Virginia man arrested twice for DUI in less than nine hours

February 26, 2021 at 12:10

A Virginia man was arrested twice in less than nine hours for driving under the influence, authorities said. Travis Baker, 38, was first busted just before midnight Tuesday when he allegedly sideswiped another car in Stafford County, authorities said. The S...

Showers, thunderstorms to move through Southern and Eastern US

February 26, 2021 at 12:10

A stationary front draped across the Southeast will bring several rounds of showers and thunderstorms Friday from the Mississippi Valley through the Tennessee and Ohio Valleys and then into the Mid-Atlantic. Some snow will accumulate over interior sections...

Florida's MacDill Air Force Base makes dream come true for girl, 5, amid cancer battle

February 26, 2021 at 10:12

A 5-year-old girl battling cancer achieved her dream of becoming a U.S. Air Force honorary pilot this week thanks to Florida's MacDill Air Force Base and the National Pediatric Cancer Foundation. Honorary Capt. Ever Young was given her orders to be a pilot-...

Mother who lost 3 children and her mom in fire during power outages talks about tragic night

February 26, 2021 at 10:09

(CNN) As Texas hobbles back to normal life after a devastating winter storm, one mother is still trying to come to terms with a heart-wrenching and unfathomable personal tragedy. They went to bed by around 9:30 p.m. as the kids had tired themselves out, Ngu...

Trump in 2024? 'Absolutely,' Mitch McConnell says

February 26, 2021 at 10:02

Here's what you need to know as you start your day ...Trump in 2024? 'Absolutely,' Mitch McConnell saysSenate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said Thursday he would "absolutely" support Donald Trump if the former president were to win the Republican...

Florida resident reports shooting naked man carrying Bible: cops

February 26, 2021 at 08:18

A naked man knocking on doors at a South Florida apartment complex at midweek was shot by someone who then called 911 to turn himself in, police said. The man was carrying a Bible and knocking on doors Wednesday at the Sunshine Garden Apartments when he was...

US warships in Persian Gulf have suffer COVID-19 outbreaks

February 26, 2021 at 08:12

Two U.S. warships in the Persian Gulf have suffered coronavirus outbreaks, the U.S. Navy’s 5th Fleet announced early Friday. The ships will likely be out of action for a few days in Bahrain as tensions with Iran ramp up following the American airstrikes of...

Peter Gotti, mob boss brother of 'Dapper Don' John Gotti, dead at 81

February 26, 2021 at 07:18

Mobster Peter Gotti, the one-time Gambino crime boss and successor to brother John "Dapper Don" Gotti, died in North Carolina where he was serving time in federal prison. The Bronx native served more than 17 years behind bars and had been recently seeking a...

Maryland school employee’s alleged Zoom masturbation didn’t break state law, police say

February 26, 2021 at 04:36

A school employee in Maryland won’t face charges after he was allegedly spotted masturbating during a Zoom session with special education students this week, according to a report. The reason: Police said the alleged behavior "did not rise to the level of a...

Teen Lamborghini driver was speeding during LA wreck that killed woman, family claims: report

February 26, 2021 at 04:04

Monique Munoz, 32, was killed in west Los Angeles last week on her way home from work when her Lexus collided with a Lamborghini SUV, and Munoz's family says a teen driver was at the wheel. The Lamborghini driver, a male, sustained head injuries and was tra...

Canada national pleads guilty to attempting to bring illegal immigrants into US by way of the Caribbean

February 26, 2021 at 03:26

A Canadian national pleaded guilty Thursday to his role in a financial scheme to smuggle illegal immigrants from Sri Lanka into the United States by way of the Caribbean. Sri Kajamukam Chelliah, 55, of Sri Lanka, admitted to conspiring with others to facili...

University of Tennessee, Knoxville, renames 2 dorms for Black civil rights leaders

February 26, 2021 at 02:01

(CNN) Two dorms at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, will now bear the names of two Black civil rights leaders in the state "whose fight for equity and social justice transformed the state's higher education system and the university," according to a...

Florida's Tyndall Air Force Base sees jet crash land; pilots hospitalized

February 26, 2021 at 00:49

Two Air Force pilots were hospitalized in Florida Thursday after their jet crash-landed at Tyndall Air Force Base, authorities said. "At approximately 11:25 a.m. this morning a Mirage F1B aircraft contracted through Airborne Tactical Advantage Company (ATAC...

Student protesters urge state to change Dixie State University's name

February 26, 2021 at 00:46

(CNN) State Senate leaders in Utah say a bill to rename Dixie State University will get a debate this session, after a group of students rallied at the Capitol in favor of removing "Dixie" from the school's name. The bill passed the House on February 10 but...

New York Gov. Cuomo to deploy 'undercover testers' to check for housing discrimination amid other scandals

February 26, 2021 at 00:19

With tens of thousands of New Yorkers fleeing the high-tax state amid the coronavirus pandemic under and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s leadership, the embattled governor is cracking down on housing discrimination. The state will send "undercover testers" posing as po...

COVID-19 sends car driving to its lowest levels in 19 years

February 25, 2021 at 23:42

Remote work and the collapse of the travel and tourism industry during the coronavirus pandemic, kept American drivers off the road for the fewest miles last year -- notching the fewest miles since 2001, according to the Department of Transportation. CLICK...

Manhattan DA faces critical decisions in Trump investigation as his time in office runs low

February 25, 2021 at 23:25

The DA received the records on Monday, the office confirmed, and sources say there are millions of pages of documents to analyze. The field of contenders is diverse and includes former prosecutors, a public defender who competed on the reality TV series Sur...

Florida official under sheriff's investigation after coronavirus vaccine VIP list scandal

February 25, 2021 at 22:58

A Florida sheriff’s department is now investigating whether a county commissioner violated state law after creating a vaccine VIP list and helping establish coronavirus pop-up clinics in two wealthy ZIP codes. The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office has since l...

The Cherokee Nation acknowledges that descendants of people once enslaved by the tribe should also qualify as Cherokee

February 25, 2021 at 22:16

(CNN) A longstanding dispute over who can be considered a citizen of the Cherokee Nation finally came to a conclusion this week. The Cherokee Nation Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the tribal nation remove the phrase "by blood" from its constitution and...

Viral accusation of racism at Smith College quietly fell apart

February 25, 2021 at 22:04

An investigation into allegations of racism at Massachusetts' Smith College that went viral before quietly crumbling has been thrust back into the public spotlight this week amidst the liberal arts school's public disagreement with former administrative ass...

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