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Injuries Reported in Multi-Vehicle Crash on Pennsylvania Interstate


MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(FREDERICKSBURG, Pa.) -- A multi-vehicle crash, involving between 20 and 30 vehicles, has shut down traffic on a Pennsylvania interstate highway as some people are reported to be trapped inside their cars.The crash has shut down

Police Rescue Man Lost in Nevada Desert for a Week


iStock/Thinkstock(CEDARVILLE, Calif.) -- A 69-year-old Oregon man has two Nevada police officers to thank for saving his life after he was lost in the desert for a week. Philip Besanson said he was traveling from Arizona to Eugene, Oregon, when his truck

Northeast Braces for Life-Threatening Wind Chills


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A major cold blast is hitting the Northeast and Midwest Saturday and forcing nearly 100 million people to deal with dangerous and possibly life-threatening wind chills. The polar air is already making its way eastward from t

School Shootings Since Columbine: By the Numbers


ABCNews.com(COLUMBINE, Colo.) -- In a Diane Sawyer special edition of 20/20, she spoke with Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold. ABC News examined the impact and lessons from that tragic day that changed the nation. The numbers that

Shooting Death of Two Arizona Teens Appears to Be Murder-Suicide, Police Say


iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- Two 15-year-old girls died after a shooting at a Glendale, Arizona, high school Friday morning, police said.Investigators said they found evidence at the scene leading them to believe that one girl took the life of th

Hundreds of Thumbtacks Found in California Dog Park


Hercules Police Department(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Hundreds of thumbtacks have been found strewn across a California dog park on multiple occasions, apparently placed there intentionally to harm the pets that play in the park, police told ABC owned station KGO-

Suspect Identified in Columbus Restaurant Machete Attack Known to FBI


ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- The FBI knew the alleged suspect who attacked four people at a Columbus, Ohio restaurant with a machete on Thursday before fleeing.Columbus police shot and killed the suspect, 30-year-old local man Mohamed Barry, but said he ha

Restaurant Machete Attack Survivor Describes 'Complete Chaos'


iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- When a machete-wielding man launched an attack at an Ohio restaurant, injuring four, "complete chaos broke out," one survivor told ABC News Friday.Tracy - who did not want to use her last name - had just paid for her m

Suspect Identified in Columbus Restaurant Machete Attack


ABC News(COLUMBUS, Ohio) -- Police have identified a man who allegedly attacked four people at a Columbus, Ohio restaurant with a machete on Thursday before fleeing.Columbus police shot and killed the suspect, 30-year-old local man Mohamed Barry, but said

Death-Metal Rocker Believes Lost Vest in Macy's Display


Meshach Babcock(NEW YORK) -- When a death-metal rocker in Oregon had his treasured biker vest stolen at a performance three years ago, not only did he think he would never wear it again, he certainly didn’t expect it might resurface on the other sid

Two Teen Girls Dead in Shooting at Arizona High School


iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) – A double shooting at Independence High School in Glendale, Arizona, left two 15-year-old girls dead, according to Glendale police.Glendale Police Officer Tracey Breeden said in a news conference the department re

Woman Has Kissing Booth in Yard for Valentine's Day


Stephanie Loving(GLEN ALLEN, Va.) -- Roses are red, violets are blue, with a last name like “Loving,” how can you not have a kissing booth? That’s exactly how Stephanie Loving, of Glen Allen, Virginia, feels, especially since her absolut

Michigan Governor Releases Emails Regarding Flint Water Crisis


iStock/Thinkstock(FLINT, Mich.) -- The office of Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder released emails and corresponding documents upon request from state departments regarding the Flint water crisis.According to a statement released Friday by the governor’s of

East Coast Deep Freeze: What to Expect


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Bundle up, East Coasters and Midwesterners: Dangerous wind chills are headed your way this weekend, as 19 states -- from North Dakota to North Carolina -- are under a wind chill warning. Here is a rundown of what t

Double Shooting Reported at Arizona High School


iStock/Thinkstock(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- After a double shooting at a Glendale, Arizona, high school Friday morning, police said the incident was isolated and the school and neighborhood are now safe.The shooting was reported at Independence High School, abo

