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    Data is what drives our devices, and Americans are paying a premium. Posting pics, snaps and even live feeds can devour smartphone data plans.

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    Tips to keep your data plan from running out screenshot.Tips to keep your data plan from running out screenshot.

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    Jack Marrian, the 31-year-old son of a British aristocrat, could be sentenced to life in a prison over allegations he smuggling nearly $6 million of cocaine into Kenya, NBC News reported.

    The trial is set to begin on Oct. 3. Marrian denied the charges, brought last month, saying drug traffickers stowed more than 200 pounds of cocaine into sugar containers for the company he manages, Mshale Commodities Ltd.

    "You cannot know anything as vehemently as you know your own innocence," he told NBC News by telephone from Kenya on Friday. "I trust that justice will prevail."

    Marrian's mother is Lady Emma Campbell. Her family's estate in the Scottish Highlands is Cawdor Castle, which dates to the 1400s.



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    A Florida high school teacher and JROTC leader has been suspended for repeatedly attempting to force his religious beliefs regarding sexual orientation and gender identity on his transgender students.

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    A Chicago police officer has been indicted on federal civil rights charges after dashcam video captured him firing in to a car packed with teenagers, wounding two, as it backed away from him.

    Marco Proano, 41, was charged with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law, according to U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Zach Fardon.

    Proano is accused of using unreasonable force with a dangerous weapon while on duty in Chicago on Dec. 22, 2013.

    The incident was captured on the officer's dashcam video and the footage first released to the Chicago Reporter last year by a retired Cook County judge who called it “disturbing on a whole different level.”

    In the nearly three minute video, Proano arrives at 95th and South LaSalle streets where a vehicle had been stopped by two other officers and is seen approaching the vehicle with his gun pointed sideways. When the driver of the vehicle backs away from the officers, Proano raises his gun and opens fire.

    Six black teens were inside the vehicle, and two of the teens were wounded in the shooting.

    "When a police officer uses unreasonable force, it has a harmful effect on not only the victims, but also the public, who lose faith and confidence in law enforcement,” Fardon said in a statement. “Our office will continue to independently and vigorously pursue civil rights prosecutions to hold officers accountable and strengthen trust in the police.”

    At the time of the video’s release, Chicago police said the officer involved in the shooting was moved off the street and assigned to desk duty. The investigation was then referred to state and federal authorities.

    "The charges announced today are serious and the Chicago Police Department will have zero tolerance for proven misconduct," CPD said in a statement Friday. "Mr. Proano was relieved of his police powers last year during the course of IPRA's investigation and CPD is fully cooperating with the US Attorney's Office."

    A lawsuit filed by the mothers of three teens injured in the incident, including the two who were shot, alleges Proano fired more than a dozen rounds into the vehicle, striking one teen in the shoulder and another in the hip and heel.

    The suit claims the teens did not show a weapon or pose any apparent threat, and alleges police removed the injured teens from hospitals without authorization to take them to a police station for questioning.

    In a separate court filing, Proano reportedly admitted to the shooting, but denies claims that the teens did not show a weapon.

    The Independent Police Review Authority said last year it referred the case to prosecutors shortly after the shooting took place.

    “At the time of the incident, Officer Proano was removed from his District of assignment and placed on desk duty at Public Safety Headquarters,” the organization said in a statement. “The incident remains under investigation by federal authorities and IPRA.”

    Chicago police also said that early last year, former police Supt. Garry McCarthy changed the department’s policy to clarify that officers are “prevented from firing at or into a moving vehicle when the vehicle is the only force used against the sworn member or another person.”

    Each count of the indictment carries a sentence of up to 10 years in prison.



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  • 09/17/16--14:41: 2 Officers Shot in Texas

  • Two officers who were shot while responding to a suicide call at a home in North Texas Friday evening are expected to recover, the Fort Worth Police Department says.

    Police spokesman Officer Marc Povero said at about 8:30 p.m. officers Xavier Serrano and Ray Azucena responded to a home on the 3800 block of Wharton Drive and found a person in a back bedroom unresponsive from a gunshot wound.

    Neighbors told the officers that a witness to the shooting was in a shed in the backyard.

    When the officers approached the shed, someone inside began shooting at them, and they opened fire, Povero said.

