IE 11 is not supported. For an optimal experience visit our site on another browser.

Phil Helsel

Reporter and news editor

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.

Phil Helsel is a reporter for NBC News.


Latest from Phil Helsel

USC says it’s canceling pro-Palestinian valedictorian’s speech over security concerns

The University of Southern California has sparked condemnation from a leading Muslim group after it canceled a planned commencement speech by its valedictorian, citing security concerns due to tensions over “the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.”

Gaza war protesters shut down Golden Gate Bridge, block traffic in other cities

Demonstrators protesting the war in Gaza shut down San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge for around five hours Monday, as protests were also held in other cities in the U.S.
3d ago

Man charged in missing 19-year-old woman's death after remains found in Milwaukee area

A Milwaukee man was charged Friday with homicide and mutilating a corpse after a severed leg, believed to be that of a missing 19-year-old woman, was found earlier this month, officials said.

California man sentenced in road-rage killing of 6-year-old on his way to kindergarten

A Southern California man who shot at a car on a freeway during a road-rage incident and killed a 6-year-old who was on his way to kindergarten was sentenced Friday to the maximum possible sentence of 40 years to life in prison.
4d ago

Shohei Ohtani's former interpreter accused of stealing $16M from the MLB star

The former interpreter for Los Angeles Dodgers sensation Shohei Ohtani was federally charged with bank fraud Thursday, accused of stealing more than $16 million from one of Major League Baseball's biggest stars.
5d ago

Tornadoes hit Louisiana and Texas as severe weather causes damage in South

A tornado with 115-mph winds ripped off roofs and tore down power lines in Lake Charles, Louisiana, on Wednesday, and another twister damaged homes in Texas as severe weather struck the South.
6d ago

L.A. woman killed partner, possibly threw kids from a moving SUV before crashing it, police say

An L.A. woman fatally stabbed her partner, possibly threw her two kids from a moving SUV on the 405 freeway and then killed herself by crashing into a tree, authorities said.
6d ago

Women outshine men in NCAA final TV viewership

For the first time, more people watched the NCAA women’s final game than the men’s, Nielsen said Tuesday.
6d ago

Women outshine men in NCAA final TV viewership

For the first time, more people watched the NCAA women’s basketball final game than the men’s, Nielsen said Tuesday.
7d ago

UConn wins NCAA men’s basketball championship over Purdue: Highlights

Follow the latest March Madness news and live score updates as UConn and Purdue compete on the national stage in the NCAA men’s championship basketball game.

South Carolina beats Iowa to take home NCAA women's championship title: Highlights

Follow the latest March Madness news and live score updates as Iowa and South Carolina compete on the national stage in the NCAA women’s championship basketball game.
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news
news