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Crowd gathers at LaGuardia Airport to support children believed to be separated from families

Dozens gathered Wednesday night at LaGuardia Airport to support separated immigrant children. More>>

ICE shuts down Portland office as protesters camp outside waiting for children to be reunited with families

US Immigration and Customs Enforcement has temporarily closed its field office in Portland, Oregon, as protests continue growing outside the facility. More>>

Pittsburgh area teen killed after running from car suspected in a shooting, police say

Hours after being sworn in on the local force Tuesday, a suburban Pittsburgh officer fatally shot a 17-year-old who ran when police stopped a vehicle suspected in a shooting, according to authorities and a local mayor. More>>

'I've never been out': Chilling 911 call reveals abuse in Turpin family

The 17-year-old girl who called police to report her allegedly abusive parents in Perris, California, said the house the family lived in smelled so badly that she could barely breathe, and she thought she and her 12... More>>

His boy was shot, covered in a sheet but was still breathing. A Chicago father wants answers

The father of a Chicago teenager who was among six people hit by gunfire said Wednesday he will put aside grieving until he gets answers as to why his son was covered in a sheet for an extended period when he was still alive. More>>

Prosecutor to jurors: 'You will hear a crime scene scream of what happened to Timothy Coggins'

As the trial began Wednesday for one of the men accused of viciously murdering Timothy Coggins in 1983, Coggins' niece said it was a bittersweet day. More>>

Martian dust storm has become 'planet-encircling,' NASA says

Last week, a giant dust storm on Mars took up about a quarter of the Red Planet. Now, it's officially "planet-encircling" global dust event, according to NASA. More>>

Flash floods strike coastal south Texas, residents urged to seek higher ground

Flash flood warnings were issued Wednesday for sections of coastal southeast Texas hit by Hurricane Harvey last summer. More>>

Marine court-martialed for participation in violent Charlottesville rally

A US Marine has been convicted in a court-martial and will be discharged for participating in a violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. More>>

Police looking for woman accused of having 13-year-old boy's baby

Police are looking for a woman they say had sex with a 12-year-old boy when she was 21 years old. Now, police say she had the boy's baby. More>>

Adoption manager accused of possessing child porn

A 54-year-old man who works as an adoption manager with the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been arrested on suspicion of possessing child pornography, police said Tuesday. More>>

Mesa PD accused of using handcuffs as 'weapons' on man in November incident

The Mesa Police Department is once again facing allegations of excessive force, but this time, it's due to how officers used handcuffs in an incident dating back to November 2017. More>>

Seattle to ban all use of plastic straws

An ordinance banning plastic straws and plastic utensils at restaurants in Seattle goes into effect July 1. More>>

A group of kids is asking Blue Bell to change the name of its 'Great Divide' ice cream flavor to make it more inclusive

Isak, Kaleb and Jayden are three children from Coushatta, Louisiana who love Blue Bell ice cream. More>>

5 Charged in accident that killed 5 undocumented immigrants

Five people have been charged in an alleged human smuggling scheme that led to the deaths of five undocumented immigrants in a crash following a chase by the Border Patrol and sheriff's deputies in Texas. More>>

US Navy dropping live bombs in Ocala National Forest

The U.S. Navy is dropping live bombs in the Ocala National Forest. More>>

Venomous caterpillar sends boy to ER

A local mom is warning others to be on the lookout for these venomous furry caterpillars after her son was stung while doing yard work. More>>

Woman speaks out after daughter seriously injured in crash caused by street racing

A Portland woman is speaking out after her daughter was injured in a two-vehicle crash caused by street racing Sunday night. More>>

This serial murder case has been cold for more than 40 years. Now police say they have a suspect

A young serial killer stalked San Francisco's gay community in the mid-1970s. He would sketch strangers in bars, strike up conversations, leave with those strangers and then, police say, stab them to death. He became known... More>>

5 Things for June 20: Immigration, United Nations, General Electric, Indonesia

Our neighbors to the north just made a historic decision: Canada is now the second country (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5... More>>

Australians trust Xi Jinping more than Donald Trump, survey shows

Australians trust US President Donald Trump less than Chinese President Xi Jinping, and many view Trump's presidency as a "critical" threat to their country, according to a national survey published Wednesday. More>>

