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Second Victim of NYC Building Collapse Identified


FDNY(NEW YORK) -- The second victim of the East Village building explosion last week in New York City has been positively identified, New York City officials said Wednesday.Using DNA analysis, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirmed that Moises

Washington, DC Police Arrest Suspect in Lawyer's Murder


Obtained by ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Police in Washington, D.C., Wednesday arrested a woman in connection with the killing of a lawyer who was found stabbed to death inside a district hotel room.Police charged Jamyra Gallmon, 21, with first-degree felony m

Investigation Underway After Noose Found on Duke University Campus


File photo. Stockbyte/Thinkstock(DURHAM, N.C.) -- An investigation is underway on the campus of Duke University after a noose was found hung on the Bryan Center plaza, where the office of the Vice President of Student Affiars, among other offices, are lo

Getty Heir Had 'Several Health Issues' at Time of Death, Police Say


Andrew Getty/Facebook(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Getty, the grandson of oil billionaire J. Paul Getty, was suffering from several undisclosed health issues at the time of his death, a police spokeswoman said Wednesday."At this time, it appears as though he di

Suspect in Custody After Fort Hood Officials Receive Verbal Threat


Drew Anthony Smith/Getty Images(FORT HOOD, Texas) -- Officials at Fort Hood in Texas say they responded to a verbal threat from a soldier on Wednesday afternoon.A statement from the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office on Wednesday said that officials received

UVA Student Newspaper Apologizes for April Fools Day Article Satirizing Martese


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) -- The managing board of the Cavalier Daily, the campus newspaper at the University of Virginia, apologized on Wednesday for an ill-advised April Fool's Day joke that poked fun at a recent incident in which Virginia

Calif. Governor Announces New Water Restrictions as Drought Worsens


NASA(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) -- California Gov. Edmund G. Brown Jr. announced a set of mandatory water conservation measures on Wednesday, as the state continues to struggle with a prolonged drought that has lasted for more than four years."Today we are stand

NYPD Cop Who Berated Uber Driver Is Under Internal Review


Sanjay Seth/YouTube(NEW YORK) -- A video showing a police detective berating an Uber driver in New York City has gone viral, and the New York Police Department said the video is under review by the Internal Affairs Bureau and that it will also be investig

NC Teen Writes Rejection Letter to Duke University's Rejection Letter


ABC News(DURHAM, N.C.) — Spring is here along with the angst of the college admissions process for high school seniors everywhere.One North Carolina teenager decided to fight back with a rejection letter to the rejection letter she said she received

Total Lunar Eclipse Will Be Shortest in a Century


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Don't press the snooze button for this one.The total lunar eclipse set to take over the skies on Saturday will be the shortest in a century, lasting five minutes and turning the moon red, according to NASA.The sky spect

Gary Dahl, Inventor of the Pet Rock, Dead at 78


File photo. iStock/Thinkstock(JACKSONVILLE, Ore.) — Gary Dahl, the inventor of the Pet Rock, has died, The New York Times reports. He was 78.Dahl’s wife, Marguerite Dahl, confirmed that her husband had passed away from chronic obstructive pul

Andrew Getty, Grandson of J. Paul Getty, Found Dead at Home


John Roman/iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- Andrew Getty, the grandson of J. Paul Getty and an heir to the family's oil fortune, died at the age of 47 on Tuesday, a statement from the Getty family confirmed.The Los Angeles Police Department is investigat

Parents of Alleged Colorado Theater Shooter James Holmes Speak to California New


Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images(DEL MAR, Calif.) -- The parents of accused Colorado theater shooter James Holmes spoke to a California newspaper for an article published Tuesday about the prayer book published earlier this month that

Two Dead After Shooting at Fresno Medical Office Building


iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Calif.) -- Two people were killed in a domestic violence-related shooting incident at a Fresno medical office building on Tuesday.Police say Moua Neng, 43, entered the building and fired multiple shots at close range. The gunshot

