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May 23, 2019 - 6:52 am
(NEW YORK) -- Legendary highwire acrobat Nik Wallenda announced on ABC News' Good Morning America Thursday that he and his sister will embark on a never-before-attempted high wire walk 25 stories above New York City's Times Square in June. He also talked about the harrowing 2017 accident for the...
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May 23, 2019 - 5:31 am
(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) -- Missouri's capital, Jefferson City, is picking up the pieces early Thursday after being hit by a "violent" tornado overnight. Tornado sirens went off in the city, with a population of about 42,000, at 11:10 p.m. on Wednesday, with the first damage in Cole County reported at...
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May 23, 2019 - 5:25 am
(NEW YORK) -- John Walker Lindh is expected to be released from prison Thursday after more than 17 years behind bars on charges of providing support to terrorists, a case that captivated Americans and earned him the nickname of the "American Taliban." Lindh, 38, was the first prisoner brought into...
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Tucson Police Department
May 23, 2019 - 5:17 am
(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- A Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault that took place over the past seven years. A woman told Tucson, Arizona, police that Steven Charles Holmes sexually assaulted her after the two met...
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May 23, 2019 - 5:13 am
(PHOENIX) -- Attorneys representing a woman who was raped while incapacitated and later gave birth at a Phoenix clinic have filed a $45 million claim against the state. The victim, 29, may have been impregnated before an encounter that led to her giving birth in December, according to multiple...
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Torrington Police Department
May 22, 2019 - 8:26 pm
(TORRINGTON, Conn.) -- Authorities in Connecticut are asking for the public's help in capturing a suspect who teased police officers online with an unusual deal to turn himself in. Police in Torrington, Connecticut, said Jose Simms, 29, reached out to the town's lieutenant on Facebook earlier this...
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May 22, 2019 - 7:16 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A wave of new abortion bans in states like Alabama and Georgia, and a long list of subsequent lawsuits challenging them, has led to confusion about where the law stands from state to state. The confusion over the laws comes as little surprise, given how many have appeared in recent...
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May 22, 2019 - 7:10 pm
(ATLANTA) -- A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday in a moment caught on video. Video obtained by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV shows shoppers at the Georgia Walmart spot the little boy inside the parked car. When officers raced to the scene in...
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May 22, 2019 - 5:32 pm
(NEW YORK) -- A former New York City teacher was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for providing the materials and paying for teenagers to build explosives, prosecutors announced on Wednesday. Christian Toro pleaded guilty earlier this year to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Richard M. Berman...
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Atlanta Police
May 22, 2019 - 5:20 pm
(ATLANTA) -- A white Atlanta police sergeant was fired after a cell phone video surfaced showing him allegedly yanking a black woman from her car, slamming her to the ground, punching her in the face and deploying a stun gun on her during an arrest this month in front of her 4-year-old daughter...
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