ICE arrests more than 100 workers in raid on Ohio meat supplier

Federal immigration officials on Tuesday raided a large meat supplier based in Massillon, Ohio, and arrested more than 100 workers suspected of using stolen or fraudulent identification to gain employment. More>>

What Trump supporters think of family separations at the border

As the Trump administration has ramped up the practice of separating children from their parents at the border with no clear plan for reuniting them, critics have been unsparing, calling it "government-sanctioned child... More>>

Philadelphia immigration protesters line up empty children's shoes near Mike Pence's hotel

As an Orthodox Jew, Sara Atkins says she grew up seeing images of children in Nazi concentration camps in World War II. If her great-grandparents hadn't gotten sponsorship to enter the United States legally, she would not... More>>

Charleston, where 40% of all US slaves entered the country, finally apologizes for its role in the slave trade

A mile from where ships dropped shackled Africans off by the thousands and inside a city hall built by forced labor, council members gathered Tuesday to finally apologize for Charleston's role in the slave trade. More>>

$4,000 A minute pours in to help reunite separated immigrant families

In less than four days, a California couple has raised more than $6 million -- and counting -- through Facebook to help reunite undocumented families that have been separated at the border. More>>

A Chicago teen, shot in the head, was covered with a sheet by paramedics. He died nearly a day later

A Chicago teenager who had been shot in the head multiple times was presumed dead and covered with a sheet by paramedics before onlookers noticed he was still moving, police and fire officials said Tuesday. More>>

Houston mayor doesn't want to 'enable' Trump policy by housing immigrant children

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner on Tuesday voiced opposition to a plan to house migrant children separated from their families at the border in a private facility in his city, saying he doesn't want to be an "enabler" of... More>>

Over 500 guns found at convicted felon's California home, officials say

The first time the sheriff's department searched one convicted felon's home, they say they found 432 firearms. When they went back a day later, they found another 91 guns hidden in the residence. More>>

New York police to relax policy on smoking pot in public

Most New Yorkers who are found smoking marijuana in public after September 1 will no longer be subject to arrest, the New York Police Department announced on Tuesday. More>>

Immigrant parents are writing their contact information on children's clothing

Some immigrant children have arrived to refugee resettlement care with their parents' contact information hastily written on their clothes. More>>

She survived the Holocaust and says the trauma of being separated from your parents lasts forever

Rosalyn Haber remembers it vividly: Uniformed men lining up women and children and then yanking her mother away from her. More>>

Officer accused of assaulting mentally disabled woman

A Cobb County Police officer is behind bars after being arrested for allegedly assaulting a mentally disabled woman during intercourse. More>>

Denny's customers run for cover after man pulls out rifle

There were some tense moments at a Denny's restaurant on Sunday that sent patrons and employees running for cover when a man brandished a rifle. More>>

Immigration Statistics Fast Facts

Here's a look at immigration to the United States. More>>

Olivia de Havilland Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Academy Award-winning actress Olivia de Havilland. More>>

Lindsey Graham Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Lindsey Graham, South Carolina senator and 2016 GOP presidential candidate. More>>

Casey Anthony Trial Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Casey Anthony trial of 2011. Anthony was accused of killing her two-year-old daughter in 2008. 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>>

Apple Fast Facts

Here's some background information about Apple, Inc, home of tech products like the Mac computer, iPhone, iPad and iPod. More>>

Officer's 'racist' posts key to Sterling Brown suit against Milwaukee police

The NBA's Sterling Brown, who was tased and arrested earlier this year after an altercation stemming from a parking violation, filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the city of Milwaukee, the police chief and the eight officers... More>>

1 In 4 Muslim women in New York say they've been pushed on a subway platform while wearing a hijab

Muslims and other religious minorities in New York have experienced widespread bias, discrimination and harassment -- including physical assault -- in recent years, a new survey finds. More>>

Traffic stop leads to arrest of suspects accused of stealing $50,000 worth of jewelry

Officials say a traffic stop led officers to a pair of suspects who allegedly stole thousands of dollars worth of jewelry. More>>

Man accused of 'sadistic torture relationship' with 13-year-old

A 22-year-old is behind bars, accused of engaging in a "sadistic torture relationship" with a 13-year-old who ran away from home three years ago. More>>

Florida man accused of driving over 140 mph on highway

A Florida Highway Patrol trooper arrested a Clearwater man for driving nearly three times the legal speed limit early Sunday morning. More>>

