Bill Paxton, the actor who starred in the television series 'Big Love' and films such as 'Twister' and 'Apollo 13,' died at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery, a representative for his family confirmed to NBC News. 'Bill's passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable,' the statement said.
A driver hit other vehicles and then veered into an Endymion parade crowd, police said.
Shifa Gardi, a journalist and anchor at the Kurdish outlet Rudaw, was recalled as daring and committed.
A Syrian cinematographer who worked on an Oscar-nominated documentary will not attend Sunday's awards ceremony as planned, amid uncertainty over
President Donald Trump's job approval rating stands at just 44 percent, a record low for a newly inaugurated commander-in-chief, according to a new poll from NBC News and the Wall Street Journal. Asked about early challenges in the first month of Trump's presidency, 52 percent called the issues 'real problems' that are specific to his administration, while 43 percent of Americans attributed them to typical 'growing pains' for any new president. Find out more on Sunday's 'Meet the Press' and NBCNews.com.