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Teen held on murder charge after fatal shooting following Arkansas high school prom

Donterious Stephens, 19, was placed in police custody hours after Lorenzo Harrison III, 18, was fatally shot in the town of Helena-West Helena, Arkansas.
Teen held on first degree charge after fatal shooting at Arkansas prom party.
Teen held on first degree charge after fatal shooting at Arkansas prom party.
9h ago

From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line

The project is touted as the first true high-speed passenger rail line in the nation, designed to reach speeds of 186 mph comparable to Japan’s Shinkansen bullet trains.
From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line
From Sin City to the City of Angels, building starts on high-speed rail line
10h ago

U.S. surfer accompanied by dolphins as she wins world championship event in Australia

Gabriela Bryan of Hawaii took a commanding lead with a 7.83 for two powerful turns on her forehand as a handful of dolphins swooped around her.
Western Australia Margaret River Pro
Western Australia Margaret River Pro
12h ago

Suspect arrested after break-in at Los Angeles mayor's home, police say

Mayor Karen Bass and her family weren't injured, and the suspect was arrested without incident.
LA Mayor Karen Bass delivers the State of the City address
LA Mayor Karen Bass delivers the State of the City address
16h ago

15 injured in tram accident at Universal Studios

The California Highway Patrol said the tram was making a turn when it hit a guardrail and overturned.
An ambulance on the scene of a tram crash at Universal Studios
An ambulance on the scene of a tram crash at Universal Studios
20h ago

Terry Anderson, AP reporter kidnapped in Lebanon and held captive for years, dies at 76

Anderson chronicled his abduction and torturous imprisonment by Islamic militants in his bestselling 1993 memoir, “Den of Lions.” He died Sunday at his home, his daughter said.
Terry Anderson
Terry Anderson
1d ago

18-year-old woman fatally shot on Delaware State University campus

The woman wasn't a student, campus police said. She was found with a gunshot wound near a campus dorm.
Delaware State University students enter the Dover campus.
Delaware State University students enter the Dover campus.
1d ago

Iran’s supreme leader tacitly acknowledges Tehran hit little in its attack on Israel

Analysts believe both Iran and Israel, regional archrivals locked in a shadow war for years, are trying to dial back tensions following a series of escalatory attacks.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks

Presidential approval tracker: How popular is Joe Biden?

Compare Biden’s approval rating with that of Trump, Obama, Bush and Clinton. Updated regularly.
Illustration of President Joe Biden with approval rating line graphs of previous presidents.
Illustration of President Joe Biden with approval rating line graphs of previous presidents.

Public school enrollment in the U.S. slipping as alternatives gain support

Census Bureau data shows K-12 enrollment continued its downward trajectory in 2022, and experts say it’s more than just declining birth rates.
A classroom at the Utopia Independent School in Utopia, Texas.
A classroom at the Utopia Independent School in Utopia, Texas.
1d ago

University of Idaho murder suspect's alibi defense puts spotlight on cellphone data analyst

Bryan Kohberger's defense team said it will turn to an Arizona-based cellphone data expert, Sy Ray, who has typically worked for the prosecution in criminal cases.
Bryan Kohberger
Bryan Kohberger