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  • Dakota Access Pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order

    Dakota Access Pipeline protesters meet with authorities over emergency evacuation order

    (NEW YORK) — Dakota Access Pipeline protesters at the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation in North Dakota met with state representatives on Thursday, after the governor issued an emergency evacuation order for the Oceti Sakowin protest camp. John Bigelow, media director of the Oceti Sakowin camp, told ABC News that representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and one official from the Morton County Sheriff’s Department attended the meeting outside on the Cannonball River Bridge, along with officials from North Dakota Gov. Doug Burgum’s office, including the executive director of the North Dakota Indian Affairs Commission, Scott Davis. The […]

  • Tribes fighting the Dakota Access pipeline lose bid to immediately pause construction

    Tribes fighting the Dakota Access pipeline lose bid to immediately pause construction

    (WASHINGTON) — A federal judge on Monday denied a request by two tribes for a temporary restraining order to stop the building of the Dakota Access pipeline, finding there was no immediate irreparable harm to the tribes if construction continues. The Cheyenne River Sioux and Standing Rock Sioux tribes were disappointed by the ruling but “not surprised,” said Chase Iron Eyes, a Standing Rock Sioux member and a lead counsel for the Lakota People’s Law Project. “We know this fight is far from over,” he said. The court set another hearing for Feb. 27 on the tribes’ request for a […]

  • 'Unsettling' Video Shows Driver Slam into Louisiana Police Vehicle

    'Unsettling' Video Shows Driver Slam into Louisiana Police Vehicle

    (HAMMOND, La.) — An allegedly drug-impaired driver and a Louisiana state trooper escaped with minor injuries after the former slammed into the latter’s car in a dramatic moment caught on camera. Louisiana State Police described the footage as “unsettling” in a Facebook post Tuesday. The accident happened Saturday afternoon in southeast Louisiana, west of Hammond, state police said, after witnesses called police about an erratic driver on Interstate 12. The collision occurred as one responding trooper tried to position himself to stop the driver, police said. Video shows the driver swerve across the highway, then slam into the back of […]

  • 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 […]