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FBI Arrest Oregon Man Who Threatened President, Find Pipe Bombs


iStock/Thinkstock(MEDFORD, Ore.) -- FBI Agents and police arrested a man in Medford, Oregon after, charging him with "Threatening the President of the United States" and use of an interstate facility to transmit threats, according to a statement from the FBI sent to ABC News.The police and FBI found what appeared to be several pipe bombs in the apartment when they took John Martin Roos, 61, into custody, the statement said. The Oregon State Police Explosives Unit confirmed that they have, "rende

Police, Firefighters Investigate White Powder at NYC Trump Tower


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A suspicious white powder was discovered at Trump Tower in Manhattan Thursday night, prompting the New York Fire Department, the New York Police Department and EMS workers to investigate.According to the NYFD, the first responders were called to the Fifth Avenue hi-rise around 8:15 p.m.The suspicious white powder was discovered on the 5th floor, according to the NYFD. ABC-owned WABC in New York reported the powder was found in the mailroom on that floor.One police

United Airlines Flight Makes Emergency Landing Due to 'Engine Issue'


iStock/Thinkstock(CLEVELAND) -- A United Airlines aircraft bound for Omaha, Nebraska, made an emergency landing in Cleveland Thursday less than two hours after departing from Newark, New Jersey, due to an undisclosed engine issue, the airline confirmed.United Airlines flight 38, a Boeing 737, departed Newark Liberty International Airport at 3:41 p.m., and was scheduled to arrive in Omaha at 5:46 p.m. Central Standard Time, according to the airline's website.But after the pilot declared an emerge

Whitey Bulger's Girlfriend Sentenced to Additional 21 Months in Jail


Michele McPhee/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A South Boston woman who spent 16 years on the run with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, James “Whitey” Bulger, was sentenced to spend another 21 months behind bars by a federal judge who called her longtime companion “a monster” not worthy of her “love and affection.”Catherine Greig, 65, is currently serving an eight-year sentence for her role in helping Bulger escape and evade capture after he was tipped to

Family Pleads for Return of Deceased Son's Memorial Bench


Courtesy Shauna Green-Smith(BELDING, Mich.) -- A Michigan family is reeling yet again after a bench built to honor their late son was stolen right out of their backyard.Shauna Green-Smith of Belding, Michigan, is pleading for the return of the bench."It was there Tuesday evening, gone Wednesday morning," Smith told ABC News. "Only message I have is that I'd like it back, no questions asked if it just reappears."The wooden bench has the boy's name - Devon Morrison - inscribed on it. He was 10 yea

Missouri Cops Rescued From Elevator With 'Severely Injured' Egos


iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- A dozen Kansas City police officers were rescued Wednesday afternoon after getting stuck in an elevator, officials said.The Missouri cops were training at the police academy when an elevator apparently stopped because of their combined weight.Academy staff had to make an “embarrassing” call to the fire department for a rescue team, officials said.“They had some good-natured fun,” Kansas City Fire Department spokesman James Garrett sa

Bottle Washes Ashore With Child's Letter to Deceased Best Friend


iStock/Thinkstock(INDIALANTIC, Fla.) -- A Florida beachgoer is sharing an emotional letter he said he found washed ashore in a bottle.The letter appears to have been written by a child, and is directed to his best friend, who died, Steve Mershon said.The letter consists of the following:"“Dear Daniel, I’m relly [sic] sorry that you pass away," the letter reads, according to Mershon, "and if you were alive Me and you would be playing football, soccer and basketball and be playing with

Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation of Baltimore TV Station, Suspect Shot


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore evacuated a local TV news station Thursday after it received a bomb threat, according to authorities.A law enforcement source said the suspect exited the building and did not obey commands as he made an exit, and the suspect was then shot by law enforcement.The initial emergency call came in at 1:20 p.m. from a Fox affiliate and authorities responded to the threat made by an unidentified suspect who claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.The

Bomb Threat Prompts Evacuation of Baltimore TV News Station


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore evacuated a local TV news station Thursday after it received a bomb threat, according to authorities.The initial emergency call came in at 1:20 p.m. from a Fox News affiliate and authorities responded to the threat made by an unidentified suspect who claimed to have a bomb, authorities said.The station, WBFF, is located on W. 41st Street and its building was evacuated soon after the bomb threat was received.Fire crews and an arson team appeared

FBI Arrests Three Connected to San Bernardino Shooter


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The FBI has arrested three people in California connected to the San Bernardino shootings -- but federal charges against them stem from allegations of a marriage fraud conspiracy and do not suggest any direct link to the December 2015 attack.Syed Raheel Farook -- brother of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook -- and two others with ties to the shooter were arrested Thursday morning on federal conspiracy, marriage fraud and false statement charges, accordin

