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Parkland students press Washington for gun control ahead of March for Our Lives

A day ahead of March for Our Lives, the South Florida school shooting survivors leading the gun control demonstration made their presence felt Friday in Washington, pressing lawmakers for their cause and asking why more... More>>

Sandy Hook survivor joins Parkland students to say 'Enough'

Lauren Milgram has a mission. The sweet and funny, shy yet confident, 12-year-old will join an anticipated hundreds of thousands of people at the March for Our Lives in Washington on Saturday. More>>

Sacramento protesters: 'Cells up, don't shoot'

Demonstrators in Sacramento marched Friday through California's capital during a second day of protests over the police-involved shooting death of Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man. More>>

Driver identified in fiery crash at Travis Air Force Base in California

The man who died after the vehicle he drove onto Travis Air Force Base in Northern California caught fire has been identified. the FBI said Friday. More>>

NFL star Michael Bennett indicted on charge of injury to elderly at Super Bowl

NFL defensive end Michael Bennett was indicted Friday in Houston on a charge of injury to the elderly in connection with an incident that occurred when he was a spectator at the 2017 Super Bowl, authorities said. More>>

City council president says Atlanta is open for business despite cyberattack

Despite a cyberattack on the city of Atlanta, city council president Felicia Moore said the city is open for business. More>>

Video shows fatal police shooting of Illinois woman

Elgin, Illinois, police officers tried for more than an hour to get a woman they believed was suicidal and possibly armed with a steak knife out of her car on the side of Interstate 90, including threatening her with arrest. More>>

A wrongly convicted man who was paid just $75 for 31 years in prison finally gets justice

A Tennessee man who was wrongfully imprisoned for 31 years has been awarded $1 million by the state. More>>

Local fundraiser for NRA causes controversy

There's controversy surrounding an event being held at Southington's iconic Aqua Turf Club. More>>

Man arrested after refusing to leave Watertown school grounds

Watertown police have arrested a man who was seen trespassing on school grounds Friday morning. More>>

58-Year-old plus sized model takes the runway by storm for New Orleans Fashion Week

Fifty-eight-year-old plus sized model Kathi Callahan started modeling at 18 years old. In the 1980s, she was a pioneer for women her size in the industry. More>>


Fifty-eight-year-old plus sized model Kathi Callahan started modeling at 18 years old. In the 1980s, she was a pioneer for women her size in the industry. More>>

Chef José Andrés and various DC restaurants are serving up free food at March for Our Lives

Students attending the March for Our Lives in Washington this Saturday will probably work up an appetite. The DC food scene has got them covered. More>>

The man shot and killed by Sacramento police was turning his life around, his brother says

Stevante Clark says his 22-year-old brother was a devoted father who had recently changed his life, and he wasn't a thief. More>>

Why you'll see a lot of 'evil eye' gloves at the March For Our Lives

When the March for Our Lives fills cities around the country this weekend, keep your eyes peeled for, well, eyes. More>>

Flight instructor spots Macon house fire, calls for help

When fires broke out in two Macon County homes over the weekend, calls for help came in immediately. But one of those calls originated from an unusual source. More>>

Police look to identify suspects in Watertown hit and run

Watertown police are looking to identify two men who may have been involved in a hit and run. More>>

Backlash after school district votes to rename Columbus Day

A West Hartford school voted this week to rename a national holiday. More>>

This mom's tweet helped 500 students find free housing for March for Our Lives

It's in a mother's nature to help her children, but one group of moms is doing what it can to help students across the nation. More>>

The Parkland students ride wave of support before march

The first wave of students are in the nation's capital ahead of their mass protest Saturday. More>>

Daytime Emmys Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Daytime Emmy Awards, which recognize television programming from the hours of 2am to 6pm. More>>

Lyft offers free rides to March for Our Lives participants

Ride-hailing service Lyft will offer free rides to those attending the March for Our Lives rallies this weekend. More>>

A dreamcatcher's journey reveals hope, change and frustration after 19 years of school shootings

The massacre at Columbine High School shocked a nation, and seemingly every student and teacher in it. More>>

3 Firefighters killed battling fires in New York and Pennsylvania

Three firefighters died Thursday while battling two separates blazes, one in Pennsylvania and the other in New York. More>>

