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(Wed, 22 May 2019 23:36:36 +0000)

Among children reported as likely victims of child sex trafficking upon running away from home, most have one thing in common—they were supposed to be looked after by the government. In 2014, some 10,000 endangered runaway children were reported to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC), a nonprofit that serves as a […]

(Tue, 21 May 2019 15:19:39 +0000)

The U.S., meanwhile, is building on its global economic and strategic leadership

(Wed, 01 May 2019 12:57:51 +0000)

ROMA, Texas—Illegal immigrants and drug traffickers aren’t the only incursions that border ranchers are battling in southeast Texas. A tiny interloper has brought the area’s cattle industry to its knees. It’s called the fever tick. Fever ticks can carry a parasite that causes babesiosis, commonly known as cattle fever, which can decimate a herd. The […]

(Wed, 24 Apr 2019 17:17:13 +0000)

A Texas mother who lost half of her face when she fell on hot curling iron during an epileptic seizure is determined to use her scars and experiences to help others—and to find a deeper definition of beauty. Over a year after the freak accident, Brittney Sullivan, 32, is still facing more operations and has suffered […]

(Thu, 18 Apr 2019 11:46:59 +0000)

A Virginia woman called off her engagement photo shoot with her fiancé and rushed to take pictures with her terminally ill father in their childhood home when she learned that her father would soon move to hospice care. Becky Carey and her future groom, Matt had planned an engagement photo shoot in September 2018 when they […]

(Wed, 20 Mar 2019 21:08:21 +0000)

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve held interest rates steady on March 20 and its policymakers abandoned projections for further rate hikes this year as the U.S. central bank flagged an expected slowdown in the economy. In a major shift in its perspective, the Fed also now expects to raise borrowing costs only once more through 2021, and […]

(Mon, 18 Mar 2019 21:07:40 +0000)

For years, Jasmine Cornett wandered the streets of San Francisco looking for her uncle Wayne, whom she hadn’t seen since she was 12 years old. She often snapped photos of the homeless people she saw and sent them to her father and her aunt Lisa, asking if maybe this time she’d caught a glimpse of […]

(Sat, 16 Mar 2019 15:23:14 +0000)

WASHINGTON—A former U.S. Defense Intelligence Agency officer pleaded guilty to attempted espionage for China, the Justice Department said on Friday, March 15. The officer, Ron Rockwell Hansen, was accused of trying to transmit classified U.S. national defense information to China and receiving “hundreds of thousands of dollars” while illegally acting as an agent for the […]

(Wed, 13 Mar 2019 22:17:06 +0000)

Two brothers celebrated their dad’s birthday in a big way and also blew up his phone in the process. Needing a present for their father, Chris Ferry, the two brothers placed a billboard along a highway outside Atlantic City asking people to wish him a happy birthday, according to a local Florida station. Put up […]

(Thu, 28 Feb 2019 21:38:40 +0000)

BOSTON—Letters written behind bars by notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger have sold for as much as $1,430 at an auction. The letters auctioned on Feb. 24, provide a glimpse into Bulger’s life behind bars before he was killed by fellow inmates last year. The letters were written to a man Bulger met in prison. The […]

(Thu, 28 Feb 2019 19:56:50 +0000)

NORTH WOODSTOCK, N.H.—On a clear, frigid night in a courtyard made of walls of ice, Bruce McCafferty and his young son stand mesmerized, bathed in the pulsating rainbow light emanating from a series of stout ice formations. McCafferty and his son Dougie have come out to Ice Castles in North Woodstock, New Hampshire, a collection […]

(Mon, 25 Feb 2019 03:55:16 +0000)

R. Kelly, one of the best-selling music artists of all time, won’t get out of jail until Feb. 25 or Feb. 26 as confidants scramble to arrange to pay the $100,000 bail needed to free him as he awaits trial for aggravated sexual abuse, his lawyer said Sunday. The 52-year-old R&B star had hoped to […]

(Sun, 24 Feb 2019 23:29:24 +0000)

