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A look back at the 1979 total solar eclipse

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Dressed in a dark blazer and a polka-dot tie, ABC News' Frank Reynolds anchored the network's live coverage of a total solar eclipse 38 years ago.Although the celestial phenomenon on Feb. 26, 1979, was only visible from the Pacific Northwest, it was the last total sola […]

Crowds of counterprotesters descend upon Boston ahead of free speech rally

Scott Eisen/Getty Images(BOSTON) -- One week after violent protests rattled Charlottesville, Virginia, thousands of demonstrators and counterprotesters are descending upon Boston on Saturday for a free speech rally.A free speech rally on Boston Common is set to begin at noon on Saturday, and a small […]

Brother arrested after three young girls found dead in Maryland home

Prince George's County Police Department(CLINTON, Md.) -- A man has been arrested in connection with the discovery of three girls under age 10 found dead in a home in Maryland, police said. One of the girls was the sister of the man now in custody, authorities said.Antonio Williams, 25, was arrested […]

One police officer dead after six were shot in multiple US cities

iStock/Thinkstock(KISSIMMEE, Fla.) -- One policeman has died after six law enforcement officers were shot in three different U.S. cities on Friday night, their respective agencies have confirmed.In central Florida, two officers with the Kissimmee Police Department were shot, according to Police Chie […]

Boston ready for 'free speech' rally but 'we don't want hate groups'

iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) -- Boston is adequately prepared for Saturday’s “free speech” rally, city officials said, despite the elevated tension and rhetoric that followed the deadly violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, last weekend.More than 500 police officers will be on hand for the Boston Free […]

Little girl whose family couldn't afford a bike gets surprise gift from paramedics

Courtesy of Eddie Gonzalez(SAN ANTONIO) -- Hope Rhoades, 3, is having the best week ever.The San Antonio Fire Department surprised her with a bike, training wheels, helmet and knee pads after learning her family couldn’t afford one.“She was just through the moon,” Hope’s mom, Brandy Rhoades, 36, tol […]

Woman hits $1.6M slot jackpot at Vegas airport

Ingram Publishing(PARADISE, Nev.) -- A California woman made the most of her time spent waiting at McCarran International Airport Tuesday by scoring more than a million dollars, according to the airport's Facebook page.A woman identified by the airport as Sandra A. from Dublin, California, tried her […]

Mother of woman killed in Charlottesville has 'no interest' in speaking with Trump

ABC News(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed Saturday when a car rammed into a crowd of counterprotesters at a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, said she has "no interest" in speaking with President Donald Trump in the wake of her daughter's dea […]

Attorneys for former FBI agent, daughter convicted of murder allege juror misconduct

Wavebreak Media/Thinkstock(LEXINGTON, N.C.) -- Attorneys for former FBI agent Tom Martens and his 33-year-old daughter, Molly Martens Corbett, who were found guilty of second-degree murder last week, are attempting to have the convictions set aside because of alleged juror misconduct, according to d […]