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Justin Merriman/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) — An unarmed African-American teenager killed by police while fleeing a traffic stop this week wrote a poem two years ago saying he never wants his mother to feel the pain of burying her son. Antwon Rose, 17, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh police officer Tuesday after the teen and […]

Greenville Police Department(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun. Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding to the […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Three-quarters of Americans say immigration is a good thing, according to a Gallup poll released Thursday. The number — 75 percent — is a “record-high” and includes majorities from all party groups, according to Gallup. The findings are based on a poll conduced between June 1 and June 13. Last year, 71 […]

The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) — Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday. The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign language, announced that the famed […]

KOMO-TV(OAKVILLE, Wash.) — The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father’s Day, says he acted to “protect my family and others.” David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington, and a paramedic for the town’s […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified, the official said. The story was first reported by The […]

Antwon Rose/Facebook(PITTSBURGH) — The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn’t “want him to have died in vain,” a family attorney said. Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer Tuesday after the teen and two […]

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere. New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents will experience a whopping […]

U.S. Geological Survey(HONOLULU) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii makes for very photogenic selfies and social media posts, but authorities are cracking down on thrill-seekers who are getting too close for comfort. Since the volcano first erupted on May 3, bubbling lava, molten rock and fissures have forced […]

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After the University of Chicago announced late last week it’s scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same. “I know other schools will follow,” Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the nonprofit National Center for Fair and Open Testing, […]

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