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Walter Reed Medical Center on Lockdown After Report of Suspected 'Active Shooter


ABC News(BETHESDA, Md.) — The Walter Reed National Military Medical Center campus near Bethesda, Maryland, placed a shelter in place order this morning following reports of a suspected active shooter.Montgomery County Police officers responded but h

US South Carolina Lawmakers Launch Into Debate Over Confederate Flag Removal


Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The fate of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina state capitol grounds is up for debate on Monday as lawmakers launch into the controversial topic.The state's general assembly is returning to Co

U.S. South Carolina Lawmakers Launch Into Debate Over Confederate Flag Removal


Denis Jr. Tangney/iStock/Thinkstock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- The fate of the Confederate flag on the South Carolina state capitol grounds is up for debate today as lawmakers launch into the controversial topic.The state's general assembly is returning to Columb

San Francisco Shooting Suspect Says He Kept Coming Back to the City to Avoid Dep


Courtesy of Steinle family(SAN FRANCISCO) — An undocumented immigrant suspected of killing a woman at a San Francisco pier said he chose the city for its sanctuary policies — that is, he knew San Francisco was a good place to avoid deportation

Suspect in Woman's Death on San Francisco Pier Says Shooting Was an Accident


A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man suspected of killing a woman at a popular San Francisco pier said the shooting was an accident, claiming he found a gun wr

Mother of Baby Girl Found on Side of Maryland Road Arrested


Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) --  The mother of a baby girl found apparently abandoned on the

Two Killed, Three Missing After Boat Capsizes on Ohio River in Kentucky


Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- A man and a 14-year-old boy are dead and three people were missing Sunday after a boat capsized on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, officials said.Nine people were on board when the accident

San Francisco Woman Shot, Killed at Pier Reportedly Wasn't Intended Target


A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The man suspected of shooting and killing a woman at a popular San Francisco pier allegedly told police he wasn't targeting her bu

Woman Claims to Be Mother of Baby Found Abandoned on Side of Maryland Road


Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) -- A woman was being questioned by authorities in Anne Arundel, Mary

Maryland Police Seek to Identify Baby Found Abandoned on Side of Road


Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) -- Authorities in Anne Arundel, Maryland are looking for the parents

Inspectors Investigating Deck Collapse at North Carolina Beach House That Injure


iStock/Thinkstock(EMERALD ISLE, N.C.) -- Police and building inspectors are investigating what may have caused a deck to collapse at an Emerald Isle, North Carolina, beach house, injuring at least 14 people. Preliminary findings reveal the floor joists an

Three People Rescued From Crashed Car Before It Ignited


MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(PENNSAUKEN, N.J.) -- Good Samaritans helped rescue three people from a car that crashed in New Jersey, reportedly pulling them to safety just before the vehicle caught fire. A vehicle carrying a 20-year-old man, a 19-year-old wo

Escaped Prisoner David Sweat Taken From Hospital to Maximum-Security Five Points


New York State Police(ALBANY, N.Y.) -- After spending one week in the hospital, escaped prisoner and convicted murderer David Sweat was released from the Albany Medical Center Sunday morning and taken to the Five Points Correctional Facility in Romulus, N

Six Hurt in Lightning Strike in Louisiana


LukaTDB/iStock/Thinkstock(SABINE PARISH, La.) -- At least six people were injured following a lightning strike in Louisiana’s Sabine Parish, an official said. The incident occurred after 7 p.m. local time Saturday at Cypress Bend Park on Toledo Bend

Fireworks Land on Tree, Damage Two Homes in Sacramento


ABC News(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A person throwing fireworks may be to blame for damaging two homes and engulfing a tree in flames in Sacramento, California, according to fire department investigators. Someone apparently tossed fireworks into the air and i

Miniature Horse Tied for World's Tiniest Poised for Big Things


Itty Bitty Hope, a miniature horse, lives at Mini Hooves of Love. (Linda Woods)(MELISSA, Texas) -- Even for a miniature horse, Itty Bitty Hope is pretty small. Her height at birth -- just 14 inches -- was tied with the record of the smallest horse on reco

Guinness Names Blosom the Holstein the World's Tallest Ever Cow


Blosom was posthumously declared the tallest cow ever by Guinness World Records. Blosom stood 6' 4". She died in May on her owner's farm in Illinois. (Guinness World Records)(ORANGEVLLE, Ill.) -- It’s official. At 6-foot-4, Blosom is the world&rsquo

Deck Collapse at Beach House Injures at Least 14 People


iStock/Thinkstock(EMERALD ISLE, N.C.) -- At least 14 people were injured Saturday when a deck collapsed at a North Carolina beach house, officials said.According to Emerald Isle Police, members of a family were on a deck overlooking the ocean preparing to

Small Plane Crash-Lands on Crowded California Beach


Courtesy Jason Koons(CARLSBAD, Calif.) -- A small plane that was towing an advertising banner crash-landed Saturday on a crowded California beach, after its engine cut out.The single-engine Piper PA18 lost engine power shortly after 3 p.m. and landed on T

Sailboat Passengers Rescued After Being Stranded Off Florida Coast


iStock/Thinkstock(RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.) -- A man was recovering Saturday from severe sunburns after he and another person were rescued after spending nearly a week stranded at sea off the coast of Florida.The two people left St. Lucie County, Florida, in a

Pygmy Whale Washes Up on Texas Beach


Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network(SURFSIDE, Texas) -- A sick whale washed up on a Texas beach Friday.According to ABC News affiliate KTRK-TV, beachgoers found a sick pygmy sperm whale washed up on Surfside Beach on Friday. They immediately contacted t

Fourth of July: Joey Chestnut Loses Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest for First Ti


Joey Chestnut wins the Men's Division with 61 Hot Dogs at the 2014 Nathan's Famous 4th July International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island on July 4, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Bobby Bank/WireImage)(CONEY ISLAND, N.Y.)

One Killed, Two Injured in Medical Helicopter Crash in Colorado


Photo: Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue(FRISCO, Colo.) -- A medical helicopter crashed near a Colorado hospital on Friday, killing the pilot and injuring two other crew members.Flight for Life Colorado posted a message to their Facebook page, saying that the crash