Millions of Americans recovering from drug addiction amid the opioid crisis face a looming danger of losing their children as social workers are tempted by twisted incentives to separate families even over smaller lapses in parental judgement. With 20 million Americans needing addiction treatment (pdf) and more than two million hooked on opioids, many families […]

(Wed, 20 Feb 2019 16:56:09 +0000)

LOS ANGELES—Don Newcombe, the hard-throwing Brooklyn Dodgers pitcher who was one of the first black players in the major leagues and who went on to win the Rookie of the Year, Most Valuable Player and Cy Young awards, has died. He was 92. The team confirmed that Newcombe died on Tuesday, Feb. 19, morning after […]

(Wed, 20 Feb 2019 15:19:28 +0000)

SHEFFIELD, England—Tony Foulds has a routine when he visits the memorial for 10 American airmen killed in World War II. First, he kisses his finger and lays it on the metal plate bearing their names. Then he sits beside the rock, laying a shaky hand on its smooth slope with the care of someone offering […]

(Wed, 13 Feb 2019 17:32:03 +0000)

A 7-year-old boy has smashed the record for the 100-meter dash, caught in a viral video by his proud father who dubbed him the “fastest kid in the world” after he covered the distance in just 13.48 seconds. People are already comparing Rudolph Ingram—called Blaze—to Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt. But even if he could ever […]

(Thu, 07 Feb 2019 20:24:32 +0000)

A Texas woman shot dead while setting up a garage sale was trying to raise money for an anniversary trip she and her husband were planning. “I had to trade our fifth anniversary for her funeral,” Sergio Barazza, husband of the deceased Elizabeth Barraza, told reporters at a press conference on Feb. 6, reported KHOU. […]

(Fri, 01 Feb 2019 15:16:41 +0000)

A mother in Colombia, South Carolina, says her “heart is full” after a video of her young Down syndrome daughter singing a duet with a homeless man went viral. Published to Facebook on Saturday, Jan. 26, the footage shows the heartwarming exchange between daughter Nevaeh and a man outside the Christ Central Concessions of Hope […]

(Thu, 31 Jan 2019 00:05:49 +0000)

Gretchen Smith lost her father to the demons of war. He didn’t put a gun to his head, but rather used the bottle to drown out the images seared in his mind from Vietnam. Smith said her father, Sgt. Danny Smiley, went to the VA when he came home because he didn’t understand what was […]

(Mon, 28 Jan 2019 19:21:32 +0000)

A woman was rescued from a New York City elevator on Jan. 28 after being stuck inside all weekend. The Fire Department of New York responded to a building on the Upper East Side in the Manhattan borough just after 10 a.m. on Monday and freed the woman. She was stuck in an elevator between […]

(Thu, 27 Dec 2018 01:47:18 +0000)

YUMA, Arizona—Right along the southwest border, sheriff’s departments are left picking up the pieces in the wake of cross-border crime. It then spreads beyond the border. Consequently, sheriffs need a bigger seat at the table during border security discussions, said ex-Marine and Yuma County Sheriff Leon Wilmot. “We all too often see interviews in Washington […]

(Tue, 18 Dec 2018 12:35:31 +0000)

A federal report released on Dec. 17, provides a possible glimmer of hope for the homeless crisis that has gripped many cities up and down the West Coast. The number of people living on the streets in Los Angeles and San Diego, two epicenters of the homelessness crisis, fell this year, suggesting those cities’ efforts […]

(Mon, 17 Dec 2018 19:01:46 +0000)

REFUGIO, Texas—An illegal alien must travel through at least five counties beyond the U.S.–Mexico border to reach Refugio, Texas, population around 7,300. Most illegal aliens nabbed by local law enforcement were on their way to Houston, just 165 miles northeast, said Sheriff Raul “Pinky” Gonzales. “Houston is like a staging area for them. And from […]

(Thu, 08 Nov 2018 06:11:49 +0000)

NEW YORK—A recent trend to repurpose abandoned railway lines into linear parks, is adding a new dimension to nature walks in New York City—and elsewhere. The repurposed New York Central Railroad spur is one of the city’s most visited attractions, allowing thousands of tourists and locals daily to stroll along the 1.45-mile elevated High Line. […]