Man suspected of starting 30 fires arrested

Police in New Haven believe they arrested a serial arsonist. More>>

PD: DUI suspect car goes airborne, lands on cars at dealership

A DUI suspect's car went airborne before landing on several vehicles at a car dealership in Surprise. More>>

Newt Gingrich Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. More>>

Former immigrant shelter worker says he was told to separate hugging siblings

When Antar Davidson was ordered to separate two brothers and a sister tightly hugging each other, he realized his time as a youth care worker at an Arizona immigrant children's shelter was coming to an end. More>>

Father's Day Fast Facts

Here is a look at Father's Day, celebrated the third Sunday in June. More>>

US Open Golf Tournament Fast Facts

Here's a look at the US Open Golf Tournament. More>>

Juneteenth: By the Numbers

Juneteenth is the oldest known US celebration of the end of slavery. African-Americans and others mark the anniversary much like the Fourth of July, with parties, picnics and gatherings with family and friends. Here's a... More>>

Nine immigrants who helped make America great

America is a nation of immigrants. More>>

Here are some of the protests against family separation happening today

Outraged over the separation of children from their parents at the border, activists are planning protests throughout the country on Tuesday. More>>

Richmond school drops Confederate name in favor of Barack Obama

A Richmond, Virginia, elementary school will switch its name from that of a Confederate general to that of the nation's first black President. More>>

5 Things for June 19: Immigration, North Korea, trade, opioids, gerrymandering

Have you seen "Incredibles 2" yet? It's shaping up to be a Disney classic -- and not just at the box office. 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... More>>

Grieving family heartbroken when deceased student is left out of yearbook

A family in Minnesota received the last school yearbook that 12-year-old Kaiden Kauffman would be pictured in but when they flipped through the pages heartbreak set in as they noticed there was no mention of him. More>>

Undocumented immigrant Jose Antonio Vargas gets school named after him

Amid intense nationwide debate over immigration policies, a California school board is naming a new elementary school after an undocumented immigrant. More>>

Acting TBI director's alleged misuse of state funds under investigation

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Acting Director Jason Locke is under investigation by the state after serious misconduct allegations were brought to the governor by Locke's wife, Kim. More>>

Bus line employee tells passengers they have to be Americans to ride

A bus company employee in Maine told a group of passengers they had to be US citizens in order to ride a bus after an officer from US Customs and Border Protection inquired about their citizenship. More>>

Puppy Boutique Manager Speaks Out About Facebook Accusations

The manager of a puppy boutique is speaking out after learning her store is under investigation by police and humane officers. More>>

Children and parents are being separated at the border. Here's what we know

Federal authorities have separated at least 2,000 children from their parents at the border as part of the Trump administration's efforts to crack down on illegal immigration and stop other immigrants from making the trek. More>>

Mesa officer fatally shoots man who raised BB gun, police say

A police officer in Mesa, Arizona, fatally shot a man who raised a BB gun at officers, the Mesa Police Department said Monday. More>>

Kids trying new vaping trend that looks like USB drive, health officials say

Your child might be vaping and you don't even know it. More>>

Suspicious package with parachute found at Phoenix business

First responders are on the scene of a suspicious package at a business in south Phoenix. More>>

Boys burned by suspected acid released from hospital

Smithfield Police Chief Travis Allen said he doesn't want to sugarcoat what happened. More>>

Trump supporter disrupts De Niro's 'Bronx Tale' musical on Broadway

At the Tony Awards a week ago, actor Robert De Niro leveled a profane attack on President Trump. On Saturday in New York, it was Trump's fans' turn. More>>

First human case of West Nile virus reported in ND

The North Dakota Department of Health is reporting the first human case of West Nile virus (WNV) of the season. More>>

Gov. Hickenlooper signs order barring use of state resources to separate immigrant kids from parents

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper on Monday signed an executive order that aims to prevent state agencies from separating children from their parents over their immigration status. More>>

CNN's Brooke Baldwin reveals her dream to be an astronaut

As a little girl, my dream was to become an astronaut. More>>

Walmart shopper accused of making more than 1,000 fake returns

A 23-year-old Walmart shopper is accused of making fraudulent returns at more than 1,000 of the chain's stores across the country. More>>

