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October 14, 2017 - 4:08 pm
(SAN JUAN) -- Hurricane Maria has been blamed for the deaths of at least 48 people in Puerto Rico since it roared ashore last month and knocked out power there, officials said. Authorities there raised the death toll by 3 on Saturday based on a review of medical records. The number could increase...
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October 14, 2017 - 1:45 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Towering walls of flames prompted more mandatory evacuations in Northern California early Saturday as firefighters continued battling 17 large wildfires around the state, which authorities said have killed at least 35 people, left hundreds missing and leveled entire...
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October 14, 2017 - 1:35 pm
(MIAMI) -- An 8-year-old girl died Saturday after falling from one deck in a cruise ship's interior atrium to a lower deck, officials said. The girl, whose name has not been released, fell on the Carnival Glory cruise ship while it was docked at the Dante B. Fascell Port of Miami on Saturday...
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October 13, 2017 - 7:16 pm
(ATLANTA) -- Five people in Georgia have been arrested in connection with a "racially motivated" murder that occurred more than 30 years ago, authorities said. The victim, Timothy Coggins, was found dead in Sunnyside, Georgia, on Oct. 9, 1983, the Spalding County Sheriff's Office said in a press...
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October 13, 2017 - 6:42 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo broke down in tears Friday while praising the brave actions of three members of the Las Vegas Metro Police Department in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shooting on Oct. 1 that killed 58 people and injured hundreds more. Lombardo said that while "...
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October 13, 2017 - 4:04 pm
(PANGUITCH, Utah) -- A Texas couple has been rescued after surviving six days in the mountains in Utah, authorities said. On Oct. 2, Panguitch, Utah, resident Dell LeFevre came across 78-year-old Helena Byler in distress at the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument while there to check on his...
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October 13, 2017 - 3:42 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- An 85-year-old Santa Rosa, California, woman said her wildfire-destroyed neighborhood "looks like WWII." "It looks like the pictures I saw when I was kid -- when England and Germany were being bombed out," Jean Welch told ABC News. She said at the end of WWII, a school...
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October 13, 2017 - 2:08 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- Sheriff Joe Lombardo held a press conference on Friday to update the timeline of the Las Vegas shooting. Here's the latest on the investigation: It’s believed gunman Stephen Paddock purposely fired at nearby fuel tanks, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo said. The shooter’s brain is...
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October 13, 2017 - 12:29 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Firefighters are facing dry and windy conditions as they battle California’s deadliest wildfires that authorities said have killed at least 31 people, left hundreds missing and devastated entire neighborhoods in California. Intensified by strong winds and low humidity, the...
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October 13, 2017 - 12:29 pm
(ALLEN PARK, Mich.) -- Police in Allen Park, Michigan, have released several videos of an attempted carjacking in broad daylight at a gas station recently in hopes that the public will help identify the perpetrator. The incident was captured on surveillance camera Thursday around 2 p.m. at a BP gas...
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