(Mon, 29 Oct 2018 00:17:35 +0000)

News Analysis WASHINGTON—The mainstream media ignored it completely. President Donald Trump wrote about it on Twitter. And on a rainy weekend, the members of the Walk Away movement (#WalkAway) made a statement about recovering themselves and loving America. The five-month-old Walk Away campaign—the joining of individuals who used Facebook to express their desire to leave […]

(Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:11:59 +0000)

WASHINGTON—Clive Hamilton’s book “Silent Invasion” sounded a warning to Australians about how the Chinese regime was gaining influence in their country. Drawing on insights from the experience in Australia, Hamilton recently sought to warn Americans of the dangers posed by the People’s Republic of China’s influence operations. Hamilton says Americans have a false frame of […]

(Wed, 17 Oct 2018 05:08:51 +0000)

WASHINGTON—Just three weeks before November’s midterms, the sisters behind the popular conservative YouTube channel Diamond and Silk launched the new documentary “Dummycrats,” taking on the Democratic Party. The film premiered at the Trump International Hotel in Washington on Oct. 15 and screened in nearly 800 theaters across the country for a one-night event. Lynnette “Diamond” […]

(Fri, 12 Oct 2018 14:37:08 +0000)

NEW YORK—Workers are arguably an employer’s most important asset. As New York State pushes to join the trend of legalizing recreational marijuana, some employers, particularly in safety-sensitive industries, foresee a host of problems if the law goes through. The problems relate to the inherent difficulty of testing for marijuana impairment, and potential economic costs. Recreational marijuana is […]

(Wed, 10 Oct 2018 20:18:10 +0000)

Recently, the general public has begun to recognize how the Chinese regime works to try to influence opinion in the United States and around the world. But even the well-informed may be surprised to learn that one of the Chinese Communist Party’s main targets is Shen Yun, a world-class Chinese dance and music performing arts […]

(Wed, 10 Oct 2018 15:26:13 +0000)

ROCHESTER, Minn.—A mechanical engineer named Will traveled four hours from Wisconsin to share his handmade signs with Minnesotans who were lining up for the Make America Great Again rally on Oct. 4. He said he did it to show support for President Donald Trump, who he says is, “the best president ever.” “I just love […]

(Wed, 03 Oct 2018 00:57:20 +0000)

Idle hands are the devil’s playground, and opioids are wreaking havoc on the unemployed underclass of the United States. The good news is that a viable solution is at hand, and it doesn’t require throwing more taxpayer money and law enforcement at the problem. Rather, a genuine solution—as opposed to stop-gap fixes that paper over […]

(Wed, 26 Sep 2018 21:25:09 +0000)

When considering election interference, news of state actors such as Russia and China engaging in “fake news” campaigns on social media has dominated the headlines. Largely missing from the discussion, until recently, has been the power available to tech giants—specifically Google and Facebook—to influence the behaviors of their users, including voting behavior, in ways that […]

(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 23:54:49 +0000)

The annual “Silver Spur Awards” presented by Reel Cowboys has been known as “the Oscars for Westerns” since 1997. On Sept. 21, the 21st award ceremony was held in Studio City, Calif., and seven notable people involved in Westerns were awarded with the Silver Spur Award. This year’s honorees included Robert Carradine, Dawn Wells, Steve […]

(Mon, 24 Sep 2018 20:53:26 +0000)

Former Rep. Frank Wolf (R-Va.) was recognized the evening of Sept. 22 as part of the Values Voter Summit for his role in defending human rights worldwide—particularly religious liberty. Wolf championed these causes during 34 years in Congress and then through his work with the 21 Wilberforce Initiative. Among those speaking in honor of Wolf […]

(Fri, 14 Sep 2018 01:12:47 +0000)

Sept. 15 marks the 10th anniversary of the collapse of Lehman Brothers, which had unprecedented ramifications worldwide. Painful lessons have been learned, but the debate continues among economists about whether the crisis could have been handled better. Lehman was the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank before it filed for bankruptcy. With $639 billion in assets, it was the biggest bankruptcy in […]