Walmart customer intervenes in carjacking and fatally shoots armed suspect

An armed civilian intervened and fatally shot a suspect who police said had shot two people and was attempting an armed carjacking in a Walmart parking lot in Olympia, Washington, on Sunday. More>>

The truth behind this photo of an 'immigrant child' crying inside a cage

A photo of a little boy crying in a cage is being shared on social media as seemingly another heart-rending byproduct of the White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which separates undocumented parents and kids... More>>

Millions of US homes at risk of chronic flooding this century, new study says

As many as 311,000 homes in US coastal areas could be underwater within the next 30 years, according to a recent report by the Union of Concerned Scientists. More>>

Toddler in serious condition after being left in vehicle overnight, deputies say

A Seminole County woman left a 3-year-old girl in a vehicle overnight, where she was overheated and drifted in and out of consciousness, authorities said. More>>

"Don't give up": Man uses exercise to fight cancer

A Waukesha man diagnosed with brain cancer his determination to live to inspire others. More>>

Kylr Yust to stand before Cass County judge on pair of murder charges

The man accused of killing a pair of women and hiding their bodies will stand before a Cass County judge Monday. More>>

Police seek suspect who stabbed woman in neck

Bristol police are searching for a suspect they said stabbed a woman in the neck on Saturday morning. More>>

UN Human Rights chief slams 'unconscionable' US immigration policy

The UN High Commissioner for Human Rights slammed the separation of children from their parents at the US-Mexico border as "unconscionable" on Monday. More>>

Spread across 2 countries and 3 states, a Guatemalan immigrant family waits for ICE to decide their future

From a cinderblock church shelter that sits on a Tijuana public landfill, Ignacio Villatoro used a spotty internet connection to call his three children in immigration detention in New York. His bloodshot eyes filled with... More>>

5 Things for June 18: Immigration, Colombia presidential election, video games

It's back-to-back US Open titles for Brooks Koepka, the first golfer to do that in about 30 years. 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"... More>>

Vandals attack memorial site for murdered Australian comedian

A makeshift memorial at the site where the body of an Australian comedian was found last week has been vandalized just hours ahead of a community vigil to remember her life. More>>

At least 5 die when SUV crashes after being chased by Border Patrol, then deputy, Texas sheriff says

A vehicle packed with undocumented immigrants flipped Sunday, ejecting 12 people and killing at least five after a chase in south Texas, Dimmit County Sheriff Marion Boyd said. More>>

He's dying of cancer. Now, he's the first patient to go to trial to argue Roundup made him sick

On bad days, Dewayne Johnson is too crippled to speak. Lesions often cover as much as 80% of his body. More>>

Baby reported missing found safe, suspect arrested

Mobile Police said a seven-week-old child reported missing Saturday was found safe Sunday morning. More>>

'Suspicious death' investigation underway after burned body discovered in vehicle in Troy, Mo.

The Major Case Squad is investigating a suspicious death after a badly burned body was found by police in a vehicle in Troy, Mo. around 3:15 a.m. Saturday morning. More>>

Woman killed in East Cleveland house explosion identified

Authorities have identified the woman who died in a house explosion on E. 125th Street in East Cleveland a week ago. More>>

John Legend calls out Paul Ryan for Father's Day tweet as immigrant families are being separated

Singer John Legend has slammed House Speaker Paul Ryan with an F-bomb on Twitter over a Trump administration immigration policy that has separated at least 2,000 children from their parents. More>>

Police: Cougar sighting in Battle Ground proven to be house cat

A second cougar sighting was reported in Battle Ground on Saturday but turned out to be a house cat. More>>

Bristol Police seek suspect who stabbed woman in neck on Saturday

Bristol police are searching for a suspect they said stabbed a woman in the neck on Saturday morning. More>>

Georgia woman says she killed rabid bobcat with bare hands

DeDe Phillips' first thought when a bobcat attacked in her driveway in Georgia was "I wasn't dying today," she says. More>>

American student detained in Vietnam after protests

An American citizen was detained in Vietnam while protesting a proposed economic zone law that could clear the path for Chinese investors, his family says. More>>

Man who blocked traffic on Hoover Dam bridge wanted release of government report

The armed man who for more than an hour blocked a highway near the Hoover Dam with an armored truck and held a sign that said "Release the OIG report" is in an Arizona jail accused of several felonies, police said Saturday. More>>

