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White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) -- White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime.

King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd,   ... Read More

Delphi girls’ double murder: Police explain mysterious change in person of interest sketch

Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) -- The Indiana State Police is now clarifying why the first sketch of the person of interest in the mysterious Delphi double murder looks so different from the man in the new suspect sketch released   ... Read More

Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund; charge parents with murder

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) -- Missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.

Both of AJ's parents gave information that led to   ... Read More

17 students from an Ohio high school earn perfect ACT scores

Cincinnati Public Schools(CINCINNATI) -- A perfect score on a standardized test is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

Walnut Hills High School in Ohio found 17 reasons to celebrate.

Cincinnati Public Schools announced in a press release that 17 students from   ... Read More

California bans racial discrimination against employees with natural hairstyles

iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- California has joined other states in ending racial discrimination against people with natural hairstyles such as braids, twists and afros.

On Monday, the Senate passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural   ... Read More

16 alleged child predators used social media to lure kids for sex throughout New Jersey

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Sixteen men were arrested on Wednesday in New Jersey where a statewide crackdown by multiple state law enforcement agencies on child sexual exploitation was called, "Operation Home Alone."

The men — including a Ridgewood, New Jersey,   ... Read More

Flash flooding, severe storms threaten Texas, Gulf Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A slow-moving storm system drenched Texas overnight with some areas getting as much as a half a foot of rain and causing flooding, stranded cars and water rescues.

Also, this storm system produced damaging winds   ... Read More

California driver mows down eigh pedestrians in ‘possibly intentional’ crash

iStock(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) -- A driver in California sped through an intersection and plowed into a group of pedestrians on Tuesday night, injuring at least eight people, including a 13-year-old.

The crash took place at about 6:30 p.m. in Sunnyvale,   ... Read More

Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

KVIA-TV(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) --  An armed militia group of private citizens has agreed to leave their encampment near the U.S.-Mexico border after officials expressed concerns about them brandishing weapons on public property.

"They decided it wasn't worth the fight,"   ... Read More

Bodycam video released in shooting of unarmed woman near Yale University

Connecticut State Police(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Newly released body camera video has shed new light into an officer-involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s prompted protests.Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the torso on April 16 in New   ... Read More

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett ‘hoax’ attack sue the ‘Empire’ actor’s lawyers

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) --  The two Chicago brothers who claim Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage what police deemed a "hoax" attack filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's lawyers.Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo filed   ... Read More

Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

Topeka Zoo(TOPEKA, Kan.) -- A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal's enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and "one of the most experienced   ... Read More

Baby girl dies after being left in family car for hours in possible hot car case: Police

KNXV-TV(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- An 18-month-old girl died after she was left in her family's car for several hours, Arizona authorities said.The child's death is being investigated as a possible hot car case, said police in Glendale, where the   ... Read More

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

AmyKerk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.   ... Read More

24-year-old Wisconsin man Manuel Franco is winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot: ‘It feels like a dream’

LPETTET/iStock (NEW BERLIN, Wis.) -- Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco is the winner of last month's $768.4 million Powerball jackpot -- the third-largest lottery amount in U.S. history."It feels like a dream," Franco, 24, said at a press conference Tuesday.   ... Read More

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White supremacist executed for killing black man by dragging him behind truck

Rattankun Thongbun/iStock(JASPER, Texas) -- White supremacist John William King was executed on Wednesday, more than 20 years after he killed James Byrd Jr. in a horrifying hate crime.

King was one of three white men convicted of murdering Byrd,   ... Read More

Delphi girls’ double murder: Police explain mysterious change in person of interest sketch

Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) -- The Indiana State Police is now clarifying why the first sketch of the person of interest in the mysterious Delphi double murder looks so different from the man in the new suspect sketch released   ... Read More

Police find body of missing 5-year-old Andrew ‘AJ’ Freund; charge parents with murder

Fedorovekb/iStock(CRYSTAL LAKE, Ill.) -- Missing 5-year-old Andrew "AJ" Freund is believed to be found dead, nearly one week after he vanished from his Crystal Lake, Illinois, home, police said Wednesday.

Both of AJ's parents gave information that led to   ... Read More

17 students from an Ohio high school earn perfect ACT scores

Cincinnati Public Schools(CINCINNATI) -- A perfect score on a standardized test is an accomplishment worth celebrating.

Walnut Hills High School in Ohio found 17 reasons to celebrate.

Cincinnati Public Schools announced in a press release that 17 students from   ... Read More

California bans racial discrimination against employees with natural hairstyles

iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- California has joined other states in ending racial discrimination against people with natural hairstyles such as braids, twists and afros.

On Monday, the Senate passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural   ... Read More

16 alleged child predators used social media to lure kids for sex throughout New Jersey

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Sixteen men were arrested on Wednesday in New Jersey where a statewide crackdown by multiple state law enforcement agencies on child sexual exploitation was called, "Operation Home Alone."

The men — including a Ridgewood, New Jersey,   ... Read More

Flash flooding, severe storms threaten Texas, Gulf Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A slow-moving storm system drenched Texas overnight with some areas getting as much as a half a foot of rain and causing flooding, stranded cars and water rescues.

Also, this storm system produced damaging winds   ... Read More

California driver mows down eigh pedestrians in ‘possibly intentional’ crash

iStock(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) -- A driver in California sped through an intersection and plowed into a group of pedestrians on Tuesday night, injuring at least eight people, including a 13-year-old.

The crash took place at about 6:30 p.m. in Sunnyvale,   ... Read More

Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

KVIA-TV(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) --  An armed militia group of private citizens has agreed to leave their encampment near the U.S.-Mexico border after officials expressed concerns about them brandishing weapons on public property.

"They decided it wasn't worth the fight,"   ... Read More

Bodycam video released in shooting of unarmed woman near Yale University

Connecticut State Police(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Newly released body camera video has shed new light into an officer-involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s prompted protests.Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the torso on April 16 in New   ... Read More

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett ‘hoax’ attack sue the ‘Empire’ actor’s lawyers

Nuccio DiNuzzo/Getty Images(CHICAGO) --  The two Chicago brothers who claim Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage what police deemed a "hoax" attack filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's lawyers.Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo filed   ... Read More

Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

Topeka Zoo(TOPEKA, Kan.) -- A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal's enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and "one of the most experienced   ... Read More

Baby girl dies after being left in family car for hours in possible hot car case: Police

KNXV-TV(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- An 18-month-old girl died after she was left in her family's car for several hours, Arizona authorities said.The child's death is being investigated as a possible hot car case, said police in Glendale, where the   ... Read More

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

AmyKerk/iStock(NEW YORK) -- An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.   ... Read More

24-year-old Wisconsin man Manuel Franco is winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot: ‘It feels like a dream’

LPETTET/iStock (NEW BERLIN, Wis.) -- Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco is the winner of last month's $768.4 million Powerball jackpot -- the third-largest lottery amount in U.S. history."It feels like a dream," Franco, 24, said at a press conference Tuesday.   ... Read More

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