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8h ago

Three abandoned children, skeletal remains found in Texas

The Harris County sheriff said the discovery was "heartbreaking."

Supporters of unvaccinated NBA star Kyrie Irving storm past barricades outside game

The protest prompted Barclays Center in New York City to briefly close its doors.
Protesters rallying against Covid-19 vaccination mandates and in support of basketball player Kyrie Irving gather outside the Barclays Center before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 24, 2021, in New York.
Protesters rallying against Covid-19 vaccination mandates and in support of basketball player Kyrie Irving gather outside the Barclays Center before an NBA basketball game between the Brooklyn Nets and the Charlotte Hornets on Oct. 24, 2021, in New York.
15h ago

3.6-magnitude earthquake hits Los Angeles area

Residents reported that they were still asleep in bed when they were awakened by sharp jolts.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2021.
A 3.6-magnitude earthquake struck near Los Angeles on Oct. 24, 2021.
16h ago

Rep. Jim Banks suspended from Twitter for misgendering trans government official

Dr. Rachel Levine is the first transgender person to hold a Senate-confirmed office.
Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., listens during a news conference in front of the Capitol on July 27, 2021.
Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., listens during a news conference in front of the Capitol on July 27, 2021.

Woman injured after man drives into anti-vaccination mandate protest

A man was alleged to have argued with protesters, gotten into his vehicle and rammed into the group on the sidewalk.
18h ago

Amanda Knox announces birth of first child

"I'm so grateful to everyone who has wished [husband Christopher Robinson] and I well on our journey to parenthood," Knox said on Instagram.
Amanda Knox appears on NBC's \"TODAY\" show on Sept. 20, 2013.
Amanda Knox appears on NBC's \"TODAY\" show on Sept. 20, 2013.

'Crisis mode': Psychiatric bed shortages leave patients in limbo

The pandemic has so strained already tight state psychiatric facilities in Georgia, Virginia, Texas and elsewhere that they struggle to admit new patients.
Image: Hummingbird Psychiatric Respite Navigation Center clients at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, Calif.
Image: Hummingbird Psychiatric Respite Navigation Center clients at San Francisco General Hospital on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019, in San Francisco, Calif.
21h ago

Picasso artworks in Las Vegas sell for more than $100 million

The sale was part of a bid by MGM Resorts to diversify its collection to include more art from women, people of color and emerging nations as well as from LGBTQ artists and artists with disabilities.
Image: Sotheby's Presents "Picasso: Masterworks From The MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection" - Auction
Image: Sotheby's Presents "Picasso: Masterworks From The MGM Resorts Fine Art Collection" - Auction
22h ago

Billions more for schools come with federal strings attached, some experts say

Education Secretary Miguel Cardona thinks harnessing the positive energy of surviving 2020 — and adding federal funds — may be the way to solve long-standing problems.
Image: Armele Correa, 7, writes in her school journal about what she plans to do at home over the summer of 2021.
Image: Armele Correa, 7, writes in her school journal about what she plans to do at home over the summer of 2021.
1d ago

'I want accountability': Kobe Bryant's widow reveals grief, harassment after helicopter crash

In deposition, Vanessa Bryant details the morning her husband and their daughter were killed and the L.A. County sheriff's promise to secure the crash site.
Vanessa Bryant
Vanessa Bryant
1d ago

Two children dead in Texas drag racing crash

The track competition was part of the "Airport Race Wars 2" event and was being held at an airport in Texas.
The scene of a crash in Texas, where two children were killed and eight people were injured when a drag racer veered off track Saturday.
The scene of a crash in Texas, where two children were killed and eight people were injured when a drag racer veered off track Saturday.