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What to do to stay safe around water this summer at the pool or beach

With summer in full swing and excessive heat waves rolling through parts of the country, taking a dip in water can be a refreshing way to cool off. Whether you’re diving into your family’s backyard pool or floating in the ocean, staying safe around water is crucial, said Dr. Sarah Denny, lead author for the…MORE

At least 5 people injured in separate shootings in Colorado Springs, police say

At least five people were injured Friday night in two separate shootings less than a mile apart in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said. The first shooting involved “a disturbance between two known groups” at a mall carnival, where three juveniles were transported to a hospital, the Colorado Springs Police Department said in a series of…MORE

Bidens announce their ‘beloved’ German Shepherd Champ has died

Bidens announce their ‘beloved’ German Shepherd Champ has died

The Bidens announced Saturday that their “beloved” German Shepherd Champ has died. “Our hearts are heavy today as we let you all know that our beloved German Shepherd, Champ, passed away peacefully at home,” President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden said in a statement. “He was our constant, cherished companion during the last…MORE

US law enforcement ‘very nervous’ about proactive policing as gun violence soars

A team of Portland Police Bureau officers that responded to the city’s violent summer of protests has disbanded because of what their union called a “politically driven” decision to indict a member on criminal charges. “Unfortunately, this decorated public servant has been caught in the crossfire of agenda-driven city leaders and a politicized criminal justice…MORE

Minneapolis shooting leaves 5 people wounded

Minneapolis shooting leaves 5 people wounded

A shooting in Minneapolis overnight left five people wounded, police said Saturday. Officers responded at 11:51 p.m. Friday to reports of shots fired in the Dinkytown neighborhood, a spokesperson for the Minneapolis Police Department said in a statement. When officers arrived, they found three men and two women with gunshot wounds that were not life…MORE

Hiker from Dublin has been missing for 10 days in Grand Teton National Park

Hiker from Dublin has been missing for 10 days in Grand Teton National Park

The search continues Saturday for a hiker missing since June 8 in the Grand Teton National Park, the National Parks Service said. Investigators said security cameras showed Cian McLaughlin, 27, enter the park through the Moose Entrance Station in Wyoming, and then 15 minutes later about half a mile from the Lupine Meadows Trailhead, according…MORE

This woman is a chess champion. And she’s blind

This woman is a chess champion. And she’s blind

Jessica Lauser is relentless on the chess board. She plays quickly, applying constant pressure on her opponents. She attacks constantly, not unlike the Beth Harmon character from the Netflix television series, “The Queen’s Gambit.” She baits her opponents out of their comfort zones, then leverages the element of surprise. Her success in the game has…MORE

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