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That has rendered a community that experts estimate to be 7 million to 8 million people invisible, underrepresented and unnoticed. There's power in numbers, Berry said, and as it is now, much of the research on the American MENA community is anecdotal because of the lack of an identifier. "Small-business owners in the community would be able to take advantage of grants that we're not entitled to, because we're factored into the white category." 'It's like déjà vu'It isn't the first time the U.S. has concluded that a MENA category is necessary. It's a processThe recommendation for the OMB to adopt a MENA category is just that — a recommendation.
Six people are dead and three seriously injured in Louisville, New York after a crash on Saturday involving a 2021 Freightliner box truck and a 2013 express bus, according to New York State Police. Police responded to the fatal accident on State Highway 37 at around 6:02 a.m. All the victims were aboard the express bus, police said in a news release. Of the three injured, one is in critical condition and two are "seriously injured." "State Route 37 from County Route 14 to Coles Creek Road in Louisville, St. Lawrence Co., is closed until further notice due to fatal crash involving a bus and a box truck," state police tweeted later on Saturday.
an officer is heard screaming while pulling Nichols out of his car. Officers are seen pinning Nichols to the ground on his side while grabbing his arms and giving him contradictory orders. "You guys are really doing a lot right now," Nichols is heard saying during the encounter. Police officers talk after the attack on Tyre Nichols during an arrest in Memphis, Tenn. on Jan. 7. One officer claims that during the initial traffic stop, he repeatedly tried to get Nichols to stop driving.
A shooting in the Beverly Crest neighborhood of Los Angeles early Saturday morning has claimed the lives of at least three people and injured four, according to police. Beverly Crest is approximately 2 miles north of Beverly Hills. Calls about a multi-victim shooting in the 2700 block of Ellison Drive came in around 2:30 a.m, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement. The shooting took place during a party, NBC Los Angeles reported. Police are asking anyone with information on the shooting to come forward.
“GMA3” co-anchors T.J. Holmes and Amy Robach are no longer with ABC News, a spokesperson for the network said Friday, after news of their affair surfaced in December. "After several productive conversations with Amy Robach and T.J. Holmes about different options, we all agreed it’s best for everyone that they move on from ABC News," an ABC News spokesperson said in a statement. Gio Benitez and Stephanie Ramos filled in for Holmes and Robach for the week while the company made a decision. On Dec. 2, while hosting "GMA3" with Robach, Holmes poked fun about the “great week” the pair had. “I am very excited about the weekend.”Both Holmes and Robach deactivated their Instagram accounts since their relationship made news.
Rodney King's daughter weighed in on the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols earlier this month and the triggering parallels it draws to the brutality her father suffered at the hands of police officers more than 30 years ago. "People wonder where the anger comes from, this is where," Lora Dene King, 38, told NBC News. In 1991, video of Rodney King being mercilessly beaten by Los Angeles police officers went viral, prompting public outrage and leading to criminal charges against four officers. Lora King, 33, daughter of Rodney King, at her home in Los Angeles in 2017. Of all the things Lora heard about Nichols in the news, one thing stood out to her: his love of skateboarding.
Gun violence isn’t innate in Asian culturesGun violence, experts note, is not inherent in the Asian diaspora's culture. So Ho condemned those attempting to paint the Asian American community with a broad brush due to the pair of tragedies. Gun control organizations haven’t invested enough time and resources in the Asian American community, Ramakrishnan said. And campaigns and parties have often targeted Asian American voters with a focus on education and affirmative action, he said. And Dhingra said he fears that, as more attacks occur in Asian American spaces, it could lead to more Asian Americans purchasing weapons for self-defense, leading to more firearms to be used and misused.
U.S. track and field star Sha’Carri Richardson claims she was removed from an American Airlines plane after she had an argument with a flight attendant. In a video Richardson says was taken after the interaction with the flight attendant, she can be seen taking a video of herself. Richardson then pans the phone camera over to a flight attendant near her, who is then seen backing away. “You’re harassing me at this point so I think you should stop, I think you should stop," Richardson responds. Richardson asks to speak to the captain and also if the flight attendant she argued with will be removed from the plane as well.
