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Bartender Wins Lottery With Cash He Found on the Street


Chris Rogers/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A California bartender has won the lottery, all thanks to cash he found on the street.After Hubert Tang picked up a $20 bill on the street outside the San Francisco airport Wednesday, he went to a market in San

2 Dead After Storm Slams Washington State


Wavebreakmedia Ltd/iStock/ThinkStock(SEATTLE) -- A powerful storm system moved through parts of the northwest Saturday, leaving two dead and hundreds of thousands without power in Washington state.A man was killed in Gig Harbor when a tree fell onto his c

South Florida Prepares for What's Left of Tropical Storm Erika


iStock/Thinkstock(MIAMI) -- South Florida prepares for the remnants of Tropical Storm Erika.After Tropical Storm Erika dissipated over Cuba Saturdy morning, South Floridians prepared for the leftover heavy rain, flooding, and winds.Florida Governor Rick S

For Slain Texas Deputy, Law Enforcement Was 'His Calling,' Brother-in-Law Says


Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- For deputy Darren Goforth, who was shot and killed at a Texas gas station Friday, law enforcement was "his calling," his brother-in-law told ABC News.Goforth, a Harris County Sheriff's deputy, was filling up his

Memorial Service Held in New Orleans on Tenth Anniversary of Katrina


Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images(NEW ORLEANS) -- Local leaders and residents attended a memorial service on Saturday for the 10 year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina making landfall.The ceremony took place at the Hurricane Katrina Memorial, a mausoleum fo

Mountain Lion Captured After Jumping on Mechanic Opening up Shop


MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took o

Person of Interest Taken in For Questioning in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheri


(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A person of interest has been taken in for questioning in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas F

Suspect Arrested in Murder of Harris County, TX Sheriff's Deputy


(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities said.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas, when a man came from behind and fired mult

Virginia Shooter's Ex-Boss Tells of His 'Abrasive' Behavior


iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News.Dan Dennison, the news direct

Women Who Survived 5 Days in Wilderness: 'We're Too Young to Die'


KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As friends Laura Sherman and Denise Diaz spent five days lost in the northern California wilderness, they said they thought to themselves, "We're too young to die.""We've got to live to have grandchildren," Sherman, 57, told ABC N

Inside On-Air Shooter Vester Flanagan's Sparse Apartment


iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and tele

Family Fights to Save Tree House Built in Memory of Late Father


KABC-TV(ROSSMOOR, Calif.) -- A family from Rossmoor, California, is fighting to save a three-story tree house they built in front of their home in memory of their dad, who recently passed away in a surfing accident.Joni Doherty told ABC News that the tree

FAA Approves Use of First-Ever Paper Airplane Drone


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially.Under FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. However, the

Pilot Dies Practicing for the New York Air Show


iStock/Thinkstock(GOSHEN, N.Y.) -- A pilot has died after practicing for an air show.According to a statement from Orange County's Department of Emergency Services, a single-engine aircraft crashed at Stewart International Airport on Friday afternoon, kil

Emmett Till Remembered 60 Years After Brutal Slaying


Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Friday marked 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized

Owen Labrie Found Not Guilty of Felony Sexual Assault in Prep School Trial


ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assa