Prisoners sing Beethoven for a New York opera production

Inmates at six Midwest correctional facilities will perform in a New York production of Ludwig van Beethoven's opera "Fidelio" without leaving prison. More>>

The Parkland Diaries: Cell phone portraits of life after the Florida shooting

"I'm supposed to be recovering ... and I can't do that if these things are still going to be happening." More>>

5 Things for March 23: White House, Sacramento protests, government funding

The Dalai Lama's slowing down. He's cutting out foreign travel for the rest of this year because of his age and exhaustion. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things... More>>

Austin bomber showed no remorse in confession video, lawmaker says

The Austin bomber showed no remorse in a 25-minute "matter-of-fact" confession video that he recorded hours before he blew himself up, Texas Rep. Michael McCaul said. More>>

Protesters block NBA arena over fatal Sacramento police shooting

Protests erupted in Sacramento four days after Stephon Clark, an unarmed black man, was shot by police in his grandmother's backyard. Demonstrators blocked the entrance to an arena where an NBA game was scheduled Thursday,... More>>

In Austin, 19 days of terror end with a bomber's final explosion

For 19 days, exploding packages terrorized Austin residents as police frantically searched for the elusive bomber. More>>

The FBI is investigating a ransomware attack on the city of Atlanta

Atlanta's mayor on Thursday urged anyone with personal information in city information systems to check their financial records as an investigation continues into a ransomware attack on the city. More>>

Feds tracked Austin bomber after FedEx camera got his plate, congressman says

When the Austin bomber went to a FedEx store Sunday to ship two more of his package bombs, he made the mistake of parking within view of a surveillance camera, a US congressman told CNN. More>>

Surveillance video showed an ordinary gambler. He turned out to be the Las Vegas gunman

Video from Las Vegas' Mandalay Bay resort -- from its valet area, elevators, restaurants, gambling floors and hallways -- show that in the days before Stephen Paddock committed the worst mass shooting in modern American... More>>

Parkland survivors featured on cover of Time magazine

The students-turned-activists who survived a mass shooting at their Florida high school last month are featured on the glossy cover of Time magazine. More>>

Sacramento police shot man holding cellphone in his grandmother's yard

Sacramento police officers shot and killed a black man in his grandmother's backyard because they believed he was pointing a gun at them, police said. More>>

Babysitter accused of leaving five children in sweltering U-Haul pleads insanity

A Cleveland man accused of transporting five children in the back of a sweltering U-Haul truck last August in Lorain County has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. More>>

These are the posters students will be carrying at the March for Our Lives

Two years ago, a bullet robbed De'Janae Gilliam of her ability to walk. But when students around the nation take to the streets for the March For Our Lives, Gilliam is making sure she's there with them. More>>

Marjory Stoneman Douglas will require students to carry only clear backpacks

When students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas return to class after spring break next week, they'll be required to carry clear backpacks. More>>

New app lets user get paid to wait in line

An Omaha man is set to launch an app connecting those who don't want to wait in line for big events to those who will wait for them - for a price. More>>

USPS mail carrier hit and killed by own truck

Michigan State Police say a USPS mail carrier was killed when she was hit by her own truck delivering mail on Wednesday afternoon. More>>

The Austin bombings weren't labeled 'terrorism.' Here's why

A man terrifies a city for weeks, detonating explosive devices that kill two people. Then, when cornered by police, he blows himself up with one of his bombs. The acts of a terrorist in some Middle Eastern nation? No, the... More>>

Man on Facebook Live abusing toddler in bathtub

The Kern County Sheriff's Office is investigating a disturbing video that has been circulating social media. More>>

What it's like to be the parent of a Stoneman Douglas activist right now

Jack Macleods' parents are doing their best to encourage his newfound passion for activism after the 16-year-old survived last month's school shooting in Parkland, Florida. More>>

Hispanics in the US Fast Facts

Here's a look at the Hispanic population in the United States. More>>

Documents: 'Producer Joe' accused of throwing girlfriend to the ground

Court documents give more details into domestic battery charges filed this weekend against a Grand Rapids radio personality. More>>

Parkland survivors will take a painful, personal experience public with a yearbook available nationally

The resilience of the students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School is obvious. They've resumed classes, and their lives, on a campus where 17 of fellow students and teachers were killed in a mass shooting... More>>

