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Financier Leon Black accused in lawsuit of raping woman in Jeffrey Epstein’s New York mansion

Black, a co-founder of the investment firm Apollo Global Management, stepped down as head of the firm after an independent review of his ties to Epstein last year.
Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018.
Leon Black, Chairman, CEO and Director, Apollo Global Management, LLC, speaks at the Milken Institute's 21st Global Conference in Beverly Hills, California, U.S. May 1, 2018.

Former Virginia state trooper kills 3 after catfishing teenage girl

After catfishing a teenage girl online, a former Virginia state trooper drove to California where he killed her mother and grandparents and set their home on fire, police say. NBC News’ Gabe Gutierrez has more on the chilling story.
Former Virginia state trooper kills 3 after catfishing teenage girl
Former Virginia state trooper kills 3 after catfishing teenage girl

Police officer delivers 5 babies in 9 years

Sergeant Jon-Erik Negron, also known around his police station as the “Baby Whisperer,” has delivered five babies in nine years – once even saving the life of a baby who wasn’t breathing. NBC News’ Anne Thompson shares this story.
Police officer delivers 5 babies in 9 years
Police officer delivers 5 babies in 9 years

Two rescued from plane that crashed into Maryland utility tower

In Maryland, two people were on board a plane that crashed into a utility tower and spent hours stranded above ground, causing both to suffer traumatic injuries. NBC News’ Tom Costello has the latest on the rescue.
Two rescued from plane that crashed into Maryland utility tower
Two rescued from plane that crashed into Maryland utility tower

Cyber Monday deals attract an estimated 64 million shoppers this year

This Cyber Monday, bargain hunters are expected to shell out an all-time record of $11.6 billion despite high inflation impacting holiday shopping. NBC News’ Emilie Ikeda has more details on retailers becoming more reliant on online shopping.
Cyber Monday deals attract an estimated 64 million shoppers this year
Cyber Monday deals attract an estimated 64 million shoppers this year

Severe weather disrupting travel after holiday weekend

Rain and severe weather are causing thousands of delays after the holiday weekend, particularly along the East Coast. NBC News’ Sam Brock reports on the conditions disrupting millions of travelers trying to get home. 
Severe weather disrupting travel after holiday weekend
Severe weather disrupting travel after holiday weekend

Flu came early to the U.S. and 'the floodgates are open'

“People don’t have a good appreciation for how severe flu can be,” said the CDC’s influenza expert. Nearly 3,000 deaths from influenza have been reported since October.
Dima Radilla, 92, receives a flu vaccination during a drive-through clinic in Garden City, Ga., on Nov. 22, 2022.
Dima Radilla, 92, receives a flu vaccination during a drive-through clinic in Garden City, Ga., on Nov. 22, 2022.
7h ago

5 Connecticut officers charged after Black man paralyzed in police van

Randy Cox, 36, was being driven to a New Haven police station June 19 when the driver braked hard, causing him to fly headfirst into the wall of the van.
Richard "Randy" Cox is pulled from the back of a police van and placed in a wheelchair after being detained by New Haven Police on June 19, 2022.
Richard "Randy" Cox is pulled from the back of a police van and placed in a wheelchair after being detained by New Haven Police on June 19, 2022.
7h ago

Kentucky agency launches probe into facility accused of abusing developmentally delayed child

The investigation came weeks after Autumn Janeway sued Brooklawn, a facility owned and operated by Uspiritus, alleging her son, Anthony, 11, endured “physical and emotional abuse” during his stay from July 2021 until March.
Autumn Janeway's son Anthony.
Autumn Janeway's son Anthony.
8h ago

World's largest active volcano, Mauna Loa, erupts in Hawaii

It is the volcano's first eruption since 1984, the U.S. Geological Survey said. Officials said lava flows were "contained within the summit area and are not threatening downslope communities."
This aerial image released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on November 28, 2022 courtesy of the National Weather Service, shows the lava in the summit caldera of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. - Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, US authorities said, as emergency crews went on alert early Monday.
This aerial image released by the US Geological Survey (USGS) on November 28, 2022 courtesy of the National Weather Service, shows the lava in the summit caldera of Mauna Loa in Hawaii, which is erupting for the first time in nearly 40 years. - Hawaii's Mauna Loa, the largest active volcano in the world, has erupted for the first time in nearly 40 years, US authorities said, as emergency crews went on alert early Monday.
8h ago

2 rescued from small plane as it dangled 100 feet in the air after hitting a power tower

The pair, identified as Patrick Merkle, 65, and Jan Williams, 66, suffered serious but non-life-threatening injuries and were rushed to a hospital , officials said.
Image: A small plane rests on live power lines after crashing, on Nov. 27, 2022, in Montgomery Village, a northern suburb of Gaithersburg, Md.
Image: A small plane rests on live power lines after crashing, on Nov. 27, 2022, in Montgomery Village, a northern suburb of Gaithersburg, Md.