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Authorities move into Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CANNONBALL, N.D.) -- Authorities have ended negotiations with the remaining protesters of the Dakota Access Pipeline and have moved into the camp after some occupiers refused to leave, despite an evacuation order set by state and federal authorities.Some inside the camp were […]

Wife of Florida man accused in theater shooting over victim's texting testifies in court

WFTS(NEW YORK) -- The wife of the former police captain accused of fatally shooting a man in a Florida movie theater testified in court Wednesday in a hearing that will determine if his claim of self-defense meets the criteria under Florida's Stand Your Ground law.Curtis Reeves, 74, is accused of sh […]

Police release audio clip from victim's phone in hopes of catching Indiana teens' killer

Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) — Police investigating the slayings of two girls in Indiana released new evidence Wednesday in hopes it will lead to the capture of their killer.The evidence was a video clip captured by one of the victim's cellphones. When police played the audio from the clip at […]

Models describe how they rescued teens from frozen Central Park pond

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Two male models who were skateboarding in Central Park and paused to take a picture of the sunset ended up saving the lives of seven teenagers who had fallen through ice.“It was all a matter of ‘right place at the right time’ for the two of us,” Ethan Turnbull said Wednesday on […]

Muslim activists raise nearly $60,000 to aid vandalized Jewish cemetery

iStock/Thinkstock(ST. LOUIS) — As of early Wednesday morning, a crowdfunding campaign started by Muslim activists had raised nearly $60,000 in an effort to help repair a vandalized Jewish cemetery near St. Louis, Missouri."Muslim Americans stand in solidarity with the Jewish-American community to co […]

Dylann Roof stopped at another AME church after Charleston massacre, new documents say

ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof stopped at another AME church on the night of the shooting massacre, ABC News affiliate WCIV reported Tuesday, citing newly released court documents.After the attack on June 17, 2015 that left nine black worshipers dead, Ro […]

California’s wet weather has some believing the drought is over

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A statewide downpour brought chaos to Californians this week, but it also provided some welcome relief to the state's 20 million residents who have suffered from drought conditions for more than four years.The record precipitation now has some experts declaring the drou […]

Dakota pipeline builder says oil could flow in as few as two weeks

Helen H. Richardson/The Denver Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On the eve of the deadline for anti-Dakota Access Pipeline protesters to vacate camps in North Dakota, the company in charge of construction said in a court filing on Tuesday that oil could start flowing in as early as two weeks, bea […]

Police end 'high five Fridays' at Massachusetts schools amid complaints

Northampton Police Department(NORTHHAMPTON, Mass.) — A Massachusetts police department said it ended a program that aimed to "positively engage" with elementary school students after residents raised concerns that it may scare children who've had negative experiences with police.The Northampton Poli […]