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  • Rascal Flatts Get Satisfaction as Rolling Stones' Opening Act

    Rascal Flatts Get Satisfaction as Rolling Stones' Opening Act

    Even though superstars Rascal Flatts will be working this 4th of July as an opening act, the guys in the band couldn’t be more excited about it, namely because they’re opening for the legendary Rolling Stones on their Zip Code tour.  “That was one you put on the bucket list and go, ‘OK, last resort.’ It’s a blessing. So, it’s gonna be incredible,” Gary LeVox says of the performance this Saturday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Jay DeMarcus admits getting the phone call from Mick Jagger was pretty surreal. “I’m gonna tell you what. They’re wrong. You can get some satisfaction,” he jokes, referring to the band’s iconic song.  “We’re […]

  • Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following 'Active Shooter' Report

    Washington Navy Yard on Lockdown Following 'Active Shooter' Report

    (WASHINGTON) — The Washington Navy Yard was placed on lockdown Thursday morning following reports of an “active shooter” at the scene, the U.S. Navy said. In a tweet, the U.S. Navy said the facility is “on lockdown/shelter in place” — although “no incident can be confirmed as of yet. More to follow.” A defense official told ABC News that the situation is based on a report of a “suspicious person.” While nothing has been confirmed, the report is being taken seriously, given a previous shooting at the Navy Yard two years ago. In September 2013, a lone gunman went on […]

  • Thousands Evacuated After Train Hauling Chemicals Catches Fire in Tennessee

    Thousands Evacuated After Train Hauling Chemicals Catches Fire in Tennessee

    (BLOUNT COUNTY, Tenn.) — A train carrying chemicals partially derailed and caught fire overnight in Blount County, Tennessee, displacing up to 5,000 people, authorities said. The CSX train was traveling from Cincinnati to Waycross, Georgia when the fire broke out, said Kristin Seay with CSX Corporate Communications. The train was carrying liquefied petroleum gas and acrylonitrile – a product used in the manufacture of plastics. As many as three cars derailed, Blount County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Marian O’Briant said. Local fire authorities ordered a one-mile evacuation, and Hazmat crews responded to the scene, O’Briant said. “Evacuation time could last anywhere from […]

  • Fireworks Won't Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

    Fireworks Won't Fly on July 4th, TSA Says

    (WASHINGTON) — The Transportation Security Administration would like to take this opportunity to remind you fireworks are not permitted on planes this Fourth of July weekend, or any other time of the year for that matter. “Most fireworks are meant to fly high in the sky, but never via a commercial aircraft,” the TSA wrote on its blog. “Fireworks are explosive and incendiary, so in an effort to keep the skies safe, the FAA has prohibited fireworks from being transported in both carry-on and checked bags.” This includes fireworks such as aerial repeater fireworks, aerial shell fireworks, firecrackers, flying spinners, […]

  • Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag at SC Statehouse: 'Enough Is Enough'

    Woman Who Removed Confederate Flag at SC Statehouse: 'Enough Is Enough'

    (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — Brittany “Bree” Newsome says she’s proud after climbing a flagpole and removing the Confederate flag outside the South Carolina statehouse. “I felt very strongly we needed that moment,” she told ABC News. “We needed that moment to say ‘enough is enough.’ We want an end to the hate.” Newsome’s act marked a new flashpoint in activist efforts to have the flag permanently removed from the statehouse grounds, a hotly contested issue following a mass shooting in Charleston. After the shooting, photos surfaced of accused gunman Dylann Roof posing with a Confederate flag. “How much longer do we […]