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Community sends couple whose car accidentally started the Carr Fire in California messages of sympathy

(REDDING, Calif.) -- Instead of anger and hate, the couple who accidentally started the deadly Carr Fire in Redding, California, has been getting flooded with messages of love and support from the very community devastated by the fire.When Rachel Pilli heard that it was a couple whose trailer’s flat tire…... Read More

'He fooled us': Friends of man who allegedly killed pregnant wife, daughters speak out after shocking arrest

(DENVER) -- After Chris Watts' pregnant wife and two young daughters were reported missing in their Colorado town Monday, his friends, Nick and Amanda Thayer, rushed to his side.Watts even spent Tuesday night at the Thayers' home -- before Watts was arrested on Wednesday, accused of killing his wife, Shanann…... Read More

National Guard using Reaper drone to fight wildfires

(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) -- As wildfires rage across the state, about 1,000 California National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires.Massive wildfires, including the Mendocino Complex Fire and Carr Fire, currently cover about 760,000 acres of California -- the size of the state…... Read More

Ex-Baltimore police officer filmed beating man pleads not guilty

(BALTIMORE) -- A former Baltimore police officer caught on video repeatedly punching a man while on duty has pleaded not guilty to assault and misconduct charges.Arthur Williams, 25, appeared in-person for his initial court hearing on Wednesday after turning himself in the night before. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge ordered…... Read More

More than 300 newspapers to publish editorials in response to Trump's attack on media

(WASHINGTON) -- More than 300 newspapers plan on publishing editorials on Thursday pushing back against President Donald Trump’s ramped-up rhetoric against news media.“This dirty war on the free press must end,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe's editorial page deputy managing editor said in a statement obtained by ABC News. “It…... Read More

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

(DETROIT) -- Aretha Franklin, the pastor's daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. "It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of Aretha Louise Franklin, the…... Read More

Section of American WWII destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

(KISKA, Alaska) -- Some 75 years after an explosion from a Japanese mine ripped through the USS Abner Read, a team of scientists says they've discovered the missing stern hundreds of feet beneath the waves off the Alaskan Island of Kiska."This is a significant discovery that will shed light on…... Read More

Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose on K-2 at Connecticut park

(NEW HAVEN, N.H.) -- Connecticut police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park.First responders found numerous people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the morning…... Read More

Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say

(CAPE COD, Mass.) -- A beach on the coast of Cape Cod has been closed after a swimmer was bitten by a shark, officials said.The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon.The 61-year-old man appears to…... Read More

Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; police vow to 'not rest until we have the answers'

(FREDERICK, Colo.) -- A pregnant Colorado mother and her two young daughters have mysteriously vanished -- and local police are vowing to "not rest until we have the answers."Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters -- Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4 -- were reported missing on Monday, according to the…... Read More

Gun-toting 13-year-old runaway hit with stun gun by Alabama police, authorities say

(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Police used a Taser on a 13-year-old gun-toting runaway in Alabama, whom authorities say fled from police as they approached him and reached into his pocket before being shocked and taken into custody this morning.A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the teen's pocket, a Birmingham police…... Read More

Employee fired after booting black girls from New Jersey gift shop

(POINT PLEASANT, N.J) -- A New Jersey gift shop employee has been fired after she told seven black girls they were not welcome and ordered them to leave the store.A video posted online showing part of the Aug. 10 incident at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant Beach went…... Read More

Sexual assault survivors react to report condemning alleged abuse by hundreds of ‘predator priests’

(HARRISBURG, Pa.) -- Sexual assault survivors shared their stories after a Pennsylvania grand jury report accused hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of assaulting children.Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, several of them detailed heart-wrenching accounts of alleged sexual abuse against 301 priests across six of the state’s eight dioceses.“Who would’ve…... Read More

'Bittersweet day' as Stoneman Douglas students return to school 6 months after mass shooting: Superintendent

(PARKLAND, Fla.) -- Wednesday marked a "bittersweet day" for Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students who returned to class for the first time since the February massacre, the superintendent said."Everyone's glad to get back and be reunited," Broward County Schools Superintendent Robert Runcie said at a news conference Wednesday morning.…... Read More