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Dashcam video shows police narrowly avoiding injury in house blast

Dashcam video shows police narrowly avoiding injury in house blast

Hurst Police Department via Facebook(HURST, Texas) — Police in Texas have released shocking dashcam video today of a dramatic explosion of an SUV crashing into a house and then apparently striking a natural-gas line. The video posted on Facebook by the Hurst Police Department shows patrol cars pulling up on […]

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New details released in alleged multistate crime spree of woman accused of killing 2

New details released in alleged multistate crime spree of woman accused of killing 2

Dodge County Sheriff’s Office(BLOOMING PRAIRIE, Minn.) — A 56-year-old Minnesota woman wanted for allegedly shooting her husband to death, then killing and stealing the identity of Florida woman, is on the run after the alleged multistate crime spree that spans 1,500 miles. Now, authorities in Florida are releasing new details […]

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Barbara Bush’s funeral: ‘We’ll be celebrating her life,’ pastor says

Barbara Bush’s funeral: ‘We’ll be celebrating her life,’ pastor says

Scott Olson/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — As more than 1,500 people, including first lady Melania Trump, fill St. Martin’s Episcopal Church in Houston on Saturday morning for the funeral of Barbara Bush, the Rev. Russell Levenson Jr. said that while others will extol the former first lady’s role on the world stage, […]

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Bay Area earthquake could lead to massive loss of life and property: USGS report

Bay Area earthquake could lead to massive loss of life and property: USGS report

ABC News (SAN FRANCISCO) — A new report details the potential effects that could be produced by a hypothetical major earthquake on a California fault running underneath the Bay Area. The simulation predicts what could happen if a magnitude 7.0 earthquake hit directly under the city of Oakland on the […]

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Barbara Bush: An appreciation

Barbara Bush: An appreciation

Tom Pennington/Getty Images(HOUSTON) — The first time I had a formal interview with Barbara Bush she was the “second lady” and her husband was running for president. I had accepted an assignment from Seventeen Magazine to query the wives of the two major candidates and it had all been arranged […]

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Nanny found guilty of stabbing 2 children to death in New York apartment

Nanny found guilty of stabbing 2 children to death in New York apartment

WABC(NEW YORK) — A New York City nanny has been found guilty of the murders of two young children who were stabbed to death in their idyllic Upper West Side apartment. Yoselyn Ortega had worked for Marina and Kevin Krim for two years when she killed 6-year-old Lulu Krim and […]

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New York City to ban doors-off helicopter flights

New York City to ban doors-off helicopter flights

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York City will no longer allow doors-off tourist helicopter flights to take off from the Downtown Manhattan Heliport, a consequence of a deadly crash last month. No doors-off flights currently depart the heliport in lower Manhattan, which is the only pad in the city where tourist […]

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Alleged ‘face’ of robocalls testifies it’s as easy as the ‘click of a button’

Alleged ‘face’ of robocalls testifies it’s as easy as the ‘click of a button’

ABCNews.com(WASHINGTON) — The alleged “face” of unwanted robocalls testified Wednesday that the technology to start a large autodial campaign is easy to use and can be set up by “anyone” from a home office. “There is available open source software that can be misused by someone to make thousands of […]

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What we know about the bank VP who died after Southwest Airlines engine failure

What we know about the bank VP who died after Southwest Airlines engine failure

Obtained by ABC News(PHILADELPHIA) — Jennifer Riordan, a bank executive, community leader and mother of two, died Tuesday when her Southwest Airlines flight blew an engine in midair and its debris smashed a cabin window. Riordan of Albuquerque, New Mexico, was among 144 passengers and five crew members on board […]

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Hero Southwest pilot was one of Navy’s first female fighter pilots

Hero Southwest pilot was one of Navy’s first female fighter pilots

WPVI-TV(PHILADELPHIA) — Tammie Jo Shults, the hero pilot who safely landed a Southwest Airlines plane Tuesday after one of its engines failed, was among the Navy’s first women pilots trained to fly fighter aircraft. “She was commissioned in the Navy on June 21, 1985, and completed flight training in Pensacola,” […]

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