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Chicago police release bodycam footage of fatal shooting

(CHICAGO) -- Chicago police released video of a fatal shooting on Sunday, one day after a local man's death ignited protests in the city, clashes with cops and resulted in the officer being placed on desk duty.The protests Saturday led to multiple officers being injured, police said. Marchers were out…... Read More

Government defends 'truncating' vetting process to reunite immigrant families

(WASHINGTON) -- The Department of Health and Human Services defended its decision to implement a less-stringent vetting process in order to more quickly reunite the thousands of children and parents separated by the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" policy.The government is facing a July 26 deadline to reunite 2,551 kids aged 5…... Read More

Hot, windy weather takes over parts of western US

(NEW YORK) -- Some of the hottest weather so far this summer is hitting parts of the West.In the last two days, temperatures have been near 100 degrees in the Pacific Northwest. It was 97 degrees in Portland, Oregon, and 99 degrees in Salem, Oregon, on Thursday.This hot, dry and…... Read More

Six-year-old girl heard asking through tears to call family is reunited with mother

(HOUSTON) -- A 6-year-old girl whose voice shone a spotlight on the heartbreaking plight of separated families when she was captured on audio asking to call her relatives has finally been reunited with her mother.Alison Jimena Valencia Madrid and her mother, Cindy Madrid, were reunited in the wee hours of…... Read More

Body cam footage shows a 19-year-old with autism being shocked with a taser

(GRAHAM, Texas) -- Footage showing a 19-year-old with autism being tasered by police has been released by a Texas police department.The incident occurred in the north central town of Graham on June 26, but the police body camera footage was not released until Thursday, July 12.The video shows Michael Moore,…... Read More

Woman charged with attempted murder for allegedly beating 92-year-old with brick

(LOS ANGELES) -- A woman accused of severely injuring a 92-year-old man with a brick is now facing charges of attempted murder and elder abuse, prosecutors said.Laquisha Jones, 30, allegedly attacked the elderly man with a brick south of Los Angeles on July 4, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s…... Read More

Sarah Palin speaks out after being 'duped' into spoof interview by Sacha Baron Cohen

(NEW YORK) -- Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin spoke out about being "duped" into a spoof interview with British actor Sacha Baron Cohen."It was proposed to me as a legitimate interview to speak about veterans’ issues in our military and current events to a new audience," she said…... Read More

FEMA unprepared, understaffed in facing 2017 hurricane season, report says

(NEW YORK) -- No tarps, no cots, and fewer than 200 blue roofs.That is what the Federal Emergency Management Administration’s warehouse in Puerto Rico looked like as Hurricane Maria made landfall in September 2017. The vital supplies had been siphoned off elsewhere when Hurricane Irma had slammed into the U.S.…... Read More

Teen spends 10 hours treading water after a rip current swept him out to sea

(ST. SIMON'S ISLAND, La.) -- A 19-year-old Louisiana teen spent 10 hours in the open sea after a rip current dragged him out into the ocean off the Georgia coast.Blake Spataro said he was sitting in the ocean off the coast of St. Simon’s Island Tuesday when a rip tide…... Read More

Schlitterbahn water slide where 10-year-old boy was killed to be torn down, park officials say

(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- Officials have approved plans to tear down Schlitterbahn water slide in Kansas City that killed a 10-year-old boy in 2016, according to the park's spokeswoman.Deconstruction of the Verrückt will proceed in the coming months, Schlitterbahn Waterpark spokeswoman Winter Prospio confirmed to ABC News.Caleb Schwab died in…... Read More

A single fingerprint led to arrest in cold case murder of elderly woman 31 years later

(ROBESON COUNTY, Calif.) -- A single fingerprint and the actions of an "above and beyond" deputy led investigators to arrest a man in North Carolina for allegedly murdering an elderly woman 31 years ago in California, according to officials.Grace Hayden, 79, was raped and killed in San Diego in May…... Read More

Artist without arms accused of stabbing tourist with scissors

(MIAMI BEACH, Fla.) -- A homeless artist without arms has been arrested for allegedly stabbing a tourist in Florida with a pair of scissors -- using only his feet to wield the weapon, police said.Jonathan Crenshaw, 46, was taken into custody after officers from the Miami Beach Police Department discovered…... Read More

Mother, daughter killed when 800-pound boulder fell off truck, smashed their car; driver in custody: Police

(ROSEMOUNT, Minn.) -- A mother and daughter died when a roughly 800-pound boulder fell off a truck and smashed into their car, and now that truck driver is in custody, according to police.Karen Christiansen, 67, was driving with her daughter, Jena Christiansen, 32, in Rosemount, Minnesota, Monday afternoon when the…... Read More

Woman abandoned at birth discovers she has multiple siblings who were also deserted by mother

(COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho) -- One early morning in 1987, staff at a local hospital in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, noticed an odd sight: a pregnant woman in labor had checked herself in alone, without any luggage or personal items.She signed in with the name Amy Dee Beach, claiming she was single…... Read More