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Fiat Chrysler defeat devices allowed less pollution during tests, EPA says

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. government filed suit Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with so-called defeat devices that circumvent federal emission standards.The software -- installed on diesel-fueled Jeep Grand Cherokee and […]

DHS official: No plans to change security measures following Manchester attack

moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Following Monday's bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are currently no plans to make significant security changes in the United States, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.The DHS offic […]

Bowie State student slain days before graduation honored at commencement ceremony

iStock/Thinkstock(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) -- Bowie State University honored senior student Richard Collins III during its commencement ceremony on Tuesday, just days after he was stabbed to death at the University of Maryland, College Park.During Tuesday's ceremony, Bowie State President Mickey Burnim ho […]

Concerts, other 'soft targets' remain vulnerable to attack, experts say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The deadly blast outside the security barriers of an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, marks the latest instance where a terror attack unfolded at a location that symbolized Western culture and also provided a so-called soft target.Experts tell ABC News tha […]

University of Maryland stabbing suspect held without bond

iStock/Thinkstock(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) -- A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus was held without bond after he made his first appearance in court Monday via closed-circuit TV.The FBI is investigating the fatal assault of Richard Collins III, a student […]

Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday.Of the more than 50 million foreigners that entered the U.S., […]

FBI is not involved in Seth Rich case, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- FBI and other law enforcement officials are privately knocking down a conspiracy theory Monday, fueled by conservative commentators on Fox News, that seeks to divert attention from Russia‚Äôs involvement in the hacking of the Democratic National Committee last year by […]

Father of 18-year-old killed in Times Square crash writes emotional letter to daughter

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The father of 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman, who was killed when a driver plowed into a crowd in New York's Times Square last week, wrote an emotional letter to his daughter, saying, "I have a hole in my heart that can never be filled."The framed letter was placed […]