Chicago schoolteacher Kimberly Bermudez has always been the chatty type. So when she was on a Southwest Airlines flight to Florida to visit her parents last week, and her seatmate asked her what she did for a living, she told him about her first-graders, some of whom are homeless, and all of whom come from low-income families. He asked her: "What's the most challenging part of your job?" When children come to school hungry, she said, and seeing hard-working immigrant parents struggling to provide basic necessities for their families.
WASHINGTON - A Russian national with alleged ties to a top Russian official was charged in federal court in Washington Monday with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation, and was ordered held without bond.
A 7-year-old girl was looking for help in the dark when she died trying to save her dad. It was about 3:30 a.m. Sunday. DeSandra Thomas was riding in her father's car when he crashed into an abandoned vehicle along I-94 in Romulus, Michigan, lost control and went off the highway and through a fence, according to Michigan State Police. The child feared her father was seriously hurt and so she fled on foot looking for someone, anyone, to help him, Lt. Michael Shaw told WDIV in Detroit.
It's not unusual for Lindsey and Alan McIver's children to get up before them. Most mornings, the kids entertain themselves for about 10 to 15 minutes, coloring and playing, before going to wake their parents, Lindsey McIver told The Washington Post. But on Tuesday last week, the Colorado couple were awakened by their panicked 4-year-old son Jace, crying so hard he could barely speak.
Earlier this year, I wrote about what kids should do if they found a baby bird on the ground. The idea for the story came from an experience I had with my sons last summer, when we discovered a robin's nest in a holly bush. The fragile home, stitched together with twigs and lined with dried grass, clung to a prickly-leafed branch near the busy bus stop at the edge of our yard in Washington.
HELSINKI - President Donald Trump on Monday refused to support the collective conclusion of U.S. intelligence agencies that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election, saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin had given him an "extremely strong and powerful" denial during their private talks here.
Angela Hernandez does not remember much about the accident - plummeting down an oceanside cliff in central California. She does not remember hitting her head, fracturing ribs and her collar bone or losing air from one of her lungs. But the 23-year-old from Portland, Oregon, does remember waking up trapped in her SUV in the Pacific Ocean and the seven long days that she fought to survive. The account comes from Facebook, where a user matching Hernandez's name posted pictures of the accident, and her injuries and recollections.
Amazon workers, who have long gone on strike in the run-up to the holidays, have found a new occasion to get their employer's attention: "Prime Day."
Donald Trump's trade wars are making pork a bargain. American production is poised to reach an all-time high this year, and output is forecast to surge again in 2019. The supply boom comes as tariffs from China and Mexico threaten to curb export demand, leaving Americans with a mountain of cheap meat.
CAMP RIPLEY, Minn. - It's a picture-perfect summer day in the woods of central Minnesota: 71 degrees, humidity around 73 percent, sunshine dappling the trees and glinting off glimpses of the Mississippi River. But as five scientists pull on white painter suits and start duct-taping the cuffs to their hiking boots, no one is certain if the conditions will be ideal enough to complete their task for the day: catching about 300 ticks, both adults and 150 nymphs.