5 Things for March 22: Facebook, Austin bomber, shutdown, schoolgirls, ocean trash

If you're a New Yorker and sick of winter, there's a good reason. The Big Apple hasn't seen snow like this in 130 years. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things... More>>

Parkland survivors ask parents to sign a pledge: Put child safety over guns with your vote

There are a million ways to make a difference in the world. A month after a shooting left 17 dead at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, the survivors of the shooting -- along with their families,... More>>

Airline worker busted with 9 pounds of cocaine taped to legs

A crew member of Fly Jamaica Airways has been arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine into the United States, according to a statement by the US Customs and Border Protection. More>>

What we know about the Austin serial bomber

Mark Anthony Conditt's family said they home-schooled him and worked hard to raise him right. But authorities said he was a "very challenged young man," who confessed to building and setting off a series of bombs that... More>>

Police: Austin bomber left 25-minute confession video on phone

As the Austin bomber sensed that authorities were closing in on him on Tuesday night, he took out his cell phone and recorded a 25-minute video confessing to building the explosive devices -- but didn't explain why he... More>>

Is it really spring? 4th nor'easter in 3 weeks closes schools, delays flights

The fourth nor'easter in three weeks closed schools and canceled thousands of flights Wednesday as it's expected to dump record springtime snow in the Northeast. More>>

Some students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School stayed home -- for many reasons

Nearly 20% of the student population didn't show up Wednesday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School after two fellow students were charged with bringing weapons to campus, another made a threat of violence on social... More>>

Austin killer used pipe bombs, source says

The devices used in the Austin and San Antonio-area explosions were pipe bombs with batteries and smokeless powder and were constructed with materials found in a hardware or sporting goods store, a law enforcement source... More>>

New Florida gun law used on brother of Parkland school shooter

Authorities are trying to restrict Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, from having access to guns by using a new Florida law that passed in the aftermath of the school massacre. More>>

Four months after his death, Charles Manson is buried

The cremated remains of notorious cult leader Charles Manson were scattered on a California hillside following a Christian funeral on Saturday, nearly four months after his death. More>>

A Nevada teen called his congressman and dropped an F-bomb while demanding action on guns. His school suspended him

Noah Christensen admits he could have used better language when he called his congressman's office and used the F-word to demand action on gun control. More>>

Buffalo Diocese releases names of 42 suspected pedophile priests

The Buffalo Diocese has released the names of 42 diocesan priests removed from ministry, were retired, or left the ministry following allegations of sexual abuse of a minor since 1950. More>>

'I just got rid of it:' Mom accused of tossing lifeless baby onto neighbor's back deck appears in court

A Douglas County judge denied bond for a Highlands Ranch woman who is accused of tossing her newborn onto a neighbor's deck where it was found dead in January. More>>

These are the victims of the Austin bombings

Two lives were cut short when explosive packages arrived on their doorsteps in Austin, Texas. More>>

Troopers added to security detail at Stoneman Douglas High School after several security incidents

Eight Florida Highway Patrol troopers will report for duty Thursday at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, to secure entry points to the school, the site of a mass shooting last month that left 17... More>>

Authorities ask for continued vigilance about suspicious packages despite death of bombings suspect

Despite announcing the death of the man suspected to be behind a series of deadly bombings in Austin, authorities still want people to report any suspicious packages or devices they see. More>>

How Texas bombings unfolded: After 5 explosions, 6th blast takes suspect's life

After perpetrating five bomb attacks over 19 days -- and possibly planning a sixth that was foiled by police -- Austin's "serial bomber" used his deadly wares to take his own life Wednesday, authorities said. More>>

There have been 16 officers shot to death in the first 10 weeks of this year

So far this year, 16 law enforcement officers across the US have been shot and killed in the line of duty. More>>

Sumner Redstone Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Sumner Redstone, owner of National Amusements, Inc., the parent company of Viacom, Inc., and CBS Corp. More>>

What you should know about the March for Our Lives

Survivors of last month's deadly school shooting in Parkland, Florida, are preparing to take their fight for stricter gun control laws to Washington. More>>

5 Things for March 21: Austin, Trump, Facebook, school shootings, male birth control

There's big breaking news overnight in the bombings in Austin, Texas. Let's get straight to it -- and to what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today"... More>>

