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  • California decides not to move forward with texting tax after FCC ruling

    California decides not to move forward with texting tax after FCC ruling

    (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — Feel free to send as many “LOLs,” “WTFs” and “u up?” messages as you want, Californians. A planned vote on a texting surcharge, a tax for texts, will not go forward in January as planned, the California Public Utilities Commission announced late Friday. The reason: not because it was a bad idea, but because the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) made a ruling on Wednesday which would’ve made the tax unlikely to pass legal muster. Those precious pennies added to your cellphone bill all come down to the difference between an information service and a telecommunication service. “On […]

  • Authorities bring in digging equipment to search property of missing Colorado mom’s fiance

    Authorities bring in digging equipment to search property of missing Colorado mom’s fiance

    (WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) — Authorities began digging on the Colorado property owned by Kelsey Berreth’s fiance Saturday as the search for the missing mom at his home entered a second day. The Woodland Park Police Department also announced an anonymous donor is offering $25,000 for information leading to the safe return of the new mom who has been missing since Thanksgiving Day. She was last seen on surveillance video at a Safeway grocery store on Nov. 22 with her 1-year-old daughter. Her fiance, Patrick Frazee, told police he later saw Berreth to pick up their daughter. Berreth, 29, was reported […]

  • Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

    Family of 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody calls for ‘thorough’ investigation

    (NEW YORK) — The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a “transparent and neutral investigation” into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday. The tragic death of Jakelin Caal Maquin, who was just five days past her birthday when she died after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border earlier this month, should be investigated within “nationally recognized standards for the arrest and custody of children,” said Ruben Garcia, the director of Annunciation House, a non-profit organization that is working with her family. “The […]

  • Bruno and Tuz: Two truly top dogs join FEMA’s elite K-9 disaster relief team

    Bruno and Tuz: Two truly top dogs join FEMA’s elite K-9 disaster relief team

    (NEW YORK) — Two new canines have joined the ranks of FEMA’s first responders. ABC News was there to witness New York Police Department (NYPD) dogs Tuz and Bruno earn their certification with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team. These elite K-9s are sent on disaster relief missions around the nation following a natural disaster. Tuz is named after fallen NYPD Sargent Paul Tuozzolo, who was killed in the line of duty last year. He is handled by Police Officer Dan Bosco. Bruno, who came from the Czech Republic, is handled by Police Officer Anthony […]

  • As Trump argues for a wall, a border security measure gets pulled back

    As Trump argues for a wall, a border security measure gets pulled back

    (WASHINGTON) — U.S. Army soldiers have removed barbed wire along the US-Mexico border in areas where the Trump administration has said more border security measures are needed after local community leaders raised concerns. About 2 miles of military-grade wire was removed from city land in Laredo, Texas, according to Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) officials. The agency ordered the removals after hearing from local elected officials who raised environmental and public safety concerns with the wire running near community parks. Laredo Mayor Pete Saenz, who leads the Texas Border Commission, said the Trump administration has, in part, used his community […]

  • Deaf, blind puppy rescued after being ‘tossed away like trash’ in frozen creek

    Deaf, blind puppy rescued after being ‘tossed away like trash’ in frozen creek

    (NEW YORK) — A deaf and nearly blind puppy was rescued in Kentucky earlier this week after being thrown alive into a rock-filled trash bag and dumped in a partially frozen creek. Highway workers on a road above the creek in Sadieville, Kentucky, spotted the seven-week-old female puppy on Tuesday as she wiggled her head out of the trash bag and tried to keep her head above the freezing cold water. One of the men waded through the icy waters to get her out of the plastic trash bag, which had another bag inside full of large rocks. The puppy, […]

  • More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

    More than 260 migrants died trying to cross the US southern border: Report

    (NEW YORK) — The recent death of a 7-year-old girl in U.S. government custody appears to have been one of four people who died this month trying to cross the Mexico border, and one of more than 260 this year, according to an unclassified government report obtained by ABC News. The report, marked “sensitive but unclassified,” had been updated on Friday, suggesting that Jakil Caal Maquin, 7, was counted among those four December deaths counted by border authorities. The figure represents migrant deaths recorded by border officials within their area of responsibility and is not exclusive to people in U.S. […]