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Student posts a photo of classmates on Craiglist and labels it 'slaves for sale'

A high school student in Florida has been suspended after taking a photo of two female classmates without their knowledge and posting it as an ad on Craigslist with the title: "two slaves for sale." More>>

The LA riots were a rude awakening for Korean-Americans

Chang Lee gripped his fingers tighter around the gun and screamed at potential looters from the rooftop of the small strip mall where he stood. The 35-year-old had never held a firearm before the LA riots. Lighting up the... More>>

5 Things for Friday, April 28: North Korea, Trump, Pope Francis, DUI

It's a great Friday morning for Myles Garrett, who was the No. 1 pick in the NFL draft. 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 Today" delivered... More>>

Man says Delta kicked him off flight for going to bathroom before takeoff

A man says he was ejected from a Delta Air Lines flight because he went to the bathroom while waiting for the plane to leave the Atlanta airport. More>>

Berkeley braces for dueling protests after Ann Coulter event canceled

Ann Coulter won't be delivering her planned speech at Berkeley. So others will speak in her place. More>>

Fired Georgia cops face criminal charges

Two suburban Atlanta police officers who were fired after cell phone footage captured them punching and kicking a motorist now face criminal charges. More>>

An unusually large number of humpback whales died last year

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. More>>

Ann Coulter flap tests Berkeley's free-speech credentials

Judging from the talk about the University of California, Berkeley lately, you'd think the campus was filled with hypersensitive snowflakes covering their ears to block out ideas they don't like. More>>

Stevie Wonder Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Stevie Wonder, singer, songwriter, producer and activist. More>>

BALCO Fast Facts

Here's a look at BALCO, the lab that provided steroids to several professional athletes, including baseball player Barry Bonds and track and field star Marion Jones. More>>

Mickey Rooney Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of actor Mickey Rooney. More>>

Where the sun rarely shines

When you think of cloudy weather, Seattle likely comes to mind. This winter has been particularly gloomy -- not only in Seattle -- but much of the Pacific Northwest. The winter blues have extended into spring, with... More>>

Texans want Trump to help build 'hurricane wall'

Texas lawmakers are asking President Donald Trump to help them build a wall -- no, not that wall. Instead of a border wall built to keep immigrants from crossing into the state illegally, this wall would protect the... More>>

Ben Carson Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Ben Carson, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, a retired neurosurgeon and a former 2016 presidential candidate. More>>

Affirmative Action Fast Facts

Here is some background information about affirmative action as well as a few notable court cases. More>>

Secret Service Fast Facts

Here is some background information about the Secret Service, a federal agency tasked with protecting the president of the United States, among many other responsibilities. More>>

Notable US Spies Fast Facts

Here is a look at some US citizens who have been convicted of spying against the United States. More>>

John Kasich Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of John Kasich, Republican governor of Ohio and 2016 presidential candidate. More>>

Melania Trump Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Melania Trump, wife of 45th US President Donald Trump. More>>

Shirley Temple Black Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former child star Shirley Temple Black. More>>

Yogi Berra Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Baseball Hall of Fame player Yogi Berra. More>>

Maya Angelou Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Grammy-winning author and poet Maya Angelou. More>>

Helen Thomas Fast Facts

Here's an in-depth look at the life of legendary White House reporter Helen Thomas. More>>

Man gets outrageous 'Law and Order SVU' tattoo

Living in an artistic city such as New Orleans, you're bound to see plenty of people expressing themselves through body art. More>>

Louis Farrakhan Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam. More>>

10 Thoughts about the '10 bands' Facebook meme, and one of them is just 'Why?'

Your friends have seen a lot of bands, if you haven't noticed. More>>

ICE detains undocumented dad who took sanctuary in a Denver church

An undocumented Mexican man who once took sanctuary at the same Denver church that is now a focal point of the fiery immigration debate was detained Wednesday by federal immigration agents. More>>

Controversial Police Encounters Fast Facts

Here's a look at controversial police encounters in the news. More>>

Whitey Bulger Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of longtime fugitive James "Whitey" Bulger, who was found guilty of racketeering and involvement in 11 killings. More>>

Circus bids farewell to Hartford after 146 years

The Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus is in Connecticut one last time. More>>

