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Andrew Getty, Grandson of J. Paul Getty, Found Dead at Home


John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Getty, the grandson of J. Paul Getty and an heir to the family's oil fortune, died at the age of 47 on Tuesday, a statement from the Getty family confirmed.The Los Angeles Police Department is investigat

Parents of Alleged Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes Speak to California New


Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images(DEL MAR, Calif.) -- The parents of accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes spoke to a California newspaper for an article published Tuesday about the prayer book published earlier this month that

Two Dead After Shooting at Fresno Medical Office Building


iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- Two people were killed in a domestic violence-related shooting incident at a Fresno medical office building on Tuesday.Police say Moua Neng, 43, entered the building and fired multiple shots at close range. The gunshot

Brooklyn DA Charges 23 with Enterprise Corruption in $7 Million Medicaid Fraud C


iStock/Thinkstock(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Twenty-three defendants, including nine doctors, were charged with enterprise corruption on Tuesday in connection with a $7 million Medicaid fraud indictment handed down by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Tuesd

After Just Six Hours, Defense Rests in Boston Bombing Trial


FBI(BOSTON) -- In the Boston Marathon bombing trial the prosecution took 92 witnesses and more than three weeks to present their case, but on Tuesday, the defense for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested after just four witnesses and about six hours.Weeks ago during

Alabama Moms Meet After Facebook Apology for Kids' Behavior Goes Viral


ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Thanks to the "power of social media," two Alabama moms met on Monday, just days after one of the women posted on Facebook apologizing for her daughters' "rude and obnoxious" behavior at the movies.It all started when Birming

Former Police Chief Says He Feared FLDS Church Leaders


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former police chief who served the twin towns that the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints dominates is coming forward for the first time, claiming he lived in fear that Warren Jeffs and other church leaders would t

Coast Guard Rescues Nine Crew Members from Tourist Pirate Ship


US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell (GLOUCESTER, Mass.) -- The Coast Guard endured rough seas and winds to rescue nine crewmen from a disabled tourist pirate ship called Liana's Ransom that was stranded off the coast of Gloucester, Massach

Email Reveals Truth About Denise Huskins Kidnapping, Lawyer Says


Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The lawyer for a California woman who mysteriously disappeared -- then turned up unharmed days later -- says an email shows his client isn’t a liar but a victim, and that her kidnappers are still on the loose.Douglas

Defense Begins Its Case in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial


FBI(BOSTON) -- Tuesday is the first full day of defense testimony at the Boston Marathon bombing trial.After gory details of an 8-year-old's death brought jurors to tears Monday, defense attorneys will set out to convince them it was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's o

Aaron Hernandez Trial: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Recalls His Last Conversation


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft recalled his conversation with Aaron Hernandez about the incident that's the basis of the football player's murder trial.Kraft was on the stand in the Fall River Justice Center in

Virginia Hospital Escape: Armed Prisoner in Manhunt Captured


Fairfax County Police(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — Police have captured a convict who became the subject of a manhunt after escaping from a Virginia hospital Tuesday morning, a law enforcement official confirmed.Law enforcement sources said the suspect was

Manhunt Underway After Armed Prisoner Escapes from Custody in Virginia


Fairfax County Police(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — A Virginia hospital was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a prisoner escaped from custody, authorities said.The situation occurred at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located in the city of Falls Church less

Armed Prisoner Escapes from Custody in Virginia; Police Surround Hospital


iStock/Thinkstock(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — Police surrounded a Virginia hospital Tuesday morning after a prisoner escaped from custody, authorities said.The situation occurred at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located in the city of Falls Church less than 10 m

Missing Minnesota Sorority Sister Went Into River From Bridge, Cops Say


Minneapolis Police Department(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Police searching for a missing University of Minnesota student said they have found video showing the young woman going into the Mississippi River from a bridge. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen Friday at a b

Pennsylvania Man Killed by Falling Headstone While Decorating Grave for Easter


YourNikonMan/iStock/Thinkstock(THROOP, Pa.) -- A Pennsylvania man was killed Monday morning after the gravestone he was decorating for Easter fell on top of him.Stephen Woytack, 74, was hanging a cross on his mother-in-law’s headstone at the Saint J

Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Cites Infidelity, Describes Moving Mystery Box


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- Aaron Hernandez's fiancée, Shayanna Jenkins, told the jury at his murder trial in Fall River, Massachusetts, Monday that Hernandez instructed her to remove a mystery box from their home -- a home they continued to sha

