{FD} Child dies after being left in hot car in Florida for more than 5 hours

The toddler left alone in a car at a shopping center on Lumsden Road in Brandon Tuesday has died, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

{FD} Facebook post on VA treatment of patients causes uproar

A former Marine and his wife say the scene inside a Veterans Administration hospital in Durham, North Carolina, was so shocking that they felt compelled to take pictures and post them to Facebook.

{FD} High school cancels ‘senior auction’ over claims of racial insensitivity

An online petition started by a John F. Kennedy High School student compared the school’s annual ‘senior auction’ to slavery.

{FD} NYC plans to open more homeless shelters, use hotels less

New York City would increase its number of homeless shelters but seek to stop putting up homeless people in hotels and private apartments under a plan unveiled Tuesday by the mayor.

{FD} FBI investigating Kansas bar shooting as possible hate crime

The mother of an Indian engineer who was killed in an apparently racially motivated shooting in an American bar said she asked her son to come back to India if he felt threatened in the United States, but he said he was not in any danger.

{FD} Couple arrested at border trying to smuggle $140G in cash to Mexico

Border patrol officers announced Tuesday they arrested two adults caught trying to smuggle $141,252 in cold, hard cash from Texas to Mexico.

{FD} Syrian refugees selling organs for the chance to reach Europe

The illegal trade of human organs in the Middle East has surged recently as Syrian refugees seek money to afford smugglers’ fees for a Mediterranean Sea crossing to Europe.

{FD} Federal offices in St. Thomas firebombed; suspect in custody

The attack occurred at around 1:45 a.m. Tuesday in the offices located in the Nisky Shopping Center.

{FD} Tattoo artist covers up racist, gang symbols for free

Everyone deserves a second chance—even former gang members.

{FD} Two Houston police officers shot, one critical

A shooting in Houston wounded two police officers Tuesday, one critically, and forced officials to lock down a neighborhood for hours as they hunted for a suspect.

{FD} Child in critical condition after being left in hot car in Florida more than 5 hours

A toddler was left alone in a car at a shopping center on Lumsden Road in Brandon Tuesday, according to the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office.

{FD} Federal judge OKs ‘forced labor’ class-action suit by immigrants against private prison company

A federal judge based in Denver has approved a class-action lawsuit by former and current immigrant detainees against one of the largest private prison management companies in the United States.

{FD} Ghost appears to photobomb teen’s selfie

A 13-year-old’s selfie appears to have caught more than just her face.

{FD} ‘Glitter’ Ash Wednesday: Churches show LGBTQ support

Several churches throughout the Chicago area are planning to show their support for the LGBTQ community by providing ashes mixed with glitter on Ash Wednesday.

{FD} 2 men shot in standoff with Cleveland SWAT team, police say

Police say Cleveland SWAT officers shot two men during a gunfight after a six-hour standoff, and both are in surgery.

{FD} Tornadoes forecast in Midwest due to late-winter storm system

Forecasters say a large part of the central United States faces an increased risk for significant tornadoes, including some overnight, in a late-winter storm system.

{FD} Florida deputy shot, suspect killed in officer-involved shooting

An Orange County deputy was shot on Tuesday near an apartment complex in Orlando. According to authorities the deputy was shot near the Savannah at Park Central apartment complex. At 1:20 p.m. the Orange County Sheriff’s Office tweeted the officer was in stable condition.

{FD} Suspect at large after 2 Houston police officers shot

A shooting in Houston wounded two police officers Tuesday as investigators engaged in a frantic hunt for one suspect.

{FD} Former mayor dead after plane crashes into Massachusetts building

The pilot of a small plane was killed when it crashed into a building in Methuen Tuesday afternoon, according to Mayor Stephen Zanni.