Calls turn into illegal fireworks bust in New Haven

The Connecticut State Police Bomb Squad and state environmental officials were called to a home in New Haven on Thursday morning for what turned into an illegal fireworks investigation. More>>

Bus driver saves student from chocking

A normal day almost turned tragic for a local boy. More>>

Students, staff to leave college after refusing to sign 'covenant'

Several students and faculty members at Montreat College are protesting a new handbook, or "covenant," that faculty and staff were asked to sign to continue their employment. More>>

Cops: Ex-soldier kills her service dog while her boyfriend videotapes

A former soldier and her boyfriend are facing felony charges after police say she tied her service dog to a tree and shot it several times in the head while her boyfriend videotaped the act. More>>

Airline passengers caught with 10 kilos of cocaine in pants, officers say

Customs and Border Patrol officers at New York's JFK airport said they captured two more passengers who attempted to smuggle drugs by strapping packages of cocaine to their legs. More>>

5 Things for Thursday, April 27: North Korea, trade and taxes, home sales

As you pick out what to wear this morning, know there's a new gadget that will judge your outfit. 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 Today"... More>>

Eric Frein sentenced to death in trooper ambush

A jury on Wednesday sentenced Eric Frein to death for killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a 2014 ambush. More>>

Fresno shooting suspect charged with murder

California authorities on Wednesday charged a suspect with eight felony counts, including murder, after police said he killed three men in an alleged hate crime. More>>

American 'convert' who lived in ISIS territory detained by Turkey

An American and his family who were living in territory held by ISIS in Syria have been detained in Turkey, a senior Turkish official told CNN. More>>

Manhattan man pleads guilty to 'Producers' scheme

A Manhattan resident on Wednesday pleaded guilty to conning several investors into giving him money intended to fund the production of a fake Broadway play, according to Manhattan district attorney spokesman Justin Henry. More>>

How much would fictional houses cost in real life?

From Great Gatsby's luxury estate to Count Dracula's Transylvanian lair and Amelie Poulain's tiny Parisian pad, the houses in which our favorite fictional characters reside are often inspired by real-life properties. More>>

John F. Kennedy's diary sells for over $700,000

A diary with John F. Kennedy's unedited inner thoughts on politics and his personal beliefs was sold at a Boston auction Wednesday for $718,750. More>>

Ann Coulter's Berkeley speech canceled

Ann Coulter will not speak Thursday at the University of California, Berkeley, Coulter said Wednesday on her verified Twitter account. More>>

7-Year-old fakes video game class in letter

A handwritten note, carefully crafted by a 7-year-old from Eagle Mountain, was meant to trick his parents into letting him play video games all night - and if they didn't he'd be kicked out of school. More>>

Icy Earth-size exoplanet is 'colder than Hoth'

This newly discovered exoplanet may be Earth's twin in terms of mass and the distance from its host star, but you wouldn't want to visit. Researchers say it's an "iceball." More>>

Parents revive Blockbuster at home for son with autism

So what should parents do when their children's favorite store closes? More>>

Dallas Holocaust Museum speaker sends powerful message

The Washington, D.C. Holocaust Memorial Museum wasn't the only one to have a special guest speaker for Yom Hashoah, one of the Holocaust Remembrance Days. More>>

Carol Burnett Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of television, film and stage actress Carol Burnett. More>>

This theater wants your Shakespearean fan fiction

Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears -- and your Shakespearean fan fiction. More>>

Students work to light homes thousands of miles away

A group of high school students in Hartford are working to provide lights to people living in Nepal. More>>

Man charged with murdering girlfriend's toddler

Court documents unsealed Tuesday detail the horrific events investigators say happened when an 18-month-old was "viciously attacked" – receiving injuries that led to his untimely death, according to court documents. More>>

5 Things for Wednesday, April 26: Sanctuary cities, Russia, Obamacare

A new study says saturated fats don't clog arteries. So go ahead and fry up that bacon guilt-free while you catch up on the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You... More>>

An artist creates a mural of Michelle Obama and nobody's happy

A new mural of former first lady Michelle Obama, painted on a building in the Chicago neighborhood where she lived as a child and remains popular, would seem like an innocuous project. More>>

