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Suspect in custody after man armed with machete takes hostages at Tennessee bank

(COLUMBIA, Tenn.) -- A suspect armed with a machete was taken into custody late Friday after he took nine people hostage at a Tennessee bank earlier in the day.

According to ABC affiliate W... Read More

Trump admin. ends Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault

(WASHINGTON) -- Following months of controversy, the Education Department said on Thursday it would end Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults.

In a "dear colleague" letter, released in 2011, the Obama administration instructed schoo... Read More

Caregiver pleads for aid for sick, elderly in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, nursing home caregiver Maria Ortiz is trying desperately to get ahead of the suffering her patients may face if she doesn't get aid and supplies quickly for them.

"We can't let them die. We can't ... Read More

Sinkholes appear in central Florida neighborhood after Hurricane Irma's heavy rains

(NEW YORK) -- A pair of sinkholes have opened up in a central Florida neighborhood after hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month.

Tuesday morning, a huge sinkhole swallowed part of a home in Apopka, Florida, a city 18 miles northwe... Read More

Police shoot and kill Oklahoma City man as neighbors shout that he is deaf

(OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An Oklahoma City man was fatally shot by police as neighbors shouted that the man could not hear officers' commands to drop a metal pipe he was holding, police said.

The incident occurred Tuesday evening after an acciden... Read More

Girl may have helped plot Maryland teen's rape by fellow classmates

(FREDERICK, Md.) -- A Maryland girl could face charges for allegedly helping plot an acquaintance's rape, police said.

Just after midnight on Sept. 2, an 18-year-old woman was opening the door to her home when she was grabbed from behind b... Read More

Marine Corps to have 1st female infantry officer

(WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the United States Marine Corps will have a female infantry officer, after she graduates from an infantry officer course on Monday, a U.S. official confirmed.

The Marine's c... Read More

Tenth patient dead after Florida nursing home lost air conditioning in Hurricane Irma

(HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- A 10th person has died after a Florida nursing home lost its air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, subjecting the residents to sweltering heat.

Rehabilitation Center at Hollywood Hills resident Martha Mu... Read More

Woman, children rescued from capsized ship near Puerto Rico

(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- A woman and two children have been rescued after they were spotted perched atop an overturned ship off the coast of Puerto Rico in the wake of Hurricane Maria.

A fourth family member, an adult man, was reported d... Read More

Explosion damages multiple Los Angeles homes

(LOS ANGELES) -- The back of a house in western Los Angeles exploded Wednesday, blowing debris across multiple backyards and significantly damaging the home and surrounding area.

Two people were inside the West Hills home at the time of th... Read More

Inside the Coast Guard's record $6-billion year in drug seizures

(WASHINGTON) -- Miles off the coast of California, a Customs and Border Protection aircraft armed with high-powered surveillance cameras locked in on a tiny object glimmering in the horizon. Suspicious, authorities zoomed in closer and observed a tri... Read More