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(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The police officer accused of fatally shooting Michael Brown, 18, in Ferguson, Mo. earlier this month has been interviewed by local investigators and will be given the chance to testify before a grand jury.A spokesman for St. Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch, Edward Magee, said on Tuesday that the St. Louis County Prosecu...
(NEW YORK) -- The Staten Island, New York District Attorney has opted to convene a Grand Jury to determine whether or not charges will be filed against the police officer who allegedly choked a man last month, leading to his death.District Attorney Daniel Donovan assured the public that he is, "committed to conducting a fair, thorough, and responsi...
(PHOENIX) -- Heavy rain in Arizona has flooded streets and one major freeway, stranding cars and trapping drivers and passengers.One dramatic rescue in Sun City West was caught on the camera by ABC affiliate KNXV.In the video, a white minivan was swamped on a main street in Sun City West. The fast-moving stream had submerged the minivan to its hood...
(SOUTH PASADENA, Calif.) -- Two Southern California male teenagers were being held in juvenile hall Tuesday after an investigation by authorities using social media led authorities to suspect taht the two were allegedly in the early stages of a plot to commit a mass shooting at South Pasadena High School.“It was a very viable threat what they...
(CINCINNATI) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is responding after 8,000 gallons of diesel oil spilled into the Ohio River near Cincinnati.The spill took place at the Duke Energy W.C. Beckjord Power Station. Duke Energy has assumed responsibility for the cleanup and is working with an approved oil spill response organization. As of Tuesday afternoon, there w...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A 23-year-old black man was shot and killed by St. Louis police Tuesday after he charged at them with a knife.The incident comes just 10 days after police shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, less than 6 miles away.The man had taken two energy drinks from a store and returned to take a package of pastries withou...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- People arrested during protests in Ferguson, Missouri, have come from as far away as New York City and California, but the overwhelming majority of those detained for refusing to disperse are from Ferguson and the surrounding area, according to jail records.Capt. Ron Johnson of the Missouri Highway Patrol, who is in charge of the...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Leather-clad riders from motorcycle clubs have arrived in Ferguson, Missouri, in an effort to protect stores against looters and join in peaceful rallies, more than a week after police shot and killed an unarmed teenager, sparking racial tension and unrest.Some of the bikers are reportedly from the Outcast MC, which touts itself ...
(BAINBRIDGE ISLAND, Wash.) -- A 19-year-old college student is refusing to leave her "tree house" that is 70 feet up in the air -- not for the bird’s-eye view, but to protest against a development project in Washington state that is set to cut down 830 trees.Chiara D’Angelou, of Bainbridge Island, said she hasn't come down from the tree...
(FERGUSON, Missouri) -- The Ferguson police officer who has gone into hiding after being named as the cop who shot Michael Brown is not a "cold-blood murderer" as depicted by his harshest critics, but a man without a temper who is "struggling" with the aftermath of the shooting, his friend told ABC News. Police Officer Darren Wilson, 28, has been o...
(WASHINGTON) -- The two star general tasked with investigating Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl's disappearance from an U.S. Army outpost in Afghanistan has completed his interviews with Bowe Bergdahl, the Department of Defense confirmed on Tuesday.Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl "is in the process of completing his report" and expects to submit it for review next month,...
(YORK, England) -- Customs officers are not always infallible when matching faces to photos in passports, a new study has concluded.Co-authors Mike Burton from the University of Aberdeen and University of York psychology researcher Rob Jenkins said that 27 Australian customs officers incorrectly accepted a person with a different photo than was on ...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Police shot tear gas and smoke canisters at protesters in Ferguson, Missouri, overnight, with authorities blaming outsiders for bringing a criminal element to the St. Louis suburb following the shooting death of unarmed teen Michael Brown.Missouri State Highway Patrol Capt. Ron Johnson, speaking at an early-morning press conferen...
(NEW YORK) -- The mother of the late Trayvon Martin, in a letter to the family of the late Michael Brown, whose slaying by a Ferguson, Missouri, cop has touched off protests and violence, said her prayers are with the family in their never-ending pain.“I wish I had a word of automatic comfort but I don’t. I wish I could say that it will...
