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  • Memphis Cop Killing: Suspected Gunman in Custody

    Memphis Cop Killing: Suspected Gunman in Custody

    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — The man wanted for the fatal shooting of a Memphis, Tennessee, police officer has been captured, ending a 24-hour manhunt, police said. The Shelby County Sheriff’s Department said on it’s Facebook page that 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn surrendered to the U.S. Marshals Office. Wilbourn, a convicted bank robber who was out on supervised release, was identified Sunday as the suspect in the killing of Memphis police officer Sean Bolton, who was killed Saturday night as he investigated an illegally parked car. Here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded. THE TRAFFIC STOP: Saturday night, Memphis police […]

  • High Winds Cause NH Circus Tent to Collapse, 2 Dead

    High Winds Cause NH Circus Tent to Collapse, 2 Dead

    (LANCASTER, N.H.) — A deadly circus tent collapse for a New Hampshire fairground. A circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster, New Hampshire fairgrounds on Monday night killing two and seriously injuring 15. Around 250 people were inside the tent during the time of the collapse. After reports for severe thunderstorms in the area, high winds reportedly knocked over the tent during a circus performance. New Hampshire Department of Safety Public Information Officer Mike Todd said the Emergency Operations Center had been activated, no one was trapped at the moment, and local authorities were on the scene. Copyright © 2015, ABC […]

  • Jury in James Holmes Trial Reaches Verdict in Sentencing Phase

    Jury in James Holmes Trial Reaches Verdict in Sentencing Phase

    (CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial has reached a verdict on all counts. The verdict will be read Monday afternoon. The jury reached its decision after deliberating for less than two hours. If jurors decide that mitigating factors outweigh the aggravating factors, then the 27-year-old will be sentenced to life without parole. If they do not, then the trial will be launched into a third phase where they will determine his sentence, with one option being the death penalty. Last month, Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 […]

  • Feds Unite Agents to Fight Baltimore's Record Slayings

    Feds Unite Agents to Fight Baltimore's Record Slayings

    (BALTIMORE) — Federal agents have joined with Baltimore police as part of a wide-reaching effort to curb the recent violence that one expert says appears to be modeled on Los Angeles’ response to the 1992 riots. The effort, launched on Monday, involves personnel from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Secret Service, with two agents from each agency directly embedding with the Baltimore police department’s homicide unit, acting police commissioner Kevin Davis said on Sunday. The collaboration, which Davis dubbed “B-Fed,” comes after two people were […]

  • How the Memphis Cop Killing Unfolded

    How the Memphis Cop Killing Unfolded

    (MEMPHIS, Tenn.) — As the manhunt intensifies Monday for the gunman accused of killing a cop in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend, here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP: Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police said. Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside. Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a “brief struggle” with the car’s passenger, according to police. THE SHOOTING: The passenger, identified as 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, allegedly shot Bolton several times, police said. Wilbourn and the […]

  • Mass. Researchers Identify Two Great White Sharks Close to Shore

    Mass. Researchers Identify Two Great White Sharks Close to Shore

    (NEW YORK) — Two great white sharks were spotted off the Massachusetts coast. The photos — shared Sunday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy — show a research boat close to one of the two sharks they were able to positively identify on July 28. “We spotted multiple sharks on Tuesday and got enough footage of two for the scientists to ID them,” Atlantic White Shark Conservancy president Cynthia Wigren told ABC News Monday. Some of the sharks got as close as a quarter-mile away from the shore, while others were further out, Wigren said. Marine Fisheries Biologist John Chisholm […]

  • Hitchhiking Robot's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia

    Hitchhiking Robot's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia

    (PHILADELPHIA) — A Canadian robot hitchhiking across the United States had its journey cut short in Philadelphia after its arms were ripped off and its head was left on the ground. The 3-foot-tall hitchBOT can snap photos and carry on limited conversations, according to its website. Created as a social experiment by Canadian researchers, the robot had previously hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe with its owners tracking it via GPS. Oh dear, my body was damaged, but I live on with all my friends. Sometimes bad things happen to good robots! #hitchBOTinUSA— hitchBOT (@hitchBOT) August 1, 2015 That […]