Juneteenth is now a national holiday. What’s next?

Juneteenth is now a national holiday. What’s next?

(WASHINGTON) -- Now that Juneteenth has been recognized as a national holiday to commemorate the end of slavery in the U.S., just ahead of Saturday's June 19 anniversary, advocates are weighing in on how Americans should mark the occasion and what the day should mean to the country going forward.…
Tropical storm warnings from New Orleans to Pensacola: Latest forecast

Tropical storm warnings from New Orleans to Pensacola: Latest forecast

(NEW YORK) -- A tropical threat churning in the Gulf of Mexico is taking aim at the Gulf Coast -- and is forecast to strengthen into tropical storm Claudette. Tropical storm warnings have been issued in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida panhandle as the region prepares for heavy rain,…
Hiker recounts surviving encounter with bears on Alaska mountain

Hiker recounts surviving encounter with bears on Alaska mountain

(NEW YORK) -- Fina Kiefer said there was a moment where she thought she "wasn't going to make it." The 55-year-old hiker had been alone on an Alaska mountain for days after being chased off a trail by bears. She could see helicopters overhead looking for her, but they couldn't…
How to conserve energy during a heat wave

How to conserve energy during a heat wave

(NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans were under historic heat wave conditions this week -- driving up widespread use of air conditioning and putting pressure on overloaded power grids. High temperatures on Thursday reached 95 degrees in Salt Lake City, 99 degrees in Denver, 113 degrees in Phoenix, 115 in…
1 dead, 12 people injured stemming from drive-by shooting spree in Arizona: Police

1 dead, 12 people injured stemming from drive-by shooting spree in Arizona: Police

(PHOENIX) -- One person is dead and a dozen people injured after an apparent drive-by shooting spree near Phoenix, authorities said. Police are investigating at least eight different shooting incidents that occurred over the course of a 90-minute period Thursday morning throughout the West Valley, according to Sgt. Brandon Sheffert,…