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NC Man Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Aid ISIS


AndreyPopov/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- A North Carolina man who attempted to join the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria pleaded guilty to attempting to aid an international terrorist organization.Donald Ray Morgan, 44, was arrested on Aug. 2 at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York on a federal indictment for possession of a firearm by a felon. Court documents showed that Morgan "knowingly attempted to provide support and resources" to ISIS from January 2014 through August 2

Alleged PA Cop Shooter Eric Frein Captured Alive


Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- Alleged cop shooter Eric Frein was captured alive on Thursday after a manhunt that lasted more than six weeks.A federal law enforcement source and a Pennsylvania law enforcement source both confirmed to ABC News that Frein was captured alive. The Pennsylvania source said that Thursday was "a very good day," but would not offer additional details on Frein's capture.Frein was captured in an airport hanger at the Pocono Mountain Municipal Air

Alleged PA Cop Shooter Eric Frein Capture Alive


Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation(CANADENSIS, Pa.) -- Alleged cop shooter Eric Frein was captured alive on Thursday after a manhunt that lasted more than six weeks.A federal law enforcement source and a Pennsylvania law enforcement source both confirmed to ABC News that Frein was captured alive. The Pennsylvania source said that Thursday was "a very good day," but would not offer additional details on Frein's capture.On Sept. 12, Frein allegedly killed one Pennsylvania state trooper and injure

Saint Louis County Prosecutor Says Leaks Not Coming from Grand Jury in Michael B


tomloel/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Saint Louis County Prosecutor Robert McCulloch released a statement on Thursday that leaks involving the case of an officer-involved shooting that left 18-year-old Michael Brown dead in August are not coming from the grand jury in the case."No information or evidence has been released by the grand jury," McCulloch's statement said. While he acknowledged a tweet from "several weeks ago" which claimed that a person serving on the grand jury had disc

Michigan Woman Goes Missing After Halloween Party


Monroe County Sheriffs Office(MONROE, Mich.) -- A young Michigan woman, who vanished after an early Halloween party last weekend, was last seen in a parking lot with a man who has a thin black moustache and was wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, police said.Chelsea Ellen Bruck was last seen leaving the party between 3 a.m. and 4 a.m. Sunday while dressed as the Batman character Poison Ivy.Police in Monroe County, which is located in southeast Michigan, have issued a missing persons poster showin

Talks with Ebola Nurse Fail, Maine Governor to Use 'Full Authority'


Handout Photo(AUGUSTA, Maine) -- Negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox, who refuses to be quarantined after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, have "failed" and the governor of Maine will now "exercise the full extent of his authority," according to a statement from the governor's office.Gov. Paul LePage didn't say whether that meant getting a court order to enforce Hickox's quarantine or forcing her to take an Ebola blood test. Earlier on Thursday, LePage indicated to ABC News that he would

More Than Half of US Bans Controversial Guardrail


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- More than half the nation -- 27 states -- have now announced they are suspending further installation of a controversial guardrail system used on roads around the country following what critics said was a cover-up of a dangerous change in the guardrail’s design made nearly a decade ago.A flood of states have announced suspension of new installation of the ET-Plus guardrail after a Texas jury found earlier this month that the guardrail maker, Trinity Industrie

At Least Four Dead in Small Plane Crash at Kansas Airport


Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) -- At least four people are dead after a prop plane crashed into a building Thursday morning at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said.Five others have been rushed to a local hospital, fire marshal Brad Crisp said more than three hours after the crash."We don't know what may have caused the incident," Wichita Fire Department Chief Ron Blackwell said, noting that responders faced a "horrific firefight for several minutes."Emergency crews are on the scene a

Two Dead, Five Injured in Small Plane Crash in Kansas Airport


Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) -- A prop plane crashed into a building Thursday morning at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said.Two people died in the crash and five people have been rushed to a local hospital to treat "serious" injuries, Wichita Fire Department Chief Ron Blackwell confirmed."We don't know what may have caused the incident," Blackwell said, noting that responders faced a "horrific firefight for several minutes."Emergency crews are on the scene at Mid-Continent Airpor

Two Dead, Four Injured in Small Plane Crash in Kansas Airport


Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) -- A prop plane crashed into a building Thursday morning at an airport in Wichita, Kansas, officials said.Two people died in the crash and four people have been rushed to a local hospital to treat "serious" injuries, Wichita Fire Department Chief Ron Blackwell confirmed."We don't know what may have caused the incident," Blackwell said, noting that responders faced a "horrific firefight for several minutes."Emergency crews are on the scene at Mid-Continent Airpor

