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Illinois judge orders records in 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett criminal case be unsealed

(CHICAGO) -- An Illinois judge has cleared the way for records sealed in the "hoax attack" criminal case of "Empire" cast member Jussie Smollett be made public, ruling Thursday that the actor has not displayed the "actions of a person seeking to maintain his privacy."Cook County Circuit Court Judge Steven…... Read More

Man arrested in 'brutal' 1986 murder of woman slain in her Florida apartment: Sheriff

(KNOXVILLE, Tenn.) -- A man is in custody for the 1986 murder of a Florida woman and authorities say the suspect lived less than 1 mile away from the victim at the time.Danny Lynn Emitt, 50, of Knoxville, Tennessee, was arrested Wednesday for the murder of 38-year-old Eveline Aguilar, according…... Read More

3 killed overnight in Missouri as 'violent' tornado hits: Live updates

(JEFFERSON CITY, Mo.) -- Missouri rescuers are surveying damage and searching homes after a "violent" tornado hit late Wednesday night and into early Thursday morning, killing three people.The three victims "lived on the outskirts of Golden City," which is about 170 miles southwest of Jefferson City, the state's capital, Gov.…... Read More

NOAA forecasts near-normal 2019 Atlantic hurricane season

(SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- Conditions in the sea and atmosphere are most likely to produce a near-normal Atlantic hurricane season this year, according to a new forecast from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.The federal agency on Thursday released its forecast for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, which officially begins…... Read More

'American Taliban' John Walker Lindh released from prison

(NEW YORK) -- John Walker Lindh was released from prison Thursday after more than 17 years behind bars on charges of providing support to terrorists, a case that captivated Americans and earned him the nickname of the "American Taliban." Lindh, 38, was the first prisoner brought into a U.S. courtroom…... Read More

Nik Wallenda will walk across high wire 25 stories above NYC's Times Square

(NEW YORK) -- Legendary highwire acrobat Nik Wallenda announced on ABC News' Good Morning America Thursday that he and his sister will embark on a never-before-attempted high wire walk 25 stories above New York City's Times Square in June. He also talked about the harrowing 2017 accident for the first…... Read More

Border Patrol agent sexually assaulted three women over seven years: Police

(TUCSON, Ariz.) -- A Border Patrol agent has been arrested and charged with three counts of sexual assault and three counts of aggravated assault that took place over the past seven years.A woman told Tucson, Arizona, police that Steven Charles Holmes sexually assaulted her after the two met through a…... Read More

Lawyers of woman impregnated while incapacitated at clinic file $45M claim

(PHOENIX) -- Attorneys representing a woman who was raped while incapacitated and later gave birth at a Phoenix clinic have filed a $45 million claim against the state.The victim, 29, may have been impregnated before an encounter that led to her giving birth in December, according to multiple reports.Nathan Sutherland,…... Read More

Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl in hot van, killing her

(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- A Florida day care owner was arrested on child neglect charges on Wednesday after a baby girl died in a scorching hot van outside of the facility. Police arrested 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, co-owner of the Ewing's Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville, where an employee…... Read More

Wanted man says he'll turn himself in if he gets 15K Facebook likes: Police

(TORRINGTON, Conn.) -- Authorities in Connecticut are asking for the public's help in capturing a suspect who teased police officers online with an unusual deal to turn himself in.Police in Torrington, Connecticut, said Jose Simms, 29, reached out to the town's lieutenant on Facebook earlier this week, saying he'd turn…... Read More

State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

(NEW YORK) -- A wave of new abortion bans in states like Alabama and Georgia, and a long list of subsequent lawsuits challenging them, has led to confusion about where the law stands from state to state. The confusion over the laws comes as little surprise, given how many have…... Read More

Atlanta cop fired after video shows him slamming, deploying stun gun on woman

(ATLANTA) -- A white Atlanta police sergeant was fired after a cell phone video surfaced showing him allegedly yanking a black woman from her car, slamming her to the ground, punching her in the face and deploying a stun gun on her during an arrest this month in front of…... Read More

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in moment caught on video

(ATLANTA) -- A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday in a moment caught on video. Video obtained by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV shows shoppers at the Georgia Walmart spot the little boy inside the parked car. When officers raced to…... Read More

New York City man sentenced to 6 years in prison for paying students to build bombs

(NEW YORK) -- A former New York City teacher was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for providing the materials and paying for teenagers to build explosives, prosecutors announced on Wednesday.Christian Toro pleaded guilty earlier this year to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Richard M. Berman that he instructed unsuspecting…... Read More