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Police Probe Mysterious Porcelain Dolls Left in Front of Homes of Girls They Resemble

Orange County Sheriff's Department(SAN CLEMENTE, Calif.) -- Police are investigating a strange case in a California community, where porcelain dolls are being left on the doorsteps of girls to which they bear an eerie resemblance.At least eight families have received the dolls in the Talega communit […]

Tornado Kills Couple, Injures Son at Virginia Campground

iStock/Thinkstock(NORTHAMPTON COUNTY, Va.) -- Police have identified a couple who were killed in their tent by a tornado that ripped through a packed campground on the eastern shore of Virginia early Thursday, injuring two dozen people.Ferocious winds twisted trailers and mangled trees as golf ball- […]

Marine's Wife Miscarried Months Before She Went Missing, Friend Says

Courtesy Corwin Family(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- The wife of a Marine who vanished nearly one month ago had suffered a miscarriage a few months before her disappearance, a close friend said. She was pregnant again at the time she was reported missing, according to police.Police said Erin Corwin w […]

New Jersey Woman to Share $20 Million Lottery Jackpot with 19 Relatives

iStock/Thinkstock(OCEAN COUNTY, N.J.) -- A New Jersey woman who hit the $20-million Pick-6 jackpot said she plans to share the winnings with 19 relatives.Sigrid Endreson said she has played the lottery for years, continuing a routine that her mother kept. She willl split the jackpot with 16 of her s […]

NYC Deputy Mayor on 'Chokehold' Case: This Time Is Different

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It’s New York City’s ugliest roll call: Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Anthony Baez -- the litany of men of color injured and killed at the hands of New York City cops.A week ago, yet another name -- Eric Garner -- was added to that list.But with Bill de Blasio, a poli […]

Six Ways Parents Can Save Their Kids from Deadly Hot Cars

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Alert passersby in a Philadelphia parking lot may have saved a life this week when they noticed an infant trapped in the heat of a locked car. The Good Samaritans, seen on cellphone video, called first responders who rescued the child, and took its parent into custod […]

Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

0iStock/Thinkstock(FLORENCE, Ariz.) -- The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours.Jeanne Brown watched from the gallery at the Arizona State Prison Complex as Joseph Rudolph Wood, […]

'Porch Shooting' Suspect Says He Shot Unarmed Teen 'By Accident'

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- The suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting Renisha McBride told police he didn't know his gun was loaded and said he shot the unarmed teen by accident, according to a recording played to jurors Thursday."What happened here?" Sgt. Rory McManmon asked, according […]

Helicopter Footage Shows Colorado Carjacking Scene

iStock/Thinkstock(JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.) -- An apparent carjacking was caught on camera in Colorado, with motorists rushing to help police subdue an armed suspect.The dramatic helicopter footage appeared to show a man terrorizing Interstate 70 in Jefferson County, Colorado, Wednesday.Police said t […]

Federal Judge Favors 'More Primitive' but 'Foolproof' Firing Squad

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- Should lethal injection be replaced by firing squad? One federal judge thinks so.Before Joseph Wood's controversial execution Wednesday in Arizona, one federal judge reviewing the case earlier in the week opined that states should consider abandoning lethal inject […]