National

San Francisco And New York Officials Battle Phone Theft

SAN FRANCISCO—On Wednesday, June 5, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman stated that they plan to meet with several of the nation’s largest Smartphone manufacturers in an effort decreased cell phone theft. In San Francisco, where over half of robberies involve a cell phone being stolen, Gascon has asked cell phone manufacturers to...

Amanda Bynes Released After Court Hearing

NEW YORK—Actress Amanda Bynes appeared in court on Friday, May 24 after allegedly throwing a bong outside her midtown Manhattan apartment building. Bynes, 27, was charged with possession of marijuana, reckless endangerment and tampering with evidence. Prosecutors requested a bail of $1,000, however, Judge Neil Ross had the actress released on her own recognizance. Bynes is scheduled to appear back...

Jodi Arias Guilty Of First Degree Murder

PHOENIX, AZ—A jury found Jodi Arias, 32, guilty on one count of first-degree murder for the death of her ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander on Wednesday, May 8 at the Maricopa County Courthouse in Phoenix, AZ. Alexander was brutally murdered at his Meza, AZ home nearly five years ago at the age of 30. The trial, which began on January 2, caught...

Suspect Caught In Boston Marathon Explosions

BOSTON, MA—Two explosions occurred at the Boston Marathon on Monday, April 15 leaving three dead and at least 170 injured, according to authorities. Approximately three hours into the 117th running of the 26.2-mile race, an explosion went off at the Boylston   Street finish line just before 3 p.m. and a second explosion mere seconds later. Videos surfaced showing a...

Firefighters Killed By Gunfire

NEW YORK—Four firefighters were shot on Monday, December 24 while responding to a vehicle and house fire in upstate New York. Two of the firefighters died at the scene. Investigators at the scene say that the shooter may have set a trap to lure first responders. The shooter who has yet to be identified, also died at the scene....

Gay Rights To Be Discussed At Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO—The Supreme Court will be having a closed-door conference this Friday to discuss an ongoing debate in regard to legal benefits for the San Franciscan same-sex couple Karen Golinski and Amy Cunninghis, along with 4 other similar cases. Golinski, a lawyer for the Federal Appeals Court based in San Francisco and Cunnhinghiss, her partner of 23 years, married in...

Two States Legalize

UNITED STATES --   Colorado’s Amendment 64-- a measure aimed at the legalization of marijuana for recreational use by adults – passed on November 6, 2012.  The Passage of the state measure is historic; being the first state to ever successfully legalize its recreational use.  Washington also passed initiative 502 which sought to regulate and tax the sale of small amounts...

Viral Video Causes Backlash Against Romney

COSTA MESA, CA—Republican presidential candidate for the 2012 election, Mitt Romney, is undergoing backlash after a remark he made that was captured via a hidden camera. During a closed-door fundraiser in May in Boca Raton, Florida, Romney stated that, "47 percent of Americans do not pay taxes, believe they have an entitlement to extensive government support, and continuously see themselves...

Apple Officially Announces IPhone 5

SAN FRANCISCO —After months of rumors and speculation, Apple officially announced the iPhone 5 on Wednesday, September 12 at San Francisco's Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. The event was invitation-only and began at 10 a.m. where Apple announced many of its products new upgrades. The iPhone 5 is claimed to be the world's thinnest, weighing in at 112 grams,...

Neil Armstrong Dead At 82

CINCINNATI, OH—The first man to walk on the man, U.S. astronaut Neil Armstrong, died on Saturday, August 25 due to complications from cardiovascular procedures. Armstrong underwent heart-bypass surgery just two days after his birthday on August 5 in order to relieve blocked coronary arteries. He was 82. "While we mourn the loss of a very good man, we also celebrate...