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  • Mom of missing sailor from destroyer USS John S. McCain 'couldn't be prouder' of her son

    Mom of missing sailor from destroyer USS John S. McCain 'couldn't be prouder' of her son

    (DETROIT) — The mother of one of the ten sailors who went missing following a U.S. Navy ship collision near Singapore on Monday said that she and her husband “couldn’t be prouder” of their son. April Brandon, the mother of Kenneth Brandon, spoke to ABC News about her son. “His father and I couldn’t be prouder of our son,” Brandon said about her son. “He’s a great kid [and] he’s a hero.” Brandon told ABC News that officers from the Navy came to her home and told her they are doing everything possible to find Kenneth. “The Naval officer came […]

  • Man who allegedly shot Ohio judge was father of Steubenville rape case culprit

    Man who allegedly shot Ohio judge was father of Steubenville rape case culprit

    (STEUBENVILLE, Ohio) — The man who officials say ambushed and shot an Ohio judge was the father of a high school football player convicted in the high-profile Steubenville High School rape case. Judge Joseph J. Bruzzese Jr. was shot and injured outside the Jefferson County courthouse in Steubenville in eastern Ohio shortly after 8 a.m. Monday, after the suspect, identified as Nathaniel Richmond, ran up to him and started firing, officials said. Steubenville city manager James Mavromatis said a probation officer returned fire and the sheriff said the judge also pulled out his own gun, firing several rounds. The judge […]

  • Defense secretary: Size of troop increase in Afghanistan will be announced later

    Defense secretary: Size of troop increase in Afghanistan will be announced later

    (NEW YORK) —  U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis declined to say how much America will increase its troop numbers in Afghanistan following President Trump’s announcement Monday night of his decision to continue the long-running U.S. military engagement in the South Asian country. “I’d prefer not to go into those numbers right now,” Mattis said at a press conference in Baghdad, adding, “There is a number that I’m authorized to go up to.” Mattis said he and Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will first put together a plan before announcing the total number of additional forces. […]

  • Over 130 calls made to Kansas City Fire Dept. amid life-threatening flooding overnight

    Over 130 calls made to Kansas City Fire Dept. amid life-threatening flooding overnight

    (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — Evacuations are ongoing in Kansas City, Missouri, after heavy rains produced life-threatening and potentially record flooding overnight. Nearly 10 inches of rain fell in the Kansas City metro area overnight, drenching the roads, flooding rivers and stranding residents. By 5:30 a.m. local time Tuesday the rain began to subside, moving southeast of the city. The Kansas City Fire Department has received over 130 water-related calls so far, and calls are continuing to come in, Kansas City Fire Department Chief James Garrett said Tuesday morning. The Overland Park Fire Department said rescues included two people plucked from […]

  • Navy: Bodies found on USS McCain that collided with tanker

    Navy: Bodies found on USS McCain that collided with tanker

    (NEW YORK) — Bodies have been found in flooded compartments on the USS John S. McCain, the Navy destroyer that collided with a commercial vessel east of Singapore early Monday morning, according to the U.S. Navy. Ten sailors have been missing since the collision. Adm. Scott Swift, commander of U.S. Pacific Fleet, held a press conference today at Singapore’s Changi Naval Base today where the USS McCain is docked and where the tanker with which it collided is anchored. “The divers were able to locate some remains” in sealed compartments on ship, Swift said, adding that bodies have been found. […]

  • Special education teacher helps student overcome disability

    Special education teacher helps student overcome disability

    (SAN DIEGO) —  Greg Carlson has had to overcome learning disabilities throughout his life, but when he met his high school teacher, Megan Gross, learning became a lot easier. “It was always a joy to come in here and she’s just a wonderful teacher because she’s helped me a lot through my four years of high school,” Carlson said. “The way Mrs. Gross taught me was very easy and precise and I could easily understand the material.” Gross, 36, is one of the country’s top educators. This year, she was California’s Teacher of the Year and a top four finalist […]

  • Multiple injured in high-speed train incident outside of Philadelphia

    Multiple injured in high-speed train incident outside of Philadelphia

    (PHILADELPHIA) — More than 40 people were injured on Tuesday after a high-speed train made contact with an unoccupied parked train outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, according to official with the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority. The incident happened just after midnight at a transportation terminal in Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, located about 30 minutes west of Philadelphia, a SEPTA spokeswoman said. Forty-two people, including the train’s operator, sustained non-life-threatening injuries in the accident, according to the spokeswoman. The spokesperson did not say exactly how the trains made contact, but she said the incident involved two trains, including an inbound train on SEPTA’s […]