Nearly three years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a new school in Stratford, Conn., has been named after a teacher who died trying to protect her first-grade students.
The Victoria Soto School was dedicated in a ribbon-cutting ceremony held on Friday.Read more
Authorities have arrested a man who they say gunned down an unsuspecting sheriff’s deputy as he was filling up his patrol car at a gas station.Read more
A 4-year-old boy died in Las Vegas after a relative left him locked in a car as temperatures neared 100 degrees Thursday night, officials said.
The Clark County Coroner's Office identified the victim as Seth Franz, though an official cause of death had not been ruled.
Las Vegas police responded to a home on Welter Avenue around 6:30 p.m.Read more
Defense Secretary Ashton Carter touched down Friday at Moffett Federal Airfield for his second appearance in four months to reassure Silicon Valley that the Pentagon views the region as an essential part of national defense.
He announced the Pentagon is investing $75 million in a consortium of 162 companies, called the Flexible Hybrid Electronic Institute, that specializes in wearable electronics.Read more
All of Florida is carefully watching Tropical Storm Erika as the disorganized system makes its way over Hispaniola.
Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center in Miami said that as of 11 a.m. Friday, the forecast showed the storm hitting the state Monday. The forecast path has Erika skirting the state's Gulf Coast and then moving up Florida's spine north of Tampa.Read more
A graduate of an exclusive New England prep school was cleared of felony rape but convicted of misdemeanor sex offenses Friday against a 15-year-old freshman girl in a case that exposed a campus tradition in which seniors competed to see how many younger students they could have sex with.Read more