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Wife of US Doctor Slain in Afghan Hospital Forgives Gunman


Bernardo Barrios/Lawndale Christian Health Center(CHICAGO) -- The wife of an American doctor who was one of three U.S. doctors gunned down Thursday in an Afghan hospital emerged on Thursday to say that she forgave the man who shot her husband.The doctor was identified as Jerry Umanos, a pediatrician who had given up his Chicago practice to spend the last nine years caring for children in Afghanistan.Umanos' wife, Jan Schuitema Umanos, read a statement Thursday with their son Ben by her side. The

Chicago Doctor Killed in Afghan Hospital Attack Was Devoted to Kids


Bernardo Barrios/Lawndale Christian Health Center(CHICAGO) -- An American doctor who was killed in a Kabul hospital on Thursday had given up his Chicago practice to spend the last nine years caring for children in Afghanistan.Dr. Jerry Umanos practiced medicine at Lawndale Christian Health Center in Chicago for 16 years, becoming a beloved staff member at the hospital. There, he treated many staff members' children as their pediatrician, the hospital's chief clinical officer said on Thursday."To

Breast-Feeding Mom Says TSA to Pay $75K to Settle Lawsuit


ABC News(LOS ANGELES) -- The California woman who sued the U.S. Transportation Security Administration after agents told her she had to put her stored breast milk through an X-ray machine says the agency plans to settle her lawsuit for $75,000.Airport surveillance video of Stacey Armato’s January 2010 encounter with the TSA screeners at Arizona’s Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport had parenting communities in an uproar.It shows Armato, who had recently given birth to a baby boy

#MyNYPD Twitter Campaign Spawns Hashtags Across the Country


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- What the New York Police Department initially intended to be a social media public relations campaign has turned into a Twitter commentary on police brutality that has spread across to other law enforcement units across the nation.The #myNYPD hashtag became one of the top trending hashtags on Twitter Tuesday after seeking people’s photos of police officers working in their communities. Instead, citizens began attaching the hashtag to pictures and video depicting polic

Ex-KKK Leader Was Given a New Identity Years Before Kansas Shooting


United States Marshals Service(OVERLAND PARK, Kan.) -- Frazier Glenn Cross, the man accused of murder in the shootings of three people outside Jewish facilities in Kansas last week was, for all practical purposes, born at the age of 49.    The federal government gave him that name when he was released from prison in 1990, along with a new social security number and a new place to live, not far from the Missouri River in western Iowa.The idea was to erase any record of the man he h

Former NFL Cheerleaders Accuse Buffalo Bills of Demeaning Treatment, Unfair Pay


Tom Szczerbowski/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, known as the Buffalo Jills, are accusing their team of demeaning treatment and unfair pay.“Our dream as being a Buffalo Jills cheerleader was taken advantage of,” former cheerleader identified only as Maria P. told ABC affiliate WKBW.The suit, filed by five former Buffalo Jills, says the team controlled everything from how much bread to eat at formal dinners to how to properly eat soup. The cheerleader

Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns in Schools, Churches, Bars


Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- Critics are calling it “the guns everywhere” law, and depending on how you see it, it’s either one of the most frightening or one of the most progressive gun laws in the country.Starting July 1, people in Georgia can bring firearms into bars, libraries, churches and even some government buildings that don’t already have door security. People convicted of certain misdemeanors can now legally get gun permits. Police can no longer stop someone &ldquo

Father of Teen Stowaway: 'Allah Had Saved Him'


Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- The father of the 15-year-old who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane for five hours said his son was saved by God. The teen survived through chilling temperatures and high altitudes in the unpressurized area of the jetliner. In an interview with the Voice of America, Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi said his son is recovering in a Hawaii hospital. "I heard that he survived, God saved him, I was extremely happy, but, it was something unexpected, it is something that cro

Reddit User Posts About Missing Mom, Other Redditor Finds Her


Wavebreak Media / 36 / Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A woman with Alzheimer’s who went missing this week in New York City was located and reconnected to her family by the work of Reddit users.According to a post on the social sharing site Reddit, a user named Josh Goldberg posted Tuesday that his 59-year-old mother, May Goldberg, had wandered out of her apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and was missing.Goldberg described his mother as having “severe dementia” and posted s