Group won't host Ann Coulter, but she still plans to speak at UC Berkeley

Will conservative author and commentator Ann Coulter speak Thursday on the campus of one of America's most famously progressive universities? More>>

Muslim teen boxer inspires others to never give up

For this teen passionate about boxing, her fight to go toe-to-toe with an opponent goes far beyond the ring. She's fighting for the right to compete in her hijab. More>>

Convicted terrorist admits she lied to become US citizen

A Chicago-area resident who participated in two terror attacks in Israel in 1969 pleaded guilty Tuesday to having illegally obtained her American citizenship. More>>

Lawsuit claims guard targeted Muslim inmates with pepper spray in Sterling

A lawsuit filed Monday accuses guards at the Sterling Correctional Facility of harassing Muslim inmates because of their religion and assaulting a Muslim inmate who filed a complaint. More>>

Female genital mutilation procedure 'hurted a lot,' child says

A 7-year-old girl who underwent a painful genital mutilation procedure told federal investigators that after a doctor completed the process, she was rewarded with a piece of cake for "doing good." More>>

Good Samaritan returns lost money order, reaps reward

Yesenia Del Valle was in a panic. One minute she was heading off to send a tax payment to the IRS. More>>

Officer in Tamir Rice shooting: 'We were basically sitting ducks'

Two previously unseen video interviews with the police officers involved in 12-year-old Tamir Rice's death, recorded days after the shooting, provide new insight into their mindsets at the time. They also appear to be... More>>

Officer accused of murdering fiance 6 days before the wedding

A local juvenile probation officer is facing murder charges after he was accused of stabbing his fiance to death and then trying to commit suicide Sunday. More>>

Cops use murdered woman's Fitbit to charge her husband

The attack, as Richard Dabate described it to police, was horrific. More>>

Bay Area on edge after dozens of teens swarm train, rob passengers

Bay Area authorities are reviewing video in the hopes of identifying a mob of teenagers who swarmed a BART train and robbed and assaulted passengers over the weekend. More>>

United passenger David Dao swung fists violently, officers' reports say

The United Airlines passenger who was left bloodied and bruised after being forcibly removed from a flight earlier this month was swinging his arms, his hands balled into fists, as officers from the Chicago Department of... More>>

The mayor of Minneapolis opens up about sexual abuse as a child

Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges says she is a survivor of childhood sexual abuse. More>>

2016 Presidential Campaign Hacking Fast Facts

Here's a look at hacking incidents during the 2016 presidential campaign and allegations by the US that the Russian government meddled in the election. Both Republicans and Democrats have issued calls for a deeper probe of... More>>

Kidnapped Tennessee teen is withdrawn, jittery, family says

Elizabeth Thomas, the Tennessee teenager kidnapped by her teacher, was withdrawn and thinner after she was rescued, family members said Monday. More>>

5 Things for Tuesday, April 25: Border wall, tariffs & taxes, French election

Another day, another military drill from North Korea. Here's what else you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up... More>>

Fresno hate crime suspect describes anger toward white men

A black man accused of fatally shooting three white men in what police are calling a hate crime said that he "snapped" after thinking "about all the injustice and the atrocities that my people go through." More>>

Funeral under way for ex-NFL player Aaron Hernandez

A funeral is under way for ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez, who was convicted of murder in 2015 and who killed himself in his prison cell last week. More>>

'Zen And The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance' author Robert M. Pirsig dead at 88

Philosopher and author Robert M. Pirsig, who wrote the renowned "Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance," died Monday at his home in South Berwick, Maine, publishing house William Morrow & Company said. More>>

Pledge of Allegiance Fast Facts

Here's a look at The Pledge of Allegiance, a promise of loyalty to the United States. More>>

Bill Cosby Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of comedian and actor Bill Cosby. More>>

Steve Jobs Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Steve Jobs, co-founder of Apple Inc., maker of the Macintosh computer, the iPod, the iPhone and the iPad. More>>

Lady Bird Johnson Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former First Lady of the United States Lady Bird Johnson. More>>

Willie Mays Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Baseball Hall of Fame player Willie Mays. More>>

Man with knife causes lockdown at two Peoria schools

Two Peoria elementary schools were put on lockdown Monday morning after a suspicious man with a knife was reported in the area. More>>

