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California parents charged with hate crime for kidnapping boy found hiding in teen daughter's closet, police say

(SAN FRANCISCO) --  The parents of a 15-year-old California girl are being charged with a hate crime after they allegedly kidnapped and abused their daughter's boyfriend after they found him hiding in the home, according to police. On Thursday afternoon, the 17-year-old victim went to police to report that he'd…... Read More

Tropical Storm Dorian expected to strengthen, severe storms expected to hit the Plains

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Tropical Storm Dorian is forecast to continue to strengthen as it heads towards Lesser Antilles today. Dorian has winds of 40 MPH and is currently moving west at 13 MPH. The storm is located around 555 miles ESE of Barbados.A Tropical Storm Watch has been…... Read More

Video shows transgender women being aggressively kicked out of Los Angeles bar after Pride event

(LOS ANGELES) -- Protesters gathered outside a Los Angeles bar Saturday night after a video surfaced on social media of two transgender women being forcibly and violently removed from the venue by bar staff and security after allegedly being the target of a hate crime by other patrons. A group…... Read More

Southern California deputy lied about being shot by sniper in sheriff's office parking lot: Authorities

(LOS ANGELES) -- The California sheriff's deputy who launched an expensive, citywide manhunt for the sniper who shot him in his own station's parking lot made up the entire incident, police said late Saturday.Angel Reinosa, who is still a trainee with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's Lancaster station, said…... Read More

7 people shot at 2-year-old's birthday party in Maryland

(CAMP SPRINGS, Maryland) -- A shooting that broke out over an argument at a 2-year-old's birthday party in Maryland sent seven people to the hospital on Saturday night.The shooting took place outside of an apartment complex in Camp Springs, where about 12 people were in attendance at the party.An individual…... Read More

'Most humiliating experience of my life:' Black North Carolina man who was handcuff and removed from his home after false burglar alarm

(RALEIGH, N.C.) --  An African-American homeowner says he endured the "most humiliating experience of my life" when white police officers answered a false burglar alarm at his North Carolina home and ended up placing him in handcuffs at gunpoint and walking him to a police car in just his underwear…... Read More

Severe storms possible in central US as Northeast gets early taste of fall

(NEW YORK) -- There will be a couple of different rounds of severe weather in parts of the central U.S. this weekend. Storms are firing in parts of the Plains, where flash flood watches have been issued for parts of Kansas and Nebraska. These storms should intensify later Saturday into…... Read More

Former Houston police officer Gerald Goines charged with 2 counts of murder in botched raid

(HOUSTON) -- The former Houston police officer who allegedly lied in order to obtain a search warrant for a city residence has been charged with murder after a raid on that home resulted in the deaths of a couple inside.Gerald Goines was charged Friday with two counts of murder related…... Read More

Illinois state trooper dies after being shot serving warrant

(ST. LOUIS) -- The Illinois state trooper who was shot early Friday morning while serving a warrant in East St. Louis has died, police said.Nicholas Hopkins, who was a member of the state police's SWAT unit, was shot at approximately 5:26 a.m. and was pronounced dead at a local hospital…... Read More

Florida 'stand your ground' shooter found guilty of manslaughter

(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- The man accused of shooting a Florida father in front of his family in an argument over a handicap parking space outside a convenience store has been found guilty of manslaughter.Michael Drejka had argued he acted in self-defense, and initially invoked the controversial "stand your ground" law…... Read More

Homeless man who was given shoes by a jogger in viral photo now has a job offer

(NEW YORK) -- A homeless man in New York City who was given a pair of shoes by a stranger passing by him while jogging earlier this week has now been offered a job and a second chance.A Twitter account by the name of @NYorNothing posted a video on Sunday…... Read More