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8-year-old fatally shot in Houston after car crash
iStock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- An 8-year-old was fatally shot following a car crash in Houston, Texas, early Saturday morning.Three cars collided at an intersection near Sam Houston Parkway. The 8-year-old, traveling with the child's mother, survived the crash but was subsequently shot to death, officials told ABC owned-and-operated television station KTRK. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Chicago police arrest 81 in overnight raids, mostly for drug and weapons offenses
iStock/Thinkstock (CHICAGO) -- The Chicago Police Department conducted a series of overnight raids from Thursday into Friday that resulted in 81 arrests, mostly for drug- and weapons-related offenses, Supt. Eddie Johnson said Friday.The raids, focused on the city's South and West Side neighborhoods, were "focused on the underlying source of crime in these areas: the sale of narcotics," Johnson said at a press conference Friday afternoon. Of the 81 people arrested, Johnson said 61 are previously convicted felons, 49 are documented gang members, 19 have previously been arrested on gun charges, 14 are currently on parole, and 65 have been...
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Las Vegas firefighters responding to house fire resuscitate pet cat with CPR
North Las Vegas Fire Department (LAS VEGAS) -- A Las Vegas couple is grateful that their cat has nine lives, after their feline required CPR after being caught in a house fire Friday, officials said.The North Las Vegas Fire Department said it responded Friday afternoon to calls of a fire at a single-story, single-family home. The fire was extinguished and contained after about 37 minutes."There was one adult male and adult female, whom lived at the house but were not home at the time of the fire," the fire department said in a statementWhile the human occupants were never in...
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Authorities investigating whether Kansas triple shooting that killed one was a hate crime
iStock/Thinkstock (OLATHE, Kan.) — Authorities are investigating whether a triple shooting at a Kansas bar, which resulted in one death, was a hate crime.On Wednesday evening, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at Austin's Bar and Grill in Olathe, located about 20 miles southwest of Kansas City, said Olathe Police Chief Steven Menke.The suspect, Adam W. Purinton, was arrested in the early morning hours on Thursday in Clinton, Missouri and is being held on $2 million bond, said Johnson County District Attorney Steve Howe. Purinton had fled the scene of the shooting, according to Menke.Authorities said the...
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Man connected to Connecticut Amber Alert was deported in 2013, authorities say
iStock/Thinkstock (BRIDGEPORT, Conn.) -- The 39-year-old man suspected of murder and connected to an Amber Alert involving his 6-year-old daughter had been deported from the U.S. in 2013, according to federal authorities.Early Friday morning, an Amber Alert was issued in Bridgeport, Connecticut and several surrounding states after 6-year-old Aylin Sophia Hernandez had been reported missing, according to Pennsylvania State Police. The girl's father, Oscar Obedio Hernandez, a citizen of El Salvador, had been issued a final order of removal by an immigration judge on Oct. 29, 2013 and was removed by immigration officers in Hartford, Connecticut less than a month...
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Video captures police-involved shooting in DC that left man dead
Metropolitan Police Department (WASHINGTON) -- Police in Washington, D.C., continue to investigate a late-night shooting Thursday involving two officers and a civilian that was captured on video and then posted to social media.During a news conference Friday, authorities said that around 10:42 p.m. Thursday, two uniformed officers in an unmarked car were responding to earlier reports of gunshots when they approached a man in the capital's Northeast section.Police Chief Peter Newsham on Friday identified the man as 47-year-old Timothy Lionel Williams, whom he said ran and then stopped. He and the officers struggled and shots were fired, police said.All three...
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Authorities investigating Indiana murders receive thousands of tips from public
Indiana State Police (DELPHI, Ind.) — Authorities investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana have received over 1,900 tips since making an impassioned plea on Wednesday for people to come forward with information, a law enforcement source close to the investigation told ABC News Friday.The surge in tips followed the release of a new video clip retrieved from the cellphone of one of the victims, 14-year-old Liberty "Libby" German. When police played some audio from the clip at a news conference in the town of Delphi on Wednesday morning, reporters heard just three words from a deep voice: "Down...
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Fire at Florida mosque being investigated as arson
ABCNews.com (THONOTOSASSA, Fla.) -- Officials believe an early morning fire at a mosque in Florida was intentionally set, and the incident is being investigated as a hate crime.The Hillsbourgh County Fire Rescue received a call around 2:09 a.m. local time Friday about a fire at the Islamic Society of New Tampa in Thonotosassa. Firefighters put out the blaze and no one was hurt, though the building, commonly referred to as the New Tampa Mosque, suffered some property damage, officials said.Officials and mosque members said it appears someone tried to break into the building. There are marks on the door, which...
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Woman pens obituary on behalf of her sassy, 91-year-old grandmother
Courtesy Melissa Falter (POWELL, Ohio) -- An Ohio woman has penned an obituary on behalf of her vivacious, 91-year-old grandmother before her death earlier this week.Melissa Falter, granddaughter of the late Jean Oddi, wrote the humorous tribute that she said captured her grandmother's sassy personality."She's laughing," Falter, 45, told ABC News. "She's probably saying, 'See I told you I was funny and everybody loved me!' [I] think a lot of people are craving this great story and here's this woman who's 91 years old and got to travel, loved her family and friends and was comfortable in her own skin...she...
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Trump list shows 746 travelers 'detained or processed' under travel ban, lawyer says
ABC News (WASHINGTON) — Nearly 750 people were "detained or processed" during the 26-hour period after a Brooklyn judge issued an order blocking part of Donald Trump's controversial travel ban, according to an attorney representing plaintiffs.In a letter obtained by ABC News, the government said, “This list includes legal permanent residents."A different federal judge in New York Tuesday ordered Trump's administration to produce a list of all people detained as part of his executive order that limited travel and immigration from seven countries and temporarily shut down the U.S. refugee program.On Thursday, an attorney with the American Civil Liberties Union...
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POLL: Obamacare favorability nears record propelled by independents
iStock/Thinkstock (MENLO PARK, Calif.) — A new poll gauging the public's feelings on the ongoing battle over healthcare finds continued displeasure with the current policy direction, but near record positive impressions of the Affordable Care Act.The tracking poll, conducted by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, finds 48 percent of its respondents had a very or somewhat favorable view of the legislation, commonly known as Obamacare, the highest level since September 2010, when 49 percent of those viewed it favorably.President Obama signed the measure into law earlier that year.The Affordable Care Act's popularity in the poll was boosted by independents....
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Ruth Bader Ginsburg: America is great because 'it is receptive to all people'
Michael Kovac/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) — Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg told a large crowd that had gathered to see her Thursday that the U.S. is not at its best right now because "we are not as mindful of what makes America great."Ginsburg also said that "it makes a great difference” to have three women on the Supreme Court.“We are one-third of the court. And we look like we are here to stay,” she said, noting that anyone who has observed her arguments knows that her colleagues Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan “are not shrinking violets.”Ginsburg was expanding on comments...
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