• Littleton Dec 17, 2019

    Cop Rescues Dog From Icy Mass. Lake With Improvised Lasso

    A police officer’s quick improvisation saved a dog from the icy water of a lake in Littleton, Massachusetts, Tuesday morning, according to the town’s police chief. Officer Brian Casey made a lasso with equipment he had on hand to snag the dog, named Tuuka, from the water, after Tuuka fell through the ice on Long Lake, Chief Matthew Pinard...

  • Florida Dec 3, 2018

    Ancient Asteroid Gets Its 1st Visitor: a NASA Spacecraft Launched 2 Years Ago

    After a two-year chase, a NASA spacecraft arrived Monday at the ancient asteroid Bennu, its first visitor in billions of years. The robotic explorer Osiris-Rex, right on cue, pulled within 12 miles (19 kilometers) of the diamond-shaped space rock. It will get even closer in the days ahead and actually go into orbit around Bennu (BEN-oo) on Dec. 31. No...

  • New Jersey Nov 30, 2018

    Next US Moon Landing Will Be by Private Companies, Not NASA

    America’s next moon landing will be made by private companies — not NASA. NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine announced Thursday that nine U.S. companies will compete to deliver experiments to the lunar surface. The space agency will buy the service and let private industry work out the details on getting there, he said. The goal is to get small science and...

  • United States Oct 25, 2018

    Survivor Stories: Craig Scott Reflects on the Columbine Shooting Nearly 20 Years Later

    Craig Scott remembers April 20, 1999 clearly. He was a sophomore at Columbine at the time, and that morning started like any other spring day. His older sister, Rachel, who was a senior, dropped him off at the entrance to the school so he wouldn’t be late for class. That was the last time he would see her alive.

  • Donald Trump Apr 20, 2018

    Students Hold Nationwide Walkouts to Protest Gun Violence on Columbine Anniversary

    Once again, they filed out of class. In a new wave of school walkouts, they raised their voices against gun violence. But this time, they were looking to turn outrage into action. Many of the students who joined demonstrations across the country Friday turned their attention to upcoming elections as they pressed for tougher gun laws and politicians who will...

  • Los Angeles Feb 15, 2018

    A Look at Some Deadly US School Shootings of Years Past

    Authorities in Florida say the shooter opened fire at a high school Wednesday afternoon, killing at least 17 people. The shooting sent frightened students running out into the streets and SWAT team members swarming the building. Here’s a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past:

  • Los Angeles Feb 1, 2018

    A Look at Some Deadly US School Shootings of Years Past

    Two 15-year-old students, a boy and girl, were shot Thursday morning inside a classroom of a Los Angeles middle school, authorities said. A suspect was soon in custody. Here’s a look at some recent U.S. school shootings, and some of the deadliest of years past.

  • attorney Jan 2, 2018

    Colorado Community Mourns Sheriff's Deputy Killed in Ambush

    A Denver community is mourning 29-year-old Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Zack Parrish, after the husband and father of two was killed on Dec. 31, 2017, in an apparent ambush.

  • attorney Jan 3, 2018

    VA Document: Gunman Who Killed Deputy Had Fled Mental Ward

    Videos made by the man who shot and killed a Colorado sheriff’s deputy after concerns were raised about his mental health show the gunman calling 911 and then opening his apartment door and talking to responding officers before the shooting....
    The footage , livestreamed on Periscope, was obtained by Denver’s KUSA-TV. The station broadcast clips from two videos in which Matthew...

  • Instagram Nov 14, 2017

    Is There a Link Between Rising Teen Suicide, Social Media?

    An increase in suicide rates among U.S. teens occurred at the same time social media use surged and a new analysis suggests there may be a link. Suicide rates for teens rose between 2010 and 2015 after they had declined for nearly two decades, according to data from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Why the rates went...

  • New Jersey Jun 18, 2017

    After 40 Years, Father and Daughter Meet for the 1st Time

    A man is looking forward to celebrating Father’s Day a week after his first meeting with his 40-year-old daughter, who tracked him down following decades of questions....
    Daughter Jyll Justamond says she was working with limited information from her mother: that her father’s first name was Al, he was Italian and he worked at a bar called Neary’s in the...

  • NBC May 28, 2015

    Meet Pumba and Boris, Therapy Pigs for Alzheimer's Patients

    Every weekend, a pair of one-year-old potbellied pigs named Pumba and Boris pay a visit to seniors living with Alzheimer’s in Littleton, Colorado. The two aren’t official therapy animals, but folks can’t help but smiling when the squealing, carrot-munching duo wheel about the senior center in their little green wagon.

  • NBC May 28, 2015

    WATCH: Therapy Pigs Give Joy to Alzheimer's Patients

    A pair of miniature therapy pigs named Pumba and Boris are bringing joy to nursing home residents and hospital patients in Littleton, Colorado.

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