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North Carolina substation attack raises security concerns for U.S. electric grid

Outside of weather, suspected and confirmed physical attacks on electric grid infrastructure were the largest cause of electrical disturbance events since 2014, according to NBC News’ analysis of public Energy Department reports. 
Workers at a substation during a power outage in Moore County, N.C., on Dec. 5, 2022.
Workers at a substation during a power outage in Moore County, N.C., on Dec. 5, 2022.
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Why untangling DNA in the Idaho killings is a 'daunting task' for investigators

Victims' families and the public are growing impatient with police investigating the University of Idaho stabbings. But analyzing evidence could take weeks.
Photo illustration of the four slain University of Idaho students, the door to the house where the murders occurred, finger prints, police caution tape, and evidence rulers.
Photo illustration of the four slain University of Idaho students, the door to the house where the murders occurred, finger prints, police caution tape, and evidence rulers.
5h ago

New immune therapy for advanced melanoma offers hope for deadly disease

TIL therapy, which uses a patient's own immune cells to fight cancer, was found in a clinical trial to work better than the existing treatment for metastatic melanoma.
A melanoma biopsy.
A melanoma biopsy.
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All power restored in North Carolina four days after gunfire led to massive outages

A $75,000 reward was posted for information leading to arrest and conviction of those responsible for blackout in Moore County, North Carolina.
Tens of thousands of people are bracing for days without electricity in Moore County where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent.
Tens of thousands of people are bracing for days without electricity in Moore County where authorities say two power substations were shot up by one or more people with apparent criminal intent.

Dr. Anthony Fauci one-on-one with Lester Holt

Dr. Anthony Fauci sat down with Lester Holt to speak about the handling and politics of the Covid-19 pandemic as he plans to make his exit from government service. Fauci reflects on the congressional hearings, including his heated exchange with Senator Rand Paul. 
Dr. Anthony Fauci one-on-one with Lester Holt
Dr. Anthony Fauci one-on-one with Lester Holt

New treatment could help melanoma patients

Melanoma cases have been on the rise in the last 30 years, but a new therapy called TIL that relies on a patient’s immune cells could be a game changer. NBC News’ Stephanie Gosk has more details on a new study that found TIL helped reduce the risk of participants’ cancer progression.
New treatment could help melanoma patients
New treatment could help melanoma patients

U.S. hospitals overwhelmed by Covid, RSV and flu

Hospitals nationwide are once again at full capacity with a trifecta of illnesses: Covid, RSV and the flu. NBC News’ Tom Costello reports on the surge in viruses and how the CDC is responding.
U.S. hospitals overwhelmed by Covid, RSV and flu
U.S. hospitals overwhelmed by Covid, RSV and flu
6h ago

Legislator behind Florida's 'Don't Say Gay' law is accused of Covid-relief fraud

Rep. Joseph Harding was indicted on charges of wire fraud, money laundering and other crimes, authorities said.
Florida Rep. Joe Harding during a legislative session in Tallahassee on March 7, 2022.
Florida Rep. Joe Harding during a legislative session in Tallahassee on March 7, 2022.
6h ago

EMax crypto investors’ lawsuit against Kim Kardashian, Floyd Mayweather Jr., other celebrities is dismissed

Other celebrity promoters face lawsuits from users of the failed cryptocurrency exchange FTX, whose collapse has deepened an ongoing “crypto winter.”
Kim Kardashian at the Baby2Baby Gala in West Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 12, 2022.
Kim Kardashian at the Baby2Baby Gala in West Hollywood, Calif., on Nov. 12, 2022.
7h ago

Meet the 18-year-old who just became the youngest Black mayor in the country

Jaylen Smith, of Earle, Arkansas, said it “feels awesome” to have a place in the history books.
Jaylen Smith
Jaylen Smith
7h ago

'Horrific tragedy was averted,' NYC prosecutor says as 2 men are indicted in antisemitic threats case

Christopher Brown and Matthew Mahrer were indicted on conspiracy and gun charges, the Manhattan DA’s office said. Brown also faces hate crimes and terrorism charges.
Penn Station in New York City, where two men suspected of tageting a Manhattan synogogue were arrested Saturday.
Penn Station in New York City, where two men suspected of tageting a Manhattan synogogue were arrested Saturday.