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Alaska hiker reported missing after bear encounter found alive

The solo hiker was found Wednesday as searches for the day were ending because of weather.
9h ago

Utah teen with Down syndrome devastated to be left out of cheer team photo

Shoreline Junior High School has apologized and called the photo choice "a mistake."
Image: Morgyn Arnold, The photo that was used in Shoreline Junior High School's 2020-2021 yearbook excluded member Morgyn Arnold.
Image: Morgyn Arnold, The photo that was used in Shoreline Junior High School's 2020-2021 yearbook excluded member Morgyn Arnold.
9h ago

Florida teen charged with negligence after 6-year-old dies accidentally shooting himself

The Jacksonville 14-year-old faces a charge of culpable negligence after reportedly leaving out the gun that the young boy later found.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy found shot Tuesday night, according to the JSO.
The Jacksonville Sheriff's Office arrested a 14-year-old in connection with the death of a 6-year-old boy found shot Tuesday night, according to the JSO.
10h ago

House passes bill to make Juneteenth a federal holiday

The Senate unanimously voted for the measure Tuesday. The bill now heads to President Joe Biden's desk, and Democrats hope he signs it into law by June 19.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, walks through the Rayburn House Office building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 4, 2021.
Representative Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, walks through the Rayburn House Office building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on June 4, 2021.
10h ago

Widower of ex-Mississippi politician slams investigations into deaths of wife, sister

Brandon Henley says the sheriff's office didn't care about his sister's death until his wife was killed on the same property where his sister's body was found.
Rep. Ashley Henley, R-Southaven, works on her laptop at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 28, 2018.
Rep. Ashley Henley, R-Southaven, works on her laptop at the Capitol in Jackson, Miss., on Aug. 28, 2018.

Dangerous heat wave in western U.S.

Tens of millions of people are facing triple digit temperatures that are shattering records. Power grids are being strained and several states will be impacted for the rest of the week. Wildfires and drought are also of concern.
Dangerous heat wave in western U.S.
Dangerous heat wave in western U.S.

Lack of broadband internet creating divide in America

High speed broadband internet needed for video conferencing has always been hard to get in rural America because companies make less money connecting remote communities rather than cities. Internet is a public utility in Wilson, North Carolina, but that isn’t an option in other rural areas as they struggle with slow and spotty service.
Lack of broadband internet creating divide in America
Lack of broadband internet creating divide in America
12h ago

Schembechler family torn apart as more athletes disclose Michigan doctor's abuse

"I am a man, a Michigan man, say my name," said former football player Jon Vaughn, who came out publicly as one of Dr. Robert Anderson's victims.
Image: Jon Vaughn, Former Michigan Football Players Speak To The Press About Sexual Abuse Scandal
Image: Jon Vaughn, Former Michigan Football Players Speak To The Press About Sexual Abuse Scandal
13h ago

Education Department says Title IX protects LGBTQ students

The announcement is in response to an executive order from President Joe Biden directing federal agencies to evaluate sex discrimination protections.
People wave pride flags and hold signs during a rally in support of LGBTQ students on April 14, 2021, in Millville, Utah.
People wave pride flags and hold signs during a rally in support of LGBTQ students on April 14, 2021, in Millville, Utah.

Biden, Putin say progress made in Geneva but gulfs on issues remain

"I told President Putin my agenda is not against Russia or anyone else. It's for the American people," Biden told reporters following the session.
Image: Joe Biden Geneva
Image: Joe Biden Geneva

Tracking coronavirus case surges in the United States

New coronavirus cases are rising across the country. Not all upticks are the same.