Author Salman Rushdie attacked at speaking event in New York state

Author Salman Rushdie attacked at speaking event in New York state

(NEW YORK) -- Author Salman Rushdie was attacked at an event in New York state on Friday, according to witness accounts and law enforcement reports. Rushdie was scheduled to give a lecture at the education center Chautauqua Institution in Chautauqua, in southwestern New York, Friday morning. At around 11 a.m.,…
Trump Organization CFO to stand trial in October on alleged tax fraud

Trump Organization CFO to stand trial in October on alleged tax fraud

(NEW YORK) -- The Trump Organization and its longtime chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg are now scheduled to stand trial in the fall on tax charges after a judge in Manhattan, New York declined on Friday to dismiss the indictment. The Manhattan District Attorney's office charged Weisselberg and the Trump…
California becomes first state to offer free meals at school for kids

California becomes first state to offer free meals at school for kids

(NEW YORK) -- All California public school students will have access to free nutritious meals this school year, thanks to the statewide Universal Meals Program. The program comes at a crucial time, with food costs rising, inflation and an overall increase in children facing hunger since the pandemic. According to…
How some schools are addressing active shooter concerns after Uvalde

How some schools are addressing active shooter concerns after Uvalde

(NEW YORK) -- A few days after learning about the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Uvalde, Texas, Jim Witt, superintendent of Lake Local Schools in northern Ohio, reached out to a school safety organization he's worked with for over a decade. "It's unfortunate," Witt said, but "every time…
The Bud Billiken Parade through the years

The Bud Billiken Parade through the years

(CHICAGO) -- Certain iconic imagery brings to mind traditional American summer activities: the smell of hamburgers cooking on a grill, marching bands with drum lines and kids catching candy thrown from colorful floats. These are all a part of the Bud Billiken Parade in Chicago. First held in 1929, the…
Girl missing since 2019 was murdered in New Hampshire, remains not found: Police

Girl missing since 2019 was murdered in New Hampshire, remains not found: Police

(MANCHESTER, N.H.) — Authorities have determined that Harmony Montgomery, a little girl who disappeared in 2019, was murdered in Manchester, New Hampshire, in early December 2019, officials announced Thursday. Harmony would be 8 years old if alive today. Harmony's remains have not been found but "multiple sources of investigative information,…