This is the second time in just four days a Houston-area youngster was killed after playing with a firearm.
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Rice arrived in northern Italy from Asia in the 14th century, and quickly became a prized ingredient. Its history in the country is equally flavorsome, covering sex, Nazis, anti-Fascist resistance and ...
With 8 dead and hundreds injured, Tacoma grapples with how much police force is too much
The death of Manuel Ellis started a conversation about how people of color are policed in Tacoma. This is Part 1 of The News Tribune’s months-long investigation into TPD’s use of force.
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Tales of terror from the Titanic: From picture framer awoken by ship hitting iceberg to perfume salesmen hearing 'pitiful cries' as his lifeboat sailed away... the horrific ...
At just before midnight on April 14, 1912, the RMS Titanic hit an iceberg while travelling on its maiden voyage from Southampton to New York. It sank within three hours, killing more than 1,500 people ...
US School Violence Fast Facts
Read Fast Facts from CNN about elementary, middle and high school (excludes colleges and universities) violence with fatalities, from 1927 to present.
South Africa: Long Read | Sinclair Beiles and the Beat Generation
Analysis - The enduring relationship between the 'wandering poet' from South Africa and peers such as William S Burroughs is not widely known outside literary circles.
Changing Maryland's state song on legislative table
In 1939, a Confederate call to arms became Maryland's state song. If you listen to all the verses, you realize the official song of the free state is an ode to the Confederacy.
US bombs facilities in Syria used by Iran-backed militia
The United States launched airstrikes in Syria on Thursday, targeting facilities near the Iraqi border used by Iranian-backed militia groups. The Pentagon said the strikes were retaliation for a ...
First Black police officer killed in San Antonio remains unsolved murder 80 years later
Julius Alberson was 29 when he was shot with his own pistol in downtown. This is what KSAT found from historical records.
The Strange U.S. Navy Hovercraft That Fought in Vietnam
The big, awkward-looking, air-cushion vehicles surprised by the Vietcong (and the U.S. Navy) by riding over any terrain at 70 mph, knocking over trees and capsizing enemy sampans.
10-year-old boy shot at West Side apartment faces lengthy recovery
San Antonio police received a call for a shooting in progress at an apartment According to a police report, a juve ...