Latest News Lawsuit: Stanford Failed to Stop Years of Sexual Assault 2016-12-07T15:54:16.000000Z The complaint was filed by advocacy group Equal Rights Advocates on behalf of one of the alleged victims at the U.S. District Court in San Francisco. Iowa's Branstad Accepts Post as Trump's Ambassador to China 2016-12-07T15:37:00.000000Z The longest-serving governor in U.S. history met with Trump on Monday to discuss the post. The Dangerous Game of a President Picking Winners and Losers 2016-12-07T15:04:00.000000Z First Read is a morning briefing from Meet the Press and the NBC Political Unit on the day's most important political stories and why they matter. Marine Corps Jet Goes Down Off Coast of Japan 2016-12-07T14:48:00.000000Z The cause of the crash Wednesday remained under investigation and the fate of the pilot was unknown. Dozens Pressumed Dead After Plane Crashes in Pakistan 2016-12-07T14:46:51.000000Z The Pakistan International Airlines plane "lost its contact with control tower" en route from Chitral to the capital Islamabad, the company said. Trump Named TIME Person of the Year 'For Good or Ill' 2016-12-07T14:07:00.000000Z President-elect Donald Trump, the real estate businessman and political rain-maker has been selected as TIME's 2016 Person of the Year. The magazine revealed its choice Wednesday on NBC's TODAY. Football Star Rashaan Salaam Found Dead in Park 2016-12-07T13:27:46.000000Z Heisman Trophy winner Rashaan Salaam was found dead Monday night in a Boulder park less than two miles from Folsom Field, where he carved his name into the University of Colorado record books as one of the greatest players in the program's history. Dakota Pipeline Was Denied After Engineers Gave Approval 2016-12-07T12:43:55.000000Z Despite the Army Corps of Engineers' recommendation, the civilian head of the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works decided more work needs to be done to explore alternate routes. Tech Fail: Passport Robot Tells Asian Applicant to Open Eyes 2016-12-07T12:36:00.000000Z A New Zealand man of Asian descent had his passport photograph rejected when facial recognition software mistakenly registered his eyes as being closed. Nation Marks 75th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Attack 2016-12-07T12:21:31.000000Z A moment of silence will be held at 7:55 a.m. to mark the moment when Japanese planes hit their first target in the harbor during the sneak attack.