Month: September 2019

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FILE – Harry Collins/iStock(ESTES PARK, Colo.) — Officials are warning Colorado residents to stay far away from elk while visiting parks after one was seen charging at a crowd of people and ramming into a woman. A spokesman for the Colorado Parks and Wildlife told ABC News that the animals are currently in their breeding […]

csreed/iStock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — Hundreds of prospective jurors are headed to a Maryland courthouse Friday as jury selection begins in the trial of the suspected Capital Gazette newspaper gunman. On June 28, 2018, four journalists — Wendi Winters, Rob Hiaasen, Gerald Fischman and John McNamara — and a sales assistant — Rebecca Smith — were gunned […]

Santa Clara Police Dept.(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — A 91-year-old man was struck in the head with a rock and robbed while visiting his late wife’s grave in California, police said. The man was at the Mission City Memorial Park cemetery in Santa Clara on Saturday morning when the suspect came up from behind and hit […]

WLS-TV(CHICAGO) — Public school teachers in Chicago have overwhelmingly voted to strike if their union can’t agree on a contract with the city. A work stoppage by the union’s 25,000 teachers and educational support staff would affect more than 360,000 students in the nation’s third-largest school district. Chicago Teachers Union president Jesse Sharkey said Thursday […]

smolaw11/iStock(SPRINGFIELD, Va.) — Police are investigating assault claims levied by a black sixth grader who said several white classmates, all male, held her down and forcefully cut her dreadlocks. Amari Allen, 12, said classmates at Immanuel Christian School, a private school in Springfield, Virginia, called her hair “ugly” and “nappy” while they pinned her down […]

DisobeyArt/iStock(NEW YORK) — For the second consecutive week, climate change demonstrators took to the streets across the globe to highlight the growing climate crisis. The Climate Strike protests were largely inspired by Swedish 16-year-old Greta Thunberg, who has quickly become the face of the climate change movement. She was in New York last week for […]

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. is denying that President Donald Trump offered to lift sanctions on Iran in order to secure a meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani during the United Nations General Assembly — contradicting a claim by Rouhani that he turned down the last-minute offer. After landing in Tehran, Rouhani said at a […]

hidesy/iStock(OAXACA, Mexico) — Mexico’s southern state of Oaxaca celebrated as it became the second region in the predominantly Catholic country to decriminalize abortion. Footage of women cheering and jumping in the air as the vote was announced quickly circulated on social media after lawmakers in Oaxaca’s Congress voted 24-10 in favor of legislation that would […]

Suvra Kanti Das/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The United States’ top official for foreign aid issued a firm and emotional warning Thursday to Myanmar about the lack of progress over how it treats the Rohingya and other ethnic minority groups. Two years after violent attacks by Myanmar security forces and local militias against the Muslim ethnic minority killed […]

omersukrugoksu/iStock(CAPE TOWN, South Africa) — Prince Harry followed in the footsteps of his mom, the late Princess Diana, Friday, visiting the southern African nation of Angola to put a spotlight on de-mining. The Duke of Sussex, 35, visited a working de-mining field after spending the night at a de-mining camp funded by Halo Trust, a […]

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