National News + World News

VA school makes student change 'Duck Dynasty' t-shirt for being 'threatening'

According to national media reports, a Virginia high school forced a student to remove his shirt with a quote printed on it from the hit TV show, "Duck Dynasty," because it was threatening.

College professor placed on leave after suggesting children of NRA members be killed

A journalism professor from the University of Kansas was placed on administrative leave, Friday morning, after he tweeted out an offensive comment concerning the children of NRA members.

Watchdog: Syria submits 'initial disclosure' of chemical weapons program

Syria has submitted an "initial disclosure" of its chemical weapons program, a spokesman for the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons said Friday.

3-year-old boy among 13 injured in shooting at Chicago park

A mass shooting at a Chicago park left a 3-year-old boy in critical condition and returned the spotlight to gun violence in the city with the nation's highest number of homicides.

'Outrageous': Field trip re-enacts slavery using kids

"You're not a person, you're property." "You're an animal working in the fields the rest of your life." "You don't have any rights, we own you."

TxDOT announces free, year-round safety seat inspections to help protect children

In an effort to help Texas drivers keep their child passengers properly secured, the Texas Department of Transportation today announced it is offering free, year-round child safety seat inspections conducted by certified technicians.

VIDEO: 'Hiccup girl' now on trial for murder

The "hiccup girl" is on trial in Florida for first degree murder charges. Jennifer Mee, 22, who made national news after she hiccuped continuously for five weeks is accused of murdering Shannon Griffin in 2010.

Emmys 2013: Bryan Cranston, man of the moment

Right now, Bryan Cranston is The Man.

U.S. court says 'liking' something on Facebook is free speech

A U.S. court of appeals gave Facebook a thumbs up on Wednesday when it ruled that "likes" on the social network are protected as free speech under the Constitution.

Houston DB fined for hit on NFL star Kendall Wright

Texans cornerback Kareem Jackson has been fined $42,000 by the NFL for his hit on Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kendall Wright during Sunday’s 30-24 victory at Reliant Stadium.