In the 'school-to-prison pipeline,' Florida students accused of minor offenses – such as disrupting class – are arrested and charged with crimes. Nationwide, over 70 percent of school-related arrests are black or Hispanic students, according to US Department of Education data.
World Series MVP David Ortiz and Boston Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino had their beards shaved for charity. Gillette donated $100,000 to the One Fund. The two Red Sox players were joined by Fenway Bullpen-Boston police officer Steve Horgan.
Nine skydivers and two pilots survived – with no serious injuries – when two planes collided in midair Saturday evening in Wisconsin. One plane went down after a big flash fireball, and the wing separated. The other landed safely.
Senator Chuck Schumer of New York endorsed Hillary Clinton for president during a speech at the Iowa Democratic Party dinner on Saturday, despite the fact the former secretary of state, senator, and first lady has not yet declared her intention to run.
Polls predict New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will easily win a second term in Tuesday's election. But the left does not view Christie as a moderate, and many wonder if the Democratic-leaning state would go his way in a presidential election.
North Carolina A&T State University went on lockdown after the shooting of a 21-year-old man, whose injuries were serious but not life-threatening. Police are searching for four suspects believed to be armed.
Derek Moore, a new assistant football coach at Missouri Southern State University, was shot and killed in the parking lot of a Joplin movie theater Friday night. MSSU canceled Homecoming activities for the weekend, and planned a candlelight vigil.
The Sunshine State's gubernatorial race is sure to be hot. On Friday, former Republican Governor Charlie Crist filed official paperwork to run as a Democrat against Governor Rick Scott (R.). Though deeply unpopular, Scott is well funded and mud will surely fly.
The Boston Red Sox rolled through the city in amphibious 'duck boats' Saturday. Team members stopped and placed the 2013 World Series trophy on the Boston Marathon finish line. "We played for the whole city," said Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia.
In response to popular opinion that homosexuality should be accepted rather than discouraged, both Democrats and Republicans support the passage of a Senate bill that would prohibit employers from discriminating based on sexual orientation or gender identity.
On Sunday, nearly 50,000 runners hope to complete the New York City marathon. After events like Hurricane Sandy, the cancelation of last year's race, and the Boston Marathon Bombing, each runner has a story to tell.