Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility
Anti-ICE protestors replace US flag with Mexican flag, vandalize 'Blue Lives Matter' flag outside detention facility

The 'Blue Lives Matter' flag honoring the law enforcement outside the Colorado detention center was spray-painted with the words 'Abolish ICE'

Indiana toddler death: Investigators looking at multiple angles including negligence by Royal Caribbean Cruises
Indiana toddler death: Investigators looking at multiple angles including negligence by Royal Caribbean Cruises

Family lawyer Michael Winkleman has said the child fell from a window that was inexplicably left open in a children's play area

Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's private island was called 'pedophile island', 'orgy island', and 'island of sin' by local residents
Sex offender Jeffrey Epstein's private island was called 'pedophile island', 'orgy island', and 'island of sin' by local residents

The island is tucked away between St. Thomas and St. John Islands and is spread over 78 acres. Employees there were made to sign non-disclosure agreements

Families sue hospital after they realized wrong man was taken off life support when 'dead' brother showed up at barbecue
Families sue hospital after they realized wrong man was taken off life support when 'dead' brother showed up at barbecue

A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the relatives of Alfonso Bennett and Elisha Brittman after two sisters agreed to end life support for a man they were told by authorities was their brother. 

3 stabbed, 16 injured as carnage breaks out during 4th of July celebrations at Chicago's Navy Pier
3 stabbed, 16 injured as carnage breaks out during 4th of July celebrations at Chicago's Navy Pier

The pier was packed with thousands of people who panicked as rumor spread that an active shooter was at the scene

Detroit woman says Russian passenger refused to let her sit next to her in her seat on Spirit Airlines flight
Detroit woman says Russian passenger refused to let her sit next to her in her seat on Spirit Airlines flight

Tiarra Dowdell detailed the incident in a series of now-viral Facebook posts and said she would file an official complaint against the airline

GoFundMe page for woman who falsely claimed to be employee who allegedly spat on Eric Trump taken down
GoFundMe page for woman who falsely claimed to be employee who allegedly spat on Eric Trump taken down

Refunds to the donors were initiated after it was revealed that the person the organizer was raising funds for, was only claiming to be the controversial server

Woman who kicked Sarah Sanders out of her restaurant defends Chicago cocktail waitress who spat on Eric Trump
Woman who kicked Sarah Sanders out of her restaurant defends Chicago cocktail waitress who spat on Eric Trump

Stephanie Wilkinson is now backing the unidentified server at an upscale cocktail bar in Chicago who was briefly detained after she spat on Eric Trump's face on Tuesday

How serial killer Israel Keyes kidnapped a random couple and slaughtered them at an abandoned warehouse
How serial killer Israel Keyes kidnapped a random couple and slaughtered them at an abandoned warehouse

Israel Keyes is believed to have murdered 11 people across the United States and revealed the gruesome details to investigators following his arrest in 2012

10 dead in horror plane crash at Texas airport as private jet suddenly flies into a hangar and explodes
10 dead in horror plane crash at Texas airport as private jet suddenly flies into a hangar and explodes

The Beechcraft BE-350 King Air hit an unoccupied hangar soon after 9 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The hangar burst into flames and black smoke billowed from the building as firefighters sprayed on water to contain the blaze.

Eric Trump spitting attack would never happen to Sasha and Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton, says wife Lara
Eric Trump spitting attack would never happen to Sasha and Malia Obama or Chelsea Clinton, says wife Lara

Eric Trump claimed he was spat on while dining at an upscale Chicago-area restaurant, something that has not sat well with his wife.

Two-year-old girl struck by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, brain contusion, bleeding and seizure, attorney says
Two-year-old girl struck by foul ball at Astros game suffered skull fracture, brain contusion, bleeding and seizure, attorney says

In the first update on her condition since the unfortunate incident on May 29, the family's lawyer revealed the extent of her injuries.