    Serrano was shot several times in his upper body and was transported to a hospital in critical condition. Azucena was struck once in the chest, but the bullet hit his protective vest and he only sustained minor injuries, Povero said.

    SWAT officers later surrounded the shed and fired tear gas canisters inside. Just before midnight, Fort Worth police confirmed that a person was found dead inside the shed.

    It was not known if the person was killed by the officers or a self-inflicted wound. The person's identity has not been released.

    Serrano is an eight-year veteran and Field Training Officer with FWPD. Azucena is a rookie officer who graduated from the Fort Worth Police Academy in July. 

    Serrano underwent surgery at John Peter Smith Hospital was listed in stable condition early Saturday morning. Azucena was released from the hospital overnight.

    Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald and Mayor Betsy Price spoke to reporters at JPS Hospital and asked for prayers for the injured officers.

    Check back and refresh this page for the latest update. As this story is developing, elements may change.



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    Fort Worth police officers Xavier Serrano (left) and Ray Azucena (right)Fort Worth police officers Xavier Serrano (left) and Ray Azucena (right)

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    Neither Marty McFly nor Dr. Emmett Brown emerged from the stainless steel DeLorean spotted in Santa Monica this week after a police pursuit.

    A car that looked like the iconic fictional automobile-based time travel device that shuttled McFly "Back to the Future" drew the attention of onlookers Thursday morning as police pulled over the driver and arrested him for carjacking.

    The drama began when Santa Monica police received a call of a carjacking in the 2600 block Ocean Front Walk, police said in a news release.

    The carjacker led police on a short chase before crashing into a car about a half a mile away.

    Police pinned the car in and took the man into custody.

    The carjacker suffered minor injuries and he was booked charges of carjacking, reckless evading of police, and he had an outstanding traffic warrant, police said.

    Maybe the driver just wanted to see what happened when he hit 88 mph. But he didn't get a chance to leave any fiery tracks.



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    No, that's not the car from No, that's not the car from "Back to the Future."

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    Samsung Galaxy Note 7 users don't seem to be heeding the warning to stop using their phones. Meanwhile, the FAA has revised its policy for users flying with their Note 7s. Consumer Reporter Susan Hogan reports.

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    The head of the Broward County's sheriff's union wants to end police escorts for the Miami Dolphins and is asking members to decline any assignments associated with the team in response to players taking a knee during the national anthem at a game last week.

    In a letter Friday, President of the Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association Jeff Bell called for the "immediate" end of team-sponsored escorts and demanded a code of conduct by the Dolphins and the NFL against players kneeling during the "Star Spangled Banner." 

    "As a law enforcement union, we certainly encourage people to exercise their constitutional right of freedom of speech," Bell wrote. "However, in certain professions, an individual’s freedom of speech must take a back seat to the organization or government entity that they choose to represent."

    The call comes after four Dolphins players — Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, Jelani Jenkins and Kenny Stills — knelt during the anthem at last Sunday's game against the Seahawks in Seattle. The players were following the lead of San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who said he began the practice in preseason games as a silent protest to denounce police brutality and the oppression of black people in America.

    "I can not fathom why the Miami Dolphin organization and the NFL would allow the blatant disrespect of the American flag and what it stands for during the national anthem. It is a privilege to play in the NFL, not a given constitutional right," Bell wrote.

    NBC 6 reached out to the Dolphins for a statement Friday but the team declined to comment. Dolphins owner Stephen Ross said Sunday that he stands by his players.

    "I don't think it was any lack of respect," Ross said. "I think everybody here, our team and our whole organization, respects the flag and what it stands for, the soldiers and everything. These guys are really making a conversation of something that's a very important topic in this country and I'm 100 percent supportive of them."

    Bell added that law enforcement officials often put themselves at risk while providing escorts, and said some have lost their lives protecting the same people protesting against police officers.

    "The Broward Sheriff’s Office Deputies Association Local 6020 is seeking the immediate termination of all Miami Dolphin escorts until such time the Miami Dolphins and the National Football League set forth a policy that will not tolerate the disrespect of the American Flag and National Anthem during any sanctioned games or events," Bell wrote. "We no longer support an organization that values financial profit over a minimum conduct standard. What good is it to ask singers to sing the national anthem, honor guards to perform services or ask the United States Air Force to conduct fly overs during the National Anthem if the same organization will not even set a minimum code of conduct for its players? Until further notice, I respectfully ask all members of law enforcement not to work any detail associated with the Miami Dolphins unless ordered to do so."



