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GAO Report: Air Traffic Control System Not Safe from Hackers


Stockbyte/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- As you pack a bag for your next business trip or vacation, the security of the air traffic control system is probably the last thing you think about. But a new report from federal inspectors finds serious deficiencies t

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Jury Selected


FBI(BOSTON) -- A jury was seated Tuesday in the trial of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.After the judge narrowed down a pool of nearly 1,400 people to 70, lawyers from each side selected 12 jurors and six alternates -- eight men and 10 wome

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial Jury to Be Selected Tuesday


FBI(BOSTON) -- A jury is expected to be seated Tuesday in the trial of the surviving Boston Marathon bombing suspect.From a jury pool of nearly 1,400 people, the judge has found 70 that are qualified to sit on the jury.Lawyers need to select 12 jurors and

Snow Expected Tuesday Across the Midwest and East Coast


iStock/Thinktsock(NEW YORK) -- A winter storm is expected to bring substantial snowfall to parts of the Upper Midwest Tuesday, with a burst of snow slated to cover the East Coast in the afternoon and evening.Winter weather advisories are out for parts of

Black Hat Bandits Strike Again, Leave a Possible Clue


FBI(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) -- A gang of bank robbers dubbed the "Black Hat Bandits" struck again Monday, hitting a bank in Virginia, the eighth time this year, the FBI said.But this time, the group may have left behind a key clue: possible footprints.The two

Judge Rules Nebraska Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional


Kuzma/iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- A federal judge struck down Nebraska's state ban on same-sex marriage on Monday.According to the Omaha World-Herald, Judge Joseph Bataillon delayed the implementation of his ruling for a week, giving State Attorney

LAPD Shooting: New Video Shows Man Enter His Tent Before His Death


Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Surveillance footage from a homeless shelter shows a new angle of an altercation between Los Angeles police officers and a transient man that turned fatal, where the man is seen entering his sidewalk tent as officers a

Cleveland Mayor Apologizes for 'Insensitive' and 'Inappropriate' Language in Cou


iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson apologized on Monday for "insensitive" and "inappropriate" language used in the city's response to a federal lawsuit in the fatal shooting of Tarmir Rice at the hands of Cleveland police office

LAPD Shooting: Skid Row Suspect Grabbed for Gun, Chief Says


Marcus Yam/ LA Times via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- The man fatally shot by Los Angeles police officers "repeatedly refused to comply with officers demands," and evidence shows he grabbed at a police officer's pistol before he was shot, Los Angeles Poli

New York Woman Found Guilty of Poisoning Son with Salt Water


garnettsjourney.blogspot.com(NEW YORK) -- A New York jury convicted a mother of second-degree murder Monday in the salt-poisoning death of a 5-year-old boy that prosecutors likened to “torture.”Jurors in Westchester County deliberated for over

Gold Rush: Armed Robbers Steal $4M in Gold from Truck


iStock/Thinkstock(WILSON, N.C.) -- Three armed suspects are on the run after allegedly robbing a tractor trailer on Sunday that was transporting a shipment of millions of dollars worth of gold and silver, police said.Two armed security security guards tol

Boston Marathon Bombing Trial: Lawyers Argue over Tsarnaev's Blood-Stained Hidin


FBI(BOSTON) -- Defense attorneys for accused marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev want jurors to see the blood-splattered, bullet-riddled boat where the then teenager wrote a note as he hid, wounded and bleeding, hours before being captured by police."The ev

What We Know About the Man Shot by LAPD Officers


Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- Details are emerging about the man who was fatally shot by police officers in an incident caught on camera.Authorities have not released the man's name, but the Los Angeles County Coroner told ABC News affiliate KABC-T

Report: Justice Department Report to Criticize Ferguson PD Practices


Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The Justice Department is getting close to releasing the report on its investigation of the Ferguson, Missouri police department. It's expected to be critical of the department's practices leading up to last year's

WATCH: Store Clerk Fights Off, Shoots Robber in Kentucky


WTVQ(LEXINGTON, Ky.) -- A clerk at a Lexington, Kentucky, tobacco store fended off an attempted robbery -- a tense altercation that was captured on the store’s surveillance camera.Zara Adil, 21, was working Friday at Tobacco Zone when two men entere

More Snow and Ice Impact Weekend Plans; New Storm On the Way


Photodisc/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Another blast of snow and ice impacted weekend plans from the Midwest to the Northeast on Sunday.A half foot of snow was reported from central Missouri to the central Ohio Valley through Sunday morning. Up to 9 inches of

Fatal Los Angeles Police Shooting Caught on Video


Obtained by ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- A Los Angeles police officer shot and killed a man during a confrontation in the city's Skid Row area Sunday, in an incident that was caught on video.Police said officers were responding to a report of a robbery, and w

Truck Goes Through Ice on Frozen New Jersey River


U.S. Coast Guard(TOMS RIVER, N.J.) -- The driver and passenger of a truck that fell through the ice while doing "donuts" on a frozen New Jersey river were found safe Sunday, but officials say a dog was found dead in the submerged pickup.Someone called the

Watch 90-Year-Old Vet Take Wild Sled Ride


Courtesy Anthony Smith(NEW YORK) -- Snow days aren't just for kids.A 90-year-old man is clearly young at heart after taking a wild sled ride last week that was all documented on his grandson-in-law's go-pro.The video begins with Claude Bratcher getting lo

February Set Cold, Snow Records Around Northeast, More Winter Weather On the Way


ron hilton/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- February was one of the coldest, snowiest months in recent memory for many cities around the east coast.According to the National Weather Service's station in Boston, records for snowfall were set in Boston; Provi

Nine Found Dead in Missouri


John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(TYRONE, Mo.) -- The Texas County Sheriff's Department in Missouri says nine people were found dead in the area of Tyrone on Thursday evening.At about 10:15 p.m. Thursday, the TCSD responded to a reported disturbance called in

Swastikas on California Home Have Neighbors Riled Up


ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Is a swastika-laden yard display at a Sacramento, California, house “vulgar” or is it an expression of free speech? The display, which first started going up months ago, now features an army-green figure raising

Utah Man Had 'Mental Breakdown' After Ex-Wife's Death, Daughter Testifies


iStock/Thinkstock(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The daughter of a pediatrician accused of murdering his ex-wife took the stand in a Utah courtroom Thursday, describing her father’s incoherent state following the death. Malkie Wall, 19, testified that her fathe

'Hot Convict' Jeremy Meeks Plans His Modeling Future from Prison


Stockton Police Department via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- “Hot Convict” Jeremy Meeks says he’s eager to serve out his sentence and is looking ahead to starting a career in modeling and acting.“I’m in a place where I will be ab

Jameis Winston Rape Accuser Speaks Out in Film


Joe Robbins/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The woman who accused football star Jameis Winston of rape is speaking out in a new film.Erica Kinsman shared her story in The Hunting Ground, which filmmakers say seeks to expose the epidemic of violence and institut

'Just So Tragic': Mom of Slain Hostage Pities 'Jihadi John,' Mohammed Emwazi


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The parents of an American journalist beheaded by terrorists on video expressed pity for the "tragic" choices by their son's apparent killer, "Jihadi John," but said ISIS must be destroyed.Hours after the masked man's ide