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October 11, 2017 - 12:28 pm
(IRVING, Texas) -- The Boy Scouts of America will now allow girls to join the ranks of its Cub Scouts program, as well as create a Scouting program for older girls, the organization announced on Wednesday. Cub Scout "dens," as they are referred to, will be single-gender, allowing the organization "...
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October 11, 2017 - 11:03 am
(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Arrest warrants have been issued for 10 people in connection with the death of an 18-year-old freshman pledge at Louisiana State University's Phi Delta Theta fraternity, the university announced Wednesday morning. Ten people are facing charges of hazing, the school said. One...
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October 11, 2017 - 8:52 am
(NEW YORK) -- Wednesday is National Coming Out Day, dedicated to raising awareness of civil rights for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community. LGBTQ advocacy group Human Rights Campaign (HRC) said National Coming Out Day is meant to help create an environment where living...
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October 11, 2017 - 6:22 am
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- Charlie Yates awoke to the smell of smoke around midnight on Monday -- just two weeks after moving cross-country from Virginia to call California home again. Hours later, the 26-year-old had packed everything he could into a truck and was fleeing for his life, surrounded by...
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October 11, 2017 - 3:56 am
(SALT LAKE CITY) -- The Salt Lake City police officer featured in a widely viewed video aggressively handcuffing a hospital nurse who refused his request to draw blood from an unconscious patient without a warrant was fired on Tuesday. The Salt Lake City Police Department said it fired Det. Jeff...
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October 10, 2017 - 9:01 pm
(SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- The wildfires that have displaced tens of thousands and killed at least 15 people in Napa County, California, have all but destroyed one neighborhood in the city of Santa Rosa called Coffey Park. This is one of the neighborhoods that has been left in ruins because of the...
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October 10, 2017 - 8:00 pm
(LAS VEGAS) -- Authorities have revised the timeline for last week’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, raising new questions about the hotel’s response to an attack that killed 58 people and injured several hundred more. The sheriff’s office initially said that Stephen Paddock’s rampage was brought to an...
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October 10, 2017 - 5:10 pm
(NAPA, Calif.) -- An elderly Napa County couple found dead from the devastating wildfires sweeping Northern California "were happy right up until the last minute," one of their sons told ABC News. Officials identified Charles and Sara Rippey as two of the 15 people killed from the 17 fires...
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October 10, 2017 - 3:57 pm
(LUBBOCK, Texas) -- A Texas Tech University student has been charged with capital murder after allegedly shooting a campus police officer in the head Monday night. Hollis Daniels, 19, was being booked into jail at TTU's police station for evading arrest after drugs and drug paraphernalia were...
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October 10, 2017 - 12:13 pm
(NEW YORK) -- One northern California woman devastated by the wildfires that have killed at least 13 people and damaged more than 1,500 homes spent hours Tuesday morning standing atop the burning embers of her home. She was searching desperately for one of her most beloved possessions -- her...
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