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White House press secretary Sean Spicer defends Trump's 'significant' work in 100 days
ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- White House press secretary Sean Spicer defended the president's record less than a week before the benchmark of the administration's first 100 days in office."When you look at the totality of what we've accomplished ... it is unbelievable what he has been able to do," Spicer said at Monday's press briefing.He bristled at questions specifically asking whether the president would consider inaction or stalled action on issues that were regular parts of his campaign speeches a failure, including the promise to repeal and replace Obamacare.Spicer said "you can cherry pick" issues "to look and pick out...
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Ex-teacher who allegedly kidnapped teen planned to run to Mexico, prosecutors say
Siskiyou County Sheriff (YREKA, Calif.) -- The former Tennessee teacher who authorities say kidnapped his 15-year-old student then allegedly spent over a month on the run with her had planned to flee to Mexico, federal prosecutors said.Tad Cummins, 50, a married father and grandfather, went missing with 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas on March 13, authorities said. An Amber Alert was issued for Elizabeth, while Cummins was wanted on allegations of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor. The duo was found on April 20; the teen was "healthy and unharmed," authorities said, and Cummins was taken into custody.Cummins allegedly plotted...
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Leading French candidate targeted by group behind DNC hacks, research firm says
iStock/Thinkstock (PARIS) -- Leading French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron's campaign has been the target of cyberattacks at the hands of the same group linked to attacks against the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign team, according to a reputable security research firm.Feike Hacqueboard, a senior threat researcher with security firm Trend Micro, told ABC News that he has identified four internet domain names connected to a group called "Pawn Storm" that were used to target the French centrist's campaign with so-called phishing attacks."The attacks could have started [in the middle of] March and I think they went on for...
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Hi, Felicia: John Witherspoon says another "Friday" movie is in the works
Getty Images/Jean-Paul Aussenard (FLORIDA) -- According to John Witherspoon, the popular cult franchise Friday has been greenlight for another sequel. During an interview with a Florida radio station, Witherspoon -- who played Pops in the original film -- says Ice Cube told him another another Friday movie was in the works and has already been approved by studio heads. The original film, which starred Cube as Craig, Chris Tucker as Smokey and Nia Long as Debbie, premiered in 1995. Its sequel, Next Friday, came out in 2000 and the third installment, Friday After Next, followed in 2002. Last year Cube,...
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Startup Kitty Hawk backed by Google's Larry Page reveals flying car prototype
Kitty Hawk (NEW YORK) -- Kitty Hawk -- a Silicon-Valley startup named for the Wright Brothers' first controlled flight and backed by Google co-founder Larry Page -- released the prototype for its first flying car on Monday.The ultralight, one-seater aircraft is "safe, tested, and legal to operate in the United States in uncongested areas," the company said in a statement. "You don't need a pilot's license and you'll learn to fly it in minutes."Enthusiasts will be able to purchase the Kitty Hawk Flyer -- designed for use only over water -- "by the end of 2017" for as-yet unannounced price."We...
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2-year-old with heart defect accompanies teen to high school prom
ABC News (MILFORD, Va.) -- A toddler danced the night away Friday after attending a teen's high school prom.Taylor Schafer, 17, a student at Caroline High School in Milford, Virginia, invited Finn Blumenthal, 2, to accompany her to the dance. Finn was born with a congenital heart defect, which causes life-threatening medical challenges.When Finn was born, he survived 10 surgeries, including three procedures on his heart, mom Kelly Blumenthal of Fredericksburg, Virginia, told ABC News in February."When you're presented with a medically challenged child that has an uncertain future, you feel kind of robbed, especially of certain life experiences and...
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Aaron Hernandez's family attends private funeral in Connecticut
Jared Wickerham/Getty Images (BRISTOL, Conn.) -- Family members of former New England Patriots star and convicted murderer Aaron Hernandez are saying goodbye at a private funeral Monday afternoon in his hometown of Bristol, Connecticut.Hernandez died on April 19, found hanging from a bedsheet in his cell at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center in Shirley, Massachusetts, the Worcester County District Attorney’s Office said. His death was ruled a suicide."The family of Aaron Hernandez wishes to thank all of you for the thoughtful expressions of condolences," the family said in a statement, according to Laura Soll, a spokeswoman for the Connecticut Funeral Directors...
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