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Category: National News

Bomb threat empties Sandy Hook school on attack anniversary

NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — A bomb threat forced the evacuation of the Sandy Hook Elementary School on Friday, a day of memorial services and moments of silence to mark the...

US budget deficit hits record $204.9 billion for November

WASHINGTON (AP) – The federal budget deficit surged to a record for the month of November of $204.9 billion, but a big part of the increase reflected a calendar...

Vitaminwater giving away $100,000 to someone who can go a year without a smartphone

COLUMBUS, Ohio (WSYX/WTTE) – Can you make it a year without a smartphone? Vitaminwater is betting you can’t. The drink company is offering $100,000 to an...

Pilot rescued after 1950s-era fighter plane crashes in waters off Honolulu

HONOLULU, HI (ABC NEWS)- A pilot flying a 1950s-era fighter jet as part of a military exercise has been rescued in the waters off of Honolulu after his aircraft crashed...

California wants to tax your text messages

The California Public Utilities Commission is set to vote next month on a proposal to tax text messages. State regulators say the money would be used to support programs...

Former Trump attorney Michael Cohen sentenced to three years in prison for various crimes

A federal judge in Manhattan has sentenced Michael Cohen, the president’s former personal attorney, to three years in prison for crimes including campaign finance...

Scary warming at poles showing up at weird times, places

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists are seeing surprising melting in Earth’s polar regions at times they don’t expect, like winter, and in places they don’t expect,...

California judge orders porn star to pay Trump legal fees

LOS ANGELES (AP) – A federal judge has ordered porn star Stormy Daniels to pay Donald Trump nearly $293,000 for his attorneys’ fees and another $1,000 in...

Teacher fired for refusing to use trans student’s pronouns

WEST POINT, Va. (AP) — A Virginia high school teacher who refused to use a transgender student’s new pronouns has been fired. News outlets report that the West Point...

Invasive Asian longhorned tick spreads, worrying scientists

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – In the year since the Asian longhorned tick was officially spotted in New Jersey, it’s expanded to eight more states, including...

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