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President Obama 'Deeply Disturbed' by Laquan McDonald Video

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- President Obama said he was "deeply disturbed" by the video of a Chicago teen being shot by police, he said in a statement Wednesday evening. "Like many Americans, I was deeply disturbed by the footage of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald," the p […]

Woman Missing After 2011 Tuscaloosa Tornado Tracked Down by Police

danielfela/iStock/ThinkStock(NEW YORK) -- A woman missing for four years after a devastating tornado struck her home town of Tuscaloosa, Alabama, has been found in Florida, authorities said Wednesday. Laurie Anne MacConnell, 53, was found on Nov. 19 with the help of multiple government agencies, inc […]

Some of the Past Complaints Against Chicago Cop Charged in Teen’s Slaying

aijohn784/iStock/ThinkStock(CHICAGO) -- The Chicago police officer charged in connection to the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald has a history of civilian complaints of misconduct, according to data provided by the Chicago Police Department to Invisible Institute, a Chicago-based journa […]

Postcard Sparks Investigation of Train Track Murder in Tennessee, Police Say

Gallatin Police Department(NEW YORK) -- A Tennessee community college received a postcard in October suggesting a possible murder on nearby railroad tracks, sparking a police investigation in Gallatin, a spokesman for the department told ABC News Wednesday. The radio station at Volunteer State Commu […]

Group of Good Samaritans Chase Alleged Thief in Walmart Parking Lot

Bellmead Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Crimes against the elderly are heinous enough to incite the highest caliber of anger, but police say one group of Good Samaritans decided to act on their own when they witnessed a suspect steal a purse from an 84-year-old woman at a Walmart in Bellmead, Tex. T […]

Thanksgiving by the Numbers: A Look at the Stats Behind America's Favorite Fall Holiday

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- As Thanksgiving draws near, millions of Americans will sit down with families and friends across the country to give thanks and enjoy a well cooked meal. But America’s favorite fall holiday isn’t just about comfort and relaxation, it’s also about big business. Travel s […]

Caught on Camera: Excavator Driver Survives 158 Foot Smokestack Collapse

iStock/Thinkstock(PELL CITY, Ala.) -- The family of a Pell City, Ala., demolition worker is breathing easier after the demolition of a local landmark, the historic Avondale Mills, nearly turned deadly on Nov. 24.After detonating explosives failed to bring down a 158-foot-tall smokestack, Tim Phifer, […]

Newborn Left in Nativity Scene at New York Church

Courtesy Fr. Christopher Heanue(RICHMOND HILL, N.Y.) -- A newborn was left in a nativity scene at a Queens, New York church on Monday afternoon.According to ABC affiliate WABC-TV in New York, a baby wrapped in cloths was left in a manger at the Holy Child Jesus Church in Richmond Hill. A custodian a […]

Meet the Two Turkeys Up for Obama's Pardon

sergeyparys/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The National Turkey Federation is allowing the Internet to vote to decide which of two turkeys President Obama will pardon in an annual Thanksgiving tradition. Meet "Honest". He's 22 inches tall and loves Country music #TurkeyPardon2015 […]