A Texas principal stepped outside of a meeting Tuesday afternoon and shot himself to death, officials said. Kirbyville High School Principal Dennis Reeves, 45, met with administrators Tuesday afternoon to submit his resignation from the position, according to news station KTRE. After the meeting, Reeves reportedly walked to his pickup truck in the school parking lot where he shot himself with a .380-caliber semiautomatic pistol. The superintendent, who was in the meeting, saw Reeves in his truck and called police to check on him. Kirbyville Police found him dead in the truck with the engine still running and his foot on the brake, news station KWTX reported. Police said there was no note or anything
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are in Rome, Italy as their third stop in their first international trip as POTUS and FLOTUS.
Sen. Schumer, I don't live in your constituency, but in the larger picture, you live in mine and every other legal, taxpaying American citizen who is affected by the power you hold in your political party, your blind allegiance to it and the obstructionist posture to anything that doesn't directly benefit it. There's something sinister about seeing you bent over the lectern in the Senate Chamber, your countenance resembling what I would imagine Edgar Allen Poe's would look like reciting one of his macabre tales of doom and gloom, as if there is not one drop of happiness in your life, forecasting a dismal future for America if anything President Trump proposes passes both houses, is signed and becomes law.
In an emotional interview on Tuesday following a deadly terrorist attack outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, a blood donor made it clear that the English city is for everyone.
A bonobo threw a portion of a concrete block toward a family visiting the Jacksonville Zoo in Florida on Monday, according to zoo officials. Diane Steen was visiting the zoo with her family and a friend when the incident unfolded. Steen's friend, who wants to remain anonymous, told ABC-affiliate WTLV she hid behind a rail and tried to protect her 2-year-old son from the bonobo.
President Trump met with the Pope for the first time on Wednesday, and though they talked privately in the Vatican for half an hour, pictures of the two leaders together gave the world a glimpse of how they interacted. One photo in particular, showing President Trump's family standing beside a very sad-looking Pope Francis, took over Twitter as people speculated and joked about what was going on in Rome. The Vatican said in a statement that the president and the Pope talked about the promotion of world peace through political negotiation and interreligious dialogue, focusing on the Middle East and protecting Christians.
A field of poppy plants that could be used to make opium was discovered in North Carolina and had an estimated value of $500 million, a sheriff says. Catawba County Sheriff Coy Reid said the only other opium poppy plant field found in the U.S. this year was in California. The acre (nearly half a hectare) of poppy plants were in rows, similar to how corn would be planted, in a field behind a home.