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Authorities Predict Active Hurricane Season, Release List of Storm Names

Authorities Predict Active Hurricane Season, Release List of Storm Names

Stockbyte/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Don’t be surprised if this year’s list of Atlantic hurricane names sounds familiar. Except for three replacements, many of the same names blew through during 2007 in one of the most severe seasons ever when…

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar Image

Amelia Earhart Plane Wreckage Possibly Spotted in Sonar Image

Photo by New York Times Co./Getty Images(WILMINGTON, Del.) — A team of historical sleuths believe they have found a clue to what happened to famed aviator Amelia Earhart, claiming sonar may have picked up an image of her wrecked plane off an underwate…

Severe Weather, Tornado Warnings in Oklahoma

Severe Weather, Tornado Warnings in Oklahoma

ABC News(OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla.) — Officials in Oklahoma are preparing for another round of severe weather while tornado watches and warnings have gone up throughout the Midwest.The National Weather Service has issued tornado warnings for the Oklahoma C…

Former Police Officer Killed in Police Shooting Wanted ‘Suicide by Cop’

Former Police Officer Killed in Police Shooting Wanted ‘Suicide by Cop’

WPVI/ABC News(UPPER DARBY, Pa.) — Heavily-armed U.S. Marshals and Pennsylvania state police opened fire on a wanted ex-cop who on the run for attempted murder, breaking open a hotel room door and firing 52 shots as the man stood in the corner holding …

Misspelled Word Drives Man to Terror Attempt

Misspelled Word Drives Man to Terror Attempt

Photodisc/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(SALEM, Ore.) — A man accused of trying to blow up a sign at the Teacher Standards and Practices Commission office told employees that he acted because a word on the building’s sign was misspelled.The sign, which is …

Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero

Teen Allegedly Killed by Kidnapper Seeking to Be a Hero

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(BANGOR, Maine) — A man’s bizarre plot to be a hero by kidnapping and then “rescuing” a teenage girl who had rebuffed his advances resulted in her death, according to an indictment charging him with murder.Kyle Dube, 20, of Bango…

North Carolina Neighborhood Built on Landfill Is Sinking

North Carolina Neighborhood Built on Landfill Is Sinking

ABC News(HAVELOCK, N.C.) — Warren Salter’s yard had yielded more problems than dandelions. Just inches below the surface, he’s dug up glass, spark plugs, even the hood to an old truck.Salter bought his house in Havelock, N.C., in 2001, but by 2003 he …

Texas Judge Bans Gang Members from Houston Neighborhood

Texas Judge Bans Gang Members from Houston Neighborhood

Brand X Pictures/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — Texas prosecutors say one Houston neighborhood that’s been ravaged by drug dealing and violence will be a bit safer after a judge’s ruling barred 16 members of the Bloods, Crips and Most Wanted gangs from enterin…

Authorities Probing Death of Paralegal in Lawyer’s Tub

Authorities Probing Death of Paralegal in Lawyer’s Tub

Comstock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — Authorities are hoping toxicology tests will give them clues into what killed a paralegal whose body was found in a condo owned by a prominent Philadelphia criminal attorney.Investigators say a maintenance man found…

Lawyer for As I Lay Dying Singer Blames Steroids in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Lawyer for As I Lay Dying Singer Blames Steroids in Murder-for-Hire Plot

Photo by Joey Foley/Getty Images(OCEANSIDE, Calif.) — As I Lay Dying lead singer Tim Lambesis is set to appear in court on Tuesday, weeks after his lawyer linked the rocker’s steroid use to his alleged attempt to arrange the murder of his estranged wi…

Passengers on Ill-Fated Royal Caribbean Cruise Heard ‘Big Explosions’

Passengers on Ill-Fated Royal Caribbean Cruise Heard ‘Big Explosions’

Photo Courtesy Royal Caribbean (FREEPORT, Bahamas) — Several passengers aboard Royal Caribbean’s Grandeur of the Seas said they heard “big explosions” after a fire broke out early Monday morning, charring the stern of the ship and forcing passengers t…

Marine Killed by Police Linked to Two Deaths

Marine Killed by Police Linked to Two Deaths

KLST/ABC News(EDEN, Texas) — Police on Sunday identified a U.S. Marine accused of a drive-by shooting rampage that left one woman dead and five others injured in Texas, and said they believe he is also be responsible for the death of another woman in …

Boat Explosion at a Maryland Marina Injures Six Children

Boat Explosion at a Maryland Marina Injures Six Children

iStockphoto(EDGEWATER, Md.) — Several people were injured, including children, in an explosion Monday afternoon at a Maryland marina.
The 32-foot well-craft vessel with twin engines had just pulled away from the dock at Oak Grove Marina on the South r…

Not Near the Cicadas? Watch Them on Live Cicada Cam

Not Near the Cicadas? Watch Them on Live Cicada Cam

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — If you live on the East Coast you’ve started to witness the invasion. Their shells have started to cover the ground and their high-pitched buzzing has begun to fill the air. They’re Cicadas, and the bug…

Okla. Animals Taken to Chicago No-Kill Shelter

Okla. Animals Taken to Chicago No-Kill Shelter

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — After seeing the staggering devastation in Oklahoma City area from a mile-wide tornado, one Chicago animal shelter decided to try and help the region by helping out the smallest and furriest residents.
More than 300 v…

Man Tries to Open Emergency Exit Door on Alaska Airlines Flight

Man Tries to Open Emergency Exit Door on Alaska Airlines Flight

Comstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) — An Arizona man is under arrest in Portland, Ore., after allegedly trying to open an emergency exit door onboard an Alaska Airlines flight from Anchorage to Portland Monday morning.
The plane, Alaska Airlines flight 132, was …

Camera Cable Snaps at NASCAR Race, 10 Injured

Camera Cable Snaps at NASCAR Race, 10 Injured

BananaStock(CONCORD, N.C) — A cable supporting a Fox Sports camera snapped during the Coca-Cola 600 Sunday, delaying the race and injuring 10 fans, three of whom went to the hospital.
The nylon rope which moves across the track filming the race from a…

Robbie Rogers Joins LA Galaxy, Becomes First Openly Gay MLS Player

Robbie Rogers Joins LA Galaxy, Becomes First Openly Gay MLS Player

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) — Soccer player Robbie Rogers came out of a short-lived retirement Saturday to join the Los Angeles Galaxy, becoming the first openly gay player in Major League Soccer.
The 26-year-old midfielder, who briefly walked…

Officials Investigate Train Collision That Caused Highway Overpass Collapse

Officials Investigate Train Collision That Caused Highway Overpass Collapse

Ingram Publishing(SCOTT CITY, Mo.) — National Transportation Safety Board officials are looking through video recordings after the collision of two freight trains caused the partial collapse of a Missouri highway overpass Saturday.
A Union Pacific fr…

Tornado-Damaged Oklahoma Town Holds High School Graduation Ceremonies

Tornado-Damaged Oklahoma Town Holds High School Graduation Ceremonies

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(MOORE, Okla.) — Graduation ceremonies were held Saturday for students from three high schools in an Oklahoma community ravaged by a monstrous tornado, marking a bittersweet end to a week that brought fatalities and unfathomable …

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