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Bill Cosby to Be Deposed Friday Amid Mounting Sexual Assault Accusations

Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- Bill Cosby is set to be deposed Friday for the first time since a growing number of sexual abuse allegations have emerged against the actor.“In any deposition, we are permitted to ask any question that i

Texas Southern University Lockdown Lifted After Shooting Near Dorm

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Texas Southern University lifted its lockdown on Friday after two people were shot near a school residence hall, a rep for the school told ABC News.A statement instructed staff and students to remain in their classrooms until

Young Cousins Found Safe Day After They Went Missing from Campsite

David Stricker(CINCINNATI) -- Two young cousins were found safe today, officials said, one day after they were reported missing from a campsite in eastern Kentucky.The cousins, 5-year-old Michael Esposito and 7-year-old Adrian Ross, disappeared in the woo

A Breakdown of the 47 School Shootings So Far This Year

Scott Olson/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The deadly shooting at Northern Arizona University Friday  morning was the 47th shooting to take place on a school campus so far this year, according to data collected by gun control advocacy group Everytown for

Rival Rats Try to Steal Slice in Tug-of-War on NYC Subway Tracks

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More pizza rats were found on a subway track in New York City -- and it was caught on video.The video taken Thursday night at the 14th Street station shows a rodent, who very well may be the original Pizza Rat, carrying yet

Convicted TN Woman Denies Wanting Couple Dead After Social Media Feud

ABC News(MOUNTAIN CITY, Tenn.) -- A Tennessee woman in prison for the murders of a young couple with whom she had been feuding online said she didn't want them to die."I went through a lot with them, but I never wished them dead. I never wanted them dead,

Spencer Stone Awake and in 'Good Spirits' After Stabbing in California

John McDonnell/The Washington Post via Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Spencer Stone, a member of the U.S. Air Force who helped stop a terrorist attack on a Paris-bound train this August, is awake and in good spirits Friday after he was stabbed in Cal

Texas Southern University on Lockdown After Shooting Near Dorm

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Texas Southern University is on lockdown after two people were shot Friday near a school residence hall, a spokesperson for the school told ABC News.A statement instructed staff and students to remain in their classrooms unti

Body Camera Video Sheds Light on Cleveland Police Shooting

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- A recently released video from a police officer's body camera reveals the tense minutes that led up to officers in Cleveland fatally shooting an armed man in his home.In a statement released Tuesday, the Cuyahoga County Pro

Mars Mission: Inside NASA's Plan for Astronauts to Live on the Red Planet

Digital Vision/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — NASA has released a long-range report detailing its ambitions for sending astronauts to live on Mars, along with the obstacles the space agency will have to tackle to make reaching the Red Planet in the 2030s a

Nanny Charged with Stealing $280,000 from Boston Family

Suffolk County District Attorney(BOSTON) — A Boston nanny accused of allegedly stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the family that employed her now faces federal bank fraud charges, authorities said.Stephanie Fox, 30, worked for Grace Hei

Campus Shooting Came After Fight Between Two Groups of Students

iStock/Thinkstock(FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.) — A fight that broke out between two groups of students at Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus left one person dead and three hospitalized after one of the students shot the others with a handgun.

High School Football Players 'Pay It Forward,' Start Chain Reaction at Michigan

Courtesy Jill Gageby(ORION TOWNSHIP, Mich.) — After a Michigan football team had their meals paid for at a Michigan restaurant, they decided to "pay it forward."It all started on Tuesday when a group of six Lake Orion High School football players we

California Mother Convicted in Husband's 2012 Shooting Death

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN DIEGO) — A California mother was convicted of second-degree murder Thursday in the 2012 shooting death of her husband.Julie Harper, 42, cried after the jury announced its verdict. The jury reached its decision after five hours

Deadly Shooting Reported on Northern Arizona University's Flagstaff Campus

iStock/Thinkstock(FLAGSTAFF, Ariz.) — A deadly shooting occurred on Northern Arizona University’s Flagstaff campus early Friday morning, and the suspected shooter is in custody, according to a university spokesperson.One student died and four

