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California Oil Cleanup Expands as US Takes Action Against Pipeline Owner


Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(GOLETA, Calif.) -- A massive cleanup remained under way on the California shores Friday as a crude-oil slick from a ruptured pipeline covered nearly 10 squares miles of Pacific Ocean and nearly 8 miles of coastline, forcing the closure of beaches and campgrounds just as Memorial Day weekend nears. "There's a lot of wildlife out there," said veterinarian Dr. Christine Fiorelo, who is helping to treat six birds. The oil leak was first reported around noon Tues

Navy Training Jet Skids Into San Diego Bay, Pilot Rescued


KGTV-TV(SAN DIEGO) -- A Navy jet has skidded off a runway during takeoff for a training flight in San Diego, and its pilot was rescued by a civilian boat, a Navy official said. The T-45 Goshawk crashed into the San Diego Bay Friday at around 2:30 p.m. PT, the official said, as it was taking off from Naval Air Station North Island. "The pilot was able to safely eject from the aircraft and is currently being evaluated at a local hospital," read a statement from Naval Air Forces. "Local mariners sa

DC Mansion Murders: More Than One Person 'Required' to Commit Crime, Affidavit S


Metropolitan Police Department(WASHINGTON) -- A newly unsealed arrest affidavit concludes that the quadruple murder inside a DC mansion "required the presence and assistance of more than one person," authorities said. Only one suspect in the murder and ensuing fire has been named publicly. Daron Wint, 34, was arrested Thursday at 11 p.m. on Rhode Island Avenue in Northeast Washington, DC Metropolitan Police said. He is charged with first degree felony murder while armed. Members of the Capital A

Dispatch Audio Captures Dramatic Moments After Omaha Officer's Fatal Shooting


Courtesy of Omahas Mayor Office(OMAHA, Neb.) -- The chilling audio recorded in moments after an Omaha police officer was shot in the line of duty this week has been released, and it reveals the frantic efforts to get help for the mortally wounded cop. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was shot in the chest just above her bullet proof vest on Wednesday while serving a felony warrant and later died from her injuries at Creighton University Medical Center, police said. "Help an officer! Help an officer!"

Memorial Day 2015: The Real Story Behind the Holiday


flySnow/iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Memorial Day Weekend usually conjures up images of backyard parties, beaches and beer. But Memorial Day is more than just a three-day weekend marking the unofficial start of summer. It's actually been an official national holiday for over 40 years aimed at remembering those who served in the armed forces. Here is a brief look at the history behind the holiday and how people are expressing the true meaning of Memorial Day through photos on social media. A

Florida Teen Shocked By What She Saw in Her Yearbook


Courtesy of Jessica Morales (NAPLES, Fla.) -- Jessica Morales, 18, said she was shocked to open her high school yearbook last week to see what she felt is a racially offensive photo depicting the "border patrol" interacting with students in stereotypical costumes. "It was just really offensive because it kind of belittles the whole issue," Morales told ABC affiliate WFTS-TV in Tampa Bay, Florida, referring to the immigration process that both of her parents are still enduring. The photo, which w

Sea Lion Pup Wanders Into a Bar, Gets Carded


Courtesy Michael Armstrong(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- A sea lion walks into a bar.This isn't the set-up to a joke, it happened in real life in Newport Beach, California, last week when a pup waddled in to “grab a beverage,” according to manager Sonia Warner.But the Beach Ball Bar on Balboa Peninsula refused service to the little guy on May 12.“We’re very careful not to serve alcohol to minors and he clearly wasn’t above the drinking age,” Warner joked.The barte

Two California Men Arrested on Terrorism Charges


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Two men from Anaheim, California were arrested Thursday night on terrorism charges, law enforcement sources confirm to ABC News.The arrests -- one at Los Angeles International Airport and the other in Orange County, California -- were carried out by the Joint Terrorism Task Force and are said to be a part of a wide-ranging investigation into men suspected of planning travel abroad to join ISIS. They come at a time when the FBI has warned of an ISIS social media

DC Mansion Murders: Inside the Search and Arrest of Suspect Daron Wint


WJLA(WASHINGTON) — The man accused of murdering a family and their housekeeper inside their D.C. mansion -- before setting it on fire was caught late Thursday night following a multi-state manhunt that stretched from Maryland to New York City."It’s been a very active and busy over 48 hours for us," U.S. Marshal's Commander Robert Fernandez told ABC News.Daron Wint was named a suspect in the murder of Savvas Savopoulos, his wife Amy, their son Phillip and their housekeeper Veralicia F

Atlanta Man Turns the Tables on an Attempted Carjacker


iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — “You went to bed and woke up stupid this morning, huh?”That’s what Hashim Fannin said as a would-be carjacker lay flat on the ground with his hands up, a gun pointed squarely to his back.Fannin said he was pulling into a parking spot at the Family Dollar in northwest Atlanta earlier this month when Edgar Horn, 61, slid into his passenger seat and allegedly said, “You know what this is.”That’s when Fannin pulled out a small ha

