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A substitute teacher in Texas was fired and arrested Friday after a video showing her allegedly assaulting a high school sophomore was posted online, NBC News reported.
The teacher, Tiffani Shadell Lankford, 32, was charged with aggravated assault after the incident occurred at Lehman High School in the city of Kyle, south of Austin, the Hays County Sheriff’s Office said.
It wasn’t clear what prompted the alleged assault, but a disturbing video posted by the mother of a student appeared to show Lankford repeatedly punching the sophomore, then throwing her on the ground and stomping on her head.
“There is absolutely no excuse or circumstance that can justify what you see unfold on the video,” said Tim Savoy, a spokesman for the local school district.
Lankford couldn't be reached for comment and it wasn’t immediately clear if she has a lawyer. Court records didn’t list one for her.
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Four black women who gained national attention in a recent book and movie for groundbreaking NASA work in Virginia during space-race years will receive special awards from Congress.
President Donald Trump signed into law the Hidden Figures Congressional Gold Medal Act on Friday, the Daily Press of Newport News reported. The act will recognize Katherine Johnson and Christine Darden, as well as the late Dorothy Vaughan and Mary Jackson.
President Donald Trump delivered remarks at New York City’s Veterans Day Parade, while Vice President Mike Pence laid a wreath at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.
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Boeing hopes to resume deliveries of its 737 Max jet to airlines in December and win regulatory approval to restart commercial service with the plane in January.
Boeing shares rose in midday trading Monday.
The company spelled out several steps that it needs to complete before the grounded plane can carry passengers again.
Pilot training has emerged as a key issue around the plane's return — and an area where Boeing failed when it introduced the plane in 2017.
A teenager who survived a brutal ambush that killed nine people in Mexico last week and walked 14 miles to get help for his siblings says his mother desperately tried to protect her kids before she was fatally shot, NBC News reports. Devin Langford, 13, was in the car with his family in the Mexican border state of Sonora on Nov. 4 when men who appeared to be wearing bulletproof vests started shooting at them with long guns, the boy told ABC News in his first interview since the attack. Devin said his mother tried to start the car but couldn't, believing a bullet hit the engine. "She was trying to pray the Lord," he said. Her final words to her children before she was killed were "get down right now."
Devin said he and the others who were able to walk carried their injured siblings as far as they could before hiding the wounded children behind a bush while they continued on to look for help. "Every one of them were bleeding really bad, so I was trying to get in a rush to get there," he said.
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A plane slid off the runway at O'Hare International Airport upon arrival Monday morning as a round of snow hit the area.
"American Eagle flight 4125, operated by Envoy Air, slid off the runway due to icy conditions," American Airlines said in a statement before 9 a.m.
The Chicago Department of Aviation confirmed the inbound flight originating from Greensboro, North Carolina, "exited a runway upon landing" at about 7:45 a.m.
No injuries were reported in the incident, officials said. Thirty-eight passengers and three crew members were aboard the plane at the time and were able to safely disembark the aircraft, the airline and Chicago Fire Department said.
A more than two-year investigation by The Associated Press has found scores of dams nationwide in even worse condition, and in equally dangerous locations. They loom over homes, businesses, highways or entire communities that could face life-threatening floods if the dams don't hold.
A review of federal data and reports obtained under state open records laws identified 1,688 high-hazard dams rated in poor or unsatisfactory condition as of last year in 44 states and Puerto Rico. The actual number is almost certainly higher: Some states declined to provide condition ratings for their dams, claiming exemptions to public record requests. Others simply haven't rated all their dams due to lack of funding, staffing or authority to do so.
A Mexican immigrant fighting President Donald Trump's attempt to end a program shielding young immigrants from deportation says he is nervous about the case finally being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court. Martín Batalla Vidal is a lead plaintiff in one of the cases to preserve the Obama-era program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals and has seen his name splashed in legal documents since 2016, when he first sued in New York.
French President Emmanuel Macron marked Armistice Day on Monday by visiting the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier under Paris' Arc de Triomphe, as a giant tricolor flag flew overhead.
Greeted by Prime Minister Edouard Philippe, Macron laid a wreath and inspected troops during the ceremony celebrating 101 years since the Armistice that ended the slaughter of World War I.
He also stopped by the nearby tomb of French wartime leader Georges Clemenceau.
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Authorities in Florida have identified a man they say was hunting hogs when he was attacked by an alligator.
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission on Sunday said 46-year-old James G. Boyce, of Palm Beach Gardens, suffered a "substantial" bite to his leg while hunting in a wildlife management area on Saturday.
Customs and Border Protection said officers found six people hidden inside a fake wall of a moving truck trying to enter the country on Thursday.
Officers at the San Ysidro Port of Entry discovered an alleged human smuggling attempt involving six Chinese nationals who were concealed inside a fake wall of a moving truck, a press release said.
The driver, a 23-year-old U.S. citizen, arrived at the border around noon when a CBP officer noticed that the rear door of the moving truck was slightly open. As the CBP officer was speaking to the driver, a K-9 team alerted officers to a wall of the vehicle.
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The Connecticut father charged in the death of a hotel worker in Anguilla has declined to return to the British Caribbean territory for the latest pretrial hearing. A spokesman for Scott Hapgood says Anguillan officials have not given assurances that his client would be allowed to return home on bond. Spokesman Jamie Diaferia says there also have been death threats against Hapgood, adding that Anguilla officials rejected an offer for Hapgood to appear by video Monday. Hapgood and his family say a hotel worker, Kenny Mitchel, showed up at their room unannounced during their April vacation and demanded money before attacking them. Mitchel died and Hapgood was charged with manslaughter.
President Donald Trump kicked off New York City's Veterans Day Tribute on Monday by saying the nation's veterans "risked everything for us. Now it is our duty to serve and protect them every single day of our lives."
Trump spoke at the opening of the 100th annual parade organized by the United War Veterans Council in Madison Square Park. He is the first sitting president to accept the group's invitation to speak at the event.
A former British army officer who helped found the White Helmets volunteer organization in Syria, was found dead in Istanbul early Monday, Turkish officials and the group said.
James Le Mesurier's body was found near his home in the Beyoglu district by worshippers on their way to a mosque, the state-run Anadolu news agency reported.
The Istanbul governor's office said "comprehensive administrative and judicial investigations" had been initiated into Le Mesurier's death.
Two political supporters of U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry secured a potentially lucrative oil and gas exploration deal from the Ukrainian government soon after Perry proposed one of the men as an adviser to the country's new president.
Perry's efforts to influence Ukraine's energy policy came earlier this year, just as President Volodymyr Zelenskiy's new government was seeking military aid from the United States to defend against Russian aggression, and allies of President Donald Trump were ramping up efforts to get the Ukrainians to investigate his Democratic rival Joe Biden.