(Tue, 11 Sep 2018 22:17:51 +0000)

WASHINGTON—If Australia can push back against the Chinese Communist Party’s interference and influence to defend its national sovereignty, the United States and other countries can do the same, an Australian professor told a seminar at George Washington University on Sept. 10. Professor Rory Medcalf, head of the National Security College at the Australian National University […]

(Sat, 08 Sep 2018 18:16:35 +0000)

A 63-year-old woman from Detroit says a selfie saved her life. Juanita Branch, 63, said she had decided to update her Facebook page with some selfies on the morning of Aug. 13. But when she looked back over the series of images, she told Fox, each image seemed to get progressively worse. Checking the bathroom […]

(Wed, 05 Sep 2018 20:29:52 +0000)

News Analysis Democratic Party power-player Steve Phillips is behind the rise of four potential far-left governors who have already won their primaries. The San Francisco attorney is a mega-wealthy self-identified student of “Marx, Mao, and Lenin” directing huge resources into socialist and communist-led groups, with the goal of putting his personal far-left proteges into governor’s […]

(Sat, 01 Sep 2018 20:16:31 +0000)

EAST AURORA, N.Y.—The beauty and magnificence of nature can reveal truths for us. When Thomas Kegler paints outdoors, he is feeling air currents, watching the leaves move, and hearing their rustling. He’s observing birds glide in the distance or listening to their singing in nearby trees. He’s noticing squirrels scurrying, and hearing a concert of […]

(Thu, 30 Aug 2018 20:12:04 +0000)

Bill Gertz is one of the leading journalists on national security issues. He is the author of seven books, including “The China Threat.” He recently sat down with NTD, a part of the Epoch Media Group, for an interview. NTD: President Richard Nixon’s opening of U.S. relations with China has been considered an act of strategic […]

(Wed, 29 Aug 2018 19:51:24 +0000)

News Analysis Two university professors are assisting the radical left-wing Antifa movement by compiling and publishing personal information about its perceived enemies online,  in a practice known as “doxxing.” Doxxing is publishing an individual’s private information such as a home address, workplace, date of birth, schools attended, telephone number, or Social Security number. Some consider […]

(Tue, 28 Aug 2018 03:27:39 +0000)

Stephen Moore, the distinguished visiting fellow at The Heritage Foundation’s Project for Economic Growth, sat down with NTD, part of the Epoch Media Group, to discuss the trade war with China. NTD: At a public hearing held by the United States International Trade Commission on President Donald Trump’s tariffs on Chinese goods, companies testified that they […]

(Mon, 27 Aug 2018 17:21:19 +0000)

Though little known beyond elite circles, the Committee of 100 is one of the Chinese Communist Party’s most important “influence” organizations in the United States. Much like the recently defunded Confucius Institutes—the U.S. National Defense Authorization Act stipulates that no Pentagon money may be used for a program that includes the Confucius Institutes—the C-100 publicly […]

(Thu, 23 Aug 2018 20:38:53 +0000)

TULSA, Okla.—The Oklahoma Board of Education on Aug. 23 approved a record number of emergency teacher certificates to fill a shortfall of qualified faculty that has not eased even as the state enacted its first major pay raise in a decade. With the school year already under way in most parts of the state, the […]

(Mon, 20 Aug 2018 23:01:06 +0000)

WASHINGTON—U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency’s power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration’s plan to lower prescription medicine costs. Such rebates are negotiated in the United States by pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) to lower the cost of medicines for […]

(Thu, 16 Aug 2018 14:26:28 +0000)

News Analysis America’s largest socialist organization, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), recruited tens of thousands of young people during the presidential campaign through the Bernie Sanders movement. Recently, their membership has been given another boost in the wake of DSA member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset victory over New York Democratic Rep. Joe Crowley in June. […]

(Sun, 12 Aug 2018 23:33:54 +0000)

