The last killer whale born in captivity under SeaWorld’s former orca-breeding program died Monday at the company’s San Antonio park. Veterinarians were treating the calf for an infection, possibly...
A Marine’s 4-year-old son became overwhelmed with emotion and burst into tears as his new stepmom read her vows to him and his father.
Emily Newville, a senior airman, and Joshua Newville, a Marine Corps. sergeant, both who are stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in Burlington County, New Jersey, were married on Saturday in upstate New York.
During the ceremony, Newville read a special set of vows she wrote for Joshua's son, Gage.
Gage, overcome with emotions, begins to cry and wraps his arms around Newville as the adoring crowd looked on.
"You have helped make me into the woman I am today, and I may not have give you the gift of life, but life’s surely gave me the gift of you," Newville says in her vows.
A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots Tuesday near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran's hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation.
The encounter involving the USS Thunderbolt, a Cyclone-class patrol ship based in Bahrain as part of the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is the latest confrontation between Iranian vessels and American warships. It comes as Trump already has threatened to renegotiate the nuclear deal struck by his predecessor and after his administration previously put Iran "on notice" over its ballistic missile tests.
With the odds of one-in-five million against her, an Orlando teenager took a chance on Florida lottery scratch off ticket and scored a weekly pay day.
Daniela Leon Ruz, 18, won the top prize in the state's new $500 A Week for Life game after purchasing one $1 ticket at a Publix grocery store, the Florida Lottery said.
An infant boy died in his mother's arms as she breastfed him in their home Tuesday morning, the NYPD says.
The 2-month-old baby, Caleb Choi, was found unconscious and unresponsive when officers responded to the Arden Avenue home on Staten Island around 5:30 a.m., police said.
Police say the boy's mother fell asleep while breastfeeding him then woke up to find the child not breathing.
Thousands of Palestinian Muslims prayed in the streets near Jerusalem's most contested holy site Tuesday, heeding a call by clergy to not enter the shrine despite Israel's seeming capitulation when it removed metal detectors it installed there a week earlier.
Muslim leaders said they would only call off the protests once they made sure Israel had restored the situation to what it was before the latest crisis.
Some Muslim officials alleged that Israel used the absence of Muslim clerics from the walled compound in the past week of protests to install new security cameras.
During a photo-opportunity with the White House's summer interns, President Donald Trump ignored reporters' questions on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and health care, admonishing them to be "quiet."
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A federal judge in Detroit Monday halted the deportation of more than 1,400 Iraqi nationals, NBC News reported.
The Iraqis, many of whom are part of their home country's Christian minority, could face "grave harm and possible death" if sent back to Iraq, U.S. District Court Judge Mark Goldsmith ruled, granting a request for preliminary injunction.
Goldsmith said the government's position is "inconsistent" with the Constitution.
The government targeted the Iraqis, who have criminal convictions or overstayed their visas, over long-standing deportation orders. More than half had been in the United States for more than a decade because Iraq refused to issue travel documents, the ruling says.
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A Maine judge on Monday signed off on a deal to spare the life of the dog that won a disputed pardon by Republican Gov. Paul LePage. An Alaskan husky was declared a dangerous dog after attacking two dogs, killing one of them, in separate incidents.
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The 17-year-old tortoise stolen from a Queens environmental center last week has been turned in to police after it was exchanged in some sort of turtle trade, police say.
The nearly 100-pound tortoise named Millennium, stolen from the Alley Pond Environmental Center in Douglaston, was turned over at NYPD's 111th Precinct stationhouse Tuesday morning.
Police say that after Millennium was stolen, it was traded to someone for another tortoise. The new owner then notified police.
NASA Astronaut Jack Fischer captured this timelapse video of the aurora borealis while aboard the International Space Station. Aurora borealis is the result of collisions between the Earth’s gaseous...
A woman approached the back of a Minneapolis police car and "slapped" it shortly before an Australian woman was shot and killed by an officer, according to a search warrant filed by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension.
The search warrant obtained by Minnesota Public Radio doesn't specifically say that the woman was Justine Damond, but: "Upon police arrival, a female 'slaps' the back of the patrol squad ... After that, it is unknown to BCA agents what exactly happened, but the female became deceased in the alley."
News of the warrant came hours after personnel records for the officer who fatally shot Damond were publicly released Monday. The records provided some detail about the training courses the officer took but no insight into his performance on the job.
A South Florida couple was busted for allegedly forcing a homeless woman into prostitution, Miami Springs police said.
Kelly Monestime and Natalie Mary Vieira were arrested after they coerced a woman into sex trafficking, according to a police report. Undercover detectives first nabbed Monestime during a drug sting at the Comfort Suites in Miami Springs July 19. The following day, his accused co-conspirator, Vieira, was also captured and charged with several counts of sex trafficking.
Cute puppies and furry cats make great additions to the family, and they can even... View gallery »
Foot-long dreadlocks, matted fur and severe infestations are just some of the things that plague animals abandoned for several months to several years. Grooming and nursing provided by animal rescue organizations and humane societies transform malnourished and matted animals to give them a chance at a forever home and a happy ending.