Are the balloons released before the Indy 500 really safe? We tested them.

CLOSE IndyStar's Emily Hopkins shares findings from an 11-month experiment to see how fast balloons biodegrade, ahead of the Indy 500 balloon release. Jenna Watson, jenna.watson@indystar.com In a bit of citizen science, IndyStar conducted an experiment to test a claim that the balloons released by the Indianapolis Motor Speedway each year are biodegradable, and therefore…

Kellen Winslow rape trial Day 4: Woman testifies about ‘pervert in the neighborhood’

CLOSE Kellen Winslow II was recently charged with the rape of two transient women and a homeless community in San Diego is now shaken because of it. USA TODAY VISTA, Calif. — A 59-year-old Vietnamese woman was gardening in her front yard last year in north San Diego County when she was startled by an…

Oregon college student taking mountainside pictures dies in 100-foot fall

CLOSE An Oregon college student died after falling from Neahkahnie Mountain Viewpoint in Oregon while taking pictures on May 19, 2019, authorities said. (Photo: Nehalem Bay Fire and Rescue) An Oregon college student taking pictures over a viewpoint wall on Sunday died after falling 100 feet, authorities said.   Michelle Casey, 21, landed in a tree on…

$44 million settlement reportedly close in Weinstein sexual misconduct lawsuits

The Associated Press Published 10:45 p.m. ET May 23, 2019 | Updated 12:25 a.m. ET May 24, 2019 CLOSE Harvey Weinstein arrives at court in New York AP, AP NEW YORK  — A tentative deal is close to settling lawsuits brought against the television and film company co-founded by Harvey Weinstein, who has been accused…

Trump: Intelligence agencies must ‘quickly and fully’ cooperate with Barr review of 2016 surveillance

CLOSE President Donald Trump hit back shortly after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi accused him of obstruction, saying he won't negotiate with Democrats on policy while their inquiries continue. (May 22) AP, AP WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump on Thursday directed that U.S. intelligence agencies must "quickly and fully" cooperate with Attorney General William Barr's investigation "into surveillance…

Distorted video of Nancy Pelosi edited to sound drunk spreading across social media

CLOSE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke today about her growing concern for the president saying the White House is "crying out for impeachment." USA TODAY An altered video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, slowed down to the point that some social media users think she seems drunk, is spreading online. A three-minute video from Pelosi's Wednesday remarks at…

Video shows Sacramento police placing ‘spit mask’ on 12-year-old boy as he shouts ‘I...

CLOSE 80 arrests at Sacramento police shooting protest AP The chief of the Sacramento Police Department defended officers who covered a 12-year-old black boy's head with a "spit mask" on the same day as body camera footage was released showing the boy shouting "I can't breathe!" during an arrest that went viral on social media this…

Trump demands legal immigrants reimburse the government for welfare programs

CLOSE President Donald Trump is visiting Arlington National Cemetery a few days before Memorial Day to pay tribute to those who died in service to the United States. (May 23) AP, AP WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump took another step Thursday to crack down on legal immigration, instructing agencies to enforce a 23-year-old law that requires sponsors…

Serial killer who took the lives of 10 women executed by lethal injection in...

Associated Press Published 7:26 p.m. ET May 23, 2019 | Updated 7:54 p.m. ET May 23, 2019 CLOSE In this updated photo made available by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement shows Bobby Joe Long in custody. Long, is scheduled to be executed Thursday, May 23, 2019, for killing 10 women during eight months in…

‘He wants to be impeached’: The war of words between Democrats and the White...

CLOSE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke today about her growing concern for the president saying the White House is "crying out for impeachment." USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The escalating legal battle between House Democrats and the White House has also become a war of words. On Wednesday, Trump stormed out of a planned meeting on…
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