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Indiana Teen Flying Around the World Dies in Crash

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A teenage boy from Indiana, who was flying around the world with his father on a single engine plane, was killed when their plane crashed earlier Wednesday.Babar Suleman and his 17-year-old son Haris took off from American Samoa Wednesday morning before their plane crashed, according to a family spokesperson, Azher Khan.The Coast Guard notified the family Wednesday morning that they found Haris Suleman's body but had still not located Babar Suleman's, Khan said.The

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's 'Best Friend' Did Drugs to Cope with Link to Bombs

FBI(BOSTON) -- The accused heroin dealer whom officials say provided a handgun to the alleged Boston Marathon bombers told police last year that he did drugs himself to cope with his close link to the deadly twin explosions, a police report and law enforcement sources said.“I smoke a lot of weed every day because my best friend was the bomber,” Stephen Silva said, based on a police report written after he was busted in November 2013 for allegedly dealing marijuana.Law enforcement off

Witness: Unarmed Teen Appeared 'Hurt' Before 'Porch Shooting'

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- One of the last people to see Renisha McBride before she was shot to death on a Detroit porch testified on Wednesday that the teen appeared scared and disoriented after crashing into a parked car.Carmen Beasley said she heard a loud bang outside her suburban Detroit home around 1 a.m. on Nov. 2, 2013. When she got a closer look, Beasley said she saw her husband's parked car had been hit.She called 911 and went outside to help McBride, she said."I told her she was in

Jury to Decide Whether Michigan 'Porch Shooting' Was Self-Defense

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- Where Renisha McBride was before she was fatally shot on a Detroit man's porch -- and the screen door through which the fatal bullet was apparently fired -- will be crucial evidence in the man's murder trial.Theodore Wafer, 54, is charged with second-degree murder in the death of McBride, 19, after she showed up on his porch in the early morning of Nov. 2, 2013.Wafer's defense attorney said Wednesday during opening arguments that his client had "never been this scar

FAA Extends Travel Ban to Israel for Another 24 Hours

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Aviation Administration announced  Wednesday that it has not lifted its ban against travel to or from Tel Aviv's airport and will prohibit air travel to Israel for an additional 24 hours."The agency is working closely with the Government of Israel to review the significant new information they have provided and determine whether potential risks to U.S. civil aviation are mitigated so the agency can resolve concerns as quickly as possible," the FA

People Keep Trying to Sneak Guns into US Capitol

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A man was arrested Wednesday morning attempting to enter the Cannon House Office Building with a firearm, U.S. Capitol Police said.“A firearm was recovered as a result of an administrative search at the rotunda door of the Cannon House Office Building,” police spokesman Shennell Antrobus confirmed, adding that the incident occurred at about 9:20 a.m.Wednesday’s incident follows a similar one on Friday when a congressional staffer attempted to en

Missing Marine Wife May Have Been Having Affair with Neighbor

Courtesy Corwin Family(TWENTYNINE PALMS, Calif.) -- Authorities are investigating the possibility that a missing California woman -- the wife of a Marine -- was having an affair with her married neighbor and was pregnant with his child, according to a search warrant.Erin Corwin, 20, has not been seen since June 28, vanishing from the city of Twentynine Palms without a trace. Investigators say her husband, Lance Cpl. Jonathan Corwin, reported her missing one day after she was last seen leaving fo

Video Could Hold Clues in Brooklyn Bridge White Flag Mystery

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police are looking for five people seen on surveillance video before bleached-white American flags were added to the poles atop the Brooklyn Bridge.The group was seen walking on the bridge after 3 a.m. Tuesday. At around 3:30 a.m., the lights that illuminate the U.S. flags on either side of the bridge could be seen flickering and then going out completely. At 5:30 a.m., construction workers noticed that the seemingly-white flags had replaced the American flags, pol

Last Washington State Mudslide Victim Reportedly Found

Hemera/Thinkstock(OSO, Wash.) -- Four months after an enormous mudslide wiped out an entire Washington state community, recovery teams believe they have finally located the body of the 43rd and last victim.Molly Kristine "Kris" Regelbrugge was among those who drowned in a literal sea of mud near Oso last March 22. The remains of her husband, Navy Cmdr. John Regelbrugge II, were found last April when crews initially called off the search for victims.However, Snohomish County Sheriff Ty Trenary sa

Trial Begins in 'Porch Shooting' of Unarmed Woman

iStock/Thinkstock(DETROIT) -- A jury has been selected and opening arguments are expected Wednesday in the trial of a suburban Detroit man charged with second-degree murder after he allegedly shot an African-American teen in 2013.Fourteen jurors (which includes two alternates) -- four African Americans and 10 whites -- will determine whether Theodore Wafer, 54, who is white, shot Renisha McBride, 19, in self-defense on his front porch in Dearborn Heights on Nov. 2, 2013.Wafer said he heard McBri

