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Dad of missing Iowa jogger ‘reluctantly’ returns home to California as investigation continues

Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office(NEW YORK) — The father of missing Iowa jogger Mollie Tibbetts has “reluctantly” returned to his home in California as the investigation into his daughter’s mysterious disappearance continues. “Very reluctantly, I’m being told I sort of need to do this,” Rob Tibbetts told ABC affiliate KCRG-TV in Cedar Rapids. “We’ve called this …

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Friend of Colorado woman allegedly killed by husband not ‘shocked’ by his arrest

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — A close friend of Shanann Watts, the woman who was found dead along with her two young daughters last week, said she wasn’t surprised when she found out that her friend’s husband was arrested in connection to her murder. Nickole Atkinson said she “didn’t want to think the worst” when Watts, 34, and …

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Bandmates remember friend killed in series of ‘cold-blooded’ Nashville shootings

iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) — The bandmates of a man shot and killed outside a Nashville bar this weekend are remembering their friend murdered on his birthday in a string of crimes police believe could be connected. Bartley “Brandon” Teal was killed in a shooting at about 3 a.m. Friday morning outside The Cobra on Gallatin Avenue …

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Woman who fell off cruise ship: ‘I am very lucky to be alive’

iStock/Thinkstock(ROME) —  A British woman was pulled out of the Adriatic Sea on Sunday after falling off a cruise ship and treading water for 10 hours. The woman was on the Norwegian Star near Croatia when she fell overboard, according to the cruise line. “In the morning of August 19th, a guest went overboard as …

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2 dead, including woman who opened fire, in Texas warehouse shooting: Police

iStock/Thinkstock(MISSOURI CITY, TX) — Police in Texas said two people are dead, including a woman who opened fire at a large food warehouse early Monday. One person was killed and another injured in the gunfire, authorities said. The shooting took place at a Ben E. Keith Foods distribution center in Missouri City, Texas, where she …

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Memorial service for singer Aretha Franklin held in Detroit

Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(DETROIT) — A memorial service honoring the late Aretha Franklin was held in Detroit, Michigan, on Sunday. The “Queen of Soul” died on Aug. 16 after a battle with pancreatic cancer. She was 76. Outside the New Bethel Baptist Church, where the service was held, some signed boards at a memorial paying tribute …

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Bolton: Election meddling by China, North Korea, Iran a concern

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — National Security Adviser John Bolton said Russia is only one of four countries that could potentially try to interfere in the 2018 U.S. midterm elections. In an exclusive interview Sunday morning, Bolton told ABC News Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and This Week Co-Anchor Martha Raddatz that the U.S. is also concerned …

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Sacramento police vehicle crashes into 16-year-old fleeing from bike violation

iStock/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO) — A teenager who was stopped by Sacramento police for not having a light on his bicycle ended up being hit by a cop car going 27 mph in dramatic video released by the department on Friday. The incident, which has already prompted the department to promise to improve its training, is earning more …

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Flooding threatens Midwest, South through beginning of work week

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Strong summer storms caused 14 people to be injured at a Backstreet Boys concert in Oklahoma on Saturday night, and now another system developing in the same region is set to threaten the South and Midwest over the next two days. A new set of storm systems is beginning to take …

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ICE detains California man taking pregnant wife to hospital for delivery of their baby

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN BERNARDINO, Calif.) — A man driving his pregnant wife to a hospital for delivery of their baby was detained and taken into custody by immigration agents, according to the couple’s lawyer and a news report. The 36-year-old husband, whose lawyer said had no criminal record, was taken into custody when the couple stopped at …

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12-year-old girl in Mississippi allegedly took mother’s car and crashed into sheriff’s deputy

ABC News(MERIDIAN, Miss.) — A 12-year-old girl allegedly took her mother’s car and led police on a chase around a trailer park before crashing into a sheriff’s deputy responding to the incident, authorities said. Video of the event on Wednesday night near Meridian, Mississippi, shows the moments before and after a deputy was allegedly hit …

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Nashville police investigate whether spate of ‘cold-blooded’ killings are connected

iStock/Thinkstock(NASHVILLE) — An all-out manhunt is underway for two “cold-blooded killers” in a rash of deadly shootings this month in Nashville — and police are investigating whether all of the crimes are linked to the same gunmen. The latest shooting happened early Friday in the parking lot of a club on Gallatin Avenue. Four people, …

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Ahead of cross-border family reunion, South Koreans express anticipation

iStock/Thinkstock(SEOUL) — Kim Kwang Ho left his hometown in North Hamgyong Province, now North Korean territory, when he was in middle school, leaving his mother and younger brother behind. He left without a single photo, believing he would be back within 10 days, when the danger of war dissipated. Those 10 days turned into 68 …

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More strong summer storms expected in Northeast on Saturday

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Severe storms brought rain, lightning and damaging winds to the Northeast on Friday evening, with wind gusts up to 65 mph in parts of central and western New Jersey, and reports of over 5 inches of rain falling in Chatham, New York, overnight. Lightning lit up the sky in New York …

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Federal officials reiterate drone threat in intel bulletin

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Federal officials this week warned police around the country that drones are posing an ever-growing threat to safety and security. Citing the Aug. 4 attack during an appearance of Venezuela’s president, the FBI, Department of Homeland Security and National Counterterrorism Center issued an intelligence bulletin with the starkest of warnings: “An attack could …

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Spanish police nab South Florida supermarket mogul wanted in 2011 alleged slaying of wife’s lover

Google Maps(MADRID) — A former co-owner of a grocery chain in South Florida who police say is the alleged mastermind behind the slaying of his wife’s secret lover has been arrested in Spain this week after seven years on the run, authorities said. The Miami-Dade Police Department, which is investigating the case, received a call …

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Baltimore police make arrest in connection with death of 7-year-old by stray bullet

ABC News(BALTIMORE, Md.) — Authorities in Baltimore have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of a 7-year-old girl who was killed by a stray bullet while sitting in the backseat of a car. On the afternoon of July 5, second-grader Taylor Hayes was taken to the a local hospital after she was shot …

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18-year-old who pushed friend off bridge charged with reckless endangerment

ABC News(VANCOUVER, Wash.) — The 18-year-old who pushed her teenage friend off a 60-foot bridge in Washington state, leaving her with multiple injuries, has been charged with one count of reckless endangerment. Prosecutors filed the charge Friday, with a declaration of probable cause from the arresting officer stated, “it is clear that Taylor Smith engaged …

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Video captures moment when officer is struck by police van driven by his own partner

Manchester Police(MANCHESTER, England) — A United Kingdom officer who was chasing down a suspect was struck by a police van driven by his own partner — and the dramatic episode was all captured on video. A witness took video of the moment when the officer was chasing down the suspect on Leicester Road in Higher …

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Woman survives brutal hit-and-run at same spot where husband was murdered 17 years ago

WFAA(MESQUITE, Texas) — A woman who barely survived a terrifying hit-and-run at a Texas gas station she owns has spoken out for the first time, saying that she suffers from intolerable pain but is glad to be alive. “I don’t know what miracle saved me,” gas station owner Alka Patel told ABC News affiliate WFAA. …

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