'Youngest survivor' of Las Vegas shooting born to New Jersey couple

Megan Panzera was four weeks pregnant when she ran from a hail of bullets at the Las Vegas country music concert last October when a gunman killed more than 50 people. More>>

Second deputy dies after Kansas City courthouse shooting

A female deputy who was shot Friday as she and another deputy were transporting prisoners from a courthouse has died, officials in Kansas City, Kansas, said Saturday. More>>

Stan Lee Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of American comic book author Stan Lee. More>>

Long Island teen beats cancer a second time just in time for prom, graduation

Teenager Chris Benedetto conquered cancer for a second time, just in time to attend his prom and high school graduation next week at Floral Park Memorial High School. More>>

Police arrested man accused of assaulting child at Oceanfront sand soccer tournament

Police say a soccer player was assaulted while playing at the North American Sand Soccer Championship on June 9. More>>

Parkland students kick off 'Road to Change' tour in Chicago

Survivors of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School massacre kicked off a nationwide advocacy tour Friday in Chicago. More>>

She fled Honduras to save her son. In the US, she fears they'll be apart

Dalia Suyapa held her son close by her side as Border Patrol agents watched their every move before taking them to a processing center. More>>

Settle in with these weekend reads

A father who gave birth. A life-saving, yet deadly medicine. And Disney's lost park. Grab a cup of coffee and settle in. Here's what you might have missed during a busy news week. More>>

4 Children in Orlando standoff were killed as they slept, police say

Four children were killed as they slept during a 21-hour standoff between police and a gunman who barricaded himself in an Orlando apartment last week. More>>

US Coast Guard crew seizes cocaine worth $206 million

A recent deployment in the Pacific Ocean proved very successful for a US Coast Guard crew: During their 80-day patrol they seized nearly 12,000 pounds of cocaine worth around $206 million. More>>

One deputy killed, another in critical condition in Kansas City, Kansas

One sheriff's deputy is dead and another is in critical condition after they were shot Friday during a prisoner transport in Kansas City, Kansas, authorities said. More>>

What does the Bible verse Jeff Sessions quoted really mean?

It's been called one of the most important -- and misunderstood -- passages in the Bible: Romans 13:1-7. More>>

Seth Meyers says celebrities need to talk about depression

Comedian Seth Meyers says he wants celebrities to open up about their mental health issues, and Meyers shared some of his own inner struggles on CNN's "The Van Jones Show." More>>

A man is traveling to all 50 states mowing lawns for the elderly, disabled, single moms and vets for free

Rodney Smith Jr. found his purpose the day he came across an elderly man struggling to mow his lawn, and pulled over to help. More>>

She faked a rejection letter from her ex-boyfriend's dream school. Now she has to pay him $265,000

Eric Abramovitz's hard work had paid off: The accomplished clarinet player had been accepted to his dream school. But he never got to hear the good news. More>>

Central Oregon wildfire grows to 125 acres, caused by abandoned warming fire

A wildfire in central Oregon grew to 125 acres on Friday. More>>

Man shows friend how to load gun, then uses it to rob him

A Fort Myers man is accused of showing a friend how to load his gun and then using that gun to rob him. More>>

1 Wyandotte Co. deputy dead, 1 critical after being shot outside county courthouse

Two Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office deputies and a suspect were shot outside the county courthouse, leading to the death of one deputy. More>>

Florida agency probing roller coaster derailment in Daytona Beach

A Florida state agency said Friday it has opened a probe to find out why a roller coaster derailed at an amusement park Thursday night in Daytona Beach. More>>

Rapper Trippie Redd accused of hitting woman over head with gun

Atlanta-based rapper Trippie Redd is behind bars after he allegedly hit a woman over the head with a gun. More>>

Woman's Body Found In Freezer After Husband's Suicide

A West Fork woman's body was found in a freezer at her home after police went to inform her of her husband's suicide, West Fork Police reported Friday. More>>

A student showed up to school in a KKK costume -- reportedly with his teacher's approval

A student who showed up to high school dressed as a Ku Klux Klansman did so as part of an assignment -- reportedly with advance approval from a teacher. More>>

Federal grants will go toward housing for domestic violence survivors

There is another step to help victims of domestic violence. More>>

Fraternity suspended following 'spring incident'

