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Woman Escapes Weeks-Long Cross Country Abduction, Cops Say

Woman Escapes Weeks-Long Cross Country Abduction, Cops Say

Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office(SALT LAKE CITY) — A New York City woman has been freed after being kidnapped off of a Manhattan street and driven across the country by a couple who forced her into prostitution in stops along the way, Salt Lake City …

Thousands Come to Pay Respects to Firefighters Killed in Boston Blaze

Thousands Come to Pay Respects to Firefighters Killed in Boston Blaze

Photo by David L. Ryan/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — Thousands of firefighters from as far away as Australia poured into Boston on Tuesday to remember two of their own killed in the line of duty.Michael Kennedy, 33, a former Marine, and …

Scheduled Re-Entry at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Plant Delayed

Scheduled Re-Entry at New Mexico Nuclear Waste Plant Delayed

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CARLSBAD, N.M.) — Workers were unable to re-enter the Waste Isolation Pilot Plant in Carlsbad on Tuesday as scheduled due to an equipment delay.The radiation monitors that the personnel entering the plant are expected to wear we…

Missing Runner Found Alive After 48 Hours in Snow

Missing Runner Found Alive After 48 Hours in Snow

Placer County Sheriff’s Office(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A runner wearing only shorts and a windbreaker who got lost in snowy conditions was found alive Tuesday by a California search and rescue team, nearly 48 hours after he disappeared.Robert Root, 55, …

It’s All About the Shoes in Houston Woman’s Murder Trial

It’s All About the Shoes in Houston Woman’s Murder Trial

Houston Police Dept./University of Houston(HOUSTON) — It’s all about the shoes.A Houston trial that has gained international notoriety because of the weapon — a blue suede closed toe pump, size 9 with 5-inch heels.Ana Trujillo, 45, allegedly bludgeon…

Virginia Couple Wins Lottery Three Times in One Month

Virginia Couple Wins Lottery Three Times in One Month

Virginia Lottery(PORTSMOUTH, Va.) — The third time was the lucky charm — along with the first and second times too — for a Virginia couple who won the lottery three times in one month.Calvin and Zatera Spencer, of Portsmouth, Va., won their first lo…

Satellite Photo Dramatizes Scope of Devastating Mudslide

Satellite Photo Dramatizes Scope of Devastating Mudslide

DigitalGlobe via Getty Images(OSO, Wash.) — A striking satellite photo released by DigitalGlobe shows the geographic toll of the mudslide that hit Snohomish County, Wash., on March 22, as rescuers continue to search the area for the 20 victims who rem…

Atlanta Bishop Apologizes for Building $2.2 Million Mansion

Atlanta Bishop Apologizes for Building $2.2 Million Mansion

SHAWN THEW/AFP/Getty Images(ATLANTA) — A Georgia bishop has apologized for building a $2.2 million home using donated money earmarked for religious and charitable use.Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory built the mansion on property donated to the church by …

New York Student Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools

New York Student Accepted to All 8 Ivy League Schools

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — High school seniors anxiously checking the mail or logging online to see if they were accepted to their dream college can look with hope, or envy, to Kwasi Enin.The 17-year-old, from Long Island, N.Y., was accep…

Two Dozen Known Dead from Washington Landslide

Two Dozen Known Dead from Washington Landslide

Ted S. Warren-Pool/Getty Images(OSO, Wash.) — As the hunt for bodies goes on, the death toll from the March 22 landslide near Oso, Wash., is now at 24, according to Snohomish County Executive Director Gary Haakenson.As of late Monday, 18 of the dead h…

Arizona Woman’s Murder Trial Harkens Back Jodi Arias Case

Arizona Woman’s Murder Trial Harkens Back Jodi Arias Case

Kuzma/Thinkstock(PHOENIX) — Jurors in Arizona are deliberating the case of a woman accused of bludgeoning her husband to death with a hammer, a case that brings to mind last year’s Jodi Arias trial in the very same courtroom.Marissa DeVault, 36,…

Smoke Odor Forces JetBlue Flight to Return to Jamaica

Smoke Odor Forces JetBlue Flight to Return to Jamaica

Digitalmediapro/iStock Editorial/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A Florida-bound JetBlue plane was forced to return to Jamaica soon after takeoff after a smoke odor was reported, with six of the passengers receiving medical evaluation, a JetBlue spokesperson…

Skydiving Instructor Died Attempting ‘Tracking’ Maneuver

Skydiving Instructor Died Attempting ‘Tracking’ Maneuver

ABC News(SAN DIEGO) — A veteran skydiving instructor who was killed over the weekend after his parachute failed to open was attempting a maneuver he had done plenty of times before, according to the owner of Skydive San Diego.During a jump on Sunday, …

Video Shows Apparent Case of Drive-Thru Road Rage, Police Say

Video Shows Apparent Case of Drive-Thru Road Rage, Police Say

Winter Haven Police(WINTER HAVEN, Fla.) — A Winter Haven, Fla., man faces a battery charge after he was allegedly caught on video punching a woman in the double lane drive-thru at a McDonald’s restaurant.The apparent case of fast food road rage …

Death Toll from Washington State Landslide Continues to Rise

Death Toll from Washington State Landslide Continues to Rise

David Ryder/Getty Images(OSO, Wash.) — The official death count from the March 22 landslide near Oso, Wash., is now at 24 with 18 identified and six awaiting official identification.Snohomish County officials, who have been leading the search for any …

Workers to Enter NM Nuclear Waste Plant for First Time Since February

Workers to Enter NM Nuclear Waste Plant for First Time Since February

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CARLSBAD, N.M.) — Workers will enter a nuclear waste dump on Tuesday for the first time since a Feb. 14 radiation leak.The Waste Isolation Pilot Plant was shut down after the February radiation leak. Two weeks ago, tests showed …

Body in DC Park May Be Girl’s Suspected Kidnapper

Body in DC Park May Be Girl’s Suspected Kidnapper

Washington Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) — Police in the nation’s capital Monday said they are looking into whether a body found in a park is that of a man suspected of kidnapping an 8-year-old homeless girl weeks ago, a case full o…

Tucson Police Investigate Cop Who Allegedly Knocked Down Student

Tucson Police Investigate Cop Who Allegedly Knocked Down Student

iStock/Thinkstock(TUSCON, Ariz.) — Tuscon police are investigating an officer who was captured on video appearing to knock down a female student and sending her flying into a metal bench during a riot last weekend near the University of Arizona campus…

US Has No Status ‘Update’ on Reported Deal to Release Israeli Spy

US Has No Status ‘Update’ on Reported Deal to Release Israeli Spy

GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Obama administration officials were pressed Monday on reports they are considering releasing Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard in an effort to salvage Mideast peace talks, but said they did not have an “update on …

Natural Gas Fire Forces Evacuations in Washington State

Natural Gas Fire Forces Evacuations in Washington State

iStock/Thinkstock(PLYMOUTH, Wash.) — A natural gas fire is burning in rural Washington State near the Oregon border. 
At least one worker has been reported injured in a large explosion that was reported at a storage facility, and there is concern…

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