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  • School District Pays Out $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

    School District Pays Out $4.2M to Student Paralyzed by Bully Attack

    (RAMSEY, N.J.) — Sawyer Rosenstein’s life changed on May 16, 2006, when he was a 12-year-old student at Eric Smith Middle School in Ramsey, N.J. That day, another student punched him in the abdomen, sending a blood clot to his spine, and eventually paralyzing him from the waist down a week later. Rosenstein, who has been in a wheelchair for the past six years, is now a college student, and the case he and his family brought against the school district was settled this week for $4.2 million.  The family’s attorney, Jeffrey Youngman, told ABC News that this case is […]

  • Etan Patz Search Leads to Handyman’s Basement 33 Years Later

    Etan Patz Search Leads to Handyman’s Basement 33 Years Later

    (NEW YORK) — A fresh investigation into the disappearance 33 years ago of a little boy named Etan Patz led to the Manhattan basement workshop of a handyman named Othneil Miller on Thursday. Investigators believe that Patz, who was 6 years old when he vanished in 1979, was in Miller’s basement the night before he disappeared, when Miller befriended the boy and gave him a dollar, sources told ABC News. Federal agents and New York City police began to tear up the concrete floor of the basement at 127 Prince St. in the SoHo section of Manhattan. The basement was […]

  • The Band Perry Talks Paisley, Pasta and Parties

    The Band Perry Talks Paisley, Pasta and Parties

    When it comes to touring with Brad Paisley, The Band Perry says the perks are pasta and parties. Kimberly points to “the pasta bar that he has every single night at catering” as her highlight from the first leg of the Virtual Reality Tour, while Reid is looking forward to Brad’s surprise parties.   “The first one he actually had a petting zoo and the second one he had a milkshake bar,” he recalls. “So I don’t know what he’s comin’ up with next, but hopefully it has to do with food.” The Band Perry kicks off the second leg […]

  • John Edwards Trial: 42 Jurors Qualified; Final Selections Monday

    John Edwards Trial: 42 Jurors Qualified; Final Selections Monday

    (GREENSBORO, N.C.) — U.S. District Court Judge Catherine Eagles has selected 42 potential jurors for the criminal trial of former Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards.  The final step, culling the jury to 12 members plus four alternates, will begin on Monday morning, with the trial itself set to begin after that. Jury selection in the highly anticipated trial began last week, with a large pool of 185 people summoned to the federal courthouse in Greensboro, N.C. Judge Eagles quickly excused about a quarter of those potential jurors, many of whom acknowledged following the case closely in the media. Prospective jurors […]

  • Warm Weather Brings Swarm of Bees Early

    Warm Weather Brings Swarm of Bees Early

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — An unusually high number of bees have been swarming neighborhoods near San Francisco, and experts say the abnormal weather is to blame. “They’re feeling the joy of spring like we all do,” Mike Stephanos, vice president of community education for the Mt. Diablo Beekeepers Association, told ABC News. “That’s just their natural instinct. They can’t fly when it’s raining, and they don’t like flying when it’s really, really cold.” Spring came early this year in Concord, like much of the United States, causing the bees to come out of the hives for the longer and warmer days. […]

  • Blackhawk Crash Kills Four in Afghanistan

    Blackhawk Crash Kills Four in Afghanistan

    (WASHINGTON) — Four American service members are believed dead after the Blackhawk helicopter they were traveling on crashed Thursday in southwest Afghanistan. “The crash site is secured; the cause is under investigation,” the U.S. military said in a statement. “Additional information will be released as appropriate.” Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

  • Ted Nugent Clears His Name With the Secret Service

    Ted Nugent Clears His Name With the Secret Service

    (WASHINGTON) — Rocker Ted Nugent cleared his name with the Secret Service on Thursday, emerging arrest-free from a meeting with two agents prior to taking the stage in Ardemore, Oklahoma, for a concert, ABC News confirmed. The meeting, which, according to the Washington Post, Nugent described as a “good, solid, professional” visit, came in response to Nugent telling the audience at last weekend’s National Rifle Association convention that President Obama and other members of “this vile, evil, America-hating administration,” as he called it, were “criminals.” Nugent also said in his speech that conservatives need to “chop their heads off” and […]