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ABC News (NEW YORK) — Four hours of tense testimony on Capitol Hill this week with presidents of the nation’s most elite colleges has kicked off a flood of anger from donors, alumni and politicians — but it’s also reignited simmering tensions for students. College campuses, often the heart of debate in the U.S., have […]

Jon Lovette/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — University of Pennsylvania president Elizabeth Magill has voluntarily resigned, the school’s board of trustees said on Saturday, following backlash over her response during a congressional hearing when asked how she said she would handle remarks in the university community calling for the “genocide of Jews.” “It has been my […]

ABC News (MAUI) — For some Maui wildfire victims, the holiday season has been rough, with many residents still displaced from their homes. But the community has found a way to band together and deliver some kokua, the Hawaiian word for help, in various ways. They’re also receiving kokua from all over the world. Sarah […]

Tim Graham/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — As bipartisan pressure continued to mount Friday on three university presidents, including calls to resign and a donor withdrawing a $100 million gift, free speech advocates are defending how they responded when asked whether calls for “genocide of Jews” would violate their campus codes of conduct. The ACLU, the […]

Geraint Rowland Photography/Getty Images (GAZA) — Muhammad Alyan said he and his family were forced to flee the northern Gaza Strip last month, heeding evacuation orders by the Israeli military. He said they left their home in Gaza City and traveled south on foot to Khan Yunis, some 15 miles away, where they sheltered in […]

Warren Faidley/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A flood watch affecting more than 56 million Americans has been issued across 12 states, as a storm system is expected to bring severe weather to the East Coast on Sunday and Monday. The flood watch is in effect from the Mid-Atlantic to the Northeast, beginning Sunday afternoon and […]

Catherine McQueen/Getty Images (LAS VEGAS) — When gunfire erupted at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, a woman hiding alone under an office desk called 911 in tears. “Someone’s shooting inside the office,” she said. “Please hurry.” The operator asked her how long ago she heard the shots, and she responded, “They’re happening right now.” […]

Kali9/Getty Images (ALBANY, N.Y.) — A man was arrested Thursday afternoon after he allegedly fired off a shotgun in the parking area of an Albany, New York synagogue, Gov. Kathy Hochul said. The FBI has identified the suspect in Thursday’s incident as Mufid Fawaz Alkhader, who is being charged with possession of a firearm by […]

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (ATLANTA) — A woman was arrested Thursday night in Atlanta, Georgia, on an arson-related charge after police say she poured gasoline on the birth home of Martin Luther King Jr. The Atlanta Police Department said the 26-year-old, who has not been named, was arrested on criminal attempt arson in the second degree […]

ftwitty/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York in a $250 million civil lawsuit that could alter the personal fortune and real estate empire that helped propel Trump to the White House. Trump, his sons Eric Trump and and Donald Trump Jr., and other top Trump Organization executives […]