Family and Friends of Newtown Victims Gather to Commemorate First Anniversary
The family and friends of the 26 people killed a year ago at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, held a candlelight vigil Thursday night in Washington.
Pope Francis Is Time’s Person of the Year 2013
Time magazine has named Pope Francis its 2013 Person of the Year.
Nelson Mandela Dies at Age 95
Longtime civil-rights leader and former president of South Africa Nelson Mandela died Thursday due to complications from a lung infection. He was 95 years old.
Gunman Spotted on Yale Campus; Lockdown Lifted [UDATED]
UPDATE 3:15 p.m. EST: The lockdown and shelter-in-place orders have been lifted, according to the Yale alert system. Police have been going door-to-door on campus searching for the gunman, though authorities will not confirm whether it may have been a hoax.
3 Students Shot at Pittsburgh High School
Just after the school day ended at Brashear High School in Pittsburgh, several gunmen dressed in black shot three students as they were leaving the building. All three victims are alive and in stable condition, receiving treatment at local hospitals.
U.S. Capitol Locked Down Briefly After Multiple Gunshots; Suspect Shot and Killed [PHOTOS]…
UPDATE 6:30 P.M. EST: Officials have confirmed that the woman who led police on a car chase from the White House toward the Capitol was indeed killed at the scene. Her name has not yet been released.
Federal Government Shuts Down, No One Knows for How Long
As of 12:01 a.m. EST on Tuesday, the federal government closed down. Congressional leaders in the House of Representatives and the Senate were unable to reach an agreement on a budget or a temporary fix, known as a continuing resolution, before the start of the new fiscal year on October 1.
Child Rapist Goes Free After One Whole Month in Jail
Stacey Rambold, who admitted raping 14-year-old Cherice Moralez in 2007, finished his 30-day term at the Montana State Prison in Deer Lodge on Thursday morning. Moralez, who at the time was a student at the high school where Rambold taught, committed suicide in 2010.
Names of Those Killed on September 11, 2001
Wednesday marks the 12th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. Memorial services will be held all across the country, many involving a reading of the victims' names.
Would You Put This Kidnapped-Woman Decal on Your Pickup Truck?
A marketing company in Waco, Texas, has created an unusual new type of decal, and it's causing quite a controversy.