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    From left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills, kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Seattle.From left, Miami Dolphins' Jelani Jenkins, Arian Foster, Michael Thomas, and Kenny Stills, kneel during the singing of the national anthem before an NFL football game against the Seattle Seahawks, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Seattle.

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    In the first application of euthanasia rules adopted in 2014, a minor in Belgium has been euthanized, the country’s committee for euthanasia announced Saturday. The underage person was reported as being critically ill but no other information was given.

    Belgium legalized euthanasia in 2002, and two years ago amended the rules to permit doctor-assisted death for minors in a hopeless medical situation, NBC News reports. It is the only country in the world allowing euthanasia on minors of all ages.

    Wim Distelmans, who chairs Belgium's Federal Control and Evaluation Committee on Euthanasia, said in an emailed statement that the first case was reported to his committee by a local doctor last week.



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    In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Belgian doctor Marc Van Hoey, president of the Right to Die Association in the region of Flanders, speaks with the Associated Press at his practice in Antwerp, Belgium.In this Feb. 7, 2014 file photo, Belgian doctor Marc Van Hoey, president of the Right to Die Association in the region of Flanders, speaks with the Associated Press at his practice in Antwerp, Belgium.

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    More women have accused Dr. Larry Nassar, the former doctor for the U.S. women’s gymnastics team, of abuse, officials said Friday, after molestation claims against the doctor first surfaced earlier this week.

    The Indianapolis Star reported Monday that two gymnasts, one an Olympic medal winner, had accused Nassar of sexually abusing them during treatment. One of the women filed a police report with Michigan State, and the other filed a lawsuit in California.

    Since then, other former patients have gone to police and prosecutors with similar allegations, NBC News reports. Authorities have not said how many complaints have been logged, citing the ongoing investigation.

    “We have taken multiple additional complaints,” said Jason Cody, a spokesman for Michigan State University, where Nassar has a sports medicine practice.

    Nassar served as team doctor for USA Gymnastics from 1996 to 2015. He has not been charged with a crime. Michigan State reassigned him from clinical duties while it investigates.



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    More former US gymnasts have come forward against the man they accuse of abusing them, Team USA gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar.More former US gymnasts have come forward against the man they accuse of abusing them, Team USA gymnastics' team doctor Larry Nassar.

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    An armed passenger aboard an Amtrak train outside Los Angeles was in custody early Saturday after a six-hour standoff with police ended when sheriff's deputies deployed tear gas.

    Nearly 200 people were forced to evacuate the Pacific Surfliner and all Metrolink service through the Chatsworth Station was halted Friday night after authorities received a report of an armed man seen aboard Amtrak 790.

    The man who barricaded himself in a rail car was arrested after tear gas was used, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Special Enforcement Bureau.

    At about 6:19 p.m. Friday, the Metrolink Operations Traffic Center received a call from a passenger on the Pacific Surfliner that a gunman was seen on board the train, according to Ramon Montenegro, spokesman for the L.A. Sheriff's Department's Transit Policing Division.

    Deputies at the Chatsworth's station secured the train and evacuated passengers, with the exception of the suspected armed man who locked himself in a rail car, while the sheriff's department Special Enforcement Bureau and Amtrak police were dispatched to the scene, Montenegro said.

    Amtrak spokesman Craig Schulz told City News Service all 187 passengers and five crew members aboard San Diego-bound Amtrak Train 790 "safely left the train." Buses were provided to take passengers to other train stations, Pacific Surfliner said in tweet.



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    A suspected gunman was in custody Saturday, Sept. 17. 2016, after Amtrak passengers reported seeing him on a train in Chatsworth.A suspected gunman was in custody Saturday, Sept. 17. 2016, after Amtrak passengers reported seeing him on a train in Chatsworth.

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    The night skies will be a little brighter than usual this weekend as the "harvest" full moon emerges overhead.

    The harvest moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox, which this year comes next Thursday, Sept. 22.

    According to National Geographic, the harvest moon can be seen starting Friday, Sept. 16.