Quinnipiac University in Hamden said it suspended a fraternity because of an incident that happened this past spring. More>>

Man accused of secretly recording women at Buckland Hills mall

A man was arrested for recording women's rear-ends at a mall in Manchester. More>>

Owner Sought After 29-Pound Cat - Dubbed 'Chubbs' - Rescued From Busy Altadena Street

The Pasadena Humane Society is looking for the owner of a 29-pound cat, one of the largest ever on record to be taken to the shelter, the organization said Thursday. More>>

On the brink of dropping out, student becomes valedictorian with help of bus pass

The Pasadena Humane Society is looking for the owner of a 29-pound cat, one of the largest ever on record to be taken to the shelter, the organization said Thursday. More>>

On the brink of dropping out, student becomes valedictorian with help of bus pass

230 at risk students graduated today in a joyful ceremony for the Chicago Excel Academy. More>>

Driver In Fatal 2016 Chattanooga School Bus Crash Charged With Rape

The man convicted in the fatal Chattanooga school bus crash in 2016 was arrested and charged with aggravated statutory rape in Nashville. More>>

There's not a single US state where a minimum wage worker can afford a 2-bedroom rental, a report says

There's not a single state, county or metropolitan area in the entire United States where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour can afford a modest 2-bedroom apartment. More>>

Bill Cosby replaces his defense team

Bill Cosby has replaced his entire defense team ahead of his sentencing hearing in September. More>>

5 Things for June 15: FBI report, immigration, Trump Foundation, Argentina, teens

Tough news in housing: There's not a single state, county or metro area in the US where a full-time worker earning the federal minimum wage ($7.25 an hour) can afford a modest two-bedroom apartment. Here's what else you... More>>

Eurydice Dixon: Tributes and anger as Australia mourns murdered comedian

The murder of a 22-year-old Australian comedian has ignited a debate in the country about the safety of women and the right to be able to walk home at night without fear of attack. More>>

Guilty plea entered in the hazing death of Penn State University fraternity pledge

A guilty plea related to the 2017 hazing death of Penn State University fraternity pledge Timothy Piazza was entered Wednesday by one of the 26 defendants, according to Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro. More>>

Owner Sought After 29-Pound Cat - Dubbed 'Chubbs' - Rescued From Busy Altadena Street

The Pasadena Humane Society is looking for the owner of a 29-pound cat, one of the largest ever on record to be taken to the shelter, the organization said Thursday. More>>

Rallies protesting immigrant family separations taking place across US

An organization pushing back against the Trump administration's policy of separating immigrant families was holding rallies Thursday in cities across the United States. More>>

University of Central Florida fraternity members accused of posting revenge porn on Facebook

An Arizona student has filed a lawsuit against a fraternity and several of its members, alleging that some of its brothers shared nonconsensual intimate video and photos of her and other women on a private Facebook group. More>>

Mesa, Arizona, police video shows officers punch, mock suspect

The Mesa, Arizona, Police Department, already under scrutiny over allegations of excessive force, says it's reviewing another controversial arrest and video -- the latest showing an officer repeatedly punching an unarmed... More>>

Target pulls 'Baby Daddy' greeting card from stores after customer complaints

Takeisha Saunders was looking to buy her husband a Father's Day card at a Target store in suburban Dallas recently and became more than a little dismayed by her lack of options. More>>

No explosives found in suspicious device at Puget Sound Shipyard in Washington state

A suspicious package discovered Thursday at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard and Intermediate Maintenance Facility in Washington state was determined not to be an explosive device, a US Navy official said. More>>

It's Flag Day. Here are some fun facts about the American flag you may not have known

Today the American flag turns 241, but it doesn't look a day over 200. Here are some fun facts and common misconceptions about the iconic emblem. More>>

What it's like inside the former superstore in Texas where the US is holding 1,400 immigrant children

The strangeness of the largest migrant children's center in the United States, near the border with Mexico, shows up in the details. More>>

Zachary Cruz says failure to stop Parkland shooting 'haunts me'

The brother of the gunman who killed 17 students and adults at a Parkland, Florida, school announced the launch of an anti-bullying campaign on Thursday that he says could prevent the next mass tragedy. More>>

This jogger was caught throwing a homeless man's belongings into a lake. The community wasn't having it

