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Fire Chief IDs Firefighters Killed in Kansas City Blaze

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Monkey Business/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A fire chief choked back tears Tuesday morning as he identified the two veteran firefighters who died while fighting a blaze at an apartment buildingRead More

Border Patrol Cuts Use of Force by Nearly 40% over Two Years

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — America’s largest law enforcement agency has cut use of force incidents by nearly 40 percent since a new commissioner was appointed early in 2014. Violent encounters withRead More

Watch a Dazzling Halloween Display of 7,000 Jack-o'-Lanterns

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — One of the biggest Halloween attractions in New York is the Great Jack-o’-Lantern Blaze, which takes over a historic riverside colonial estate. More than 7,000 hand carvedRead More

NJ Attraction Lucy the Elephant Rejects PETA Offer

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iStock/Thinkstock(MARGATE, N.J.) — New Jersey icon Lucy the Elephant is in need of a makeover, but not from PETA. According to a statement released on the National Historic Landmark’s website,Read More

Umpqua Community College in Oregon Reopens After Shooting

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(ROSEBURG, Ore.) — Students at Umpqua Community College went back to school for the first time since a 20-year-old gunman opened fire nearly two weeks ago. As studentsRead More

Third Woman to Earn Ranger Tab Graduates Friday

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iStock/Thinkstock(FORT STEWART, Ga.) — Fort Benning spokesman Bob Purtiman confirms to ABC News that Major Lisa Jaster has become the third woman to graduate from Ranger School. She will beRead More

Smoking Credit Card Reader Forces Plane's Emergency Landing

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David McNew/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — An Alaska Air flight was forced to make an emergency landing in Buffalo, N.Y., Monday after a flight attendant’s credit card machine created smoke inRead More

Mean and Green: Electric Car Drivers Causing Static at Refueling Stations

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Stephan Zabel/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Thanks to the scarcity of the charging stations, electric car drivers in California are sparking fights in a growing trend. The New York Times reportsRead More

Florida Trucker Slammed by Waterspout Thought He 'Was in Hell'

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ABC News(TAMPA, Fla.) — A tornadic waterspout traveling on shore in Florida knocked over and lifted an 18-wheeler in Florida, leaving the driver thankful to be alive. The incident happenedRead More

‘Body’ on Detroit Woman’s Lawn Spooks Onlookers in Long-running Halloween Prank

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Crystal Miller(DETROIT) — Each morning LaRethia Haddon makes her coffee, sits in her window and watches as passersby gawk at the prone figure on the lawn of her Detroit home.Read More