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UConn Beats Kentucky to Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

UConn Beats Kentucky to Win NCAA Men’s Basketball Championship

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(DALLAS) — University of Connecticut fooled all the experts to win the NCAA men’s basketball championship Monday night in Dallas, defeating the University of Kentucky Wildcats, 60 to 54.Neither team was expected to go this far…

New Details Announced from Ft. Hood Shooting Investigation

New Details Announced from Ft. Hood Shooting Investigation

(KILLEEN, Texas) — Military officials announced Monday that the autopsy on the Fort Hood shooter confirms he took his own life. Speaking at the base, Army spokesman Chris Gray also confirmed Ivan Lopez had argued with someone about a request for leave…

Navy’s Future on Video: Fly Choppers with Tablets, Blast Enemies with Rail Guns

Navy’s Future on Video: Fly Choppers with Tablets, Blast Enemies with Rail Guns

Photos.com/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Think of it as reality catching up with science fiction as Navy researchers have unveiled three technological advancements that could not only change the battlefield of tomorrow but also have impacts in the civilian…

Nevada Rancher Threatens ‘Range War’ Against Feds

Nevada Rancher Threatens ‘Range War’ Against Feds

iStock/Thinkstock(BUNKERVILLE, Nev.) — A Nevada rancher’s threat to wage a “range war” with the Bureau of Land Management precipitated a standoff Monday between supporters of the embattled rancher, Cliven Bundy, and federal law enforcement officials.B…

Colorado Rescuers Battle Storms in Search for Missing Hikers

Colorado Rescuers Battle Storms in Search for Missing Hikers

Ashley Ritten(DENVER) — Rescue teams are calling in reinforcements as they hold out hope they can brave tough conditions to find two missing hikers presumed lost in the Colorado Mountains.The National Guard has joined a team of 20 volunteers in the se…

Deadly African Snake on the Loose, Has SC Community on Lockdown

Deadly African Snake on the Loose, Has SC Community on Lockdown

iStock/Thinkstock(MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C.) — A highly venomous snake, native to Africa, has been slithering around a South Carolina community, putting residents on edge.“We walk our dogs every night and I have a flashlight with me everywhere I go, …

Marriage Proposal Falls Flat in Fiery Air Balloon Crash

Marriage Proposal Falls Flat in Fiery Air Balloon Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(NOBLESVILLE, Ind.) — It was a romantic moment that suddenly turned almost deadly.A hot air balloon crashed into live power lines with seven people on board this weekend in Noblesville, Ind. Among them was Stephen Richardson, who had …

2014 El Niño Warming Up to Be a Mighty One?

2014 El Niño Warming Up to Be a Mighty One?

Rob Gutro/NASA(WASHINGTON) — El Niño is a growing threat this year that could play havoc with weather patterns in the United States, forecasters say.El Niño, named for the warm waters that occasionally occur in the Pacific Ocean near Sou…

Police: Missing Calif. Hiker May Have Updated LinkedIn Profile

Police: Missing Calif. Hiker May Have Updated LinkedIn Profile

iStock/Thinkstock(MILL VALLEY, Calif.) — The mystery of what happened to a missing California hiker deepened over the weekend after police said they received a tip that the woman may have updated her LinkedIn profile.Police said a caller told them on …

Mormon Women Denied Entry to Priesthood

Mormon Women Denied Entry to Priesthood

iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) — Hundreds of Mormon women descended on Temple Square in Salt Lake City over the weekend to demand entry into the Mormon priesthood, according to the Wall Street Journal. But the women were turned away from the church…

NYC Fire Leaves Two Cops Hospitalized

NYC Fire Leaves Two Cops Hospitalized

WABC TV(NEW YORK) — Two police officers remain hospitalized in critical condition and a teenage boy is in police custody following a fire on the Coney Island section of Brooklyn this weekend.The blaze was reported on Sunday afternoon at a building, lo…

Students Support Teacher Accused of Pinning Their Classmate

Students Support Teacher Accused of Pinning Their Classmate

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — People are lining up to defend a teacher at a California high school who was placed on leave after being accused of fighting a student, with video of the fight uploaded online and viewed more than a mil…

Injuries Reported After Possible Tornado Touches Down in Miss.

Injuries Reported After Possible Tornado Touches Down in Miss.

Sadik Demiroz/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) — Injuries were reported and homes were damaged after a possible tornado touched down near Jackson, Miss. Monday morning, officials tell ABC News.John Pope, the fire chief in Collins City, Covington County, say…

Family of Fort Hood Victim Says He Was Friends with Shooter

Family of Fort Hood Victim Says He Was Friends with Shooter

Darren Josephs(KILLEEN, Texas) — When Spc. Ivan Lopez went on a shooting rampage last Wednesday, killing three and wounding 16 at Fort Hood, there was at least one victim he knew: Pvt. Deon Josephs.Josephs’ twin siblings, Deirdra and Darren Jose…

Body Found in Indiana Lake Could Be Missing Michigan Doctor

Body Found in Indiana Lake Could Be Missing Michigan Doctor

FindTeleka/Facebook(PORTER, Ind.) — Police are investigating a possible link between a body recovered Sunday in a town park in Indiana and Dr. Teleka Patrick, a Michigan woman who mysteriously vanished last December.The body was spotted by a fisherman…

Woman Gets 41 Years for Stabbing Death of Mother-In-Law

Woman Gets 41 Years for Stabbing Death of Mother-In-Law

iStock/Thinkstock(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — A 20-year-old Colorado Springs woman has been sentenced to 41 years in prison for the gruesome stabbing murder of her mother-in-law, authorities said.
Ellyzabeth Rainey was sentenced Friday after pleading…

Police Bust Virginia Sexting Ring Involving More Than 100 Teens

Police Bust Virginia Sexting Ring Involving More Than 100 Teens

iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) — Deputies are conducting a major investigation into a teenage “sexting” scandal in Virginia involving more than 100 teens and more than 1,000 photos of underage girls posted to a social media account.
The investigat…

Dozens Injured at Annual Block Party in Isla Vista, Calif.

Dozens Injured at Annual Block Party in Isla Vista, Calif.

iStock/Thinkstock(ISLA VISTA, Calif.) — Hundreds of law enforcement officers worked to calm the crowds at the annual “Deltopia” party in Isla Vista, Calif. Saturday.
The block party, attended by thousands, turned violent as people threw rocks, bricks,…

Seattle Man Sold Narcotics at Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

Seattle Man Sold Narcotics at Alcoholics Anonymous Meetings

iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) — A man convicted of selling drugs at drug treatment meetings will likely be given probation after prosecutors found he was in failing health, according to ABC News affiliate KOMO-TV in Seattle.
Following a months-long sti…

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Reunites With Family

Fort Hood Shooting Victim Reunites With Family

ABC News(KILLEEN, Texas) — Theodis Westbrook drove more than ten hours from his hometown near Jackson, Miss., to Killeen, Texas, to see his son Jonathan, among the first shot Wednesday when Spc. Ivan Lopez went on a rampage at Fort Hood, killing three…

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