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Asiana Flight 214 Black Boxes Recovered, Appear Intact

Asiana Flight 214 Black Boxes Recovered, Appear Intact

NTSB(WASHINGTON) — The black boxes from Asiana Flight 214 which crash landed at San Francisco International Airport Saturday have been recovered and sent to the National Transportation Safety Board’s Washington headquarters.
The flight data reco…

Entire Town of West, Texas, Invited to Rangers Baseball Game

Entire Town of West, Texas, Invited to Rangers Baseball Game

Zoonar/Thinkstock(ARLINGTON, Texas) — For a few hours, the beleaguered residents of West, Texas were able to put aside this spring’s deadly fertilizer plant explosion thanks to baseball.
The Texas Rangers invited the entire north Texas community to th…

Crash Survivor Says Announcement Claimed the Plane Had Landed Safely

Crash Survivor Says Announcement Claimed the Plane Had Landed Safely

Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Moments after Asiana Airlines flight 214 stopped its violent crash landing, a voice came over the plane’s intercom to say it had landed safely and everyone should stay in their seats, a passenger told ABC…

Patriots Offer Fans Aaron Hernandez Jersey Trade

Patriots Offer Fans Aaron Hernandez Jersey Trade

Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images(BOSTON) — New England Patriots fans looking to get rid of their No. 81 Aaron Hernandez jerseys are in luck.
The New England Patriots ProShop is offering a free jersey exchange this weekend for anyone who bou…

Two Children Die After Being Left in Hot Cars

Two Children Die After Being Left in Hot Cars

iStockphoto(ALEXANDRIA, Va.) — Two communities in different states are reeling from the tragic deaths of two infants who died after being left in hot cars.
In Alexandria, Va., a 25-year old mother apparently forgot to drop her 8-month old son off at d…

Six Drivers in Seven-Car Pileup Charged with DUI’s

Six Drivers in Seven-Car Pileup Charged with DUI’s

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) – Six Drivers have been charged with driving under the influence after a multi-car wreck in metro Atlanta early Friday morning.
The wreck started with a man who was walking on Interstate 75, according to police off…

Playboy Bunny Sign Stirs Controversy Along West Texas Road

Playboy Bunny Sign Stirs Controversy Along West Texas Road

Amina Munster/Getty Images(MARFA, Texas) — A 40-foot tall neon Playboy bunny erected just outside  the high desert town of  Marfa, Texas, has stirred controversy among West Texas residents, with some calling the sign a work of art and others…

Missile Intercept Test Fails

Missile Intercept Test Fails

Ralph Scott/MDA Public Affairs(WASHINGTON) — The Missile Defense Agency says a test of one of its ground-based interceptor missiles against a incoming Intercontinental Ballistic Missile, as part of a test, failed on Friday.The incerceptor was launched…

Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Case Against George Zimmerman

Judge Rejects Motion to Dismiss Case Against George Zimmerman

Gary W. Green-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — The prosecution rested their second-degree murder case against George Zimmerman on Friday and his legal team immediately asked the judge throw out all charges, arguing that the state had failed to prese…

Seattle Fireworks Show Marred by Fire

Seattle Fireworks Show Marred by Fire

John White Photos/Flickr/Getty Images(SEATTLE) — An annual fireworks show in Seattle was the ruined by a fire at a boat storage facility on Lake Union Thursday.According to ABC affiliate KOMO-TV, at least six boats were damaged in the fire. Witnesses …

Fireworks Danger Outweighs Fourth of July Fun

Fireworks Danger Outweighs Fourth of July Fun

John White Photos/Flickr/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — It’s like a pilgrimage. Families in states where fireworks are strictly regulated make the long trek to giant stores on the other side of state lines in order to buy products where they don&rsquo…

Arizona Wildfire Now Partially Contained

Arizona Wildfire Now Partially Contained

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images(YARNELL, Ariz.) — The Arizona wildfire that killed 19 men continues to burn, however, crews are making progress with the flames as the blaze is about 45 percent contained.The conditions are very dry, so officia…

Statue of Liberty Reopens on Fourth of July

Statue of Liberty Reopens on Fourth of July

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — For the first time since Superstorm Sandy, the Statue of Liberty opened to visitors on July 4.According to USA Today, the first ferries to Liberty Island arrived at 8:45 a.m. on Thursday with guests able to purchase …

Bald Eagle Missing from Baton Rouge Zoo

Bald Eagle Missing from Baton Rouge Zoo

Credit: BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo(BATON ROUGE, La.) — A bald eagle that zoo officials thought couldn’t fly surprised everyone when it was spooked during a routine maintenance session and flew toward  his mesh enclosure with enough force to cre…

Joey Chestnut Wins Record Seventh Consecutive Hot Dog Eating Contest

Joey Chestnut Wins Record Seventh Consecutive Hot Dog Eating Contest

Photo by Monika Graff/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The 2013 Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest re-crowned two reigning champions — Joey Chestnut and Sonya Thomas.Chestnut earned his seventh straight title in the men’s race, scarfing …

California State Senate Approves Bill Regarding Transgender Students

California State Senate Approves Bill Regarding Transgender Students

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — Lawmakers in California have approved a bill that would let transgender students choose which restroom they use. If signed by Governor Jerry Brown it would mark the first time a state has mandated that K-12 s…

Foursquare Ranks Americas Most Patriotic Cities

Foursquare Ranks Americas Most Patriotic Cities

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — This Fourth of July, care to take a stab at which U.S. city is the most patriotic?You might guess Boston, with its world-famous Boston Pops concert and impressive fireworks show.Or maybe New York, with the spectacula…

Julian Assange: ‘No Stopping’ Release of Additional NSA Secrets

Julian Assange: ‘No Stopping’ Release of Additional NSA Secrets

LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images(LONDON) — Wikileaks founder Julian Assange said Sunday morning in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos on This Week that there is no stopping the release of additional NSA secrets obtained by Edw…

Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

Potential BART Workers Strike Could Strand San Francisco Commuters

iStockphoto(SAN FRANCISCO) — Nearly half a million commuters in the San Francisco Bay area could wind up beginning the work week stranded at the station if Bay Area Rapid Transit workers go on strike Sunday night.
Josie Mooney, a chief negotiator for…

Iowa Supreme Court to Reconsider Case of Mom Fired for Being ‘Too Hot’

Iowa Supreme Court to Reconsider Case of Mom Fired for Being ‘Too Hot’

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — A woman fired from her job for being too “irresistible” will get another chance at her sex-discrimination lawsuit after the Iowa Supreme Court ruled this week to reconsider the case.
Melissa Nelson says she spent 10 happy …

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