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Jewish Center Shooting Officially Classified a 'Hate Crime'

Johnson County Police(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- The shooting rampage outside two Jewish community centers over the weekend was officially classified a "hate crime" by authorities on Monday. The third victim of the mass shooting, which happened on the eve of Passover, was identified by Overland Park, I […]

Mass. Governor: Boston ‘Very Prepared’ for Marathon

Office of the Governor(NEW YORK) -- As Boston prepares to hold its 2014 marathon a year after the attacks, security planning has been “on steroids,” with new preparations -- both visible and less apparent -- that draw on lessons learned last year, Gov. Deval Patrick said.“We’ve had every conceivable […]

Coast Guard Launches Rescue After Mysterious Raft Washes Ashore

Pictured is the mystery raft that washed ashore in Florida. (Tim Shortt/Florida Today)(FLORIDANA BEACH, Fla.) -- The U.S. Coast Guard launched a search-and-rescue mission Monday near Floridana Beach, Fla., after a mysterious raft washed ashore that morning full of personal items.Steve and Shelby Cro […]

Newark Archbishop's Pricey Pad Causes Controversy

Matt Rainey/The New York Times/Redux(NEWARK, N.J.) -- A half-million-dollar renovation to the "weekend" home of the archbishop of Newark has sparked a major controversy, raising questions about how money donated by church members is being used.An online petition created by a D.C.-based website, Fait […]

Mom Remembers Son, Dad Killed by Jewish Center Gunman

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- The 14-year-old boy shot dead by a former KKK leader on Sunday was on his way to try out for a Kansas City singing competition, his heartbroken mom said Monday.“He’s been wanting to try out for three years,” Mindy Corporon said at a news conference, […]

A Bottomless Caper: Pantless Woman Arrested in Boxed Wine Theft

iStock/Thinkstock(OCALA, Fla.) -- She’s not wearing slacks, and the police aren’t cutting her any…slack.Police have identified a Florida woman who allegedly stole two boxes of wine from a convenience store while wearing no pants -- and after a short search, the britches-less bandit is now in custody […]

Utah Father, Two Sons Stranded for Days After Wrong Turn

File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(PAYSON, Utah) -- The Utah man who was rescued Saturday after being stranded with his two young sons in a canyon for days says “anything could have happened” during their terrifying ordeal.Jason Knight of Payson, Utah, took his 8- and 11-year-old sons camping Tuesday in […]

Woman Arrested After Seven Babies Found Dead in Utah Home

Pleasant Grove Utah Police(PLEASANT GROVE, Utah) -- A woman has been arrested on six counts of murder after authorities found the bodies of seven infants packed into separate cardboard boxes at a home in Utah, police said.Police arrested Megan Huntsman, 39, of Pleasant Grove, on Saturday following a […]

Kansas Jewish Center Shooting Suspect Identified

Jamie Squire/Getty Images(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- The 73-year-old man charged with murder in the shooting at a Jewish community center and retirement community in Overland Park, Kan., that left three people dead Sunday is reportedly the former Grand Dragon of the Carolina Knights of the Ku Klux Klan […]

Unruly Passenger Causes Southwest Airlines Flight to Divert

Scott Olson/Getty Images(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- A Southwest Airlines plane was forced to make an emergency landing in Omaha, Neb., on Sunday due to an unruly passenger on board.Passenger Monique Lawler -- who was aboard Flight 722 from Chicago to Sacramento, Calif. -- told ABC News affiliate KABC-TV […]