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Cesar Sayoc pleads guilty to mailing bombs targeting prominent Democrats

(NEW YORK) -- Cesar Sayoc, the man behind a campaign of letter bombs targeting prominent Democrats, including former President Barack Obama, pleaded guilty to 65 counts in Manhattan federal court on Thursday.Federal prosecutors more than doubled the number of charges immediately prior to the plea hearing.Sayoc, of Aventura, Florida, was…... Read More

'There's just snakes everywhere': Pest control removes 45 rattlesnakes from under Texas man's home

(ALBANY, Texas) -- A Texas resident's world was rattled after he learn he was sharing his home with several dozen deadly reptiles.Last week, the man crawled beneath his home near Albany to fix his cable line because his television was "acting up" due to the high winds in the area,…... Read More

Three killed when car crashes into New Orleans beauty salon, authorities say

(NEW ORLEANS) -- At least three people were killed in New Orleans on Wednesday night when a vehicle crashed into a beauty salon, engulfing the car and building in flames, authorities said.The crash occurred a short time after police began pursuing a vehicle that matched the description of one reported…... Read More

Heavy rain to fall during both commutes in Northeast; flooding worsens in Plains

(NEW YORK) -- A coastal storm is forming near the North Carolina coast and is expected to move up the coast Thursday into Friday. The nor’easter will bring heavy rain, damaging winds and heavy wet snow to the Northeast.Ahead of the storm, numerous states from Virginia to Vermont, are under…... Read More

Powerball jackpot climbs to $625 million as no one wins again

(NEW YORK) -- The largest Powerball jackpot of the year rose to over half a billion dollars on Wednesday. But if you were hoping to take it home, you'll have to wait another few days. For the 24th time in a row, no one hit the winning numbers on Wednesday…... Read More

YouTube star arrested for allegedly abusing seven adoptive children

(MARICOPA, Ariz.) -- A YouTube star is accused of physically abusing her seven adoptive children, who told authorities they were pepper-sprayed, beaten and deprived of food and water if they didn't participate in her videos.Machelle Hobson, 48, whose YouTube channel "Fantastic Adventures" has garnered almost 800,000 subscribers and 250 million…... Read More

Harvard sued for 'shamelessly' profiting from images of slaves, claim says

(BOSTON) -- A Connecticut woman filed a lawsuit against Harvard University on Wednesday, claiming it has "shamelessly" profited from images of two 19th-century slaves and ignored requests to turn the images over to the slaves' descendants.Tamara Lanier, of Norwich, Connecticut, said the images depict her family's ancestors, two South Carolina…... Read More

'Worst incident in my 45 plus years': Sheriff's deputy gunned down leaving behind wife, 3 kids

(KITTITAS, Wash.) -- A Washington state sheriff's deputy was gunned down and another officer was injured Tuesday night in what the sheriff called the "worst incident in my 45-plus years in law enforcement."Kittitas County Sheriff's Deputy Ryan Thompson, 42, a Washington state native, leaves behind a wife and three children,…... Read More

Riot police to patrol Miami Beach for remainder of spring break due to rowdy crowds: Reports

(MIAMI) -- The Miami Beach Police Department is beefing up the number of officers to patrol crowds for the remainder of spring break after several incidents involving alcohol-induced revelers have caused chaos in the city, according to reports.On Tuesday, Miami Beach officials held an emergency meeting to address the alcohol-induced…... Read More

Jewish cemetery headstones defaced with swastikas, anti-Semitic messages: Police

(BOSTON) -- A hate crime investigation is underway after 59 headstones were defaced and two were knocked over at a Jewish cemetery in Massachusetts, according to local police.Officers responded to the Hebrew Cemetery in Fall River Sunday afternoon after a maintenance worker discovered gravestones damaged with swastikas and anti-Semitic messages,…... Read More

US to stop detaining some migrant families apprehended at border

(WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Customs and Border Protection will start releasing some families apprehended near the border in south Texas as detention centers fill to capacity, an agency official said Tuesday.CBP will give some of the families apprehended in the Rio Grande Valley area notices to appear in court. Others will…... Read More