News Analysis The court victory was celebrated by plaintiffs as a breakthrough like those achieved in landmark tobacco and asbestos cases, as a victory for public health, as a defeat for corporate manipulation and deceit, and as consolation for a grievously injured victim. On Aug. 10, a San Francisco jury, after days of deliberation, awarded […]

(Tue, 07 Aug 2018 20:24:17 +0000)

Over the past week, nearly all legacy news outlets have published articles criticizing the growing movement around a mysterious figure or group known as “Q,” which since October 2017 has been publishing alleged leaks on behind-the-scenes actions taken by the Trump administration to uproot alleged global corruption. The general angle on Q from most news […]

(Tue, 07 Aug 2018 19:54:27 +0000)

WASHINGTON—Sebastian Gorka, former deputy assistant to President Donald Trump and a military and intelligence analyst, told an audience of teenagers recently that they are the front line for the defense of America’s freedom. “Ronald Reagan was right: The loss of liberty is always just one generation away,” he said at Turning Point USA’s High School […]

(Mon, 06 Aug 2018 20:04:09 +0000)

James Altucher knows a lot about being a student. A life-long learner, Altucher not only went to university to study computer science, but later taught himself to be a successful investor and entrepreneur. Looking at the U.S. economy from his unique perspective on analyzing risks and opportunities, Altucher has found, unfortunately, that the student loan […]

(Mon, 27 May 2019 09:10:15 +0000)

The threat of record flooding has areas of the central United States on alert after more than a week of extreme weather.

(Mon, 27 May 2019 03:36:00 +0000)

BOZEMAN, Mont.—A World War II soldier from Montana who died on an island in the Pacific Ocean 75 years ago has been buried in his home state after his remains were identified last year. A memorial and funeral with full military honors were held on May 25 in Bozeman for Army Pvt. William A. Boegli, […]

(Mon, 27 May 2019 01:47:37 +0000)

Huawei has been removed from three key standards-setting organizations, in the latest blow to the company flowing from the U.S. export ban. The SD Association, the trade group that sets standards for SD and micro SD cards, removed Huawei from its member list. According to technology news website Android Authority, this means that world’s second-largest […]

(Mon, 27 May 2019 00:47:12 +0000)

The organization Doctors Against Forced Organ Harvesting (DAFOH) and the University of Arizona College of Medicine collaborated to host a panel of experts on April 19 to discuss the crime of forced organ harvesting happening in China and its effects on the United States. The event was held at the Virginia G. Piper Auditorium in […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 21:32:30 +0000)

At least three people were hurt, including one critically, when a water park ride malfunctioned at a Southern California park. The accident took place at 4:30 p.m. at Castle Park amusement park in Riverside, KTLA reported. Two adults and a child were thrown out of a log-shaped car as it reached the bottom of a […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 20:46:00 +0000)

A Florida woman was attacked over the Memorial Day weekend while swimming in a lake, and it left her seriously injured. She was then airlifted to a hospital, officials said. The woman was identified as 26-year-old Nichole A. Tillman of Melbourne, Florida according to ABC News. She was swimming on Saturday afternoon in Key Lake […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 19:06:38 +0000)

WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court has granted emergency stays halting forced congressional redistricting statewide in both Ohio and Michigan that was ordered by U.S. district court judges who found that boundaries of electoral districts had been improperly drawn. The emergency orders were granted while the Supreme Court separately considers whether state electoral maps in North Carolina and […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 17:05:40 +0000)

Cambridge academic Stefan Halper, who was de facto outed as an FBI informant, is being sued for allegedly spreading lies to media about a supposed relationship between retired Gen. Michael Flynn and Halper’s Russian-born former colleague, Svetlana Lokhova. Lokhova is a Cambridge graduate and UK-based historian with a focus on documenting Russian espionage during the […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 16:21:37 +0000)

A lawyer speaking on behalf of a Florida man whose house was stormed by bail enforcement agents over a $750 bond has called the incident a “state-sponsored home invasion.” Faudlin Pierre, attorney for Donald Colas, was cited by The Miami Herald as saying his client intends to sue over the May 5 raid, which was […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 15:51:12 +0000)