Eric Trump spat upon at upscale Chicago cocktail bar, employee taken into custody by Secret Service
Eric Trump spat upon at upscale Chicago cocktail bar, employee taken into custody by Secret Service

The incident took place Tuesday night when President Trump's son was at the coveted Aviary bar in the West Loop, which is famous for its creative cocktails

Six-month-old boy on life support after mother slammed him into furniture leaving him with a fractured skull, police say
Six-month-old boy on life support after mother slammed him into furniture leaving him with a fractured skull, police say

23-year-old Trivea Jones, the mother, has been charged with multiple felonies after allegedly confessing to the abuse

'Suitcase killer' Heather Mack who murdered her millionaire mom to be released, will not be returning to the US over safety fears
'Suitcase killer' Heather Mack who murdered her millionaire mom to be released, will not be returning to the US over safety fears

23-year-old Heather Mac and her boyfriend Tommy Schaefer were caught after they killed her mother, Sheila, 62, at a five-star Bali hotel and stuffed her broken body into a suitcase

Gender pay gap between university presidents shrinks as the institution's status rises: Study
Gender pay gap between university presidents shrinks as the institution's status rises: Study

The research is based on 17 years of data from over 1,100 university presidents working for more than 700 universities in the US

Death of baby ripped out of slain Chicago mother in 'womb raider' attack ruled as homicide
Death of baby ripped out of slain Chicago mother in 'womb raider' attack ruled as homicide

The victim of the infamous 'womb raider' case, baby boy Yovanny Jadiel Lopez, spent his short life on support machines with severe brain damage and died on the morning of June 14

Chicago police investigating retired sergeant who 'forced transgender woman to perform sex act on him'
Chicago police investigating retired sergeant who 'forced transgender woman to perform sex act on him'

According to department spokesman Anthony Guglielmi, following an internal investigation, the sergeant -- who has not been named -- was stripped off his powers and has since retired.

5 years after the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, here's a look at four major players in the controversial cover-up
5 years after the shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, here's a look at four major players in the controversial cover-up

Five years ago, these four people were respected individuals in positions of power. All that changed after Laquan McDonald was shot and killed one fateful night in October 2014

Hundreds of cops are active members of racist, misogynist, and transphobic online groups, reveals investigation
Hundreds of cops are active members of racist, misogynist, and transphobic online groups, reveals investigation

Even though 50 police departments said they'd launch investigations into the officers, only one has been fired so far

Indiana teen gunned down in front of father while trying to sell Xbox: 'They killed my son over nothing'
Indiana teen gunned down in front of father while trying to sell Xbox: 'They killed my son over nothing'

Johnny Peluyera was shot in the back and killed after he met two men he had made contact with online to try to sell his gaming console.

Chicago sisters who agreed to end life support for their 'brother' shocked after sibling turns up alive and well
Chicago sisters who agreed to end life support for their 'brother' shocked after sibling turns up alive and well

Rosie Brooks and Brenda Bennett-Johnson allowed Mercy Hospital to take the man off life support after police wrongly identified him as their brother Alfonso Bennett

Indiana teen who fatally stabbed mom over 60 times sentenced to 45 years in prison: 'I miss my mother'
Indiana teen who fatally stabbed mom over 60 times sentenced to 45 years in prison: 'I miss my mother'

17-year-old Chastinea Reeves will spend close to half-a-century behind bars for the murder and also undergo a psychological evaluation

Chicago's Willis Tower's Skydeck glass ledge on 103rd floor cracks under tourists' feet leaving them terrified
Chicago's Willis Tower's Skydeck glass ledge on 103rd floor cracks under tourists' feet leaving them terrified

The protruding glass ledge in the Chicago skyscraper is a big tourist attraction and draws close to a million visitors annually

Special-needs student, 11, left with permanent brain damage after suicide attempt triggered by teachers' bullying
Special-needs student, 11, left with permanent brain damage after suicide attempt triggered by teachers' bullying

Jamari Dent attempted to hang himself this past February after he was relentlessly bullied across two different schools for a year. Now his mother is suing

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

Illinois bishop bans lawmakers who backed 'extreme' pro-abortion bill from partaking in communion in Springfield diocese
Illinois bishop bans lawmakers who backed 'extreme' pro-abortion bill from partaking in communion in Springfield diocese

Thomas Paprocki issued a decree last week that slammed those who promoted "the abominable crime and very grave sin of abortion" and banned them from receiving communion.

