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  • 6-Year-Old 'Fighting for His Life' After South Carolina Elementary School Shooting, Official Says

    6-Year-Old 'Fighting for His Life' After South Carolina Elementary School Shooting, Official Says

    (TOWNVILLE, S.C.) — A 6-year-old boy is “fighting for his life” after being critically wounded in the shooting at an elementary school in Townville, South Carolina, according to the city’s fire chief who spoke at a news conference on Thursday Jacob Hall, a kindergarten student at Townville Elementary School, was shot in the leg by a suspected 14-year-old gunman who opened fire at the school’s outdoor playground during recess on Wednesday afternoon, officials said. A “bullet ripped through little Jacob’s femoral artery,” a major artery located in the thigh, wrote South Carolina Rep. Alan Clemmons on his Facebook page Wednesday. […]

  • At Least One Dead in Crash of NJ Transit Train

    At Least One Dead in Crash of NJ Transit Train

    (HOBOKEN, N.J.) — At least one woman is dead, and 114 were injured, some seriously, when a NJ Transit commuter train carrying 250 people and traveling at a high speed crashed into Hoboken’s historic train station at about 8:45 a.m. Thursday morning, authorities said. The train came in fast and crashed through barriers until it hit an interior wall, said New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie at a press conference. The engineer who was operating the train has been treated and released form the hospital and is cooperating with law enforcement investigating the crash, authorities said. The woman who died was […]

  • US Tried Twice to Deport Man Killed by Police in California: Officials

    US Tried Twice to Deport Man Killed by Police in California: Officials

    (EL CAJON, Calif.) — Federal officials tried twice to deport Alfred Olango, a 38-year-old man who was shot by police in Southern California on Tuesday. But his native country of Uganda refused to take him back, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Olango’s history with federal immigration authorities came to light in the wake of his being killed Tuesday by an El Cajon police officer after emergency dispatchers received a 911 call from his sister saying that he was “not acting like himself.” The shooting spurred protests Tuesday and Wednesday nights in El Cajon, about 16 miles northwest of […]

  • Dispatch Calls Reveal NJ Train Crash Horror as It Unfolded

    Dispatch Calls Reveal NJ Train Crash Horror as It Unfolded

    (HOBOKEN, N.J.) — Internal police and EMS calls reveal the horror at the scene of Thursday morning’s train crash at Hoboken Terminal in northern New Jersey that killed one woman and seriously injured dozens more. “We have a train that has gone through the station,” according to one dispatch between New Jersey State Police and Warren County Fire and EMS. “Hoboken Terminal, we will be checking for injuries.” Officials scrambled for backup after realizing the magnitude of the situation. “All units, Hoboken track number 5,” a dispatcher said. The New Jersey Transit commuter train carrying 250 people crashed into Hoboken’s […]

  • At Least One Dead, 'Multiple Critical Injuries' in NJ Transit Train Crash

    At Least One Dead, 'Multiple Critical Injuries' in NJ Transit Train Crash

    (HOBOKEN, N.J.) — At least one person has died and dozens more have been injured, including “multiple critical injuries” after a NJ Transit commuter train carrying 250 people crashed into Hoboken’s historic train station Thursday morning, authorities said. The crash seriously damaged the Hoboken Terminal building itself, leading to its evacuation and to both NJ Transit and PATH, which also runs trains out of the station, to suspend all service there. “There is heavy structural damage to the terminal, which is why it was evacuated,” said Jennifer Nelson, director of media relations for NJ Transit. “It is not safe to […]

  • Rescued Boater Nathan Carman Says He 'Wasn't Responsible' for Mom's Death

    Rescued Boater Nathan Carman Says He 'Wasn't Responsible' for Mom's Death

    (BOSTON) — Nathan Carman, the 22-year-old man rescued after eight days at sea, denied Wednesday that he had anything to do with the disappearance of his mother, who is presumed dead after their boat sank in the Atlantic Ocean. “I know I wasn’t responsible for the boat sinking. I know that I wasn’t responsible for anything that resulted from the boat sinking. I know I wasn’t responsible for my mom’s death,” he told ABC News’ Linzie Janis Thursday. “But at the same time I feel like I was responsible for my mom and I being out there and in the […]

  • Amanda Knox Speaks Out on New Netflix Documentary, Being 'Wrongfully Convicted'

    Amanda Knox Speaks Out on New Netflix Documentary, Being 'Wrongfully Convicted'

    (NEW YORK) — Amanda Knox, the Washington woman who was accused of murdering her roommate in Italy, said she is speaking out now in a Netflix documentary to “explain what it feels like to be wrongfully convicted.” “What I’m trying to convey is a regular person like me, just a kid who was studying abroad who loves languages, could be caught up in this nightmare where they’re portrayed as something they’re not,” Knox, 29, said Thursday on Good Morning America. “I think I’m trying to explain what it feels like to be wrongfully convicted, to either be this terrible monster […]