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Boater and 2 dogs rescued from tree after their boat sank in Louisiana

(BOSSIER PARISH, LA.) -- An elderly neighbor with a boat became a hero in Louisiana on Monday when he and two sheriff’s deputies saved a man and two dogs stuck in a tree after his boat sank.The watery rescue scene unfolded on Lake Bistineau after the stranded boater made a…... Read More

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announces plan to sue Trump administration over child separation policy

(NEW YORK) -- New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo intends to file a lawsuit against the Trump administration over its controversial immigration policies, including the "callous and inhumane" practice of separating children from their parents at the U.S. border, he announced Tuesday.The state of New York will file a multi-agency lawsuit…... Read More

Vexed for years by elusive serial rapist, D.C. authorities indict a DNA sample

(WASHINGTON) -- Federal prosecutors in Washington D.C. announced the first ever "John Doe" indictment of a still unknown suspect's DNA on Tuesday, as part of an ongoing investigation into a string of violent sexual assaults of women in hotel rooms in the D.C. area between 1998 and 2006.The long-unsolved serial…... Read More

Surveillance video shows burglar punched priest who confronted him after he allegedly broke into church

(CHICAGO) -- Chicago police released surveillance video this week showing a young thug punching a priest in the face after the clergyman confronted the young man about alleged breaking into his church. when he was trying to find out what the burglar did in his church.Father Matthew Compton was working…... Read More

Charleston lawmakers to vote on resolution apologizing for city's slavery past

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- One southern city wants to apologize for its past.City officials in Charleston, South Carolina, will vote on a resolution Tuesday that expresses regret for the centuries of human slavery that was administered and regulated by its former lawmakers."This is the modern city council which feels the need…... Read More

National Park Service researchers find litter of mountain lion kittens near Los Angeles

(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) -- National Park Service researchers in California discovered that a mountain lion they've been tracking since January has given birth to a little of four kittens.The kittens -- who are all female -- were found recently in Simi Hills, a small habitat wedged between the Santa Monica…... Read More

US foster parents of separated immigrant children 'don't know how much worse it could be'

(GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) -- When the 9-year-old Guatemalan boy arrived at a Michigan foster care home, he was so afraid he couldn't eat.Over time, the boy confided to his foster parents, Karl and Jen, that he and his father had escaped violence and poverty in their homeland only to be…... Read More

Court suspends Arkansas law, giving women 2-week period to have medical abortions

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Women seeking medical abortions in Arkansas will have two weeks to access them after a court temporarily suspended a state-wide ban.Medical abortions -- those that use pills rather than surgery to end a pregnancy -- were banned in Arkansas after the Supreme Court declined to review…... Read More

Richmond school named after confederate general will be changed to Barack Obama Elementary

(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary.A predominantly African-American elementary school in Richmond, Virginia, is dropping its confederate general name and will soon be known as Barack Obama Elementary.The Richmond Public…... Read More

Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in Charlottesville found guilty in court-martial

(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The U.S. Marine who marched with neo-Nazis in last summer's "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, has been found guilty in a summary court-martial after he reportedly bragged online about participating in the violence that day.Lance Cpl. Vasillios Pistolis was convicted Monday of failing to obey…... Read More

Viral video of toddler breaching pool gate offers warning for parents

(NEW YORK) -- A video of a toddler scaling a locked and covered ladder to reach an above-ground pool has now gone viral online, serving as a warning for all families.Keith Wyman posted a video on Facebook last Friday of his 2-year-old son Cody successfully climbing a covered and padlocked…... Read More

'We shouldn’t be the "stars" of the school-­shooting generation': Inside Parkland shooting survivors David and Lauren Hogg's new book

(NEW YORK) -- Teen activist David Hogg and his younger sister Lauren Hogg rose to national fame in the aftermath of the Valentine's Day massacre at their high school in Parkland, Florida. The two survived when a gunman opened fire at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people with…... Read More

3 people die after being pulled from apartment swimming pool in NC

(DURHAM, N.C.) -- Three people died after being pulled early Tuesday morning from a pool in a North Carolina apartment complex near Duke University, authorities said.The two males and one female have not yet been identified. Durham police were questioning a fourth person who was at the scene, according to…... Read More

Uproar grows as administration digs in on child separation policy

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump continued to defend his controversial immigration policies on Tuesday, ahead of his highly anticipated meeting with Republican lawmakers who have criticized his administration’s “zero-tolerance” approach to border protection.“We must always arrest people coming into our Country illegally,” Trump said on Twitter. “Of the 12,000 children,…... Read More