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Military wife creatively includes deployed husband in Christmas card

(NEW YORK) --  ’Staff Sgt. Andrew Smith will spend his first Christmas away from his 3-year-old daughter this year, but he was not forgotten from his family’s Christmas card.

Smith, a nearly 10-year veteran of the U.S. Marine ... Read More

What we know about the NYC bombing device

(NEW YORK) --  The explosive device detonated in the New York City subway system Monday morning did not fully shatter but had the ability to impose more injuries, according to a law enforcement source.

Authorities called the homem... Read More

NYC bombing suspect wrote on Facebook, 'Trump you failed to protect your nation'

(NEW YORK) --  The man accused of detonating an explosive in the New York City subway system wrote on Facebook the morning of his alleged attack, “Trump you failed to protect your nation," according to the federal complaint against... Read More

Former homeland security chief visits tunnel after terror attack: 'We're not afraid'

(NEW YORK) --  Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson has a message for would-be terrorists: "We're not afraid."

Johnson spoke with ABC News at the scene of Monday's terror attack in an underground passageway near the Port Authori... Read More

Man dies after he's carjacked, run over by his own vehicle: Police

(LOS ANGELES) --  A man was killed on Monday night after he was carjacked and run over by his own vehicle in Los Angeles, police said.

The carjacking occurred inside a parking structure in the 600 block of South Carondelet Street at about... Read More

Iowa student and driver die in school bus fire

(DES MOINES) -- An Iowa school bus became engulfed in flames this morning, killing the driver and a student who were on board, according to authorities.

The bus began its route about 7 a.m. in the farm town of Oakland before backing out of... Read More

New Yorkers resume routines after terror attack: 'You can't stop living'

(NEW YORK) -- Twenty-four hours after a homemade explosive was detonated in a New York City subway passageway, New Yorkers are back to their daily routines -- including walking through that same tunnel on their way to work.

The Monday morn... Read More

Inside new technology being developed to protect bus, train travelers

(WASHINGTON) --  To get on a plane, passengers have to go through TSA checks, but rail and bus stations have little security presence, leaving travelers more vulnerable.

To address the issue without creating long lines and elaborate c... Read More

How gun laws have changed in the 5 years since Sandy Hook

(NEWTOWN, Conn.) -- Shannon Watts, a mother of five who became a gun control activist in the wake of the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School, thought her advocacy work was going to be over shortly after it began.

On December 15, 2012... Read More

Boy behind viral anti-bullying video amazed by support, celebrity responses

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- A young Tennessee boy whose story gained national attention after his mother posted a heart-wrenching video of him addressing his bullies said he is amazed by all the support he's received on social media this week.

E... Read More

Coldest air of season heading for Northeast midweek

(NEW YORK) --  Unsettled and cold weather is forecast for the Great Lakes and the Northeast through the rest of the week with several rounds of snow.

A general 1 to 3 inches of snow fell in the Midwest and the Great Lakes from the Al... Read More

What you need to know about Hanukkah

(NEW YORK) --  The Winter Jewish holiday known as the Festival of Lights begins at sundown December 12th.

Jewish people around the world celebrate this traditional holiday that lasts eight nights. The festival is not a “High Hol... Read More

Texas man charged with planning US terror attack, supporting ISIS

(HOUSTON) -- A man in Texas has been arrested and charged with supporting ISIS, according to the U.S. Department of Justice. Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, an 18-year-old U.S. citizen from Houston, was charged with unlawfully distributing explosives informa... Read More

Family fleeing California wildfires thankful to have each other

(LOS ANGELES) --  As the Claffey family packed up what they could from their home in Carpinteria, California, 5-year-old Mazie Claffey begged to bring along the Christmas tree.

"This fire's really ruining my daughter's Christmas," Maz... Read More