Brooklyn DA Charges 23 with Enterprise Corruption in $7 Million Medicaid Fraud C


iStock/Thinkstock(BROOKLYN, N.Y.) -- Twenty-three defendants, including nine doctors, were charged with enterprise corruption on Tuesday in connection with a $7 million Medicaid fraud indictment handed down by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson Tuesd

After Just Six Hours, Defense Rests in Boston Bombing Trial


FBI(BOSTON) -- In the Boston Marathon bombing trial the prosecution took 92 witnesses and more than three weeks to present their case, but on Tuesday, the defense for Dzhokhar Tsarnaev rested after just four witnesses and about six hours.Weeks ago during

Alabama Moms Meet After Facebook Apology for Kids' Behavior Goes Viral


ABC News(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) -- Thanks to the "power of social media," two Alabama moms met on Monday, just days after one of the women posted on Facebook apologizing for her daughters' "rude and obnoxious" behavior at the movies.It all started when Birming

Former Police Chief Says He Feared FLDS Church Leaders


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A former police chief who served the twin towns that the Fundamentalist Church of Latter-Day Saints dominates is coming forward for the first time, claiming he lived in fear that Warren Jeffs and other church leaders would t

Coast Guard Rescues Nine Crew Members from Tourist Pirate Ship


US Coast Guard/Petty Officer 3rd Class Ross Ruddell (GLOUCESTER, Mass.) -- The Coast Guard endured rough seas and winds to rescue nine crewmen from a disabled tourist pirate ship called Liana's Ransom that was stranded off the coast of Gloucester, Massach

Email Reveals Truth About Denise Huskins Kidnapping, Lawyer Says


Mike Huskins(VALLEJO, Calif.) -- The lawyer for a California woman who mysteriously disappeared -- then turned up unharmed days later -- says an email shows his client isn’t a liar but a victim, and that her kidnappers are still on the loose.Douglas

Defense Begins Its Case in Boston Marathon Bombing Trial


FBI(BOSTON) -- Tuesday is the first full day of defense testimony at the Boston Marathon bombing trial.After gory details of an 8-year-old's death brought jurors to tears Monday, defense attorneys will set out to convince them it was Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's o

Aaron Hernandez Trial: Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Recalls His Last Conversation


ABC News(FALL RIVER, Mass.) — New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft recalled his conversation with Aaron Hernandez about the incident that's the basis of the football player's murder trial.Kraft was on the stand in the Fall River Justice Center in

Virginia Hospital Escape: Armed Prisoner in Manhunt Captured


Fairfax County Police(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — Police have captured a convict who became the subject of a manhunt after escaping from a Virginia hospital Tuesday morning, a law enforcement official confirmed.Law enforcement sources said the suspect was

Manhunt Underway After Armed Prisoner Escapes from Custody in Virginia


Fairfax County Police(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — A Virginia hospital was placed on lockdown Tuesday morning after a prisoner escaped from custody, authorities said.The situation occurred at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located in the city of Falls Church less

Armed Prisoner Escapes from Custody in Virginia; Police Surround Hospital


iStock/Thinkstock(FALLS CHURCH, Va.) — Police surrounded a Virginia hospital Tuesday morning after a prisoner escaped from custody, authorities said.The situation occurred at Inova Fairfax Hospital, located in the city of Falls Church less than 10 m

Missing Minnesota Sorority Sister Went Into River From Bridge, Cops Say


Minneapolis Police Department(MINNEAPOLIS) -- Police searching for a missing University of Minnesota student said they have found video showing the young woman going into the Mississippi River from a bridge. Jennifer Houle, 22, was last seen Friday at a b

Pennsylvania Man Killed by Falling Headstone While Decorating Grave for Easter


YourNikonMan/iStock/Thinkstock(THROOP, Pa.) -- A Pennsylvania man was killed Monday morning after the gravestone he was decorating for Easter fell on top of him.Stephen Woytack, 74, was hanging a cross on his mother-in-law’s headstone at the Saint J