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Several Injured After Rollover Bus Crash in Oregon


Oregon State Police(WOODBURN, Ore.) -- Several people were injured after a rollover bus crash in Oregon on Saturday morning.The commercial bus was heading south on Interstate 5 in Marion County when it lost control, went through the median and into a nort

Lawyer: Mansion Murder Suspect 'Doesn't Eat Pizza'


Prince George's County State's Attorney(WASHINGTON) -- A lawyer who plans to meet with the suspect in the D.C. mansion murders in jail on Saturday or Sunday told ABC News he believes the police have "blinders on" when it comes to the 34-year-old accused o

Shark Attacks Reported in Florida


iStock/Thinkstock(DAYTONA BEACH, Fla.) -- Sharks struck beach goers twice in Florida on Friday.One attack happened to a 19-year-old woman in waist-deep water in New Smyrna when a shark bit her foot, according to Volusia County Beach Safety Ocean Rescue. A

President Obama Signs Disaster Declaration for Texas


Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) -- President Obama declared Texas to have a "major disaster" on Saturday after the state was hit by severe storms, tornadoes, and flooding.According to the White House, the President has signed a disaster declaration and

Texas Officials Find Body of Young Boy Washed Away in House


iStock/Thinkstock(SAN ANTONIO) -- The body of Andrew McComb, 6, whose family was in a house washed away by floodwaters in Wimberley, Texas, has been found, a Hays County, Texas, official said Friday.Andrew, his sister, Leighton, 4, and his mother, Laura M

Traffic Killings In Colorado Linked, Police Say


Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) – Police in Northern Colorado say two fatal traffic shootings in the area now appear to be connected, based on their investigation. Cori Romero was shot as drove onto the freeway in Fort Collins on April 22nd.

Owner and Operator of Silk Road Sentenced to Life in Prison


Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) – The man who created and operated the “Silk Road” website that was used to traffic more than $200 million in illegal drugs and other goods and services was sentenced to life in prison Friday in New York.Ross

Jail or Pepper Spray: Judge Dishes Out Unusual Sentence


Kuzma/iStock/Thinkstock(PAINESVILLE, Ohio) --  A judge from an Ohio town named "Painesville" ordered a woman to be "pepper sprayed" in court Thursday by a man she attacked with the tear-inducing substance in order to give the victim a "feeling of ven

DOJ Closes Investigation Mississippi Hanging Death, No Charges Filed


An undated booking photo of Otis Byrd, 54. Mississippi Parole Board(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Justice said Friday that it would not pursue federal criminal civil rights charges in the death of Otis Byrd, a Mississippi man who was discovered hanging

US Military May Have Shipped Live Anthrax to Australia in 2008


Photo by George Frey/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A review of operations at the U.S. Army's Dugway Proving Ground in Utah has found that another batch of live anthrax that was shipped to Australia in 2008, U.S. officials said Friday.Like the previously rep

FBI Bulletin Urges Vigilance Over Another 'Anti-Islam' Event


Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(PHOENIX) -- Not even one month after two gunmen opened fire outside of an event in Texas celebrating artists’ portrayals of the Prophet Mohammad, the FBI is warning authorities across the country to be vigilant

Hudson River Kayak Case: Angelika Graswald Pleads Not Guilty


New York State Police(ORANGE COUNTY, N.Y.) -- Angelika Graswald pleaded not guilty Friday to charges that she intentionally killed her fiance, Vincent Viafore, on a kayaking trip on New York’s Hudson River last month. Graswald, 35, did not speak dur

Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Child Injured in Florida Bounce House


Brandon Burchett(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- A civil lawsuit filed against Fort Lauderdale, Florida claims that one of the three children injured in the Memorial Day beach bounce house incident suffered physical and mental trauma due to the city's negligenc

FAA Probing Reports of Drones, Green Lasers Over New York


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The skies have been less than friendly to several commercial flights traveling over New York recently.The Federal Aviation Administration said in a statement that it was investigating a report of an unmanned aircraft

Green Lasers Target Flights over New York


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.According to the FAA, the flights -- American 185, Shuttle Ame

Green Lasers 'Illuminate' Flights over New York


Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Pilots on four commercial flights reported being targeted by green lasers during flights over New York Thursday, the Federal Aviation Administration said.According to the FAA, the flights -- American 185, Shuttle Ame

Man Named 'God' Settles with Credit Agency He Sued


God Gazarov is seen in this undated photo posted to LinkedIn. Courtesy God Gazarov(NEW YORK) -- His prayers have been answered. A Brooklyn, New York man named God won a battle with the credit reporting agency Equifax, which finally recognized his na

Scripps National Spelling Bee Ends with Co-Champions


Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images(OXON HILL, Md.) -- The Scripps National Spelling Bee ended on Thursday night with not one, but two winners!Gokul Venkatachalam and Vanya Shivashankar were named co-champions Thursday night after running out of words.This wa

DOJ: Thousands Of Service Members Overpaid Their Student Loans, Will Be Repaid


MariaArefyeva/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) –  Thousands of service members will be getting paid back by their student loan company this June. But this isn't a paycheck, it's more like a rebate.That's because tens of thousands of service member

Army Investigated Bowe Bergdahl for Harassment, Found Allegations to Be False


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sa

Army Investigated Bowe Bergdahl for Harrassment, Found Allegations to Be False


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Bowe Bergdahl was investigated earlier this year following an allegation of harrassment, but the U.S. Army North said Thursday it cleared him of wrongdoing.Bergdahl was accused by a fellow soldier who lived in his barracks at Fort Sa

Puppets Wed California Couple


A California couple's "puppet wedding." Robert Orsa Photography(LOS ANGELES) -- A California duo who've been dating for fifteen years decided to tie the knot with a surprising crew. In front of unwitting friends and family, Tammy Caplan and Joe Gold wed,

Aurora Shooting Trial: James Holmes Admits 'Regrets' About Shooting in Psychiatr


Andy Cross/The Denver Post via Getty Images(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jurors in the trial of accused Aurora movie theater shooter James Holmes heard extensively from Holmes for the first time Thursday as the court played videos of his psychiatric intervie