Study finds graphic active shooter drills instill fear in students instead of helping, but what are the other options? Experts weigh in
Study finds graphic active shooter drills instill fear in students instead of helping, but what are the other options? Experts weigh in

Concerns about the impact of active school shooter drills and exercises on the mental health of students have also been growing, especially since they often tend to be very realistic and graphic.

Trump impeachment hearings: Life as usual as citizens take in proceedings on media amid routine work, chores
Trump impeachment hearings: Life as usual as citizens take in proceedings on media amid routine work, chores

The first public hearing on impeaching President Donald Trump is a political show but it has not evoked very high interest among citizens.

Trump depicted being hog-tied by a woman in billboard sparks outrage, company says it's about 'taking our country back'
Trump depicted being hog-tied by a woman in billboard sparks outrage, company says it's about 'taking our country back'

The advert was on a 30-foot-high billboard at Times Square, featuring a model binding a person, which looks like Trump, with a red, white and blue rope while stomping on his face.

Football coach hugs and disarms high school student who brought shotgun in class to kill himself
Football coach hugs and disarms high school student who brought shotgun in class to kill himself

The surveillance footage of the May 17 incident has now been released, showing Keanon Lowe disarming 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz

Barbra Streisand shares gruesome cartoon of Trump being impaled by Nancy Pelosi's heels
Barbra Streisand shares gruesome cartoon of Trump being impaled by Nancy Pelosi's heels

The disturbing graphic was posted just days after Speaker Pelosi and Trump accused each other of having a meltdown during a White House meeting on Syria

California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023
California becomes first US state to ban manufacture and sale of animal fur products starting 2023

The fur ban doesn't apply to used products or those used for religious or tribal purposes. And it excludes the sale of leather, dog and cat fur, cowhides, deer, sheep and goat skin and anything preserved through taxidermy.

US ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key witness in impeachment probe, barred from testifying before House panel
US ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key witness in impeachment probe, barred from testifying before House panel

Trump gave his version of why the envoy was blocked, tweeting that "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland" to testify, "but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court."

Soccer fans boo after Armed Forces enlistees pledge to obey President Trump's orders at swearing-in ceremony in Portland
Soccer fans boo after Armed Forces enlistees pledge to obey President Trump's orders at swearing-in ceremony in Portland

National Women's Soccer League match saw the US Armed Forces enlistees being booed at after they were asked to pledge allegiance to President Donald Trump.

Transgender man gives birth to baby boy with gay husband in 'amazing' experience after suffering miscarriage earlier
Transgender man gives birth to baby boy with gay husband in 'amazing' experience after suffering miscarriage earlier

When Trystan initially shared the idea with his partner, Biff was not onboard and it took some time for him to come around. The pair are now extremely happy about their decision.

'Workaholic' father pens letter urging parents to 'hug your kids' and put family first after his 8-year-old son died suddenly
'Workaholic' father pens letter urging parents to 'hug your kids' and put family first after his 8-year-old son died suddenly

In a tear-jerking post, J.R. Storment revealed how his son had suddenly died in his sleep and how he regrets not spending more time with his family.

Cat who vanished 10 years ago from Maine home returns back in ailing state to die amidst her family
Cat who vanished 10 years ago from Maine home returns back in ailing state to die amidst her family

Six days after the cat's owner, Jenifer Banis, spotted Miss Kitty for the first time since 2009, she was put to sleep on Tuesday afternoon.

Man and woman assault MAGA hat-wearing man who was on a date night with his wife in Portland
Man and woman assault MAGA hat-wearing man who was on a date night with his wife in Portland

The victim, identified as Luke Lenzner, said that he was "sucker punched" outside a bar in Portland in the early hours on Saturday morning while was wearing his "Make America Great Again" hat

Mother who wanted to treat 13-year-old daughter's cancer with cannabis oil instead of surgery arrested
Mother who wanted to treat 13-year-old daughter's cancer with cannabis oil instead of surgery arrested

Christina Dixon had turned to naturopathy and cannabis oil and claimed it shrunk her daughter's tumor when chemotherapy couldn't

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'

In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis
In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis

The first global analysis of the shifts in climate conditions across the world’s major cities under climate change paints a dreadful picture of the future of our cities

Shocking CCTV footage shows man 'breaking woman's eye socket' with sucker punch in random act of violence
Shocking CCTV footage shows man 'breaking woman's eye socket' with sucker punch in random act of violence

The 44-year-old woman, who has not been identified, suffered a broken eye socket in the attack, which occurred in the downtown area in Portland, Oregon on Monday.

