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Protesters Gather After Black Man Shot and Killed By Police in California

iStock/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) — Protesters gathered in El Cajon, California after police shot and killed an unidentified black man Tuesday afternoon.Police said they received calls of a man “not acting like himself,” walking in traffic and endangering himself and motorists.Two officers approac […]

Hundreds Evacuated as Loma Fire Tears Through California Mountains

JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) -- Evacuations remained underway for hundreds of residents near California's Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday as firefighters continued to battle the fast-moving Loma blaze.The fire, which started Monday around 3 p.m., had scorched at least 2,250 acres a […]

Charlotte Police Find Suspicious Package at Headquarters

Sean Rayford/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- A suspicious package was found at the headquarters of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Tuesday -- days after a black man was killed by police, sparking violent protests.Police said an employee in the mail room noticed the package and bomb-snif […]

Tearful Young Girl Laments ‘Shame’ of Charlotte Shooting

Peter Zay/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) -- Peaceful protesters crowded Charlotte, North Carolina's first city council meeting since the cop shooting of Keith Lamont Scott, with over 50 people speaking out against police violence.But none of them stood out Monday quite as much as a you […]

Cause of Ohio HS Football Player's Death Determined as Video Released

ABC News(EUCLID, Ohio) -- The Ohio high school football player whose death came two days after he suffered a game-related injury died of peritonitis, or inflammation of the abdominal cavity lining, which resulted from a small-bowel laceration caused by blunt impact to his abdomen, the Cuyahoga Count […]

8-Year-Old Writes Hilarious Guide to Third Grade

Courtesy Melissa Barvels(NEW YORK) -- One 8-year-old has penned a hilarious, and brutally honest, how-to-guide for surviving third grade.Christopher Bannon, of Staten Island, New York, wrote the guide, simply titled “How to Survive 3rd Grade," for a school assignment, according to his mom, Melissa B […]

Thousands Evacuated, National Guard Deployed as Iowa Braces for Major Flooding

iStock/Thinkstock(CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa) — Residents of Cedar Rapids, Iowa watched warily Tuesday as floodwaters continued to rise to levels not seen since record flooding in 2008 that caused some $10 billion of damages and claimed one life.The Cedar River approached 22 ft. in the city Tuesday morning, […]

Boater Rescued After 8 Days at Sea Arrives in Boston as His Mother Remains Missing

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A boater who was recently rescued after spending eight days at sea in a life raft has finally arrived back on land in Boston, where he is expected to be reunited with family and friends and interviewed by the Coast Guard. His 54-year-old mother, Linda Carman, remains miss […]

Nine Wounded After Shooting in Houston Shopping Center

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) -- A gunman who wounded nine people near a shopping center in Houston Monday morning was dressed in a "military-style" uniform and had Nazi emblems, police said.Police first received a call of firearm discharge at 6:29 a.m. local time. When they arrived at the scene, the s […]