LOS ANGELES - NBC will broadcast all of its 2018 Winter Olympics coverage live across all time zones, the network announced Tuesday.
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - A Florida man killed his girlfriend and wounded five others, including her two young sons and a high school student during a shooting spree with an AK-47 rifle on Monday, March 27, police said. The shootings started around 6 a.m. inside a home in Sanford, about 30 miles north of Orlando. Police said Allen Cashe, 31, opened fire a few hours after officers had been called to break up a dispute over keys to a vehicle between him and his girlfriend, Latina Herring, 35.
DENVER-- At least two girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they were not in compliance with a dress code for passengers, the company said in a statement on Twitter. According to a series of tweets by another passenger, who identified herself as the founder of a gun control advocacy group, the girls were required to change or put dresses on over their leggings before they were allowed to board their flight from Denver to Minneapolis.
CINCINNATI - Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing one person and injuring 15 others, as an apparent argument that may have started earlier in the day turned violent, authorities said. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley said there was no evidence of "a terrorist attack," as with last year's Pulse nightclub slaughter in Orlando, Florida that killed 49 people in the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history.
WASHINGTON - U.S. President Donald Trump failed on Thursday, March 23, to convince enough skeptical members of his own Republican Party to begin dismantling Obamacare, forcing the House of Representatives to delay a vote on the healthcare legislation. The day was designed to be a big symbolic win for conservatives, with Trump and House Republican leaders planning the vote on the seventh anniversary of former Democratic President Barack Obama signing his namesake healthcare law, formally known as the Affordable Care Act, which became a favored target of Republicans.
BERLIN - German candymaker Haribo, famous for its fruit-flavored gummy bears, plans to build its first production facility in the United States and start making confectionery there from 2020. Family-owned Haribo, which employs 7,000 people worldwide at 16 sites in ten countries, said on Thursday, March 23, it has decided to acquire property in Wisconsin for the factory.
MILWAUKEE - A police officer and three other people were killed in a string of shootings that unfolded in three small communities in central Wisconsin, local media reported on Wednesday. A suspect was taken into custody by police at an apartment complex in Weston,Wisconsin, following the incident, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel newspaper reported. Weston is about 90 miles west of Green Bay.
Chuck Barris, who tapped into Americans’ hunger to be on television by creating game shows such as “The Dating Game,” “The Newlywed Game” and his showcase for the acutely untalented, “The Gong Show,” died on Tuesday, media outlets reported. Barris died of natural causes at age 87 in Palisades, New York, Variety.com said, citing his publicist.
CHICAGO - A teenage girl in Chicago whose sexual assault by multiple attackers was broadcast on Facebook has been found by law enforcement, police said on Tuesday, March 21. The 15-year-old girl was located on the city's West Side and is being treated at a hospital for sexual assault, Chicago Police Department spokesman Frank Giancamilli said by email. All the suspects in the attack appear to be juveniles, he added.
NEW YORK - The friendly, and often clumsy, Labrador retriever has retained its long held title as the most popular dog breed in the United States, while the fearless Rottweiler has climbed to its highest ranking in 20 years. The nation's most sought after dogs of 2016 were unveiled in New York City on Tuesday, March 21, by the American Kennel Club, a purebred dog registry that releases a list of top dog breeds each year.