Authors of color speak out against efforts to ban books on race

Authors of color speak out against efforts to ban books on race

(CHICAGO) -- At the American Library Association, annual reports are collected to monitor efforts by parents and political groups to ban books from libraries and schools across the country. Deborah Caldwell-Stone, the director of non-profit ALA's Office for Intellectual Freedom, has worked with such reports for about 20 years --…
2 Utah police officers shot by rape, robbery suspect: Authorities

2 Utah police officers shot by rape, robbery suspect: Authorities

(TAYLORSVILLE, Utah) -- Two Utah police officers are recovering after they were shot by a rape and robbery suspect Wednesday night, police said. One officer, with the West Valley City department, was shot twice; he was initially in critical condition but has since been upgraded to stable condition, the department…
Family of Casey Goodson react to former sheriff deputy’s murder charges

Family of Casey Goodson react to former sheriff deputy’s murder charges

(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Former Ohio sheriff's deputy Jason Meade was charged with murder on Thursday in the fatal shooting of a Black man who was shot and killed while entering his grandmother's house last December. In March, the Franklin County Coroner said that Casey Goodson was shot in his back…
Florida teen stabbed to death by ‘homeless drifter,’ police say

Florida teen stabbed to death by ‘homeless drifter,’ police say

(MIAMI) -- Investigators arrested a homeless man in Miami, who, they said, was responsible for the homicide of a 14-year-old boy in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida. Police said they took Semmie Lee Williams Jr., a 39-year-old "homeless drifter," into custody on Wednesday night on the charge of stabbing Ryan Rogers…
COVID-19 live updates: First omicron case in US identified in California

COVID-19 live updates: First omicron case in US identified in California

(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 780,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.4% of the population in the United States…
New York scientists double down on efforts to track new omicron variant

New York scientists double down on efforts to track new omicron variant

(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- With mounting concerns over the potential threat of the newly discovered omicron variant, U.S. scientists are racing to try to determine whether there are any confirmed cases of the new variant circulating around the country. Among those is the New York State Department of Health's Wadsworth Center…
Michigan school shooting: What we know about the victims

Michigan school shooting: What we know about the victims

(OXFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich.) -- A Michigan community is grieving after four students ages 14 to 17 were killed in a shooting at their high school. Three victims died Tuesday in the wake of the shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford Township. The fourth victim died Wednesday. Seven were shot…