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Two struck and killed by Amtrak train outside Washington, DC

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Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — An investigation has been opened by authorities after two people were killed Tuesday night after being struck by an Amtrak train as it approached Union StationRead More

Venomous tarantulas and scorpions found in abandoned Texas apartment

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Mike L. Baird/Getty(HOUSTON) — Animal rescue workers in Houston seized dozens of venomous tarantulas and scorpions from a Houston apartment on Tuesday after their owner abandoned them, according to police.Read More

'Good Samaritan' targeted and beaten after helping lost toddler

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The Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) — A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamedRead More

"Big Bang Theory" star's home burns down in California wildfire

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki lost his ranch on California’s Central Coast on Monday, his publicist confirmed, when a massive wildfire torched nearly 1,600 acresRead More

'Good Samaritan' targeted and beaten after helping lost toddler

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The Lakeland Police Department(LAKELAND, Fla.) — A Florida man who police say was trying to help a missing toddler locate her parents over the weekend ended up beaten and shamedRead More

"Big Bang Theory" star's home burns down in California wildfire

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iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The Big Bang Theory star Johnny Galecki lost his ranch on California’s Central Coast on Monday, his publicist confirmed, when a massive wildfire torched nearly 1,600 acresRead More

No active shooter found at Alabama Army base, authorities say

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iStock/Thinkstock(HUNTSVILLE, Ala.) — Movements were restricted Tuesday afternoon at the Redstone Arsenal, an Army base in Huntsville, Alabama, as authorities investigated morning reports of an active shooter. Redstone Arsenal Col.Read More

One man killed, another injured in Florida lightning strike, authorities say

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iStock/Thinkstock(PEMBROKE PINES, Fla.) — An approximately 32-year-old man died in a lightning strike in Florida, and a second man at the scene was injured, according to authorities. The lightning strikeRead More

At least one US nuclear plant's computer system was hacked

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Federal authorities are investigating a breach into computer systems of at least one U.S. nuclear power plant, sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News. There isRead More

Three Chicago police officers indicted in shooting death of Laquan McDonald

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Three “current or former” Chicago police officers have been indicted on state felony charges related to the death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald, according to officials. The police officersRead More