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  • President Trump visits Florida hospital to honor victims of Parkland shooting

    DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (CNN) — President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump, aiming to honor the victims of Wednesday’s school shooting in Parkland, Florida, visited Broward Health North Hospital on Friday, the hospital where many of the victims were treated. President Trump told reporters at the hospital that he spoke to victims of the shooting, adding that it is “very sad something like that could happen.” The President, during the brief exchange, also heralded the efforts of hospital staff […]

  • Romney announces US Senate run

    (CNN) — Mitt Romney said in a video announcement Friday that he will run for the US Senate from Utah, setting out on a glide path to Washington where he will likely play a central role driving the direction of the fractious Republican Party. I am running for United States Senate to serve the people of Utah and bring Utah's values to Washington. — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) February 16, 2018 “I have decided to run for United States Senate because I […]

  • These are the victims of the Florida school shooting

    (CNN) — A football coach. An athletic director. And young, fresh-faced students. They are among the 17 people killed by a gunman at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, on Wednesday. Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said Thursday that all families who lost loved ones in the shooting have been notified. Here are the victims who have been publicly identified so far: Alyssa Alhadeff, soccer player Alyssa, 14, was a student at Stoneman Douglas and a soccer player […]

  • McDonald’s is taking cheeseburgers out of the Happy Meal

    McDonald’s is making Happy Meals healthier. By 2022, cheeseburgers won’t be part of the menu for the kids’ meals, although parents can still ask for them. The main choices will be hamburgers and four-and six-piece Chicken McNuggets. And the French fry sizes will be smaller. Bottled water will be added to Happy Meals later this year, and chocolate milk will come with less sugar. McDonald’s also pledged to serve more fruits, vegetables and grains. All Happy Meals in the United […]

  • The fire alarm blared. Then the gunshots began and students ran for their lives

    (CNN) — The day was almost over and students were puzzled because the fire alarm was going off a second time Wednesday. Some students headed out as if it were a drill, but their fun was suddenly interrupted by a burst of gunfire. It soon became clear there was a killer in their school and their lives were in danger. Here are the words of some of the students who went through the tragedy that took at least 17 lives at Marjory […]

  • Who is Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz?

    PARKLAND, Fla. – Nikolas Cruz, the 19-year-old man suspected of gunning down at least 17 people Wednesday at a Parkland, Florida, high school,had once been expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons, Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel said. Hours after the gunman opened fire on students and staff near the end of the day at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, details began to emerge about the former student behind one of the 10 deadliest mass shootings in modern US history. Here is […]

  • How young is too young for a child to have a cellphone?

    KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) — How young is too young for a cell phone? It’s a topic that parents today will face sooner or later, and the answer may not be as easy as you think. “My fifth-grader is one of the remaining children in her class to not have a phone,” said Krista Boan who is a mother of four. The times they are changing as cell phones are no longer just for teens. “There has been a trend […]

  • Arkansas single dad walked 11 miles to work every day – until his co-workers found out

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Trenton Lewis’ legs ached from the 11-mile walk he made every morning to get to his 4 a.m. shift. And yet the 21-year-old dutifully did it for seven long months. He didn’t tell anyone. He’s never been one for excuses — especially when it comes to providing for his 14-month-old daughter, Karmen. “My pride is strong,” he said. “Whatever she needs, I’m the person who is supposed to provide it for her.” But his co-workers at […]

  • White House wants to deliver food to the poor, Blue Apron-style, in place of some food stamps

    Think of it as Blue Apron for food stamp recipients. That’s how Budget Director Mick Mulvaney described the Trump administration’s proposal to replace nearly half of poor Americans’ monthly cash benefits with a box of food. It would affect households that receive at least $90 a month in food stamps, or roughly 38 million people. “USDA America’s Harvest Box is a bold, innovative approach to providing nutritious food to people who need assistance feeding themselves and their families — and […]

  • ‘I felt one squiggle’: Woman pulls over a dozen worms from her eye after rare infection

    OREGON –  Imagine looking into your irritated eye for a pesky eyelash, only to pull out a translucent, wiggling worm nearly a half inch long. “I looked at it, and it was moving,” recalled 28-year-old Abby Beckley of Grants Pass, Oregon. “And then it died within about five seconds.” Now, imagine doing that not once but 14 times. An Oregon woman discovered she had live worms in her eye, leading to a unique discovery — CNN (@CNN) February […]

  • Hero 10-year-old boy follows man who accidentally took his 6-year-old sister from Brooklyn school

    BROOKLYN — A 10-year-old boy followed a man who took his younger sister from their public school in Brooklyn, police said. The man walked into Public School 189 in Brooklyn around 2:20 p.m. on Feb. 7 and grabbed a 6-year-old student by her hand, officials said. The girl’s older brother saw what had happened and followed the two until they arrived in front of 318 Rochester Avenue. At that point, the man released the girl’s hand. Her brother immediately grabbed his sister […]

  • 2 Ohio police officers killed after responding to 911 hang-up call

    (CNN) — Two police officers died Saturday after being shot while responding to a 911 call that ended in a hang-up in Ohio, authorities said. The officers were shot as they entered an apartment in Westerville, Division of Police Chief Joe Morbitzer told reporters. Officers responded to what was a potential domestic situation, he said, but didn’t go into detail about the incident. One officer died on the scene and one died at the hospital, the chief said. They were […]