Friend who took in Parkland shooter says she raised concerns with police over his guns

A family friend who cared for Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz said she forbade him from bringing his guns into her home and warned police several times that he might have a weapon and harm himself or others. More>>

Package explodes in San Antonio, then Austin police respond to reports of another incident

Austin, Texas has been on edge after a string of package bomb explosions -- but a possible blast reported Tuesday night turned out to be unrelated, police say. More>>

Nor'easter will likely bring most significant spring snow in years

Spring has arrived, but the Northeast can't seem to shake off winter. More>>

Philadelphia man in custody after leading police on 77-mile chase from Dauphin County

A Philadelphia man is in custody after leading State Police on a 77-mile chase that began in Susquehanna Township early Tuesday morning. More>>

Caught skateboarding at Parkland school, gunman's brother held on $500,000 bond on trespassing charge

A Florida judge set bond Tuesday at $500,000 for Zachary Cruz, the younger brother of Parkland school shooter Nikolas Cruz, for a misdemeanor trespassing charge, despite protestations from his defense attorney, who said... More>>

Officer faces murder charge in Australian woman's shooting death

A Minneapolis police officer was charged Tuesday with third-degree murder in the death of Justine Ruszczyk, a 40-year-old Australian woman who was shot in 2017 after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault near... More>>

Maryland school officer stops armed student who shot 2 others

A 17-year-old male student shot two other students at Great Mills High School in Maryland on Tuesday morning before a school resource officer engaged him and stopped the threat, authorities said. More>>

Parkland survivors to Great Mills students: 'We're here for you'

Within minutes of news of yet another school shooting, survivors of last month's massacre at a high school in Parkland, Florida, took to Twitter to support students hunkered down in classrooms Tuesday at Great Mills High... More>>

University of Oregon investigating report of kidnapping, sexual assault near campus

The University of Oregon Police Department is investigating a report of a kidnapping and sexual assault near campus. More>>

New delivery service causes concern for neighbors

An Amazon Delivery service recently rolled out in our area has some people in Guilford County concerned. More>>

Aretha Franklin Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of the "Queen of Soul," Aretha Franklin. More>>

Steve Ballmer Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Steve Ballmer, former CEO of Microsoft. More>>

James Lovell Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of astronaut James Lovell. More>>

Hank Paulson Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Hank Paulson, former US Treasury secretary and CEO of Goldman Sachs. More>>

Sandra Day O'Connor Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of the first female justice on the United States Supreme Court, Sandra Day O'Connor. More>>

Peyton Manning Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who won his second Super Bowl ring when the Broncos defeated the Carolina Panthers 24-10 in Super Bowl 50. He announced his retirement a month... More>>

Doris Day Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of actress, singer and dancer Doris Day. More>>

Warren Beatty Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of actor, director, producer, and writer Warren Beatty. More>>

Gloria Steinem Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of writer and activist Gloria Steinem. More>>

There has been, on average, 1 school shooting every week this year

We're only 11 weeks into 2018, and there have already been 17 school shootings where someone was hurt or killed. That averages out to 1.5 shootings a week. More>>

5 Bombs, many questions: What we know about the Texas explosions

Now we know the explosions could strike anyone. More>>

Woman uses baseball bat to fight off naked intruder

A Phoenix woman wasn't going to let a half-naked intruder win after he broke into her apartment and attacked her. More>>

Bus driver pleads guilty in sexting trial

The 54-year-old Newport News substitute bus driver accused of having an inappropriate relationship with a student pleaded guilty Monday. More>>

Priest suspended over assault allegations

The Catholic Diocese of Saginaw has suspended another priest after sexual assault allegations. More>>

Holocaust survivor to reunite with family that saved her life

More than 70 years later, a Valley Holocaust survivor is set to reunite with a member of the family she credits with saving her life. More>>

Husband-wife doctor team turn tragedy into life-saving gift

A group of doctors from the St. Louis-area is doing incredible work in Africa. More>>

'Significant damage' in Alabama after storms hit Southeast

Severe storms smacked the Southeast Monday, bringing possible tornadoes, powerful winds and hailstones the size of baseballs. More>>

