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11-year-old who met Drake speaks out after heart transplant surgery: ‘I felt more alive’

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago(CHICAGO) — The 11-year-old girl in desperate need of a new heart who was surprised by Drake last month in a heartwarming viral video spoke out after her successful heart transplant surgery, sayi…

Great-grandmother, 73, kills 580-pound alligator with one shot, she says

iStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) — A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station.Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator…

Gunman in courthouse shooting that injured 4 was scheduled for assault hearing, authorities say

iStock/Thinkstock(MASONTOWN, Pa.) — The gunman who opened fire at a Pennsylvania courthouse Wednesday afternoon was scheduled for a hearing on assault charges he received weeks ago, according to authorities.Four people were shot at the municipal build…

Senate passes measure requiring streaming services to pay artists for pre-1972 music

Medioimages/Photodisc/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Music Modernization Act, which would substantially change the way musicians are compensated for their work played on streaming services, passed a major milestone in the Senate this week.The Senate app…

GOP senators to Ford: Show up Monday or we vote on Kavanaugh

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The overarching message from Republicans Wednesday to Christine Blasey Ford: Show up or we’re heading to a vote.“She said she wanted to appear but if she changes her mind and refuses to appear, there’s not m…

Dancers with disabilities slay in jaw-dropping video

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital (GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.) — They call it “rehability”: the intersection of rehabilitation and ability. We call it “slaying.”No matter what you call it, prepared to get inspired by a video created by Mary Free Bed Reha…

Christine Blasey Ford’s high school classmate: Brett Kavanaugh controversy has felt ‘personal’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — Samantha Guerry, a former classmate of Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault when they were both in high school in suburban Maryland decades ago, said it’s &ldquo…

Coach, family and friends remember slain Iowa college champion golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena

Iowa State Department of Athletics(AMES, Iowa) — On Monday morning, Iowa State University women’s golf team coach Christie Martens got a text message from Celia Barquín Arozamena encouraging her and her former teammates, whom she called the “Cy…

Trump says hard for him to imagine Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation against Brett Kavanaugh is true

Win McNamee/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump says he wants to hear from the accuser of his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh but said it’s hard for him to “imagine that anything happened,” referring to the sexual assault allegatio…

One dead, 4 injured after shooting at Pennsylvania courthouse, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(MASONTOWN, Pa.) — One person is dead and four injured after a shooting at a Pennsylvania courthouse, according to authorities.Four people who were shot at the Fayette County Magistrate Court in Masontown, Pennsylvania, Wednesday afte…

Three shot, injured in Wisconsin workplace shooting; suspect in custody

WKOW(MIDDLETON, Wisconsin) — Three people were shot and injured in a workplace shooting in Middleton, Wisc., on Wednesday morning, a city about 6 miles outside of Madison.The suspect was shot by officers after the incident at WTS Paradigm, a software …

Postal worker pleads guilty to stealing money from over 6,000 greeting cards

WISN(WAUWATOSA, Wisconsin) — A U.S. Postal worker who was recently terminated from her job has pleaded guilty to stealing cash and checks from over 6,000 greeting cards.Ebony Lavonne Smith, 20, who had started working with USPS in early 2015 pleaded g…

Cody Wilson, owner of 3D-printed gun company, wanted in connection to alleged sexual assault of a minor

iStock/Thinkstock(AUSTIN, Texas) — An arrest warrant has been issued for the founder of a controversial 3D-printed gun company in connection to the alleged sexual assault of a minor, according to Texas authorities.Suspect Cody Wilson, 30, owns Defense…