News : US

Sheriff defends officers' response to Texas school shooting

Tuesday  08:51,   22 may 2018

Minutes after a school shooter opened fire in an art class last week, killing 10 people and wounding 13, including a local police officer, fellow officers returned fire in a protracted gun battle before isolating the suspect, the local sheriff said[...]

Abbott drops shotgun giveaway in wake of shooting

Tuesday  01:25,   22 may 2018

Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday cancelled a shotgun giveaway contest in his re-election campaign amid controversy after a gunman killed 10 people and injured 10 others at a high school south of Houston. Campaign officials said the giveaway has been[...]

3 Teens Killed in Horrific Crash Just Weeks Before High School Graduation: 'It Was a Shock'

Monday  23:01,   21 may 2018

Luciana Tellez, Esmeralda Nava and Giselle Montano spent most of their Saturday picking out graduation dresses, a friend says. But their lives were cut short that night, when all three died in a horrific car crash near Yoncalla, Oregon. “These were[...]

After being cleared in fatal shooting, Chicago cop fired for lying about unrelated arrest

Monday  23:00,   21 may 2018

A Chicago police officer cleared in a controversial fatal shooting of an unarmed teen has been fired along with another veteran officer for lying about the circumstances of a domestic violence arrest almost five years ago. In a unanimous decision,[...]

Utah high school yearbook describes rival as 'ghetto,' 'trash'

Monday  20:10,   21 may 2018

A Utah high school came under fire last week after a page in its yearbook described a rival school as “ghetto,” “trash” and “annoying” among other negative descriptions. Maple Mountain High School’s yearbook printed a word cloud in the shape of a[...]

Heartwarming photo of teen's kind act goes viral

Monday  20:10,   21 may 2018

When he saw a woman in a wheelchair waiting for a ride in the oppressive heat, a Texas teen took it upon himself to give her some shadeTexas teen Louis Jordan was in downtown Houston waiting to give his mother a ride home from work when he saw[...]

Two die, 12 hurt when church van hits deer, second vehicle and runs into pond

Monday  19:45,   21 may 2018

Two people died when a church van hit a deer, crashed into another vehicle head-on and then went off N.C. 96 and into a pond late Sunday afternoon, the State Highway Patrol said Monday. First Sgt. Michael Baker, a highway patrol spokesman, said the[...]

Michigan mom deported to Albania, didn't get to say goodbye to family

Monday  19:41,   21 may 2018

An Albania mother with no criminal record was deported this week without her family being officially notified.While a spokesperson for the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said ICE notified family members of Cile Precetaj's impending[...]

Sisters of school shooting victim describe his brave final moments

Monday  15:56,   21 may 2018

Christopher Stone, a 17-year-old football player who was described as adventurous and funny, was among the 10 people killedCynthia Tisdale was a substitute teacher at the[...]

Police response to Texas school shooting remains unclear

Monday  12:22,   21 may 2018

Questions remain about the police response to a high school shooting outside Houston that killed 10 people. But in the aftermath of the deadliest public school shooting in Texas history, early witness accounts and recordings from emergency[...]

Texas governor has long opposed gun control. Now he's leading a discussion on stopping school shootings

Monday  10:35,   21 may 2018

In the wake of Friday's deadly shooting at Santa Fe High School, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott plans to convene "roundtable discussions" on how to curb gun violence. But given his strong pro-gun rights record, some gun control advocates are[...]

1 dead, 2 hurt in helicopter crash in remote Louisiana woods

Monday  10:15,   21 may 2018

Authorities say a helicopter crash in in south Louisiana has left one person dead and two others of a three-member crew with extensive injuries. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Tony Molinaro says the Hughes 369 helicopter crashed[...]

Man calls police on pig following him home

Monday  10:05,   21 may 2018

Police say the pig named Zoey was returned to its ownerThe North Ridgeville Police Department said they received the call at 5:26 a.m. Saturday morning. Upon arrival, they discovered the man, who was totally sober but still being followed by the pig [...]

EPA’s Pruitt, praised for effectiveness, hits bumps in his rollback campaign

Monday  05:30,   21 may 2018

Procedural, legal problems mar some proposals to reverse regulations. “The rules are coming in undercooked,” one critic says.EPA officials cited a study indicating that forcing utilities to get rid of unlined coal ash ponds too quickly could strain[...]

A Border Patrol agent detained two U.S. citizens at a gas station after hearing them speak Spanish

Monday  03:50,   21 may 2018

The agent, based in Montana near the border with Canada, questioned and held them for 35 to 40 minutes, the women said.A Montana woman said she plans to take legal action after a Border Patrol agent detained and questioned her and a friend — both[...]