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Texas expecting heavy rain after Hurricane Willa slams Mexico

Texas expecting heavy rain after Hurricane Willa slams Mexico

ABC News(HOUSTON) — The hurricane season in the eastern Pacific Ocean officially is the most active since 1971. Hurricane Willa, now a Category 4 with winds reaching 155 mph this morning, is nearly a Category 5, which has winds of at least 157 mph. Major resorts in Mexico are under […]

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New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

New York Police Department halts use of bodycams after one explodes

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City Police Department Commissioner James P. O’Neill suspended the use of some bodycam devices “effective immediately” after one of the city’s cameras exploded over the weekend. The NYPD said it was made “aware of a possible product defect” on Saturday when an officer said his […]

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Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder

Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth released after nearly 20 years in prison over girlfriend’s murder

iStock/Thinkstock(CLINTON, North Carolina) — Ex-NFL player Rae Carruth was released from prison Monday morning after spending nearly two decades behind bars on charges stemming from the murder of his pregnant girlfriend. Carruth, a former wide receiver for the Carolina Panthers, was sentenced to 18 to 24 years in 2001 after […]

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Manhunt underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in killing of Georgia police officer

Manhunt underway for ‘armed and dangerous’ suspect in killing of Georgia police officer

Gwinnett County Police(ATLANTA) — A manhunt was underway Sunday for a suspect in the killing of a police officer near a suburban Atlanta school after he and his partner responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Tafahree Maynard, 18, is considered “armed and dangerous” and is believed […]

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Vague childhood memories of pre-war London led to a remarkable Texas family reunion

Vague childhood memories of pre-war London led to a remarkable Texas family reunion

Bob Pereira(HOUSTON) — A family reunion decades in the making unfolded last week at the international arrivals terminal at George Bush Intercontinental Airport in Houston. Three siblings — who lived separate lives after the eldest was abandoned as a toddler in a London orphanage — met for the first time. […]

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Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

Boy with autism who improved socially by running plans to finish marathon with mom

Courtesy Lisa Hernandez-Cruz(NEW YORK) — Around this time last year, Wilfrin Hernandez-Cruz waited for his mother at the finish line of the New York City marathon. When his mom, Lisa Hernandez-Cruz, runs on Nov. 4 in this year’s event, Wilfrin, who is 11 years old and has autism, plans to […]

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Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

Orange County Sheriff’s Department defends deputy seen punching DUI suspect

KABC-TV(STANTON, Calif.) — The lawyer for a man shown being repeatedly punched by an Orange County sheriff’s deputy in dash-cam footage is fighting back against the department, which called the use of force “appropriate for the situation.” Mohamed Sayem, 33, was unconscious in the driver’s seat of his own vehicle […]

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Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/18

Scoreboard roundup — 10/20/18

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Saturday’s sports events: NATIONAL LEAGUEL.A. Dodgers 5, Milwaukee 1 NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONToronto 117, Washington 113Indiana 132, Brooklyn 112Philadelphia 116, Orlando 115Boston 103, N.Y. Knicks 101Detroit 118, Chicago 116Charlotte 113, Miami 112Dallas 140, Minnesota 136Denver 119, Phoenix 91Portland 121, San Antonio 108Houston 124, […]

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Thirty injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

Thirty injured when floor collapses during college party in Clemson

Twitter/@StevieW21(CLEMSON, S.C.) — Dozens of people were injured early Sunday when a floor collapsed during a party at an apartment building near Clemson University in South Carolina. Thirty people were taken to three area hospitals with injuries, according to police. The collapse happened on the first floor of a building […]

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Police officer shot and killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle near school

Police officer shot and killed while responding to report of suspicious vehicle near school

(SNELLVILLE, Ga.) — A police officer was shot and killed near a school in Georgia after responding to a report of a suspicious vehicle, authorities said. Antwan Toney and another officer approached a vehicle near the Shiloh Middle School in Snellville to check out a report of people smoking marijuana, […]

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