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  • US Veteran Says He is 'ISIS Solider,' Calls Bin Laden 'Beautiful Man,' Officials Say

    US Veteran Says He is 'ISIS Solider,' Calls Bin Laden 'Beautiful Man,' Officials Say

    (BELLINGHAM, Wash.) — The FBI has arrested a former member of the Army on weapons charges after he allegedly expressed sympathy for ISIS, called Osama bin Laden “a beautiful man” and said the murder of government agents was “a hundred percent obligation,” according to court documents filed in a Washington state federal court. “I consider myself an ISIS soldier as much as the brothers over there,” Daniel Seth Franey, who served six years in the Army, beginning in 2002, allegedly told an undercover FBI agent. Court documents say he claims to have “deserted” military service, an assertion that the complaint […]

  • Murder Suspect in Custody After Mistaken Release in Los Angeles

    Murder Suspect in Custody After Mistaken Release in Los Angeles

    (LOS ANGELES) — An alleged murder suspect, who was mistakenly let out of jail last week in Los Angeles, was caught in Nevada on Monday. According to a statement from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, Steven Lawrence Wright was taken into custody without incident at a hotel in Boulder City, Nevada after “numerous tips from the public.” The 47-year-old was accidentally released from the Inmate Reception Center in downton Los Angeles on January 30, and the Sheriff’s Department said they were not aware of his release until later the next day. Officials offered a $20,000 reward for information leading […]

  • DA in Cornell Sex Assault Case Condemns Underage Drinking Culture on Campuses

    DA in Cornell Sex Assault Case Condemns Underage Drinking Culture on Campuses

    (ITHACA, N.Y.) — The district attorney prosecuting a Cornell University fraternity president accused of attempted rape and sexual abuse blamed schools in general for “turning a blind eye” to the subject of underage drinking in connection with sexual assault on college campuses. Wolfgang Ballinger, 21, a member of Psi Upsilon’s Chi Chapter at Cornell, was booked into Tompkins County, New York, Jail Thursday after a female student reported that she was sexually assaulted at the fraternity house, according to university police. Ballinger has served as president of the chapter, Psi Upsilon Executive Director Thomas Fox told ABC News. The young […]

  • Bus Overturns on Snowy Connecticut Highway

    Bus Overturns on Snowy Connecticut Highway

    (MADISON, Conn.) — A bus was evacuated Monday after it rolled over on a snow-covered stretch of Interstate-95 near Madison, Connecticut, officials said. The charter bus was en route from New York City to the Mohegan Sun casino in Connecticut. Some passengers were sent to local hospitals for evaluation and treatment. The number of passengers on the bus is currently unknown. A Yale New Haven Hospital spokesperson said it received eight patients from the crash, including one person with extensive injuries and broken bones. Other patients are being evaluated. Middlesex Shoreline Medical Center took in 16 people from the crash […]

  • Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Rocked by Hurricane-Force Winds

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship Rocked by Hurricane-Force Winds

    (CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — A Royal Caribbean cruise ship that was rocked by hurricane-force winds overnight is sailing back to port in Bayonne, New Jersey. The decision to change course came after the Anthem of the Seas experienced turbulent weather overnight off the coast of the Carolinas. The ship was headed to the Bahamas. Furniture tumbled over, ceilings fell down and table-top objects crashed to the floor as 30-foot waves battered the ship. No one was seriously injured.  just a little bit of the damage so far. boat is still rocking. #anthemoftheseas #overthis #150mphwinds #rocktheboat pic.twitter.com/veRMtGzBbE — Leanna Petrone (@LeannaPetrone) […]

  • Panda Cub Bei Bei Climbs a Tree With the Help of His Mom

    Panda Cub Bei Bei Climbs a Tree With the Help of His Mom

    (WASHINGTON) — Bei Bei is moving up in the world. The Smithsonian National Zoo’s baby panda experienced the outdoors for the first time last week and now the nearly six-month-old cub is scaling trees—-with the help of his mom Mei Xiang, of course. The Washington DC based Zoo posted a video of the feat online Monday morning, noting that it took Bei Bei a few tries before he was able to climb up one of the trees in his outdoor habitat. Last Thursday, the zoo posted a video of Bei Bei’s first steps outside, when he attempted to climb a […]

  • Hearing for Adnan Syed Is 'Hard to See' for Victim's Family as Case Goes on

    Hearing for Adnan Syed Is 'Hard to See' for Victim's Family as Case Goes on

    (BALTIMORE) — He has spent half his life in prison for a murder some say he may not have committed. Adnan Syed is now 35, serving a life sentence, and coming up on his 16th year behind bars. His arrest and subsequent trial didn’t make nearly as many headlines in 2000 as his story is making now, thanks to Serial, an investigative podcast that stoked fervent interest in his case for millions of avid listeners. The podcast propelled forward some new information that could tip the scale in Syed’s favor, including the introduction of a potential alibi witness who was […]