Has the infamous DB Cooper been unmasked? Amateur sleuth claims he '98%' knows who skyjacker is
Has the infamous DB Cooper been unmasked? Amateur sleuth claims he '98%' knows who skyjacker is

The Arizona man says he is "98 percent" convinced the FBI has interviewed the real D. B. Cooper - a U.S. marine corps veteran who had assisted and helped refugees in Vietnam - Sheridan Peterson

Drunk Washington man runs over 2 German tourists sunbathing at swimming hole killing them instantly
Drunk Washington man runs over 2 German tourists sunbathing at swimming hole killing them instantly

Police arrested 71-year-old David E. Croswell from Washougal, Washington, and held him on suspicion of vehicular homicide while driving under the influence of intoxicants and hit-and-run driving that causes death

Cute black bear cub that posed for selfies was shot and killed because it was too friendly with tourists, say Oregon wildlife officials
Cute black bear cub that posed for selfies was shot and killed because it was too friendly with tourists, say Oregon wildlife officials

The state does not relocate bears that have become accustomed to being around people because it dramatically increases the likelihood of problematic encounters

Bodies of mom and 3-year-old boy found in Oregon woods, weeks after father was charged with their murder
Bodies of mom and 3-year-old boy found in Oregon woods, weeks after father was charged with their murder

Michael Wolfe was arrested on charges of kidnapping and murder of Karissa and he was the biological father of the 3-year-old boy.

Oregon high school students who jammed hallway with hundreds of desks will be allowed to walk in graduation, says principal
Oregon high school students who jammed hallway with hundreds of desks will be allowed to walk in graduation, says principal

Gladstone High School Principal Kevin Taylor had previously announced that those involved will have to pay $50 each and may be disallowed from walking in their graduation ceremony

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.

Married Oregon man charged with murder after mistress and their three-year-old son go missing
Married Oregon man charged with murder after mistress and their three-year-old son go missing

52-year-old Michael Wolfe has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of kidnapping in the disappearance of 25-year-old Karissa Fretwell and their son, three-year-old William.

21-year-old Oregan student dies after falling from scenic lookout spot while taking pictures
21-year-old Oregan student dies after falling from scenic lookout spot while taking pictures

The girl, who was majoring in kinesiology, reportedly landed on a tree when she fell, which stopped her from falling into the Pacific Ocean below. Her injuries, though, proved to be too severe

Football coach recalls wrestling the gun away from a student in class and foiling a shooting at Parkrose High School
Football coach recalls wrestling the gun away from a student in class and foiling a shooting at Parkrose High School

The armed student, 19-year-old Angel Granados-Diaz, pleaded not guilty Monday during a brief court hearing to a felony count of possessing a weapon in a public building and three misdemeanors.

Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run
Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run

62-year-old Wayne Arthur Silsbee is believed to be involved in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and 10 at the time of the offenses

Boy Scouts of America stares at bankruptcy, as more individuals are expected to come forward with sex abuse claims against leaders
Boy Scouts of America stares at bankruptcy, as more individuals are expected to come forward with sex abuse claims against leaders

In New York and elsewhere, lawyers are hard at work recruiting clients to sue the Boy Scouts, alleging they were molested as youths by scoutmasters or other volunteers.

'Crushed' parents of Fordham University student who fell from clock tower spent final moments with her before she died
'Crushed' parents of Fordham University student who fell from clock tower spent final moments with her before she died

22-year-old Sydney Monfries fell between a gap in the stairs inside the clock tower on Sunday. She along with her friends had gone to the prohibited place as a "rite of passage" as seniors

Hart family crash: Parents intentionally drove SUV off steep cliff killing 6 kids and themselves
Hart family crash: Parents intentionally drove SUV off steep cliff killing 6 kids and themselves

The jury ruled that the six children had died 'at the hands of another person, other than by accident'

Mom who triggered Amber Alert planned to inject daughter with bleach to get rid of 'parasites'
Mom who triggered Amber Alert planned to inject daughter with bleach to get rid of 'parasites'

41-year-old Brooke Helmandollar was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mistreatment of a child for the incident.

Autistic girl, 7, brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by 5-year-old boys inside play structure at Albany McDonald's
Autistic girl, 7, brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by 5-year-old boys inside play structure at Albany McDonald's

The girl's mother was unable to see a portion of the play structure where the two boys, both five, allegedly attacked her seven-year-old daughter at the Albany McDonald's

Lawsuit filed after emotional support pit bull mauled five-year-old girl when she tried to pet it at airport
Lawsuit filed after emotional support pit bull mauled five-year-old girl when she tried to pet it at airport

Mirna Gonzalez has filed a $1.1 million negligence lawsuit against the dog's owner, Alaska Airlines, and the Port of Portland.

