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New study shows up to 43% of US households are not storing guns securely

Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Firearms are the leading cause of death in the United States for children aged 0-19 years, with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reporting over 4,700 pediatric gun-related deaths in 2021.Many of those deaths are unintentional.A new study published by the CDC described how often guns are stored in different U.S. states. Up to 43% of households store loaded guns, which is not considered safe, while half of the households that store guns […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Phoenix Police Department engaged in civil rights violations, DOJ finds

Getty Images - STOCK(PHOENIX) -- A damning new report from the Justice Department released Thursday has concluded that the Phoenix Police Department has engaged in a "pattern or practice of conduct" that "deprives people of their rights under the Constitution and federal law."A DOJ investigation found "systemic problems" within the department's policies, training, supervision and accountability systems that were "perpetuated" for years.In its report, the Justice Department found a spate of civil rights violations, including "unjustified deadly force," discrimination in […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Slain actor Johnny Wactor’s friends push for arrests; DA says police ‘have a number of leads’

ABC(LOS ANGELES) -- Family and friends of slain actor Johnny Wactor gathered at the downtown Los Angeles site where Wactor was shot to death to push for arrests in the unsolved case."I'm here because one of the best men -- if not the best man -- I've ever known, was tragically and brutally taken from this earth," Wactor's friend, Micah Parker, said at Wednesday's emotional news conference. "He was taken from his mother, his brothers, his extended family, his friends […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Cal State Los Angeles protesters enter administration building, staff told to shelter in place

KABC-TV(LOS ANGELES) -- Pro-Palestinian protesters at Cal State Los Angeles entered a campus building on Wednesday, taking over the ground floor, as "a small number" of administrators still inside were asked to shelter in place, campus officials said."I can confirm that there are still a small number of administrators in the building," said Erik Frost Hollins, a school spokesperson. "We are working through options to bring this fluid situation to the best resolution possible."The offices in the Student Services Building […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Eight climate protesters arrested during Congressional Baseball Game: Police

ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Eight climate protesters were arrested on Wednesday after being tackled on the field during the Congressional Baseball Game, U.S. Capitol Police said in a statement.The self-described "youth-led group," Climate Defiance, took credit for the protest and shared videos on X of protesters rushing the field, calling the "Chevron-sponsored" game "unconscionable."During the second inning, over half a dozen protesters hopped the fence to the field, wearing shirts stating, "END FOSSIL FUELS."Chants from the crowd of "USA!" drowned out […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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Will Trump go to prison for felony hush money conviction? Experts are split

Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during his campaign rally at Sunset Park on June 09, 2024 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Brandon Bell/Getty Images)(NEW YORK) -- After becoming the first former president to face criminal charges, Donald Trump faces another historic first next month: He could become the first former president in U.S. history to be ordered to prison when he's sentenced in his New York hush money case.Several experts told ABC News that the odds are […]

todayJune 13, 2024

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New video shows interrogation of Florida woman accused of fatally shooting neighbor

Getty Images - STOCK(OCALA, Fla.) -- The Marion County Sheriff's Office released video of detectives questioning Susan Lorincz, the Florida woman charged in the fatal shooting of Ajike "AJ" Owens, a Black mother of four who lived across the street from Lorincz.The video, released on Monday, showed the moment Lorincz, who is white, was arrested after an almost two-hour long interrogation four days after the fatal incident. Following the shooting, Lorincz told detectives she was acting in self-defense when she […]

todayJune 12, 2024

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Gov. DeSantis declares state of emergency in South Florida as heavy rain leads to ‘major flooding’

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.) -- Parts of southern Florida continued to get inundated with heavy rainfall Wednesday, with Gov. Ron DeSantis declaring a state of emergency tonight for several counties, including Broward, Collier, Lee, Miami-Dade and Sarasota.The National Weather Service in Miami said Wednesday evening that portions of Broward and Miami-Dade counties -- including Hallandale and Hollywood -- are continuing to see "life-threatening flooding" impacting homes, businesses and roads.Fort Lauderdale Mayor Dean Trantalis had previously declared a state of […]

todayJune 12, 2024

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Oklahoma girl becomes 1st pediatric patient to undergo robotic deep brain stimulation

Getty Images - STOCK(BETHANY, Okla.) -- An Oklahoma girl has become the first pediatric patient in the world to have robotic deep brain stimulation performed on her, two hospitals have announced.The patient, 8-year-old Karliegh Fry, suffers from rapid-onset primary dystonia, a neurological movement disorder that causes involuntary muscle contractions.Karleigh's condition initially left her paralyzed, unable to walk, eat or sit up on her own. She was put on several medications, which improved her condition slightly, but she was also left […]

todayJune 12, 2024

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