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Veteran severely injured in Afghanistan granted specially made smart home to help make life easier

(BOISE, ID) -- A U.S. Marine Corps veteran who was severely injured during a deployment in Afghanistan was given keys to a new life for Veterans Day.Former Staff Sergeant Jesse Cottle, along with his wife and their two daughters, were gifted a specially adapted smart home just outside Boise, Idaho,…... Read More

Oklahoma police chief killed in Florida, one of his officers charged with murder

(PENSACOLA BEACH, Fla.) -- An Oklahoma police chief was found dead in a Florida hotel late Sunday night and local authorities have arrested one of his officers in connection with his death.Mannford's police chief, 44-year-old Lucky Miller, was pronounced dead at a Hilton hotel in Pensacola Beach, according to the…... Read More

Popular Georgia mountain overlook closed over vandalism

(ATLANTA) -- Johns Mountain Overlook Road in Walker County, Georgia, is closed indefinitely because of vandalism.A popular spot for viewing autumn leaves, the site was vandalized throughout several locations at the overlook last week."We are sad to announce that vandalism means that Johns Mountain Overlook Road will be closed indefinitely,"…... Read More

Mom named person of interest in disappearance of 5-year-old Jacksonville girl: Sheriff

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The mother of missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl Taylor Williams is now a person of interest in the little girl's disappearance, authorities said Monday.Taylor's mother, Brianna Williams, is not cooperating with investigators and has not spoken to authorities since Wednesday, the day Taylor was reported missing, Jacksonville Sheriff…... Read More

Girls sweep all 5 top awards at national STEM contest for middle schoolers

(WASHINGTON) --  At a national science and engineering competition for middle school students, girls took home all five top awards for the first time this year.The Broadcom MASTERS, or Math, Applied Science, Technology, and Engineering for Rising Stars, is an annual competition run by the Society for Science & the…... Read More

11-year-old boy dies after being shot in chest in Philadelphia: Police

(PHILADELPHIA) -- An 11-year-old boy was shot dead in Philadelphia on Monday, becoming the latest in a string of children to be shot in the city.The 11-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once in the chest at about 11:58 a.m., according to Philadelphia police.He was taken to a…... Read More

Mourning classmates hold candlelight vigil for slain Atlanta college student

(ATLANTA) -- Music and prayer filled Georgia's Clark Atlanta University campus Sunday night as grieving students came together to remember slain classmate Alexis Crawford, allegedly killed by her roommate and the roommate's boyfriend.Crawford's mother "physically was unable to speak" when police told her the 21-year-old's remains were found, family spokesman…... Read More

Rare transit of Mercury: How to watch safely as the planet passes in front of the Sun

(NEW YORK) -- Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday, appearing as a dark spot moving across the star’s bright surface.The cosmic event, which is called a transit, will last for roughly 5.5 hours and started at 7:35 a.m. ET.Unlike a solar eclipse, you can’t see Mercury’s…... Read More

Marine wanted in fatal shooting of Virginia man

(HARDY, Va.) -- A Marine is wanted in the murder of his mother's boyfriend.Rodney Brown, 54, was shot and killed on Saturday just before noon at his home in Hardy, Va., about 9 miles southeast of Roanoke. The following day, the Franklin County Sheriff's Office named Michael Alexander Brown, the…... Read More

Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA, 700,000 young immigrants

(WASHINGTON) -- More than 700,000 young immigrants, who came of age in America but have lacked permanent legal status, look to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold a program protecting them from deportation to countries they've never truly known. The justices will hear oral arguments in a case…... Read More

Fast food cashier and manager fired for refusing to serve police officer

(ROXBORO, N.C.) -- Two fast food employees have been fired after one of them refused to serve a police officer who wanted to order food from the establishment. The incident occurred last week at the Cook Out restaurant in Roxboro, North Carolina when Kenneth Horton, an army vet and veteran…... Read More