ABCNews.com(NEW YORK) -- A 5-year-old girl has made history as the youngest person ever to qualify for the Scripps National Spelling Bee.Edith Fuller out-spelled more than 50 competitors Saturday to win the 2017 Scripps Green Country Regional Spelling ...Read More »
WPVI-TV(PRIMOS, Pa.) -- A day care worker faces multiples charges in Pennsylvania after disturbing surveillance video allegedly shows her pushing a child down the stairs.In the video, a child appears at the top of a set of stairs. A day care worker app...Read More »
FDNY(NEW YORK) -- The FDNY has used a drone to help fight a fire for the first time, officials said Tuesday.When a four-alarm fire broke out in the Bronx on Monday night, firefighters used an $85,000 drone to scope out the scene and a live feed of the ...Read More »
JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A federal judge in Washington, D.C., denied a last-ditch effort by the Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux Tribes to halt the flow of oil through the Dakota Access pipeline on Tuesday.The ruling -- by...Read More »
iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) -- Chance the Rapper announced Monday that he plans to donate $1 million to Chicago public schools. This comes after he met with Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner about school funding last Friday.
The Chicago-born rapper will donate the funds to the Chicago Public School Foundation, he said Monday during a press conference at Oliver S. Westcott Elementary School on the city's South Side.
"Today I'm proud to announce that I am donating $1 million to CPS to support arts and enriching programming," the rapper said to applause. "I'm excited to share that this donation was made possible by my fans."
Chance's donation came after he met Friday with Gov. Rauner about funding relief for Chicago public schools, the third-largest school district in the U.S. The governor vetoed $215 million in pension relief last year, saying that the funding should've been coupled with larger pension reforms.
After their meeting, Gov. Rauner tweeted about it.
".@chancetherapper and I talked about the imp. of getting more money for all school children in Illinois, especially low-income children," he wrote Friday.
.@chancetherapper and I talked about the imp. of getting more money for all school children in Illinois, especially low-income children.— Bruce Rauner (@GovRauner) March 3, 2017
Still, Chance the Rapper described that 40-minute meeting as "disappointing" on Monday, saying the governor only had "vague" answers.
Immediately after the sit-down, the Grammy Award winner tweeted: "Chicago Public Schools and I did not lose today. Please don't let that become the narrative. Monday morning I'll have a plan."
Chicago Public Schools and I did not lose today. Please don't let that become the narrative. Monday morning I'll have a plan.— Lil Chano From 79th (@chancetherapper) March 3, 2017
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IFAW(WELLFLEET, Mass.) -- Dolphin strandings along Cape Cod on the Massachusetts coast are unusually high this year, with a particularly significant increase in the number of females with calves getting beached, a marine-mammal rescue organization said...Read More »
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iStock/Thinkstock(DECATUR, Texas) -- Jimmy White, 52, always dreamed of having his own amusement park. And three years ago, when he found out he was going to become a grandfather, he decided to make it happen in his own back yard."Growing up, I didn&rs...Read More »
iStock/Thinkstock(ANCHORAGE, Alaska) -- Seventy-two mushers, between the ages of 20 and 63, are racing across the Alaskan wilderness -- 1,000 miles in total -- to win the prestigious 2017 Iditarod Trail International Sled Dog Race.For some of this year...Read More »