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Victims identified in Missouri duck boat tragedy

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Authorities released the names on Friday night of those who died in the duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.

Nine of the victims came from the same family -- the Coleman family   ... Read More

Heavy rain, thunderstorms bring risk of flash flooding along East Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Several clusters of thunderstorms are threatening the eastern U.S. on Saturday, with rain expected much of the day and the possibility for severe weather.

One cluster is over Arkansas early Saturday and moving toward Mississippi,   ... Read More

Protest movements continue five years after Black Lives Matter

Brian Blanco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a grand jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi created #BlackLivesMatter to start a broader conversation about racism in   ... Read More

Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

peangdao/iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- The pool employee who allegedly told children wearing hijabs that they could not go into a public pool has been reassigned as tensions over accusations in Delaware continue to make waves.

The leaders of a Muslim   ... Read More

Former President George HW Bush’s cardiologist fatally shot

aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Houston police are searching for the suspect who fatally shot the prominent cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush.

Dr. Mark Hausknecht was riding his bike Friday when he was shot and killed, according to Houston   ... Read More

Family accuses Indiana officers who restrained teen of going too far: ‘I was trying to break free because I couldn’t breathe’

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A teen and his family accused Indiana police of excessive force for how they restrained the boy during an altercation at a festival where police accused him of slapping away an officer’s arm.

"He didn't try   ... Read More

4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

mrdoomits/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Conn.) -- A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Many details in the deadly tragedy remain unknown, including   ... Read More

How the Missouri duck boat capsize unfolded amid weather warnings

Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Investigators are working to find out what caused a duck boat in Missouri to capsize on a lake Thursday night, killing 17 passengers and injuring seven others.

How the weather impacted the   ... Read More

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging buildings, overturning cars and rupturing gas lines.

Marshalltown, Iowa, suffered major   ... Read More

Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island's South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday.

But experts have been unable   ... Read More

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) -- A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Seven others were injured when   ... Read More

Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died.

The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the   ... Read More

Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

hawkfromnorwalk/Twitter(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Tornadoes have touched down in central Iowa, displacing families and causing destruction across multiple counties.

At least 10 people were injured and sent to the hospital. They were later released after suffering minor injuries, police   ... Read More

Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly   ... Read More

‘I pray for our cops every day’: Law enforcement deaths spiking, guns No. 1 cause

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When New York State Police trooper Nicholas Clark responded to a reported suicidal person barricaded in a home this month, the suspect gunned him down before taking his own life.

"A 29-year-old trooper, a stellar trooper   ... Read More

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Victims identified in Missouri duck boat tragedy

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Authorities released the names on Friday night of those who died in the duck boat tragedy at Table Rock Lake near Branson, Missouri.

Nine of the victims came from the same family -- the Coleman family   ... Read More

Heavy rain, thunderstorms bring risk of flash flooding along East Coast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Several clusters of thunderstorms are threatening the eastern U.S. on Saturday, with rain expected much of the day and the possibility for severe weather.

One cluster is over Arkansas early Saturday and moving toward Mississippi,   ... Read More

Protest movements continue five years after Black Lives Matter

Brian Blanco/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- After a grand jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in July 2013, Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza and Opal Tometi created #BlackLivesMatter to start a broader conversation about racism in   ... Read More

Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

peangdao/iStock/Thinkstock(WILMINGTON, Del.) -- The pool employee who allegedly told children wearing hijabs that they could not go into a public pool has been reassigned as tensions over accusations in Delaware continue to make waves.

The leaders of a Muslim   ... Read More

Former President George HW Bush’s cardiologist fatally shot

aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- Houston police are searching for the suspect who fatally shot the prominent cardiologist who treated former President George H.W. Bush.

Dr. Mark Hausknecht was riding his bike Friday when he was shot and killed, according to Houston   ... Read More

Family accuses Indiana officers who restrained teen of going too far: ‘I was trying to break free because I couldn’t breathe’

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A teen and his family accused Indiana police of excessive force for how they restrained the boy during an altercation at a festival where police accused him of slapping away an officer’s arm.

"He didn't try   ... Read More

4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

mrdoomits/iStock/Thinkstock(WEST HAVEN, Conn.) -- A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said.

Many details in the deadly tragedy remain unknown, including   ... Read More

How the Missouri duck boat capsize unfolded amid weather warnings

Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Investigators are working to find out what caused a duck boat in Missouri to capsize on a lake Thursday night, killing 17 passengers and injuring seven others.

How the weather impacted the   ... Read More

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging buildings, overturning cars and rupturing gas lines.

Marshalltown, Iowa, suffered major   ... Read More

Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island's South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday.

But experts have been unable   ... Read More

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) -- A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol said.

Seven others were injured when   ... Read More

Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died.

The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the   ... Read More

Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

hawkfromnorwalk/Twitter(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Tornadoes have touched down in central Iowa, displacing families and causing destruction across multiple counties.

At least 10 people were injured and sent to the hospital. They were later released after suffering minor injuries, police   ... Read More

Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly   ... Read More

‘I pray for our cops every day’: Law enforcement deaths spiking, guns No. 1 cause

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- When New York State Police trooper Nicholas Clark responded to a reported suicidal person barricaded in a home this month, the suspect gunned him down before taking his own life.

"A 29-year-old trooper, a stellar trooper   ... Read More

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