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Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for ‘alt-right’ protest

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is asking the federal government to cancel the permit for an "alt right" rally scheduled for Sunday, saying it could make a difficult situation worse, after two men were stabbed to   ... Read More

91-year-old Korean War vet has been playing taps since high school

Courtesy Hayes Family(STRATFORD, Wisc.) -- For decades, trumpet player Elmer Hayes has been honoring fallen service members with taps.

Hayes, 91, knows the 24-note soundtrack well. The Korean War veteran from Stratford, Wisconsin, has been playing taps on Memorial   ... Read More

Show ponies break loose, injure 3 at Wisconsin Memorial Day parade

iStock/Thinkstock(ELM GROVE, Wisc.) -- Three people were injured while watching a Memorial Day parade in Wisconsin after show ponies broke loose from their handlers and ran into the crowd, police said.

The ponies, which were pulling a wooden carriage   ... Read More

Navy SEAL killed in parachute accident honored at Memorial Day ceremony

Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Navy SEAL who died during a parachute demonstration on Sunday was honored at the Memorial Day service held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

The Navy   ... Read More

Stranger buys soldier’s $350 plane ticket so he can see family for Memorial Day weekend

Courtesy Jennifer Tilson (GRANITE CITY, Ill.) -- A 19-year-old U.S. Army soldier was reunited with his family thanks to a good Samaritan who paid for him to travel home.

Keaton Tilson returned to Granite City, Illinois, for the first time   ... Read More

Investigators seek motive in Mississippi shooting rampage that left eight dead

iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Investigators have yet to determine what triggered a 35-year-old man to allegedly kill a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in a shooting rampage in rural Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend.

The suspect, Willie Corey Godbolt,   ... Read More

Portland stabbing survivor’s mom meets hero who saved her son’s life

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The mother of a stabbing victim was able to meet the hero who saved her son's life on Sunday.

Margie Fletcher's 21-year-old son, Micah Fletcher, is still in the hospital after being injured in a stabbing   ... Read More

Severe weather casts shadow over Memorial Day weekend for parts of US

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, bouts of severe weather are having a big impact on Americans marking Memorial Day weekend.

A man and a woman died and another woman is still missing after their car was swept   ... Read More

Girl targeted with hate speech before Portland stabbing rampage asks for privacy

Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A young woman who was targeted with suspected hate speech in Oregon Friday before her attacker allegedly went on a deadly stabbing rampage asked for privacy and time to heal from the traumatic   ... Read More

New video captures kayaker’s close encounter with shark in California’s Monterey Bay

Gene Mace Jr./Storyful(NEW YORK) -- A newly-released video depicts the harrowing moment a great white shark confronts a kayaker in California's Monterey Bay.

The shark knocked the kayaker into the water during the terrifying encounter, which took place this   ... Read More

Navy SEAL killed in parachuting accident during Fleet Week

iStock/Thinkstock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- A member of the Navy SEAL Elite Parachute team "The Leap Frogs" was killed in a parachuting accident during Fleet Week Sunday in Jersey City, New Jersey.

According to Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy   ... Read More

Two dead, one missing after Missouri flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Missouri) -- Two people are dead and one person is missing following flooding in the popular family tourist destination of Branson, Missouri, according to a spokesperson for the city.

The spokesperson said that at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday   ... Read More

Portland fatal stabbings point to rise in hate speech, civil rights advocates say

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Civil rights advocates say the stabbings in Portland, Oregon, that left two people dead and one injured come amid an increase in incidents of hate speech and hate crimes around the country since the 2016 presidential   ... Read More

Virginia State Police agent shot and killed after traffic stop in Richmond

Virginia State Police(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A Virginia State Police special agent was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday night, officials said.Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, was riding with a police   ... Read More

Family of victim in fatal Oregon stabbing involving hate speech say he died in ‘act of bravery’

Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The family of one of the two men stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, in an incident allegedly involving hate speech said the victim, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, died in a "final act   ... Read More

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Portland mayor asks federal government to revoke permit for ‘alt-right’ protest

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The mayor of Portland, Oregon, is asking the federal government to cancel the permit for an "alt right" rally scheduled for Sunday, saying it could make a difficult situation worse, after two men were stabbed to   ... Read More

91-year-old Korean War vet has been playing taps since high school

Courtesy Hayes Family(STRATFORD, Wisc.) -- For decades, trumpet player Elmer Hayes has been honoring fallen service members with taps.

