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Gov. Scott offers to send extra officers to Parkland school

Gov. Rick Scott on Tuesday offered to provide extra security at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High in Florida, more than a month after a mass shooting on the campus. More>>

Here's what we know about the Austin bombing suspect

The man police believe was behind a series of bombings that terrified Austin, Texas, for 19 days is dead, police said. More>>

What you should know about the March for Our Lives

Survivors of last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are preparing to take their fight for stricter gun control laws to Washington. More>>

Austin bomber kills himself with explosive device

A suspect in a wave of bombing attacks in Austin killed himself inside his car with an explosive device early Wednesday as authorities closed in, police said. More>>

5 Things for March 21: Austin, Trump, Facebook, school shootings, male birth control

There's big breaking news overnight in the bombings in Austin, Texas. Let's get straight to it -- and to what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today"... More>>

More than 70 million people brace for nor'easter

A nor'easter already closing schools and canceling thousands of flights Wednesday is set to bring record-setting snow to the region. More>>

The Austin bomber is changing tactics, and the uncertainty is terrifying

Austin is on edge after a series of package bombs were found around the city in recent weeks, and investigators are still scrambling to catch the perpetrator. More>>

New Florida gun law used on brother of Parkland school shooter

Authorities are trying to restrict Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, from having access to guns by using a new Florida law that passed in the aftermath of the school massacre. More>>

Friend who took in Parkland shooter says she raised concerns with police over his guns

A family friend who cared for Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz said she forbade him from bringing his guns into her home and warned police several times that he might have a weapon and harm himself or others. More>>

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say. More>>

Nor'easter will likely bring most significant spring snow in years

Spring has arrived, but the Northeast can't seem to shake off winter. More>>

Four months after his death, Charles Manson is buried

The cremated remains of notorious cult leader Charles Manson were scattered on a California hillside following a Christian funeral on Saturday, nearly four months after his death. More>>

Philadelphia man in custody after leading police on 77-mile chase from Dauphin County

A Philadelphia man is in custody after leading State Police on a 77-mile chase that began in Susquehanna Township early Tuesday morning. More>>

Caught skateboarding at Parkland school, gunman's brother held on $500,000 bond on trespassing charge

A Florida judge set bond Tuesday at $500,000 for Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, for a misdemeanor trespassing charge, despite protestations from his defense attorney, who said... More>>

Officer faces murder charge in Australian woman's shooting death

A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder in the death of Justine Ruszczyk, a 40-year-old Australian woman who was shot in 2017 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near... More>>

Maryland school officer stops armed student who shot 2 others

A 17-year-old male student shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning before a school resource officer engaged him and stopped the threat, authorities said. More>>

Parkland survivors to Great Mills students: 'We're here for you'

Within minutes of news of yet another school shooting, survivors of last month's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, took to Twitter to support students hunkered down in classrooms Tuesday at Great Mills High... More>>

University of Oregon investigating report of kidnapping, sexual assault near campus

The University of Oregon Police Department is investigating a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault near campus. More>>

New delivery service causes concern for neighbors

An Amazon Delivery service recently rolled out in our area has some people in Guilford County concerned. More>>

Aretha Franklin Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin. More>>

Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. More>>

James Lovell Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of astronaut James Lovell. More>>

Hank Paulson Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Hank Paulson, former US Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs. More>>

Sandra Day O'Connor Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor. More>>

Peyton Manning Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who won his second Super Bowl ring when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. He announced his retirement a month... More>>

Doris Day Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of actress, singer and dancer Doris Day. More>>

Warren Beatty Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of actor, director, producer, and writer Warren Beatty. More>>

Gloria Steinem Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of writer and activist Gloria Steinem. More>>

There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're only 11 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 17 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to 1.5 shootings a week. More>>

5 Bombs, many questions: What we know about the Texas explosions

Now we know the explosions could strike anyone. More>>

Woman uses baseball bat to fight off naked intruder

A Phoenix woman wasn't going to let a half-naked intruder win after he broke into her apartment and attacked her. More>>

