NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

NASA delays International Space Station spacewalk over debris risk

(NEW YORK) -- A spacewalk by two U.S. astronauts was called off on Tuesday morning due to the risk of space debris, NASA announced in a statement. NASA astronauts Kayla Barron and Thomas Marshburn were scheduled to leave through the International Space Station's Quest airlock at 5:30 a.m. EST to…
Former officer Kim Potter set to go on trial in death of Daunte Wright

Former officer Kim Potter set to go on trial in death of Daunte Wright

(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Jury selection in the case of the former Brooklyn Center, Minnesota police officer charged with killing a Black man during a traffic stop earlier this year, is set to begin Tuesday -- a high-profile incident that was captured on video and sparked a new wave of protests. Kim…
Dayton gunman fantasized about mass violence for years: FBI report

Dayton gunman fantasized about mass violence for years: FBI report

(DAYTON, Ohio) -- The suspect who carried out a mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, on an early August morning in 2019 had an "enduring fascination with mass violence," the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit concluded in a report released Monday. Just after 1 a.m. on Aug. 4, 2019, Connor Betts killed…
Merriam-Webster chooses ‘vaccine’ as its 2021 word of the year

Merriam-Webster chooses ‘vaccine’ as its 2021 word of the year

(NEW YORK) -- "The biggest science event of the year quickly became the biggest political debate in our country, and the word at the center of both stories is vaccine," Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster’s editor at large, said in a press release. "Few words can express so much about one moment…
First lady Jill Biden unveils White House holiday decorations

First lady Jill Biden unveils White House holiday decorations

(WASHINGTON) -- First lady Jill Biden unveiled the White House holiday decorations on Monday and announced her theme for the 2021 season as "Gifts from the Heart," intended to honor those who have preserved through hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. "The things we hold sacred unite us and…