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Explosion Rocks BP Natural Gas Plant in Mississippi, No Injuries Reported

iStock/Thinkstock(PASCAGOULA, Miss.) — An explosion and fire broke out at a BP natural gas plant along Mississippi's Gulf Coast late Monday night, but police said there were no injuries.Vibrations from the explosion were felt nearly 10 miles away, according to ABC's Biloxi affiliate, WLOX.The plant […]

Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Abortion Limits

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Supreme Court Monday struck down a Texas law that imposed significant restrictions on abortion clinics — a major victory for abortion rights activists and a blow to the campaign to limit the procedures.In a 5-to-3 decision, the justices struck down a law that set […]

10-Year-Old Boy Found After Being Kidnapped During Robbery in Dallas

Dallas Police Department(DALLAS) -- A 10-year-old boy who was kidnapped during a gunpoint robbery in Dallas Monday afternoon was found safe in the city several hours later, authorities said.An Amber Alert was issued for 10-year-old Nicholas Fierros Jr. after he was kidnapped.The boy was visiting fam […]

Two Dead in Shooting in Oregon; Suspect in Custody

iStock/Thinkstock(SALEM, Ore.) -- A suspect is in custody after 2 people were killed and 2 others were injured in a shooting in Marion County, Oregon, about 70 miles south of Portland, the Marion County Sheriff's Office said Monday.Law enforcement launched a manhunt for the suspect after the shootin […]

Cop Shot 7 Times Released From Hospital to Cheering Crowd

WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) -- A 25-year-old police officer was released from a Philadelphia hospital Monday just days after he survived being shot 7 times in the line of duty. As the young officer, Christopher Dorman, was wheeled out of the hospital this afternoon, he was greeted by a line of applauding […]

WV Man Goes House to House Rescuing Neighbors After Flooding

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- As West Virginia residents brace for more rain Monday in the wake of the state's historic flooding, ABC News spoke to one man who rescued his neighbors after flooding tore through their block.At least 23 are dead from the flooding last week, and many devastated residents have b […]

Passengers Evacuate Flight After Brakes Cause Smoke Upon Landing

conductorjason/Twitter(DALLAS) -- Passengers aboard a flight to Dallas/Ft. Worth International Airport were forced evacuate their plane after a smoky landing Monday morning, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.Everything aboard American Eagle Flight 3492 from Mobile, Alabama, operated b […]

Mom of Teen Charged in 'Slender Man' Stabbing Claims Daughter Has Mental Illness

iStock/Thinkstock(MILWAUKEE) -- The mother of one of the two Wisconsin girls charged with stabbing their friend in the woods, allegedly because of “Slender Man,” said her daughter battles mental illness and should be tried in court as a juvenile, not an adult."You can't hold somebody responsible for […]

Two Escaped Inmates Captured, One Still on the Run in South Carolina

iStock/Thinkstock(BERKELEY COUNTY, S.C.) — Two brothers who escaped from a South Carolina jail were captured Sunday night while a third inmate remains on the loose, Berkeley County Sheriff's deputies said.Berkeley County Chief Deputy Mike Cochran said Michael Bryan Chaplin and Matthew Daniel Chaplin […]