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July 17, 2018 - 5:45 am
(MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif.) -- Firefighters are struggling to contain a deadly wildfire that more than doubled in size on Monday, charring nearly 9,300 acres of land near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains. The so-called Ferguson Fire, burning in Mariposa County about 70...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:35 am
(WATERBURY, Conn.) -- In some cases, courage is contagious. That was the case for Jahana Hayes, a longtime teacher who decided to make her first foray into professional politics. Hayes told ABC News that the wave of new candidates running for office across the country without formal political...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:29 am
(DETROIT) -- Four Michigan teenagers charged with murder in a highway rock-throwing incident agreed to plea deals on Monday, angering members of the victim’s family who feared the boys might get off easy under the agreement. The teens, ages 15 to 17, agreed to plead guilty to one count of...
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July 17, 2018 - 5:23 am
(WASHINGTON) -- Growing up on a cattle ranch in northern Arizona, Ethan Lane recalls the Mexican gray wolves that would regularly prey on his livestock. “These wolves are very threatening. The cattle would sense their presence and change their behaviors in response to the pressure,” Lane said,...
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Cumberland County Sheriff's Department
July 17, 2018 - 5:10 am
(CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C.) -- A husband in North Carolina tried to kill his wife with a scheme straight out of ancient Rome: by surreptitiously slipping poison into her food. Police in Cumberland County have charged Eugene Pittman with first-degree attempted murder after he put ant poison in his...
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Harris County Sheriff's Office
July 16, 2018 - 9:17 pm
(HOUSTON) -- A parolee who cut off his ankle monitor is now wanted in connection to a series of murders in the Houston area, police said. Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, is a suspect in at least three slayings in the last week, with police calling him a "possible serial killer" at a press conference...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:34 pm
(WASHINGTON) -- FBI counter-intelligence agents have arrested a 29-year-old Russian woman on charges she acted as a Kremlin agent while working over the past three years to build relationships in the upper ranks of the National Rifle Association. Maria Butina, the cofounder of the mysterious...
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July 16, 2018 - 4:26 pm
(HONOLULU) -- A lava bomb punctured the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii Monday injuring 23 near where lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to spill into the ocean, the Hawaii Civil Defense said. A lava bomb is a large rock tossed through the area in a volcanic explosion, according to the U.S...
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July 16, 2018 - 3:58 pm
(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Plans for a new memorial honoring the nine victims of the 2015 church shooting tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, have been unveiled to the church community. Michael Arad, the architect who helped design the National September 11 Memorial in New York, will design the “...
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July 16, 2018 - 2:28 pm
(WEYMOUTH, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts police officer, Army veteran and father of two who died this weekend after being shot by his own weapon would have marked his six-year anniversary on the force Monday, authorities said. Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a local resident died in the...
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