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  • Bus carrying band students crashes near Alabama state line, killing driver

    A bus carrying Houston-area band students fell into a 50-foot ravine in Baldwin County, Alabama, early Tuesday morning, killing the driver, police said. The crash and rescue effort closed down Interstate 10 in both directions near the Florida state line. The bus struck a bridge support when it landed in the ravine, and inspectors need to make sure the bridge is sound before reopening the interstate, said Alabama State Trooper Capt. John Malone. “The bus came to rest on one […]

  • President Trump fires Secretary of State Rex Tillerson

    President Donald Trump has fired Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and will nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace him. The change of Trump’s top diplomat comes as the US is engaging in delicate, high-stakes negotiations with North Korea over its nuclear program and the prospect of Trump meeting Kim Jong Un this spring. Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump said he respected Tillerson’s “intellect” and said he “got along well with Rex.” “I think Rex will be […]

  • Sixth grader makes a will ‘just in case’ of a school shooting

    As Javon Davies reads out a list of his most prized possessions, it’s hard not to smile: His Playstation, his video games, his TV, his cat. It’s typical sixth grade stuff through and through. But the reason he made the list is heartbreaking: It’s actually a makeshift will, one the Birmingham, Alabama middle schooler created just in case he is killed in a school shooting. “[I made it] just in case something happened to one of us,” Javon told CNN affiliate […]

  • ‘I was crying’: Hair product blamed for open sores, bald spots

    LAS VEGAS – Scalp sores, breakage and hair falling out in chunks. It’s a hair care nightmare and women are blaming it on the Monat hair care product line, KTNV reports. “I took a picture of my hair, compared it to a picture of before I started Monat, and my eyes just filled up with tears. It was so thin and it was stringy and I was just sick,” said Erin Ostby, a military spouse who used and sold Monat products. Women […]

  • Police: 3 deadly package explosions in Austin appear connected

    AUSTIN, Texas – Three explosions that occurred when people picked up packages outside their residences appear to be connected, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said Monday at a news conference. A Monday morning explosion killed a 17-year-old African-American boy and also injured a woman at the house. A second Monday explosion left a 75-year-old woman in critical condition, the chief said. A March 2 blast killed a 39-year-old African-American man. All the explosions occurred when people who lived at the […]

  • Tennessee school removes Confederate flag, lynching murals

    A painting of a Confederate flag and a mural depicting a lynching have been removed from the walls of a Tennessee school gymnasium. The mural showed a white man, dressed in blue, hanging from a rope tied to a tree branch. Another person was standing nearby, in a red jersey, and holding a Confederate flag. The painting was intended to depict an athletic team rivalry. It’s unclear how long the paintings have been inside the South Cumberland Elementary School, located […]

  • 2 deadly package explosions in Austin appear connected, police say

    A pair of package explosions that left two people dead in Austin, Texas, over the past 10 days share similarities and authorities said they suspect they are connected. The latest incident occurred Monday morning; the other on March 2. In both instances, a resident retrieved a package that blew up when it was opened. Both packages were not delivered via any mail services and both homes are those of African-Americans. A 17-year-old boy died Monday and a woman was transported […]

  • 49 dead after plane crash at Nepal’s Kathmandu airport

    KATHMANDU, Nepal – At least 49 people were killed when a plane approached the runway from the wrong direction, crashed and burst into flames while landing at Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan Airport in Nepal on Monday. Flight BS 211, which belongs to US-Bangla Airlines, a privately owned Bangladeshi carrier, was flying from Dhaka, Bangladesh, police spokesperson Manoj Neupane said. There were 71 passengers on the plane including the crew, said Kamrul Islam, the head of public relations for for US-Bangla. Forty bodies […]

  • What you need to know about the national school walkout

    It’s been nearly a month since Nikolas Cruz stormed into Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School with an AR-15-style rifle and killed 17 students and faculty members. In the weeks since the shooting in Parkland, Florida, survivors and their allies have turned their grief into activism and advocacy. Part of that effort is Wednesday’s national school walkout. Here’s what you should know: What is it? The nationwide protest is both a memorial and protest action. Students and teachers across the United States will walk out of […]

  • Gunman at California veterans’ home ‘wanted to get back at them’ but ‘not kill’

    The man who killed three hostages at a Northern California veterans’ home suffered from bipolar disorder, various physical ailments and anger issues, sources said. Authorities said that Albert Wong, a 36-year-old Army veteran, used to be a resident of the Pathway Home, the Yountville facility where he engaged police in a standoff Friday. The Pathway Home, which operates out of the Veterans Home of California, is a nonprofit that helps post-9/11 military veterans reintegrate into civilian life, including by counseling […]

  • Kansas man admits to shooting Indian tech workers in bar

    A Kansas man pleaded guilty Tuesday in state court to killing an engineer from India in a high-profile hate crime that drew international attention and raised fears of growing intolerance in America. Adam Purinton, 52, also pleaded guilty to injuring two others during the shooting incident in February 2017 at a sports bar. Witnesses told Kansas media Purinton yelled “Get out of my country” before shooting Srinivas Kuchibhotla and Alok Madasani at Austin’s Bar and Grill in Olathe. A third man, Ian […]