Breaking News

National News

Machine-gun conversion device taking violence to the ‘next level’: Experts

A machine gun conversion device for a Glock hand gun was in custody of the ATF Boston Bureau. (John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images) (NEW YORK) — Just weeks before he was killed along with three others in a hail of gunfire at a Sweet 16 birthday party in Dadeville, Alabama, 19-year-old Marsiah Collins told his father about a …

Read More »

Woman speaks out after sinking into quicksand on Maine beach

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A woman is speaking out after sinking into quicksand along the Maine coast. Jamie Acord said she was walking with her husband near the water on a Maine beach when she suddenly sank up to her hips and found herself trapped waist deep in sand. “We were probably 10 feet from the sand dunes and …

Read More »

Truck driver narrowly escapes train collision, moment caught on camera

Zack Hatcher (NEW YORK) — The driver of an 18-wheeler tractor-trailer is lucky to be alive after he narrowly escaped a massive collision with an oncoming train outside Atlanta this week. The incident, which was captured on video, happened early Tuesday morning off Allatoona Road near Interstate 75 in Bartow County, Georgia. Zack Hatcher was right behind the tractor-trailer that …

Read More »

LGBTQ+ asylum seekers search for safety in US after persecution abroad

Norberto Cuenca/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Xavier Walker’s biggest fear when he was outed as gay was that he would be killed. “In the community, going to school, I had to be very mindful,” Walker, an asylum seeker from Jamaica living in the United States, told ABC News, reflecting on his embattled childhood. “Pretend you are straight, act straight, don’t …

Read More »

Four in critical condition in Memphis after shooting incident; Two suspects detained, police say

avid_creative/Getty Images (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — Police in Memphis have detained two people after three juveniles and one adult were left critically injured in a shooting incident on Tuesday night, officials said. Memphis Police responded to a shooting call at 5:12 p.m. CT near 240 West and Poplar Avenue. Four people found injured were taken to Baptist East hospital, where they …

Read More »

As Baltimore shipping channel reopens, DOT estimates at least $1.7 billion to rebuild bridge

In an aerial view, salvage crews continue to clean up wreckage from the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in the Patapsco River on June 11, 2024 in Baltimore, Maryland. (Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images) (BALTIMORE) — The Port of Baltimore’s federal channel was safely reopened to its original dimensions of 700 feet wide by 500 feet deep without any major …

Read More »

Michigan middle school coach allegedly choked student with shirt in incident caught on surveillance video

Getty Images – STOCK (DETROIT) — School officials are investigating after a now-former employee at a Michigan middle school allegedly choked a 14-year-old student with a shirt, in an incident captured on surveillance footage. The employee is no longer working at Ypsilanti Community Schools “effective immediately,” the school district said Monday. The alleged “assault” occurred on June 4 at Ypsilanti …

Read More »

1 dead after bus hijacking in Georgia; suspect in custody: Police

ABC (ATLANTA) — One person was fatally shot in connection with a bus hijacking that prompted a police chase through two Georgia counties on Tuesday, authorities said. The incident began at approximately 4:35 p.m. ET in downtown Atlanta, when police responded to a report of gunfire on a Gwinnett County Transit bus and a “possible hostage situation,” the Atlanta Police …

Read More »

Man charged with selling guns from prison had contact with Buffalo mass shooter Payton Gendron

Scott Olson/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A 24-year-old Texas man was charged on Tuesday with brazenly selling illegal guns and firearm parts while locked up in a Louisiana prison. Prosecutors revealed he communicated with self-professed white supremacist Payton Gendron before the teenager’s 2022 racially motivated mass shooting at a Buffalo supermarket. The suspect, Hayden Espinosa of Corpus Cristie, Texas, allegedly …

Read More »

Stranded kite surfer rescued after writing ‘HELP’ out of rocks in the sand

Getty Images – STOCK (SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — A kite surfer stranded on the California coast was rescued after officials say his “HELP” sign — written out of rocks in the sand — was spotted by a helicopter flying overhead. The unnamed man was stranded south of the Davenport Landing in Santa Cruz, California, on a “remote” stretch of beach …

Read More »