Betty Ford Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of former First Lady of the United States Betty Ford. More>>

CIA Leak Fast Facts

Here's a look at the 2003 CIA leak involving then-operative Valerie Plame and senior members of the George W. Bush administration. More>>

23 Suspected child predators arrested in GA

Officials arrested 23 people traveling from areas around metro Atlanta to meet children for sex in Gwinnett County over a five-day period beginning April 20. More>>

New Orleans begins controversial removal of Confederate monuments

In the dark of night, workers wearing masks and tactical vests arrived Monday at New Orleans' Battle of Liberty Place monument to take it down. More>>

"I just shot my wife," Husband arrested for first degree murder in Midwest City

A man who called 911 Saturday morning and said, "I just shot my wife," has been arrested. More>>

Tad Cummins in federal custody, will be arraigned Monday

The man accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old girl from Columbia, TN, is now in the custody of federal authorities. More>>

Neiman Marcus popovers wins Dallas' most iconic dish

If you need help finding some of the most "iconic" dishes in North Texas, Neiman Marcus is the place to be! More>>

Man denied transplant, dies

Riley Hancey, who was denied a lung transplant from the University of Utah after traces of marijuana were found in his system, has died from complications following a lung transplant surgery at a hospital in Philadelphia... More>>

Anti-Semitic incidents rose a whopipng 86% in the first 3 months of 2017

In the first three months of this year, the number of anti-Semitic incidents in the US was 86% higher than the same period last year, says a new report. More>>

Mom of child with 1st case of Powassan Virus speaks out

As the temperatures continue to go up, and Connecticut residents spend more time outside, parents are being warned about the risks of ticks. More>>

PD: Baltimore murder suspect arrested in Vernon

A Baltimore, Maryland murder suspect was arrested after being located in Vernon on Friday evening. More>>

Bus driver will not be charged after 4-year-old's fall, police say

A church bus driver will not face charges after a 4-year-old girl fell from his moving vehicle onto a busy roadway, police said Monday. More>>

These states are celebrating Confederate Memorial Day on Monday

It's been nearly 152 years since the Confederate Army surrendered to Union forces, ending the American Civil War. More>>

Teen wears Black Lives Matter-inspired dress to prom

A Florida teenager wore a dress featuring pictures of Trayvon Martin, Sandra Bland, Michael Brown, and others to her high school prom. More>>

College student killed at track and field event

An Illinois college student is dead after being hit during a hammer throw event, officials said. More>>

Accused kidnapper due in court Monday

Tad Cummins, the Tennessee teacher accused of kidnapping a 15-year-old student and disappearing with her for five weeks, is due in court Monday. More>>

5 Things for Monday, April 24: France, North Korea, Trump, Afghanistan

Astronaut Peggy Whitson just set a record for most days in space. This morning she talks to the President. Here's what else you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need... More>>

Millions under flood threat in Carolinas

The Carolinas and Mid-Atlantic states are bracing for a round of strong thunderstorms and the threat of flash flooding. More>>

Billy Joel Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of Grammy Award winning singer and songwriter Billy Joel. More>>

Violence Against US Politicians and Diplomats Fast Facts

Here's some background information about violence against US politicians and diplomats throughout history. More>>

Roe v. Wade Fast Facts

Here's a look at the US Supreme Court case Roe v. Wade. More>>

Glen Campbell Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of six-time Grammy Award winner Glen Campbell, who was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 2011. More>>

Aaron Hernandez Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Aaron Hernandez, former New England Patriots tight end. He has been convicted of the murder of semi-pro football player Odin Lloyd, and has been charged with the murders of Daniel de Abreu and... More>>

Serena Williams Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of professional tennis player Serena Williams. More>>

George H. W. Bush Fast Facts

Here's a look at the life of George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. More>>

Missing Children Fast Facts

Here is a look at missing children in the United States. There are several different types of missing children: runaways, family abductions, lost or "thrown away," and non-family abductions. Recent advances in technology,... More>>

Neil Simon Fast Facts

Here is a look at the life of Neil Simon, a prolific playwright and screenwriter who has won the Pulitzer Prize and three Tony Awards. More>>

