Authorities say multiple people were killed when an Amtrak passenger train derailed onto Interstate 5 south of Seattle. Pierce County sheriff's spokesman Ed Troyer said none of the fatalities were motorists who were in cars and trucks on the interstate when the train came off the tracks.
A day after U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder announced prosecutors would not charge George Zimmerman with a federal hate crime, Trayvon Martin's parents, Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton, held a press conference calling the decision "very disappointing." Fulton encouraged people to get involved in activism and fight injustice.
Power was restored to the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport in Atlanta in the early hours of December 18, Georgia Power announced, after an earlier outage grounded flights and stranded thousands of passengers. Power was restored to one concourse at around 7:45 pm, more than six hours after the outage occurred in the afternoon. This footage shows people cheering as power was restored to part of the airport.
Brittany Walker and relatives recount the St. Louis woman's alleged experience being sexually assaulted by a police officer. This edited version of a documentary produced by Brittany Walker's cousin, Matt Houchin, tells of the aftershocks that the alleged incident had on Walker and her family.
Between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve, the USPS expects to deliver a lot of cheer, in the form of roughly 16 billion cards, letters and packages, to more than 155 million U.S. addresses with the help of more than 600,000 employees, 35,000 seasonal employees and 208,000 vehicles. USPS Boise Plant Manager Jim Brenneman takes us inside the Boise Mail Processing Center.
Just like many movements for equal rights in America, the path for women to seek recourse from sexual harassment has been through the courts. But grassroots activism in the 1970s opened the space for a nationwide conversation, and the Civil Rights Movement can be credited for building a legal foundation that feminist legal theorists expanded upon to fight sexual harassment. Many of the first lawsuits were brought by African American women like Mechelle Vinson, whose case led to the Supreme Court’s landmark 1986 ruling that employers could be liable for the sexual harassers who preyed on women at their workplace.
The Mesa Police Department released body cam footage of former Mesa police officer Philip Brailsford shooting Daniel Shaver, who was unarmed, at a La Quinta Inns & Suites in Mesa, Arizona in 2016. Officers responded to reports of a man pointing a firearm out a window.
The Tucson Police Department produced a PSA video featuring The Grinch with tips on how to keep your valuables from being stolen during the holiday shopping season. But of course, not all video productions go smoothly the first time. Watch the blooper reel.
One of the pandas at the National Zoo in Washington had some fun in the snow on Saturday, December 9. Mei Xiang frolicked and rolled down the hill as spectators watched. The zoo’s giant pandas are native to the cold climate of China’s western mountains and are more active during the winter month, the zoo said. The National Weather Service reported that just over two inches of snow fell at the zoo on Saturday.
Cellphone video shows a Lauderdale Lakes man fighting with a Broward Sheriff’s deputy before a second deputy fatally shoots him. The suspect, Jean Pedro Pierre, died at Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday night.
The Broward Sheriff's office released bodycam video which shows a Lauderdale Lakes man fighting with a Broward Sheriff’s deputy before a second deputy fatally shoots him. The suspect, Jean Pedro Pierre, died at Broward Health Medical Center on Wednesday night.
Suffolk County Crime Stoppers and Suffolk County Police Identity Theft Unit detectives are seeking the public’s help to identify and locate two people who used a stolen credit card number to purchase sky diving trips in Shirley earlier this year.
More than 500 structures have been damaged and more than 120,000 people have evacuated as fires burn in half a dozen counties in Southern California. President Donald Trump approved a California disaster declaration Friday morning, ordering federal aid to the area.
Police shut down the Port Authority Bus Terminal in Manhattan following an explosion during peak morning commuting hours on December 11. The NYPD said it had arrested one male suspect. The A, C and E Subway lines were evacuated as a precaution.