Teen finally gets first vaccine at 18 after blaming anti-vaxxer parents, who believe shots cause autism
Teen finally gets first vaccine at 18 after blaming anti-vaxxer parents, who believe shots cause autism

18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger from Norwalk, Ohio, slammed his own mother for denying him the vaccines for diseases such as mumps and hepatitis

Emiliano Sala search: Body recovered from plane but investigators cannot say whether it is the footballer or his pilot
Emiliano Sala search: Body recovered from plane but investigators cannot say whether it is the footballer or his pilot

The Piper Malibu plane carrying the Argentine was found by a privately-funded search crew on Sunday after it disappeared from radar over the English Channel on January 21

Saudi government helped hit-and-run driver suspected of killing 15-year-old girl flee US on a private jet: Report
Saudi government helped hit-and-run driver suspected of killing 15-year-old girl flee US on a private jet: Report

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he killed Fallon Smart, 15, while speeding at the Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in 2016

Woman embraces condition that causes thick hair growth all over her body to promote body positivity
Woman embraces condition that causes thick hair growth all over her body to promote body positivity

The 32-year-old mother of three was helped by her boyfriend to accept her body hair and not fret too much about conforming to conventional ideas of beauty

Widow sues gym for $13million after husband died on treadmill a day before retirement
Widow sues gym for $13million after husband died on treadmill a day before retirement

Stacy is suing the gym because her husband David L. Rutledge, who was on his run at the gym just a day before his retirement, died while he was on the treadmill

24-year-old man strangles 53-year-old woman to death with a leather belt during sex
24-year-old man strangles 53-year-old woman to death with a leather belt during sex

Brewer was found with a leather belt that was tightened around her neck. Her autopsy report states that she died from strangulation while her court documents revealed that she died during sex

Man kills both parents and lives with their corpses for five days before killing himself
Man kills both parents and lives with their corpses for five days before killing himself

Matthew Ficken reportedly killed his real estate agent mother Lorraine Ficken and historian father Robert Ficken on January 10, but waited five days before killing himself

Parents of 11-year-old best friends who took their lives say classmates bullied the girls 'for coming out'
Parents of 11-year-old best friends who took their lives say classmates bullied the girls 'for coming out'

Two months after Madissen shot herself with her father's gun at her North Dakota home, her best friend Sophia was found hanging at her home on the Spirit Lake Reservation

US officials seek extradition of Saudi student, 21, in connection with the murder of Oregon girl
US officials seek extradition of Saudi student, 21, in connection with the murder of Oregon girl

Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah, studying at the Portland Community College, went missing nearly two weeks before he was due to stand trial in 2017 for a 2016 fatal hit and run case

Vancouver man claims his truck was set on fire by vandals because it had two pro-Trump stickers on the bumper
Vancouver man claims his truck was set on fire by vandals because it had two pro-Trump stickers on the bumper

Reports state that the word 'Trump' appeared to be spray-painted in large white letters across the vehicle

Teary-eyed moment dying organ donor is given "walk of respect" by hospital staff, family and friends
Teary-eyed moment dying organ donor is given "walk of respect" by hospital staff, family and friends

As the patient, whose identity hasn't been disclosed out of respect, made his way on the hospital bed, the tearful staff ceased operations to stand in silence.

Finding Lucy, a black Lab, saves man from sex-crime conviction and 50 years behind bars
Finding Lucy, a black Lab, saves man from sex-crime conviction and 50 years behind bars

Joshua Horner, a plumber from the town of Redmond in Central Oregon, was convicted on April 12, 2017, for sexually abusing a minor

Steamy romance writer allegedly shot and murdered her husband of 25 years, possibly inspired by her own works
Steamy romance writer allegedly shot and murdered her husband of 25 years, possibly inspired by her own works

Nancy Crampton-Brophy is accused of murdering her husband in a plot that could have been inspired from one of her drama-filled books, police said

BBC Lockdown: "Controlled explosions" outside broadcaster's headquarters as police investigate "suspect packages"
BBC Lockdown: "Controlled explosions" outside broadcaster's headquarters as police investigate "suspect packages"

Pictures shared on social media show a bomb disposal robot on the scene, with witnesses described hearing "two loud bangs"

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to help GOP keep the US House
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to help GOP keep the US House

Reports state that Allen donated the huge amount to a joint fundraising committee, called Protect the House, which shared the funds with multiple GOP candidates

PETA denied permission to erect roadside gravestone for lobsters killed in truck crash
PETA denied permission to erect roadside gravestone for lobsters killed in truck crash

PETA had requested the Maine Department of Transport permission to put up a sign honoring the lobsters killed in an August 22 truck accident.

Teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft bridge could be jailed for a year after reckless endangerment charge
Teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft bridge could be jailed for a year after reckless endangerment charge

The charge of reckless endangerment is considered in US law to be a gross misdemeanor that could land the person in prison for a year and a maximum fine of $5,000

Portland officials probe allegations that police officers violently targetted anti-fascist protesters at far-right rally
Portland officials probe allegations that police officers violently targetted anti-fascist protesters at far-right rally

Witnesses said that as police in riot gear were attempting to keep the two opposing groups apart, the officers preferred to protect the right-wing protesters.

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