Delta misroutes puppy on cross-country trip

An Idaho man says his new 8-week-old puppy appears happy and healthy despite being flown across the country to the wrong airport -- landing in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City before finally arriving in his arms Sunday. More>>

5 Things for March 20: Russia probe, Syria & ISIS, self-driving car, Taiwan, Turpins

It's the first day of spring! So, of course, the East Coast is prepping for yet another wicked nor'easter. Here's what else you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know... More>>

Allegedly held captive for years, Turpin children now 'happy' and Skyping

The 13 children of David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of holding their children captive and torturing 12 of them, are now enjoying freedom in three separate homes in Riverside County, authorities said... More>>

NTSB calls for ban on 'unsafe harness systems' after NYC helicopter crash

The National Transportation Safety Board wants the Federal Aviation Administration to ban commercial flights' use of harness systems that don't allow for easy release during emergencies. More>>

A load of gold worth up to $54 million went missing during the Civil War. There may be a break in the case

A Civil War legend about a buried stash of gold. A treasure map. A mysterious dig. More>>

Husband-wife doctor team turn tragedy into life-saving gift across the world

A group of doctors from the St. Louis-area is doing incredible work in Africa. More>>

4Th blast in Austin leads police to believe a 'serial bomber' is on the loose

Austin police just confirmed what residents have feared for weeks -- a suspected serial bomber is attacking their city. More>>

Pulse shooter's wife to FBI: 'I wish I had been more truthful'

The wife of the man who killed dozens of people at an Orlando nightclub in 2016 told FBI investigators she knew beforehand that he was going to do something violent. More>>

With just days before a potential shutdown, negotiations continue on must-pass spending bill

Republicans in the House of Representatives will meet Monday evening to discuss a massive spending bill that they still haven't seen and isn't finished just days ahead of the deadline. More>>

FIU resumes classes, but life 'will be far from normal' after bridge collapse

Florida International University plans to hold a moment of silence Monday at 1:47 p.m. -- four days to the minute after a pedestrian bridge collapsed onto a bustling roadway in Miami. More>>

Friends, family of Malik Mallett hold rally and call for justice

Friends and family of Malik Mallett gathered in Ridgecrest on Sunday to raise awareness about a homicide that's yielded no arrests. More>>

Officials try to stamp out use of e-cigs in Lyme-Old Lyme schools

Lyme-Old Lyme Schools alerted parents of a growing popularity of e-cigs amongst students in the high school, and even in the middle school. More>>

Abuse of slain 4-year-old girl had been documented since 2015

Horrific details are emerging about the abuse sustained by 4-year-old Aniya Day, whose mother and boyfriend have been charged in her death. Home visits from Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services and injuries... More>>

Pokemon Go Players Help Raise Money To Repair Defaced Jesus Statue

Only weeks before thousands of Long Islanders walk the Stations of the Cross to commemorate Good Friday, a sacred statue was discovered defaced with a crowbar or hammer. More>>

Warren Buffett Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Warren Buffett, chairman and chief executive officer of Berkshire Hathaway Inc. More>>

Oprah Winfrey Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Oprah Winfrey, who hosted the award-winning "The Oprah Winfrey Show." More>>

Carl Icahn Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of investor Carl Icahn. More>>

Michael Jordan Fast Facts

Here's a look at basketball legend and NBA superstar Michael Jordan. More>>

Mark Zuckerberg Fast Facts

Here is a look at life of Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO of Facebook. More>>

Bill Gross Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Bill Gross, founder of PIMCO. More>>

Steven Spielberg Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of filmmaker Steven Spielberg. More>>

A Marjory Stoneman Douglas graduate is making a sculpture to honor the shooting victims

On the night of the Parkland shooting, Zachary Knudson couldn't sleep. So he turned to what he does best -- designing. More>>

A 9-year-old boy shot his older sister to death over a video game controller, sheriff says

A 9-year-old boy retrieved a gun from his parents' bedroom and shot his 13-year-old sister to death, authorities said, after the two got into an argument over a video game controller. More>>

Tampa Police officer shot, another injured while serving warrant; suspect in custody

A Tampa Police Officer was shot and another injured early Monday morning while serving a warrant in the Drew Park neighborhood. More>>

Suspects break into home, kill man during burglary

Police say two suspects walked into a Gwinnett County home Sunday, robbed it and killed a man. More>>

