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Judge Declares Mistrial in Michael Slager Murder Trial

Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images(NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- A mistrial was declared Monday in the state murder trial of former North Charleston, South Carolina, police officer Michael Slager, who was accused in the shooting death of an unarmed black man.The jury said they were unable to come to unanimo […]

FBI Investigating Threat Against Los Angeles Metro

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The FBI is investigating an imminent threat against the Los Angeles Metro system for which it had received specific information, officials said.Authorities were still trying to determine if the threat was credible.The agency received information about the threat for […]

Survivors Recount 'Wall of Fire' at Oakland Warehouse Blaze

Elijah Nouvelage/Getty Images(OAKLAND, Calif.) -- Survivors of the deadly fire at an Oakland, California, warehouse that killed at least 36 people recall waking up to a "wall of fire" and billowing smoke so powerful that it opened a window, letting in oxygen that apparently added fuel to the blaze.N […]

Pulse Nightclub Owner Decides Against Sale to City of Orlando

Red Huber/Orlando Sentinel/TNS via Getty Images(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The owner of the Orlando, Fla., nightclub where 49 people were killed in a mass shooting June 12 has decided not to sell the nightclub to the city, which had planned to convert the building into a memorial to the victims.Pulse owner B […]

Justin Ross Harris Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Son's Hot Car Death

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) -- Justin Ross Harris was sentenced Monday afternoon to life without parole for the murder of his 22-month-old son, who died after he was left in Harris' hot car in Georgia. He was also sentenced to an additional 32 years on other charges.Harris' son, Cooper, died on June […]

Metro-North Driver ‘Conducts’ Yale Glee Club in Holiday Concert on Train HAVEN, Conn.) -- The Metro-North conductor who led the Yale Glee Club in an impromptu holiday sing-along that was a viral video last year has reunited with the singers for another carolling treat.Bob McDonough shared a video on Facebook Saturday of his session "conducting" the New Ha […]

Death Toll from Oakland Fire Reaches 36 and Could Continue to Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover more bodies -- some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 -- after a blaze broke out during a dance party in the building that housed artist […]

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Resume After Brief Celebration of Army Corps' Decision

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CANNON BALL, N.D.) — The day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not approve an easement needed to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, sparking a wave of celebration throughout the protest camp, efforts to pro […]

Community Celebrates Missing Mom's Return with Welcome Home Party

Courtesy of Keith Papini(REDDING, Calif.) — Members of a tight-knit California community gathered over the weekend to welcome home Sherri Papini, a mother of two whose harrowing alleged kidnapping has captured worldwide attention.Hundreds of people met at the Redding Civic Auditorium on Saturday dre […]

Man Fires Assault Rifle in Pizzeria Named in Fake News Conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Authorities arrested a man on Sunday who fired an assault rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant that has become a target after being featured in a fake news story.Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Salisbury, North Carolina, entered Comet Ping Pong in Nor […]