Bus driver pleads guilty in sexting trial

The 54-year-old Newport News substitute bus driver accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student pleaded guilty Monday. More>>

Priest suspended over assault allegations

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has suspended another priest after sexual assault allegations. More>>

Holocaust survivor to reunite with family that saved her life

More than 70 years later, a Valley Holocaust survivor is set to reunite with a member of the family she credits with saving her life. More>>

Husband-wife doctor team turn tragedy into life-saving gift

A group of doctors from the St. Louis-area is doing incredible work in Africa. More>>

'Significant damage' in Alabama after storms hit Southeast

Severe storms smacked the Southeast Monday, bringing possible tornadoes, powerful winds and hailstones the size of baseballs. More>>

5 Bombs in 19 days have Texas police, federal agents scrambling for answers

Five bombings in 19 days have left the Texas capital on edge, with Austin police warning the public not to take chances: If it looks suspicious -- whether it's a package, box or backpack -- do not approach it. More>>

Delta misroutes puppy on cross-country trip

An Idaho man says his new 8-week-old puppy appears happy and healthy despite being flown across the country to the wrong airport -- landing in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City before finally arriving in his arms Sunday. More>>

5 Things for March 20: Russia probe, Syria & ISIS, self-driving car, Taiwan, Turpins

It's the first day of spring! So, of course, the East Coast is prepping for yet another wicked nor'easter. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know... More>>

Allegedly held captive for years, Turpin children now 'happy' and Skyping

The 13 children of David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their children captive and torturing 12 of them, are now enjoying freedom in three separate homes in Riverside County, authorities said... More>>

NTSB calls for ban on 'unsafe harness systems' after NYC helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Federal Aviation Administration to ban commercial flights' use of harness systems that don't allow for easy release during emergencies. More>>

A load of gold worth up to $54 million went missing during the Civil War. There may be a break in the case

A Civil War legend about a buried stash of gold. A treasure map. A mysterious dig. More>>

Husband-wife doctor team turn tragedy into life-saving gift across the world

A group of doctors from the St. Louis-area is doing incredible work in Africa. More>>

4Th blast in Austin leads police to believe a 'serial bomber' is on the loose

Austin police just confirmed what residents have feared for weeks -- a suspected serial bomber is attacking their city. More>>

Pulse shooter's wife to FBI: 'I wish I had been more truthful'

The wife of the man who killed dozens of people at an Orlando nightclub in 2016 told FBI investigators she knew beforehand that he was going to do something violent. More>>

With just days before a potential shutdown, negotiations continue on must-pass spending bill

Republicans in the House of Representatives will meet Monday evening to discuss a massive spending bill that they still haven't seen and isn't finished just days ahead of the deadline. More>>

FIU resumes classes, but life 'will be far from normal' after bridge collapse

Florida International University plans to hold a moment of silence Monday at 1:47 p.m. -- four days to the minute after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a bustling roadway in Miami. More>>

Friends, family of Malik Mallett hold rally and call for justice

Friends and family of Malik Mallett gathered in Ridgecrest on Sunday to raise awareness about a homicide that's yielded no arrests. More>>

Officials try to stamp out use of e-cigs in Lyme-Old Lyme schools

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools alerted parents of a growing popularity of e-cigs amongst students in the high school, and even in the middle school. More>>

Abuse of slain 4-year-old girl had been documented since 2015

Horrific details are emerging about the abuse sustained by 4-year-old Aniya Day, whose mother and boyfriend have been charged in her death. Home visits from Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services and injuries... More>>

Pokemon Go Players Help Raise Money To Repair Defaced Jesus Statue

Only weeks before thousands of Long Islanders walk the Stations of the Cross to commemorate Good Friday, a sacred statue was discovered defaced with a crowbar or hammer. More>>

Warren Buffett Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. More>>

Oprah Winfrey Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Oprah Winfrey, who hosted the award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show." More>>

Carl Icahn Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of investor Carl Icahn. More>>

