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3 Memphis EMTs fired for their response to the fatal police beating of Tyre Nichols

The three personnel were found to have violated multiple department policies and protocols, the Memphis Fire Department said Monday.
From left, Robert Long, JaMichael Sandridge, and Michelle Whitaker.
From left, Robert Long, JaMichael Sandridge, and Michelle Whitaker.
5h ago

7th Memphis officer is relieved of duty after Tyre Nichols' death, police say

It isn't clear whether the officer, who wasn't identified, will face charges.
People protest in New York on Jan. 27, 2023, following the release of body cam footage showing Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, who later died.
People protest in New York on Jan. 27, 2023, following the release of body cam footage showing Memphis police beating Tyre Nichols, who later died.
6h ago

Failed political candidate indicted in shootings at New Mexico officials’ homes

The shootings at the homes and businesses of Democratic state and Bernalillo County officials occurred after Solomon Pena lost an election by a significant margin.
Solomon Pena indicted in shootings at New Mexico officials’ homes
Solomon Pena indicted in shootings at New Mexico officials’ homes

Cindy Williams, best known for her role as Shirley in ‘Laverne & Shirley,’ dies at 75

Williams died peacefully Wednesday in Los Angeles after a short illness, her family said.
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16:  LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY - Gallery - Season Three - 1/16/78 Cindy Williams
UNITED STATES - JANUARY 16:  LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY - Gallery - Season Three - 1/16/78 Cindy Williams
8h ago

Lisa Marie Presley's trust papers challenged by mother Priscilla Presley

A court challenge argues a purported amendment that would give Lisa Marie Presley's daughter Riley Keough control of the trust for Elvis Presley's late heir is invalid.
Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, and Riley Keough attend a Handprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood, Calif.
Lisa Marie Presley, Priscilla Presley, and Riley Keough attend a Handprint Ceremony at TCL Chinese Theatre on June 21, 2022 in Hollywood, Calif.

10 shot in Florida drive-by, police say

People fired from all four windows of a sedan in the shooting Monday afternoon in Lakeland, east of Tampa, the police chief said.
Police investigate a shooting in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday, which injured ten people.
Police investigate a shooting in Lakeland, Fla. on Monday, which injured ten people.
10h ago

Marilyn Manson accused of sexual abuse of a minor in a new lawsuit

An attorney for Manson called the allegations in the lawsuit “vicious lies” and said the singer “will not submit to this shakedown.”
Marilyn Manson performs during the second annual Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
Marilyn Manson performs during the second annual Astroworld Festival at NRG Park on Nov. 9, 2019 in Houston, Texas.
10h ago

The latest suspicious occurrence at the Dallas Zoo: Two tamarin monkeys are missing

Investigators believe the animals were taken, Dallas police said.
An emperor tamarin monkey at the Dallas Zoo.
An emperor tamarin monkey at the Dallas Zoo.

‘Laverne & Shirley’ actress Cindy Williams dead at 75

Beloved actress Cindy Williams, best known for her role in the "Laverne & Shirley" TV sitcom, has died at 75 years old, her family said in a statement. NBC News’ Dana Griffin reflects on her life and legacy.
‘Laverne & Shirley’ actress Cindy Williams dead at 75
‘Laverne & Shirley’ actress Cindy Williams dead at 75

Colorado hiker survives 200-foot fall

Colorado hiker Ruth Woroniecki plunged 200 feet in California’s San Gabriel Mountains and had to hike with a broken neck to reach the rescue helicopter.  NBC News’ Steve Patterson has more details on the extraordinary story.
Colorado hiker survives 200-foot fall
Colorado hiker survives 200-foot fall

Airlines raising requirements for frequent flyer point systems

Some airlines are raising the requirements for passengers to achieve “elite” status for their point systems back to pre-pandemic levels. NBC News’ Tom Costello has more details on the changes to the frequent flyer programs.
Airlines raising requirements for frequent flyer point systems
Airlines raising requirements for frequent flyer point systems