Hillary Clinton announces death of younger brother Tony Rodham, 65
Hillary Clinton announces death of younger brother Tony Rodham, 65

Clinton remembered her brother as a kind and generous person who could walk into a room and "light it up with laughter." She didn't say how he died but said he was survived by his wife, Megan, and three children, Zach, Simon and Fiona.

Newlywed woman who plunged to her death recorded fight with husband moments before fall: 'Quit punching my face'
Newlywed woman who plunged to her death recorded fight with husband moments before fall: 'Quit punching my face'

Allissa L Jenkins, 27, was found dead by St. Louis police on a ramp in a parking garage close to Busch Stadium on Sunday morning

Chicago care home resident, 24, stabs female caretaker over 30 times after she confiscated his phone
Chicago care home resident, 24, stabs female caretaker over 30 times after she confiscated his phone

24-year-old Ederaldo Frantz was allegedly upset that his caretaker, a 50-year-old woman, confiscated his cell phone after he used it to contact a female

14-year-old girl takes down human trafficking ring that kidnapped and forced her into prostitution in California
14-year-old girl takes down human trafficking ring that kidnapped and forced her into prostitution in California

She was abducted from California and taken to multiple cities and forced into prostitution until she managed to alert authorities

LeBron James and Dwayne Wade's sons to be high school basketball teammates next season
LeBron James and Dwayne Wade's sons to be high school basketball teammates next season

The two NBA legends will now be able to swap their years of play on the sidelines while watching their sons play on the same team

Infant cut out of mother during 'womb-raider' murder now breathing on his own
Infant cut out of mother during 'womb-raider' murder now breathing on his own

Yadiel Lopez opened his eyes for the first time a few weeks ago and is now said to be recovering well

Illinois man set for trial in the suspected killing of visiting Chinese scholar
Illinois man set for trial in the suspected killing of visiting Chinese scholar

This is a case in which the death penalty is possible and has been closely watched in the home country of the victim, whose body hasn't been found. Because it's a death penalty case, jury selection is expected to take a week.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez returns to bartending in support of wage equality for restaurant workers: 'I was nervous that I may have lost my touch'

The Congresswoman did so in partnership with One Fair Wage, an organization that works to increase the federal minimum wage for tipped workers.

Illinois marijuana bill should 'inspire Midwestern states' to ditch prohibition for sensible regulation: Expert
Illinois marijuana bill should 'inspire Midwestern states' to ditch prohibition for sensible regulation: Expert

The bill goes beyond simply legalizing marijuana and includes provisions for criminal justice reform and social equity

Chicago cops shoot man mistaking him for his murder suspect brother after he pulled out a gun
Chicago cops shoot man mistaking him for his murder suspect brother after he pulled out a gun

The Chicago PD attempted to arrest the victim, 21-year-old Curtis Stagger, after mistaking him for his brother who is linked to the drive-by shooting of 15-year-old Jaylin Ellzey

Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. breaks down in tears after his line-drive strikes a toddler sitting in the stands
Cubs outfielder Albert Almora Jr. breaks down in tears after his line-drive strikes a toddler sitting in the stands

While officials are yet to provide an update on the little girl's situation, those around said the girl was conscious when she left with her father.

