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9h ago

Ex-school bus driver accused of setting fire to buses, one filled with students, as he drove

Federal and state prosecutors alleged that anywhere between 42 and 66 children were on the bus during one of the incidents.
School Bus Catches Fire in Utah
School Bus Catches Fire in Utah
19h ago

Vice President Kamala Harris to join in marking anniversary of Bloody Sunday on Alabama bridge

Sunday’s march is among dozens of events during the annual Selma Bridge Crossing Jubilee, which began Thursday and culminates Sunday.
Vice President Kamala Harris
Vice President Kamala Harris
21h ago

University of Maryland suspends fraternities and sororities pending investigation

The suspension applies to all organizations affiliated with the College Park campus’ Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Council, which represent 21 fraternities and 16 sororities.
Pedestrians walk across the Chapel Lawn at The University of Maryland
Pedestrians walk across the Chapel Lawn at The University of Maryland
1d ago

Texans reeling from wildfires assess catastrophic damages, impact on cattle industry

Residents and ranchers grapple with the devastation left behind by historic wildfires as efforts were underway to contain five fires near Amarillo.
Texas Wild Fires
Texas Wild Fires
2d ago

University of Florida eliminates all diversity, equity and inclusion positions due to new state rule

The state passed a new rule that prohibits using state funds for DEI programs.
Gainesville, University of Florida, campus entrance with students
Gainesville, University of Florida, campus entrance with students
2d ago

Pa. train derailment leaves cars on riverbank and in water; no injuries or hazardous materials reported

Authorities said it was unclear how many cars were involved in the crash near Bethlehem and there was no immediate word on the derailment’s cause.
train derailment
train derailment
2d ago

An arrest has been made in the slaying of a pregnant Amish woman in Pennsylvania

Shawn C. Cranston has been charged with criminal homicide, criminal homicide of an unborn child, burglary and criminal trespass, Pennsylvania State Police said.
Police vehicles on the Fish Flats
Police vehicles on the Fish Flats

Education Department to open investigation into Nex Benedict's Oklahoma school district

Benedict, a 16-year-old transgender student, died last month after a fight with three students in a school bathroom, drawing global media attention.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
Nex Benedict outside the family’s home in Owasso, Okla., in Dec. 2023.
2d ago

‘Rust’ armorer faced tearful testimony and claims of ‘unprofessional’ handling of guns in first week of trial

Several people took the stand throughout the first week of Hannah Gutierrez-Reed’s trial, which included emotional testimony from the film’s assistant director.
profile court trial rust movie
profile court trial rust movie
2d ago

The complex battle between Black hairstylists and their clients

Venting frustrations about hairstylists is nothing new, but the practice is reaching new heights on social media, and even at least one lawsuit. Some stylists, though, are looking for solutions — and a path toward healing.
Photo illustration of back of woman's head and a list of salon requirements
Photo illustration of back of woman's head and a list of salon requirements
2d ago

Overcoming poverty and addiction, he passed the bar exam. Then his prescription got in the way.

Experts say discrimination against people who use medication to treat their opioid use disorder is rampant. The Justice Department is trying to change that.
Illustration of man looking into a lawyer's office. Bottles of MOUD medication are seen behind him.
Illustration of man looking into a lawyer's office. Bottles of MOUD medication are seen behind him.
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