Los Angeles Riots Fast Facts

Here is some background information about the 1992 riots in Los Angeles. The riots stemmed from the acquittal of four white Los Angeles Police Department officers in the beating of black motorist Rodney King in 1991. More>>

Four-year-old falls out of moving bus

It's a scene that would make any parent shudder -- a 4-year-old girl tumbles out of the back of a moving bus in the middle of a busy highway. More>>

Family leaves heartwarming note for NFL player after flight

After weeks of nightmare flight delays, battered passengers and near-brawls, a heartwarming story is descending from the friendly skies. More>>

Brain hats send message of 'critical thinking' at March for Science

Pink and gray brain hats dotted the crowds at the March on Science in Washington, becoming one of the symbols of the march's message. More>>

Wildfires Fast Facts

Here's a look at what you need to know about wildfires. More>>

#MarchForScience spreads to Antarctica, Arctic Circle

Germany's Neumayer Station is an active research institute in Antarctica. During the Antarctic summer, the station houses up to 50 scientific researchers and support staff. More>>

Alex Jones: Talk show host or performance artist?

Conservative talk show host Alex Jones's ongoing custody battle exemplifies "what has driven American political discourse into a ditch," CNN's Michael Smerconish argued Saturday on his show. More>>

American Airlines investigating confrontation captured on video

American Airlines is investigating after a video surfaced on social media showing a confrontation between a passenger and an airline employee aboard one of its flights. More>>

Ann Coulter is not letting Berkeley off easy for calling off speech

The showdown continued Thursday between the University of California, Berkeley, and Ann Coulter over if and when the conservative firebrand will speak at the famously progressive school. More>>

Police review board says Charlotte shooting justified

An internal review board in the Charlotte, North Carolina, police department has determined the fatal shooting of Keith Lamont Scott by an officer was justified. More>>

Aaron Hernandez's attorney plans to sue for negligence around his death

An attorney for Aaron Hernandez's estate plans to sue state officials for negligence surrounding his apparent suicide and railed against the "salacious" details leaked to the media, he said in court on Friday. More>>

Thousands left without power in San Francisco

About 90,000 people are without power in San Francsico, the city's Department of Emergency Management said Friday afternoon. More>>

Fresno shooting suspect to undergo mental exam

The man suspected of fatally shooting three people in a racially motivated rampage in Fresno, California, will undergo a mental competency evaluation, according to Steve Wright, assistant district attorney for Fresno County. More>>

No license plates, young 'wife': Tipster explains what spurred him to call police

Tad Cummins was an intensely sought fugitive, trumpeted from coast to coast as the Tennessee teacher accused of running off with his 15-year-old student. More>>

2 Face multiple drug, child abuse charges in Yadkin County

Two people from Yadkinville face numerous drug charges following a five-month investigation. More>>

Security increased at Tucson High after suspicious message circulates

Tucson police will have an increased level of security at Tucson High School, 400 N. Second Ave., Friday after a suspicious message circulated throughout students. Tucson Unified School District officials tell KGUN that... More>>

Suspect accused of setting man on fire at Clackamas Co. Denny's arrested

Clackamas County deputies have arrested a suspect accused of walking into a Denny's restaurant Wednesday night and setting a man on fire. More>>

Massachusetts police rally around boy battling cancer

The patches on little Devin Suau's police uniform span the width of his arms. An oversized officer's hat covers the six-year-old's nose -- so he tips it back. More>>

Rally Fights for Sexual & Domestic Abuse Awareness, Aims to 'Take Back the Night'

An annual tradition across the country spread to Monroe County Thursday night, all in an effort to encourage survivors and bystanders to "take back the night." More>>

Man dead after shooting on NC A&T campus

One man is dead after a shooting on the campus of N.C. A&T late Thursday night, according to a press release. More>>

5 Things for Friday, April 21: Paris terror attack, Tennessee teacher, Arkansas execution

Good Friday morning to you. We've almost put another challenging week behind us. Here are the 5 things you need to know to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to... More>>

2 Seattle Police officers shot, one in critical condition

Two Seattle police officers were shot Thursday while responding to a robbery at a 7-Eleven convenience store. More>>

Tennessee teacher suspected in kidnapping arrested in northern California

Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins has been arrested and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas has been found safe in northern California, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted Thursday. More>>