Michael Jordan Fast Facts

Here's a look at basketball legend and NBA superstar Michael Jordan. More>>

Mark Zuckerberg Fast Facts

Here is a look at life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. More>>

Bill Gross Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO. More>>

Steven Spielberg Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of filmmaker Steven Spielberg. More>>

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate is making a sculpture to honor the shooting victims

On the night of the Parkland shooting, Zachary Knudson couldn't sleep. So he turned to what he does best -- designing. More>>

A 9-year-old boy shot his older sister to death over a video game controller, sheriff says

A 9-year-old boy retrieved a gun from his parents' bedroom and shot his 13-year-old sister to death, authorities said, after the two got into an argument over a video game controller. More>>

Tampa Police officer shot, another injured while serving warrant; suspect in custody

A Tampa Police Officer was shot and another injured early Monday morning while serving a warrant in the Drew Park neighborhood. More>>

Suspects break into home, kill man during burglary

Police say two suspects walked into a Gwinnett County home Sunday, robbed it and killed a man. More>>

What the tripwire explosive in Austin suggests about the bombmaker

The sophisticated technology and method used in the fourth explosive device in Austin, Texas, this month suggest that whoever made the bomb knew what they were doing, authorities and experts say. More>>

SXSW bomb threat forces cancellation of The Roots concert

A bomb threat at South by Southwest on Saturday caused Bud Light to cancel a concert featuring the popular hip-hop band The Roots. More>>

Growing pothole causes road to collapse

Pothole pain has reached a new depth in Bloomfield Hills, so much so that a street in one neighborhood has almost fully collapsed. More>>

NBA star Dwyane Wade defends activism: 'I do more than dribble'

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is throwing his support behind initiatives to honor the victims of February's deadly school shooting in Florida, donating his time and money in spite of criticism. More>>

Veteran detective accuses Denver City Council of protecting the Mayor, joining cover-up

Nearly three weeks after Detective Leslie Branch-Wise broke her silence accusing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment, calls for an investigation have gone nowhere. Now, in an exclusive interview with Denver7... More>>

Miami bridge collapse victims: A student, father of three and a businessman 'who would help anybody'

Police have identified the six people who died when a pedestrian bridge crumbled Thursday west of downtown Miami, Florida. More>>

5 Things for March 19: Austin bombing, North Korea, Donald Trump

Good morning! We hope you enjoyed the special Sunday evening newsletter. Let us know what you thought about it. Now, here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to... More>>

Austin bombs were 'meant to send a message,' authorities believe

Authorities continue to chase hundreds of leads in an effort to find the person responsible for three package bombs that have rocked Austin, Texas, this month, killing two and injuring two others. More>>

Latest Austin explosion may have been triggered by tripwire, police say

An explosion that injured two men Sunday night -- the fourth package explosion in Austin, Texas, this month -- could have been triggered by a tripwire, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. More>>

Deadly helicopter crash raises questions over safety and regulation for popular tours

You're soaring 2,000 feet above Manhattan's sparkling East River, the distant skyline glistening at dusk as your feet dangle from the side of a whirring doors-off helicopter. More>>

Fourth winter storm in 3 weeks to hit New England and mid-Atlantic

Spring begins Tuesday, but winter isn't ready to retire just yet. More>>

9/11 Hero who saved hundreds dies of cancer at age 45

After terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a New York ferry captain who later became a city firefighter helped evacuate hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. More>>

The footbridge was built to save lives. Instead, it left 6 dead

Isabella Carrasco heard it before she saw it. More>>

Charlie Munger Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Charles "Charlie" Munger, business partner of Warren Buffett. More>>

Al Gore Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Al Gore, 45th vice president of the United States and environmental activist. More>>

Samuel Alito Fast Facts

Here's an in-depth look at the life of US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. More>>

Jeff Bezos Fast Facts

Here is a look at the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. As of March 2018, Forbes ranked Bezos as the world's richest man. More>>

2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts

Here's a look at investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. More>>

Ross Perot Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of businessman and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot. More>>