James Holmes' Lawyers Fight Order for Second Mental Exam


Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office(CENTENNIAL, Colo.) -- James Holmes' attorneys are fighting an order to have the accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter undergo a second mental evaluation.Holmes' first evaluation was ruled inadequate. A county judge in Colorado has ordered a new exam, but Holmes' lawyers are appealing the ruling to the Colorado Supreme Court.Holmes, 26, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. He h

Colorado Fourth Graders Busted for Selling Pot


BananaStock / 360 / Thinkstock(DENVER) -- Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials on Wednesday to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids.School officials said a 10-year-old fourth-grade boy brought a small quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colo., on Monday.“He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11

Florida Sinkhole Reopens Days After Being Filled


iStock 360/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- A sinkhole in a Florida retirement community that was filled over the weekend is opening up again. "The hole at this point is 65 feet in diameter and about 65, 70 feet wide," said Gina Lambert with The Villages Public Safety Department.When it first appeared over the weekend, the sinkhole threatened at least two homes and evacuations were put into place."At this point, no evacuations; no residents have been displaced; the homes that are affected are still

Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates


iStock 360/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday.The new rules, only eligible to prisoners who have already served 10 years behind bars, will focus on people who would be handed a lesser punishment if they were charged with the same crime today.The decision is part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to reduce the U.S. prison populatio

Cops Make Arrest in Yale University Shooting Hoax


New Haven Police Dept(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Police in Connecticut have made an arrest in what turned out to be a costly prank at Yale University last November.On Wednesday, New Haven Police announced that they've arrested 50-year-old Jeffrey Jones in connection with a prank 911 call made on Nov. 25, 2013, in which the caller reported a pending shooting at Yale University.This resulted in the university's campus being locked down for about six hours and prompted a massive response by New Haven Pol

Police Storm NY Home After Gamer Plays 'Swatting' Prank


iStock / 360/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A frightening scene erupted in suburban Long Island, N.Y., when dozens of SWAT team members charged towards a home on Tuesday after they received a call that an armed man with multiple victims was inside.Instead of finding a crazed killer inside the home, the SWAT team members found themselves caught in a hoax known as “swatting.”“Swattings are hoax calls calling out SWAT teams to make-believe, typically hostage-barricade murder situations,&

Stowaway Spent 7 Hours Undetected Before Plane Took Off


iStock Editorial/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) -- A 15-year-old stowaway who survived a flight over the Pacific in a jet's wheel well spent seven hours undetected in the plane before the jetliner took off.The teen, the son of a California cab driver, is a junior at Santa Clara High School. He reportedly moved to the school this year.Student Emanuael Golla said the student is shy. “He really didn’t speak that much,” he added. “We were all surprised at what happened. We really didn&

Pledge of Allegiance Prompts Lawsuit by NJ Family


iStock/Thinkstock(ABERDEEN, N.J.) -- A New Jersey family is suing their local school district, charging that the words "under God" in the Pledge of Allegiance turn atheists into "second-class citizens."The suit filed this week against the Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District by the Washington, D.C.-based American Humanist Association keeps the identity of the family under wraps because their child attends school there.Under New Jersey state law, students in all 590 school districts must rec

University of Central Florida Student Says Fraternity Rejected Him Based on Sexu


iStock/Thinkstock(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The Greek system at the University of Central Florida is the subject of harsh scrutiny after a student claimed a fraternity rejected him because of his sexuality. George Dumont, 19, said representatives of Beta Theta Pi made it clear he wasn't going to join because he is gay."It nearly broke me, to be honest," Dumont said. "...I've been through a very dark period where, you know, I probably wouldn't be here today if it weren't for a couple of really close frie

Computer Glitch Delays Florida Exam for Thousands of Students


iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- A computer glitch caused several Florida school districts to cancel exams Tuesday, delaying the administration of the yearly Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test. More than 20,000 students across five counties were affected by the technical troubles.Overall, 26 school districts were hit by the server crash. In Orange County, a total of 12,000 kids couldn't take the test at all. Pearson, the company involved, claims the problem is resolved and says it is w

Stowaway Teen Said He Ran Away From Home After Argument with Parents


Karent Bleier/AFP/Getty Images(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- The teenager who miraculously survived a five-hour journey in the unpressurized wheel well of a jetliner said he ran away from home because he was angry about an argument he had with his stepmother and his dad, an airport official in Hawaii who spoke with the boy told ABC News on Tuesday.Maui Airports District Manager Marvin Moniz said he spent some time with the stowaway on Sunday after an airport worker found the 15-year-old wandering the tar
 

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