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  • College Student Injured by Central Park Explosion Returns Home, Family Says

    College Student Injured by Central Park Explosion Returns Home, Family Says

    (NEW YORK) — A college student who was injured by an explosive device in New York’s Central Park earlier this month has returned home and is recovering, his family said this week. Connor Golden of Fairfax, Virginia, was climbing rocks in the park on July 3 with friends when the explosion badly mangled a portion of his left foot, resulting in the removal of his lower left leg and foot. Golden, 19, had been recovering in a New York City’s Bellevue Hospital for the last few weeks. “The Golden family is deeply grateful to the health care professionals in New […]

  • New Department of Education Guidelines for Schools Aimed at Helping Homeless Students

    New Department of Education Guidelines for Schools Aimed at Helping Homeless Students

    (NEW YORK) — At 13, Levi Bohanan was homeless, fending for himself as a young, adolescent boy. “The biggest fight every day wasn’t how I was going to survive, it was deciding whether or not I wanted to,” Bohanan, now 23, tells ABC News. His parents kicked him out of the house because he is gay. “Struggling to survive was a constant battle, but having your entire support system, your entire family, stripped from you so quickly and so completely — it’s an experience I will never be able to fully and accurately articulate,” Bohanan said. Now, Bohanan is working […]

  • Coast Guard Releases Video of 46-Person Bering Sea Rescue

    Coast Guard Releases Video of 46-Person Bering Sea Rescue

    (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Coast Guard released video Wednesday morning of the rescue of several dozen crew members from a capsizing fishing vessel located almost 700 miles from Alaskan shores. Good Samaritan vessels reached the scene first and rescued 46 people Tuesday night. The crew had abandoned their sinking trawler in the frigid waters of the Bering Sea near Alaska’s Aleutian Islands, said Coast Guard Petty Officer Lauren Steenson. There were no reports of any injuries. U.S. Coast Guard The video shows crew members being transferred from life rafts to nearby merchant ships. “The 220-foot fishing vessel Alaska Juris […]

  • Iowa Football Player Mistaken for Robber During 'Pokemon Go' Game in Park

    Iowa Football Player Mistaken for Robber During 'Pokemon Go' Game in Park

    (IOWA CITY, Iowa) — Police released bodycam footage showing an encounter last week between a black University of Iowa football player and officers who were looking for a robbery suspect. The video was released Tuesday and shows defensive end Faith Ekakitie being stopped and searched by police in Benton Hill Park in Iowa City on July 20. Police said Ekakitie had matched the description of a suspect involved in an armed robbery just 10 minutes earlier. The incident was first described by Ekakitie in a Facebook post the same day of the encounter. Ekakitie said it was “the first time […]

  • Secret Service on Alert for Convention Cyber Attacks

    Secret Service on Alert for Convention Cyber Attacks

    (WASHINGTON) — The alleged hack into Democratic National Committee e-mails has heightened vigilance against cyber-attacks at the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia, according to the Secret Service. “We are trying to be proactive in addressing the cyber threat,” Agent Kyo Dolan of the Secret Service told ABC News. The Secret Service is leading a multi-layered effort to block potential hackers and other potential threats to the convention. The most visible part of the agency’s job, of course, is the physical protection of the candidates and the convention venue. There are the usual guards, gates and guns protecting the convention and its […]