Team USA has had a huge few days in Pyeongchang, raking in medals — most earned by women athletes. Each came with a personal milestone. One ended a longtime losing streak against Canada, and one ended a 42-year medal drought.
U.S. women's hockey ended their Olympic losing streak against rival Canada Thursday, winning gold in an epic 3-2 shootout win.
Less than one week after the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued a new congressional map, candidates from both parties are scrambling to make sense of entirely new, and unexpected, political races.
Republican representatives Ryan Costello, Lou Barletta, Lloyd Smucker and others filed a complaint Thursday in U.S. District Court over the new congressional map, which was unveiled by the state supreme court Monday.
In the latest filing, Republicans accuse the Pennsylvania Supreme Court of violating a law that gives the state legislator control over redistricting and "mandates that the General Assembly be afforded an 'adequate opportunity' to craft a substitute plan should an initial plan be stricken for any reason."
NRA Chief Wayne LaPierre gave a speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference a week after the deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, arguing it is time “to harden our schools.”
Team USA is headed to its first ever men's curling gold medal game, following a historic upset victory against Canada, the three-time defending Olympic champions and 2017 World Champions.
The 5-3 win in Thursday's semifinals caps an earlier three-game U.S. winning streak on the ice in Pyeongchang, an especially remarkable turnaround from a string of losses in the first games of the tournament. Thursday's surge came after the U.S. caught a big break in the eighth end and held on as Canada failed to capitalize on opportunities to shift the momentum.
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students and parents appealed to President Donald Trump on Wednesday to set politics aside and protect America's school children from the scourge of gun violence. Trump listened intently to the raw emotion, pledged action and continued his push for having "very weapons talented teachers" armed and ready in classrooms.
"I turned 18 the day after" the shooting, said a tearful Samuel Zeif, a student at the Florida high school where a former student's assault left 17 dead last week. "Woke up to the news that my best friend was gone. And I don't understand why I can still go in a store and buy a weapon of war. An AR. How is it that easy to buy this type of weapon? How do we not stop this after Columbine? After Sandy Hook?"
Zeif shared the texts he sent his loved ones during the shooting to say good-bye on Twitter.
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Billy Graham, one of the nation’s most powerful preachers who helped usher evangelical Christianity into the American mainstream through televised sermons, best-selling books, political appearances and stadium revivals, died Wednesday at the age of 99.
The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association confirmed his death to NBC News. Graham, who long suffered from cancer and other ailments, died at his home in North Carolina.
In his final decade, Graham had suffered Parkinson’s disease and loss of hearing and vision, which forced him to substantially retreat from the public eye. He had been hospitalized several times since May 2011 with pneumonia and respiratory problems, most recently on November 20.
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A Republican-led congressional committee is demanding records related to premium-class flights taken by Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt.
House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy issued a letter to Pruitt this week seeking an accounting of all flights taken by the EPA administrator over the last year and whether the ticket was coach, business or first class. Pruitt defended his use of premium-class airfare in media interviews earlier this month, saying security concerns were raised after unpleasant interactions with other passengers.
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An off-duty Prince George's County police officer was killed Wednesday morning after a neighbor being threatened by her estranged husband asked for the officer's help and the man shot him, police say.
The alleged attacker, 37-year-old Glenn Tyndell, also was killed.
Cpl. Mujahid Ramzziddin lost his life helping the woman as he was off duty in his own neighborhood, Chief Hank Stawinski said at a news conference.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, over a hundred students and adults completed a day and a half journey from South Florida to Tallahassee – in an effort to push for gun law reform following the Parkland school tragedy last week.
Buses carrying the group returned to Coral Springs, just miles from the campus of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School where 17 students and staff were shot and killed allegedly by a 19-year-old former student who purchased an assault weapon legally.
Holding hand-scrawled signs and wearing black "Parkland Strong" T-shirts, 40 of the teenagers filed warily into a committee room at Florida's state Capitol on Wednesday. They hadn't been invited and the lawmakers they were intruding upon were in the middle of a meeting. Timid yet determined, they stood their ground.
Harvey Weinstein wants a judge to dismiss a federal sexual misconduct lawsuit against him and invoked the words and actions of Oscar-winning actresses including Meryl Streep in his defense.
Lawyers for the disgraced film mogul said Tuesday in federal court in New York that the proposed class-action lawsuit filed by six women should be rejected because the alleged assaults took place too long ago and they failed to offer facts to support claims of racketeering.
The U.S. women’s ice hockey team’s electrifying end to an eventful year, David Wise’s wipeouts, and the gold medal jump in women’s big air snowboarding -- all in another action-packed day filled with joy and anguish at the Winter Olympics. Here are the Pyeongchang Games by the numbers.
An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting 25 people, but authorities said none of the injuries were life-threatening.
Local Civil Defense director Juan Medina Sosa said 20 Mexicans, three Canadians and two Americans were injured, and all were in good condition.
The Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School football coach described as a hero for his actions to protect students during last week’s mass shooting will be laid to rest Thursday.
Funeral services for Aaron Feis will take place at 11 a.m. inside of Church by the Glades in Coral Springs. The 37-year-old, who graduated from Stoneman Douglas in 1999, worked school security and coached since 2002, working mainly with the Eagles’ junior varsity team.
Witnesses of the shooting say Feis shielded students with his body as alleged gunman Nikolas Cruz opened fire inside the Parkland school. Feis was one of 17 people killed during the school massacre, one of the deadliest in United States history.
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Federal investigators are probing whether former Trump campaign chair Paul Manafort promised a Chicago banker a job in the Trump White House in return for $16 million in home loans, two people with direct knowledge of the matter told NBC News.
Manafort received three separate loans in December 2016 and January 2017 from Federal Savings Bank for homes in New York City and the Hamptons. Stephen Calk, who was announced as a member of candidate Trump's council of economic advisers in August 2016, is the president of Federal Savings Bank.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team is now investigating whether there was a quid pro quo agreement between Manafort and Calk. Manafort left the Trump campaign in August 2016 after the millions he had earned working for a pro-Russian political party in Ukraine drew media scrutiny. Calk did not receive a job in President Donald Trump's cabinet.
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Deputies will carry rifles on the grounds of local schools in Broward County in the wake of the Parkland school shooting, Broward Sheriff Scott Israel announced Wednesday.
Israel said that only deputies who are "qualified and trained" will carry the rifles on school grounds.
"When they are not carrying the rifle, until we look for gun locks and gun lockers, the only place when they're not slinging the rifle, that will be allowed to be stored, will be in their locked police vehicle," said Israel.