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Children found handcuffed in car lead Pennsylvania police to arrest two people

Richard Hayes and Natosha Bell were arrested and charged with aggravated assault, false imprisonment, and endangering the welfare of children, police said.

Food Bank for the Heartland's mission to feed families amid the pandemic

In Iowa, one in seven children struggle with hunger. In Nebraska, it’s one in six. Food Bank for the Heartland distributed 42 million pounds of food to the region in 2020, up 45 percent from 2019, as more people sought help because of the pandemic.
Food Bank for the Heartland's mission to feed families amid the pandemic
Food Bank for the Heartland's mission to feed families amid the pandemic

One-on-one with Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas as first migrant families reunited

In an exclusive interview with NBC News’ Jacob Soboroff, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas says the Biden administration is “focused on providing stability” to reunited families, but says permanent residency is “not something we can guarantee at this point in time.”
One-on-one with Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas as first migrant families reunited
One-on-one with Homeland Security Sec. Mayorkas as first migrant families reunited
1h ago

Sixth grader shoots, injures two classmates and custodian in Idaho

The Jefferson County Sheriff said a sixth grade girl pulled a handgun from her bag and shot three people before she was disarmed by a teacher.
Rigby Middle School in Jefferson County, Idaho.
Rigby Middle School in Jefferson County, Idaho.
1h ago

She responded to a smishing scam. Then the spam texts got worse. Experts explain why.

With more people using their smartphone to make payments and many banks and utilities verifying users' accounts through text messages, the fraud floodgates have opened.
Illustration of overlapping speech bubbles that read," Your account may be suspended due to suspicious activity" and "ALERT!".
Illustration of overlapping speech bubbles that read," Your account may be suspended due to suspicious activity" and "ALERT!".
2h ago

University of Texas linebacker Jake Ehlinger found dead in Austin

His older brother, quarterback Sam Ehlinger, was drafted last week by the Indianapolis Colts.
Image: Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger (48)
Image: Texas Longhorns linebacker Jake Ehlinger (48)
3h ago

Puerto Rico mourns Keishla Rodriguez's death as boxer Félix Verdejo is indicted in her killing

The killing is the latest in a string of at least 21 femicides on the island since January.
Image: Keila Ortiz
Image: Keila Ortiz
4h ago

U.S. Army trainee uses rifle to hijack school bus full of children, S.C. sheriff says

Eighteen students from Forest Lake Elementary School and their driver were not harmed.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a Fort Jackson trainee has been arrested after hijacking a school bus with a gun in Fort Jackson, S,C., May 6, 2021.
Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott says a Fort Jackson trainee has been arrested after hijacking a school bus with a gun in Fort Jackson, S,C., May 6, 2021.
4h ago

'Bearded Bandit' bank robber found dead on Southern California beach

Christopher Andrew Gibson, 32, was found early Tuesday morning on a beach in Encinitas in northern San Diego County.
Christopher Andrew Gibson, 26, of Vista, Calif.
Christopher Andrew Gibson, 26, of Vista, Calif.

New Jersey University offers up to $1,000 off fees for vaccinated students

Full-time students will receive $500 off their tuition bill and those who reside on campus will get another $500 deducted from their housing bill.
Vaccine-Givers Race Time at an Atlantic City Convention Hall
Vaccine-Givers Race Time at an Atlantic City Convention Hall

California bar owner charged after allegedly selling fake Covid-19 vaccination cards

Undercover agents with the state's Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control were able to buy the fake cards at the Old Corner Saloon multiple times, the agency said.
Old Corner Saloon in Clements, Calif.
Old Corner Saloon in Clements, Calif.