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How the Missouri duck boat capsize unfolded amid weather warnings

How the Missouri duck boat capsize unfolded amid weather warnings

Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images(BRANSON, Mo.) — Investigators are working to find out what caused a duck boat in Missouri to capsize on a lake Thursday night, killing 17 passengers and injuring seven others. How the weather impacted the conditions on the water and what the tour boat operators knew […]

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Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) — A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, killing at least 17 people, including children, as severe thunderstorms struck the area Thursday night, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. Seven others were injured when the boat plunged into Table Rock Lake, officials said. “Our thoughts […]

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Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

ABC News(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging buildings, overturning cars and rupturing gas lines. Marshalltown, Iowa, suffered major damage, while the Vermeer Plant in Pella took a direct hit […]

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French president’s aide questioned by police for allegedly beating protester

French president’s aide questioned by police for allegedly beating protester

Chesnot/Getty Images(PARIS) — Police questioned an aide to French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday after he was apparently caught on video impersonating a police officer while hitting and stomping a Paris demonstrator earlier this year. The video, published Wednesday night by French newspaper Le Monde, was taken May 1 during […]

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At least 13 dead, including children, in Missouri duck boat accident

At least 13 dead, including children, in Missouri duck boat accident

iStock/Thinkstock(BRANSON, Mo.) — A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, amid powerful storms, killing at least 13 people, including children, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The Thursday-night accident also injured seven people, and four others are still missing, officials said. A total of 29 passengers and […]

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Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island’s South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday. But experts have been unable to determine the species based on the size and condition of […]

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About 14 percent of children aged 5-17 reunited, US government says

About 14 percent of children aged 5-17 reunited, US government says

Tamir Kalifa/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The U.S. government said late Thursday that it has reunited about 14 percent of the migrant children aged 5-17 separated from their families at the border, as a court-ordered deadline looms less than a week away. Of the 2,551 children stripped from their parents or family […]

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Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died. The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the time was 113 degrees. The bus was parked outside a daycare […]

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Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

Gloria McAllister(DES MOINES, Iowa) — Tornadoes have touched down in central Iowa, displacing families and causing destruction across multiple counties. A number of people have been injured and sent to the hospital, Lt. Shane Cox of the Pella Police Department told ABC News. The extent of the injuries is unknown […]

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Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years. The worst place in America for shark attacks? Florida. […]

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