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 capit... 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 Ketc... 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. ... 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 investigati... 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 ... 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... 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 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 m... 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 cau... 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 ... 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... Read More