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall in Florida

A Cirque du Soleil performer died Saturday night after he fell during a performance in Tampa, Florida. More>>

UMBC, hoops' historic Cinderella, is also scoring points on Twitter

The longshot UMBC Retrievers, who made history when they toppled mighty Virginia in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aren't the only ones bringing newfound attention to their Maryland school. More>>

Powerball jackpot ticket worth $457M sold in Pennsylvania

One Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania has matched all six numbers. More>>

Deck collapse at Georgia bar injures 14, two seriously

At least 14 people were injured Saturday when a deck collapsed at a tap house in Savannah, Georgia, the city's fire department said on Twitter. More>>

LSU fraternity pledge's death leads to 4 indictments

Four suspects in the alleged hazing death of a Louisiana State University student were indicted Thursday, according to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. More>>

This is why kids are wearing orange during the National Walk Out

When students across the US walk out of class for 17 minutes today, many of them will be wearing orange. More>>

Black man acquitted of assaulting protester at Charlottesville rally

An African-American man was acquitted Friday on charges he assaulted a white protester last August at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, authorities said. More>>

Multiple wildfires in Oklahoma, arson suspected

Firefighters are battling multiple wildfires in Sand Springs on Friday afternoon. More>>

Ivanka Trump to visit Iowa to discuss workforce

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump will make a stop in Iowa on March 19 with Gov. Kim Reynolds. More>>

PD: Pastor arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girl

A 57-year-old pastor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a girl, and San Bernardino police believe he may have more victims. More>>

Arkansas student says he was paddled for gun control walkout

Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence. More>>

O.J. Simpson weighs in on Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick

O.J. Simpson is sharing his thoughts on some of the nation's most controversial figures. More>>

Construction company involved in collapsed FIU bridge had safety complaints

As investigators seek to determine the cause of the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday that killed six people, attention has turned to the companies involved in the $14.2 million construction project. More>>

Engineer advised of cracking on bridge two days before collapse

An engineer for the company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday, killing at least six people, left a voice mail two days earlier for a Florida Department of Transportation employee advising there was... More>>

United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week. More>>

FBI raids home of fired spy agency contractor suspected of leaking code on Facebook

A disgruntled government contractor who worked with a US spy agency stole high-tech espionage radio equipment worth $340,000, took classified material, and is suspected of leaking sensitive computer code on his Facebook... More>>

In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered no more "doors-off" aircraft flights unless the passenger safety restraints can be quickly released in an emergency, the agency said. More>>

Law prof ousted from first-year classes after saying black students never graduated top of their class

A University of Pennsylvania Law School professor has been removed from teaching mandatory first-year courses after making derogatory remarks about the academic performance of black students. More>>

This officer missed the bridge collapse by seconds. Then she scaled the rubble to save the injured

Sweetwater police Sgt. Jenna Mendez saw the pedestrian bridge fall onto 8th Street next to Florida International University on Thursday -- but it made so little sense, she first thought a demolition crew intentionally... More>>

How to stream every game in the NCAA basketball tournament

A match tips off and office pools across the country brace for college basketball's destiny. The moments that make or break your brackets are streaming on March Madness Live. More>>

Larry Ellison Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Larry Ellison, co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. More>>

Audit shows that city has lost track of thousands of homeless students

Public schools in New York City are losing track of thousands of homeless students and thus depriving them of their education, according to a months-long study carried out by the city comptroller, the findings of which... More>>

Baby Jesus stolen from church returned after nearly 100 years

Church staff called police for what they thought was a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a baby Jesus stolen from the Our Lady of Grace Church Nativity scene about 90 years ago. More>>

PD: 2 women after posting anti-Muslim video, stealing from Mosque

Tempe police arrested two women Thursday who appear to be teaching three children to mock the Muslim faith on video. More>>

A custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. More>>

When Florida bridge crumbled, it sounded 'like multiple bombs'

Isabella Carrasco had just driven beneath a recently installed pedestrian bridge when she heard a thunderous crash. More>>

