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Driver sentenced for ‘blowing’ through US border checkpoint, injuring agent

Driver sentenced for ‘blowing’ through US border checkpoint, injuring agent

iStock/Thinkstock(PINE VALLY, Calif.) — A driver who blew through a U.S. Border Patrol checkpoint, severely injuring an agent, was sentenced on Friday to 30 months in prison, federal prosecutors announced. Video of the November 2017 incident shows Jorge Garcia-Osornio’s car barreling through the Pine Valley, California, checkpoint and smashing a […]

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Surveillance video shows iPhone exploding, catching fire in store

Surveillance video shows iPhone exploding, catching fire in store

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Surveillance video shows an iPhone exploding and catching fire in a Las Vegas store. In the video from Friday, an employee of the unidentified store is seen working at a desk, with the phone to the left. A cloud of smoke appears before visible flames shoot […]

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Severe weather stretches from Great Lakes to Northeast on Saturday

Severe weather stretches from Great Lakes to Northeast on Saturday

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Mother’s Day weekend is off to a stormy start across the Midwest and Northeast. A disturbance will spark a round of severe weather on Saturday from Illinois to New Jersey with nearly 35 million people at risk for severe weather. The main — and most-widespread — threat […]

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Mormon church comes out in opposition to Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative

Mormon church comes out in opposition to Utah’s medical marijuana ballot initiative

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Utah has yet to officially add a ballot initiative allowing residents to vote for allowing medical marijuana, but one of the state’s biggest institutions is coming out against it. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) issued a memorandum prepared by the church’s regular […]

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Tesla faces fourth federal investigation in latest setback

Tesla faces fourth federal investigation in latest setback

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  After a fatal crash in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, on Tuesday, the National Transportation Safety Board has launched its fourth active investigation into Tesla. While three of the investigations are looking into the vehicle’s Autopilot function, the latest crash is focused on the post-crash fire; specifically how first […]

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New YouTube feature will help viewers avoid binge-watching

New YouTube feature will help viewers avoid binge-watching

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — YouTube has installed a new feature that will allow viewers to curb the indulgent habit of binge-watching. The video sharing company has rolled out its “take a break” reminder, which users can customize to appear every 15, 30, 60, 90 or 180 minutes, according to the YouTube […]

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14-year-old charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting fellow student

14-year-old charged with attempted murder for allegedly shooting fellow student

ABC News (PALMDALE, Calif.) — A teenager who’s accused of shooting a fellow student at a high school in Palmdale, California, is in custody, after law enforcement authorities acting on reports of an active shooter swarmed the campus, which is about 60 miles north of Los Angeles, authorities said. The […]

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Couple that adopted three siblings share their journey to ‘forever family’

Couple that adopted three siblings share their journey to ‘forever family’

iStock/Thinkstock(GARDENA, Calif.) — In Gardena, California, the Peters family is on a blossoming journey that they are encouraging others to embark on this Mother’s Day. For four years, Thomas Peters and his wife, Sharis, were foster parents to siblings Miles, Jasmine and Jade. And, in 2014, the couple adopted the […]

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SEAL Team leaders investigated for alleged sexual misconduct

SEAL Team leaders investigated for alleged sexual misconduct

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The commander and the senior enlisted officer of a SEAL Team currently deployed to Africa are being investigated for allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, officials said. Both senior leaders have been sent back to the United States while the allegations are investigated. “A commanding officer and […]

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SEAL Team leaders investigated for alleged sexual misconduct

SEAL Team leaders investigated for alleged sexual misconduct

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The commander and the senior enlisted officer of a SEAL Team currently deployed to Africa are being investigated for allegations of sexual assault and sexual harassment, officials said. Both senior leaders have been sent back to the United States while the allegations are investigated. “A commanding officer and […]

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