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September 17, 2019 - 12:48 pm
FILE - 00one/iStock (GREEN BANK, W. Va.) -- Astronomers have discovered the "most massive neutron star ever measured," amassing to more than two times the mass of our sun, that they dub "almost too massive to exist," according to a statement from researchers at the Green Bank Observatory. "A...
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September 17, 2019 - 10:46 am
Samantha Sergi/ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Renowned ABC News journalist and political commentator Cokie Roberts has died at the age of 75. Roberts won countless awards, including three Emmys, throughout her decades-long career. She has been inducted into the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame and was...
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September 17, 2019 - 10:10 am
aijohn784/iStock (LINDENWOLD, N.J.) -- A 60-year-old man has been charged after a 1-year-old girl, of whom he was the legal guardian, died in a hot car in New Jersey, prosecutors said. Shelton Shambry was charged Monday with fourth-degree abuse and neglect for allegedly leaving the 22-month-old...
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September 17, 2019 - 10:09 am
FILE - Erin Donalson/iStock (NEW YORK) -- There are now 14 large uncontained wildfires burning in the West, not including smaller fires that broke out Monday. One of them, the Francis Fire in Davis County, Utah burned up to 200 acres and there were mandatory evacuations for residents in the area,...
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NYPD School Safety
September 17, 2019 - 10:04 am
NYPD School Safety (NEW YORK) -- A school safety officer with the New York City police was shot dead in her apartment, allegedly by her boyfriend, in an apparent murder-suicide, according to authorities. Officers responded to reports of an argument and gunshots inside a Fort Greene, Brooklyn,...
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September 17, 2019 - 6:22 am
amphotora/iStock (TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- A 40-year-old police officer was shot to death in Alabama on Monday night, officials said. Officer Dornell Cousette, a 13-year-veteran of the Tuscaloosa Police Department, was the father of two daughters and was also engaged to be married, according to...
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September 17, 2019 - 6:18 am
KGO-TV (SAN FRANCISCO) -- The Bay Area father of an 11-year-old child has been charged with manslaughter after he allegedly ran over his son with his boat this weekend after he had been drinking. Javier Burillo, 57, was arrested in Marin County, California, one day after the incident on Sunday near...
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September 17, 2019 - 6:15 am
MicroStockHub/iStock (CLEWISTON, Fla.) -- Despite calls from the LGBT community for more information in the wake of the discovery of a black transgender woman burned beyond recognition in Florida earlier this month, authorities say they are reluctant to release details about the investigation into...
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Baltimore Police Department
September 17, 2019 - 5:42 am
Baltimore Police Department (BALTIMORE) -- Police are searching for a former actor on The Wire who allegedly escaped custody after being taken to a Baltimore hospital last week. Christopher Clanton Sr. -- who played Savino Bratton in two seasons of HBO's Baltimore-based drama The Wire -- allegedly...
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September 17, 2019 - 4:41 am
mstahlphoto/iStock (NEW YORK) -- Two high school football players died this weekend after sustaining injuries on the field. Peter Webb, a sophomore at Southwest Covenant in Oklahoma, and Alex Miller, a senior at Roane County High School in West Virginia, both died after sustaining injuries during...
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