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Scripps National Spelling Bee Nets Two Winners

Mark Bowen/Scripps National Spelling Bee(NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.) — Despite the Scripps National Spelling Bee creating new rules this year to try to crown one champion instead of co-champions, the final two spellers Thursday night went the distance as the Bee ran out of words.The winners of the 89th an […]

Florida Man Charged with 2nd-Degree Murder of Ex-Wife Accepts Plea Deal

Martin County Sheriff's Office(HOBE SOUND, Fla.) — The ex-husband of a missing Florida woman has accepted a plea deal in exchange for disclosing the location of the missing woman's body, the Martin County Sheriff's Office said Thursday night.In a statement posted to its Facebook page, the Martin Cou […]

Authorities Probe Link to 2 Mystery Church Fires in Washington State

Ingram Publishing/iStock/Thinkstock(VANCOUVER, Wash.) -- Authorities are investigating mysterious fires at two churches in the Vancouver, Washington, area that occurred within a day of one another."We have two churches in one fire district and that's not normal," said David Schmitke, the public info […]

19 Rescued After Flash Flood Traps Them in Kentucky Cave

ehrlif/iStock/Thinkstock(HORSE CAVE, Ky.) -- Nineteen people have been rescued after a flash food trapped them in a Kentucky cave Thursday afternoon, officials said.It is unclear how the rescue unfolded.Around 10 a.m., 21 college-aged students entered the cave on a guided tour, said Kerry McDaniel, […]

5 Officers Still Facing Charges in Freddie Gray Death

SE Innovation/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Earlier this week a judge found Baltimore police officer Edward Nero not guilty on four misdemeanor charges for his role in the events leading up the arrest and death of 25-year-oldFreddie Gray. Gray broke his neck while riding unsecured in the back of a […]

Man Arrested in 2014 Murder Case of FSU Law Professor

fergregory/iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASEE, Fla.) -- A man has been arrested for the 2014 murder of Florida State University law professor Daniel Markel, the Tallahassee Police Department said on Thursday, but the probable cause for the case has been sealed.On July 18, 2014, Markel died of a gunshot wo […]

'Affluenza' Teen's Mom Charged with Hindering Apprehension, Money Laundering

Jalisco State Prosecutor | Tarrant County Sheriff(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Tonya Couch, the mother of "affluenza" teen Ethan Couch, has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of hindering apprehension of a known felon and money laundering, court documents show."The defendant did harbor or co […]

Knife Found Blocks from Where Houston Boy Was Fatally Stabbed: Police

KTRK-TV(HOUSTON) -- More than a week after an 11-year-old boy was stabbed to death in Houston, police say they have obtained a knife found "a number of blocks" away from where Josue Flores' body was discovered. Police, however, are cautious to call this a break in the case."We will take it into our […]

Coast Guard Searching for Downed Military Planes off NC Coast

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The Coast Guard is searching for two downed aircraft off the coast of North Carolina, the Coast Guard told ABC News.The incident involved to A/A-18 Super Hornets, according to the Navy, and the matter is under investigation.All four aviators ejected safely, and have be […]

One Dead, Three Injured After Shooting at NYC Venue Where T.I. Scheduled to Perform

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Four people were shot -- one fatally -- at New York City's Webster Hall Wednesday night, prior to rapper T.I. taking the stage, NYPD have confirmed.The gunfire erupted at 10:15 p.m. inside Irving Plaza, located just east of Manhattan's Union Square. T.I. was inside the […]