British fashion chain Topshop is planning to close all 11 of its U.S. stores after its parent company filed for bankruptcy protection. Arcadia Group, the London-based owner of the chain, said it is facing poor market conditions in the retail sector. The company blamed online competition such as Amazon and discount-retailers like TJMaxx for weak […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 15:27:03 +0000)

A highway in Colorado was closed “indefinitely” after two giant boulders rolled down a hill and left the roadway decimated. The City of Ouray wrote that the house-sized boulder rolled off a mountainside before hitting the Colorado highway 145, destroying the road. The rock, which is still sitting where the highway used to be, will […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 13:57:48 +0000)

The DOT announced that it will investigate whether two airports violated federal law by denying a contract to Chick-fil-A on religious grounds.

(Sun, 26 May 2019 08:27:47 +0000)

TULSA, Okla.—Officials on Saturday warned some Tulsa residents to prepare to head to higher ground because old levees holding back the swollen Arkansas River are stressed and more rain is expected for the flood-weary region. The river was four feet above flood stage on Friday and was already causing flooding in parts of Oklahoma’s second-largest […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 07:59:36 +0000)

Officials are going door to door to assess damage after a deadly tornado ripped through Oklahoma late Saturday night. Multiple people have been injured after the tornado touched down in El Reno and tore through a mobile home park, Fire Chief Kent Lagaly told CNN. Two fatalities have since been confirmed by local authorities and […]

(Sun, 26 May 2019 02:10:22 +0000)

A Facebook post showing an “Old Guard” soldier placing a small American flag at the grave of an unknown soldier during a severe thunderstorm has struck a massive chord with people ahead of Memorial Day. The Third US Infantry Regiment or The Old Guard conducts memorial affairs in tribute of fallen soldiers, and ceremonies and […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 22:19:38 +0000)

Emory University has fired two Chinese-American biomedical professors for failing to disclose funding from and ties to Chinese institutions, while receiving grants from the U.S. government. The Atlanta-based university said in a statement on May 23 that an investigation revealed that “two of its faculty members named as key personnel on NIH [National Institute of […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 22:18:33 +0000)

President Donald Trump reached an agreement with two House committees to delay the enforcement of subpoenas seeking his financial records from two banks. In a joint court filing (pdf) on May 25, attorneys for President Donald Trump and the House Intelligence and Financial Services committees asked a federal court judge to put on hold the court proceedings, […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 21:43:35 +0000)

News Analysis On May 23, 2019, President Trump issued a Memorandum giving declassification authorization to Attorney General William Barr. The memo noted that AG Barr has full authority to “declassify, downgrade, or direct the declassification or downgrading of information or intelligence that relates to the Attorney General’s review.” The memo was addressed to the Secretaries […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 21:14:55 +0000)

Donald Trump Jr took the opportunity in an interview on May 23 to respond to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who said she was “praying” for the president. “Well, listen, I don’t think the party of infanticide is exactly praying for anyone. That’s not what they do. We get that,” Trump Jr. said during his appearance […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 21:06:26 +0000)

A 7-year-old autistic boy who went missing on May 24 was found dead in a pond near his home several hours later, according to police. The boy, who has not yet been identified, was reported missing from his home in Kentucky at about 9:50 p.m. on May 24, according to Kentucky State Police Post 5 spokesman […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 20:49:01 +0000)

Family of 22-year-old Alexandra Black mauled by lion pushes for new regulations.

