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California firefighters struggle to contain deadly, rapidly growing wildfire

(MARIPOSA COUNTY, Calif.) -- Firefighters are struggling to contain a deadly wildfire that more than doubled in size on Monday, charring nearly 9,300 acres of land near Yosemite National Park in California's Sierra Nevada Mountains.The so-called Ferguson Fire, burning in Mariposa County about 70 miles northwest of Fresno, increased to…... Read More

Husband arrested for trying to kill his wife with ant poison: Police

(CUMBERLAND COUNTY, N.C.) -- A husband in North Carolina tried to kill his wife with a scheme straight out of ancient Rome: by surreptitiously slipping poison into her food.Police in Cumberland County have charged Eugene Pittman with first-degree attempted murder after he put ant poison in his wife's meal, according…... Read More

Maria Butina, Russian gun rights activist linked to NRA, charged as Kremlin agent

(WASHINGTON) -- FBI counter-intelligence agents have arrested a 29-year-old Russian woman on charges she acted as a Kremlin agent while working over the past three years to build relationships in the upper ranks of the National Rifle Association.Maria Butina, the cofounder of the mysterious Russian gun-rights group called “Right to…... Read More

'Possible serial killer' wanted in connection to murder spree: Police

(HOUSTON) -- A parolee who cut off his ankle monitor is now wanted in connection to a series of murders in the Houston area, police said.Jose Gilberto Rodriguez, 46, is a suspect in at least three slayings in the last week, with police calling him a "possible serial killer" at…... Read More

Lava bomb injures 23 on tour boat in Hawaii

(HONOLULU) -- A lava bomb punctured the roof of a tour boat in Hawaii Monday injuring 23 near where lava from the Kilauea volcano continues to spill into the ocean, the Hawaii Civil Defense said.A lava bomb is a large rock tossed through the area in a volcanic explosion, according…... Read More

9/11 Memorial architect designing a shrine to 2015 Charleston church shooting victims

(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Plans for a new memorial honoring the nine victims of the 2015 church shooting tragedy in Charleston, South Carolina, have been unveiled to the church community.Michael Arad, the architect who helped design the National September 11 Memorial in New York, will design the “Emanuel Nine Memorial” and…... Read More

Police officer, Army veteran killed by his own gun the day before marking 6 years on the force: Chief

(WEYMOUTH, Mass.) --  A Massachusetts police officer, Army veteran and father of two who died this weekend after being shot by his own weapon would have marked his six-year anniversary on the force Monday, authorities said.Weymouth police officer Michael Chesna and a local resident died in the incident Sunday.The alleged…... Read More

Small amount of nuclear material stolen last year: Police

(SAN ANTONIO) -- An instrument used to calibrate nuclear material containing a small amount of plutonium and cesium in the possession of federal experts went missing last year, according to a San Antonio police report.According to the police report, the device and material were stolen from a car in San…... Read More

Manhunt underway after deputy shot during traffic stop in North Carolina

(LENOIR, N.C.) -- A manhunt is underway in North Carolina for a suspect accused of shooting a sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop, Caldwell County officials said Monday.The deputy, whose name and condition have not been released, was shot around 11:30 p.m. Sunday, officials said in a press release.The Caldwell…... Read More

Dry weather, lightning igniting wildfires across the West

(NEW YORK) -- Hot weather moving into California and parts of western Rockies on Monday and the next several days -- with temperatures soaring into the 100s -- will has authorities fearing more fires could start.There are 35 large uncontained wildfires burning across the western U.S. on Monday morning.Temperatures soared…... Read More

Man with $45,000 in ecstasy crashes into police cruiser while fleeing

(PORTLAND, Ore.) -- A poorly driving alleged drug dealer's escape from police lasted just minutes on Sunday when he crashed into a Drug and Vice Division car with $45,000 in ecstasy in his possession.Police in Portland, Oregon, said they were conducting a narcotics investigation when they spotted a suspect's vehicle…... Read More