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Hiker falls to his death from Yosemite National Park's famed Half Dome

(MARIPOSA, Calif.) --  A hiker slipped and fell to his death Monday while climbing Yosemite National Park's famous Half Dome trail, officials said.

The man was ascending the Half Dome ... Read More

Volunteers help dog make 2,000-mile trek back home

(PHOENIX) -- One lucky dog who wound up on the other side of the country was returned to his rightful home thanks to a group of 20 volunteers.

Jake, a 7-year-old Coonhound, first went missing from his home in Phoenix, Arizona, last year. I... Read More

Faculty urge USC president to resign over scandal involving ex-campus gynecologist

(LOS ANGELES) -- Hundreds of faculty members at the University of Southern California have backed a motion for the school's president to resign over how he handled sexual-abuse allegations levied against a former campus doctor.

The letter,... Read More

First black female astronaut in space offers advice to young girls

(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Mae Jemison, the first black woman in outer space, fell in love with science at an early age. Decades later, she's encouraging girls of all ages and backgrounds to engage in STEM education and is shedding insight on how to overcome ... Read More

Blackout not expected in Hawaii even if lava reaches power plant, officials say

(PUNA, Hawaii) -- The Puna Geothermal Venture in Hawaii is secure, and if lava did encroach on it the danger of a toxic gas release is "very low," authorities said.

Hawaii Electric Light officials also confirmed to ABC News on Wednesday th... Read More

30-year-old ordered to vacate parents' home claims they harassed him

(CAMILLUS, N.Y.) -- A 30-year-old man court-ordered to vacate his parents' home on Tuesday said he should be given more time to leave because of how much his parents "harassed" him about moving out.

Michael Rotondo, of Camillus, New York, ... Read More

About 14,500 in Puerto Rico still don't have power

(NEW YORK) -- Sunday marked eight months since Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, and about 14,500 people there still don't have electricity.

Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority said that number represents less than 1 percent of ener... Read More

School bus driver in deadly New Jersey crash had 14 license suspensions: DMV spokesperson

(PARAMUS) -- The driver of the school bus involved in a deadly highway crash in New Jersey last week had a lengthy history of license suspensions and moving violations, according to a New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission spokesperson.

The d... Read More

Border patrol detains man with stage 4 cancer after cruise docks in Florida, family says

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A Chinese man with stage 4 cancer and his wife were detained on Monday after the Carnival cruise they were on docked at a port in Florida, according to the couple's family.

Yuanjun Cui and Huan Wang came to the U.S.... Read More

2 Mississippi police officers fired after alleged police brutality incident

(LAUREL, Mississippi) -- Two Mississippi police officers could be facing additional charges after they were terminated by the Laurel Police Department (LPD) for allegedly beating 36-year-old James Barnett last week.

Barnett was pursued by ... Read More

Coast Guard searching for 50-year-old who disappeared from Carnival cruise ship

(GREENSBORO, North Carolina) -- The U.S. Coast Guard is searching for a 50-year-old man who was reported missing from a Carnival cruise ship on Tuesday.

Greensboro, North Carolina, resident Brian Lamonds was reported missing around 10 a.m.... Read More