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US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

Fedorovekb/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and "espoused extremist" and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack.

"The defendant intends   ... Read More

Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney's office confirmed to ABC News.   ... Read More

Supreme Court unanimously rules to limit states’ ability to seize private property involved in a crime

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court moved Wednesday to limit states’ ability to seize private property involved in a crime, saying the forfeitures are subject to Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines.

Tyson Timbs, a   ... Read More

Officers mourn NYPD detective slain by friendly fire: ‘Brian lived to protect all New Yorkers’

tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Grieving officers of the New York Police Department gathered Wednesday at an emotional funeral for Detective Brian Simonsen who was killed by friendly fire while responding to a robbery last week.

Simonsen, 42, and his partner   ... Read More

Snow threatens rush hour commutes across Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast: The latest forecast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Over 2,000 flights have been grounded — many in the Washington, D.C., area — as a winter storm moves through the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wednesday.

Schools in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Omaha are all closed   ... Read More

Police: Remains found of missing FL teen who may have witnessed murder

Sarasota Police Department(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- The remains have been found of a missing teenager in Florida who may have witnessed a murder more than a year ago, police announced Tuesday night.

Jabez Spann was 14 when he vanished on   ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight declares emergency after apparent lightning strike

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to declare an emergency and make an unscheduled landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee after apparently being struck by lightning on Tuesday.

The plane took off from George Mitchell International Airport   ... Read More

University of California student indicted for allegedly running drug app

Public Domain(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A University of California, Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Collin Howard, 18, was indicted by a federal   ... Read More

DNA leads to man’s arrest 46 years after murder of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe: ‘We have never forgotten Linda’

Newport Beach Police(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- A man has been arrested through DNA and genetic genealogy in the decades-old cold case killing of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe, who was strangled to death in Southern California in 1973, authorities said.   ... Read More

Florida man originally charged with gun crime also charged with hate crime

Broward County Jail(MIAMI) -- A Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs and waving a gun at a group of black protesters.

Mark Bartlett, who is white, originally was charged only with   ... Read More

Fate of Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago in jeopardy after judge rules lawsuit can move forward

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Construction of the $500 million Barack Obama Presidential Center in a historic Chicago park was dealt a major setback on Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by park advocates to stop   ... Read More

Feds investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending threatening letter sent to ‘Empire’ studios addressed to him

tupungato/iStock(CHICAGO) -- The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at "Empire’s" Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials   ... Read More

W. Va. educators strike for second day to make sure loathed education bill is a ‘dead deal’

Ildo Frazao/iStock(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) -- Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers wielded their power again and this time politicians were quick to listen.

Just hours after   ... Read More

Alleged poison plot, blood in bathroom: Gruesome details revealed in case against fiancé accused of killing Kelsey Berreth

Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed new details -- including blood and an alleged poisoned coffee plot -- in the case against Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the   ... Read More

Storm headed to eastern half of US, threatening major snowfall in DC and flooding in the South

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A major storm is headed to the eastern half of the country, bringing snow, ice and rain from the Plains to the Northeast to the Southeast.

Over 280 flights were already canceled for Wednesday as   ... Read More

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US Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting ‘to kill almost every last person on the earth’

Fedorovekb/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- Federal authorities have arrested a Marine veteran and U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who they said was stockpiling weapons and "espoused extremist" and racist views for years as he sought to launch a major attack.

"The defendant intends   ... Read More

Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing false report after allegedly staging attack: Police

Gabriel Olsen/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false report after allegedly staging the attack against himself in Chicago, police and the state attorney's office confirmed to ABC News.   ... Read More

Supreme Court unanimously rules to limit states’ ability to seize private property involved in a crime

DNY59/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- In a unanimous decision, the U.S. Supreme Court moved Wednesday to limit states’ ability to seize private property involved in a crime, saying the forfeitures are subject to Eighth Amendment protection against excessive fines.

Tyson Timbs, a   ... Read More

Officers mourn NYPD detective slain by friendly fire: ‘Brian lived to protect all New Yorkers’

tillsonburg/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Grieving officers of the New York Police Department gathered Wednesday at an emotional funeral for Detective Brian Simonsen who was killed by friendly fire while responding to a robbery last week.

Simonsen, 42, and his partner   ... Read More

Snow threatens rush hour commutes across Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast: The latest forecast

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Over 2,000 flights have been grounded — many in the Washington, D.C., area — as a winter storm moves through the Midwest, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast Wednesday.

Schools in Baltimore, Philadelphia and Omaha are all closed   ... Read More

Police: Remains found of missing FL teen who may have witnessed murder

Sarasota Police Department(SARASOTA, Fla.) -- The remains have been found of a missing teenager in Florida who may have witnessed a murder more than a year ago, police announced Tuesday night.

Jabez Spann was 14 when he vanished on   ... Read More

Delta Air Lines flight declares emergency after apparent lightning strike

VanderWolf-Images/iStock(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- A Delta Air Lines flight was forced to declare an emergency and make an unscheduled landing in Chattanooga, Tennessee after apparently being struck by lightning on Tuesday.

The plane took off from George Mitchell International Airport   ... Read More

University of California student indicted for allegedly running drug app

Public Domain(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- A University of California, Santa Cruz student was indicted on federal charges Tuesday, accused of developing an app to sell meth, cocaine and other illegal drugs.

Collin Howard, 18, was indicted by a federal   ... Read More

DNA leads to man’s arrest 46 years after murder of 11-year-old Linda O’Keefe: ‘We have never forgotten Linda’

Newport Beach Police(NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) -- A man has been arrested through DNA and genetic genealogy in the decades-old cold case killing of 11-year-old Linda Ann O’Keefe, who was strangled to death in Southern California in 1973, authorities said.   ... Read More

Florida man originally charged with gun crime also charged with hate crime

Broward County Jail(MIAMI) -- A Florida man has been charged with a hate crime after allegedly yelling racial slurs and waving a gun at a group of black protesters.

Mark Bartlett, who is white, originally was charged only with   ... Read More

Fate of Barack Obama Presidential Center in Chicago in jeopardy after judge rules lawsuit can move forward

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CHICAGO) -- Construction of the $500 million Barack Obama Presidential Center in a historic Chicago park was dealt a major setback on Tuesday when a federal judge ruled that a lawsuit filed by park advocates to stop   ... Read More

Feds investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending threatening letter sent to ‘Empire’ studios addressed to him

tupungato/iStock(CHICAGO) -- The FBI and the US Postal Inspection Service are currently investigating whether Jussie Smollett played a role in sending a threatening letter addressed to him at "Empire’s" Chicago studio prior to the alleged attack, two federal officials   ... Read More

W. Va. educators strike for second day to make sure loathed education bill is a ‘dead deal’

Ildo Frazao/iStock(CHARLESTON, W. Va.) -- Nearly a year after they went on strike and inspired educators nationwide to do the same, West Virginia teachers wielded their power again and this time politicians were quick to listen.

Just hours after   ... Read More

Alleged poison plot, blood in bathroom: Gruesome details revealed in case against fiancé accused of killing Kelsey Berreth

Woodland Park Police Department(WOODLAND PARK, Colo.) -- Prosecutors on Tuesday revealed new details -- including blood and an alleged poisoned coffee plot -- in the case against Patrick Frazee, the Colorado man accused of killing his fiancé and the   ... Read More

Storm headed to eastern half of US, threatening major snowfall in DC and flooding in the South

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A major storm is headed to the eastern half of the country, bringing snow, ice and rain from the Plains to the Northeast to the Southeast.

Over 280 flights were already canceled for Wednesday as   ... Read More

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