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Train Operator Fired After Derailment at Chicago O’Hare

Train Operator Fired After Derailment at Chicago O’Hare

Brian Kersey/Getty Images(CHICAGO) — The Chicago Transit Authority is making changes following last month’s train derailment that injured more than 30 people at O’Hare Airport.The CTA announced that 25-year-old train operator Britney Haywood was fired…

Northern Calif. Judge May Allow Serial Rapist to Move to LA County

Northern Calif. Judge May Allow Serial Rapist to Move to LA County

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The Los Angeles District Attorney is fighting back after a judge in Northern California ruled a notorious serial rapist can move to Los Angeles County.A judge in Santa Clara is giving preliminary approval allowing Chri…

Fort Hood Shooter Angered When Told to Come Back Next Day

Fort Hood Shooter Angered When Told to Come Back Next Day

ABC News(KILLEEN, Texas) — The soldier who opened fire at Fort Hood became enraged after an employee wouldn’t give him a leave of absence form, according to the father of one of the soldiers he shot.Sgt. Jonathan Westbrook was struck four times …

Boston’s Deadly Fire Caused By Welders Who Fled, Officials Say

Boston’s Deadly Fire Caused By Welders Who Fled, Officials Say

Wendy Maeda/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — The blaze that killed two Boston firefighters last week was started by sparks from a welder’s torch and the welders allegedly fled without alerting anyone, Boston officials said Friday.One Boston…

Calif. Air National Guard Works to Rescue Sick Infant Near Mexican Coast

Calif. Air National Guard Works to Rescue Sick Infant Near Mexican Coast

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A rescue team from California parachuted into a remote part of the Pacific Ocean Friday in an effort to reach a sick infant after her health deteriorated during an around-the-world trip with her family.The team from Calif…

Teacher Finds $11K Scattered on Road, Returns It to Police

Teacher Finds $11K Scattered on Road, Returns It to Police

iStock/Thinkstock(YORK, S.C.) — One good deed-doing South Carolina teacher didn’t exactly heed The Steve Miller Band’s advice to “take the money and run.”Instead, Sherry Whitesides and her 12-year-old son, Alan, of York, S.C., …

Feds in San Diego Uncover Two Sophisticated Cross-Border Smuggling Tunnels

Feds in San Diego Uncover Two Sophisticated Cross-Border Smuggling Tunnels

File photo. Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images(SAN DIEGO) — Federal authorities announced Friday the discovery of two highly-sophisticated smuggling tunnels running between a San Diego industrial park and Tijuana, Mexico.The tunnels — measuring more than 60…

Fort Hood Victims Were Tragic, Heroic

Fort Hood Victims Were Tragic, Heroic

(KILEEN, Texas) — Mary Muntean began to panic when her son, Sgt. Timothy Owens, didn’t answer her phone calls after she saw news of the shooting in Fort Hood on TV.
“I thought, Oh God, please don’t let it be,” she told ABC News…

Harvard Law Book Isn’t Bound in Human Skin After All

Harvard Law Book Isn’t Bound in Human Skin After All

Harvard Law School LibraryA centuries-old book long thought to be bound in human skin actually isn’t, researchers at Harvard University said.Scientist Daniel Kirby determined the book’s cover is made from sheepskin, debunking a myth that&rs…

Thirty Washington Mudslide Victims Recovered, 15 Remain Missing

Thirty Washington Mudslide Victims Recovered, 15 Remain Missing

Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images(OSO, Wash.) — Authorities say 30 bodies have now been recovered from the mudslide in Washington state and 27 have been positively identified by the medical examiner in Snohomish County.The latest victims to be identifie…

Fort Hood General Cites ‘Awful Lot of Heroism’ During Shooting Rampage

Fort Hood General Cites ‘Awful Lot of Heroism’ During Shooting Rampage

Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images(KILLEEN, Texas) — The general in charge of Fort Hood said Thursday there was an “awful lot of heroism” during the shooting rampage by Spc. Ivan Lopez, and he cited a female military police officer and a chaplain for the…

Washington Man on Trial for Shooting Car Thief

Washington Man on Trial for Shooting Car Thief

ABC News(SPOKANE, Wash.) — A Washington man is on trial Friday morning, accused of first-degree manslaughter for gunning down a man who was stealing his SUV.Gail Gerlach, 56, walked outside his Spokane home to see Brendon Kaluza-Graham driving off in …

Convicted Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells Executed in Texas

Convicted Serial Killer Tommy Lynn Sells Executed in Texas

ABC News (HUNTSVILLE, Texas) — Convicted serial killer Tommy Lynn Sells, who was sent to prison in 1999 and claimed responsibility for dozens of murders across the country, was executed Thursday in Texas.Sells, 49, was convicted of killing 13-year-old…

Fort Hood Shooter Had Lengthy but Unremarkable Military Career

Fort Hood Shooter Had Lengthy but Unremarkable Military Career

(KILLEEN, Texas) — The Army service record of Spc. Ivan A. Lopez, who has been identified as the shooter who killed three fellow soldiers and injured 16 others at Fort Hood, Texas, on Wednesday, revealed a lengthy though unremarkable military career.L…

Obama: Fort Hood Victims ‘American Patriots’

Obama: Fort Hood Victims ‘American Patriots’

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama on Thursday called the “unspeakable, senseless violence” at Fort Hood a “tragedy” and called for thoughts and prayers for the families of the victims of the shooting.”These are people who make…

Skydiver Dies While Trying to Set World Record

Skydiver Dies While Trying to Set World Record

File photo. (iStock/Thinkstock)(ELOY, Ariz.) — A skydiver who was part of a group attempting to break a world record for largest group skydive was killed when a parachute malfunctioned Thursday morning in Arizona, authorities said. The skydiver, who h…

Fort Hood Shooter Was Being Treated for ‘Mental Issues’

Fort Hood Shooter Was Being Treated for ‘Mental Issues’

Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images(KILLEEN, Texas) — The soldier accused of opening fire at Fort Hood, killing three people and wounding 16, was an Iraq war veteran who was battling an array of mental health issues and taking medications, military offici…

TSA Worker Jumps in Front of Train to Save Woman

TSA Worker Jumps in Front of Train to Save Woman

iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — An off-duty Transport Security Administration worker’s daring act of heroism saved the life of a young Chicago woman who had fallen onto the tracks during a morning commute at Chicago’s Avenue Blue Line station…

Man Accused of Faking Burglary, Calling 911 to Ditch Work

Man Accused of Faking Burglary, Calling 911 to Ditch Work

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANDON, Fla.) — A Florida man who apparently didn’t want to go to work could instead soon be going to jail.Police say Dwayne Yeager, 31, of Brandon, Fla., staged an elaborate home burglary not knowing the whole thing was being…

Beaten Driver ‘Critical’ After Accidentally Hitting Boy with Vehicle

Beaten Driver ‘Critical’ After Accidentally Hitting Boy with Vehicle

A driver in Detroit was severely beaten after striking a child with his car on April 2, 2014. The child suffered from minor injuries. (Courtesy: WXYZ)(DETROIT) — A Detroit man is in critical condition after a large group of teenagers and men attacked …

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