Hayes, 91, knows the 24-note soundtrack well. The Korean War veteran from Stratford, Wisconsin, has been playing taps on Memorial   ... Read More

Show ponies break loose, injure 3 at Wisconsin Memorial Day parade

iStock/Thinkstock(ELM GROVE, Wisc.) -- Three people were injured while watching a Memorial Day parade in Wisconsin after show ponies broke loose from their handlers and ran into the crowd, police said.

The ponies, which were pulling a wooden carriage   ... Read More

Navy SEAL killed in parachute accident honored at Memorial Day ceremony

Mohammed Elshamy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A Navy SEAL who died during a parachute demonstration on Sunday was honored at the Memorial Day service held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum in New York City.

The Navy   ... Read More

Stranger buys soldier’s $350 plane ticket so he can see family for Memorial Day weekend

Courtesy Jennifer Tilson (GRANITE CITY, Ill.) -- A 19-year-old U.S. Army soldier was reunited with his family thanks to a good Samaritan who paid for him to travel home.

Keaton Tilson returned to Granite City, Illinois, for the first time   ... Read More

Investigators seek motive in Mississippi shooting rampage that left eight dead

iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSON, Miss.) -- Investigators have yet to determine what triggered a 35-year-old man to allegedly kill a sheriff's deputy and seven other people in a shooting rampage in rural Mississippi over Memorial Day weekend.

The suspect, Willie Corey Godbolt,   ... Read More

Portland stabbing survivor’s mom meets hero who saved her son’s life

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The mother of a stabbing victim was able to meet the hero who saved her son's life on Sunday.

Margie Fletcher's 21-year-old son, Micah Fletcher, is still in the hospital after being injured in a stabbing   ... Read More

Severe weather casts shadow over Memorial Day weekend for parts of US

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Across the country, bouts of severe weather are having a big impact on Americans marking Memorial Day weekend.

A man and a woman died and another woman is still missing after their car was swept   ... Read More

Girl targeted with hate speech before Portland stabbing rampage asks for privacy

Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A young woman who was targeted with suspected hate speech in Oregon Friday before her attacker allegedly went on a deadly stabbing rampage asked for privacy and time to heal from the traumatic   ... Read More

New video captures kayaker’s close encounter with shark in California’s Monterey Bay

Gene Mace Jr./Storyful(NEW YORK) -- A newly-released video depicts the harrowing moment a great white shark confronts a kayaker in California's Monterey Bay.

The shark knocked the kayaker into the water during the terrifying encounter, which took place this   ... Read More

Navy SEAL killed in parachuting accident during Fleet Week

iStock/Thinkstock(JERSEY CITY, N.J.) -- A member of the Navy SEAL Elite Parachute team "The Leap Frogs" was killed in a parachuting accident during Fleet Week Sunday in Jersey City, New Jersey.

According to Rear Adm. Jack Scorby, Commander, Navy   ... Read More

Two dead, one missing after Missouri flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Missouri) -- Two people are dead and one person is missing following flooding in the popular family tourist destination of Branson, Missouri, according to a spokesperson for the city.

The spokesperson said that at around 9:20 p.m. Saturday   ... Read More

Portland fatal stabbings point to rise in hate speech, civil rights advocates say

iStock/Thinkstock(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- Civil rights advocates say the stabbings in Portland, Oregon, that left two people dead and one injured come amid an increase in incidents of hate speech and hate crimes around the country since the 2016 presidential   ... Read More

Virginia State Police agent shot and killed after traffic stop in Richmond

Virginia State Police(RICHMOND, Va.) -- A Virginia State Police special agent was shot and killed after conducting a traffic stop in Richmond, Virginia, on Friday night, officials said.Special Agent Michael T. Walter, 45, was riding with a police   ... Read More

Family of victim in fatal Oregon stabbing involving hate speech say he died in ‘act of bravery’

Multnomah County Sheriffs Office(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- The family of one of the two men stabbed to death in Portland, Oregon, in an incident allegedly involving hate speech said the victim, 23-year-old Taliesin Myrddin Namkai-Meche, died in a "final act   ... Read More

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