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(NEW YORK) -- Two flights, two hours apart, suffered bird strikes Wednesday morning on arrival at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York, officials said.No humans were injured during the two incidents.JetBlue Flight 1248 reported striking a bird after landing at 8:30 a.m., according to the Federal Aviation Administration.The Airbus A320,...
(NEW YORK) --   Multiple tornadoes have been reported striking central Indiana Wednesday -- damaging homes, destroying a Starbucks cafe, downing trees and leaving over 60,000 residents without power.At 3:15 p.m. local time, the National Weather Service urged everyone in the area to take shelter immediately, calling the situation "particul...
(PHILADELPHIA) -- After spending nearly 25 years behind bars for a brutal crime he didn't commit, Tony Wright is a free man.The Philadelphia resident was just 20 years old when he was convicted and sentenced to life in prison for the rape and stabbing of a neighbor more than two decades ago. Wright, now 44, walked out of prison Tuesday with his arm...
(NEW YORK) -- Mental illness has emerged as a potential factor in a weekend attack on two strangers in Virginia, even as federal authorities continue to look at whether the knife-wielding assailant may have been inspired by ISIS.The FBI has been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui of Roanoke, for months, after he traveled to T...
(SEATTLE) — Wildlife officials in Washington state have made the decision to kill an entire pack of endangered gray wolves after several attacks on livestock.This week, ranchers discovered two calf carcasses in addition to an injured calf, leading to the decision to eliminate the pack, KOMO, an ABC television affiliate in Seattle reported.The...
(TULSA, Okla.) -- The man who a Tulsa, Oklahoma family said "terrorized" them for years and called them racially offensive names has been charged with murder and a hate crime in the shooting death of 37-year-old Khalid Jabara, according to authorities.Stanley "Vernon" Majors, 61, was charged with first-degree murder in Jabara's death and possession...
(LOS ANGELES) — A newly released video of an arrest made in October of 2014 by the Los Angeles Police Department depicts a police officer appearing to kick and punch a black man who seems to be surrendering.In the three-minute video, several officers apprehend a man, Clinton Alford Jr., who is trying to evade capture. The officers bring him t...
(EAST LONGMEADOW, Mass.) -- An 18-year-old accused of sexually assaulting two high school classmates is facing two years of probation despite the district attorney's office's recommendation of two years in prison.David Becker, of East Longmeadow, Massachusetts, was charged with two counts of rape and one count of indecent assault and battery, accor...
(RALEIGH, N.C.) -- North Carolina police shot and killed a deaf man who was the father of a 3-year-old after a traffic stop following a brief chase, according to authorities.On Aug. 18, police said they tried to stop a car driven by Daniel Kevin Harris for speeding on I-485.After a brief pursuit the suspect got out of his vehicle and a confrontatio...
(NEW YORK) -- Federal authorities are investigating a series of cyberattacks on The New York Times and other U.S. media organizations, and they believe those web-based assaults were "probably" carried out by the same Russian hackers who recently infiltrated Democratic organizations, a source familiar with the probe told ABC News.The intrusions were...
(NEW YORK) -- A New York City restaurant has "pardoned" a special "yellow" crustacean after discovering that the little lobster was a one in 30 million find.Ruby the lobster somehow found her way into the biweekly shipment of live lobsters to the downtown restaurant Burger & Lobster."We couldn't help but notice her," the U.S. director of operat...
(ATLANTA) -- A former General Electric executive charged with murder after confessing to shooting a man outside a day care in 2010 was found guilty Tuesday by jurors in a Georgia courtroom.Hemy Neuman, an engineer, had admitted to shooting Rusty Sneiderman in cold blood outside of a Dunwoody, Georgia, day care center in 2010. Sneiderman, a father o...
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Over 2,600 people remain in shelters in Louisiana as President Obama prepares to visit the southeastern part of the state today, which was devastated by deadly flooding that unexpectedly swept through towns and overpowered neighborhoods.Twenty-four schools districts were closed at some point as a result of the flooding, a...
(NEW YORK) -- A federal appeals court is set to hear arguments regarding an effort by the state of Kansas to reinstate rules that require its residents to present proof of U.S. citizenship at the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) when registering to vote.The hearing, which will take place in Denver, Colorado, comes as a series of proposed voter ID...
(WASHINGTON) -- Does it feel like more people are hitting the road lately? If so, it's not your imagination. According to a new report by the Transportation Department's Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), U.S. driving hit a new record in the first half of 2016.The FHWA's latest “Traffic Volume Trends” report shows that Americans dro...
(LOS ANGELES) — Hot, dry and windy conditions have created a perfect storm for the spread of large wildfires in several western states, including a massive blaze in California that has destroyed 135-square miles of forest.In addition, Washington, Wyoming, Montana and Oregon each had their hands full with large active wildfires. A total of 26 ...
(NEW YORK) — Nearly 26,000 unaccompanied children arrived at the U.S. southwestern border in the first half of this year, in a continuing influx of migrants attempting to escape poverty and violence in their home countries.The total amounts to more than 140 unaccompanied children arriving at the U.S. border every day.UNICEF, the United Nation...
(SPOKANE, Wash.) -- Firefighting crews in Washington State are battling numerous fast-moving wildfires, including two in the Spokane area that forced evacuations from more than 200 homes.Spokane-area crews joined forces to fight two fires, dubbed the Yale Road Fire and Wellesley Fire, which have scorched 3,500 and about 250 acres respectively, acco...
(ROANOKE, Va.) -- The FBI has launched a federal terrorism investigation into a weekend stabbing in Roanoke, Va., looking at whether the attacker may have been trying to behead his victim in an alleged ISIS-inspired assault, sources tell ABC News.Federal authorities have been aware of the alleged attacker, 20-year-old Wasil Farooqui, of the Roanoke...
(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- For days, critics hammered President Obama for continuing his vacation in Martha’s Vineyard as flooding wreaked havoc on Louisiana, claiming the lives of at least 13 people and displacing tens of thousands of residents. But now that the president has returned to work in Washington, he’ll make a day trip to Baton Ro...
(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on Monday restored voting rights to 13,000 felons, circumventing a court ruling and defying objections to his earlier attempts from Republican legislators."We’re not going to waste any time about arguing about the old Virginia way," McAuliffe, a Democrat, said while making the announcement at t...
(WASHINGTON) -- Former Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Director Michael Brown, who ran the federal response to Hurricane Katrina in 2005, said President Obama should have put down his golf clubs last week during the height of the floods ravaging part of Louisiana.“The problem is the optics,” Brown said during an interview Mon...
(NEW YORK) -- A federal lawmaker is questioning the security preparedness of New York City’s largest travel hub.In the wake of a chaotic scene that erupted at John. F. Kennedy International Airport last week after false reports of shots fired, Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., says he wants a “swift” review of the facility’s vulne...
(BATON ROUGE, La.) — Ten days after deadly flash flooding tore through southeastern Louisiana, tens of thousands of devastated residents are working to recover.As of Monday morning, 60,700 homes were reported to be damaged or destroyed throughout the state and 102,000 people have registered for federal assistance, said Mike Steele, spokesman ...
(CHICAGO) — Four people were killed and dozens wounded in a bloody weekend in the city of Chicago, including a 7-year-old girl who was shot in the forearm as she gathered at a vigil for another shooting victim, ABC Chicago station WLS-TV reported.During an intense 14-hour stretch of violence that ran from Saturday into Sunday, one person was ...
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