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  • Teen killed by bullet when LA County deputies fired at pit bull: Sheriff's office

    Teen killed by bullet when LA County deputies fired at pit bull: Sheriff's office

    (LOS ANGELES) — As Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were shooting at a pit bull that was charging at them, a 17-year-old boy was apparently struck in the chest by one of the bullets and died, the sheriff’s office said. The shooting happened at about 3:45 a.m. Thursday in Palmdale, California, after deputies responded to a report of loud music, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. As the deputies walked up the driveway, a 60- to 65-pound pit bull “aggressively charged at the deputies and attacked one of them,” biting the deputy on the knee, the […]

  • In new video from Philando Castile case, child begs mother to calm down after shooting

    In new video from Philando Castile case, child begs mother to calm down after shooting

    (NEW YORK) — Newly released video in the Philando Castile case shows an emotional exchange between Castile’s girlfriend and her then-4-year-old daughter moments after his shooting in July 2016. In the video, released by Ramsey County, Minnesota, police, Diamond Reynolds’ daughter can be heard trying to calm her mother down moments after St. Anthony police officer Jeronimo Yanez, who is Latino, shot Castile, who was black, multiple times. “Mom, please stop cussing and screaming because I don’t want you to get shooted,” the girl says in the video. In addition to this video, filmed in the backseat of a squad […]

  • Man who allegedly wanted to join ISIS arrested at JFK Airport

    Man who allegedly wanted to join ISIS arrested at JFK Airport

    (NEW YORK) — A 30-year-old New York City man was arrested at John F. Kennedy Airport Wednesday after the FBI alleged that he was planning to travel to Syria to join ISIS. Saddam Mohamed Raishani faces a charge of attempting to provide material support to the Islamic State group, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Thursday ahead of Raishani’s initial appearance in court. If convicted he faces up to 20 years in prison. “Having already helped another man make that trip to ISIS’s heartland, Raishani allegedly acted on his own desire to wage violent jihad, planning to leave his family and […]

  • 'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced to four years in prison, judge describes 'breathtaking' recklessness

    'Pizzagate' shooter sentenced to four years in prison, judge describes 'breathtaking' recklessness

    (WASHINGTON) — Edgar Madison Welch, who fired shots in a Washington D.C. pizza restaurant in December, was sentenced to four years for federal and local crimes. Welch, 29, was arrested for firing an AR-15 inside the D.C. restaurant Comet Ping Pong, as he investigated an unfounded conspiracy theory dubbed “Pizzagate” that the restaurant was involved in a child sex-trafficking ring connected to Hillary Clinton. Welch “carried a loaded AR-15 assault rifle and a revolver into a Northwest Washington pizza restaurant, scattering employees and customers, and fired his assault rifle into a door,” the U.S. Attorney’s Office for D.C. said in […]

  • American student who died after release from North Korea mourned at funeral

    American student who died after release from North Korea mourned at funeral

    (CINCINNATI) — Otto Warmbier, an American college student who died just days after North Korea released him from prison while he was in a coma, was mourned at his funeral in his hometown of Cincinnati on Thursday. The funeral service began at 9 a.m. ET at Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Ohio, a suburb of Cincinnati, where Warmbier was the salutatorian of his 2013 graduating class. The service was open to the public but closed to the press, according to a press release from the funeral home. Hundreds of people were seen beforehand lined up outside the Pendery Center for […]

  • Officer stabbed at Flint airport 'never stopped fighting' until suspect was in handcuffs

    Officer stabbed at Flint airport 'never stopped fighting' until suspect was in handcuffs

    (FLINT, Mich.) — The airport police officer who was stabbed in the neck at Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, on Wednesday morning, was able to stop the assault within a minute and “never stopped fighting” until the attacker was in handcuffs, officials said. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi of Canada, is in custody and the police officer, Lt. Jeff Neville, was listed in stable condition Wednesday and is expected to fully recover. Officials said Ftouhi was outside the TSA screening area at the time of the attack. Ftouhi allegedly went into a public restroom, dropped his bags and “came out, […]

  • Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

    Tropical Storm Cindy makes landfall in Louisiana

    (NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border early Thursday morning, bringing the threat of strong winds, rain and potentially-dangerous floods to several Southern states. The National Weather Service has warned that the storm could cause “life-threatening flash flooding.” A tropical storm warning is in effect from High Island, Texas, to Morgan City, Louisiana. But ABC News meteorologists said this warning is likely to end soon as Cindy weakens throughout the day. Cindy is expected to slowly sweep across western and northern Louisiana and into southeastern Arkansas between Thursday night and Friday morning. […]