Will Smith death: Man who killed NFL star sentenced to 25 years

The man who shot and killed former New Orleans Saints player Will Smith in a road rage incident was sentenced Thursday in Orleans Parish Criminal District Court, according to court documents. More>>

Police join the fun on 420 Day -- but not like that

Pot smokers weren't the only people having fun on 420 Day -- the police were getting in on the act, too. More>>

'John 3:16' written on Aaron Hernandez's forehead, source says

Aaron Hernandez was found dead with the words "John 3:16" written on his forehead, according to a law enforcement source directly involved in the investigation into the former NFL star's death. More>>

Deputies searching for suspect who set man on fire in Clackamas County Denny's

Clackamas County deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say intentionally set another man on fire in a Clackamas County restaurant. More>>

Deputies searching for suspect who set man on fire in Clackamas County Denny's

Clackamas County deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say intentionally set another man on fire in a Clackamas County restaurant. More>>

Deputies searching for suspect who set man on fire in Clackamas County Denny's

Clackamas County deputies are asking for the public's help in finding a man who they say intentionally set another man on fire in a Clackamas County restaurant. More>>

When is a crime a hate crime and when is it terrorism?

The question seems to come up almost every time a crime occurs where the perpetrator is of a different race, religion or ethnicity than the victims: Is it a hate crime? Is it an act of terror? Why are some violent acts... More>>

Mariachi band crashes Senator's private luncheon

As Senator Cory Gardner began answering questions at a chamber luncheon, he was suddenly interrupted by the sounds of mariachi music filling the room. More>>

Denver man charged after allegedly pushing pregnant relative down a flight of stairs

Police charged a Denver man after he allegedly pushed a pregnant relative down stairs and broke items in a residence. More>>

Fentress Co. Sheriff Accused Of Having Sex With Inmates

The Sheriff of Fentress County has been accused of having sex with inmates and committing civil rights violations during his time in office. More>>

Cass County human remains cases show grave side of mushroom hunting

For the second time in April, a mushroom hunter found human remains in the wild in Cass County. More>>

Suspects targeting senior citizens while they shop in Town & Country

The search is on for a group of individuals who are reportedly targeting senior citizens while they shop at grocery stores in Town & Country. More>>

Nashville billboards used to catch criminals

Billboards are everywhere in Nashville, and they are now being used to help catch criminals. More>>

Basil Eleby, man accused in I-85 fire, collapse released from jail

Basil Eleby, the man accused of starting the fire that led to the collapse of a portion of interstate 85 was released from jail on Wednesday. More>>

Husband of dead New York judge: Suicide speculation is 'irresponsible'

Speculation about the possible suicide of Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the New York state judge whose body was found in the Hudson River last week, is "unwarranted and irresponsible," her husband said in a statement Wednesday night. More>>

Yadkin County man charged with elder abuse, kidnapping

A Yadkin County man faces multiple charges including abusing an elderly person, according to a news release from the Yadkin County Sheriff's Office. More>>

War on campus

Free speech came to fisticuffs before alt-right white nationalist Richard Spencer could even begin his speech at Auburn University. More>>

Undocumented mom hiding in Denver church among Time's 100 Most Influential People

Jeanette Vizguerra, an undocumented mother of four who has been living in a Denver church since February, has been named one of 100 most influential people in the world by Time magazine. More>>

Fresno rampage leaves families without fathers

One victim was a security guard trying to keep the peace. The other three victims did nothing to provoke the gunman -- aside from being white, police said. More>>

NASA captures images of large asteroid set to fly by Earth

A large asteroid is whizzing by Earth this week, and NASA has the images to prove it. More>>

This baby killer whale is the last one to be born at SeaWorld

A killer whale calf was born Wednesday at SeaWorld San Antonio in Texas, marking the last one birthed in captivity at the company's marine parks. More>>

Patriots' Alan Branch skips White House visit over Trump's sexist remarks

New England Patriots player Alan Branch said he chose not to visit the White House Wednesday because of President Donald Trump's past sexist remarks that were caught on an Access Hollywood video. More>>

