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October 13, 2017 - 11:09 am
(IRONTON, Ohio) -- A 23-year-old man accused of killing an 8-year-old boy and three adults in southern Ohio is in custody following an urgent manhunt, the Lawrence County sheriff announced Friday. Aaron Lawson was captured after spending more than 24 hours at large. He was wanted for the fatal...
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October 13, 2017 - 7:36 am
(NEW YORK) -- Celebrities and everyday Twitter users rallied to the cause of actress Rose McGowan late Thursday as they organized a 24-hour boycott of the website after the company suspended her account temporarily. The hashtag #WomenBoycottTwitter was the No. 1 trending topic in the United States...
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October 12, 2017 - 8:42 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- What started as just a spark on Sunday raged into a full-blown inferno in a matter of hours, threatening thousands of lives in Santa Rosa, a picturesque city with a population of over 175,000 situated in Northern California's wine country. The so-called Tubbs fire was just...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:58 pm
(PEDRO, Ohio) -- A manhunt is underway for a suspect accused of killing four people -- including a child who had been reported missing -- inside a home in Pedro, Ohio, according to ABC Charleston, West Virginia, affiliate WCHS. The suspect, identified by police as Aaron Lawson, 23, was last seen...
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October 12, 2017 - 5:46 pm
(ELIZABETH CITY, N.C.) -- Nine people in North Carolina were transported to local hospitals following an attempted prison break, officials said, and five more were expected to be taken for treatment. The incident occurred Thursday afternoon at the Pasquotank Correctional Institute in Elizabeth City...
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October 12, 2017 - 4:52 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Dry conditions and strong winds are continuing to fuel a deadly outbreak of wildfires in Northern California. The blazes have torn through nearly 200,000 acres of forest and residential neighborhoods, destroyed thousands of homes and businesses, killed at least 29 people and...
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October 12, 2017 - 4:15 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- A Santa Rosa, California, man said he doesn't know what he'll do next now that the home where he and his family lived has burned to the ground, leaving them without anything except the clothes on their backs. Carlos Funez, who is a teacher, and his wife, a vice principal,...
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October 12, 2017 - 3:57 pm
(GREENVILLE, N.C. ) -- One college professor should be dubbed "Professor of the Year" after he made an unexpected visit to a group of students studying the night before a big exam. Kristina Mueller was one of the students, hurriedly preparing for her accounting exam last Thursday in the Joyner...
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October 12, 2017 - 2:15 pm
(LOS ANGELES) -- The casting couch has long been a cliche in Hollywood, but in the past week, it's become clear just how real, pervasive and menacing it can be. "The casting couch has a long history in Hollywood and it is real even today," Martha M. Lauzen, the executive director for the Center for...
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October 12, 2017 - 10:47 am
(LAS VEGAS) -- Ten days have passed and investigators still have no clear sense of what led Stephen Paddock to open fire on a country music festival from his 32nd-floor hotel suite in Las Vegas, killing 58 people and wounding hundreds of others before taking his own life. Multiple officials briefed...
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