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  • Family, United Airlines settle over dog’s death

    The family whose dog died on a United Airlines flight in March has reached a settlement with the carrier, the family attorney and the airline said Thursday. The 10-month-old French bulldog named Kokito was inside an overhead bin on Flight 1284 from Houston to New York after a flight attendant told the passenger to put it there. When the plane landed at LaGuardia Airport, the dog was dead. The financial details of the settlement are confidential as part of the […]

  • Kansas City doctor avoids opioids, uses device to treat pain

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Doctors look to overcome pain and opioid addictions with new pain management techniques. Susan Whitmore, President and CEO of First Call, Alcohol and Drug Prevention & Recovery, says the majority of those currently addicted to opioids were initially given a prescription Brock Ervie is one of those examples. He was in a workplace accident in 2007 and had surgery shortly after. Since then, Ervie has suffered from pain in his legs and back. He says he was […]

  • Harvey Weinstein expected to turn himself in to New York police

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to the NYPD related to sexual misconduct charges that could come as early as Friday, according to a source familiar with the investigation. CNN has reached out to Weinstein’s attorney and publicist. Weinstein is under investigation for alleged sex crimes in New York, Los Angeles and London. Dozens of women have come forward publicly to accuse him of misconduct following reports in The New York Times and The New Yorker in 2017 […]

  • Former Oklahoma congressman, NASA head: ‘I have no reason to doubt the science’ on climate change

      NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine sparred with Senator Brian Schatz during his confirmation hearing last fall over whether human activity was a contributor to or the primary cause of climate change. Now Schatz is praising Bridenstine for what the Hawaii Democrat described as “an act of common sense and courage” after the administrator said he now accepts that humans are primarily responsible for climate change. During a Senate appropriations subcommittee hearing Wednesday, Schatz asked Bridenstine whether he believed that greenhouse gases were […]

  • Sen. Lankford issues statement following cancellation of North Korea summit

    WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump will not meet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un next month, he announced in a letter to Kim released by the White House Thursday morning, scrapping plans for what would have been a historic diplomatic summit. He said during an appearance from the Roosevelt Room the decision amounted to a “tremendous setback” and warned North Korea that the US military is ready to act should Pyongyang take any “foolish and reckless” action. “Our military, which is by […]

  • Mom battling cancer refuses abortion, gives birth to healthy boy

    LEAWOOD, Kan. – It’s hard to even imagine finding out you are expecting a baby and all the joy that comes with it – and, then, finding out you have cancer. It happened to a Kansas woman. She got two opinions, and each would bring a very different outcome. Stacey Johnson went from experiencing one of the highest highs that life can offer to one of the most terrifying moments a human can endure all in a matter of weeks. […]

  • Blue flames join the lava light show on Hawaii during Kilauea eruption

    People around the world have been transfixed by images of red and orange lava fountains oozing out of volcanic vents on Hawaii’s Big Island. Now a new color has joined the mix: the blue flames of burning methane gas. A photo shared by the United States Geological Survey shows striking blue flames peeking through the cracks in a street. Lava from the Kilauea volcano has been burning through plants and shrubs, producing methane. The gas “can seep into subsurface voids […]

  • A Santa Fe High School student died while trying to protect his art class from the shooter

    As survivors describe the terror-filled moments after a student opened fire at Santa Fe High School, killing 10 people, stories of heroism are coming to light. One of them is about Christian “Riley” Garcia, a student who showed remarkable courage and selflessness during the shooting. Garcia, 15, died Friday while blocking an art classroom door to keep other students safe from the gunshots, said the family’s pastor, Keenan Smith. “He was holding the door shut when the shooter was trying to […]

  • Gigantic cracks in Hawaii threaten to swallow home

    Earthquakes rattled the homes of residents in the Leilani Estates community as a nearby volcano erupted, sending red hot lava oozing over their community that consumed anything in its way. Residents on the Big Island are coping with volcanic ash and toxic gasses spewing from the fissures left behind. Now, they’re left to deal with gigantic cracks that threaten to swallow homes whole. Tam Hunt took photos Monday of his neighbor’s house, showing the ominous cracks splitting the foundation the […]

  • FDA warns teething medicines unsafe, wants them off shelves

    The US Food and Drug Administration has issued a warning to consumers Wednesday to stop using over-the-counter teething products that contain benzocaine. It also sent letters to manufacturers, asking them to stop selling the teething products. Parents might use the products to temporarily relieve a child’s teething pain, but the agency said they pose a “serious risk” to infants and children and often are not effective, since they can wash out of the mouth quickly. The danger the products pose could come […]

  • Wild video shows cat hanging onto van’s roof at 60 mph

    OMAHA, Neb. – Amazing video shot by a family in Nebraska shows a van driving at highway speeds with a cat on the roof. The cat is somehow able to hang on while the van drives at 60 miles an hour. “My daughter says ‘There’s a cat on that van,’ and I was like, ‘Oh no, that’s a raccoon,’” said Ronda Rankin. “When my husband pulls up closer, I’m like, ‘Oh my God, no, that’s a cat.’” The family captured […]