Helping America's mobile homeless

Every day, when Ebony Rhodes worked her shift at an Atlanta discount store, she felt guilty. More>>

Dog mistakenly flown to Japan reunites with family

More than 11,000 miles and about 48 hours later, Irgo has finally arrived at his new home in Kansas. More>>

5 Things for March 16: Miami bridge, Russia probe, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, warm spring

We've made it to Friday, but sadly, this week is ending on a tragic note. Here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily.... More>>

These Austin residents worry that explosions may be racially motivated

It's unclear whether a series of deadly package explosions in Austin are racially motivated. But until more is known, some residents of color in the Texas capital say they feel under threat. More>>

He's blamed for 12 killings, 45 rapes - and authorities don't know who he is

As her husband left for work, Jane lay in bed with her 3-year-old son on the morning of June 18, 1976. Then, she was abruptly awoken. More>>

At least four dead in pedestrian bridge collapse at university in Miami, authorities say

At least four people died Thursday when a pedestrian bridge collapsed near Florida International University, Miami-Dade County Fire Chief Dave Downey said. More>>

Five women to testify in Cosby sexual assault case retrial, Pennsylvania court says

Five women who say Bill Cosby sexually assaulted them will be allowed to testify in his retrial, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday. More>>

The deadliest bridge collapses in the US in the last 50 years

There have been a number of deadly bridge collapses through the years, some due to structural deficiencies and others in collisions or accidents. Here's a look back at the 10 deadliest incidents in the last half century. More>>

Florida university used time-saving technology to build its collapsed bridge

The pedestrian bridge that collapsed at Florida International University in Miami on Thursday was built using Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) technology, according to a statement from the university. More>>

The bridge that just collapsed in Miami was designed to withstand a Category 5 hurricane

On paper, the 40-foot wide pedestrian bridge on Florida International University's campus was an engineering feat, boasting several superlatives. More>>

Savannah tells its St. Patrick's Day parade watchers to stop smooching soldiers

Spectators might have to kiss a decades-old tradition goodbye in Savannah's St. Patrick's Day parade. More>>

Parkland school shooting surveillance shows resource officer's response

A video from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on the afternoon of the Valentine's Day massacre shows former school resource officer Scot Peterson responding to the shots fired, but it doesn't provide much in the way of... More>>

Spring should be warmer than normal for most, NOAA says

The official start of spring is just around the corner -- six days away to be exact. More>>

Florida teen held in killing was being investigated by FBI over possible ISIS interest

A Florida teenager who allegedly told police he stabbed three people, one fatally, after he was mocked for being a Muslim was already on the FBI's radar and about to be arrested on federal charges, police reports show. More>>

Confusion during school threat evacuation sends students running

A bomb threat phoned into L.C. Bird High School prompted a school evacuation Wednesday morning, according to Chesterfield Police. More>>

Body of Nobel winner's wife found at Illinois landfill

A Nobel Prize-winning professor's wife said to be suffering from Parkinson's disease was found dead at an Illinois landfill Tuesday afternoon, authorities said. More>>

Rescued snowmobiler wanted to 'just give up (but) you can't'

A 60-year-old snowmobiler who spent four nights alone in the woods without supplies recalls watching a rescue helicopter fly across the night sky as he crawled under a pine, believing "that was my chance. I missed it." More>>

Police: Accused killer wanted to join ISIS

The teen accused of murder and attempted murder in a Palm Beach Gardens stabbing was under investigation for terrorist threats by federal authorities, who planned to bring charges against him in the near future. More>>

Suspect accused of posing as officer, sexually assaulting women

Police have released a sketch of a suspect they believe sexually assaulted two women while impersonating a police officer. More>>

Inside the Kennedy family 'curse'

How is it possible for one family to suffer so much tragedy? More>>

Dog bound for Kansas mistakenly shipped to Japan via United Airlines

United Airlines wrongly shipped a Kansas-bound pet dog to Japan, the second embarrassment this week for the airline and a "nightmare" for the Swindle family -- who are moving from Oregon to Wichita with their beloved pet,... More>>