FBI Executes Warrants Tied to San Bernardino Shooting, Unclear Why


Obtained by ABC News(NEW YORK) -- The FBI says it has executed several warrants in Corona, California -- two months after agents searched a home there belonging to the brother of one of the San Bernardino shooters.The FBI would not describe the warrants or offer any further information about the FBI actions. However, ABC News was told authorities have been looking into allegations related to marriage fraud, which surfaced in the wake of the Dec. 2, 2015, massacre, when Syed Farook and his wife,

Chrome Extension Removes Names, Photos of Mass Shooters


Chrome/zerominutesoffame(NEW YORK) -- The "Zero Minutes of Fame" campaign seeks to take the spotlight off mass shooters with a Chrome extension that scrubs the names and faces of the perpetrators from the Internet.The extension was released by The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence."By simply downloading this plug-in, you can wipe away the killer's name and image from your screen, and replace it with something that truly deserves our attention -- the victims," the browser's download descript

Dad Grabs Son After Seat Belt Malfunctions on Texas Roller Coaster


iStock/Thinkstock(AMARILLO, Texas) -- A video meant to capture a 6-year-old kid's roller coaster experience went viral after the ride's seat belt malfunctioned, forcing his father to hold him onto him for the remainder of the ride.Delbert Latham and his son, Kaysen, were visiting the Wonderland Amusement Park in Amarillo, Texas, when they decided to ride the Mousetrap roller coaster for a second time, ABC affiliate KVII in Amarillo reported.The duo were placed in the same seat as the first time,

Police Capture Felon Who Escaped Jail with Help from Mom, Girlfriend


Van Zandt County Jail(DALLAS) — Authorities in Texas have caught an inmate who escaped a county detention center with help from his mother and girlfriend.Jay Scott McEvers, 47, escaped from Van Zandt County Detention Center -- located about 60 miles east of Dallas -- on Wednesday. The Van Zandt County Constable's Office confirmed that McEvers had been captured Thursday morning. No other details were released.Authorities said McEvers was considered armed and dangerous and may have been driv

Felon Escapes Texas Jail with Help from Mother, Girlfriend


Van Zandt County Jail(DALLAS) — Authorities in Texas are still searching for an inmate who escaped a county detention center with help from his mother and girlfriend.Jay Scott McEvers, 47, escaped from Van Zandt County Detention Center -- located about 60 miles east of Dallas -- on Wednesday. He was last seen wearing orange jail pants and a white tank top, according to police.Authorities said McEvers is considered armed and dangerous and may be driving a red Chevrolet Cobalt.McEvers was bo

James 'Whitey' Bulger's Ex-Companion May Face More Prison Time


iStock/Thinkstock(BOSTON) — A South Boston woman who spent 16 years on the run with one of Boston’s most notorious gangsters, James “Whitey” Bulger, could be sentenced to another three years in federal prison Thursday for what prosecutors call her “conscious, considered and unapologetic” refusal to testify about their time on the lam.Catherine Greig, 65, is serving an eight-year sentence for her role in helping Bulger escape and evade capture after he was tipp

Texas Residents Take Extreme Measures to Protect Cars from Golf Ball-Sized Hail


Courtesy Haley Galbreath(DALLAS) — Texas and Oklahoma were pounded by blinding rain, tornadoes and hail this week.Severe weather is known to take a toll on one's car. From shattering windows to damaging roofs, hail damage can be costly. And with golf ball-sized hail moving through Texas, people will try just about anything to avoid car trouble.Jeff Phillips, the owner of Dent Masters in Dallas, said, "The average hail repair claim is between $2500 and $7,000, but it depends on the severity

Alabama Pilot Walks Away from Fiery Plane Crash with Only Minor Injuries


Monkey Business/Thinkstock(FOLEY, Ala.) — A pilot in Alabama made a very lucky escape after his plane crash-landed yesterday -- and the whole incident was caught on camera.The twin-engine Cessna aircraft went down in front of a towing company in Foley, Alabama, hitting several trees before it went up in flames. That's when the pilot, Russell Smith, "busted out of the airplane," according to Foley Municipal Airport Lineman Corey Kirkwood."All hell was breaking loose," Smith said. "It happen

Cheerleading 'Tryout Look' Photo Sparks Student Backlash


Clay Thompson/Facebook(SEATTLE) -- Want to be a cheerleader at the University of Washington? Make sure not to wear too much makeup or distracting fingernail polish. And don’t wear a top that covers the midriff.These were some of the tips given in a graphic made by a member of the University of Washington spirit leadership team. According to the university’s athletics department the graphic was aimed at providing information for interested students preparing for tryouts.The graphic, w

American Airlines Aircraft Returns to Seattle Airport After Bird Strike


amana images/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- A Dallas-bound American Airlines aircraft was struck by a bird Wednesday afternoon after taking off from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, and at the pilot's discretion, the Airbus 321 returned to the airport about 30 minutes after taking off.In a statement, American Airlines said, "American Airlines 2310, from Seattle-Tacoma (SeaTac) to Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW), returned to SeaTac due to a bird strike, which struck the nose of the aircraft. The Airbus A321
 

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