(OAKHURST, Calif.) -- A wildfire north of Fresno, California has burned 600 acres and prompted the evacuation of at least 13,000 people on Monday.The fire burned 600 acres of land by Monday evening, Cal Fire says. According to the Oakhurst Fire Department, the blaze currently places at least 300 structures at risk. Because of the ongoing threat, 13...
(ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.) --  A Florida man was arrested and accused of making a series of 911 calls alleging that his neighbor was waving a gun at gay people and even a school bus.The neighbor, Richard Simmons, was handcuffed and arrested at one point because of the phone calls, police said. He was later released.The calls were made by Donovan Gr...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Each day when the nightly violence in Ferguson, Missouri, subsides, Erma Dupree and other volunteers descend on the tense town's streets to sweep up the broken glass, shell casings and flung bottles.Dupree, 55, has been driving from her St. Louis home to Ferguson every day since last Monday.“I clean up the streets for about...
(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- The body of pregnant Marine wife Erin Corwin was found at the bottom of a mine shaft, authorities said Monday, ending a massive two-month search.Corwin's alleged lover, Christopher Brandon Lee, 24, was arrested in Alaska and charged with her murder, two months after she disappeared from her southern California home.Lee...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon said Monday that the curfew imposed on the violence-racked town of Ferguson would be lifted Monday night and the National Guard sent to Ferguson will be "limited" to protecting the town's command center.Nixon signed an executive order Monday morning deploying the Missouri National Guard to Ferguson after a...
(WASHINGTON) -- The cost of raising a kid is now more than $245,000, a new report out Monday finds.From the time a child is born until he or she turns 18, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that little bundle of joy, born in 2013, will cost parents $245,340 to raise. That amounts to roughly $13,600 a year.The annual government report finds tha...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Transportation says cars that talk to each other could prevent more than half a million car crashes a year.It's called vehicle to vehicle communication technology -- or V2V -- and Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx says it could move the focus from helping people survive crashes to helping them avoid crashes alt...
(ST. LOUIS) -- Michael Brown could have survived five of the six gunshots fired at him by Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson, but the last shot to the top of his head killed him, a privately conducted autopsy found.The two shots that hit Brown in the head were likely among the last that hit him and traveled from the back of his head to the front...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- A curfew imposed on the city of Ferguson by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon did little to quell disturbances Saturday night as one man was shot and seven people were arrested during protests over the shooting death of 18-year-old Michael Brown. Meanwhile, even before authorities imposed another curfew Sunday at midnight, multiple smo...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Thousands gathered Sunday afternoon at the Greater Grace Church for a rally hosted by the parents of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old whose shooting by police sparked a week of unrest in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson. The rally was an attempt to bring the community together after the shooting of Brown last weekend, accor...
(HOXIE, Ark.) -- Two trains collided in the northeast Arkansas town of Hoxie early Sunday morning, killing two crew members and injuring two others. According to the Arkansas State Police, Union Pacific Railroad officials believe the trains could have been carrying as many as 14 different chemicals, and some of them could be toxic. State Police Spo...
(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- The Justice Department will perform its own autopsy on the body of Michael Brown as part of its independent investigation into the Missouri teenager's shooting death, officials announced Sunday. "Due to the extraordinary circumstances involved in this case and at the request of the Brown family, Attorney General Holder has instru...
(THOMASTON, Ala.) -- A 1,000-pound gator is breaking records in Alabama.Five members of the Stokes family caught this monster alligator Saturday in Thomaston, Alabama.It took them 10 hours to wrangle the mammoth beast.Biologists at Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries easily measured the alligator at 15 feet, but weighing it was a big more tricky. The...
(SAN FRANCISCO) -- No criminal charges will be filed against Eric Slighton, a man who allegedly posed as a security agent at San Francisco International Airport last month and privately viewed a couple of women. California's San Mateo County District Attorney says while it is illegal to impersonate a police officer, it's not illegal to impersonate...
(AUBURN, Wash.) -- Washington police are investigating whether bloody clothes and pieces of flooring found burning along a roadside in Auburn are evidence of a homicide.The Washington State Patrol lab confirmed that the blood found on the debris was human, according to police there."We can assume it's a probably homicide. We are reasonably certain ...
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