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High Winds Cause NH Circus Tent to Collapse, 2 Dead


iStock/Thinkstock(LANCASTER, N.H.) -- A deadly circus tent collapse for a New Hampshire fairground.A circus tent collapsed at the Lancaster, New Hampshire fairgrounds on Monday night killing two and seriously injuring 15. Around 250 people were inside the tent during the time of the collapse.After reports for severe thunderstorms in the area, high winds reportedly knocked over the tent during a circus performance.New Hampshire Department of Safety Public Information Officer Mike Todd said the Em

NY Air Guard Unit is Lifeline for Scientists in Greenland and Antarctica


Angel Canales/ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Every year, a group of airmen from the New York Air National Guard embark on a unique mission to support science.Since the mid-1970’s the 109th Airlift Wing has supported scientists logistically from around the world and brought them to remote locations in Greenland and Antarctica to conduct climate change research.All of this is possible with a very special aircraft, the Lockheed LC-130, the largest plane in the world, which can land in snow and ice bec

Memphis Cop Killing: Suspected Gunman in Custody


iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The man who is accused of killing a cop in Memphis this weekend is now in custody according to the Shelby County Sheriff.Here is a closer look at how the original incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police said.Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside.Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a "brief struggle" with the car's passen

James Holmes Trial to Move into Next Sentencing Phase


ABC News(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial decided Monday that aggravating factors outweigh mitigating factors.This means the sentencing phase of the trial will continue and the death penalty remains on the table.Last month, Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado on July 20, 2012.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Feds Unite Agents to Fight Baltimore's Record Slayings


iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Federal agents have joined with Baltimore police as part of a wide-reaching effort to curb the recent violence that one expert says appears to be modeled on Los Angeles’ response to the 1992 riots.The effort, launched on Monday, involves personnel from the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the Drug Enforcement Administration, the U.S. Marshals Service and the Secret Service, with two agents from each agency directly embedding with

Second Longest Escalator in the Western Hemisphere Makes Debut


WJLA-TV(BETHESDA, Md.) -- One Metro escalator in Bethesda, Maryland is not for the faint of heart.With a rise of 106 feet and a length along the diagonal of 212 feet, it's the second longest escalator in the Western Hemisphere, according to the Washington Metro Area Transit Authority (WMATA), which debuted the new moving staircase Monday after a nine-month renovation period.The longest escalator is in the system's Wheaton Station, according to the WMATA.The ride down in Bethesda is just under th

Memphis Cop Killing: Suspected Gunman Added to Most Wanted List


iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- The man who's at-large after being accused of killing a cop in Memphis this weekend was added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top Ten Most Wanted List.The suspect, 29-year-old Tremaine Wilbourn, is considered to be armed and dangerous, police said.As the manhunt intensifies Monday, here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police

Mass. Researchers Identify Two Great White Sharks Close to Shore


Wayne W.Davis/Atlantic White Shark Conservancy(NEW YORK) -- Two great white sharks were spotted off the Massachusetts coast.The photos -- shared Sunday by the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy -- show a research boat close to one of the two sharks they were able to positively identify on July 28.“We spotted multiple sharks on Tuesday and got enough footage of two for the scientists to ID them,” Atlantic White Shark Conservancy president Cynthia Wigren told ABC News Monday.Some of the

Pedro Hernandez Gets New Trial Date in Etan Patz Abduction Case


EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — A judge in New York set a retrial date for the man charged in the abduction and murder of a boy who was the first missing child featured on a milk carton. Pedro Hernandez will go on trial again starting in late February after his first trial ended with a hung jury. Eleven jurors wanted to convict Hernandez of kidnapping and killing Etan Patz in 1979, but there was a lone holdout.“I couldn’t find enough evidence that wasn’t circ

Jury in James Holmes Trial Reaches Verdict in Sentencing Phase


ABC News(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- The jury in the sentencing phase of the James Holmes murder trial has reached a verdict on all counts. The verdict will be read Monday at 2:30 p.m. ET.The jury reached its decision after deliberating for less than two hours.If jurors believe the defense has outweighed the manner of the crime, Holmes would receive life in prison. If they do not, a penalty phase would continue with jurors hearing from family and friends of victims and then choosing between life in pr

Hitchhiking Robot's Journey Cut Short in Philadelphia


hitchBOT(PHILADELPHIA) — A Canadian robot hitchhiking across the United States had its journey cut short in Philadelphia after its arms were ripped off and its head was left on the ground.The 3-foot-tall hitchBOT can snap photos and carry on limited conversations, according to its website. Created as a social experiment by Canadian researchers, the robot had previously hitchhiked across Canada and parts of Europe with its owners tracking it via GPS.Oh dear, my body was damaged, but I live

