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Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Greenville Police Department(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun.Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding to the scene,…

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) — Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday.The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign language, announced that the famed super-simian…

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

KOMO-TV(OAKVILLE, Wash.) — The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father’s Day, says he acted to “protect my family and others.”David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington, and a paramedic for the town’s fire…

Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases

Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified, the official said.The story was first reported by The Washington Post.Last…

Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn’t ‘want him to have died in vain’

Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn’t ‘want him to have died in vain’

Antwon Rose/Facebook(PITTSBURGH) — The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn’t “want him to have died in vain,” a family attorney said.Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer Tuesday after the teen and two others…

First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US

First day of summer brings flooding, extreme heat in some parts of US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks the first day of summer and the longest day of the year across much of the Northern Hemisphere.New York City will experience 15 hours and 6 minutes of daylight, while Los Angeles will see 14 hours and 26 minutes of daylight. In Fairbanks, Alaska, residents will experience a whopping 21…

Hawaii authorities arrest people taking selfies near Kilauea volcano

Hawaii authorities arrest people taking selfies near Kilauea volcano

U.S. Geological Survey(HONOLULU) — Lava from the Kilauea volcano eruption on the Big Island in Hawaii makes for very photogenic selfies and social media posts, but authorities are cracking down on thrill-seekers who are getting too close for comfort.Since the volcano first erupted on May 3, bubbling lava, molten rock and fissures have forced thousands…

Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?

Could SAT and ACT scores become a thing of the past?

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After the University of Chicago announced late last week it’s scrapping a requirement for applicants to submit SAT or ACT test scores, some experts predict other colleges may soon do the same.”I know other schools will follow,” Bob Schaeffer, public education director at the nonprofit National Center for Fair and Open Testing, told…

What’s next for children already separated from their families?

What’s next for children already separated from their families?

Drew Angerer/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Amid the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegal immigration, thousands of children were separated from their families, while parents were prosecuted under a “zero-tolerance” policy.On Wednesday afternoon, Donald Trump signed an executive order that he said would keep immigrant families at the border together “while ensuring we have a powerful, very strong…

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

Violations found at converted Walmart housing undocumented children separated from their parents

iStock/Thinkstock(BROWNSVILLE, Texas) — Texas state inspectors identified nearly 250 violations at facilities run by Southwest Key, the non-profit organization now housing migrant children separated from their parents in a converted Walmart in Brownsville, Texas, according to records obtained by ABC.Reports filed with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) show 246 “deficiencies” — defined…

Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Man with gun tattoo on face arrested for gun possession

Greenville Police Department(GREENVILLE, S.C.) — A man in South Carolina with gun tattoo on his face has been arrested for illegally possessing a gun.Michael Vines, who is federally prohibited from possessing a firearm, allegedly tried tossing away a loaded .38-caliber revolver after a recent car accident and was spotted by firefighters responding to the scene,…

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

Koko the gorilla dies: ‘She taught me so much,’ trainer says

The Gorilla Foundation/Koko.org(NEW YORK) — Koko, the western lowland gorilla who learned sign language and became a pop-culture phenomenon, has died at the age of 46, the group that cared for her announced Thursday.The Gorilla Foundation, headed by Dr. Francine “Penny” Patterson, the animal psychologist who taught Koko sign language, announced that the famed super-simian…

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

‘I acted to protect my family and others’: Pastor who shot Walmart gunman dead

KOMO-TV(OAKVILLE, Wash.) — The pistol-packing pastor who gunned down a man allegedly on a carjacking rampage that left three people shot in Tumwater, Washington, on Father’s Day, says he acted to “protect my family and others.”David George, a pastor at an Assembly of God Church in Oakville, Washington, and a paramedic for the town’s fire…

Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases

Trump administration may house up to 20K migrant children at US military bases

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Trump administration is considering housing up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on U.S. military bases, according to a U.S. official.The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) made the request to the Department of Defense (DOD), and Congress has been notified, the official said.The story was first reported by The Washington Post.Last…

Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn’t ‘want him to have died in vain’

Family of unarmed teen shot dead doesn’t ‘want him to have died in vain’

Antwon Rose/Facebook(PITTSBURGH) — The family of an unarmed teenager shot and killed by police while he was fleeing a traffic stop doesn’t “want him to have died in vain,” a family attorney said.Antwon Rose, 17, who was African-American, was shot dead by an East Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, police officer Tuesday after the teen and two others…