Missing Calif. College Soccer Player Found Dead


KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- A missing California college student has been found dead, the victim of a traffic accident, according to the Los Angeles Police Department. The University of California-Berkeley student, Eloi Vasquez, 19, was visiting friends at th

Reward for Missing Calif. College Soccer Player Increased to $100,000


KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- The family of a missing California college student has increased the reward to $100,000 for information about his whereabouts. The University of California-Berkeley student, Eloi Vasquez, 19, was visiting friends at the University

NASCAR Investigating Whether Race Teams Tampered with Tires


File photo. John Harrelson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- NASCAR officials are investigating whether race teams tampered with tires using a technique called “bleeding” to gain an improper advantage. Officials seized tires from eight teams followi

Hotel Partying Preceded Deadly Shooting At NSA Gate, Sources Say


@TPratt_Capital/Twitter(FORT MEADE, Md.) -- One man is dead and another severely injured after gunfire erupted Monday at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland. Shortly before 9 a.m. ET, a vehicle with two pe

Aaron Hernandez's Fiancee Describes Removing Box from Home


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- On the afternoon after Odin Lloyd was killed, Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told the jury Monday in Fall River,

Yawning, Whistling Might Get You Flagged at Airport Security


Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Excessive yawning, whistling and too much laughter could possibly find you detained by airport security agents for further questioning, according to a recently released list.The SPOT Referral Report, which stands for "Scree

Prosecution Rests in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial


FBI(BOSTON) -- The government on Monday rested its case against accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev after teary-eyed jurors heard grueling, heartbreaking testimony about the bombing's youngest victim, 8-year-old Martin Richard.Richard was 4 f

Men Dressed as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate, Officials Say


@TPratt_Capital/Twitter(FORT MEADE, Md.) -- One man is dead and another severely injured after a shootout Monday at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland.Two men dressed as women attempted to “penetrat

Men Disguised as Women Shot Outside NSA Gate, Officials Say


@TPratt_Capital/Twitter(FORT MEADE, Md.) — One man is dead and another severely injured after a shootout at one of the main gates of the National Security Agency located at Fort Meade, Maryland.U.S. officials tell ABC News two men disguised as women

Aaron Hernandez's Fiance Describes Removing Box from Home


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) -- On the afternoon after Odin Lloyd was killed, Aaron Hernandez told his fiancee, Shayanna Jenkins, to "remove a box" from the basement of the home they shared near the murder scene, Jenkins told the jury Monday in Fall River,

Caught on Video: California Firefighter Falls Through Roof of Burning Home


iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- A 25-year firefighting veteran is in critical condition after falling Sunday through the roof of a California home consumed by fire.The firefighter, who has not been named, was responding to a fire that broke out aroun

Disappearance of California Woman Wasn't a Joke, Lawyers Say


Courtesy Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- Lawyers for a California woman and her boyfriend are steadfast that the woman’s disappearance wasn’t a joke, despite police saying the kidnapping was orchestrated and never happened.“This is no h

JetBlue System Outage Leads to Long Lines, Delays


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A nationwide system outage was reported by JetBlue Monday morning, with long lines and delays reported at several airports as passengers were manually checked in.No flight cancellations have been reported.Repr

Eight Dead, 10 Injured After Van Crashes into Florida Canal


iStock/Thinkstock(MOORE HAVEN, Fla.) — At least eight people died and 10 others were injured after the van they were riding in crashed into a Florida canal, authorities said.According to the Florida Highway Patrol, the accident happened at 12:31 a.m

Minnesota Sorority Sister's Disappearance Triggers Desperate Search


Minneapolis Police Departmen(MINNEAPOLIS) — A University of Minnesota student called "an amazing sister and friend" seems to have disappeared with out a trace.Jennifer Houle was last seen Friday at a bar in the Dinkytown area of Minneapolis between

No Murder Charges Filed in Case of Baby Cut from Womb


Boulder County Sheriff's Office(LONGMONT, Colo.) -- The woman accused of attacking a pregnant woman and cutting her unborn child from her womb will not face murder charges for the death of the baby, the Boulder County district attorney announced Friday, b

Oklahoma Frat Members Learned Racist Chant During Cruise: School


ABC News(NORMAN, Okla.) -- The University of Oklahoma fraternity members who were recorded singing a racist chant on a bus learned the song during a leadership cruise held by the Sigma Alpha Epsilon's national organization four years ago, university offic

Investigators Say Contents of Drum 'Incompatible,' Caused 2014 Radiation Leak at


Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(CARLSBAD, N.M.) -- Investigators looking into the radiation leak at a New Mexico nuclear waste dump from last year found that the use of organic kitty litter may have created an incompatible mixture in one of the drums sto