Dylann Roof's sister arrested for having drugs and weapons at school

The sister of Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof was arrested Wednesday on charges of bringing weapons and drugs to her South Carolina high school, authorities said. More>>

Couple killed in crash while fleeing from immigration agents

A couple was killed in a crash while trying to flee from federal immigration agents in California, police said. More>>

What's next for the movement against gun violence after National Walkout Day

A generation of students raised in the shadow of gun violence is sending a loud and united message to lawmakers: Enough is enough. More>>

Stormy Daniels' lawyer says other women are considering legal cases against Trump

The lawyer representing Stormy Daniels says that, on the heels of her lawsuit against Donald Trump, several other women are now exploring the possibility of legal action against the President. More>>

5 Things for March 15: Student walkout, President Trump, Toys 'R' Us

Considering a big move? Finland is the happiest country in the world. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox... More>>

A generation raised on gun violence sends a loud message to adults: Enough

Thousands of students across the United States walked out of class Wednesday to demand stricter gun laws in a historic show of political solidarity that was part tribute and part protest. More>>

Inside a safe house, hiding from ICE

The apartment's beige walls are bare except for a cross in the dining room and one near the bedroom. No pictures of the inhabitants are anywhere. The simple furniture is sparse and relatively new. More>>

Police: Accused killer wanted to join ISIS

The teen accused of murder and attempted murder in a Palm Beach Gardens stabbing was under investigation for terrorist threats by federal authorities, who planned to bring charges against him in the near future. More>>

Why these students disagree and chose not to walk out

As classrooms across the country emptied and students streamed into school yards, Noah Borba stayed put. More>>

Of all US airlines, United had the highest rate of pet deaths in 2017. And in 2016. And in 2015

For pets, the skies of United Airlines lately have not been so friendly. More>>

At a school in North Carolina, he was the only one of 700 students who walked out

At 10 a.m. Wednesday, Justin Blackman got up from his desk and calmly walked out of Mr. Mendez's Spanish class. When he got outside, he discovered he was the only one. More>>

9 Of the most powerful signs from the National Student Walkout

Students didn't just walk out on March 14, their signs spoke volumes too. More>>

Prosecutors open trial of Pulse gunman's widow, saying, 'Only two knew'

Prosecutors opened Wednesday's federal terrorism trial of Noor Salman, the wife of Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen, with a pointed allegation that will likely be the crux of the state's case: Salman knew what her... More>>

New Parkland shooting 911 calls released: 'They're all bleeding'

Two people were dead in her class, the girl whispered on the phone to police. Others were certain to die. More>>

The NRA's message for students walking out today: 'I'll control my own guns, thank you'

While crowds of people participated in walkouts on Wednesday calling for some sort of action against gun violence, the NRA made its own stance known. More>>

Portland mayor tells students, 'Don't listen to people who tell you you're too young'

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler not only stood in solidarity with students who walked out Wednesday, he applauded them. More>>

Students lie silently on a football field to spell out 'Enough'

Students at Granada Hills Charter High School in Los Angeles County walked out of class and to the football field, where they laid down to spell out "#Enough." More>>

What's changed one month after the Parkland shooting

A month ago, a former student roamed the halls of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High, opening fire on terrified students and teachers at the Parkland, Florida, school. More>>

Judge enters not guilty plea for Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz

A judge entered a plea of not guilty on Nikolas Cruz's behalf as the teen was arraigned Wednesday in last month's massacre at a South Florida high school -- on the same day students across the country walked out of class... More>>

The dog was put inside an overhead bin on a United flight. It didn't survive

For more than three hours, a passenger's dog was inside an overhead bin on United Airlines Flight 1284 from Houston to New York after a flight attendant told the passenger to put it there. More>>

NTSB investigators arrive to look into deadly bus crash

A team of about a dozen National Transportation Safety Board investigators arrived in Alabama Wednesday to begin their probe into a deadly charter bus crash on Interstate 10 in Baldwin County. More>>

