Home / National News

 
  • Flash flood turns Maryland town’s Main Street into raging muddy river

    Flash flood turns Maryland town’s Main Street into raging muddy river

    (Ellicott City, Md.) — A small Maryland town’s Main Street metamorphosed into a raging muddy river on Saturday. Flash floods caused storefronts in Ellicott City, located just outside of Baltimore, to become engulfed by brown, soupy water from the nearby Patapsco River. Parked cars on the street slid and collided into each other. A state of emergency was declared by the state’s governor, Larry Hogan.  Earlier in the day Maryland’s Howard County issued a flash flood emergency at around 4:45 p.m. Charlie Risselado, a waiter at Tersiguel’s restaurant, told ABC News in a phone interview that the rainstorm had flooded […]

  • A valedictorian’s speech was barred as too political, so he gave it outside through a bullhorn

    A valedictorian’s speech was barred as too political, so he gave it outside through a bullhorn

    (COVINGTON, Ky.) — A high school valedictorian in Kentucky praised the fight for stronger gun laws by school-shooting survivors in Florida, and applauded his classmates for participating in an anti-abortion march, saying students should “continue to utilize our voices.” The only problem was that Holy Cross High School valedictorian Christian Bales gave his commencement address through a bullhorn outside the graduation venue after officials with the local Catholic diocese ruled that parts of his speech was too political and not in keeping with church teachings. Student Council President Katherine Frantz at the Catholic school in Covington, Kentucky, was barred from […]

  • Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

    Gulf Coast prepares for Alberto as heavy rain, gusty winds hit Florida

    (NEW YORK) — Subtropical storm Alberto is delivering heavy rain and gusty winds to Florida on Sunday morning with current projections showing the storm making landfall in the Panhandle as a tropical storm on Monday. Mississippi, Alabama and Florida all pre-emptively declared a state of emergency on Saturday. Alberto is about 330 miles south of Apalachicola, Florida, on Sunday morning at 5 a.m. The storm is moving north-northeast at 13 mph with winds at 40 mph. Winds of 40 mph extend outward from the center of the storm up to 150 miles. The storm is producing winds and rains over […]

  • On Memorial Day, remembering those who died in service, but not in combat

    On Memorial Day, remembering those who died in service, but not in combat

    (NEW YORK) — Thomas Bailey and Karen Bushell have never met, but their families have eerily similar stories to tell. On August 16, 2017, Thomas was informed that his daughter 1st Lt. Kathryn Bailey, 26, was missing; her Army Black Hawk helicopter had crashed into the ocean off the coast of Oahu, Hawaii. Six days later, Karen received that same devastating word. Her son, Electronics Technician Petty Officer First Class Kevin Bushell, 26, was also missing. His Navy destroyer, the USS McCain, had collided with a merchant ship off the coast of Singapore. Kathryn and Kevin were not in war […]

  • Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

    Lava in Hawaii so widespread it can be seen from space

    (HONOLULU) — The spread of lava in the Puna district of Hawaii’s Big Island has gotten so large that it can be seen from space. The European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted unbelievable photos of the lava that has gushed from more than 20 fissures on the island since Kilauea erupted on May 3. Fissures No. 6, 13 and 22 have been the most active, flowing to the southeast into the ocean, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The photos were taken on May 23 and shared by the ESA on Friday. There have been a total of 82 structures damaged […]

  • Indiana middle schooler returns to class with 2 guns, shoots peer, teacher: ‘I was thinking, it’s not real’

    Indiana middle schooler returns to class with 2 guns, shoots peer, teacher: ‘I was thinking, it’s not real’

    (NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — A middle school boy allegedly opened fire at an Indiana school Friday morning, police said, leaving a teacher and another student injured, the latest in a string of school shootings this year. “I heard gunshots and a few screams,” a seventh-grader who was across the hall from the shooting told ABC News. “I was scared, I was in shock.” The suspected shooter, a student at Noblesville West Middle School, located about 27 miles north of Indianapolis, asked to be excused from class and then returned to the room armed with two handguns, Noblesville Police Chief Kevin Jowitt […]

  • 3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close amid sexual assault allegations

    3 Mario Batali restaurants on Las Vegas Strip to close amid sexual assault allegations

    (LAS VEGAS) — Mario Batali’s three restaurants on the Las Vegas Strip will shut down amid investigations into sexual assault allegations against the celebrity chef, his company announced Friday. B&B Ristorante, Otto Enotea e Pizzeria and Carnevino Italian Steakhouse, all located on a luxury complex that includes swanky casino resorts on the Las Vegas Strip, will permanently close July 27. Batali & Bastianich (B&B) Hospitality Group, which Batali helped found, announced the closures in a letter to employees Friday morning. “These restaurants have continued to succeed, and they are a tribute to every one of you who works in them […]