5 Things for Thursday, April 20: Aaron Hernandez, Fresno rampage, O'Reilly

What's that smell? Happy 4/20 Day. Here's what you need to know today to Get Up to Speed and Out the Door. (You can also get "5 Things You Need to Know Today" delivered to your inbox daily. Sign up here.) More>>

Fresno rampage suspect details each day of killing spree to police

The Fresno killing spree that left several families fatherless started when the gunman thought a man disrespected him. More>>

Ann Coulter vows to speak at UC Berkeley after school calls off event

Conservative commentator Ann Coulter vowed to proceed with a scheduled speaking event at the University of California, Berkeley, despite the school's decision to call it off. More>>

This couple met through a dating app for marijuana users

It wasn't just a swipe to the right that brought these two kindred spirits together -- it was a mutual love for cannabis. More>>

FLDS community is ordered to reform police department

Police in a predominantly fundamentalist Mormon community along the Arizona-Utah border must retrain officers and hire an independent mentor after discriminating against non-members of the sect and turning a blind eye to... More>>

Facebook killer's mother says he 'snapped'

The mother of Steve Stephens, who posted a video of him killing an elderly man, said her son had "snapped and turned into a whole different person." More>>

Friend of Fresno hate crime victim: He wouldn't want this to inspire other hateful acts

Zackary Randalls' kids will know their father. That is the promise that Eddie Valencia is making to his best friend of 15 years, one of three white men shot dead Tuesday in Fresno, California, in what police are calling a... More>>

Aaron Hernandez commits suicide, officials say

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder, was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said. More>>

Eric Frein guilty of murder in ambush of state troopers

Eric Frein was found guilty Wednesday of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and wounding another in a 2014 ambush. More>>

Alabama 'Luv Guv,' mistress were dismissed from church

He may be gone -- but he won't soon be forgotten. More>>

The days, the hours, the minutes leading up to the Facebook killing

It was nothing but cruel coincidence that placed Steve Stephens and Robert Godwin on the same Cleveland street on Easter Sunday, but the storm clouds in Stephens' mind had been gathering for a while. More>>

McDonald's drive-thru pit stop leads to Facebook killer

The order came through the McDonald's drive-thru window in Harborcreek Township, Pennsylvania: Chicken McNuggets and a side of fries. More>>

Fresno shooting: Rampage started with slaying last week, police say

The Fresno shooting rampage in which police say a black man killed three white men in an alleged hate crime took less than two minutes Tuesday. More>>

Aaron Hernandez murder conviction expected to be vacated by 'quirky' rule

Aaron Hernandez's murder conviction is expected to be dismissed posthumously because of a legal rule called "abatement." More>>

Plano daycare drama continues as worker accused of abuse turns herself in

More and more people have been using social media as a way to stay informed. More>>

One year, millions of views, and 1400 tips later, still no suspects in Missy Bevers' murder

365 days is a long time. Too long for the Midlothian Police Department. More>>

Suspects hit up 14 Arlington homes to slash car tires, cops on the hunt

Cops are searching for the suspects behind 14 slashed tire cases in Arlington. We wish we were making this up, but the proof is in the surveillance video. More>>

Facebook killing: Ex-girlfriend Joy Lane meets, prays with victim's daughters

The three women hugged, talked and wept, united in grief by a killer who recorded the last minutes of his victim's life. More>>

2 Wounded in overnight shooting, suspect on the loose

Two people, a man and a woman, are in the hospital after being shot and police are searching for the person who pulled the trigger. More>>

Car crashes into utility box, causes power outage in Scottsdale

APS officials say that about 1478 customers are without power after a car hit a utility box in Scottsdale Wednesday morning. More>>

City drones set to take off

It's been talked about it for years, but this could be the summer the city's fleet of drones takes to the sky. More>>

The rise and fall of Aaron Hernandez

A few short years ago, Aaron Hernandez was destined to be a football superstar and was already one of the NFL's most promising tight ends. More>>

Read the full statement on Aaron Hernandez's suicide

The Massachusetts Department of Correction put out this statement Wednesday after former NFL star Aaron Hernandez was found hanging from a bed sheet in his prison cell: More>>

5 Things for Wednesday, April 19: Facebook, Georgia race, UK "snap" election

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Gunman kills 3 in Fresno; suspect wanted in other case

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