iStock/ChiccoDodiFC (NEW YORK) — The FBI said on Friday that it’s treating the recent hostage situation at a Texas synagogue as a terrorist act and hate crime. An international federal investigation is ongoing after a rabbi and three members of his Dallas-Fort Worth-area congregation were taken hostage Saturday by an allegedly armed man who authorities […]

iStock/ijoe84 (DALLAS) — Dallas police said an 11-year-old boy who was missing for two nights and last seen wearing only shorts and socks during frigid temperatures has been found safe. Traveon Michael Allen Griffin left his home in southwest Dallas early Thursday, around midnight, according to police. “He may be confused and in need of […]

Cyndi Monaghan/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Several state lawmakers are looking to expand abortion access this legislative session while a challenge to Roe v. Wade is before the U.S. Supreme Court. Two bills out of Maryland and Washington aim to increase the pool of abortion providers operating in the states, which will likely see an increased […]

Prince George’s County Police Department (FAIRFAX COUNTY, Va.) — A Virginia man convicted of murder has been charged in connection with two decades-old cold case homicides, authorities said. Charles Helem, 52, is currently serving life in prison at a Virginia supermax state prison after he was convicted of first-degree murder for the death of a […]

Joe Raedle/Getty Images (CHICAGO) — It was reopening day at a greater Chicago mass vaccination site Tuesday, as local health officials bring previously closed locations back online to meet renewed demand during the omicron surge. Cook County closed the last of its six suburban mass vaccination sites six months ago due to declining demand and […]

Jeffrey Greenberg/Universal Images Group via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A woman died after she was pushed onto the New York City subway tracks and struck by an oncoming train, police said. The incident occurred around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Times Square-42nd Street subway station while she was standing on the southbound R-Q train […]

Walter Bibikow/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — While the U.S. Supreme Court considers a case that could potentially overturn Roe v. Wade, some states are enacting or discussing protections for reproductive rights. This week, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy signed a bill that codifies the right to an abortion, previously recognized by the state Supreme Court, into […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Some 75 million Americans in 33 states, from the Dakotas to Georgia to Maine, are under alert Saturday through Monday for a massive winter storm and chilling temperatures. At least 11 winter weather alerts and advisories are in effect, including a wind chill advisory for much of the Northeast, where […]

KTRK-TV (HOUSTON) — A woman was killed and two children injured when a deputy collided with their vehicle while chasing a robbery suspect. Now, multiple authorities are investigating. The incident occurred Wednesday night in Houston, after a Harris County Sheriff’s deputy picked up a call about a nearby robbery where the suspect had fled the […]

Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — High school athletics are feeling the impact of the omicron surge, from paused games to restricted fans, amid a winter season that coaches and administrators already anticipated would pose challenges for indoor, close-contact sports. Amid record COVID-19 cases in the U.S., schools are revisiting coronavirus […]

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