August 29, 2015
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MikeLane45/iStock/Thinkstock(PALMDALE, Calif.) -- A California mechanic got a surprise Friday morning when a mountain lion jumped on him as he was opening the shop where he worked.Hank Barkerfelt said the encounter scared him but the animal quickly took o
(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A person of interest has been taken in for questioning in connection with the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities say.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas F
(HARRIS COUNTY, T.X.) - A suspect has been arrested in the ambush murder of a Harris County Sheriff's Deputy, authorities said.Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren H. Goforth was filling his patrol car with gas, when a man came from behind and fired mult
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Vester Lee Flanagan threatened to hit one of his colleagues when they were on a reporting job years before he fatally shot a reporter and a cameraman this week, his former boss told ABC News.Dan Dennison, the news direct
KGO-TV(SAN FRANCISCO) -- As friends Laura Sherman and Denise Diaz spent five days lost in the northern California wilderness, they said they thought to themselves, "We're too young to die.""We've got to live to have grandchildren," Sherman, 57, told ABC N
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- Photos from inside the apartment of alleged on-air killer Vester Flanagan show his spare living space.The only hanging decorations were a series of photos from what appeared to be his earlier careers in modeling and tele
KABC-TV(ROSSMOOR, Calif.) -- A family from Rossmoor, California, is fighting to save a three-story tree house they built in front of their home in memory of their dad, who recently passed away in a surfing accident.Joni Doherty told ABC News that the tree
iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The Federal Aviation Administration has approved its first-ever paper airplane drone to fly commercially.Under FAA requirements, drones may not be operated outside restricted airspace and below 200 feet. However, the
iStock/Thinkstock(GOSHEN, N.Y.) -- A pilot has died after practicing for an air show.According to a statement from Orange County's Department of Emergency Services, a single-engine aircraft crashed at Stewart International Airport on Friday afternoon, kil
Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Friday marked 60 years since Chicago teenager Emmett Till was killed at age 14 for apparently whistling at a white woman in Mississippi.Civil rights activists, relatives of the black teen and other families "victimized
ABC News(CONCORD, N.H.) — Owen Labrie was found not guilty of felony sexual assault in a case at St. Paul's School, a prestigious New Hampshire prep school.The jury of nine men and three women delivered a not guilty verdict on the felony sexual assa
Smithsonian's National Zoo(WASHINGTON) -- The Washington National Zoo revealed the gender of Mei Xiang’s baby panda cub on Friday, and it’s a boy.Veterinarians at the Giant Panda Habitat performed genetic testing from swabs taken from inside t
ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Tropical Storm Erika is battering the Caribbean with heavy rain but will it become a hurricane as it heads towards Florida?"[Erika] could strengthen a little bit before it moves inland over the Florida peninsula as we get into late d
Arizona State Troopers(PHOENIX) — Police in Arizona credit a motorist’s dash-cam video with helping them make an arrest in an alleged road rage incident.The high-speed chase occurred Monday on Loop 101 in Phoenix. Video shows a driver revving
iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- Shots rang out on Savannah State University's campus Thursday, with one student killed and the university placed on lockdown.The shooting, which occurred at the SSU Student Union building, was sparked by an altercation,
Family photo(MONETA, Va.) -- The woman who survived the horrific on-air shooting that left two journalists dead in Virginia earlier this week gave her husband a harrowing account of the fusillade.Tim Gardner told ABC News that his wife, Vicki, the executi
iStock/Thinkstock(SAVANNAH, Ga.) -- The Savannah State University campus was put on lockdown Thursday evening after a shooting incident there, campus officials said."The SSU campus is on lockdown following a shooting incident this evening at or near the
Courtesy of David Finlayson(BOISE, Idaho) -- David Finlayson has his 13-year-old son to thank as he recovers at home today after being struck by a refrigerator-size boulder during a camping trip.Finlayson, 52, and his son Charlie were backpacking and clim
iStock/Thinkstock(ROANOKE, Va.) -- A briefcase with a wig, shawl and three license plates was among the items found inside the car of the gunman who killed two of his former colleagues during a televised interview in Virginia on Wednesday, according to a
iStock/Thinkstock(RICHMOND, Va.) -- Five months after passing federally-ordered crash tests, the controversial guardrail blamed for dozens of deaths and injuries is being tested again, this time by a U.S. state which has been aggressively investigating th
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