Family seeking justice after daughter drowns in hotel pool

A Denver family is seeking justice after their 9-year-old daughter drowned when she was left alone in a hotel swimming pool. More>>

In the wave of walkouts, a quote from Marjory Stoneman Douglas becomes a rallying cry

"Be a nuisance when it counts. Do your part to inform and stimulate the public to join your action. Be depressed, discouraged, & disappointed at failure & the disheartening effects of ignorance, greed, corruption & bad... More>>

PD: Teen stabbed three kids because 'of his Muslim faith'

A 17-year-old Florida teen has confessed to a deadly stabbing on Monday saying he did it because of his Muslim faith, according to Palm Beach Gardens police. More>>

Family: Teen dies after sinus infection travels to his brain

A Mid-Michigan family is grieving the loss of a 13-year-old boy after they say a sinus infection traveled to his brain. More>>

Veterans use tai chi to help with pain, stress

An ancient form of exercise is helping to change veterans' lives in the Midstate. More>>

Veterans use tai chi to help with pain, stress

An ancient form of exercise is helping to change veterans' lives in the Midstate. More>>

Austin police identify 17-year-old killed by package bomb

A 17-year-old victim in a series of deadly package bombs delivered to homes in Austin, Texas, has been identified as Draylen Mason, while a law enforcement source revealed the same maker may have constructed the three... More>>

Suspects identified in cross state high-speed chase

Mobile Police officers arrested four people after a high speed chase into Mississippi Tuesday afternoon. More>>

Walk out? Father of Parkland shooting victim has another idea

Ryan Petty, the father of one of the students killed in last month's shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, has proposed an alternative to the school walkouts being held around the country today. More>>

Neighbor who tried to revive Austin victim calls bombing 'most traumatic thing in my life'

Sean Philips had just woken up and was sitting on his couch when he heard the blast that would take his neighbor's life. More>>

5 Things for March 14: Student walkout, Pennsylvania race, Trump, Stephen Hawking

It's #MyFreedomDay. Learn how students are standing up to modern slavery. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox... More>>

His son died in the Parkland shooting. He painted a mural to demand change

With the glide of a paint roller, Manuel Oliver silently released a loud call to action -- "We demand a change." More>>

There have been 18 officers shot to death in the first 11 weeks of this year

So far this year, 18 law enforcement officers across the United States have died after they were shot. More>>

NYC helicopter crash puts scrutiny on harnesses in open-door choppers

When emergency workers dove into the frigid waters of New York's East River to reach a downed helicopter on Sunday evening, they found a disturbing scene. More>>

These are the victims of the Austin package bombings

Two lives were cut short when explosive packages arrived on their doorsteps in Austin, Texas. More>>

Potato power: Student wins $250,000 prize for blight solution that could save billions

New York student Benjamin "Benjy" Firester has won one of the United States' top young science prizes for his research on the devastating microorganism which caused the Irish Potato Famine, devising a computer model that... More>>

Parkland survivors ask parents to sign a pledge: Put child safety over guns with your vote

There are a million ways to make a difference in the world. A month after a shooting left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the survivors of the shooting -- along with their families,... More>>

A 6-year-old boy's lemonade raises $7,000 for the family of a slain deputy

It's well below freezing in Kokomo, Indiana. But business is brisk at 6-year-old Malachi Fronczak's lemonade stand. More>>

Bus carrying students crashes near the Alabama-Florida line, killing driver

A bus carrying Houston-area band students home from Disney World fell into a 50-foot ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama, early Tuesday morning, killing the driver, police said. More>>

Junior high teacher accused of feeding puppy to turtle

A school district in Preston, Idaho is investigating an incident that took place at Preston Junior High last week. More>>

Instagram video shows final moments before helicopter crash

Trevor Cadigan smiles brightly into the camera, the setting sun casting an orange glow inside the helicopter. He then flips the camera around to show the sun as the helicopter gains altitude. More>>

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