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California bans racial discrimination against employees with natural hairstyles

(LOS ANGELES) -- California has joined other states in ending racial discrimination against people with natural hairstyles such as braids, twists and afros.On Monday, the Senate passed the CROWN Act (Create a Respectful and Open Workplace for Natural Hair), which will ban discrimination against employees based off their hairstyle.The bill…... Read More

16 alleged child predators used social media to lure kids for sex throughout New Jersey

(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Sixteen men were arrested on Wednesday in New Jersey where a statewide crackdown by multiple state law enforcement agencies on child sexual exploitation was called, "Operation Home Alone."The men — including a Ridgewood, New Jersey, police officer, a high school teacher at the High School of Computers…... Read More

Flash flooding, severe storms threaten Texas, Gulf Coast

(NEW YORK) -- A slow-moving storm system drenched Texas overnight with some areas getting as much as a half a foot of rain and causing flooding, stranded cars and water rescues.Also, this storm system produced damaging winds of close to 70 mph from Abilene to Fort Worth, and tennis ball-sized…... Read More

California driver mows down eight pedestrians in 'possibly intentional' crash

(SUNNYVALE, Calif.) -- A driver in California sped through an intersection and plowed into a group of pedestrians on Tuesday night, injuring at least eight people, including a 13-year-old.The crash took place at about 6:30 p.m. in Sunnyvale, a suburb of San Jose, and about 45 minutes south of San…... Read More

Militia group agrees to leave their encampment in New Mexico near US border

(SUNLAND PARK, N.M.) --  An armed militia group of private citizens has agreed to leave their encampment near the U.S.-Mexico border after officials expressed concerns about them brandishing weapons on public property."They decided it wasn't worth the fight," Sunland Park, New Mexico, Police Chief Javier Guerra told ABC News on…... Read More

Bodycam video released in shooting of unarmed woman near Yale University

(NEW HAVEN, Conn.) -- Newly released body camera video has shed new light into an officer-involved shooting in New Haven, Connecticut, that’s prompted protests. Stephanie Washington, 22, was shot in the torso on April 16 in New Haven when an officer from the neighboring town of Hamden and another from…... Read More

Brothers implicated in Jussie Smollett 'hoax' attack sue the 'Empire' actor's lawyers

(CHICAGO) --  The two Chicago brothers who claim Jussie Smollett paid them to help stage what police deemed a "hoax" attack filed a defamation lawsuit on Tuesday against the "Empire" actor's lawyers. Abimbola and Olabinjo Osundairo filed the lawsuit in U.S. District Court in Chicago accusing Smollett's attorneys Mark Geragos…... Read More

Kansas zoo identifies staffer attacked by Sumatran tiger

(TOPEKA, Kan.) -- A Kansas zookeeper who was attacked and badly injured by a Sumatran tiger when she inexplicably entered the animal's enclosure was identified on Tuesday as a 40-year-old wildlife veteran and "one of the most experienced keepers" at the Topeka Zoo, officials said.Topeka Zoo officials said Kristyn Hayden-Ortega…... Read More

Baby girl dies after being left in family car for hours in possible hot car case: Police

(GLENDALE, Ariz.) -- An 18-month-old girl died after she was left in her family's car for several hours, Arizona authorities said. The child's death is being investigated as a possible hot car case, said police in Glendale, where the temperature reached 88 degrees Monday. When the baby's father found the…... Read More

More than 12,000 Boy Scout members were victims of sexual abuse, expert says

(NEW YORK) -- An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court…... Read More

24-year-old Wisconsin man Manuel Franco is winner of $768 million Powerball jackpot: 'It feels like a dream'

(NEW BERLIN, Wis.) -- Wisconsin resident Manuel Franco is the winner of last month's $768.4 million Powerball jackpot -- the third-largest lottery amount in U.S. history. "It feels like a dream," Franco, 24, said at a press conference Tuesday. "It was amazing, my heart started racing, blood pumping," he said.…... Read More

Trump lawyer, Supreme Court justices clash over citizenship question on 2020 census

(WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump's top administration lawyer clashed with liberal justices of the Supreme Court on Tuesday over the government's plan to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census."I'm sorry. It's not been a part of the survey since 1960," Justice Sonia Sotomayor protested, interrupting Solicitor General Noel…... Read More

Feds charge pharma executive Lawrence Doud in a first over opioid crisis

(NEW YORK) -- Federal prosecutors charged pharmaceutical company Rochester Drug Cooperative and two of its former executives Tuesday in a new method of charges for a drug distributor related to the nation's ongoing opioid crisis.Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC), one of the nation's largest distributors of opioids, has entered into a…... Read More

Mystery deepens in Delphi girls' double murder

(DELPHI, Indiana) -- The mysterious murder of two Delphi girls deepened this week when Indiana State Police revealed new clues about the killer, including that he may live in the tight-knit Indiana community.But this new information -- including a new sketch and more video evidence -- seems to leave the…... Read More