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CIA 'Live Tweets' Bin Laden Raid on 5 Year Anniversary


Pete Souza/The White House via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The CIA "live tweeted" the Osama Bin Laden raid Sunday afternoon to mark the fifth anniversary of the May 1, 2011, operation that killed the al Qaeda leader.The CIA twitter account said the step-b

Paramedic Says 'Yes' to Cop's Proposal Caught on Dash Cam


iStock/Thinkstock(RAPID CITY, S.D.) -- With the help of another officer, a South Dakota cop pulled off a surprise proposal to his firefighter and paramedic girlfriend in a sweet moment caught on dash cam video.The Rapid City Police posted video of the Apr

Teen Killed on Carnival Ride Was Student-Athlete in Top 10 Percent of Her Class


ABC News(EL PASO, Texas) -- A teenage girl killed from a carnival ride accident in El Paso, Texas, was a student-athlete in the top 10 percent of her class, the superintendent says.The 16-year-old girl, a junior at Hanks High School, "was tragically kille

CSX Train Derails in Northeast D.C., Possible Hazardous Leak


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A CSX freight train has derailed  near the Rhode Island Avenue Metro station in Washington D.C. Sunday morning, sending several cars off the tracks.Officials also said that some of the cars are leaking potentiall

Sixth Death Confirmed in Texas Flooding


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Rising flood waters claimed the life of a sixth person in Palestine, Texas, local police confirmed Saturday evening.The mayor of Palestine, Bob Herrington, said in a statement, “The City of Palestine has suffered

More Rain, Flash Flooding, Thunderstorms Slam the South


Monkey Business/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Heavy rain and thunderstorms are slamming the South, one day after storms bringing flash flooding, tornadoes, and giant hail ripped through the area.The threat for severe weather Saturday covers a large area, includi

Florida Man Helps Homeless Woman Learn How to Read


Courtesy Greg Smith(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A Florida man who was moved by a homeless woman who never asked him for money, even though he passed her every day on his way to work, said he finally found a way to help her only after she “dropped a bomb&rdquo

'Harry Potter' Fan Paints J.K. Rowling's Book in Fun Home DIY Project


Courtesy of Meredith McCardle (FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- One Potterhead took her love for the Harry Potter franchise to a new level after she spent nearly a month painting the first page of J.K. Rowling's popular book series on a wall in her home.Young ad

More Rain Falls After Flash Flooding, Tornadoes Ripped Through Southern Plains


Monkey Business/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  Tornadoes, hail and flash flooding ripped through the Southern plain states Friday, and as more rain falls Saturday morning, new severe weather warnings were in effect.Flash flood watches and warnings were in

Woman, Four Grandchildren Killed in Texas Flooding


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A 64-year-old woman and her four grandchildren were found dead amid flooding in eastern Texas this morning.The woman and her grandchildren -- ages 6, 7, 8 and 9 -- were found when officers responded to waist-deep flooding on

One Teen Dead, Another Injured After Being Ejected From Carnival Ride at Texas C


iStock/Thinkstock(EL PASO, Texas) --  A female teenager was killed Friday night when she was ejected from a spinning carnival ride at an El Paso, Texas, church, local police have confirmed.Another female teenager, who also was ejected from "The Sizzl

Tiny Kitten Rescued From Manhole in Arizona


Arizona Humane Society(PHEONIX) --  A tiny kitten is now recovering after being rescued from a manhole in Phoenix, Arizona, where she had been trapped for at least three days, according to the Arizona Humane Society (AHS).The rescue started last Frid

Man Uses Eye-Popping 2D Art to Propose to Girlfriend


YouTube/Alexa Meade(SAN FRANCISCO) -- This proposal wasn’t life imitating art, but rather life becoming art.Dan Levine came up with the perfect plan to capture his romantic, eye-popping proposal to longtime girlfriend Cristina Cordova on Sunday. He

Scientology Leader's Father Ron Miscavige Describes the Moment When He Says He E


ABC News(HEMET, Calif.) -- Two hours east of Los Angeles, in Hemet, California, sits a 500-acre Scientology compound known as the “Gold Base.”The Church characterizes the base as a slice of Scientology utopia, with state-of-the-art facilities

Baltimore News Station Bomb Threat Suspect Facing Felony Charges


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- A man who was shot by police after reportedly making a bomb threat at a Baltimore TV news station now faces felony charges as he remains hospitalized for non-life-threatening injuries.Alex Michael Brizzi, 25, is facing char

Arizona School Yanks Poster Some Students Find Offensive


Alissa Adams(MESA, Ariz.) -- Officials removed a controversial poster from the Desert Ridge High School library in Mesa, Arizona, Thursday after some students took offense at its message that appears to be a humorous attempt to highlight the school’

Woman Reunited with Purse Allegedly Stolen 14 Years Ago


Lisa Hall Mazzaglia(AMESBURY, Mass.) -- A Massachusetts woman was reunited this week with the purse she says was stolen from her shopping cart 14 years ago.Lisa Hall Mazzaglia of Amesbury said she was “stunned” to hear that police in Seabrook,

Medical Student Missing for Over One Week, Last Seen Near Chicago Hospital Where


Family Handout(CHICAGO) -- A medical student has been missing for over a week in Chicago, where he's doing a two-year clinical rotation. And his brother is desperate to find him with just a few weeks to go until his graduation.Ambrose Monye, 28, was last

Graffiti Etched Into Famed Rock Formation Might Be Irreparable


Alice de Anguera/National Park Service(SALT LAKE CITY) -- Staffers at the Arches National Park in Utah are speaking out against the rise in graffiti after discovering one of the ancient rock formations in the park was vandalized a couple weeks ago -- and