• DOJ Will Not Charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting

    DOJ Will Not Charge Darren Wilson in Michael Brown Shooting

    (WASHINGTON) — The Department of Justice announced on Wednesday that former Ferguson, Missouri police officer Darren Wilson will not be charged in the death of Michael Brown. “There is no evidence upon which prosecutors can rely to disprove Wilson’s stated subjective belief that he feared for his safety,” the DOJ criminal report said. According to the report, Wilson “saw Brown reach his right hand under his t-shirt into what appeared to be his waistband.” Accounts that Brown put his hands up are “inaccurate because they are inconsistent with the physical and forensic evidence,” the report says. Witness accounts were “inconsistent”… Read more

  • 1,400 Security Badges Lost, Stolen at Atlanta Airport

    1,400 Security Badges Lost, Stolen at Atlanta Airport

    (ATLANTA) — More than 1,400 security badges used by workers at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport that offer access to private baggage areas, tarmacs and other secure locations reportedly have been lost or stolen, according to an investigation by ABC News station WSB. The badges went missing between 2012 and 2014. Airport officials said the badges alone wouldn’t be useful — a personalized PIN number, specific to each employee, is also required in order for the badges to work. “Due to those safeguards, we do not believe that lost or stolen badges pose a significant security threat to the airport,” Hartsfield-Jackson… Read more

  • Trial of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Gets Underway Wednesday

    Trial of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Gets Underway Wednesday

    (BOSTON) — Opening statements are slated to begin Wednesday in the trial of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who is accused in the deaths of three people, including an eight-year-old boy. Following weeks of jury selection that involved a pool of nearly 1,400 people, a jury was seated Tuesday. Twelve jurors and six alternates — eight men and ten women — will hear the evidence against Tsarnaev, 21, who prosecutors say with his older brother, Tamerlan Tsarnaev, detonated two bombs made from pressure cookers near the finish line of the Boston Marathon on April 15, 2013. In addition to… Read more

  • Ohio Suspect Turns Himself In After Facebook Exchange with Sheriff's Office

    Ohio Suspect Turns Himself In After Facebook Exchange with Sheriff's Office

    (BUTLER COUNTY, Ohio) — Authorities in Ohio are crediting social media for their latest arrest. The Butler County Sheriff’s Office posted an alert on Facebook Tuesday about Andrew Dale Marcum, 21, who was wanted on a range of charges, including burglary (safe-cracking), abduction, assault and domestic violence. Residents commented on the post. So did Marcum, apparently. “I ain’t tripping half of them don’t even know me,” Marcum wrote from his Facebook account. The sheriff’s office responded: “If you could stop by the Sheriff’s Office, that’d be great.” County Sheriff Richard K. Jones also weighed in, posting a photo on Twitter… Read more

  • LAPD Shooting: Homeless Victim Stole French Man's Identity, Authorities Say

    LAPD Shooting: Homeless Victim Stole French Man's Identity, Authorities Say

    (LOS ANGELES) — The homeless man fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers in a Sunday confrontation was living in the United States under the assumed identity of a French national, authorities told ABC News Tuesday. The LAPD had identified the man as Charley Saturmin Robinet, a convicted bank robber who carried a French passport. But Astrid le Moine, Press Attaché for the Consulate General of France in Los Angeles, said the French consulate later notified police of the usage of the stolen identity. Arnaud Guillois, the press counselor at the French Embassy in Washington, told ABC News that the… Read more

  • Suspect in Custody After Maryland Shooting Incidents, FBI Says

    Suspect in Custody After Maryland Shooting Incidents, FBI Says

    (WASHINGTON) — A suspect is in custody, believed to be involved in a string of recent shooting incidents in the Baltimore-Washington D.C. area, an FBI spokesperson told ABC News. A shooting incident happened Tuesday on the Inter-County Connector in Laurel, Maryland, with shots fired at a tree service truck. Damage was also reported to a nearby National Security Agency building in Fort Meade. “We believe the subject responsible for shooting incidents on the ICC, near Fort Meade Army installation and other locations around the Baltimore-Washington metro area in the last two weeks is in custody,” Amy J. Thoreson, Public Affairs… Read more

  • Chicago Cubs Hold the Keys to the “Back to the Future” DeLorean Car

    Chicago Cubs Hold the Keys to the “Back to the Future” DeLorean Car

    (CHICAGO) — If the Chicago Cubs win the 2015 World Series this fall, as predicted in Back to the Future Part II, you could be the proud new owner of a DeLorean time machine, the famous hover car featured in the film. Volo Auto Museum in Illinois is hosting the giveaway for the 1981 exhibition model estimated to be worth $85,000. “The car is fully functional. It’s a running and driving car,” museum director Brian Grams told ABC News on Tuesday. “Though we don’t guarantee time travel with the car, its flux capacitor and other board lights light up just… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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