National News

Thousands Evacuated, National Guard Deployed as Iowa Braces for Major Flooding

Thumbnail for 690870

iStock/Thinkstock(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa watched warily Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise to levels not seen since record flooding in 2008 that caused some $10Read More

Rescued Boater Expected in Boston Tuesday as Mother Is Still Missing

Thumbnail for 690853

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A rescued boater who spent eight days adrift at sea after his boat sank is expected to arrive in Boston Tuesday to be reunited with friends and family,Read More

Debate Creates Carnival Atmosphere at Hofstra

Thumbnail for 690693

Meghan Keneally/ABC News(HEMPSTEAD, N.Y.) — The 2016 presidential race has turned Hofstra University into something of a campaign carnival Monday ahead of the first debate of the general election. ThereRead More

Florida Woman Jumped on Purse-Snatcher's Car as He Tried to Get Away

Thumbnail for 690695

iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) — Surveillance video from a South Florida gas station caught the moment a woman jumped on top of a man’s car after he allegedly stole her purse, according toRead More

Nine Wounded After Shooting in Houston Shopping Center

Thumbnail for 690666

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — The Houston Police Department responded to an active shooter situation in a shopping center that injured nine people, according to police Monday. The suspect, a lawyer, was shotRead More

Obama Tells Standing Rock Demonstrators: 'You're Making Your Voice Heard'

Thumbnail for 690649

SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama weighed in on the Native American movement to block a disputed oil pipeline Monday as he hosted more than 500 Native American leaders forRead More

Iowa Mayor to Residents in Flood Evacuation Area: 'Please, Please Leave'

Thumbnail for 690616

iStock/Thinkstock(VINTON, Iowa) — Iowa residents are waiting nervously as the swollen Cedar River rises steadily to its highest levels since a devastating flood in 2008 that caused some $10 billionRead More

How Open Carry Laws Played into Charlotte Shooting

Thumbnail for 690618

Photodisc/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — Keith Lamont Scott’s alleged possession of a firearm at the time of his shooting death would not on its own be a reason to forcibly disarm him,Read More

Suspect Confesses in Washington Mall Shooting that Killed Five

Thumbnail for 690597

Skagit County DEM(BURLINGTON, Wash.) — The suspect in Friday’s deadly mall shooting in Washington state confessed to police in the shooting that left five people dead, according to charging documents.Read More

Violent Crime in US Up as City Homicides Spur 11 Percent Hike in Overall Murders

Thumbnail for 690555

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Cities across the country suffered an uptick in violent crime last year, including a nearly 11 percent jump in murders from the year before, according to new statisticsRead More