U.S. & World

Arizona teen arrested after mosque threat

PHOENIX, Ariz. (KPNX) —  Police in Phoenix, Arizona say a 15-year-old boy is in custody after making a threatening remark about Muslims and bringing several pounds of potassium nitrate to school. According to police, a student at Pinnacle High School told his …

Mailman gunned down trying to protect woman

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KOB/NBC News) — Residents of Albuquerque, New Mexico are morning the loss of an heroic mailman gunned down as he tried to protect a woman who lives on his route. 47-year-old Jose Hernandez was shot and killed on Monday in …

Magnitude 5.4 quake hits southern Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Mexico (NBC) – A magnitude 5.4 earthquake in southern Mexico caused tall buildings to sway in the Mexican capital Monday, prompting hundreds of office workers to briefly evacuate along a central avenue. There were no initial reports of damage or …

Iran oil exports targeted

WASHINGTON, D.C. (NBC News) – The White House announced Monday it will not extend waivers and will begin to punish countries buying oil from Iran, with an ultimate goal of reducing the country’s crude exports to zero. “The goal remains simple, to …

Measles outbreak continues

WASHINGTON, D.C. – More cases of the measles have been reported. New CDC data shows there are now 626 confirmed cases of the measles in 22 states. The majority of the new reports are from New York. Agency officials are predicting that …

St. Jude research shows promise for ALS patients

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – Researchers at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital have found something that could potentially treat ALS patients. Put simply, St. Jude scientists have discovered enzymes that could be triggered to treat muscle and brain disorders like ALS, dementia and …

Washington State deputies wrangle exotic cat

GIG HARBOR, Wash. – Deputies in Washington State helped wrangle what people were calling a “mysterious leopard” near Tacoma. The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office said over the last week, people in Gig Harbor were reporting seeing a large, stealthy African cat around …