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11h ago

Gang with past abductions blamed for kidnapping 17 missionaries in Haiti

The missionaries were on their way home from building an orphanage, the group said.
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12h ago

Sleepy school board races are waking up to Covid and critical race theory debates

School board meetings became battlegrounds during the pandemic. Now, the influence of PACs and outside groups has put a spotlight on the November election.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.
Image: This year's school board race is heating up in Johnson County, Kansas' most populated county — and across the country.
13h ago

Three dead, including suspect, after man cuts throat of Arkansas officer

A woman was found stabbed to death, and an officer saw the suspect hitting his 15-year-old son in the head with a rock, police said.

Train slams into semi-truck leaving 4 injured in Oklahoma

Multiple people are recovering from injuries after a collision between an Amtrak train and a semi-truck in Oklahoma. The driver and his dogs were able to escape from the vehicle, and four are on the train were injured. The local sheriff said the truck got stuck on the tracks because of its weight. 
Train slams into semi-truck leaving 4 injured in Oklahoma
Train slams into semi-truck leaving 4 injured in Oklahoma
16h ago

1,200-foot ship dragged California oil pipeline, Coast Guard says

It's unclear whether the incident caused an oil spill this month in Southern California.
Image: Workers clean the sand south of the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Oct. 8, 2021, after an undersea oil pipeline break off the Southern California coast.
Image: Workers clean the sand south of the pier in Huntington Beach, Calif. on Oct. 8, 2021, after an undersea oil pipeline break off the Southern California coast.
16h ago

1 dead, 1 critical in second shooting at Grambling State University

The school canceled its homecoming events Sunday and classes on Monday, offering counseling services to students and staff members.
Grambling State University in Grambling, La.
Grambling State University in Grambling, La.

L.A. County wants Vanessa Bryant to take psych test in suit over leaked crash photos

Bryant, 39, sued Los Angeles County last year alleging that county employees “showed off” photos of the crash that killed her late husband, Kobe Bryant, and their daughter Gianna.
Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant

Map: See if the CDC recommends indoor mask use in your county

Nationwide, more than 9 out of 10 counties are included in the indoor mask guidance.

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

New coronavirus cases are rising across the country. Not all upticks are the same.

Covid-19 cases are falling around the country. See where case counts are falling the most.

NBC News is following Covid-19 case numbers in states and territories in the United States. The data will be updated daily.

Some Hooters servers on TikTok are saying new shorts are too short

One employee on TikTok described the new shorts as "like underwear."
Image: A Hooters restaurant in Los Angeles.
Image: A Hooters restaurant in Los Angeles.