    The additional light from the harvest moon gives farmers more time to reap their crops.

    This full moon, also known as the penumbral eclipse, happens when the Earth, moon and sun all fall in a straight line, according to Space.com.

    This harvest moon is the last eclipse of its kind until 2024, National Geographic reported.

    Viewers can expect to best see the slight darkening of the harvest moon with binoculars or telescopes.

    However, the harvest moon can be viewed by looking for contracting light and dark regions. Moon gazers can also expect to see the Tycho crater in the bottom-left quadrant of the moon, according to Space.com

    A live webcast of the harvest moon can be watched via Space.com on Slooh.



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    In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a full moon, or Harvest Moon, rises over government landmarks Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol buliding and the under-repair Washington Monument Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.In this handout provided by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, a full moon, or Harvest Moon, rises over government landmarks Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol buliding and the under-repair Washington Monument Sept. 19, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

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    The lone gunman in a shooting that killed a woman and injured five people, including two police officers, wrote a rambling note, described as a "bunch of rantings" in the first person, officials said. The words he wrote on the envelope were "Doomed People."

    "Which apparently was meant for anyone he came across," Philadelphia Police Commissioner Richard Ross said Saturday afternoon, about 15 hours after the now-dead suspect Nicholas Glenn shot his way across four blocks of Sansom Street late Friday. "Other than the rantings he had in that letter, we don't know what he was motivated by. Unfortunately, we may never know."

    Glenn's rampage left two police officers badly wounded, a young woman sitting in a car outside her home dead and three other bystanders wounded by gunfire.

    Glenn, 25, allegedly mentioned his parole officer in the letter that police found after shooting him dead in an alley near 48th and Sansom streets. Ross said he has no apparent ties to any larger organization.

    His rampage started about 11:20 p.m. Friday when he walked up to Sgt. Sylvia Young's marked police cruiser on 52nd and Sansom streets. Young, who is assigned to the 22nd District, was working a patrol detail in the 18th District. As she sat inside her vehicle, Glenn, who police say was armed with a 9mm handgun, allegedly opened fire at the driver's side.

    Young, who was wearing a bulletproof vest, was struck eight times in the left shoulder, arm and torso.

    "Help me, please!" Young yelled on police radio moments after the shooting.

    Ross said it's a miracle the 19-year veteran wasn't killed, considering Glenn fired 18 rounds before he started his chaotic, seemingly random shooting spree east on Sansom Street. Following the shooting, Young was taken to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital where she is currently in stable condition.

    As Glenn fled, he passed the Maximum Level Lounge on 5118 Sansom Street where a 42-year-old manager and a 41-year-old barmaid were in the open doorway attending to a wheelchair bound patron, police said. Glenn then fired approximately five rounds into the doorway, striking the 42-year-old man in both legs and the 41-year-old woman in the right ankle. The two victims were both taken to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital where they are listed in stable condition.

    Glenn then continued running eastbound on Sansom Street and approached a 2011 Nissan Altima with a 36-year-old man and his 25-year-old girlfriend inside. Police say Glenn opened fire, striking the man in his arm and chest and the woman several times in her chest. Both victims were taken to Penn-Presbyterian Hospital. The 36-year-old man is in critical condition while the woman died from her injuries. NBC10 has learned her identity through police sources, but is waiting until police officially provide her name. She was a West Philadelphia resident.

    Glenn then continued eastbound on Sansom Street and was pursued by two responding 16th District officers in a marked police Ford Explorer, officials said. Glenn opened fire on the officers, striking their vehicle on the hood and driver's side door, according to police. The officers were not injured during the shooting.

    Glenn continued running from police and was confronted on the 100 block of S. 48th Street by University of Pennsylvania Police officer Edward Miller, police said. Glenn opened fire and struck Officer Miller in the hip and leg area. The officer was taken to Penn-Presbyterian where he is in stable condition.

    Glenn then continued exchanging gunfire with the responding Philadelphia Police officers. Glenn was struck several times during the shootout and finally died from his wounds at 11:45 p.m., officials said.

    Police say Glenn was in possession of a note with the headline, "Doomed People." They also said the note included rambling, unclear statements that indicated Glenn's hatred toward his probation/parole officers as well as police.

