Category Archives: National News

COVID-19 live updates: Omicron cases spread to UK, Germany

COVID-19 live updates: Omicron cases spread to UK, Germany

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,…read more »

Mall shootings, flash mob thefts mark Black Friday

Mall shootings, flash mob thefts mark Black Friday

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) — Several mall shootings and flash mob robbery sprees cast a pall on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Three people were shot, including a 10-year-old, and another three suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the subsequent evacuation when gunfire broke out at Southpoint Mall in Durham, North Carolina, Friday…read more »

3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Nashville apartment, police say

3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Nashville apartment, police say

Kali9/iStock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — Three people were killed and four injured in a shooting at an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, Friday night, police said. The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. local time and “claimed the lives of 3 young men,” the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Twitter. Four other people inside the apartment sustained non-life-threatening…read more »

COVID-19 live updates: First European case of new variant from South Africa confirmed

COVID-19 live updates: First European case of new variant from South Africa confirmed

CasPhotography/iStock(NEW YORK) — As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University’s Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States is fully vaccinated against COVID-19,…read more »

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station; 2 sought in connection with attack

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station; 2 sought in connection with attack

iStock/gerenme(NEW YORK) — A man was fatally stabbed near New York’s Penn Station on Thanksgiving, said police, who are now seeking two people in connection with the attack. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday near the busy rail hub, hours after people packed the area for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Officers responding to a…read more »

Michigan State University suspends frat in wake of student’s death

Michigan State University suspends frat in wake of student’s death

iStock/wellesenterprises(MICHIGAN) — The death of a 21-year-old Michigan State University student has prompted the school to suspend a fraternity he recently joined as police investigate whether alcohol played a role in the tragedy that unfolded at an off-campus frat house, officials said. The student, identified as Phat Nguyen by the Ingram County Medical Examiner’s Office, was…read more »

Visitor attacked by buck in Yosemite National Park, as others feed wildlife

Visitor attacked by buck in Yosemite National Park, as others feed wildlife

iStock/EEI_Tony(CALIFORNIA) — Yosemite National Park officials warned visitors not to feed or approach wildlife after a girl was attacked by a buck. The girl, whose identity has not been made public, was approaching a deer being fed by other visitors when the animal became spooked and charged her with his antlers, the park service said on…read more »