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  • Eight Kids Hurt, Two Critically, When Tree Falls Outside Museum

    Eight Kids Hurt, Two Critically, When Tree Falls Outside Museum

    (PASADENA, Calif.) — A huge tree fell and hit children near a museum in California on Tuesday, injuring eight children, two of them critically. The tree toppled over around 5 p.m. near the Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, hitting children who were waiting to be picked up by their parents from summer day camp. “I heard a tree crack, and then I turned around and I saw little kids running, then I saw the tree fall on top of the little kids,” Greg Prodigalidad told ABC News station KABC-TV in Los Angeles. “I ran over there with a bunch of […]

  • 400-Year-Old Remains Identified as Founders of Jamestown

    400-Year-Old Remains Identified as Founders of Jamestown

    (WASHINGTON) — A team of scientists on Tuesday revealed that a set of 400-year-old skeletons are believed to be early leaders from Jamestown, the place where the English settlement of North America took root, at the Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. “They were four of the first founders of English America,” said James Horn, president of Jamestown Rediscovery. “They endured years of starvation, Indian attacks, and disease.” The four men — Rev. Robert Hunt, Capt. Gabriel Archer, Sir Ferdinando Wainman and Capt. William West — were prominent Englishmen in their 20s to 40s, according to scientists at the […]

  • Why Do Some Colleges No Longer Require an SAT Score?

    Why Do Some Colleges No Longer Require an SAT Score?

    (WASHINGTON) — Looks like your chances of getting into your dream school just got easier — at least, if your dream college is George Washington University. The Washington, D.C. private college is removing the SAT and ACT from most freshmen admission requirements, The Washington Post reports. The reason speaks to the ongoing debate about the alleged cultural bias of standardized testing, which could cause some students from minority backgrounds to perform less well. “We want outstanding students from all over the world and from all different backgrounds — regardless of their standardized scores — to recognize GW as a place […]

  • James Holmes' Father Says Son Is 'Excellent Kid' in Desperate Bid to Save His Life

    James Holmes' Father Says Son Is 'Excellent Kid' in Desperate Bid to Save His Life

    (AURORA, Colo.) — Bob Holmes took the stand Tuesday in a desperate attempt to save the life of his son, who was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in the Aurora, Colorado theater massacre. James Holmes is potentially facing the death penalty after being convicted of 165 counts on July 16.“Do you still love your son?” asked public defender Tamara Brady. “Yes. He was an excellent kid. He’s my son,” Bob Holmes said quietly. Bob Holmes testified that the trial has been very difficult for him. He and his wife, Arlene, have sat directly behind their son […]

  • Miranda Lambert Shares Songs with Songwriter Friends and Karen Fairchild at Nashville Club Show

    Miranda Lambert Shares Songs with Songwriter Friends and Karen Fairchild at Nashville Club Show

    Miranda Lambert performed with her songwriter friends and her favorite up-and-coming female acts Tuesday night at Nashville’s 3rd and Lindsley. The sold-out show was set up as a songwriter round, which meant Miranda sat on the stage with her special guests throughout the night. Miranda admitted she was nervous as the show got started with her performance of “Bathroom Sink,” a song about facing self-rejection from her latest album, Platinum.  She also mentioned that she had been writing a lot this past week with her fellow songwriters onstage, including Jessi Alexander, Natalie Hemby, Luke Laird and Jon Randall. That means […]

  • Tree Falls on Children Critically Injuring Three

    Tree Falls on Children Critically Injuring Three

    (PASADENA, Calif.) — A tree fell and hit children near a Kidspace Children’s Museum in Pasadena, California on Tuesday. Eight children were injured with three in critical condition. Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian said, “We have our urban search and rescue team literally cutting through every limb to ensure that there’s no other victims underneath this tree.”   The giant tree fell on top of campers who were waiting to be picked up by their parents. Bystanders immediately jumped in and began pulling pieces of the tree off of the victims. John Rouse was nearby with his son when […]

  • Inside Joyce Mitchell's Relationships with Escaped Prisoners and Fantasy of a New Life

    Inside Joyce Mitchell's Relationships with Escaped Prisoners and Fantasy of a New Life

    (PLATTSBURGH, N.Y.) —  Prison worker Joyce Mitchell poured her heart out to investigators about her relationships with the convicted murderers she helped escape from an upstate New York prison, detailing her increasing sexual contact with one of them and her deepening involvement in the plot over time, according to a series of statements she made to police. In the statements, obtained by ABC News, Mitchell, who pleaded guilty Tuesday, details her dreams of running off into the sunset with the men, only to have the fantasy unravel when she panicked on the night of the escape. “I enjoyed the attention, […]