Category Archives: National News

How Wyoming became the most vaccine-hesitant state

How Wyoming became the most vaccine-hesitant state

RiverNorthPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — With more than half of U.S. adults now having received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the country is on the precipice of a new vaccination challenge: hesitancy. According to new estimates from a U.S. Census Bureau survey conducted from October to March, we know more about which Americans are most…read more »

16-year-old girl fatally shot by police in Ohio

16-year-old girl fatally shot by police in Ohio

vmargineanu/iStock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Police have identified the 16-year-old girl who was shot and killed by a Columbus, Ohio, police officer Tuesday afternoon while he responded to a fight between several girls in a residential neighborhood. Columbus police responded to 911 calls of a disturbance at 4:30 p.m. local time, with the first officer getting out…read more »

Human remains found in search for missing Amish teen, prosecutors say

Human remains found in search for missing Amish teen, prosecutors say

East Lampeter Police Department(EAST LAMPETER TOWNSHIP, Penn.) — Investigators have found human remains in a rural Pennsylvania area during the search for an Amish teenager who has been missing for 10 months, authorities said. Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, was reported missing on June 21 when she did not return from a youth group she was supposed…read more »

Inspector general finds DHS had legal authority to deploy officers in Portland but no comprehensive strategy

Inspector general finds DHS had legal authority to deploy officers in Portland but no comprehensive strategy

400tmax/iStock(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general released a report Wednesday saying DHS had the legal authority to deploy agents and officers to Portland, Oregon, last summer but did not have a comprehensive strategy and was “unprepared.” DHS deployed Customs and Border Protection agents to Portland, Oregon, in the summer of 2020 to…read more »

Here’s how Derek Chauvin could try to get verdict overturned on appeal

Here’s how Derek Chauvin could try to get verdict overturned on appeal

kuzma/iStock(MINNEAPOLIS) — Derek Chauvin’s legal battle is far from over. The nation watched with bated breath on Tuesday as the former Minnesota police officer was found guilty of second-degree murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the May 25, 2020, death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. Chauvin will have 90 days to appeal the verdict,…read more »

Derek Chauvin verdict reactions: Updates

Derek Chauvin verdict reactions: Updates

Court TV via ABC News(MINNEAPOLIS) — People across the United States responded to the guilty verdict that was reached in the murder trial of former Minnesota police officer Derek Chauvin, who was charged in the death of George Floyd. Chauvin was found guilty on all counts. Here’s how the news is developing. All times Eastern:…read more »

With former President Barack Obama’s library, Chicago’s South Side plans big

With former President Barack Obama’s library, Chicago’s South Side plans big

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — Plans for former President Barack Obama’s presidential library are underway in his hometown of Chicago’s South Side. “We hope it will help lift up the South Side and breathe new life into Jackson Park and the surrounding communities,” former President Obama said in a tweet. Mayor Lori Lightwood announced $500 million…read more »