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  • Soldier killed in Niger remembered at Florida viewing

    Soldier killed in Niger remembered at Florida viewing

    (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) — As gospel music filled South Florida’s Christ the Rock Church during Sgt. La David Johnson’s public viewing Friday night, loved ones and strangers cried, prayed and hugged each other. His family, wearing red shirts, sat in the front row, a short distance from his body, which lay inside a closed flag-covered casket, next to a heart-shaped wreath made of red roses. Instead of wearing a red shirt, Johnson’s aunt Sharon Wright wore a military green U.S. Army T-shirt and sat outside the church on a bench weeping, reported ABC affiliate WPLG-TV. Johnson, 25, a native of Miami […]

  • US Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented, unaccompanied minor under federal custody

    US Appeals court delays abortion for undocumented, unaccompanied minor under federal custody

    (WASHINGTON) — A federal appeals court has temporarily blocked an undocumented, unaccompanied minor — who is under federal custody — from obtaining the abortion she is seeking. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia on Friday ruled that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), which is supervising the detention of the 17-year-old, has until Oct. 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. to secure a sponsor for the teen, which would allow for her release. If a sponsor is not found and the teen is not released by that time, the lower court may re-enter it’s […]

  • Three killings in 11 days 'terrorizing' Tampa neighborhood, police say

    Three killings in 11 days 'terrorizing' Tampa neighborhood, police say

    (TAMPA, Fla.) — Police in Florida are searching for whoever is “terrorizing” a Tampa neighborhood after three people were shot and killed in the same vicinity in less than two weeks. The latest slaying occurred Thursday night when Anthony Naiboa, a 20-year-old man with autism, was killed in the southeast Seminole Heights neighborhood while on his way home from work, according to the Tampa Police Department. Officers were patrolling the neighborhood when they heard the shots fired, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said in a news conference on Friday. After they canvassed the area, one of the officers found Naiboa. […]

  • Dozens still missing in Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria

    Dozens still missing in Puerto Rico a month after Hurricane Maria

    (SAN JUAN) — At least 76 people are still missing in Puerto Rico 30 days after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island as a powerful Category 4 storm, officials said. A total of 49 people have died as a result of the storm, which barreled through Puerto Rico Sept. 20, leaving much of the island without power, cellphone signals and potable water in its wake. Relief efforts are continuing, but less than 15 percent of the island has electricity a month after the storm, according to the office of Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rossello. Puerto Rico is now responsible […]

  • 5 arrested in connection with white nationalist Richard Spencer's Florida event

    5 arrested in connection with white nationalist Richard Spencer's Florida event

    (GAINESVILLE, Fla.) — Five arrests were made Thursday in connection with an event that self-described white supremacist Richard Spencer held at the University of Florida campus in Gainesville. Three men were arrested for their alleged role in a shooting incident following Spencer’s speech, according to the Gainesville Police Department. The three suspects “engaged in an argument with another group of people that turned violent with gunfire,” police said in a press release today. The three individuals — Tyler Tenbrink, 28, William Fears, 30, and Colton Fears, 28 — are all from Texas, according to police. The police report for Tenbrink […]

  • The spookiest hotels in America

    The spookiest hotels in America

    (NEW YORK) — Just in time for Halloween, Historic Hotels of America has named the 25 most haunted historic hotels. Here are 10 of the oldest and spookiest: Concord’s Colonial Inn (1716) in Concord, Massachusetts, is rumored to have several ghosts, especially in Room 424, which served as an operating room during the Revolutionary War. Guests of the Admiral Fell Inn (1770) in Baltimore have reported seeing floating sailors and disappearing butlers knocking on their doors. A hotel manager is said to have heard a loud party after the hotel was evacuated during a hurricane. At the Red Lion Inn […]

  • 672,000 gallons of oil spill off Louisiana coast, Coast Guard says

    672,000 gallons of oil spill off Louisiana coast, Coast Guard says

    (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Coast Guard has nearly doubled its initial estimate of the amount of oil that seeped from a crack in a pipeline off the coast of Louisiana. The leak was first announced on Oct. 13 from a damaged pipeline operated by LLOG Exploration some 40 miles southeast of Venice, Louisiana. The privately-owned company originally reported between 333,900 to 392,700 gallons of oil were discharged by the broken line, located nearly 5,000 feet beneath the surface of the Gulf of Mexico, according to a press release from the Coast Guard. The Coast Guard has said it is […]