77-year-old school bus driver charged in deadly crash with a dump truck

(MORRISTOWN, N.J.) -- New Jersey prosecutors have charged a school bus driver with two counts of death by auto in connection with the double-fatal crash that killed a student and teacher from Paramus last week, according to the State Superior Court C... Read More

Pennsylvania residents report hearing mysterious explosions, feeling ground shake at night

(PHILADELPHIA) -- Investigators are trying to get to the bottom of puzzling reports from residents in northeastern Pennsylvania, who say they heard loud booms and felt the ground shake in the middle of night.

Since April, people living mil... Read More

What's in store for this year's Atlantic hurricane season

(NEW YORK) -- Scientists from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) on Thursday released their forecast for this year's Atlantic hurricane season, predicting a near-normal or above-normal season.

The forecasters predic... Read More

Rape reported at MIT fraternity party, university police say

(CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- Authorities in Cambridge are investigating an alleged sexual assault on the campus of Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

The MIT Police Department said in a statement that they were notified that a woman was raped... Read More

Nearly a foot of rain brings flooding to Georgia; more headed to South

(NEW YORK) -- Nearly a foot of rain has fallen in parts of west-central Georgia in the past three days, causing significant flooding.

Further west, 2 to 3 inches of rain fell in North Little Rock, Arkansas, on Wednesday, causing major flas... Read More

Alleged abduction ruled a hoax intended to show online

(MIDLOTHIAN, Va.) -- An alleged abduction in a Walmart parking lot was a hoax, Virginia police said.

Chesterfield County police began investigating the apparent abduction around 9 p.m. Sunday.

Several witnesses saw a sedan pull ... Read More

Dying man who was deported after cruise docked in Florida will return to US, attorney says

(MIAMI) --  A man with stage 4 cancer who was detained after disembarking from a cruise and sent back to China will soon be traveling back to the U.S. due to special permission granted by U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the family's immigrat... Read More

Street racers kill mother pushing a stroller, Florida police say

(TAMPA, Fla.) -- Police in Tampa say a mother pushing a stroller was killed Wednesday due to street racing.

The Tampa Police Department have arrested Cameron Coyle Herrin, 18, Tristan Christopher Herrin, 20, and John Alexander Barrineau, 1... Read More

Families of Sandy Hook victims, FBI agent file defamation lawsuit against right-wing radio host Alex Jones

(NEW YORK) -- Six families of victims killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School mass shooting, as well as an FBI agent who responded to the scene, filed a defamation lawsuit today against radio personality Alex Jones, who has repeatedly called the s... Read More

Houston police chief battles NRA in vicious Twitter feud amid school shooting fallout

(HOUSTON) -- The hard-charging publicity arm of the National Rifle Association is engaged in an increasingly vicious Twitter battle with Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo, as the firearms organization struggles to contain fallout from yet another mass... Read More

Hiker falls to his death from Yosemite National Park's famed Half Dome

(MARIPOSA, Calif.) --  A hiker slipped and fell to his death Monday while climbing Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome trail, officials said.

The man was ascending the Half Dome cables with another hiker during a thunderstorm wh... Read More

Air Force training jet crashes in Mississippi, but pilots eject safely

(COLUMBUS, Miss.) -- An Air Force training jet crashed near Columbus, Mississippi Wednesday, but both pilots aboard were able to safely eject from the aircraft.

The crash occurred just days after the Air Force completed a one-day safety re... Read More

Bodycam footage shows officer instructing man to break into ex-girlfriend's home

(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- Police bodycam footage from upstate New York appears to show an officer instructing a man to break into his ex-girlfriend's home, according to the woman's lawyer.

On Nov. 13, the man had requested assistance from the R... Read More

Volunteers help dog make 2,000-mile trek back home

(PHOENIX) -- One lucky dog who wound up on the other side of the country was returned to his rightful home thanks to a group of 20 volunteers.

Jake, a 7-year-old Coonhound, first went missing from his home in Phoenix, Arizona, last year. I... Read More