National News

Virginia Shooter's Ex-Boss Tells of His 'Abrasive' Behavior

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News. Dan Dennison, the news director at WDBJ-TV when Flanagan worked there, sa […]

Inside On-Air Shooter Vester Flanagan's Sparse Apartment

iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space. The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and television. His refrigerator was covered in 10 s […]

Owen Labrie Found Not Guilty of Felony Sexual Assault in Prep School Trial

ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assault charge on the second day of deliberations. He w […]

Pilot Dies Practicing for the New York Air Show

iStock/Thinkstock(GOSHEN, N.Y.) -- A pilot has died after practicing for an air show. According to a statement from Orange County's Department of Emergency Services, a single-engine aircraft crashed at Stewart International Airport on Friday afternoon, killing the pilot. The pilot was practicing for […]

Women Who Survived 5 Days in Wilderness: 'We're Too Young to Die'

KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As friends Laura Sherman and Denise Diaz spent five days lost in the northern California wilderness, they said they thought to themselves, "We're too young to die." "We've got to live to have grandchildren," Sherman, 57, told ABC News on Friday. "We've got to live our lives. […]

Family Fights to Save Tree House Built in Memory of Late Father

KABC-TV(ROSSMOOR, Calif.) -- A family from Rossmoor, California, is fighting to save a three-story tree house they built in front of their home in memory of their dad, who recently passed away in a surfing accident. Joni Doherty told ABC News that the tree house, which cost over $16,000 to build, wa […]

FAA Approves Use of First-Ever Paper Airplane Drone

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially.Under FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. However, the FAA’s exemption approval waives those restrictions. […]

Emmett Till Remembered 60 Years After Brutal Slaying

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Friday marked 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi. Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized by racial violence" -- including the family […]

Virginia On-Air Shooting: Survivor's Harrowing Tale of Facing Down Gunman

Family photo(MONETA, Va.) -- The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife, Vicki, the executive director of the Smith Mountain Lake Region […]