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A valedictorian’s speech was barred as too political, so he gave it outside through a bullhorn

A valedictorian’s speech was barred as too political, so he gave it outside through a bullhorn

Christian Bales(COVINGTON, Ky.) — A high school valedictorian in Kentucky praised the fight for stronger gun laws by school-shooting survivors in Florida, and applauded his classmates for participating in an anti-abortion march, saying students should “continue to utilize our voices.” The only problem was that Holy Cross High School valedictorian […]

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On Memorial Day, remembering those who died in service, but not in combat

On Memorial Day, remembering those who died in service, but not in combat

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thomas Bailey and Karen Bushell have never met, but their families have eerily similar stories to tell. On August 16, 2017, Thomas was informed that his daughter 1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey, 26, was missing; her Army Black Hawk helicopter had crashed into the ocean off the coast […]

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Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Subtropical storm Alberto is delivering heavy rain and gusty winds to Florida on Sunday morning with current projections showing the storm making landfall in the Panhandle as a tropical storm on Monday. Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all pre-emptively declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Alberto […]

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Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

European Space Agency(HONOLULU) — The spread of lava in the Puna district of Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten so large that it can be seen from space. The European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted unbelievable photos of the lava that has gushed from more than 20 fissures on the island since […]

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Indiana middle schooler returns to class with 2 guns, shoots peer, teacher: ‘I was thinking, it’s not real’

Indiana middle schooler returns to class with 2 guns, shoots peer, teacher: ‘I was thinking, it’s not real’

iStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured, the latest in a string of school shootings this year. “I heard gunshots and a few screams,” a seventh-grader who was across the hall from […]

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Indiana middle schooler returns to class with two guns, shoots peer, teacher

Indiana middle schooler returns to class with two guns, shoots peer, teacher

iStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured, the latest in a string of school shootings this year. “I heard gunshots and a few screams,” a seventh-grader who was across the hall from […]

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Mississippi, Florida, Alabama declare emergency ahead of storm Alberto

Mississippi, Florida, Alabama declare emergency ahead of storm Alberto

ABC News(ORLANDO) — Subtropical Storm Alberto could put a damper on Memorial Day activities on the Gulf Coast this weekend, prompting the governors of Mississippi, Alabama and Florida to preemptively declare a state of emergency. Alberto’s center is forecast to pass west of Cuba, the Florida Keys and mainland Florida, […]

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American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years to return home to US, officials say

American jailed in Venezuela for 2 years to return home to US, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — American Joshua Holt, who has been jailed in Venezuela without a trial for two years, has been released, officials said today. Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, who has advocated for Holt’s release, said he’s “honored” to be able to finally reunite the Utah native with his family. “Over the […]

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Border patrol agent kills woman attempting to cross Texas border

Border patrol agent kills woman attempting to cross Texas border

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) –A veteran Border Patrol Agent in Texas shot and killed an undocumented immigrant who was part of a group engaged in “illegal activity” that “rushed” the officer, the agency said, shifting from an earlier statement that the attacked the officer “using blunt instruments.” The woman, identified in an […]

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3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close amid sexual assault allegations

3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close amid sexual assault allegations

iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) — Mario Batali’s three restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip will shut down amid investigations into sexual assault allegations against the celebrity chef, his company announced Friday. B&B Ristorante, Otto Enotea e Pizzeria and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, all located on a luxury complex that includes swanky casino resorts […]

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