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A billboard in Times Square caught fire

The fire on an electronic billboard in New York’s Times Square is under control, the city’s fire department said Saturday afternoon. Firefighters responded about 3 p.m. to reports of a billboard on fire at the 3 Times Square building, also known as the Thomson Reuters building, a New York City Fire Department spokesperson said. The…MORE

Here’s what you need to know about the College Board’s new SAT score

The roughly 2 million fledgling college students who take out their No. 2 pencils for the SAT each year will now be assigned a score reflecting not only math and verbal skills but also their social and economic backgrounds. The College Board, which administers an exam already fraught with anxiety for teens and parents alike,…MORE

The rising wave of abortion restrictions in America

Abortion bans continue popping up across the United States, leaving many people wondering where their states stand. Here’s what you need to know. Abortion is legal in every state Abortion is legal under Roe v. Wade, the 1973 Supreme Court decision that legalized abortion in all 50 states. But most states have set limits in…MORE

2 die in Utah helicopter crash

Two people died in a helicopter crash Friday in a mountainous area of north-central Utah, authorities said. The helicopter went down north of Alpine, a community about 30 miles south of Salt Lake City, the Utah County Sheriff’s Office said. Both people aboard were killed; their names were not immediately released. Authorities began searching Friday…MORE

7 people shot at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana

Seven people were wounded, three critically, in a shooting early Saturday at a house party near Ball State University in Indiana, police said. No arrests were made, but investigators were conducting interviews late Saturday morning and said an arrest was imminent, Muncie Police Chief Joe Winkle said. The shooting happened around 12:45 a.m. near campus…MORE

Dozens of tornadoes reported as central US braces for rain, wind and hail

Texans are scrambling for cover Saturday as reports of tornadoes roll in and much of the central US readies for heavy rain, strong winds and large hail. More than 70 million Americans are under the threat of severe weather from Texas to southern Minnesota, CNN meteorologist Haley Brink said. That total on Sunday jumps to…MORE

A 24th horse dies at Santa Anita Park in California

A fatal shoulder injury has resulted in the death of the 24th racehorse at the famed Santa Anita Park in California. The three-year-old horse, named Commander Coil, suffered the injury Friday in a gallop while training, according to a statement from Santa Anita Park’s owner, the Stronach Group. “Equine shoulder injuries are rare, especially for…MORE