May 12, 2017

Texan Richard Overton, the world’s oldest WWII veteran, turns 111

Matt_Gibson/iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Tex.) — Happy Birthday, Richard Overton!The Austin, Texas, resident — the world's oldest living World War II veteran — reached another milestone on Thursday: He […]
May 11, 2017

New Orleans removes Confederate statues that honor ‘Cult of the Lost Cause’

Redheadedhornet/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW ORLEANS) — As New Orleans began the process Thursday of removing the remaining Confederate-era monuments in the Louisiana city, officials said they are facing “intimidation, […]
May 11, 2017

Effort to clean up ocean plastic to begin in 12 months, years ahead of schedule

104kelly/iStock/Thinkstock(UTRECHT, Netherlands) — A Dutch foundation dedicated to removing plastic pollution from the world’s oceans announced a new system design today that will allow them to […]
May 11, 2017

Deadly standoff in Trenton ends after 35 hours

iStock/Thinkstock(TRENTON, N.J.) — A deadly standoff in Trenton, New Jersey, has ended this evening after 35 hours.The incident began Wednesday morning in a residential neighborhood in […]