Category Archives: National News

Three men accused in Ahmaud Arbery killing plead not guilty to hate crime charges

Three men accused in Ahmaud Arbery killing plead not guilty to hate crime charges

ftwitty/iStock(BRUNSWICK, Ga.) — Three white Georgia men already facing state murder charges for allegedly tracking down and fatally shooting Ahmaud Arbery as the 25-year-old Black man jogged through their neighborhood in 2020 all pleaded not guilty Tuesday to federal hate crime charges. Gregory McMichael, his son Travis McMichael and their neighbor William “Roddie” Bryan were…read more »

Prosecutor seeks hate crime charges, death penalty in Atlanta spa shootings

Prosecutor seeks hate crime charges, death penalty in Atlanta spa shootings

Photo by Megan Varner/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A Georgia district attorney will seek the death penalty and hate crimes charges against Atlanta spa shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long. Long is accused of killing eight people, including six Asian women, in a spree targeting three Atlanta-area spas on March 16. Long was indicted Tuesday on murder and…read more »

Victims of Colorado Springs birthday party shooting to be identified

Victims of Colorado Springs birthday party shooting to be identified

Helen H. Richardson/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — The victims killed in a shooting at a Colorado Springs birthday party will be named Tuesday evening, police said. The Colorado Springs Police Department will identify the victims and offer further details of the shooting spree at 3 p.m. Mountain time. The shooting…read more »

Missing 71-year-old Oregon hiker found safe two days later

Missing 71-year-old Oregon hiker found safe two days later

Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A 71-year-old hiker who went missing in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon on Saturday has been found safe after spending two nights in the wilderness. Joseph Dean of Portland was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Saturday. He texted his wife in the afternoon saying he was lost somewhere…read more »

Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says

Autopilot likely not engaged in Texas Tesla crash, NTSB report says

Craig Dingle/iStock(NEW YORK) — The Tesla Model S involved in a fatal crash in Texas last month was likely not in autopilot mode, according to a preliminary report released by the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The agency also said the owner was initially in the driver’s seat. Home surveillance footage shows the owner of…read more »

Family members discover human remains while clearing out dead father’s house

Family members discover human remains while clearing out dead father’s house

MicroStockHub/iStock(CASCO, Maine) — Family members made a grisly discovery over the weekend when they discovered human skeletal remains while they were cleaning out their father’s residence after he passed away earlier this year. The incident occurred on Saturday, May 8, in Casco, Maine — approximately 30 miles north of Portland — when the Cumberland County…read more »

Park across from White House reopens after almost a year of being closed

Park across from White House reopens after almost a year of being closed

YayaErnst/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After almost a year of being closed to the public, Lafayette Square, the park north of the White House, quietly reopened to the public on Monday. The park had been closed since the summer, following the forceful removal of peaceful protesters by law enforcement. Following the park’s clearance, former President Donald Trump walked…read more »