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Vermont Stunt Pilot Parachutes Out of Plane Before Fiery Crash

Vermont Stunt Pilot Parachutes Out of Plane Before Fiery Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(BURLINGTON, Vt.) — A veteran stunt pilot is thankful to be alive after surviving a fiery plane crash by parachuting out of the aircraft just before it crashed onto an interstate near Burlington, Vermont.
Dan Marcotte, an airplane m…

Memorial Service Marks 19th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Memorial Service Marks 19th Anniversary of Oklahoma City Bombing

Universal Images Group via Getty Images(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A remembrance ceremony was held Saturday morning in honor of the 19th anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing.
The deadly bombing at the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City kille…

Seven-Alarm Fire Destroys Homes at Jersey Shore

Seven-Alarm Fire Destroys Homes at Jersey Shore

Courtesy @MATTOCNJ(SEA ISLE CITY, N.J.) — A 7-alarm fire Friday destroyed at least three oceanfront homes in a Jersey Shore town still recovering from Super Storm Sandy.
Large clouds of black smoke could be seen for miles before the fire in Sea Isle C…

Man in Custody After Shooting Threat at Los Angeles Times Building

Man in Custody After Shooting Threat at Los Angeles Times Building

FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) — Los Angeles police say they have a man in custody after reports of a shooting threat at the downtown Los Angeles Times building Friday night. A man who worked for a business which rents space in the b…

Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks

Great Outdoors: Free Entrance to National Parks

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Looking for something fun to do outdoors this holiday weekend? Head to a national park — for free!The president has once again deemed all national parks free and open to the public this weekend in honor of National Par…

Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged with 18 Felonies

Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Charged with 18 Felonies

Kansas City Police Department(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — The man suspected of shooting at cars as they traveled on Kansas City, Mo., highways in recent weeks has been identified and charged with 18 felonies, authorities announced Friday. Mohammad Whitaker, 2…

Obama Presents Navy Football with Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy

Obama Presents Navy Football with Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Naval Academy ended their season 9-4, a solid feat for any team, but their bigger accomplishment: taking home the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy.And Friday, President Obama presented the team with the trophy…

High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid with Leukemia

High School Students Sacrifice Cellphones for Kid with Leukemia

iStock/Thinkstock (BELLERICA, Mass.) — When the varsity hockey team at Billerica Memorial High School in Billerica, Mass., was brainstorming ways to help a young pee-wee hockey player with leukemia, they came up with the typical fundraising ideas like…

NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

NJ Mumps Victims Were Vaccinated, Officials Say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — An outbreak of mumps among New Jersey college students has highlighted the “weak sister” in the MMR vaccine.At least eight students at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken have contracted the conta…

Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

Kansas City Police Have Highway Shooting Suspect in Custody

ABC News(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) –  Kansas City, Mo., police said Thursday they have taken into custody a suspect in connection with a string of highway shootings that have set the area on edge.SWAT teams were seen swarming the house of the male suspec…

Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

Seattle Restaurant Ad Shows Jesus Smoking a Joint

A Seattle sandwich shop has created a controversial poster showing Jesus smoking a joint and eating a sandwich. Credit: KOMO(SEATTLE) — A burger chain in Seattle is creating a stir with a new promotional poster for Easter, featuring Jesus smoking a jo…

Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

Fox Is Giving the White House Trouble

File photo. (Richard McManus/Getty Images)(WASHINGTON) — There is an unwelcome guest at the White House — and the Secret Service can’t catch him.A red fox has sneaked onto the White House grounds and taken up residence, tripping alarms and feeding on…

Good Samaritan Prevents Possible Murder-Suicide in NJ

Good Samaritan Prevents Possible Murder-Suicide in NJ

Andrew F Kazmierski/Thinkstock(FLORENCE, N.J.) — An apparent murder-suicide attempt was foiled in New Jersey this week by a Good Samaritan, who local authorities say saved a mother and her teenage kids from drowning.Police are crediting Darnell Taylor…

Fast Food Workers Rewarded for Fast Action That Saved Customer’s Life

Fast Food Workers Rewarded for Fast Action That Saved Customer’s Life

Scott Olson/Getty Images(FLINT, Mich.) — When a couple of fast food restaurant workers got no response over the microphone at their drive-thru station they rushed outside to find a driver in cardiac arrest. They pulled him out of his vehicle and gave …

‘Horseless E-Carriage’ Debuts in Time for NY Auto Show

‘Horseless E-Carriage’ Debuts in Time for NY Auto Show

Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — As New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio tries to ban horse-drawn carriages in the city, an animal advocacy group is pushing an alternative to the tourist attraction with “Horseless eCarriages.”
NYCLASS, which stand…

Stormfront Website Posters Have Murdered Almost 100 People, Watchdog Group Says

Stormfront Website Posters Have Murdered Almost 100 People, Watchdog Group Says

iStock/Thinkstock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — Nine men who were allegedly prolific posters on the white supremacist website Stormfront were responsible for killing almost 100 people over the past five years, according to a report released Thursday by the Sout…

Obama: US ‘Prepared to Respond’ to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

Obama: US ‘Prepared to Respond’ to Russian Aggression in Ukraine

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Thursday said the U.S. and its allies “have to be prepared – potentially – to respond” to continued efforts by Russia to interfere in southern Ukraine.He held out the “the possibi…

Newly-Released Video Captures Deadly Plant Explosion

Newly-Released Video Captures Deadly Plant Explosion

WFAA-TV/ABC News(WEST, Texas) — Witnesses to last year’s fiery explosion at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, have come forward with a new video of the explosion that shows a gas cloud burst into flames.The video was taken by Jeff Tobola, who w…

Exclusive: Image Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Last Message Before Arrest

Exclusive: Image Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev’s Last Message Before Arrest

Obtained by ABC News(BOSTON) — A new image shows the bullet-riddled anti-American rant allegedly scrawled by suspected Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev on the inside wall of a boat as he hid from a police manhunt last year.“The U.S. gove…

Touching Procession for Fallen Hero K-9 Dog

Touching Procession for Fallen Hero K-9 Dog

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — A K-9 dog that died saving the life of his police officer partner during a shootout was given an impromptu motorcade procession to the veterinarian’s office, flanked by police, firemen and canine units. Mick, …

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