5-Month-Old Girl Killed in Crossfire Highlights Surge in Gun Violence

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Five-month-old Aavielle Wakefield -- who was shot to death in Cleveland earlier this month -- was laid to rest on Thursday, with her heartbroken family crying as they walked behind her tiny, white coffin on the way to her g

Teen Makes Life-Saving Decision When Her Car Accelerator Gets Stuck

iStock/Thinkstock(GREEN BAY, Wis.) -- A police dispatcher from Green Bay helped save a Wisconsin teenager when her gas pedal stuck, all caught in 911 audio.Olivia Crooks, 16, said she left her high school parking lot in her car on Tuesday afternoon and th

Police Body Cam Shows Rescue of Undocumented Immigrants From 18-Wheeler

Frio County Sheriff's Office(SAN ANTONIO) -- Texas police officers found 39 undocumented immigrants in the back of an 18-wheeler truck, and the dramatic rescue was caught on the body cameras worn by officers.A federal grand jury indicted Drew Christopher

Shots Fired at Cleveland State University Apartment Building

iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- Shots were fired on Cleveland State University's campus early Thursday morning.According to ABC News affiliate WEWS-TV, Cleveland police are investigating a drive-by shooting between two cars that put bullet holes in an apa

Strangers Assist Tennessee Honeymooners Whose Car Breaks Down

WKRN-TV(GULF SHORES, Tenn.) -- Tennessee honeymooners experienced two acts of kindness in one day when their car broke down and strangers paid for their repairs.Whitney and Sean Moore of Columbia were on their honeymoon in Gulf Shores, Alabama, after thei

Injured Bear in NJ Who Walks Upright May Get New Home

Sabrina Pugsley (OAK RIDGE, N.J.) -- More than $15,000 has been raised by a campaign to get Pedals, a bear who roams a New Jersey town walking upright like a human due to injuries, a home at a wildlife sanctuary in New York.The black bear, who is missing

Dad and Son Dress as Disney Princesses, Bust Stereotypes

Disney(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Two parents are getting attention for saying "let it go" to gender stereotypes this Halloween.Paul Henson of Chesapeake, Va., posted a photo to Facebook of his three-year-old son Caiden in his Princess Elsa Halloween dress from

Florida Father Creates 'Daddy Daughter Hair Factory' Class

Courtesy Philippe Morgese(DAYTONA BEACH SHORES, Fla.) -- A Florida father is trying to change the world, one ponytail at a time.Phillipe Morgese of Daytona Beach Shores, Florida, became the top story on Reddit after photos he posted of a hairstyling class

French Train Hero Spencer Stone Stabbed in California

Stephen Lam/ Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — One of the three Americans who helped stop a terrorist attack on a train this August in France has been stabbed and is in stable condition, a defense department official confirmed to ABC News.Spencer S

American Who Helped to Stop French Train Attack Stabbed in California

Stephen Lam/ Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — One of the three Americans who helped to stop a terrorist attack on a train in France has been stabbed and is in stable condition, a defense department official confirmed to ABC News.Spencer Stone was

Raging Fire Sets at Least Five Boats Ablaze at Massachusetts Marina

Quincy Police @quincymapolice/Twitter(QUINCY, Mass.) -- Dozens of firefighters battled a two-alarm fire that spread across at least five boats at a marina in Quincy, Massachusetts, Thursday morning, according to the Quincy Police Department.The fire was f

WATCH: 17-Year-Old Girl Bails Out of Moving Car to Escape Abduction

Bridgeport Police Department(BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) — A teenage girl bailed out of a moving car to escape after she was abducted on her way to school in Bridgeport, Conn. in an incident captured on surveillance video, authorities said.Despite jumping ou

Malala Yousafzai Opens Up About New Film, Dating and Mission to Educate Girls

ABC News' Amy Robach sits down with Malala Yousafzai, and her father Ziauddin Yousafzai, ahead of the release of the new film, "He Named Me Malala." Credit: ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Malala Yousafzai is an international activist, bestselling author and the y