter confirmed a Washington Post report that it had suspended 70 million accounts in May and June. The cavalcade of suspensions has raised questions as to whether the crackdown could affect Twitter's user growth and whether the company should have warned investors earlier. The company has been struggling with user growth compared to rivals like Instagram and Facebook.
The number of suspended accounts originated with Twitter's "firehose," a data stream it makes available to academics, companies and others willing to pay for it.
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As the 12 kids who were trapped in a cave in Thailand recover in the hospital, several filmmakers are lining up to make a movie about the 18-day ordeal.
Producers and writers can tell the story of the Thai cave rescue using media reports and descriptions of the events because they’re in the public realm. But if they want access to photos or background information and permission to use a subject in promotional materials, they would need to acquire life rights, two entertainment attorneys told NBC.
Life rights provide filmmakers with exclusive access to a subject's story.
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Amazon Prime Day 2018 started on July 16 at 3 p.m. ET, although an outage brought error messages to some shoppers.
Today.com has done a round-up of good deals and will keep updating this page as new top deals come in.
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