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  • Coretta Scott King Speaks Out in Posthumous Memoir: 'This Family Was Chosen'

    Coretta Scott King Speaks Out in Posthumous Memoir: 'This Family Was Chosen'

    (NEW YORK) — Coretta Scott King revealed for the first time intimate stories of her life with the legendary civil rights activist Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in a new posthumous memoir. “I believe Martin was chosen, I believe I was chosen, and I say to the kids, this family was chosen as well,” Coretta Scott King says in her memoir that was penned by journalist Barbara Reynolds based on hours of previously unheard interviews. Bernice King, the youngest daughter of Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King, referred to her mother as “the architect of this King […]

  • Heavy Rain, Floods Drench California as Thousands Urged to Evacuate

    Heavy Rain, Floods Drench California as Thousands Urged to Evacuate

    (NEW YORK) — A powerful band of thunderstorms over California this week has swollen rivers, downed trees and prompted many to evacuate, with more days of heavy rain in the forecast. Authorities urged thousands of residents in northern California to evacuate as pounding rain threatened to overflow rivers. Meanwhile, some 3,000 residents in Sonoma County were under an evacuation advisory as the Russian River crested Monday at 35 feet, flooding several low-lying neighborhoods, according to ABC’s San Francisco station KGO-TV. ABC News meteorologists say the Russian River will continue to rise Wednesday and will approach 39.8 feet in the evening […]

  • Two Homeless Women, 10 Dogs Rescued After Stranded on Island in River

    Two Homeless Women, 10 Dogs Rescued After Stranded on Island in River

    (LOS ANGELES) — Crews with the Los Angeles County fire and sheriff departments rescued two homeless women, four adult dogs and a litter of six puppies from a small dirt island in the middle of the San Gabriel River in South El Monte, California, Friday morning. The island that the women and dogs were found on is actually part of the river’s bed, which is usually dry, according to Los Angeles County Fire inspector Richard Licon. “A lot of homeless people have recently moved into that river bed area,” Licon told ABC News Friday. “The city is concerned with how […]

  • Video Captures Moment Great White Shark Breaks Open Cage with Diver Inside

    Video Captures Moment Great White Shark Breaks Open Cage with Diver Inside

    (NEW YORK) — A California man has captured on video the terrifying moment a great white shark breaks open and enters a shark cage with a diver inside. Brian Forester shot the video last week off the coast of Mexico’s Guadalupe Island. “On a recent great white shark cage diving trip we experienced a very rare event, a shark breaching the side of the cage,” Forester wrote on YouTube, where he posted the video. “What might appear to be an aggressive great white shark trying to attack the cage, this is not the case.” In the video, the shark smashes […]

  • Corpse Flowers in DC, New York Set to Release 'Stench of Rotting Flesh' Soon

    Corpse Flowers in DC, New York Set to Release 'Stench of Rotting Flesh' Soon

    (NEW YORK) — An odor comparable “to the stench of rotting flesh” will soon be released at the New York Botanical Garden (NYBG) in New York City and the United States Botanical Garden (USBG) in Washington, D.C., sometime this week, when corpse flowers at both locations are expected to fully bloom. Despite the putrid stench, a huge crowd of people will likely flock to the gardens to witness the corpse flowers open. Part of the mystery that shrouds the giant plants, scientifically known as Amorphophallus titanums, are their unpredictable bloom cycles — which only happen every several years to decades. […]

  • Life Rafts Found as Search Continues for Missing Marines

    Life Rafts Found as Search Continues for Missing Marines

    (HONOLULU) — Four life rafts were found off the coast of Hawaii as the frantic search for a dozen missing Marines – whose helicopters crashed there – entered its fifth day. Arriving late Sunday night from Pearl Harbor, a U.S. Navy salvage ship has now joined the underwater search effort near the last known position of the two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters. The ship’s mission is to support the search and rescue operation with sonar technology and a remotely operated vehicle. As of Monday, responders have conducted 89 searches covering a space of 21,000 sq. nautical miles. According to Marine […]