Former astronaut Buzz Aldrin announced on Friday that he married his longtime love, Anca Faur, on his 93rd birthday. Aldrin, one of the first people to land on the moon as part of the Apollo 11 mission over 50 years ago, posted the news on his Twitter. "On my 93rd birthday & the day I will also be honored by Living Legends of Aviation I am pleased to announce that my longtime love Dr. Anca Faur & I have tied the knot," Aldrin wrote. In 1969, Aldrin, along with astronaut Neil Armstrong, became one of the first people to land on the moon. Edwin ‘Buzz’ Aldrin took his first airplane ride with his father when he was 2.
Authorities in Mexico found a car that a 36-year-old Hamilton, Ohio man was traveling in when he went missing in the country at the end of last year, according to officials. The body of a man roughly between the age of 20 to 35 was also found along with the car, according to the attorney general. Gutierrez went missing in Mexico in Dec. 2022 while visiting his fiancé, Daniela Pichardo, in Mexico, NBC affiliate WLWT reported. According to a preliminary forensic analysis, four bodies were found in the burial site near Gutierrez' car, three women and one man, the office of the attorney general said. Gutierrez worked for Champlin Architecture at the time of his disappearance, a spokesperson for the company confirmed over the phone.
Pena claimed his defeat was the result of election fraud, Gilbert Gallegos, an Albuquerque police spokesman, said Monday at a news conference. Bode said her partner, who died a year ago, had several interactions with Pena. “My partner got into difficult, unsolicited conversations with him as she came in and out of the building,” Bode said. “He’s not a polite, nice person.”Parks said Pena often expressed his political thoughts. “You didn’t necessarily want to get in the elevator with him, because you may not have a nice conversation,” Parks said.
A failed New Mexico state House candidate visited the homes of local Democratic leaders to vehemently dispute his election loss weeks before he allegedly orchestrated a series of shootings at the residences, elected officials said. “Peña came to my house right after the (November) election. Police spokesperson Gilbert Gallegos said at a news conference early Monday evening that Peña alleged his defeat was the result of election fraud. Peña lost his state House challenge to incumbent Democrat Miguel P. Garcia by 5,679 to 2,033, or 74% to 26%. He took his case to three county commissioners and a state senator — some whose homes were targeted in the shootings — to no avail, Gallegos said.
A 47-year-old "developmentally disabled" woman was found on Saturday three weeks after going missing in New York on the subway in lower Manhattan, officials say. She was also taken to the Queens Hospital Center by a team of New York Fire Department medics and "discharged only a few hours later," according to the consulate general. Primus was finally found in Manhattan on Saturday a little over three weeks after going missing, according to police and the consulate general. It's not clear where Primus stayed in the weeks she was missing. Primus' family did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
A Texas man allegedly admitted to authorities that he murdered and mutilated his wife, according to a news release published by the Waller County Sheriff's Office. The Waller County Sheriff's Office responded to a call about a possible death at a southeast Texas home about an hour away from Houston around 4:35 p.m. Wednesday. "During my short time with them, they were a very nice young couple," he wrote. The Waller County Sheriff's Office and District Attorney's Office are investigating the murder. The district attorney's office did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Rapper Meek Mill says he was pardoned by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for 2008 drugs and firearms charges that he served prison time for in 2017, according to a post on his Instagram account. One other charge is mentioned in the document as "possession of" with the rest redacted from the picture posted by the rapper. The office of Governor Tom Wolf did not immediately respond to requests for comment, but a news release published Thursday announced that Wolf issued 369 pardons this week. This brings the total pardons Wolf has issued during his time as governor to 2,540, according to the news release. His high-profile case has become a focal point for critics, including the rapper himself, calling for criminal justice reform.
Indiana University says an 18-year-old student was targeted and stabbed on a bus in Bloomington for being Asian. An 18-year-old Carmel, Indiana, woman told investigators that while waiting for the doors of the bus to open, another passenger began to strike her repeatedly in the head, police said in a statement. Police did not respond to a question about whether the attack is being investigated as a hate crime. The university's Asian Culture Center called the attack "a horrific and targeted anti-Asian hate crime." Indiana's hate crime law, enacted in 2019, allows judges to consider harsher sentences where “bias” factors, including “color, creed, disability, national origin, race, religion,” motivated the crime, according to the Matthew Shepard Foundation.
At least nine are dead and more deaths are expected after more than a dozen tornadoes tore through the Southeastern U.S. on Thursday, according to officials. Seven of the deaths were reported in Autauga County, Alabama, northwest of Montgomery, according to county Emergency Management Agency Director Ernie Baggett. Six of the deaths were reported the day the tornadoes made landfall in the state, and one was reported on Friday. The second fatality in Georgia was a Department of Transportation employee who was responding to storm damage, Governor Brian Kemp said in a news conference Friday. Governor Burt Jones took a helicopter tour of the damage Friday to also assess the damage resulting from tornadoes in the state.
