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Mom defends controversial Facebook post about letting her 5-year-old daughter ‘struggle’

Mom defends controversial Facebook post about letting her 5-year-old daughter ‘struggle’

Lauren Lodder/Facebook(NEW YORK) — Most parents likely hate to watch their children struggle. But what if letting them do so is the loving choice? That’s the center of the controversy surrounding one woman’s Facebook post about letting her 5-year-old daughter “struggle.” Texas mom Lauren Lodder wrote in the viral post, […]

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Mudslide in Malibu may block road for several days

Mudslide in Malibu may block road for several days

iStock/Thinkstock(MALIBU, Calif.) — A mudslide in Malibu, California, Thursday morning closed down a road, potentially for several more days. Storms also brought as much as 16 inches of snow to the Sierra Nevada Mountains over the last 24 hours. Snow and high-wind alerts have been issued in 18 states from […]

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Boulder thrown from overpass kills young man in car with his family

Boulder thrown from overpass kills young man in car with his family

@CHPAltadena/Twitter(PASADENA, Calif.) — A distraught and pregnant Southern California widow is asking for the public’s help in finding the person who police say intentionally threw a 35-pound boulder from an overpass onto a freeway, killing her husband. “If anybody saw anything, please help us,” Guadalupe Gutierrez said through tears at […]

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US Army veteran is fighting deportation after getting denied citizenship

US Army veteran is fighting deportation after getting denied citizenship

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — U.S. Army veteran who served two tours in Afghanistan is in danger of being deported after his application for citizenship was denied. Miguel Perez Jr., a native of Mexico, came to the United States legally when he was 8. He grew up in Chicago as a legal permanent […]

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Death toll from Florida bridge collapse climbs to 6

Death toll from Florida bridge collapse climbs to 6

GabrielaRose12/Twitter(MIAMI) —  The death toll from the bridge collapse on Florida International University’s campus has climbed to six, police said. Five of those were pronounced dead at the scene, and another died after being transported to a hospital, Alvaro Zabaleta, a spokesman for the Miami-Dade Police Department, said at an […]

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Florida bridge collapse death toll likely to rise as investigators sift through rubble, police say

Florida bridge collapse death toll likely to rise as investigators sift through rubble, police say

GabrielaRose12/TwitterThe death toll from the collapse of a brand-new pedestrian bridge near Florida International University has risen to six, including a student at the school, authorities said Friday. Officials believe the number of dead may rise as investigators sift through the rubble after the search and rescue efforts were called […]

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At least four killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida college collapses

At least four killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida college collapses

GabrielaRose12/Twitter(MIAMI) — A newly installed bridge touted as a feat of engineering collapsed on Florida International University’s campus on Thursday, killing at least four people. Aerial footage showed first responders tending to victims at the scene, searching for people in the rubble, and loading others on stretchers and into ambulances. […]

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What is ‘accelerated bridge construction,’ which was used ahead of the Miami bridge collapse

What is ‘accelerated bridge construction,’ which was used ahead of the Miami bridge collapse

WSVN-TV(MIAMI) — The technique used to build the bridge that collapsed in Miami on Thursday was intended to cause less disruption and make installing new bridges easier. The bridge that fell near Florida International University was put in place using accelerated bridge construction methods, and there is a school at […]

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Rescuers scramble to search for survivors after deadly Florida bridge collapse

Rescuers scramble to search for survivors after deadly Florida bridge collapse

GabrielaRose12/Twitter(MIAMI) — A newly installed bridge touted as a feat of engineering collapsed on Florida International University’s campus on Thursday, killing several people. Aerial footage showed first responders tending to victims at the scene, searching for people in the rubble, and loading others on stretchers and into ambulances. They were […]

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Cosby judge will allow five additional accusers to testify against the comedian

Cosby judge will allow five additional accusers to testify against the comedian

Gilbert Carrasquillo/Getty Images(NORRISTOWN, Pa.) — In a crucial pre-trial ruling that could help determine the fate of comedian Bill Cosby, a Pennsylvania judge ruled Thursday that he will allow five additional accusers to testify about allegedly being drugged and sexually assaulted by Cosby over the years. Prosecutors had asked the […]

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