    Police recovered Glenn's weapon, a Ruger Model SR9, 9mm semi-automatic pistol with obliterated serial numbers. Officials say the gun was loaded with 14 live 9mm rounds. There were also three empty magazines throughout the scene that Glenn had discarded as he emptied the magazines and reloaded with spare magazines, police said. In all, Glenn discharged his gun at least 51 times during the incident, according to investigators.

    Sergeant Young and Officer Miller were both awake and talking with relatives after being hospitalized, Mayor Jim Kenney said.

    "[Miller] actually was cracking jokes with his kids and wife. The other officer [Young] was talking with her family," Kenney said. "We’re very blessed that that’s the way it turned out. But we have to keep in our prayers the civilians."

    Penn Safety Director Maureen Rush said Miller served 33 years on the Philadelphia police department, retiring as a sergeant, before joining the Penn PD.

    Ross, who termed the shooter's note a "bunch of rantings," said officers would patrol in pairs following the incident.

    Kenney asked that everyone pray for the injured officers and civilians. 

    "All in all it was a really terrible, scary night," he said.


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    Donald Trump says he is "shining a national spotlight" on Americans killed by immigrants living in the United States illegally and vowed to deliver justice to the families of the victims.

    "What is the acceptable number of lives to be lost in the name of illegal immigration? Let me tell you what that number is: zero," Trump said Saturday at anti-illegal immigration group's conference in Houston, Texas.

    Trump spoke at the Remembrance Project first annual luncheon, an organization founded to advocate for tougher immigration laws in honor of those killed by people in the country illegally.

    The Republican nominee touted a strong message against crime by undocumented immigrants, painting a picture of an America with porous borders and rampant crime done by those who flow into the country illegally.

    "Every day our border remains open, innocent Americans are needlessly victimized and killed. Every day sanctuary cities are left in place and innocent Americans are put in harms away. Everyday we fail to enforce our laws," Trump said.

    But the reality and the numbers don't match Trump's narrative. According to the Wall Street Journal, a report from the Immigration Policy Center found that illegal immigrants are less likely than the native population to commit violent crimes or be incarcerated.

    Trump told the group most "politicians ignore your cries, but I never will," vowing to "deliver justice to every American family and victim" if he wins the presidential election."

    Trump also falsely claimed that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton wants to abolish America’s borders and misrepresented her immigration policy as effective amnesty for all.

    "She didn’t want to get involved,” Trump said, stating that Clinton, as secretary of state, refused to take forceful action and get countries to take back their citizens who committed crimes in the U.S. and needed to be deported. The crowd responded chants of "lock her up."

    Members of the Remembrance Project have repeatedly appeared on stage with Trump at rallies across the country and he has made its cause part of his platform. 

    According to the group's website, The Remembrance Project brings national attention to "under-reported killings, and is 'connecting-the-dots' through its initiative, the 'Stolen Lives Quilt'– a visual memorial dedicated to slain Americans, who would otherwise still be alive and with their families, if only current laws were enforced.”



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    A device exploded in Seaside Park, New Jersey, Saturday morning as about 5,000 runners were set to participate in a 5k Marine charity race, authorities said.

    The explosive device went off in a garbage can on D Street and Ocean Avenue at about 9:30 a.m. along the race route, police said.

    No one was injured in the blast, according to the Ocean County prosecutor's office.

    The third annual Marine Semper Fi 5k race to benefit the MARSOC Foundation was expected to start at about 9 a.m., but was delayed because of late sign-ins, authorities said.

    The race was canceled after the explosion.

    The device was composed of three pipe bombs, only one of which went off, leaving plenty of physical evidence for investigators to examine, federal officials said. 

    It appears the device was set off by a timer, officials said, but it is not known what explosive material was in the pipes.

    Runner Adam Carswell of Toms River, New Jersey, told NBC 4 New York he saw the smoke rising from the garbage can after the explosion. 

    "It was a big puff of smoke, fairly large," he said.

    Carswell said he was mad that someone may have planted the device to harm people. 

    "It makes me very angry that this could happen in a sleepy little town like Seaside Park after Labor Day," he said. 

    Lauren Rispoli, a Seaside Park resident, said she was in bed when she heard the blast.

