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Bystander Says Good Samaritan Was Right to Shoot Trooper's Assailant

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iStock/Thinkstock(SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.) — A Scottsdale, Arizona former medic who helped a trooper ambushed during a traffic stop said a Good Samaritan who shot and killed the officer’s assailant “did whatRead More

Woman Abducted 18 Years Ago as a Newborn Found Living in Another State

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ABC News(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — Authorities have found and identified a woman in South Carolina who was abducted from a Florida hospital more than 18 years ago as a newborn baby.Read More

Five Takeaways from Scathing Department of Justice Report on Chicago Policing

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — Federal investigators have determined that the Chicago Police Department has violated the constitutional rights of citizens for years in numerous ways, such as using excessive force, permitting raciallyRead More

Feds Launch New Rail Crossing Safety Campaign with Striking Video

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Federal Railroad Administration(WASHINGTON) — The Department of Transportation kicked off a new railroad crossing safety campaign on Friday with a striking new video. The ad, a collaborative effort between theRead More

Driver Allegedly Used License Plate Concealer to Avoid Toll: Authorities

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iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) — A driver went to great lengths just to avoid paying a $1.25 toll in Orlando, Florida, according to the Florida Highway Patrol (FHP). Before going through anRead More

Two Flight Attendants Fall Ill Aboard Alaska Airlines Flight

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Alaska Airlines(SAN JOSE, Calif.) — At least two Alaska Airlines flight attendants became ill Thursday night after coming into contact with an unknown substance on board their flight, according toRead More

Hospitalized Mother Identified in Baltimore House Fire That Killed Six Children

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — A mother who lost six of her young children in a fire that tore through her family’s home in Baltimore this week has been identified by authorities asRead More

Dead Whale Washes Ashore at End of LaGuardia Airport Runway

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City’s LaGuardia Airport had an unexpected arrival Thursday afternoon: A dead whale. The 15-foot minke whale washed ashore in Flushing Bay and was discovered onRead More

Authorities Investigate Video Showing Dog Chained to Moving Trailer

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Thinkstock/iStock(FLAGLER COUNTY, Fla.) — Authorities in Florida have launched an investigation after a video emerged on Facebook of a dog chained to the top of a crate being towed byRead More

Oklahoma, Missouri Declare States of Emergency Before Winter Storms

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Thinkstock/iStock(OKLAHOMA CITY) — Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin has declared a state of emergency for all 77 counties in the state due to forecasted severe winter weather. A statement issued byRead More