The Virginia school district where a 6-year-old allegedly intentionally shot a teacher on Friday has had three instances of gun violence on district property in the past 17 months. Newport News Public Schools consists of 26,500 students, and includes three early childhood centers, 24 elementary schools, seven middle schools and five high schools, according to the district's website. Newport News Public Schools Superintendent George Parker III did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Hanan Daoud, who also has children within the school district, agrees. Daoud told NBC News she recalled feeling "paralyzed" after hearing that there had been a shooting in the school district on Friday.
A Louisiana officer was arrested and charged after a high-speed chase that led to the deaths of two teenage girls, officials said. Officials didn't clarify how fast Cauthron was going at the time of the crash in Brusly, a town about 10 miles southwest of Baton Rouge. His bond was set at $100,000, and as of Tuesday, he remained in the West Baton Rouge Parish Detention Center, online records show. He was arrested and charged with two counts of manslaughter by law enforcement in West Baton Rouge. Maggie and Caroline were both cheerleaders at Brusly High School in West Baton Rouge, according to the school.
Police are searching for a 21-year-old New York woman who they say disappeared after a subway ride in the final minutes of 2022. Officials are asking for help finding Adamaruis Garcia, who was last seen about 11:15 p.m. Dec. 31 on a northbound N train at Queensboro Plaza. Adamaruis Garcia. NYPD CrimeStoppersGarcia, who is about 4 feet, 11 inches, was wearing a long-sleeved black dress, black socks and black and white sneakers, police said. The Queens woman was reported missing by her mother Monday..
At least 23 people, including three children, were injured after an SUV operating as an Uber crashed into a sports bar and restaurant in New York City Monday night, officials say. An SUV crashed into Inwood Bar & Grill in Manhattan, N.Y., on Jan. 2, 2023. This caused the 31-year-old male driver of the RAV4 to lose control of the car, mount the curb and crash into the Inwood Bar & Grill, police said. It was not immediately clear if there were passengers in Toyota RAV4, and Uber did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Nineteen people, including the driver of the RAV4, were taken to area hospitals while the others refused medical care.
The Taliban on Tuesday released two Americans who had been detained in Afghanistan, according to State Department spokesperson Ned Price. The releases were announced as the United Nations Security Council was meeting about Afghanistan. “Out of respect for the privacy of these individuals and their families, we are not going to confirm names.”The release came the same day the Taliban banned women from private and public universities in Afghanistan. The U.S. "condemns in strongest terms the Taliban's indefensible decision to ban women from universities, girls from secondary schools," Price said. When the Taliban ruled Afghanistan from 1996 to 2001, it banned female education and most employment.
A Texas A&M student who was last seen near the university's main campus has been missing for four days, according to officials. Hoang was seen possibly driving a silver 2009 Lexus, according to the poster. His family reported seeing video of his vehicle driving west on Highway 21, as if leaving the eastern Texas city of Caldwell. The College Station Police Department is investigating the student's disappearance with the help of the Texas Department of Public Safety, according to police spokesperson David Simmons. Texas A&M University did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
An inspector posing as an intruder was able to access a school cafeteria during a campus safety audit in Uvalde, Texas, this month, an unnerving revelation in a community still reeling after a gunman killed 19 children and two teachers at an elementary school in May. Uvalde Consolidated Independent School District interim Superintendent Gary Patterson shared the findings of the "intruder selection audit" during a school board meeting held Monday. The auditor tugged at the door and it opened, allowing them to gain access to the cafeteria. Greg Abbott to randomly assess schools' security protocols in the wake of the Robb Elementary massacre. Patterson also detailed other security measures the district wishes to implement, including installing new doors and security gates.
The New York City bishop who was robbed of around $1 million in jewelry during a livestreamed service in July was arrested Monday morning and is facing fraud and extortion charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's office. "His campaign of fraud and deceit stops now.”If convicted, Whitehead faces a minimum of 20 years in prison, court documents say. “Bishop Lamor Whitehead is not guilty of these charges. “You wanna come preach?” he’s heard saying toward the end of the livestreamed service. Whitehead wasn’t arrested, according to police, but the bishop disagreed and said he was put in a holding cell.
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