    “I thought it might have been an explosion of some sort or a sonic boom,” she said.

    Rispoli said the explosion will not rattle the spirit of people in Seaside Park.

    "We will support this run again next year here or wherever they choose to do it," she said. "Even if it’s next year, we’re not afraid, we’re not going to let this stop us." 

    A number of law-enforcement agencies responded to the scene Saturday, but the FBI and the U.S. Attorney's Office will be the lead investigators, an FBI spokesperson said. 

    The MARSOC Foundation is a non-profit organization that raises money to support "active duty and medically retired MARSOC personnel and their families as well as to the families of Marines and Sailors who have lost their lives in service to our Nation," according to the groups website.



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    Pipe Bomb exploded in Seaside Park today in a trashcan.Pipe Bomb exploded in Seaside Park today in a trashcan.

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    Some 29 people were injured in an explosion in Chelsea Saturday night, and authorities removed what appeared to be a secondary device a few blocks away. 

    "All hands are on deck; injuries are significant," Mayor Bill de Blasio told a news conference. None of the injuries were considered life-threatening, though. 

    "There is no evidence at this point of a terror connection," he said, though he added it was "an intentional act."

    Law enforcement sources say police are in possession of a video that shows a man putting an object in a dumpster, followed by an explosion some time later.

    President Obama was briefed on the explosion and receiving regular updates.

    Crews responded to the scene at 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue around 8:30 p.m. Police Commissioner Jimmy O'Neill said the explosion took place out on the street, though de Blasio declined to answer whether the cause was a bomb in a dumpster, as some sources suggested. 

    The NYPD also removed a possible secondary device on 27th St. Four sources said the device was a pressure cooker and that it had what appeared to be wires coming from it, a cell phone and black tape. 

    After asking people to stay away from their windows in the area of that device, the NYPD tweeted that it had been safely removed just before 2:30 a.m.

    Photos posted to social media showed an extensive emergency presence at the scene, with the area between Sixth and Seventh avenues cordoned off. Sixth Avenue was closed from 14th to 34th Street and NYC Transit reported extensive disruptions to the 1, 2, E and F subway lines. 

    At least one Twitter user tweeted that her "whole high-rise building shook" from a apparent blast. Another image showed a Dumpster or trash bin blown apart, with bits of debris scattered on the sidewalk. People at least seven blocks away reported hearing and feeling a loud boom.

    Earlier Saturday, one of three bundled pipe bombs placed in a trash can along a 5k race route to be run by Marines detonated in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The race had been running late, but authorities said they believed the device had been timed to explode as runners went by the trash bin.

    No one was hurt, and de Blasio said there was no evidence of a connection between the two blasts. 



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    NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses the media after an intentional explosion in the city's Chelsea neighborhood, Sept. 17, 2016.NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio addresses the media after an intentional explosion in the city's Chelsea neighborhood, Sept. 17, 2016.

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    Four people were killed and dozens more injured when a bus carrying a college football team crashed into a highway median in North Carolina Saturday afternoon, NBC News reported.

    Forty-six people were on the bus traveling from Clinton College in Rock Hill, South Carolina, to the University of God's Chosen in Fayetteville, North Carolina, when it veered into a highway median near Hamlet, said North Carolina State Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Jeff Gordon.

    The crash is under investigation, but Gordon said a tire on the bus likely blew causing it to swerve. He said some of the victims were ejected from the bus.



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    A bus carrying a college football team crashed in North Carolina, killing four.A bus carrying a college football team crashed in North Carolina, killing four.

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  • 09/18/16--15:22: Explosion Rocks Chelsea

  • More than two dozen people were injured in an explosion in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016. The blast was caused by some kind of bomb.

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    Firefighters arrive at the scene of an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.Firefighters arrive at the scene of an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016.

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    President Barack Obama made a plea to his Democratic base Saturday, telling a predominately black audience of Capitol Hill lawmakers and guests that African-Americans must vote en masse in November's presidential election to help his legacy, NBC News reported.

    "There's no such thing as a vote that doesn't matter. It all matters," Obama told the crowd at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Phoenix Awards dinner.

    "I will consider it a personal insult, an insult to my legacy, if this community lets down its guard and fails to activate itself in this election," the president said.