(Sat, 25 May 2019 14:44:40 +0000)

A North Carolina mother said that her disabled daughter passed away at age 10. Natalie Weaver told supporters via Twitter that her daughter, Sophia, died on May 23. “Our #SweetSophia left this earth last night as she spent every day of her life, surrounded by love & adoration,” she said, writing that her the death […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 13:53:39 +0000)

A statement by Jayme Closs, the 13-year-old Wisconsin girl who was kidnapped in October 2018 after her parents were killed, was read at the sentencing of her abductor. Jayme was not in the courtroom and the statement was read by her family’s attorney, Chris Gramstrup, reported Fox News. “Last October, Jake Patterson took a lot […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 11:35:39 +0000)

If you’re planning on baking this weekend, make sure you check your flour. Grocery chain Aldi has issued a recall of its all-purpose flour over a possible E. coli contamination. The recall affects 5-pound bags of Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour sold at Aldi stores in 11 states: Connecticut, Delaware, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 11:24:39 +0000)

The Minneapolis Police Department has released footage of a 2017 incident in which a police officer shot an unarmed woman. Released on Thursday, May 23, the video shows the tense moments after U.S.-Australian citizen Justine Damond was fatally shot outside her home after she made a 911 call to report a possible rape. Former Minneapolis police […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 10:46:30 +0000)

An American tourist who ate a slug on a dare was among three people recently infected with rat lungworm in Hawaii, according to health officials. The three cases are isolated and occurred months apart, according to the Hawaii Department of Health (pdf). All three were visiting from the United States. As the name suggests, rat […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 10:36:25 +0000)

The bodies of a man and a woman were discovered on May 24, in a submerged vehicle near the Mississippi River in Missouri, bringing the death toll to nine.

(Sat, 25 May 2019 10:27:29 +0000)

A Woodland High School senior has become the school’s first African American male to earn the title of valedictorian. Rawlin Tate Jr., 18, who graduated from the Georgia high school on Friday, May 24, with a 4.7 GPA, and holds the highest grade point average in his class, has also earned himself over $1.2 million […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 09:15:42 +0000)

A 35-year-old hiker who had gone missing while hiking in Maui, Hawaii, more than two weeks ago has been found alive. Friends and family of Amanda Eller posted an announcement in the late afternoon on May 24 saying that she had been found. “She got lost and was stuck and slightly injured in the forest—way […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 09:13:53 +0000)

New Jersey police say 10 people have been wounded following a shooting at a Trenton bar.

(Sat, 25 May 2019 08:59:37 +0000)

A judge has ruled that the Trump administration must temporarily stop using some Defense Department funds to build additional border fencing. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam in Northern California said on Friday, May 24, that Trump cannot move the funds without congressional approval. Gilliam’s 56-page ruling (pdf) blocks the use of $1 billion from the […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 05:41:30 +0000)

Officials in Indiana are still searching for a 4-year-old boy who was swept away in a swollen creek on the evening of May 23, according to local reports. Owen Jones was caught in a creek in Delphi, according to the Indiana Department of Natural Resources, reported the Journal And Courier. Witnesses told authorities the boy was playing […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 03:45:14 +0000)

File Says Smollett Couldn’t Contact Brothers After Arrest

(Sat, 25 May 2019 03:35:38 +0000)

WAYNESVILLE, N.C.—A University of North Carolina-Charlotte student who was killed when he tackled a gunman who opened fire inside a classroom has been posthumously awarded military honors. Twenty-one-year-old Army ROTC cadet Riley Howell was awarded a Purple Heart and a Bronze Star. The Charlotte Observer reports Waynesville Police Chief William Hollingsed and Haywood County Sheriff […]

(Sat, 25 May 2019 02:45:53 +0000)

Federal Judge Blocks Mississippi 'Heartbeat' Abortion Ban, Governor Responds

(Sat, 25 May 2019 02:38:24 +0000)

SANTA FE, N.M.—John Pinto, a Navajo Code Talker in World War II who became one of the nation’s longest-serving Native American elected officials as a New Mexico state senator, has died. He was 94. Senate colleague Michael Padilla confirmed Pinto’s death in Gallup on May 24 after years of suffering from various illnesses that rarely […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 23:04:18 +0000)

A 4-year-old boy has died after he was found in a hot car at a home in Richland County, South Carolina—the first hot-car death in the state this year, according to the coroner’s office. In a news conference on May 24, sheriff Leon Lott and coroner Gary Watts warned parents about the dangers of leaving […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 21:47:37 +0000)

