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Hawaii officials bracing for new lava eruptions for several more weeks

Hawaii officials bracing for new lava eruptions for several more weeks

U.S. Geological Survey(HONOLULU) — The eight vents that have been spewing lava since Kilauea erupted three days ago were quiet on Saturday, but officials warned they are bracing for the possibility of eruptions continuing for several more weeks. The calm allowed some measure of positive news for the 1,800 residents […]

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Cool temperatures arrive in East, while Southwest heats up

Cool temperatures arrive in East, while Southwest heats up

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A weak disturbance is bringing areas of rain to parts of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast on Sunday morning. The disturbance is tapping into moisture in the southern Atlantic and is enhancing the rainfall along the immediate coast line of the Carolinas. But the system will slide […]

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Seven-year-old boy drowns at water park in Indiana

Seven-year-old boy drowns at water park in Indiana

iStock/Thinkstock(INDIANAPOLIS) — Authorities are investigating after a 7-year-old boy drowned in a pool at a water park in Indianapolis on Saturday afternoon. Local ABC affiliate WRTV reported the accident happened at about 2:30 p.m. at Indy Island Aquatic Center. The boy was underwater in the 6-foot-deep pool for 60 to […]

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Famed writer Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid sexual misconduct allegations

Famed writer Junot Diaz withdraws from festival amid sexual misconduct allegations

Ulf Andersen/Getty Images(SYDNEY) — Junot Diaz, famed author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, for which he won a Pulitzer Price, withdrew from The Sydney Writers’ Festival in Australia after writers came forward alleging sexual misconduct and misogyny. Writer Zinzi Clemmons reportedly asked Diaz a question during a […]

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World’s tallest, fastest roller coaster grounded on opening day

World’s tallest, fastest roller coaster grounded on opening day

iStock/Thinkstock(SANDUSKY, Ohio) — The world record-breaking roller coaster had a bumpy maiden voyage. “Steel Vengeance,” the new heart-stopping steel and wood-framed monster roller coaster at Cedar Point in Sandusky, Ohio, bumped” another train as it was in the loading station, according to a park official. “Steel Vengeance is currently closed […]

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2 Native American brothers touring ‘dream school’ get patted down, questioned by campus police

2 Native American brothers touring ‘dream school’ get patted down, questioned by campus police

Colorado State University(FORT COLLINS, Colo.) — Two Native American teenage brothers visiting their “dream school” were questioned and patted down by campus police — after a suspicious parent who found them “creepy” called 911, according to the school. The prospective students, who traveled from New Mexico, were on a tour […]

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With severe weather outbreak over, seasonable trend develops in Midwest, Northeast

With severe weather outbreak over, seasonable trend develops in Midwest, Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) — A five-day spate of severe weather that brought 38 reported tornadoes in six states wrapped up on Friday with more than 100 reports of severe winds across the Northeast. Hundreds of thousands of power outages were reported from Michigan to upstate New York and New England. […]

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Parkland students release music video honoring seventeen killed in shooting

Parkland students release music video honoring seventeen killed in shooting

Giles Clarke/Getty Images(PARKLAND, Fla.) — A group of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students released a music video for their song Shine on Friday. The video was filmed entirely at the high school, where a former student allegedly gunned down 17 students and teachers on Feb. 14. It also features […]

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Police officer killed in Indiana; suspect also dies in shootout

Police officer killed in Indiana; suspect also dies in shootout

iStock/Thinkstock(TERRE HAUTE, Ind.) — A police officer was shot and killed in a shootout with a homicide suspect in Indiana Friday evening. The suspect was also killed in the exchange, police said. The shooting occurred just after 6:30 p.m. in Terre Haute, Indiana, as a group of officers was investigating […]

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Off-duty police officer in California pointed a gun at man buying Mentos candy

Off-duty police officer in California pointed a gun at man buying Mentos candy

Orange County Register(LOS ANGELES) — An off-duty California police officer pulled a gun on a man whom he accused of stealing Mentos candy at a gas station, according to ABC TV station KABC-TV in Los Angeles. The man had in fact just purchased the candy, according to surveillance video of […]

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