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Penn State fraternity suspended after 17-year-old's mysterious death

iStock(UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa.) — Officials at Penn State University suspended the Chi Phi fraternity on Tuesday after a teenager was found dead in an off-campus house reportedly occupied by frat members. The Alpha Delta chapter of the Chi Phi fraternity was placed under an interim suspension as the school investigates the mysterious death of a […]

California residents bracing for possibility of more blackouts due to high winds

iStock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Hundreds of thousands of Northern California residents are bracing for another round of widespread, deliberate blackouts after Pacific Gas and Electric Co. said it may need to proactively shut off power due to high winds. The power company’s emergency operations center has been monitoring a dry, offshore wind event and may turn […]

New 'Varsity Blues' charges affect 11 parents, including Lori Loughlin

iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A grand jury in Boston on Tuesday returned additional charges against 18 people tied to the “Varsity Blues” college admissions scandal. The new charges affect 11 of 15 previously charged parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, and seven university officials. Mossimo Giannuli, Loughlin’s husband, is also included in those facing additional charges. The […]

Journalist Gwen Ifill to be honored with USPS Forever stamp

USPS(WASHINGTON) — Trailblazing journalist Gwen Ifill will be memorialized on a new U.S. Postal Service Forever stamp. She will be the face of the 43rd stamp in the Black Heritage series, according to a press release from USPS on Tuesday. The stamp features a photo of her taken in 2008 by photographer Robert Severi. Ifill, […]

Shooting reported outside Calif. high school, police searching for 'lone' suspect

bmcent1/iStock(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) — A shooting was reported near Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, Calif., Tuesday morning, and police are now searching for “the lone shooter,” authorities said. Santa Rosa police described the incident as an “isolated shooting just outside” of the school. “There is one known victim already receiving medical treatment,” said police. […]

Tornadoes and storms hit East, winds bring fire risk in West

ABC News(NEW YORK) — There have been 11 reported tornadoes in the last 36 hours in five states from Texas to Tennessee with the latest damage pictures coming in from Memphis area where two tornadoes were reported Monday morning. This same storm system will move east Tuesday and the East Coast should expect storms with […]

Former President Jimmy Carter hospitalized with 'minor pelvic fracture'

pablohart/iStock(AMERICUS, Ga.) — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been hospitalized after falling at his Georgia home on Monday evening, according to a spokesperson. The Carter Center, which the former president founded in 1982, posted a statement via Twitter on Tuesday morning, saying Carter had been “admitted to Phoebe Sumter Medical Center for observation and […]