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Judge bans citizenship question in 2020 census, says Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross 'violated public trust'

(NEW YORK) -- The Trump administration cannot ask a question about citizenship status in the 2020 census, a federal judge in New York ruled Tuesday.U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman concluded that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross had violated the public trust in his decision to include a citizenship question on the…... Read More

Captain, passengers reunite for 10th anniversary of 'Miracle on the Hudson'

(NEW YORK) -- When a US Airways jet suddenly plunged from the sky and toward the icy Hudson River 10 years ago, Eric Stevenson thought about his mother, his sister, his friends and he wrote them a goodbye note.Stevenson was one of 153 passengers and crew members aboard Flight 1549…... Read More

UNC chancellor stepping down, plans to remove what's left of 'Silent Sam' statue

(CHAPEL HILL, N.C.) -- The chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is slated to step down later this year, but she plans to settle a controversial debate before she leaves.Carol Folt said she'll resign at the end of the school year, according to a statement released…... Read More

Houston man may get 20 years in prison for chase that led to fatal crash

(HOUSTON) -- A grand jury on Monday indicted a Houston man accused of chasing a teen and causing a fatal car crash on New Year's Day.Christopher Lopez, 48, was charged with three felonies after allegedly chasing a 14-year-old driver who egged his car, leading to a deadly collision in northern…... Read More

Severe storms heading for West Coast, then speeding east

(NEW YORK) -- Several storms this week are forecast to hit the West Coast and then move across the country.Seven states from California to Colorado are under snow, flood or high-wind alerts Tuesday morning as areas burned by wildfires in Santa Barbara County are being evacuated Tuesday because of potential…... Read More

Man convicted in murder of 15-year-old sentenced to 84 years in prison

(CHICAGO) -- One of the two men convicted in the 2013 murder of 15-year-old Chicago honor student Hadiya Pendleton has been sentenced to 84 years in prison.Pendleton was killed on Jan. 29, 2013, when Micheail Ward and Kenneth Williams -- who were both convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated battery…... Read More

Immigration court backlogs compound as shutdown enters fourth week

(NEW YORK) -- Dozens of immigration courts remain shuttered across the country this week and tens of thousands of hearings were canceled because of the ongoing government shutdown, a situation that is likely to add hundreds of cases to an already crushing backlog, according to analysts.It's an ironic twist in…... Read More

Pentagon extends southern border mission through September

(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon has extended the U.S. military's support mission along the southwestern border through the end of September.Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan also approved a request from the Department of Homeland Security that officials have said will place 116 miles of concertina wire between ports of entry along…... Read More

Suspect who allegedly took 2 women hostage at UPS facility in New Jersey died on the scene: Officials

(LOGAN TOWNSHIP, N.J.) -- The suspect who allegedly took two women hostage at a UPS facility in southern New Jersey Monday morning died on the scene, according to officials.A shooting occurred outside the UPS facility in Logan Township Monday around 8:45 a.m., after authorities received reports of a man with…... Read More

Chilling details emerge in Jayme Closs kidnapping

(BARRON, Wisc.) -- The suspect charged in the kidnapping of Wisconsin girl Jayme Closs and killing her parents in cold blood confessed to investigators that he targeted the 13-year-old after seeing her board her school bus and decided "he knew that was the girl he was going to take," according…... Read More

Three young kids die after getting trapped inside freezer: Sheriff

(LIVE OAK, Fla.) -- Three young children have died after they became trapped in a freezer in Florida, the local sheriff said.The deadly incident unfolded Sunday as the children -- ages 1, 4 and 6 -- were playing outside in their yard, the Suwannee County Sheriff's Office said Monday.When an…... Read More

Family members describe moment they discovered Jayme Closs was safe

(NEW YORK) -- Robert Naiberg said he could barely speak when police called to tell him that his granddaughter, 13-year-old Jayme Closs, had been found."I was overwhelmed. I couldn't talk," Naiberg said on ABC News' Good Morning America Monday. "I was the first one she gave a hug too. I…... Read More

Teachers in Los Angeles set to strike as negotiations stall

(LOS ANGELES) -- Teachers in the nation's second-largest school district have announced they're going on strike Monday.United Teachers Los Angeles said negotiations have stalled and that the union didn't receive a new contract proposal over the weekend. This comes after the strike was delayed from Jan. 10 because of a…... Read More

Cold moves into East Coast behind big winter storm

(NEW YORK) -- The major winter storm that dumped snow from the Rockies all the way to North Carolina and parts of the Northeast is heading for the Atlantic Ocean.Some areas saw 10 to 20 inches, while North Carolina also got half an inch of ice. The storm disrupted travel…... Read More