First it was #BBQBecky, this time it's #JoggerJoe. Either way, residents of Oakland, California aren't happy about it. More>>

The house where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South will be offered at auction

In 1957, two years after her famous refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, Rosa Parks fled to Detroit to escape death threats. More>>

Southern Baptists, Mike Pence and the quest for unity

If there was a buzzword at Southern Baptists' annual meeting this week, it was "unity." More>>

Teen may have died during game of 'Russian Roulette'

Police say that Matthew Minkler may have been killed during a modified game of Russian Roulette on the morning of June 8. More>>

Denver police will start collecting racial data on people they pull over. But there's a reason for it

Story after story has emerged detailing accounts of racial bias, especially allegations revolving around police. The city of Denver is trying to do something about this. More>>

Business, homes lost after severe storm

Neighbors weren't spared from the storm in Bradford County. More>>

Suspect beaten, blooded by officers

Newly released body camera video of a January arrest appears to show a Mesa police officer punching a suspect during a struggle and later mocking the bloody man while he is on the ground at the hospital. More>>

Alice Johnson thanks Kim Kardashian West for her freedom in emotional first meeting

Not long ago, an imprisoned Alice Johnson didn't know who Kim Kardashian West was. On Wednesday, the former inmate wrapped the reality TV star in a warm embrace, as she met for the first time the woman who helped win her... More>>

Man gets 7 a.m. DWI after hitting school bus

Buffalo police said a man was drunk when he hit a school bus with his car Wednesday morning. More>>

90-Year-old woman loses thousands of dollars in lottery phone scam

A 90-year-old central Indiana woman, credited with starting multiple Christian ministries, is now out tens of thousands of dollars because of a phone scam. More>>

Dad helped suspect get away from deputies

Mobile County Sheriff's Office hunting an assault suspect, whose father helped him get away from deputies. More>>

Mom's return from business trip met with 'Welcome back from prison' sign

When Barbara Nielsen went out-of-state on a work trip, she never expected she'd get the 'Welcome Home' greeting she received from her husband and son that day. More>>

Opportunity rover threatened by giant storm on Mars

A massive dust storm has hit Mars, and NASA's Opportunity rover is right in the middle of it. More>>

5 Things for June 14: Russia probe, interest rates, North Korea, migrants, World Cup

If spending almost 20 hours on a plane is your idea of fun, then you better get your tickets now for the world's longest nonstop flight. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also... More>>

This California ghost town is for sale

Why buy a house when you can buy an entire town? More>>

Acting on a tip, Border Patrol raided a two-bedroom house. They found 62 people inside.

Border Patrol agents, acting on a tip, arrested 62 undocumented immigrants found in a two-bedroom house in Laredo, Texas, on Tuesday. More>>

She says federal officials took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center

The undocumented immigrant from Honduras sobbed as she told an attorney Tuesday how federal authorities took her daughter while she breastfed the child in a detention center, where she was awaiting prosecution for entering... More>>

A Texas man felt sympathy for 55 immigrants discovered in a tractor-trailer. So he bought them all pizza

Armando Colunga was watching the news in San Antonio when he saw a report Tuesday night about authorities discovering 54 undocumented immigrants in the back of an 18-wheeler truck. More>>

Alice Johnson gets chance to personally thank Kim Kardashian West for her freedom

Alice Marie Johnson, a first-time nonviolent drug offender whose life sentence was commuted after 21 years in prison, got a chance to personally thank Kim Kardashian West on Wednesday for pleading her case to the White... More>>

Raccoon captivates internet with Minnesota skyscraper climb

As millions across the US slept, a small raccoon who first captured the attention of Minnesota, and then the world, did something remarkable. More>>

Fyre Festival organizer led scam ticket scheme while out on bail, prosecutors say

The organizer of last year's infamous Fyre Festival led a scheme involving bogus tickets while he was awaiting sentencing for wire fraud, New York federal prosecutors said on Tuesday. More>>

Man accused of trading child porn on 'dark web' is school board president

The Saginaw man accused of trading child pornography on the so-called dark web has been identified as the president of a Kochville Township charter school board. More>>

New Jersey is one of the latest states to enact new gun control measures

Local and state lawmakers aren't holding their breath waiting for the federal government to take action on guns. More>>

Dancing FBI agent who accidentally shot someone is arrested

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