A twin engine Learjet crashed into a warehouse in Carlstadt, New Jersey on May 15, killing both people aboard, according to media reports. Employees at a neighboring warehouse heard several explosions after the crash.
Topeka police Officer Aaron Bulmer noticed a boy heading toward a pond near a community center on Sunday, April 30, 2017. When the boy fell into the pond, Bulmer immediately jumped in and pulled the boy to safety.
A police officer is accused of using excessive force when handling a student at Woodland Hills High School in Pittsburgh, Pa., on April 3. Civil rights attorney Todd Hollis, who represents Que’chawn Wade, 14, released surveillance footage from the school as part of the court proceedings. The footage shows officer Steve Shaulis from Churchill Police Department pull Wade by his collar after the teen “called him a vile name,” according to Hollis.
Felix, the office cat of London’s Royal Docks Management Authority, had a lucky escape recently when she fell into the Thames after tangling with another feline. The video shows a man named as Scott, an engineering and operations manager, rushing to the cat’s rescue.
Congress must agree on a federal spending budget by Friday, April 28 to prevent a government shutdown. The deadline nears the symbolic 100 days in office for President Trump, who is pushing for the budget to include funding for his proposed border wall.
Senate Republicans on Thursday deployed the so-called “nuclear option” by voting to change longstanding rules to allow the Supreme Court nomination of Neil Gorsuch to advance with a simple majority vote. The move bypassed a Democratic filibuster set forth by an earlier vote.