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2020 Democrats join Supreme Court protest against state abortion bans

(WASHINGTON) -- 2020 White House hopefuls opposed to new state abortion bans joined protesters on the steps of the Supreme Court on Tuesday as other abortion rights supporters converged on state capitols, town squares and courthouses nationwide seeking to counter bills sweeping across state legislatures.Among the 2020 candidates who joined…... Read More

Two killed in Taquan Air floatplane crash, airline's second deadly incident in a week

(KETCHIKAN, Alaska) -- A pilot and a passenger were killed in southeastern Alaska on Monday when a floatplane crashed into a harbor, officials said.The victims were the only occupants on the Taquan Air floatplane when it crashed near Ketchikan at around 4 p.m., marking the Alaska-based airline's second fatal incident…... Read More

Police investigating tractor accident that killed 3-year-old boy in Arkansas

(MELBOURNE, Ark.) -- Authorities in Arkansas are investigating a tractor accident that killed a 3-year-old boy.Police responded to a call in northern Arkansas on Monday afternoon and said they found the toddler unresponsive at the scene. First responders fought to administer life-saving efforts, but the child died a short time…... Read More

Marine jet crashes in North Carolina, pilot ejected safely

(NEW BERN, N.C.) -- A Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier jet crashed in Craven County, North Carolina, on Monday evening. The pilot ejected and was said to be unharmed, according to a Defense Department official.The incident was under investigation.Emergency crews were called to the crash about 6:15 p.m., Craven County Emergency…... Read More

US Naval Academy 'plebes' climb greased monument to end freshmen year

(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- The U.S. Naval Academy freshmen scaled the Herndon Monument in the annual climb Monday.The event was part of a tradition in Annapolis, Maryland, where the freshmen or "plebes" build a human pyramid and climb a 21-foot monument to replace the "dixie cup" hat with an upperclassman's hat.…... Read More

Santa Anita racetrack loses two horses in three days, marking 25 fatalities in six months

(LOS ANGELES) -- Two horses died at Southern California's prominent Santa Anita racetrack over the weekend, marking 25 thoroughbred fatalities there in the last six months.A pair of 3-year-old geldings sustained fatal injuries in separate incidents on Friday and Sunday as the embattled racetrack works and employ reforms to stem…... Read More

Great white shark spotted in Long Island Sound for first time ever: Researchers

(NEW YORK) -- A great white shark measuring nearly 10 feet long has been spotted in Long Island Sound off the Connecticut shore for the first time ever, researchers said on Monday.The great white was being tracked Monday by the ocean research group Ocearch, the organization said on Twitter."Be advised!…... Read More

Former military man in custody for allegedly gunning down police officer

(AUBURN, Ala.) -- A former military man is in custody for allegedly gunning down an Auburn, Alabama, police officer and wounding two other officers, authorities said.Grady Wayne Wilkes, 29, was arrested Monday morning after an overnight manhunt, said Auburn Police Chief Paul Register.Wilkes allegedly fired at three officers when they…... Read More

Third migrant minor dies in a month after being apprehended at US-Mexico border

(WASHINGTON) -- A 16-year-old Guatemalan boy died Monday at a U.S. Border Patrol station outside of McAllen, Texas, a week after he was apprehended for trying to cross illegally, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection.The cause of his death was unknown. It marks the third death of a…... Read More

New Jersey man charged with urinating on child's memorial says 'I made a huge mistake'

(NEW YORK) -- A New Jersey man who sparked widespread outrage by allegedly urinating on a park memorial for a 9-year-old boy said Monday he's sorry for his behavior and that he was so intoxicated he wouldn't have recalled the incident had his friend not taken a video and posted…... Read More

Chicago ramps up security after arson attempt and vandalism at synagogues

(CHICAGO) -- Security is ramping up at Jewish sites in Chicago after an arson attempt and vandalism at synagogues this weekend, police said.At Anshe Sholom B'nai Israel Congregation in Chicago's Lake View East neighborhood, an unknown man was caught on camera leaving a Molotov cocktail, according to the Chicago Police…... Read More