Category Archives: National News

Missed signals in four mass shootings: What went wrong?

Missed signals in four mass shootings: What went wrong?

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — When Payton Gendron, the 18-year-old white man charged in connection with the murders of 10 Black people at a supermarket in Buffalo, New York, was a senior in high school, he allegedly wrote a paper saying that he wanted to commit murder-suicide, according to authorities. That prompted the assistant principal of…read more »

Moms fight baby formula shortage with online groups and interactive map

Moms fight baby formula shortage with online groups and interactive map

Courtesy of Kerissa Miller(NEW YORK) — Mothers across the U.S. are banding together to respond to the baby formula shortage emergency and execute short-term solutions in local communities while corporations and the federal government scramble to address the crisis on a national level. Kerissa Miller, a mom from Kennewick, Washington, started the Find My Formula, Tri…read more »

Funerals for Buffalo shooting victims begin

Funerals for Buffalo shooting victims begin

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(BUFFALO, N.Y.) — The funerals for several victims of the mass shooting in Buffalo, New York, are starting to take place. Ten people, all of whom were Black, were killed in a mass shooting at a Tops supermarket in an attack authorities are calling a “racially motivated hate crime.” The victims included four…read more »

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland moved to halfway house

Fyre Festival organizer Billy McFarland moved to halfway house

Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Billy McFarland, who pleaded guilty to scheming thousands of people out of money from his Fyre Festival, was moved to a halfway house this week, according to Bureau of Prison records. McFarland was sentenced to six years in federal prison for defrauding investors. Customers and investors lost…read more »

“Power Rangers” actor Austin St. John charged with COVID-19 fraud

“Power Rangers” actor Austin St. John charged with COVID-19 fraud

slobo/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A ’90s actor who starred in the hit TV show Mighty Morphin Power Rangers has been charged with perpetuating a scheme to defraud the U.S. government of CARES Act funds, according to the Department of Justice. Austin St. John, who played the red Power Ranger on the show, which aired from…read more »

Teens fight book banning with their own banned book clubs

Teens fight book banning with their own banned book clubs

moodboard/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — As many school districts across the country continue to ban books, students are beginning to fight back by organizing protests and creating their own spaces to read and discuss these books. Sophomores Ella Scott and Alyssa Hoy of Austin, Texas, are two of many students leading the charge with The Vandergrift…read more »