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NSA Chief Says ‘System Did Not Work’ to Prevent Snowden Leaks

NSA Chief Says ‘System Did Not Work’ to Prevent Snowden Leaks

Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — During an exclusive interview with ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos, National Security Agency Director Gen. Keith Alexander said this morning on This Week that NSA leaker Edward Snowden has caused “irrev…

Jodi Arias Says She Might Consider Plea Deal to Avoid Death Penalty

Jodi Arias Says She Might Consider Plea Deal to Avoid Death Penalty

ABC News(PHOENIX) — Jodi Arias has suggested this weekend that she might make a plea deal to avoid the death penalty rather than appeal her murder conviction.Hours before the movie Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret played on the Lifetime channel, Arias …

Moment of Silence Planned for Pair Killed in Ohio Air Show Accident

Moment of Silence Planned for Pair Killed in Ohio Air Show Accident

Hemera/Thinkstock(DAYTON, Ohio) — The Vectren Dayton Air Show in Ohio will re-open Sunday afternoon with a moment of silence for the wing walker and her pilot who were killed in this weekend’s air show crash, an air show spokesman told ABC News.The mo…

Leopard Killed in Indiana Backyard

Leopard Killed in Indiana Backyard

Ryan McVay/Thinkstock(CHARLESTOWN, Ind.) — An Indiana woman trying to protect her cats from wild animal attacks was stunned to discover that the animal she and her boyfriend shot, thinking it was a bobcat prowling in her backyard, was actually a leopa…

Insecticide Kills Over 25,000 Bees in Oregon

Insecticide Kills Over 25,000 Bees in Oregon

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WILSONVILLE, Ore.) — The mystery of why thousands of bees fell from the sky has been solved, according to the Oregon Department of Agriculture.The department announced Friday that it has determined an insecticide caused the deat…

Indiana Woman Mauled by Tiger

Indiana Woman Mauled by Tiger

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CENTER POINT, Ind.) — A woman in Indiana is in critical condition after being mauled by a tiger, officials said.
Marissa Dub, an employee at the Exotic Feline Rescue Center in Center Point, Ind., was cleaning the cage of a tiger…

Two Killed in Plane Crash at Dayton Air Show

Two Killed in Plane Crash at Dayton Air Show

Hemera/Thinkstock(DAYTON, Ohio) — Two people were killed in a plane crash at the Dayton Air Show Saturday afternoon.
Officials have not revealed the names of the victims, but Jane Wicker was performing a wing walking stunt when the plane crashed.
Emer…

George Zimmerman Judge Denies Use of State Audio Experts’ Testimony

George Zimmerman Judge Denies Use of State Audio Experts’ Testimony

Joe Burbank/Orlando Sentinel-Pool/Getty Images(SANFORD, Fla.) — George Zimmerman, the Florida man accused of second-degree murder for the death of Trayvon Martin, was given a major legal victory less than 48 hours before opening statements begin in hi…

Washington Woman ‘Stunned’ When Bear Runs Into Her Car

Washington Woman ‘Stunned’ When Bear Runs Into Her Car

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — A Washington woman was left “stunned” when a black bear ran out of the forest and hit her car, according to ABC affiliate KATU.
Marilyn Harker, of Vancouver, Wash., was driving her Honda Civic along an inters…

Plane Carrying George W. Bush Diverted

Plane Carrying George W. Bush Diverted

SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages(DALLAS) — A plane carrying President George W. Bush was diverted from Philadelphia to Louisville, Ky.  Saturday night after the pilots reported smelling smoke on board, officials said.
“The flight President Bush wa…

‘Tan Mom’ Sent to Detox Facility After Alleged Intoxication at Airport

‘Tan Mom’ Sent to Detox Facility After Alleged Intoxication at Airport

Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images(MINNEAPOLIS) — Patricia Krentcil, the New Jersey woman known as the “Tan Mom,” was sent to a temporary detox facility after she was allegedly found to be intoxicated at the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport, officia…

JFK Airport Officials Protect Incoming Turtles With Barrier

JFK Airport Officials Protect Incoming Turtles With Barrier

iStockphoto(NEW YORK) — In addition to dealing with more than 47 million passengers every year, John F. Kennedy International Airport officials have been dealing an unlikely infestation: diamondback terrapins.
The airport is located alongside Jamaica …

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Evacuation Orders in Colorado Wildfire Will Be Slowly Lifted

Photo by Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Authorities are placing the containment figure on the Black Forest fire at 45 percent, saying that evacuation orders will begin being slowly lifted.The wildfire has destroyed near…

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

President Obama Committed to Helping Colorado Deal with Wildfire

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama spoke with Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper Friday to reaffirm his commitment to helping Colorado as it deals with the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history.The White Ho…

Man Taken Into Custody After Apparent Bomb Scare on Airplane

Man Taken Into Custody After Apparent Bomb Scare on Airplane

Comstock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — A man was taken into custody by the FBI on Friday night after an apparent bomb scare on a plane bound for Denver.The pilot made an emergency landing at the Denver Airport at about 7:30 p.m. The plane was immediately moved…

Chicago Chef Sued for Selling Counterfeit Wine Bottle

Chicago Chef Sued for Selling Counterfeit Wine Bottle

Photo by Jacob Andrzejczak/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Two wine collectors from New York City have filed suit against famed Chicago chef Charlie Trotter for selling them a counterfeit bottle of wine for $46,227.40.The collectors, a married couple, filed …

Whistleblower Behind Revelation of NSA Surveillance Revealed

Whistleblower Behind Revelation of NSA Surveillance Revealed

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(HONG KONG) — The man responsible for leaking information about the National Security Agency’s cell phone surveillance has been identified by Britain’s The Guardian newspaper. Edward Snowden, 29, is a former technical analyst for…

Police: Santa Monica Shootings ‘Premeditated,’ Shooter ‘Ready for Battle’

Police: Santa Monica Shootings ‘Premeditated,’ Shooter ‘Ready for Battle’

Hemera/Thinkstock(SANTA MONICA, Calif.) — A man who allegedly killed five people in a shooting spree in Santa Monica, Calif., before being gunned down in a shootout with police in the Santa Monica College library planned out the attack, police said Sa…

Expert Says It’s ‘Imaginary’ to Hear Trayvon Martin Pleas on 911 Call

Expert Says It’s ‘Imaginary’ to Hear Trayvon Martin Pleas on 911 Call

Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A speech scientist said on Saturday that it was “imaginary stuff” to assert that Trayvon Martin could be heard pleading for help on 911 tapes the night he was killed in a confrontation with Georg…

Police Looking for Missing Navy Officer

Police Looking for Missing Navy Officer

Siri Stafford/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) –  Authorities are trying to piece together where a respected Jacksonville, Fla. navy recruiter may have gone after he was reported missing 12 days ago.Chief Petty Officer Kevin Williams, 39, was first…

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