Two students were killed after gunfire erupted early Thursday at a New Mexico high school, according to police. The San Juan County Sheriff's Office said the person believed to have opened fire at Aztec High, a school of about 1,000 students near the Colorado border, is also dead. No one else was injured, the sheriff's office said. The Navajo Nation Office of the President and Vice President, which oversees territory not far from the school, had previously released a statement saying 15 people were injured.
WASHINGTON - Another family-pet death for Vice President Mike Pence: His 16 year-old cat, Pickle, has gone on to the great litter box in the sky. "We will all miss Pickle, our very chatty, sweet kitty of 16 years," Karen Pence tweeted Thursday, along with a picture of the orange and white feline. The Pences in June mourned the death of another other cat, Oreo, who was named after the cookie because of his black and white coat.
Consider the Hallmark Channel in December. No, but really. "I cannot stop watching the Hallmark Channel," says Mac Cohn, proprietor of a sports website in Ohio. "Usually to unwind I would watch football, but even watching football has become a political thing. The Hallmark Channel has none of that." Hallmark, which often seemed to exist just so you had something to fold laundry to, is now deep into its biggest annual event - "Countdown to Christmas," a series of several dozen fresh-from-the-oven seasonal made-for-TV movies. And it is an event.
Bitcoin soared past the $17,000 mark on Thursday, a dizzying run for a digital currency that was worth less than $1,000 at the start of the year and was once largely the preoccupation of technologists or those looking to avoid scrutiny to launder money or buy drugs and weapons online.
BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - Rand Paul was on the verge of becoming a powerful senator and the nation's leading libertarian. His neighbor was a successful doctor and Kennedy-style Democrat who favored nationalized medicine. They might have sparred over health care or taxes, but an acquaintance of both said they stood in their yards roughly a decade ago shouting at each other over the grass clippings Paul's mower had shot on Rene Boucher's property.
Lindsey Vonn is one of the most heralded Alpine skiers of all time, and for good reason: Her 77 World Cup victories are the most-ever by a woman, and Ingemar Stenmark's all-time record of 86 is within reach. But for all her success, she only has two Olympic medals, a tally she would like to grow this winter at the Pyeongchang Olympics. And if she does, don't expect her to celebrate with President Donald Trump at the White House.
It was Aug. 13, 1945, four days after the atomic bomb was dropped on Nagasaki. Japan had suffered unimaginable destruction, but Emperor Hirohito refused to surrender.
Eduardo Bañados had three nights to spot something that might not even exist: a supermassive black hole close to the beginning of time. At the Las Campanas Observatory in Chile, perched high atop a mountain in the world's driest desert, he scanned for the signature of a massive, invisible sinkhole in the sky slurping up a whirlpool of brilliant, hot matter.
I gave Amazon.com a key to go into my house and drop off packages when I'm not around. After two weeks, it turns out letting strangers in has been the least-troubling part of the experience. Once Amazon owned my door, I was the one locked into an all-Amazon world. When Amazon first floated the idea of Amazon Key, an Internet-connected lock it can access, people had two responses. 1) THIS IS CREEPY. 2) I kind of want this, so my packages don't get stolen.
An Indiana police force placed a female captain on paid administrative leave after she told a fellow officer that he benefited from "white male privilege." A vote on Capt. Carri Weber's future with the Plainfield Police Department is scheduled for a commissioner's meeting on Thursday, according to WRTV. The incident occurred at a Nov. 1 training seminar on how police should interact with transgender people in their communities, led by a U.S. Department of Justice representative and a United States attorney.