DC Mansion Murder Suspect Taken Into Custody


Metropolitan Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Daron Dylon Wint, the man suspected in a quadruple murder at a Washington, D.C. mansion, was taken into custody Thursday night, police sources said.Wint, 34, was named by Metropolitan Police as the suspect in the murders after his DNA was found on the crust of a Domino's pizza that had been delivered to the house, authorities said.Savvas Savopoulos and his wife Amy, their 10-year-old son Phillip, and longtime housekeeper Veralicia Figueroa were found d

DC Mansion Fire Suspect: 'No Reason to Believe' He Is in New York City, Police S


Metropolitan Police Department(NEW YORK) -- New York City police told ABC News that they have "no reason to believe" that quadruple murder suspect Daron Wint is in New York Thursday evening, even though that was widely believed to be the case earlier in the day. Police have not been able to confirm that Wint, who was named as the suspect in the attack on a family in their Washington, D.C., mansion last week, was ever in New York City despite his girlfriend's claims that he stayed at her apartmen

Baltimore Grand Jury Indicts Officers in Freddie Gray's Death


Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- Three weeks after Baltimore’s top prosecutor announced initial charges against the six police officers involved in the controversial arrest of Freddie Gray, a grand jury has now indicted all six officers. “As our investigation has continued, additional information has been discovered, and as is often the case during an ongoing investigation, charges can and should be revised based upon the evidence,” state’s attorney Mari

Omaha Police Officer Killed Just Hours Before Maternity Leave


aijohn784/iStock/Thinkstock(OMAHA, Neb.) -- An Omaha police officer was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon while trying to serve a felony warrant to a suspect, according to the Omaha Police Department. Officer Kerrie Orozco, 29, was scheduled to go on maternity leave Thursday to take care of her daughter, Olivia Ruth, born premature in February, according to authorities. Orozco was a 7-year veteran of the department and had worked in the North Gang Suppression Squad since 2012. Omaha Police Chi

Police Officers Involved in Freddie Gray Death Indicted by Grand Jury


Courtesy Murphy, Falcon & Murphy(BALTIMORE) -- All six police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray have been indicted by a grand jury, Baltimore State's Attorney Marilyn Mosby announced Thursday afternoon. Arraignments have been scheduled for July 2.This is a developing story. Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.

Capitol Hill Gyrocopter Pilot Douglas Hughes Pleads Not Guilty


ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Douglas Hughes, the pilot and activist who shocked the country when he landed his gyrocopter on the lawn of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., last month entered a not guilty plea in court on Thursday to all six charges pending against him, including two felonies. The charges range from piloting without proper license to violating national defense airspace. The judge lifted home detention, allowing him to travel within his home county of Hillsborough County, Florida. H

Colorado Town on Edge as Authorities Consider Serial Shooter Angle


ABC News(WINDSOR, Colo.) -- The FBI has joined a probe into whether a possible serial shooter is on the loose in rural Colorado after a man was fatally shot while biking on a stretch of road recently. John Jacoby, 48, was found dead near his bike Monday in Windsor, Colorado. Local authorities, who have since called in agents with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, said it is the first homicide in Windsor in eight years. Residents said Jacoby, reportedly a part-time parks worker and grocery sto

Flooding, Storms to Threaten Central US over Memorial Day Weekend


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It's that time of year again. Time to dust off the barbecue and replace coats with bathing suits. Memorial Day weekend is finally here, the unofficial start of summer. Warm sunshine is expected on both coasts, which is great news for the beaches, but that isn't the case for the plain states, the Midwest and central parts of the country. The East Coast will see temperatures climb throughout the weekend from Florida to New Jersey. By Monday, some spots could reach the mid- to

DC Mansion Fire Suspect Tracked to New York City, Authorities Say


Metropolitan Police Department(NEW YORK) — Investigators now believe the main suspect in a D.C. quadruple murder is currently in Brooklyn, New York.Daron Dylan Wint was named by D.C.'s Metropolitan Police as the suspect in the yet-unsolved murders after they discovered his DNA at the scene, left on an uneaten pizza crust, authorities said.D.C. Police Commissioner Cathy Lanier said Thursday that Wint is currently in Brooklyn and law enforcement officials confirmed to ABC News that the U.S.

California Oil Spill Has Deadly Effect on Wildlife


Al Seib/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images(SANTA BARBARA, Calif.) — Two days after a ruptured pipeline leaked an estimated 21,000 gallons of oil off the California shore, wildlife — including pelicans — have been found coated in oil on the beach.At least one bird was found dead even as teams from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife combed the area looking for injured animals. According to the department at least 272 people are taking part in the clean-up effort.On Fa
 

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