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Nine-year-old killed, both parents wounded in mass shooting at family gathering

kali9/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- A child was killed and at least 10 other people were injured, including a 1-year-old and an 8-year-old, when gunfire broke out at a family gathering in Chicago, according to police.No suspects have been arrested in the mass shooting that erupted Saturday night on the city's South Side, and police are asking for the public's help in identifying those who might be responsible for the shooting.Deputy Chief Don Jerome said the shooting was likely gang-related."This was not […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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Two dead bodies recovered amid investigation into missing Kansas moms: Police

Veronica Butler, 27, and Jilian Kelley, 39, are seen in undated photos released on March 31, 2024, by the Texas County Sheriff’s Department. -- Texas County Sheriff’s Department(GUYMON, Okla.) -- Police recovered two dead bodies in rural Texas amid the investigation into the disappearance of two mothers from Kansas who went missing in Oklahoma, authorities announced Sunday.The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation, the FBI and the Texas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement on X that the bodies will […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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FBI opens criminal investigation into Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse: Sources

A crane works on the debris of the Francis Scott Key Bridge on March 29, 2024 in Baltimore. -- Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images(BALTIMORE) -- The FBI is investigating whether there was any criminal wrongdoing in the crash that brought down the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore in March, according to two sources familiar with the matter.The probe will look at whether the crew left port with the knowledge something could be wrong with the ship, according to a source.On Monday […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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Trump hush money trial live updates: Court may start with hearing on Trump testifying

Former US President Donald Trump waves as he departs Trump Tower for Manhattan Criminal Court, to attend the first day of his trial for allegedly covering up hush money payments linked to extramarital affairs, in New York City on April 15, 2024. -- CHARLY TRIBALLEAU/AFP via Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Former President Donald Trump is on trial in New York City, where he is facing felony charges related to a 2016 hush money payment to adult film actress Stormy Daniels. […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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Two officers shot and killed while investigating stolen vehicle in Salina, New York

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images(SALINA, N.Y.) -- A sheriff's deputy and a police officer have died after shots were fired as they investigated a stolen vehicle in Salina, New York, officials confirmed early Monday morning.A Syracuse police officer and an Onondaga County sheriff's deputy were initially taken to a local hospital in critical condition following the shooting, officials said earlier. Both were pronounced dead at University Hospital, a police official said Monday morning.The person authorities consider the prime suspect in the case […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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‘Rust’ armorer Hannah Gutierrez to be sentenced for fatal on-set shooting

Mint Images/Getty Images(SANTA FE, N.M.) -- Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez is set to be sentenced on Monday for involuntary manslaughter in the 2021 fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the New Mexico set.She faces up to 18 months in prison for the felony conviction.Her attorneys asked for probation in a sentencing memorandum filed last week, citing her "complete lack of prior criminal history" and "relative youth." Prosecutors meanwhile requested a sentence of 18 months with the designation of serious […]

todayApril 15, 2024

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Severe thunderstorms could bring damaging winds from Great Lakes to Northeast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Severe thunderstorms may bring damaging winds from the Great Lakes to the Northeast on Sunday, with a more widespread threat in the Heartland early in the week. Sunday afternoon, strong to severe storms are expected to flare up along a cold front that will sweep across the Great Lakes and into the Northeast. Most of the action looks to be later in the afternoon and into the evening hours.From Ohio to Connecticut -- including nearly all […]

todayApril 13, 2024

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Librarians say they face threats, lawsuits, jail fears over ongoing book battles

Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images(BOISE, Id. ) -- Librarians across the country say they’ve become targets in the ongoing battles over books – but the attacks have escalated beyond just calls to remove materials from library shelves.Several librarians told ABC News they’re facing threats of physical violence, lawsuits and criminal charges for having what some say is “inappropriate” content in libraries and schools where children can access the materials.“We had people threatening to burn down our building,” said […]

todayApril 13, 2024

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Lincoln University administrator’s suicide spotlights Black women’s struggles in higher education

Mireya Acierto/ Getty Images(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) -- When Antoinette "Bonnie" Candia-Bailey, the former vice president of student affairs at Lincoln University in Missouri, died by suicide on Jan. 8, the tragedy brought attention to the difficulties and obstacles that many Black women report experiencing in higher education.Candia-Bailey, who received a termination letter from the historically Black university on Jan. 3, had previously accused the school's president, John Moseley, of bullying, harassment and discrimination."It was shocking," Nikole Hannah-Jones, the Knight Chair […]

todayApril 13, 2024

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