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Houston police fatally shoot man who opened fire on motorist and officers

Houston police fatally shoot man who opened fire on motorist and officers

Houston police early Wednesday fatally shot a man who opened fire on a car carrying three civilians and at a patrol vehicle, the city’s police chief said. Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo described the incident, which occurred about 4:30 a.m. in the Hyde Park section, as an active shooter situation. The male suspect shot about…MORE

Sanctuary for endangered condors burns in California wildfire

Sanctuary for endangered condors burns in California wildfire

A sanctuary for the endangered California condor in Big Sur was destroyed by a California fire, according to Ventana Wildlife Society. While no people or condors were at the facility when it burned, at least four condors are missing, Kelly Sorenson, executive director of Ventana Wildlife Society, told CNN. “We have eight chicks in nests…MORE

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

Plenty of coronavirus tests are available, but they’re not being used

While commercial labs across the country have pushed hard this year to scale up their coronavirus testing capacity, the number of tests they conduct each week has fallen over the last month. Some of those major labs now report unused capacity, and one of the largest diagnostic companies has recently only been using about half…MORE

Billie Eilish and Finneas pull off an NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ from home

Billie Eilish and Finneas pull off an NPR ‘Tiny Desk Concert’ from home

What looks just like NPR’s intimate “Tiny Desk Concert” setting is actually a cardboard cutout. But that is the real Bille Eilish and her brother Finneas. The talented siblings performed for the series from home because of the coronavirus pandemic, but if Eilish didn’t say so, it’s possible no one would have known. “So, obviously,…MORE

Ellen Pompeo shares when she wants to leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Ellen Pompeo shares when she wants to leave ‘Grey’s Anatomy’

Ellen Pompeo doesn’t want “to be the grapes dying on the vine” when it comes to her role on “Grey’s Anatomy.” The actress recently appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast “Armchair Expert” and talked about starring in the hit ABC show for 17 seasons. She said she hasn’t loved watching herself go from 33 to 50…MORE