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Dylann Roof stopped at another AME church after Charleston massacre, new documen


ABC News(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Convicted Charleston church shooter Dylann Roof stopped at another AME church on the night of the shooting massacre, ABC News affiliate WCIV reported Tuesday, citing newly released court documents.After the attack on June 17, 2015 that left nine black worshipers dead, Roof left Emanuel AME Church and traveled west to the Branch AME Church, according to WCIV, which cited GPS data that was not presented in court during his trial.Roof, an avowed white supremacist,

Pilot of plane that crashed near Melbourne called 'mayday' several times, author


Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The pilot of a plane that crashed into an Australian shopping center called "mayday" several times before the crash on Tuesday, authorities said.The pilot did not specify the nature of the emergency before the twin-engine Beechcraft crashed near Melbourne, killing four American tourists, the Australian Transport Safety Bureau said in a press conference Wednesday morning local time.Portions of the aircraft are still on the roof of the shopping center a

Supreme Court hears case of teen shot dead in Mexico by border agent in US


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The controversial shooting death of a 15-year-old by a Border Patrol agent across the U.S.-Mexico border nearly seven years ago made its way to the Supreme Court.On Tuesday, the court heard arguments in Hernández v. Mesa, which will determine whether the family of a non-American who was killed on the Mexican side of the United States border can sue over their son’s death in U.S. federal court.Sergio Hernández Guereca, an unarmed Mexican n

'Refugees Welcome' banner unfurled on Statue of Liberty


instagram/Vitoria Londero (NEW YORK) -- A banner that read "Refugees Welcome" was unfurled atop the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty on Tuesday.According to U.S. Park Police, the banner, 20 feet by 3 feet, was illegally affixed to the wall of the public observation deck at the statue's base by nylon rope.When rangers were alerted to the banner's presence, they immediately moved to its location and assessed how it was attached to the monument, police said. Rangers began removing the banner after

Runaway bull that led NYPD on chase through Queens dies after being tranquilized


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A bull that led police on a wild goose chase through New York City earlier Tuesday has died just hours after it was captured, according to a New York Police Department source briefed on the incident.The bull was originally spotted roaming the streets of the city's Jamaica, Queens, neighborhood late this morning after escaping from a slaughterhouse, according to ABC's New York station WABC-TV.A local named Jimmy King told WABC-TV he was nearly mauled by the animal."

Bao Bao the panda leaves National Zoo for new home in China


Xinhua/Yin Bogu via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The beloved giant panda Bao Bao departs Washington, D.C., Tuesday for her new home in China.Bao Bao departed the National Zoo on a FedEx truck Tuesday morning. She then begins her long trek to Chengdu, China, at Dulles International Airport in Virginia. From there, she will take a 16-hour nonstop flight on a personalized FedEx plane, accompanied by one of her keepers, Marty Dearie, and a veterinarian. Also on board: nearly 60 pounds of bamboo and o

Sister of US tourist killed on Melbourne flight remembers her brother as 'a grea


Michael Dodge/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The sister of one of four Americans killed when a plane crashed into a shopping center shortly after takeoff near Melbourne, Australia, remembered her brother as "handsome" and "athletic.""Dear friends and family, my handsome athletic big brother was killed today in a plane accident while on his 'once in a lifetime' trip to Australia. It was a charter flight with 2 of his friends flying to another island to play golf," Denelle Wicht, the sister of Gre

Supreme Court to hear case of Mexican teen slain by US Border Agent


iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The controversial shooting death of a 15-year-old by a Border Patrol agent across the U.S.-Mexico border nearly seven years ago has made its way to the Supreme Court.On Tuesday, the court is set to hear arguments in Hernández v. Mesa, which will determine whether the family of a non-American who was killed on the Mexican side of the United States border can sue over their son’s death in U.S. federal court.Sergio Hernández Guereca, an unar

California officer shot and killed after responding to crash identified


KABC-TV(WHITTIER, Calif.) — A veteran officer was killed and another injured after a parolee opened fire on them after they responded to a traffic incident Sunday in Whittier, California, police officials said.The officers responded to a reported incident — in which a driver, who police said was driving a stolen car, rear-ended multiple other vehicles — around 8 a.m.Lt. John Corina of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office said the suspect, who was not named, moved his car aro

More than 60 threats to Jewish Centers across the US, authorities investigating


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- In the wake of 11 new threats Monday against Jewish centers, from New York to New Mexico, the FBI said it is investigating, along with the Department of Justice, bomb threats to the centers across the country.Federal authorities are looking into threats communicated to at least 60 Jewish centers around the country this year. The threats started in January and the FBI began investigating later that same month. The threats have come in "different waves," with more th

Two officers shot, one killed, after responding to traffic accident in Californi


KABC-TV(WHITTIER, Calif.) -- One police officer was killed and another injured after they were shot while responding to a traffic accident earlier Monday in California.The officers had responded to the crash where a driver, who police said was driving a stolen car, rear-ended multiple other vehicles in Whittier, California around 8 a.m.Lt. John Corina, of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Office, said that the unnamed suspect moved his car around the corner after the accident. When officers arriv

Bao Bao the panda to leave DC Tuesday


Xinhua/Yin Bogu via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Thousands of well-wishers are heading to the Smithsonian National Zoo and tuning in online to say "Bye-bye, Bao Bao." The beloved giant panda departs Washington, D.C., Tuesday for her new home in China."Everyone here at the zoo, the millions of people at the zoo and the millions more on the webcams around the world are all going to miss her tremendously," Associate Director of Animal Care Sciences Brandie Smith told ABC News.In the days before her

Rainy start to the year in Northern California continues


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Following years of drought, parts of Northern California have experienced a deluge of rain so far in 2017.Rain, heavy at times, is expected throughout Monday in the region, before tapering to scattered showers overnight, according to ABC News meteorologists.Around the area of the Oroville Dam, where residents were forced to evacuate last week following concerns that the structure could falter, 1 to 2 inches of rain were expected, and the area surrounding nearby mountains co

Deadline approaching for Dakota Access Pipeline protest camp


ABCNews.com(Cannon Ball, N.D.) — Dakota Access Pipeline protestors that are still camped out in North Dakota could be arrested Wednesday if they do not leave.Protesters have been at the campsite since August as they fight the construction of a pipeline that will carry oil from North Dakota through South Dakota and Iowa to Illinois.  They feel the pipeline threatens the sanctity of the land, and Native American tribes argue the pipeline threatens drinking water and cultural sites.Weath

'Everyone is calling from everywhere' to help in Indiana teens' murder probe


Indiana State Police(DELPHI, Ind.) -- A tip line set up by investigators in the murder of two Indiana teens who disappeared while hiking is filling up with calls from across the country after a man photographed on a nature trail was named a primary suspect in the killings, police said."Everyone is calling us from everywhere," a spokesperson for the Delphi Police told ABC News.The bodies of the two girls -- Liberty Rose Lynn German, 14, and Abigail Jay Williams, 13, both of Carroll County -- were

Study: Los Angeles is world's most traffic-clogged city


iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Low fuel prices and economic stability are straining the country's roadways, leading to congestion that cost U.S. drivers nearly $300 billion in wasted gas and time last year, according to a new report released Monday.Los Angeles had the worst traffic in the world among 1,064 cities studied by traffic analytics firm INRIX. L.A. also topped the Kirkland, Washington, firm’s list the year before.On average, Los Angeles motorists spent about 104 hours stuck in
 

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