What the tripwire explosive in Austin suggests about the bombmaker

The sophisticated technology and method used in the fourth explosive device in Austin, Texas, this month suggest that whoever made the bomb knew what they were doing, authorities and experts say. More>>

SXSW bomb threat forces cancellation of The Roots concert

A bomb threat at South by Southwest on Saturday caused Bud Light to cancel a concert featuring the popular hip-hop band The Roots. More>>

Growing pothole causes road to collapse

Pothole pain has reached a new depth in Bloomfield Hills, so much so that a street in one neighborhood has almost fully collapsed. More>>

NBA star Dwyane Wade defends activism: 'I do more than dribble'

Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade is throwing his support behind initiatives to honor the victims of February's deadly school shooting in Florida, donating his time and money in spite of criticism. More>>

Veteran detective accuses Denver City Council of protecting the Mayor, joining cover-up

Nearly three weeks after Detective Leslie Branch-Wise broke her silence accusing Denver Mayor Michael Hancock of sexual harassment, calls for an investigation have gone nowhere. Now, in an exclusive interview with Denver7... More>>

Miami bridge collapse victims: A student, father of three and a businessman 'who would help anybody'

Police have identified the six people who died when a pedestrian bridge crumbled Thursday west of downtown Miami, Florida. More>>

5 Things for March 19: Austin bombing, North Korea, Donald Trump

Good morning! We hope you enjoyed the special Sunday evening newsletter. Let us know what you thought about it. Now, here's what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to... More>>

Austin bombs were 'meant to send a message,' authorities believe

Authorities continue to chase hundreds of leads in an effort to find the person responsible for three package bombs that have rocked Austin, Texas, this month, killing two and injuring two others. More>>

Latest Austin explosion may have been triggered by tripwire, police say

An explosion that injured two men Sunday night -- the fourth package explosion in Austin, Texas, this month -- could have been triggered by a tripwire, said Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. More>>

Deadly helicopter crash raises questions over safety and regulation for popular tours

You're soaring 2,000 feet above Manhattan's sparkling East River, the distant skyline glistening at dusk as your feet dangle from the side of a whirring doors-off helicopter. More>>

Fourth winter storm in 3 weeks to hit New England and mid-Atlantic

Spring begins Tuesday, but winter isn't ready to retire just yet. More>>

9/11 Hero who saved hundreds dies of cancer at age 45

After terrorists struck the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001, a New York ferry captain who later became a city firefighter helped evacuate hundreds of people from Lower Manhattan. More>>

The footbridge was built to save lives. Instead, it left 6 dead

Isabella Carrasco heard it before she saw it. More>>

Charlie Munger Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Charles "Charlie" Munger, business partner of Warren Buffett. More>>

Al Gore Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Al Gore, 45th vice president of the United States and environmental activist. More>>

Samuel Alito Fast Facts

Here's an in-depth look at the life of US Supreme Court Justice Samuel Alito. More>>

Jeff Bezos Fast Facts

Here is a look at the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Amazon.com, Jeff Bezos. As of March 2018, Forbes ranked Bezos as the world's richest man. More>>

2016 Presidential Election Investigation Fast Facts

Here's a look at investigations into Russian meddling during the 2016 presidential race between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. More>>

Ross Perot Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of businessman and former third party presidential candidate Ross Perot. More>>

Cirque du Soleil performer dies after fall in Florida

A Cirque du Soleil performer died Saturday night after he fell during a performance in Tampa, Florida. More>>

UMBC, hoops' historic Cinderella, is also scoring points on Twitter

The longshot UMBC Retrievers, who made history when they toppled mighty Virginia in the NCAA men's basketball tournament, aren't the only ones bringing newfound attention to their Maryland school. More>>

Powerball jackpot ticket worth $457M sold in Pennsylvania

One Powerball ticket sold in Pennsylvania has matched all six numbers. More>>

Deck collapse at Georgia bar injures 14, two seriously

At least 14 people were injured Saturday when a deck collapsed at a tap house in Savannah, Georgia, the city's fire department said on Twitter. More>>

LSU fraternity pledge's death leads to 4 indictments

Four suspects in the alleged hazing death of a Louisiana State University student were indicted Thursday, according to the East Baton Rouge District Attorney's Office. More>>

