Students in Puerto Rico started a new school year as the island struggles to recover from Hurricane Maria and dozens of campuses await repairs. The closure of more than 250 schools has sparked protests.
With assistance from an unlikely source, the Cuban government, the FBI caught Joe Dibee. Dibee was indicted in 2005 and 2006 on arson and conspiracy charges related to actions claimed by the Animal Liberation Front and Earth Liberation Front.
A person stuck in the mud at Bicentennial Park in Belleville, Illinois, in Southern Illinois was rescued by fire crews along with a parrot that was on his shoulder after they had gotten stuck in a dredged lake.
A “rage room” has opened in Hannibal, Missouri where people pay to swing a baseball bat or golf club at breakable objects. Across the country people are paying $25 and more to spend time in so-called “anger rooms.”
After Maine police officers stopped an “erratic” driver, the Massachusetts man reportedly shot and killed himself before officers found a dead woman inside his trunk. The body was identified as Maddilyn Burgess.
A 10-month-old baby died of malnutrition and dehydration after her parents failed to seek medical care, citing religious beliefs. The father says he’s being “unfairly” charged in the baby girl’s death.
Researchers demonstrate how to alter ballots sent via email. The hack will heighten pressure on election officials in 30 or so states where email voting is permitted but it may be too late to fix the problem for November elections.
Three-year-old Lawson of Buford, Georgia., got the breakfast treat of a lifetime when family threw him a full-on Waffle House birthday party, complete with a uniform, cake, special buttons, party invitations and more.
Glenn Pelrine, from Weymouth, Massachusetts, said he lost his college ring from Franklin Institute while waterskiing in a pond in the 1970s — and that Carl Reed found the ring while using a metal detector.
A dispute at a Houston sports bar early Monday turned deadly when the feuding couple engaged in a vehicular battle that ended when the man slammed into his girlfriend’s car, police said. He died in the wreck.
Former Trump adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman released multiple secret recordings. Some say the recordings are a serious breach of ethics and security, but did Manigault Newman break the law? One former federal prosecutor weighs in.
A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma called off classes this week after adults posted threats against a transgender student on Facebook, school officials said. LGBTQ activists have offered to step in and help.