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December 16, 2018 - 8:14 pm
KITV-TV (HONOLULU) -- The pilot who crashed a 1950s-era fighter plane into waters off the coast of Honolulu, is crediting a bystander who untangled his parachute with helping to save his life. Matt Pothier, 47, ejected himself from a plane Thursday after the plane malfunctioned, he told ABC...
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December 16, 2018 - 6:00 pm
Justin Sullivan/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Workers who were hired to clear the remnants of properties incinerated by the Camp Fire in California have been fired after they posted for photos appearing to make light of the inferno that wiped out nearly an entire community and killed 85 people...
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December 16, 2018 - 3:57 pm
WQOW (NEW YORK) -- Loved ones and friends of 13-year-old Jayme Closs released balloons at a weekend vigil and reaffirmed their pledge to find her alive, marking two months since police believe she was abducted from her Wisconsin home where they found her parents shot to death. "Jayme, grandpa wants...
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December 16, 2018 - 8:44 am
ViewApart/iStock (SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- Feel free to send as many "LOLs," "WTFs" and "u up?" messages as you want, Californians. A planned vote on a texting surcharge, a tax for texts, will not go forward in January as planned, the California Public Utilities Commission announced late Friday. The...
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December 16, 2018 - 8:40 am (WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- Authorities began digging on the Colorado property owned by Kelsey Berreth's fiance Saturday as the search for the missing mom at his home entered a second day. The Woodland Park Police Department also announced an anonymous donor is offering $25,000 for...
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December 16, 2018 - 8:34 am
JOHAN ORDONEZ/AFP/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- The family of the 7-year-old girl who died while in border patrol custody is calling for a "transparent and neutral investigation" into the circumstances that led to her death, attorneys representing her heartbroken family said in a statement Saturday...
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Courtesy: Sherry Bishop
December 16, 2018 - 8:25 am
Courtesy: Sherry Bishop (SADIEVILLE, Ky.) -- A deaf and nearly blind puppy was rescued in Kentucky earlier this week after being thrown alive into a rock-filled trash bag and dumped in a partially frozen creek. Highway workers on a road above the creek in Sadieville, Kentucky, spotted the seven-...
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December 16, 2018 - 8:17 am
HERIKA MARTINEZ/AFP/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- U.S. Army soldiers have removed barbed wire along the US-Mexico border in areas where the Trump administration has said more border security measures are needed after local community leaders raised concerns. About 2 miles of military-grade wire was...
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December 16, 2018 - 8:05 am
BrianAJackson/iStock (SALT LAKE CITY) -- Utah is getting ready to implement the strictest blood-alcohol driving limits in the country. The law, which was passed in March 2017 by Gov. Gary Herbert, will define driving under the influence as having a “blood or breath alcohol concentration of .05...
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ABC News
December 16, 2018 - 7:48 am
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Two new canines have joined the ranks of FEMA's first responders. ABC News was there to witness New York Police Department (NYPD) dogs Tuz and Bruno earn their certification with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Urban Search and Rescue team. These elite K-9s are...
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