This is why kids are wearing orange during the National Walk Out

When students across the US walk out of class for 17 minutes today, many of them will be wearing orange. More>>

Black man acquitted of assaulting protester at Charlottesville rally

An African-American man was acquitted Friday on charges he assaulted a white protester last August at the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, authorities said. More>>

Multiple wildfires in Oklahoma, arson suspected

Firefighters are battling multiple wildfires in Sand Springs on Friday afternoon. More>>

Ivanka Trump to visit Iowa to discuss workforce

Presidential adviser Ivanka Trump will make a stop in Iowa on March 19 with Gov. Kim Reynolds. More>>

PD: Pastor arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting girl

A 57-year-old pastor has been arrested on suspicion of sexually assaulting a girl, and San Bernardino police believe he may have more victims. More>>

Arkansas student says he was paddled for gun control walkout

Students across the United States are serving detention or in-school suspension as discipline for walking out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence. More>>

O.J. Simpson weighs in on Donald Trump and Colin Kaepernick

O.J. Simpson is sharing his thoughts on some of the nation's most controversial figures. More>>

Construction company involved in collapsed FIU bridge had safety complaints

As investigators seek to determine the cause of the Miami bridge collapse on Thursday that killed six people, attention has turned to the companies involved in the $14.2 million construction project. More>>

Engineer advised of cracking on bridge two days before collapse

An engineer for the company that designed a pedestrian bridge that collapsed Thursday, killing at least six people, left a voice mail two days earlier for a Florida Department of Transportation employee advising there was... More>>

United Airlines flight diverted after third pet incident in a week

Already under scrutiny about a dog dying in an overhead bin and another dog being accidentally sent to Japan, United Airlines on Friday acknowledged its third animal-related mistake in a week. More>>

FBI raids home of fired spy agency contractor suspected of leaking code on Facebook

A disgruntled government contractor who worked with a US spy agency stole high-tech espionage radio equipment worth $340,000, took classified material, and is suspected of leaking sensitive computer code on his Facebook... More>>

In wake of fatal helicopter crash, FAA restricts 'doors-off' flights

The Federal Aviation Administration on Friday ordered no more "doors-off" aircraft flights unless the passenger safety restraints can be quickly released in an emergency, the agency said. More>>

Law prof ousted from first-year classes after saying black students never graduated top of their class

A University of Pennsylvania Law School professor has been removed from teaching mandatory first-year courses after making derogatory remarks about the academic performance of black students. More>>

This officer missed the bridge collapse by seconds. Then she scaled the rubble to save the injured

Sweetwater police Sgt. Jenna Mendez saw the pedestrian bridge fall onto 8th Street next to Florida International University on Thursday -- but it made so little sense, she first thought a demolition crew intentionally... More>>

How to stream every game in the NCAA basketball tournament

A match tips off and office pools across the country brace for college basketball's destiny. The moments that make or break your brackets are streaming on March Madness Live. More>>

Larry Ellison Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Larry Ellison, co-founder, executive chairman and chief technology officer of Oracle. More>>

Audit shows that city has lost track of thousands of homeless students

Public schools in New York City are losing track of thousands of homeless students and thus depriving them of their education, according to a months-long study carried out by the city comptroller, the findings of which... More>>

Baby Jesus stolen from church returned after nearly 100 years

Church staff called police for what they thought was a suspicious package, but it turned out to be a baby Jesus stolen from the Our Lady of Grace Church Nativity scene about 90 years ago. More>>

PD: 2 women after posting anti-Muslim video, stealing from Mosque

Tempe police arrested two women Thursday who appear to be teaching three children to mock the Muslim faith on video. More>>

A custodian takes advantage of National School Walkout and steals $180 from students' book bags

While students in a South Carolina school participated in the National School Walkout this week, a custodian helped herself to their cash, police said. More>>

When Florida bridge crumbled, it sounded 'like multiple bombs'

Isabella Carrasco had just driven beneath a recently installed pedestrian bridge when she heard a thunderous crash. More>>

Helping America's mobile homeless

Every day, when Ebony Rhodes worked her shift at an Atlanta discount store, she felt guilty. More>>

Dog mistakenly flown to Japan reunites with family

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At least four dead in pedestrian bridge collapse at university in Miami, authorities say

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