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11h ago

Young L.A. Latina wins prestigious environmental prize

Nalleli Cobo was recognized with a Goldman Environmental Prize for her work against oil extraction sites in L.A. that she and community members claim were making them sick.
Image: Nalleli Cobo in front of the closed AllenCo site.
Image: Nalleli Cobo in front of the closed AllenCo site.
13h ago

Why parents need to speak to their children about the Texas shooting, according to psychologists

Some feel numb. Others feel confused. Even if parents want to shield kids from the tragedy, psychologists say it’s important to discuss it.
Arlington, VA Schools Re-Open For Classes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
Arlington, VA Schools Re-Open For Classes Amid COVID-19 Pandemic
14h ago

Guilty plea in plot to firebomb California Democratic headquarters

Ian Benjamin Rogers pleaded guilty to conspiring to destroy a building by fire or explosives, possessing an explosive device and possessing a machine gun.
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18h ago

4 children among 5 killed in Pennsylvania house explosion

The blast in the borough of Pottstown, northwest of Philadelphia, also left two people in critical condition, officials said. A cause is under investigation.
Crews work the scene of a deadly explosion in a residential neighborhood in Pottstown, Pa., on May 27, 2022.
Crews work the scene of a deadly explosion in a residential neighborhood in Pottstown, Pa., on May 27, 2022.
19h ago

Passenger who broke flight attendant's teeth in mask fight sentenced to 15 months

Vyvianna Quinonez was ordered to pay more than $30,000 in fines and restitution for the fight that started after she was asked to wear a mask and fasten her seatbelt.
Southwest Boeing approaching airport
Southwest Boeing approaching airport
20h ago

Boy found in suitcase in Indiana woods died of electrolyte imbalance, authorities say

The 5-year-old boy, found in a "Welcome to Fabulous Las Vegas" suitcase, had likely contracted a stomach virus, police said.
A child’s body was found inside this closed hard case suitcase with a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back.
A child’s body was found inside this closed hard case suitcase with a distinctive Las Vegas design on its front and back.

Missteps in Uvalde shooting response echo Pulse massacre, where 49 died

"We know a similar horror," says Pulse shooting survivor and gay activist Brandon Wolf.
At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub
At Least 20 Dead In Mass Shooting At Orlando Gay Nightclub

Feds entered Uvalde school to kill gunman despite local police initially asking them to wait

Two senior federal law enforcement officials said the federal agents decided after about 30 minutes not to wait any longer and entered the school to find gunman Salvador Ramos.
Police outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
Police outside Robb Elementary School following a shooting, in Uvalde, Texas, on May 24, 2022.
22h ago

Outside the NRA convention: Fury. Inside, a celebration and defense of guns goes on.

While NRA members browsed aisles of AR-15 inspired merchandise, children held signs reading “How many more kids?” and “Am I next?” 
Protesters shout at attendees of the NRA annual meeting in Houston on Friday.
Protesters shout at attendees of the NRA annual meeting in Houston on Friday.

Waiting to confront Texas school shooter was ‘the wrong decision,’ police admit along with string of other failures

Authorities also admitted Friday to driving past the gunman and other failures in responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting

'The wrong decision': Police admit string of failures in response to Texas school massacre

Authorities also admitted Friday to driving past the gunman and other failures in responding to the massacre at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde.
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting
Image: Uvalde, Texas School Shooting