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Investigators scouring online conspiracy theories for motive in N.C. substation attack

The FBI is assisting local authorities as they sift through online conspiracy theories to see if any served as a motivation for the "targeted attacks" on two Duke Energy substations.
Image: Workers with Randolph Electric Membership Corporation work to repair the Eastwood Substation in West End, N.C., on Dec. 6, 2022.
Image: Workers with Randolph Electric Membership Corporation work to repair the Eastwood Substation in West End, N.C., on Dec. 6, 2022.
3h ago

Family of Paul Whelan says they were warned about Brittney Griner's release

"That early warning meant that our family has been able to mentally prepare for what is now a public disappointment for us. And a catastrophe for Paul," the family said.
Paul Whelan
Paul Whelan

See a state-by-state breakdown of mpox cases across the U.S.

NBC News is tracking U.S. cases of mpox, which the World Health Organization labeled an international “public health emergency.” This story will be updated weekly.
5h ago

Wage gap between Latinas and white men: It's worse than you think

Groups say earnings of Latinas compared to non-Hispanic white men for the same jobs drop even more when part-time, seasonal workers are included in calculations.
A cashier at a supermarket in Miami in 2020.
A cashier at a supermarket in Miami in 2020.
6h ago

Off-duty FBI agent fatally shoots man during fight at crowded D.C. train station, police say

It's not clear what led up to the shooting, but Metropolitan Police said the agent didn't initiate the argument.
Police stand outside the Metro Center station in Washington, D.C.
Police stand outside the Metro Center station in Washington, D.C.

WNBA star Brittney Griner released from Russian custody in a high-profile prisoner swap between the U.S. and Moscow

Griner was detained in February at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport after Russian authorities said they found vape canisters with cannabis oil in her luggage.
Brittney Griner at a hearing in Khimki outside Moscow on Aug. 4, 2022.
Brittney Griner at a hearing in Khimki outside Moscow on Aug. 4, 2022.

3 suspects sought after triple shooting at D.C. train station leaves teen with life-threatening injuries

Thursday's shooting happened hours after an off-duty FBI agent fatally shot a person during a fight inside the busy rail system.
Investigators stand outside the scene of a shooting at the Benning Road Metro station in  Washington, D.C.
Investigators stand outside the scene of a shooting at the Benning Road Metro station in  Washington, D.C.
7h ago

Dozens of Washington Commanders employees hurt by 'toxic work culture' over 2 decades, House committee finds

The committee's report determined sexual harassment and bullying were part of the team's work environment.
A Washington Commanders helmet on Aug. 13, 2022, in Landover, Md.
A Washington Commanders helmet on Aug. 13, 2022, in Landover, Md.
7h ago

Man who vanished from Connecticut nearly a decade ago found dead in upstate New York with a new name

Robert Hoagland was last seen in July 2013. Nearly 10 years later his body was found in Rock Hill, New York, where he apparently lived under the name Richard King, police said.
Robert Hoagland
Robert Hoagland

Body positivity TikToker Megha Thakur dies 'suddenly and unexpectedly'

Megha Thakur, a TikTok star with nearly 1 million followers, died Thanksgiving Day, her family said in an Instagram post.
Megha Thakur.
Megha Thakur.

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FBI asking about videos and racist website in connection with Colorado shooting

A former neighbor said the suspect wanted “a platform where people could go and post pretty much whatever they want.”
Illustration of web browser windows showing a silhouette, static, a memorial scene outside of Club Q, police tape, and browser cursors.
Illustration of web browser windows showing a silhouette, static, a memorial scene outside of Club Q, police tape, and browser cursors.