Young mother-of-two shot dead while trying to protect her baby from hail of bullets
Young mother-of-two shot dead while trying to protect her baby from hail of bullets

The police said that they have located the car driven by the shooter and are currently reviewing the surveillance footage to establish if it was indeed the same vehicle used in the crime

Justice Clarence Thomas compares abortion to 'modern-day eugenics' as Supreme Court skirts around the main issues regarding the ban
Justice Clarence Thomas compares abortion to 'modern-day eugenics' as Supreme Court skirts around the main issues regarding the ban

The justices declined to take on an issue closer to the core of abortion rights, rejecting the state's appeal of a lower court ruling that blocked a ban on abortion based on gender, race or disability. Their other ruling, however, signaled that it was more open to state restrictions on abortion.

Indiana abortion law requiring aborted fetuses to be disposed as human remains upheld by Supreme Court
Indiana abortion law requiring aborted fetuses to be disposed as human remains upheld by Supreme Court

The Supreme Court is upholding an Indiana law that requires abortion providers to dispose of aborted fetuses in the same way as human remains, a sign that the more conservative court is more open to abortion restrictions

US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country
US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country

Numerous cases of extreme weather conditions have hit America in the recent past and has led to loss of life and property in most cases, as revealed in these pictures.

Bill Buckner, former Red Sox first baseman, dies at 69 after battling dementia
Bill Buckner, former Red Sox first baseman, dies at 69 after battling dementia

Buckner made his major league debut as a teenager, played until he was 40 and amassed 2,715 hits in between. Yet for all he accomplished, it was his October error at first base that fans always remembered.

Chicago pastor who tutored 12-year-old twin sisters arrested for inappropriately touching the students
Chicago pastor who tutored 12-year-old twin sisters arrested for inappropriately touching the students

51-year-old Jeffery Parks has been charged with one felony count of predatory criminal assault of a victim under 13 and one felony count of aggravated criminal abuse of a victim under 13

Hundreds mourn pregnant teenager killed by 'womb raider' family as husband carries her coffin at funeral
Hundreds mourn pregnant teenager killed by 'womb raider' family as husband carries her coffin at funeral

19-year-old Marlen Ochoa-Lopez died on April 23 after Clarisa Figueroa, 46, her daughter Desiree, 24, and Clarisa's boyfriend Piotr Bobak, 40, allegedly cut her son out from her womb in Chicago

Chicago high school forced to reprint yearbooks after students flash 'white power' symbol in several photographs
Chicago high school forced to reprint yearbooks after students flash 'white power' symbol in several photographs

The board at the Oak Park and River Forest High School, which is located near downtown Chicago and boasts of around 3,300 students, has voted 4-2 to approve a $54,000 contract to reprint 1,750 of its 'Tabula' yearbooks

High school gym teacher accused of getting teen student pregnant twice and making her abort both pregnancies
High school gym teacher accused of getting teen student pregnant twice and making her abort both pregnancies

42-year-old Jason Hardy is facing charges of criminal sexual assault and misdemeanor battery charges for the accusations

Baby cut out of mother's womb during 'womb raider' killing opens eyes for the first time while being held by dad
Baby cut out of mother's womb during 'womb raider' killing opens eyes for the first time while being held by dad

Still said to be in grave condition, the family of little Yadiel are praying for a miracle and hoping the infant pulls through

Womb raider case: Photos show grieving father cuddling baby who was cut from pregnant woman's womb by mother-daughter duo
Womb raider case: Photos show grieving father cuddling baby who was cut from pregnant woman's womb by mother-daughter duo

The murdered woman's family said they have braced themselves for the possibility of the baby also dying, but are still hopeful. 46-year-old Clarisa Figueroa, her 24-year-old daughter Desiree Figueroa, and 40-year-old Piotr Bobak have been accused of cutting the baby out from his mother's womb

Mother-daughter duo who murdered pregnant Chicago teen and cut her baby out charged for 'womb raider' plot
Mother-daughter duo who murdered pregnant Chicago teen and cut her baby out charged for 'womb raider' plot

The mother and daughter duo have been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated battery of a child causing permanent disability

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