Lightning Kills 1, Injures 2 on Florida Beach

iStock/Thinkstock(FORT MYERS BEACH, Fla.) -- A lightning strike on a Florida beach Tuesday afternoon killed one person and left two others injured.The three people were hit at around 2:10 p.m., while they were walking on the beach a short distance from the Lani Kai resort in Fort Myers Beach.The strike, which was part of a storm so fierce that emergency workers were reportedly hesitant to go out on the beach when they arrived, horrified onlookers."The blood was rolling, just floating down to the

Official: Gun Shows Dzhokhar Tsarnaev Played Greater Role in Bombing and Afterma

FBI(BOSTON) -- The handgun used by one of the alleged Boston Marathon bombers in a violent firefight with police and to allegedly murder an MIT police officer was given to the Tsarnaev brothers by a local alleged heroin dealer who was taken into custody late Tuesday, several law enforcement sources told ABC News.Stephen Silva, a Cambridge Rindge and Latin classmate of accused Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, appeared in federal court Tuesday on drug and gun possession charges.In a

Florida Council Votes to Ban Saggy Pants; Mayor Sees No Need for Fashion Police

iStock/Thinkstock(OCALA, Fla.) -- A Florida city council's vote to ban sagging pants has sparked a debate among city officials over whether the need for fashion police.The ordinance, passed July 15 in a unanimous vote, makes it illegal to wear pants two inches below the natural waistline, with violators facing a penalty of possible jail time and a fine of up to $500. The ordinance affects city-owned or leased property, including sidewalks, streets and parks.Mary Sue Rich, a councilwoman for

Pre-Teens Account for Sharpest Spike in Unaccompanied Child Migrants

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border without parents are increasingly younger, according to newly released figures by the Pew Research Center.Sixteen percent of the minors who’ve crossed unaccompanied in fiscal year 2014, ending Sept. 30, were 12 and younger, compared with 9 percent in the same nine-month period for the previous year, Pew found. The remaining 84 percent of unaccompanied minors who’ve crossed this year were teenagers.The change fro

NYPD to Retrain Every Officer on Use of Force After 'Chokehold' Death

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Every member of the New York City Police Department will be required to undergo retraining on the use of violence following the death of a man in custody who appeared to have been subdued with a chokehold, the police commissioner said on Tuesday.Police Commissioner William Bratton said his investigators have spoken with the FBI "to discuss their monitoring of this investigation," and said that he would "not be surprised" if federal prosecutors began their

FBI 'Monitoring' NYPD Chokehold Death Case

iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The FBI is "monitoring" the investigation into the death of Eric Garner, who died in the custody of the New York Police Department last week, officials tell ABC News.Eric Garner, who was 6-foot-3 and roughly 350 pounds, died Thursday as police struggled to arrest him on suspicion of selling "loosies," or individual cigarettes, according to the NYPD. A video of the incident showed police apparently putting Garner in a chokehold while he says he can't breat

Where Was Missing NH Teen for the Past Nine Months?

Conway Police Department(CONWAY, N.H.) -- Questions surround the return of a teenage girl who disappeared on her walk home from school nine months ago.Abigail Hernandez vanished when she left her school in Conway, New Hampshire, on Oct. 9, and aside from one letter to her mother this winter, there had been no indication by officials that there was any trace of her until she was reunited with her parents on Sunday.Investigators were remaining tight-lipped about the 15-year-old's return, refusing

Robbers Get Away with Nearly $200K in Atlantic City Casino Heist

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.) -- A pair of gunmen pulled off a heist early Tuesday morning at Caesars casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The Press of Atlantic City reports that two masked robbers brandished guns, likely in the casino part of the hotel, and obtained more than $180,000.They then fled the hotel in a car around 6:20 a.m., according to a bulletin distributed to police and obtained by the Press.Caesars operates a high-rise building that takes up an entire block between the c

FAA Orders US Air Carriers to Suspend All Flights to Israel

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- American air carriers have suspended flights from the United Stated to Israel "for a period of up to 24 hours" after the Federal Aviation Administration issued a warning in response to a rocket strike Tuesday morning near Tel Aviv's main airport, officials said.In a statement, the FAA said, "The notice was issued in response to a rocket strike which landed approximately one mile from Ben Gurion International Airport on the morning ... [and] applies only to U.S. o

Mysterious White Flags Fly over NY's Brooklyn Bridge

Creatas/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The mysterious appearance of two large white flags flying over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City Tuesday morning has the city scrambling to figure out why they were put there, and by whom.The New York City Police Department has responded to the scene and is investigating the matter.The white flags are flying in place of the American flags that are typically atop the bridge.It's unclear why they are there and who put them there, authorities said.The Brooklyn Bri

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