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US Border Patrol cancels ‘crowd control’ training exercise near Texas polling station

US Border Patrol cancels ‘crowd control’ training exercise near Texas polling station

iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) — Border patrol officials on Tuesday abruptly canceled a “crowd control exercise” it had planned for Election Day near a Hispanic neighborhood along the Texas-Mexico border a half a mile from a polling place. The event, which had been scheduled for noon Eastern time, drew sharp criticism […]

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Utah mayor’s widow: ‘Fitting’ that remains of husband killed in Afghanistan returned to US on Election Day

Utah mayor’s widow: ‘Fitting’ that remains of husband killed in Afghanistan returned to US on Election Day

Facebook/Brent Taylor(NORTH OGDEN, Utah) — The widow of Maj. Brent Taylor said Tuesday that it was “fitting” that the remains of her slain husband were returned to the United States on Election Day. Taylor, a Utah National Guardsman who was also the mayor of North Ogden, Utah, was slain in […]

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2 former teachers charged in ‘fight club’ incident at St. Louis day care center: Police

2 former teachers charged in ‘fight club’ incident at St. Louis day care center: Police

Nicole Merseal(ST. LOUIS) — Authorities in St. Louis have charged two former day care teachers with one count of endangering the welfare of a child after the two women were captured on video surveillance and iPad footage encouraging preschool-age children to fight each other. On the afternoon of Dec. 7, […]

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North Dakota’s Native American tribes scrambling to print new IDs ahead of midterm elections

North Dakota’s Native American tribes scrambling to print new IDs ahead of midterm elections

iStock/Thinkstock(TURTLE MOUNTAIN, N.D.) — Tribal leaders in North Dakota have scrambled to print at least 3,500 new tribal IDs for Native Americans living on reservations in North Dakota in response to the state’s new voter ID law, the effects of which will be seen across the state for the first […]

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Mother, 10-year-old daughter killed when car plowed into Girl Scout troop ‘needed to be together’

Mother, 10-year-old daughter killed when car plowed into Girl Scout troop ‘needed to be together’

iStock/Thinkstock(LAKE HALLIE, Wis.) —  Though Judy Schneider is grieving the loss of her daughter and granddaughter who were killed in an alleged hit-and-run in Wisconsin, she said the two “needed to be together.” Her granddaughter, 10-year-old Haylee Hickle, was among the three young Girl Scouts who were struck and killed […]

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Election Day weather: Severe storms knock out power to some polling stations; others plagued by humidity

Election Day weather: Severe storms knock out power to some polling stations; others plagued by humidity

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Some voters were having to carry umbrellas and wear rain boots to the polls Tuesday as severe storms hit the Interstate 95 corridor along the East Coast on Election Day. Areas from the Carolinas north through Washington, D.C. and southern New Jersey were expected to be […]

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Possible tornadoes kill one in TN as storm moves east on Election Day

Possible tornadoes kill one in TN as storm moves east on Election Day

ABC News(NEW YORK) — At least one person is dead after a possible tornado tore through parts of Tennessee, bringing heavy rain and dangerous wind gusts. Authorities said a woman died and two others were injured overnight when a possible tornado ravaged a neighborhood in Rutherford County, Tennessee. The deceased […]

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How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections

How to vote in the 2018 midterm elections

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Election Day is finally here. If you aren’t one of the millions of Americans who have already voted as part of their state’s early voting period for the midterm elections, Tuesday is your day. Each state has its own voting laws, but there are a few […]

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Tip line established amid search for abducted 13-year-old girl

Tip line established amid search for abducted 13-year-old girl

Lumberton Police Department(LUMBERTON, N.C.) — As the search intensifies for a 13-year-old girl abducted in North Carolina, local police have established a tip line for information. Eighth-grader Hania Noleia Aguilar was kidnapped just before 7 a.m. Monday outside her home at the Rosewood Mobile Home Park in Lumberton, according to […]

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EPA investigating racist messages found at Washington headquarters

EPA investigating racist messages found at Washington headquarters

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Environmental Protection Agency is investigating racist messages scrawled on a whiteboard at its headquarters, the agency’s chief of staff told employees in an all-hands email Monday, adding that such language will not be tolerated. The messages included offensive language to describe African-Americans, including the “n-word,” a calendar […]

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