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(PHOENIX) -- Not even one month after two gunmen opened fire outside of an event in Texas celebrating artists’ portrayals of the Prophet Mohammad, the FBI is warning authorities across the country to be vigilant as a similar event gets underway in Arizona. A demonstration dubbed the “Freedom of Speech Rally II” is scheduled f...
(ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y.) -- Angelika Graswald pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she intentionally killed her fiance, Vincent Viafore, on a kayaking trip on New York’s Hudson River last month. Graswald, 35, did not speak during her arraignment in Orange County Court in Goshen, New York; her attorney made the plea. She appeared attentive b...
(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- A civil lawsuit filed against Fort Lauderdale, Florida claims that one of the three children injured in the Memorial Day beach bounce house incident suffered physical and mental trauma due to the city's negligence.Brian Greenwald, the attorney representing the injured 5-year-old, claims when she fell out of the bounce hou...
(NEW YORK) -- Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.According to the FAA, the flights -- American 185, Shuttle America 4213, Delta 2292 and Delta 2634 -- were flying at an altitude of 8,000 feet approximately four miles northwest of F...
(NEW YORK) -- His prayers have been answered.  A Brooklyn, New York man named God won a battle with the credit reporting agency Equifax, which finally recognized his name after years of problems getting loans and higher limits, according to a court settlement. The 27-year-old sued the agency last year in Brooklyn Federal Court because Equ...
(OXON HILL, Md.) -- The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended on Thursday night with not one, but two winners! Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were named co-champions Thursday night after running out of words. This was the second consecutive year where the bee ended with co-champions, after Ansun Sujoe and Sriram Hathwar each earned a sha...
(WASHINGTON) –  Thousands of service members will be getting paid back by their student loan company this June. But this isn't a paycheck, it's more like a rebate. That's because tens of thousands of service members in school were overcharged on their student loan interest rates by Navient (the loan company that includes the former Salli...
(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sam Houston in Texas. U.S. Army North spokesperson Lt. Col. Tim Beninato said in a statement Thursday tha...
(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- A potential trial date was set Thursday for the University of Virginia student who was left bloodied after being arrested outside of a Charlottesville bar, but the charges against him could still be dropped.Honors student Martese Johnson was arrested by state Alcoholic Beverage Control agents outside a bar near campus on M...
(NEW YORK) -- High school students are getting ready to put their school work behind them and start summer vacation -- but hundreds of students at Loudoun County Schools in Virginia won’t be able to do that.Some 300 SAT tests got lost in the mail and didn’t get back to College Board, according to a statement from the non-profit.A Loudou...
(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- Videos of Aurora, Colorado shooter James Holmes' psychiatric interviews will be shown in court Thursday as part of the fourth week of the ongoing movie theater trial.The videos are a critical piece of evidence in the case as Holmes and his attorneys have pleaded that he was not guilty by reason of insanity, while the prosecut...
(LOS ANGELES) -- The entire Manhattan Beach coastline outside Los Angeles is still closed Thursday after globs of an oily substance washed up onto its shores.The tar-like material began appearing Wednesday afternoon and spread out across 6.5 miles of coastline, according to the U.S. Coast Guard. The source of the material is not yet known.“We...
(FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) -- A North Carolina elementary school teacher was apparently captured threatening students in a secret recording, parents say.Leona Cain says her son Sammy had been trying to tell her for months that his teacher at Alderman Road Elementary School in Fayetteville was verbally abusive, but she says she didn’t believe him un...
(NEW YORK) -- Millions of Americans in the Great Plains are bracing for more rain and severe weather after being battered for days by powerful storms that are being blamed for several deaths.Flash flood watches and warnings are in effect Thursday for parts of Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas, the latter of which has already been devastated by flooding. I...
(MELBOURNE, Fla.) -- A Florida man was arrested Wednesday after the plane he was piloting struck a shed, authorities said.According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, Christopher John Hall, 57, was arrested and booked in jail Wednesday, charged with reckless operation of a vessel -- operation of an aircraft while under the influence -- a...
(MIAMI) -- A South Florida doctor and seven of her employees were arrested Wednesday by the Federal Drug Enforcement Administration in a massive racketeering and manslaughter scheme. The DEA charged Dr. Lynn Averill with handing out hundreds of thousands of prescriptions for painkillers at her clinic—some of which resulted in patient overdose...
(WASHINGTON) -- The father of a suspect charged in a quadruple homicide in Washington, D.C., Wednesday offered his condolences to the families of the victims and hoped that whoever committed the “heinous crimes, my son included, will suffer the consequences of their actions.”Dennis Witt's son, Daron Wint, has been named a suspect in the...
(STATE COLLEGE, Pa.) -- The Pennsylvania State University fraternity that came under fire for allegedly posting pictures of nude women on Facebook has been shut down for three years. The move by university officials comes after Kappa Delta Rho was suspended in March by a student-led council for allegedly posting nude and partially nude ph...
(ATLANTA) -- A Georgia man pleaded guilty on Wednesday to attempting to provide material support to ISIS.The U.S. Attorney General for the Southern District of Georgia announced the plea in a press release Wednesday. The FBI says Leon Nathan Davis, 37, attempting to join ISIS for more than a year. Davis was arrested at an Atlanta airport in October...
Posted 2015-05-27 16:12:57
(LINCOLN, Neb.) -- Nebraska legislators overrode the state governor Wednesday to replace the death penalty in the state with life sentence without parole. The decision came after the governor vetoed a bill banning the practice on Tuesday. The move comes at a time when states are struggle to keep lethal execution drugs stocked. In Nebraska, that&rsq...
(WASHINGTON) -- The Pentagon said Wednesday that live anthrax spores were accidentally shipped to private research laboratories in nine states.The shipments came from Dugway Proving Ground in Utah and were sent using a private commercial shipper to eight companies with labs in California, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Tennessee, Texas, ...
(WASHINGTON) -- Savvas Savopoulos was a CEO with a passion for side projects such as the design of a martial arts studio.His wife, Amy Savopoulos, was raised as a "citizen of the world," having grown up in a military family, and had a knack for finding four-leaf clovers. Their 10-year-old son, Phillip, who was believed to have been home sick from s...
(PEARLINGTON, Miss.) -- A police K-9 came to the rescue of an officer who was being ambushed by three men and the dog most likely saved his life, authorities said Wednesday. Deputy Todd Frazier was traveling along a remote stretch of Highway 90 in Pearlington, Mississippi, on Monday when he saw a blue Lincoln Town Car at a deserted rest stop, said ...
(HOUSTON) -- A flash flood warning was issued Wednesday for parts of six counties in Texas, including Houston. Parts of the city remain underwater after a weekend of torrential rain.The warning was issued by the National Weather Service at 6:14 a.m. local time and was expected to last for three hours.More rain is the last thing the region needs. Ph...
(WIMBERLEY, Texas) -- Joe McComb is grasping at little pieces of hope.His two grandchildren and daughter-in-law have been missing since Saturday, when floodwaters washed away the Wimberley, Texas home where the family was staying.Joe’s son, Jonathan McComb, suffered a collapsed lung, broken rib and shattered sternum, but he survived. Jonathan...
Posted 2015-05-26 21:02:25
(TANEY COUNTY, Mo.) -- A Missouri fisherman who caught a record-setting 65-pound bass earlier this month quickly found out he needed more than just a strong line to reel the fish in.Lawrence Dillman of Rockaway Beach, Missouri hooked the giant striped bass on Bull Shoals Lake near the Arkansas border on May 21 using just a rod and reel, the Missour...
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