    While Obama touted advances in the economy, healthcare and criminal justice reform under his administration he noted that "none of it's been quick, none of it's been easy. None of it has come without a fight. And so much of our work remains unfinished."



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    President Barack Obama speaks to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC.President Barack Obama speaks to the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 46th Annual Legislative Conference Phoenix Awards Dinner, September 17 2016, in Washington, DC.

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    Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Sunday a blast that injured 29 people in Manhattan was caused by some kind of bomb, but the attack didn't appear to be linked to international terrorism.

    Cuomo, speaking near the scene of the Saturday night blast, told reporters a second device found blocks away from the first explosion appeared "similar in design" to the first, though investigators are still examining it after it was removed by a bomb squad robot and taken to a police facility in the Bronx.

    "As governor of New York, this is my worst nightmare," Cuomo said.

    Cuomo added that whoever is responsible for planting the device "will be brought to justice." 

    The bombing rocked the city's Chelsea neighborhood, a mostly residential part of Manhattan's west side known for its art galleries and large gay population. Witnesses described hearing a deafening blast, and surveillance video footage captured images of nearby windows being blown out by the explosion as people sprinted away from the scene.

    Cuomo said, as a precaution, close to 1,000 additional State Police and National Guard troops will be dispatched across the city to guard transit stations and area airports. 

    Mayor de Blasio said Sunday that authorities don't yet know who made it, who set it off or the motivation behind it but called the blast an "intentional act."

    The mayor added that there is "no specific and credible threat against New York City at this point in time from any terror organization."

    Meanwhile, law enforcement sources say police are in possession of a video that shows a man putting an object in a dumpster near 23rd Street and Sixth Avenue, followed by an explosion some time later.

    Another video from 27th Street shows a man leave a piece of luggage on the sidewalk before two other people come along, take a device out of the bag and walk away with just the suitcase, officials familiar with the investigation said.

    President Obama was briefed on the explosion, according to the White House. The FBI and Homeland Security officials, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a New York arson and explosive task force, were at the scene.

    The NYPD also removed a possible secondary device on 27th Street, four blocks away. Four law enforcement sources described the device as a pressure cooker that had what appeared to be protruding wires, a cell phone and black tape. The NYPD tweeted that it had been safely removed just before 2:30 a.m. Sunday.

     

    Saturday night, photos posted to social media showed an extensive emergency presence at the scene, with the area between Sixth and Seventh avenues cordoned off. Sixth Avenue was closed from 14th to 34th Street and NYC Transit reported extensive disruptions to the 1, 2, E and F subway lines. 

    Street closures continued Sunday. Crosstown traffic was closed in both directions from West 14th Street to West 32nd Street between Fifth and Eighth avenues. The closures are in effect until further notice, the mayor's office tweeted. 

    There was no damage to the subway system and the MTA expects full service to resume Monday morning at all stations near the scene of the blast, Cuomo said Sunday. 

    At least one Twitter user tweeted that her "whole high-rise building shook" from a apparent blast. Another image showed a Dumpster or trash bin blown apart, with bits of debris scattered on the sidewalk. People at least seven blocks away reported hearing and feeling a loud boom.

    Earlier Saturday, one of three bundled pipe bombs placed in a trash can along a 5k race route to be run by Marines detonated in Seaside Park, New Jersey. The race had been running late, but authorities said they believed the device had been timed to explode as runners went by the trash bin.

    No one was hurt in the explosion.

    Investigators are working to determine if the New Jersey explosion is linked to the Chelsea blast and the pressure cooker found on 27th Street. 

    Old-fashioned flip phones were found on all three devices, law enforcement officials close to the investigation told NBC 4 New York. 

    FBI investigators also searched a livery cab in midtown for evidence from the explosion Sunday afternoon. The driver of that cab was riding on 23rd Street when the blast went off and shrapnel from the explosion may have hit his car.

    The driver called 911 and pulled over near the intersection of 39th Street and Madison Avenue, which is where FBI investigators were gathering evidence Sunday.  

    Security concerns on the Jersey shore also continued Sunday. The San Gennero Festival in Belmar was canceled because of safety concerns, Mayor Matt Doherty tweeted. 



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    Crime scene investigators work at the scene of Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)Crime scene investigators work at the scene of Saturday's explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood, in New York, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

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