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Connecticut School the Latest to Cancel Halloween Celebrations

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- An elementary school in Connecticut has decided to eliminate Halloween celebrations this year, citing the “safety and exclusion of students.”The principal of Lillie B. Haynes elementary school in Niantic, Connecticut, announced the policy change in a letter sent to par […]

'Rolling Stone' Writer Admits Mistakes in Rape Story, Blames 'Jackie'

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The writer of the widely criticized Rolling Stone article “A Rape on Campus” testified Thursday that her depiction of an administrator at the University of Virginia, who is suing her, was fair and accurate, despite the story’s numerous errors.“She still works at the u […]

'Prime Target': Prosecutors Say NSA Contractor Could Flee to Foreign Power

Nabble / Harold Martin(WASHINGTON) -- The NSA contractor accused of stealing a gargantuan amount of sensitive and classified data from the U.S. government was studying Russian before he was arrested and would be a "prime target" for foreign spies should he be released on bail, prosecutors argued ahe […]

Residents Shelter in Place After Chemical Spill in Kansas

ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Residents of Atchinson County, Kansas, were told to shelter in place Friday morning after a chemical spill in the area forced evacuations and sent several individuals to the hospital.The spill, which happened shortly after 8 a.m. local time, covers a 4-block radius near Main S […]

Police Arrest Two in San Francisco High School Shooting

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) — Two people have been arrested in connection with Tuesday's shooting incident outside a pair of San Francisco high schools which left four students injured, police said Thursday evening."#SFPD has made two arrests in connection to the #JuneJordan High School shooting incident. […]

Forecasters Predict Cold and Snowy Winter for the North; Dry, Warm Winter for the South

Max Golembo/ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Thursday NOAA's Climate Prediction Center issued the U.S. Winter Outlook, saying that La Nina is expected to influence winter conditions this year.The Climate Prediction Center said La Nina is likely to develop in late fall or early winter, but it is expected to be […]

Watchdog: EPA Delayed Flint Emergency Order by Seven Months

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The Environmental Protection Agency had the power and enough information to issue an emergency order to protect the people of Flint, Mich. from lead-contaminated water as early as 7 months before they did, the EPA's inspector general said Thursday.“Federal law provide […]