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By Katy Tur, Erin McClam and John Makely, NBC NewsIn the New Jersey village of Ridgewood, Michael Feeney was a celebrity. He swapped campaign advice with the mayor. For a short time, he served as police chief. This Friday, he was to light the big Christmas tree downtown.He was 10 years old.
A wintry storm organizing across the Rockies has already closed Interstate 90 in Wyoming and plunged wind chills to minus-12 degress in North Dakota, promising more of the same for a wide swath of the country.
Fifteen-year-old students in the U.S. made scant progress on recent international achievement exams and slipped further in the global rankings amid fast-growing competition abroad, according to test results released Tuesday.
By Tom Curry and Erin McClam, NBC NewsThe deadly crash of a New York commuter train that hurtled into a steep curve at 82 mph could make it more difficult for railroads to fight a federal deadline to install technology designed in part to avert high-speed derailments.
HONOLULU — A man fishing from a kayak in Hawaii was attacked by a shark off the coast of Maui on Monday and died of his injuries as he was being brought to shore, marking the second fatal shark attack in the area this year, officials said.
The South Miami man who allegedly killed his wife and posted a photo of her body on Facebook now faces a first-degree murder charge, according to online court records.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend's Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn't seem upset over the Crimson Tide's loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
The Minnesota man who “let it snow” by throwing money off a Mall of America balcony on Black Friday wants to do it again — even after receiving a citation.
They floated down from the sky Sunday — 2,000 mice, wafting on tiny cardboard parachutes over Andersen Air Force Base in the U.S. territory of Guam.
A Kansas City firefighter was fatally shot in the chest by a police officer following an altercation early Sunday, police said, just hours after the firefighter's wedding.At 2:30 a.m.
The 911 recordings from the school shooting in Newtown, Conn. that left 20 children and six adults dead almost a year ago will be released Wednesday afternoon, lawyers representing Newtown announced Monday.
NEW YORK — The Metro-North commuter train that derailed in the Bronx — killing four people and injuring dozens — was traveling at a "harrowing" 82 mph as it hit a curve where the limit was 30 mph, officials said Monday.
ATLANTA — A founder of the nationally known Dragon Con science fiction and fantasy convention pleaded guilty in Georgia on Monday to molesting three boys and will serve time under house arrest in a case that began with his arrest 13 years ago.
CONCORD, N.H. — A traveling medical technician was sentenced Monday to 39 years in prison for intentionally infecting dozens of patients in four states with hepatitis C through tainted syringes.
Three weeks shy of winter, another wintry storm is filling forecasts from Washington to Wisconsin and threatening to dump as much as 15 inches of snow.“We currently have almost 2.5 million people under a winter-storm warning,” said Kelsey Angle, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service.
NEW YORK -- Investigators are analyzing the black-box data recorder recovered from a commuter train that derailed as it hurtled around a sharp curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring dozens of others.
A serial killer died on Sunday after serving less than three years of a life sentence for strangling seven women, according to South Dakota prison officials.
NEW YORK -- The black box data recorder was recovered from a commuter train that derailed as it hurtled around a sharp curve in the Bronx, killing four people and injuring dozens of others, investigators said late Sunday.
A high school in Toledo, Ohio, was on lockdown Monday morning while police negotiated with a student armed with a gun, officials said.The school superintendent's office said the student is alone in a classroom and administrators know his identity.