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Military helicopter crashes in Mississippi during routine training flight

Kali9/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A military helicopter crashed in northeast Mississippi on Friday afternoon during a routine training flight, according to the Mississippi National Guard.The AH-64 Apache crashed in Prentiss County around 2 p.m. Possible casualties have not been confirmed, the Mississippi National Guard said in a statement.This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.Copyright © 2024, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Alabama women describe heartbreak over IVF treatments stopping following court ruling on embryos

Carlos Duarte/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Since last year, Jasmine York, 34, and her husband have been trying to have a baby. The couple, both nurses, began freezing embryos before they got married in March 2023.York had her first embryo transfer in August 2023, but the transfer failed, she told ABC News.Determined to grow their family, the couple tried again, and they are currently undergoing their second round of in-vitro fertilization, or IVF.But, after the Alabama Supreme Court issued a new […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Suspect in University of Colorado dorm murders had AK-47-style assault rifle when arrested: Prosecutors

Mint Images/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A student at the University of Colorado - Colorado Springs who is accused of gunning down two people in a dorm room had an AK-47-style assault rifle and a handgun in his car when he was arrested, according to prosecutors.Nicholas Jordan was arrested on Monday and charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the deaths of his roommate, Samuel Knopp, and Celie Rain Montgomery, who were found shot dead on Feb. 16, according to […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Black farmer looks to rethink stigma of picking cotton

Kelli Merrick/500px/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Old images of African Americans picking cotton remind many of the oppression suffered by generations of Black slaves before the Emancipation Proclamation. For Black Americans in particular, their history with this famous crop, that helps clothe the world, is complicated.Now Julius Tillery, a Black cotton farmer in North Carolina, is working to turn cotton’s painful story with Black Americans into an affirmation of the economic progress that his community has achieved over the years.“If […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Trump files several motions to dismiss his classified documents case

Former President Donald Trump leaves the courtroom on the third day of his civil fraud trial at New York State Supreme Court on Oct. 4, 2023, in New York. -- Spencer Platt/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former President Donald Trump's legal team on Thursday filed a series of motions to dismiss the classified documents case brought by special counsel Jack Smith.The four motions argue that the case should be dismissed on the grounds of presidential immunity; that Smith's appointment as special […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Three University of Wyoming swimmers killed in car crash

PBNJ Productions/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Three members of the University of Wyoming swimming and diving team have died in a single-vehicle crash, according to the school.The accident happened on U.S. Highway 287, about 10 miles south of the Wyoming-Colorado border Thursday afternoon, according to the University of Wyoming. Two other members of the men's swimming and diving team were injured in the crash but their injuries are not believed to be life-threatening.The crash happened between Livermore and Virginia Dale, Colorado, […]

todayFebruary 23, 2024

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Texas county issues disaster declaration ahead of April total solar eclipse

Edwin Remsberg/Getty Images(KILLEEN, Texas) -- A small county in Texas is bracing for a state of emergency when hundreds of thousands of skywatchers are expected to flock to the South for the total solar eclipse in April.Bell County Judge David Blackburn issued a local disaster declaration this week, ahead of the April 8 natural phenomenon, saying the county's population of 400,000 residents is expected to double in tourists.The declaration allows Bell County to coordinate with the state's Department of Emergency […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

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Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg slams Arizona prosecutor who won’t extradite murder suspect: ‘Political games’

Surprise Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg criticized his Maricopa County, Arizona, counterpart who doesn't want to extradite a New York City murder suspect, saying she's playing "political games in a murder case."Raad Almansoori, 26, is in custody in Arizona, where he is charged in two stabbings. He is also the suspect in the death of Denisse Oleas-Arancibia, 38, who was found beaten and strangled at New York's SoHo 54 Hotel earlier this month.Bragg said he learned […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

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Foul play suspected after woman who went for a run on university campus found dead: School

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images(ATHENS, Ga.) -- Foul play is suspected after a woman who went for a run on the University of Georgia's Athens campus was found dead Thursday, school officials said.A friend reported the woman missing shortly after noon after she failed to return home from a run at the school's intramural fields earlier that morning, the university said.University police officers subsequently found her in a wooded area behind a lake near the fields "unconscious and not breathing" with "visible […]

todayFebruary 22, 2024

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