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Mega Millions lottery: Where does lottery money go in different states?

(NEW YORK) -- When many people think of how lottery winnings are spent, images of new mansions or lavish yachts and flashy cars zoom through the minds of jackpot hopefuls.Most don't think of the paths in Colorado parks, or the classrooms of Florida public schools, or senior centers in Pennsylvania,…... Read More

Teenage suspect in Georgia cop killing is dead: Officials

(ATLANTA) -- A teenager wanted in the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer was killed by police Monday morning after they found him hiding in a shed of a home in suburban Atlanta, officials said.The suspect, Tafahree Maynard, 18, was killed after he refused to drop a lawn mower…... Read More

70-year-old woman found dead with throat slashed at home on New York's Upper West Side: Police

(NEW YORK) -- A 70-year-old woman was found with her throat slashed at her home on a quiet residential street in Manhattan.Police responded to a 911 call at an Upper West Side apartment just before 5 a.m. Sunday and found resident Susan Trott with a laceration to her neck, the…... Read More

New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

(NEW YORK) -- New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O'Neill suspended the use of some bodycam devices "effective immediately" after one of the city's cameras exploded over the weekend.The NYPD said it was made "aware of a possible product defect" on Saturday when an officer said his Vievu…... Read More

Manhunt underway for 'armed and dangerous' suspect in killing of Georgia police officer

(ATLANTA) -- A manhunt was underway Sunday for a suspect in the killing of a police officer near a suburban Atlanta school after he and his partner responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said.Tafahree Maynard, 18, is considered "armed and dangerous" and is believed to be the…... Read More

Vague childhood memories of pre-war London led to a remarkable Texas family reunion

(HOUSTON) -- A family reunion decades in the making unfolded last week at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston.Three siblings -- who lived separate lives after the eldest was abandoned as a toddler in a London orphanage -- met for the first time.“I just turned…... Read More

Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

(NEW YORK) -- Around this time last year, Wilfrin Hernandez-Cruz waited for his mother at the finish line of the New York City marathon.When his mom, Lisa Hernandez-Cruz, runs on Nov. 4 in this year's event, Wilfrin, who is 11 years old and has autism, plans to run by her…... Read More

Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

(STANTON, Calif.) -- The lawyer for a man shown being repeatedly punched by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in dash-cam footage is fighting back against the department, which called the use of force "appropriate for the situation."Mohamed Sayem, 33, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of his own vehicle in…... Read More

Thirty injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

(CLEMSON, S.C.) -- Dozens of people were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment building near Clemson University in South Carolina.Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police.The collapse happened on the first floor of a building at The…... Read More

Investigators receive over 1,000 tips in desperate search for missing 13-year-old Jayme Closs, sheriff says

(BARRON, Wis.) -- Authorities say they have received over a thousand tips, and have thoroughly investigated more than 800 of them, in the desperate search for 13-year-old Jayme Closs, who is believed to be in danger."We are using every resource available and have conducted hundreds of interviews, multiple searches, and…... Read More

Woman seen on video leaving toddler on stranger's doorstep speaks out: 'I just feel destroyed'

(HOUSTON) -- A woman who is facing child abandonment charges after she was seen on surveillance video leaving a 2-year-old boy on a stranger's doorstep in the middle of the night in a suburb of Houston claims it was all a misunderstanding."I just feel destroyed," Keairra Woods said in a…... Read More