WASHINGTON—The House of Representatives on Friday, May 24, failed to pass a $19.1 billion disaster aid bill supported by President Donald Trump, but is expected to try again early next month. Following Senate passage of the legislation on Thursday by a vote of 85-8, House leaders had hoped to win quick, unanimous approval of the […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 21:32:52 +0000)

Jake Patterson, the 21-year-old Wisconsin man who kidnapped Jayme Closs after killing her parents, was sentenced on May 24 to two life-without-parole sentences for the homicides and 25 years for kidnapping. Jayme Closs’ relatives spent three months agonizing over the Wisconsin teenager’s whereabouts before she escaped from the man who’d gunned down her parents and […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 21:16:37 +0000)

The bodies of a two young Missouri adults who went missing 10 days ago have been found in a car in the floodwaters of the Mississippi river. The Hazelwood Police Department has been investigating the disappearance of John Reinhardt, 20, and Caitlin Frangel, 19, since the couple went missing, last seen the night of May […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 21:06:56 +0000)

The father of a California teen who died several years ago after being infected with meningitis B is speaking out. Greg Stelzer, the father of 18-year-old Sara Stelzer, who was attending San Diego State University, said that she had complained of a headache, exhaustion, and nausea in October 2014. “We thought it was the flu—we […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 20:58:34 +0000)

A Florida man out for a morning stroll along the beach was shocked to find a message in a bottle, along with a someone’s cremated remains. John Breland stumbled across the green bottle on May 23 on Destin beach, reported WKRN, 500 miles from where it was put in the ocean in Miami as a family […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 20:41:04 +0000)

A judge has been suspended for six months without pay after the Utah Supreme Court upheld a decision to discipline the judicial officer for his politically-charged and anti-Trump comments. Judge Michael Kwan admitted that he had violated the Utah Code of Judicial Conduct on a number of occasions when he made “shirty and politically charged comments to […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 20:08:13 +0000)

CrossFit Inc., the rights holder to the CrossFit fitness regimen, announced it will cease the use of its Facebook and Instagram pages for the time being, citing a lineup of objections to how Facebook operates both social media platforms and its business at large. “CrossFit, Inc. has placed Facebook and its associated properties under review […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 19:40:25 +0000)

Police in Arizona have arrested a 20-year-old illegal immigrant they say impregnated an 11-year-old girl. Investigators cited by CBS5 said Carlos Jacinto Cobo-Perez admitted to having had sexual intercourse with the child in a car near her school. Cobo-Perez was taken into custody on May 17, ABC15 Arizona reported, the same day that a hospital […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 19:30:08 +0000)

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has attracted widespread criticism for his recent comments where he described the Justice Department’s probe into the origins of the Russia investigation as “un-American,” following President Donald Trump’s announcement to declassify documents pertaining to surveillance activities during the 2016 Presidential election. On May 23, Schiff wrote on Twitter: “While Trump stonewalls the public […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 19:15:55 +0000)

Two Texas men died on May 23 after they attempted to jump over an open drawbridge with their vehicle, said officials. According to the Louisiana State Police, state police responded to a car crash after 2 a.m. at the Black Bayou Bridge in Louisiana. The bridge was closed to traffic to allow a boat to […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 19:02:19 +0000)

A 9-year-old boy died in a school in Britain after a locker fell over and pinned him, The Mirror reported. The child was at an after-school club at a local high school when tragedy struck. A spokesperson for Essex Police was cited by The Mirror as saying: “We were called by the ambulance service at […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 17:15:05 +0000)

A federal judge in New York who ruled that banks must comply with subpoenas from House Democrats has a history of donating to Democrats, including Congressmen and women who sit on the House Financial Services and Intelligence Committees. U.S. District Judge Edgardo Ramos, who was appointed by President Barack Obama, said in his ruling on May […]

(Fri, 24 May 2019 16:59:44 +0000)

President Donald Trump has criticized House Democrats for wanting special counsel Robert Mueller to testify before the House Judiciary Committee, saying Mueller’s more than 400-page report has already made a clear finding that there was no collusion between the Trump administration and Russia to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections. “I don’t know why the Radical […]

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