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  • NYC Authorities Respond to Explosion Near Port Authority Bus Terminal

    An explosion occurred during the Monday morning rush hour near New York City’s Port Authority, police said. NBC News reports one suspect is in custody following the incident at 42nd Street and Eighth Avenue, a senior NYPD official said. The suspect sustained a minor injury but it was not immediately clear if anyone else was wounded, police said. Emergency vehicles rushed to the scene, causing major evacuations in the massive transit hub. The Fire Department of New York City said […]

  • Boy Scouts to Admit Girls, Allow Them to Earn Eagle Scout Rank

    The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor. “We believe it is critical to evolve how our programs meet the needs of families interested in positive and lifelong experiences for their children,” said Michael Surbaugh, chief executive of the Boy Scouts. The scouting board of directors voted unanimously to make the historic change in an organization that has […]

  • Driver Charged After Deaths of 10 Migrants from Sweltering Truck

    SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A Florida man, accused of driving the tractor trailer where at least 10 undocumented immigrants died Sunday, appeared in court Monday morning where he was charged with illegally transporting immigrants. Sixty-year-old James Matthew Gradley Jr. was brought into a federal courthouse in San Antonio, Texas. The truck’s trailer has Iowa license plates and is owned by Pyle Transportation in Sac County. The owner tells the San Antonio Express News that Bradely is an owner-operator for the […]

  • Police Officer’s Kindness Goes Viral

    DURHAM, North Carolina — A police officer’s act of kindness is spreading all over the internet after the woman on the receiving end shared her touching story on Facebook. Courtney Bailey admits she was speeding, was not wearing a seat belt and had an expired inspection when she was pulled over by Officer D.P. Strandh on Tuesday. Bailey lost her job and was on her way to donate plasma in exchange for money when Strandh pulled her over. “The crazy […]

  • Watch Live: Swearing-In Ceremony for Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch

    Justice Anthony Kennedy swears in Neil Gorsuch as an Associate Justice of the Supreme Court during a ceremony at the White House Rose Garden. President Trump and Vice President Pence also attend.

  • Maine Considers Canine Seat Belt Law

    Tail wagging, tongue out, feeling the breeze: for a dog, there may be no greater joy than riding in a car, with its head out of the window. But in Maine, that could soon become a criminal act. A proposed law, called “An Act Concerning the Transporting of Dogs in Passenger Vehicles,” would require harnesses or tethers for dogs riding in moving vehicles. Dogs would not be allowed to ride in the front seat area, or put their head out […]

  • NBC’s Hoda Kotb Adopts Baby Girl

    TODAY anchor Hoda Kotb has become a mother after adopting a baby girl, Haley Joy Kotb. “She’s a Valentine’s baby so she’s a little nugget,” Hoda, 52, said Tuesday during a phone call to her TODAY family. “She is the love of my life!” My girl ❤❤❤ #haleyjoy pic.twitter.com/CauLYRja3e — Hoda Kotb (@hodakotb) February 21, 2017 The arrival thrilled Hoda’s coworkers, including her co-anchor Kathie Lee Gifford, who somehow managed to keep the news a secret. “I’ve got the biggest […]

  • Feral Bunnies Invade Las Vegas

    LAS VEGAS — Pet bunnies might seem like a good idea but many end up dumped in the wild, becoming feral. The abandoned household pets are now multiplying and taking over communities around Las Vegas, Nevada. Animal advocates estimate there could be thousands of feral bunnies throughout the community. Although it’s not clear how the dumping sites started, the problem is only getting worse. Dave Schweiger has dedicated the past two years to feeding and caring for the animals. “Bunnies […]

  • Punxsutawney Phil Sees Shadow, Six More Weeks of Winter on Tap

    PUNXSUTAWNEY, Pa. — Pennsylvania’s most famous groundhog on Thursday morning saw his shadow. According to legend, that means there will be six more weeks of winter. Members of Punxsutawney Phil’s top hat-wearing inner circle revealed their forecast at sunrise, just before 7:30 a.m. Thursday. The well-dressed handlers brought the meteorological rodent out as the crowd chanted, “Phil, Phil, Phil, Phil!” As they held him up to the crowd — one woman shouted “We love you Phil!” But the love died down […]

  • Teacher’s Personal Twist on High-Fives Shows Bond with Students

    One Charlotte, North Carolina teacher has taken bonding with his students to the next level, coming up with a unique handshake for each student in his classroom. Barry White Jr. teaches fifth-grade literacy at Ashley Park Elementary School, a Title I institution that encourages teachers to find creative ways to engage with their students. “The most critical component is the relationship, the rapport you build with your students because sometimes it can go underrated or overlooked,” White says. “Before I’m […]

  • WATCH: Notre Dame Player Surprised by Soldier Brother

    A win for Notre Dame normally would have been enough to make Matt Farrell happy, but the Fighting Irish guard experienced something much more important than wins and losses Monday night. Following his team’s 77-62 win over Colgate, Farrell saw a message on the sideboard from his brother, Bo, seemingly from Afghanistan where he was stationed. Bo was supposed to come home in February, but instead made it home in time for the holidays and to see his brother play. […]

  • Suspect in Shooting of Georgia Police Officers is Dead

    A gunman who allegedly killed one police officer and critically injured another in Georgia is dead after a 27-hour manhunt, officials said on Thursday. Authorities did not indicate if Minquell Kennedy Lembrick, 32, took his own life or was taken down by authorities. A press conference is scheduled for 1 p.m. The manhunt for Lembrick intensified Thursday morning with more than 200 law enforcement officers across agencies joining the search. Minquell escaped after the shooting near Georgia Southwestern State University […]