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Three children among five dead in Queens house fire

FDNY(NEW YORK) -- Five people were killed, including three children, after a three-alarm fire blazed through a family home in the New York City borough of Queens on Sunday. Fire officials said the entire house was consumed in flames by the time they showed up, just minutes after FDNY first received […]

Wheaton College freshman dies in accident at track meet

WLS-TV(WHEATON, Ill.) -- A 19-year-old college student was killed at a track meet in Wheaton, Illinois, on Saturday when he was struck by a hammer during the hammer throw event. Wheaton College said in a statement that freshman Ethan Roser, a transfer student from Cincinnati, Ohio, was volunteering […]

After controversial Hawaii comment, Sessions says 'nobody has a sense of humor'

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions says people should lighten up about controversial comments he made earlier this week about the state of Hawaii.When asked by ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos in an exclusive interview Sunday on This Week about why he referred to Hawaii […]

March for Science held in cities around world calls for respect, funding

Simona Granati/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Scientists and supporters of science marched in cities around the world Saturday to push back against what organizers said is “an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery.”The March for Science, coinciding […]

'Pure joy,' but concern, too, for family of formerly missing Tenn. student

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The brother of the Tennessee teen allegedly kidnapped by a former teacher says that now that she is finally back with her family, "she's like herself and in ways she's not."Elizabeth Thomas, 15, returned to Tennessee on Friday and is currently […]

Girl Scout troop is 'first single troop' for homeless girls in New York

Courtesy of NYC Council Member Jimmy Van Bramers office(NEW YORK) -- It's what the Girl Scouts of Greater New York is calling a first.Girl Scout Troop 6000 -- which serves homeless girls and women in New York -- is the first "full single unit...that serves girls in shelters" in the nation, Meridith […]

Wildfires rage across Florida, destroying homes and displacing thousands

iStock/Thinkstock(NAPLES, Fla.) -- Three separate wildfires raged across parts of Florida on Saturday, burning up homes and forcing the evacuation of thousands of residents.One blaze has burned 5,500 acres and destroyed nine homes in Collier County near Naples as of Saturday morning. Approximately 7 […]

Missing Tenn. student Elizabeth Thomas is 'resting' after reuniting with her family

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(CULLEOKA, Tenn.) -- The 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her former teacher has been reunited with her family and friends, the family's attorney said in a statement.Elizabeth Thomas returned to Tennessee on Friday and is currently in a " […]

Arizona police questioning person of interest in Phoenix serial shootings that killed 7

Phoenix Police Department(PHOENIX) -- Police in Phoenix are investigating a person of interest in connection with a series of shootings that occurred in 2016 that claimed 7 lives, a law enforcement source told ABC News.In July, the Phoenix Police Department announced that it was searching for a gunm […]