Animal shelters overwhelmed with more 'pandemic pets' being returned

One in five households acquired a pet during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). However, many shelters are now seeing more pets being returned. The puppy was adopted during...

1960s civil rights activist Robert Moses has died

Robert Parris Moses, a civil rights activist who was shot at and endured beatings and jail while leading Black voter registration drives in the American South during the 1960s and later helped improve minority education in math, has died. Moses started his...

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer attacked, robbed in California

Former Sen. Barbara Boxer was attacked and robbed of her cell phone Monday while in Northern California, according to a Twitter post from her account. Boxer was in Oakland's Jack London Square neighborhood when someone pushed her in the back and took her ph...

Death from 1985 shaken baby case leads to murder charge

McKirchy, who has previously denied injuring the boy, has waived extradition, the Broward State Attorney's Office said. "This case was presented to the grand jury, which determined that this was a homicide." McKirchy told The Miami Herald in 1985 she was in...

Grandson of Rev. Billy Graham in critical condition with COVID-19

The grandson of late evangelist Billy Graham is hospitalized in critical condition with COVID-19, relatives said. Jonathan Lotz, who reportedly worked with his grandfather from 1994 through 2002, was in an ICU at an undisclosed hospital Sunday, according to...

Defense rests without witnesses in Uber ride murder trial

The defense rested without calling any witnesses Monday in the murder trial of a man accused of killing a South Carolina college student who mistakenly got into what she thought was her Uber ride. The judge sent the jury home for the day, scheduling closing...

Condo building collapse last victim ID'd: family

The final victim of the condo building collapse in Florida has been identified, a relative said Monday, more than a month after the middle-of-the-night catastrophe that ultimately claimed 98 lives. Estelle Hedaya, an outgoing 54-year-old with a love of trav...

Sparked by COVID-19 pandemic fallout, homeschooling surges across US

The common denominator: They tried homeschooling on what they thought was a temporary basis and found it beneficial to their children. The parents in one of those households, Arlena and Robert Brown of Austin, Texas, had three children in elementary school...

California to mandate vaccine or testing for state workers

California will require state employees and all health care workers to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or get tested weekly, tightening restrictions in an effort to slow rising coronavirus infections in the nation’s most populous state, mostly among th...

Amazon posted a crypto job. Bitcoin surged 14%

LONDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 07: A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin on December 07, 2017 in London, England. Cryptocurrencies including Bitcoin, Ethereum, and Lightcoin have seen unprecedented growth in 2017, despite remaining extr...

Justice Department opposition kills major insurance merger

Biden addressed the combination of drought, heat and wildfires currently impacting the western portion of the U.S. during his remarks. Here's whyPro-Trump supporters storm the U.S. Capitol following a rally with President Donald Trump on January 6, 2021 in...