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Investigators find bodies believed to be 2 young daughters of father arrested for murder

Investigators find bodies believed to be 2 young daughters of father arrested for murder

ABC News(DENVER) — Colorado investigators believe they have found the bodies of two young girls whose father is accused of killing them, officials said. Chris Watts was taken into custody Wednesday in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife, Shanann Watts, and two young daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, […]

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Community sends couple whose car accidentally started the Carr Fire in California messages of sympathy

Community sends couple whose car accidentally started the Carr Fire in California messages of sympathy

iStock/Thinkstock(REDDING, Calif.) — Instead of anger and hate, the couple who accidentally started the deadly Carr Fire in Redding, California, has been getting flooded with messages of love and support from the very community devastated by the fire. When Rachel Pilli heard that it was a couple whose trailer’s flat […]

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‘He fooled us’: Friends of man who allegedly killed pregnant wife, daughters speak out after shocking arrest

‘He fooled us’: Friends of man who allegedly killed pregnant wife, daughters speak out after shocking arrest

Weld County Sheriff(DENVER) — After Chris Watts’ pregnant wife and two young daughters were reported missing in their Colorado town Monday, his friends, Nick and Amanda Thayer, rushed to his side. Watts even spent Tuesday night at the Thayers’ home — before Watts was arrested on Wednesday, accused of killing […]

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Husband arrested in killing of pregnant wife, 2 young kids; her body found

Husband arrested in killing of pregnant wife, 2 young kids; her body found

ABC News(DENVER) — A Colorado man is facing charges in connection with the killing of his pregnant wife and two young daughters after the mother and their little girls went missing earlier this week. Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and the couple’s daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, […]

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National Guard using Reaper drone to fight wildfires

National Guard using Reaper drone to fight wildfires

Tech. Sgt.Gregory Solman/California National Guard(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — As wildfires rage across the state, about 1,000 California National Guard soldiers are supporting response efforts, providing unique military capabilities to contain the fires. Massive wildfires, including the Mendocino Complex Fire and Carr Fire, currently cover about 760,000 acres of California — […]

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Ex-Baltimore police officer filmed beating man pleads not guilty

Ex-Baltimore police officer filmed beating man pleads not guilty

iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) — A former Baltimore police officer caught on video repeatedly punching a man while on duty has pleaded not guilty to assault and misconduct charges. Arthur Williams, 25, appeared in-person for his initial court hearing on Wednesday after turning himself in the night before. A Baltimore Circuit Court judge […]

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Penn State-bound athlete shot dead days before departure to start freshman year

Penn State-bound athlete shot dead days before departure to start freshman year

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A freshman set to begin his college athletic career at Penn State next week has been shot dead in his home city of Philadelphia. Kristian Marche, a track and field athlete, was shot in the head on his own street Monday night, according to Philadelphia police. Marche, 18, […]

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Parents of University of Maryland football player who died call for firing of head coach

Parents of University of Maryland football player who died call for firing of head coach

ABC News(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — The parents of the college football player who died after a grueling practice are calling for the firing of the head coach. Jordan McNair, a 19-year-old offensive lineman for the University of Maryland’s Terrapins football team, collapsed during an outdoor workout on May 29. The […]

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More than 300 newspapers to publish editorials in response to Trump’s attack on media

More than 300 newspapers to publish editorials in response to Trump’s attack on media

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than 300 newspapers plan on publishing editorials on Thursday pushing back against President Donald Trump’s ramped-up rhetoric against news media. “This dirty war on the free press must end,” Marjorie Pritchard, the Boston Globe’s editorial page deputy managing editor said in a statement obtained by ABC News. […]

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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  (DETROIT) — Aretha Franklin, the pastor’s daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of […]

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