Small Plane Crashes into Building at Kansas Airport


Jaison Podkanowicz(WICHITA, Kan.) --  A prop plane reportedly hit a building at an airport in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday, officials said.Emergency crews are on the scene at Mid-Continent Airport, according to local ABC News affiliate KAKE.A federal official has confirmed that the incident is not related to terrorism and the plane was headed to Mena, Arizona.There have been no reports of how many people are possibly in danger in the situation, but smoke coming from the building has been see

Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Can Swap Quarantine for Blood Test, Gov. Tells ABC News


ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) — Maine's governor indicated Thursday that he would abandon his demand that nurse Kaci Hickox remain under quarantine after treating Ebola patients if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.Gov. Paul LePage made his comment to ABC News Thursday as Hickox defiantly challenged demands that she remain quarantined by leaving her home in the morning for a bike ride with her boyfriend.LePage indicated to ABC News that he was willing to abandon his de

Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Can Swap Quarantine for Blood Test, Gov Tells ABC News


ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) — Maine's governor indicated Thursday that he would abandon his demand that nurse Kaci Hickox remain under quarantine after treating Ebola patients if she would agree to take a blood test for the lethal virus.Gov. Paul LePage made his comment to ABC News Thursday as Hickox defiantly challenged demands that she remain quarantined by leaving her home in the morning for a bike ride with her boyfriend.LePage indicated to ABC News that he was willing to abandon his de

Ebola Nurse Kaci Hickox Goes on Bicycle Ride


ABC News(FORT KENT, Maine) — A nurse who returned from fighting Ebola in West Africa challenged the demands that she remain quarantined by leaving her home Thursday morning for a bike ride with her boyfriend.Kaci Hickox, 33, went on the bike ride with her boyfriend in Fort Kent, Maine, after vowing last night she wasn't willing to "stand here and have my civil rights violated." State officials said they were preparing to file a court order to enforce a mandatory quarantine, but it would fi

Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle


iStock/Thinkstock(BOONE, N.C.) — A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff, authorities said.Joseph Woodring's vehicle fell at least 60 feet when he went off the road in Boone, N.C., on Tuesday night, according to State Highway Patrol.The crash launched Woodring, 21, from his vehicle, which landed upside down and pinned him underneath it. He was found Wednesday afternoon."He was lying on his side. Bot

Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After Undergoing 'Exorcism'


iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Mo.) — A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide.The body of Bethany Deaton was found Oct. 30, 2012, in the back seat of her minivan with the doors locked and a note inside."My name is Bethany Deaton. I chose this evil thing," the note read, according to court documents. "I did it because I wouldn't be a real person and wha

San Francisco Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Title with Couch Fires


Ron Vesely/MLB Photos via Getty Images(SAN FRANCISCO) — Big crowds hit the streets of San Francisco late Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' third World Series title in five years.People burned couches and other debris in the city's Mission District after the Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals 3-2 in the decisive Game 7.Two people were shot in the Mission, police told ABC News station KGO-TV. SF won the #worldseries. This guy is swinging on live wire on a bus. lolA video posted by

NASA Completes Initial Assessment of Virginia Launch Site Following Rocket Explo


Image Credit: NASA/Terry Zaperach(WALLOPS, Va.) -- NASA said on Wednesday that the Wallops Incident Response Team completed its initial assessment after Orbital Science Corporation's Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff on Tuesday."I want to praise the launch team, range safety, all of our emergency responders and those who provided mutual aid and support on a highly-professional response that ensured the safety of our most important resource -- our people," Wallops Director Bill Wrobe

Five Cases in Ferguson, Mo., In Which Darren Wilson Was 'Indispensable Witness'


AndreyPopov/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Saint Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Wednesday that five felony cases in Ferguson in which Officer Darren Wilson -- the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, 18, in August -- was an indispensable witness for the prosecution will be dismissed.The announcement was made in a press release, which noted Wilson is a witness in "approximately ten of the nearly 4200 pending felony cases in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County

Five Cases in Ferguson, Mo., In Which Darren Wilson Was 'Indispensible Witness'


AndreyPopov/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) -- Saint Louis County prosecutor Robert McCulloch announced on Wednesday that five felony cases in Ferguson in which Officer Darren Wilson -- the officer who fatally shot Michael Brown, 18, in August -- was an indispensable witness for the prosecution will be dismissed.The announcement was made in a press release, which noted Wilson is a witness in "approximately ten of the nearly 4200 pending felony cases in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County
 

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