Van Hits Plane Full of Passengers


rypson/iStock Editorial/ThinkStock(BOSTON) -- A fueling van hit a JetBlue plane with passengers onboard while the plane was at the gate.The van caused some damage and the plane is now out of service.JetBlue released a statement saying, "...a ground operat

Sue Klebold, Mother of Columbine Killer Dylan Klebold: 'It's Very Hard to Live W


ABC News(NEW YORK) --  Sue Klebold, the mother of Columbine killer Dylan Klebold, told ABC News' Diane Sawyer that when the Columbine tragedy happened, she couldn’t stop thinking about the victims and their families.“I just remember sitti

Suspected Teen Hacker Who Targeted Top US Officials Arrested Overseas


Ruskpp/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) --  British authorities, with help from the FBI, have arrested a teenager they believe is behind a series of cyberattacks targeting some of the highest officials in U.S. government, a source with knowledge of the ma

Five Indicted in Deadly NYC Building Fire Caused by Alleged Illegal Gas Line


Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Five people have been indicted Thursday in connection with a fatal March 2015 building explosion in Manhattan's East Village that left two people dead and more than 20 injured.Maria Hrynenko, 56, the building's owne

NYPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter in Death of Akai Gurley


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A New York City police officer was convicted of second-degree manslaughter in the shooting death of Akai Gurley, an unarmed man who police commissioner Bill Bratton said "just happened" to be in the dark stairwell when the o

Oregon Standoff Ends as Remaining Occupiers Arrested, Cliven Bundy Charged in Se


Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The remaining four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property, ending the six-w

Arctic Outbreak to Set Records for Valentine's Day Weekend


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A major arctic outbreak could bring subzero temperatures to 65 million Americans this Valentine's Day weekend. Twenty states in the Midwest and Northeast are bracing for record cold and dangerous, possibly life-threatening wind chill

Los Angeles Prepares for Obama Visit and Presidential Traffic


Alex Wong/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- What happens when you put a presidential motorcade in the most congested city in America?"Obamajam," as it's dubbed by local media, the semi-annual traffic phenomenon that ensnares traffic-heavy Los Angeles when Pres

What the DOJ Lawsuit Against Ferguson Alleges


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) --  The city of Ferguson, Missouri, particularly its police force, has been under the national spotlight since August 2014, when an officer fatally shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown and sparked a national debate on race

American Airlines Flight Lands Safely At LAX After Declaring Emergency


Joe Raedle/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) --  An American Airlines flight made an emergency landing at Los Angeles International Airport this morning due to a "mechanical problem," an LAX spokesperson has confirmed.American Airlines flight 564 -- an Airbu

FBI Arrests Last Four Occupiers of Oregon Wildlife Refuge


Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property.The FBI said in a press release

FBI Arrests Last 4 Occupiers of Oregon Wildlife Refuge


Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  Four members of a militia group occupying the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon surrendered to the FBI Thursday, one day after authorities moved into the property.The FBI said in a press release

Final Oregon Occupier Surrenders to Authorities, Ending Six Week Standoff


Matt Mills McKnight/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The remaining occupier of Oregon's National Wildlife Refuge, David Fry, has surrendered to authorities, ending a six-week standoff. This is a developing story, please check back for updates.Copyright © 20

NASA Prepares Orion Spacecraft for Its First Big Mission


Alex Wong/Getty Images(NEW YORK) --  The Orion space capsule is expected one day to carry astronauts to Mars, but for now, NASA is busy getting the vessel ready for its first big exploration mission to the moon.The conical-shaped Orion crew module pr

Deputies Killed at Maryland Panera 'Are Heroes,' Sheriff Says


File photo. (iStock Editorial/Thinkstock)(ABINGDON, Md.) -- The Harford County Sheriff's Office has identified the two officers killed in Abingdon, Maryland, on Wednesday as Senior Deputies Mark Logsdon and Patrick Dailey.Dailey was a 30-year veteran of t

Ambulance Bill Charged to Tamir Rice's Estate Withdrawn


Courtesy Rice Family(CLEVELAND) -- The estate of Tamir Rice will not be required to pay a $500 ambulance bill for which the city of Cleveland, Ohio, had filed a claim in court.Cleveland officials said on Thursday that the bill had been automatically gener