7-Foot Alligator Washes Ashore on South Carolina Beach


Rainer Hengst(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Rainer Hengst expected to see his family surfing the waves, not an alligator.Officials tracked and caught a 7-foot alligator that came up on the beach in Pawleys Island, South Carolina, Sunday morning, police told ABC News on Monday.Hengst noticed a commotion on the beach and a small crowd gathered to watch an alligator swim close to shore. He took his camera to the beach to get photos of his family surfing the swell, but was able to shoot photos of the alligat

How the Memphis Cop Killing Unfolded


iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- As the manhunt intensifies Monday for the gunman accused of killing a cop in Memphis, Tennessee, this weekend, here is a closer look at how the incident unfolded:THE TRAFFIC STOP:Saturday night, Memphis police officer Sean Bolton saw an illegally parked 2002 Mercedes-Benz, police said.Bolton pulled in front of the car and shined his spotlight inside.Bolton then went up to the car, where he engaged in a "brief struggle" with the car's passenger, according to p

Kaiser Carlile, 9-Year-Old Bat Boy, Dies After Being Struck by Bat


Liberal Bee Jays(LIBERAL, Kan.) — A 9-year-old bat boy for a Kansas baseball team died Sunday, one day after he was accidentally struck by a bat during a game.Kaiser Carlile, the bat boy for the Liberal Bee Jays summer team in Liberal, Kansas, was struck in the head as a player took practice swings during Saturday’s game against the San Diego Waves. Carlile was wearing a helmet.He was hospitalized in critical condition after being struck by the bat.“With the permission of the f

Baltimore Police Teaming with Federal Law Enforcement to Combat Spike in Violenc


Alex_Schmidt/iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- Police in Baltimore announced that they are collaborating with a number of federal law enforcement partners to help quell a surge in violence the city has seen in recent weeks.The Baltimore Police Department will work with the FBI, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the U.S. Marshals and the Secret Service, starting Monday. Each agency will send a pair of full-time special agents to be embedded in the

Port Authority Investigating Drone Incident Near New York's JFK Airport


Stockbyte/Thinkstock Images(NEW YORK) -- New York's John F. Kennedy International airport was the site of another drone incident on Sunday evening.A Shuttle America flight from Richmond, Va. was coming in for a landing when the pilot spotted a drone off to the left of his plane. The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was made aware of the incident and is investigating. The Federal Aviation Administration has launched a campaign following a distressing number of drone incidents, warning dr

At Least One Killed When Wind 'Uprooted' Tent at Festival near Chicago


Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(WOOD DALE, Ill.) -- At least one person was killed when a tent was uprooted at a festival today in the Chicago suburb of Wood Dale."Hail and extremely high winds uprooted a large tent" at the Wood Dale Prairie Fest Sunday afternoon, according to the Wood Dale Police Department Facebook page.One person was killed and 15 people were hospitalized, police said.The police called it a "tragic accident" and said the incident is under investigation."Our most sincere tho

Person of Interest in Custody in Connection to Memphis Officer Slaying


iStock/Thinkstock(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) -- A person of interest is in custody in Tennessee Sunday after a Memphis police officer was shot and killed Saturday night, an ABC affiliate reported.No charges have been filed, according to ABC's Memphis affiliate, Local 24 News. The police said in a tweet that the investigation is ongoing.Saturday night, officer Sean Bolton was shot several times during what appeared to be a traffic stop, the Memphis Police Department said. Bolton, 33, was hospitalized and la

Two Explosive Devices Detonate Outside Churches in New Mexico


iStock/Thinkstock(LAS CRUCES, N.M.) -- Two explosive devices were detonated on Sunday morning at two churches.ABC News affiliate KOAT-TV reports that the explosions happened within minutes of each other with one of them happening in a mailbox at Calgary Baptism Church.The other explosion occurred in a trash bin outside the Holy Cross Church, according to authorities. No injuries were reported.Both the FBI and the Las Cruces Police Department will investigate.Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All

From Wild Drinking, Drugs Scandal to Cyber Security Savior?


Win McNamee/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- A U.S. government contractor, several of whose employees were caught on video drunk and drugged on a sensitive security mission in Afghanistan, is now being used to help fix the massive security breach at the Office of Personnel Management.“What are they thinking?” asked Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-MO, who is now demanding to know how the company got its contract from the OPM despite the previous outrageous behavior and with no competitive bidding.&
 

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