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‘We’re not going to stop,’ family says of search for missing Texas mother

iStock (DALLAS) — The family of a Texas mother who went missing three weeks ago say they are clinging to hope of finding her alive. Erica Hernandez’s sister and two of her three children told ABC station KTRK-TV in Houston that Mother’s Day was one of the most agonizing and lonely days they’ve had to endure since she vanished in …

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Last surviving Marine of USS Indianapolis dies at age 96

iStock (NEW YORK) — The last surviving Marine of the USS Indianapolis, the U.S. Navy ship that sank in July 1945, died this weekend. Edgar Harrell was 96 and lived at the Tennessee State Veterans Home in Clarksville, Tennessee, the official Facebook page of the ship posted Saturday. Harrell was one of the Indianapolis’s 316 members who survived the attack …

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What we know about the Colonial Pipeline ransomware cyberattack

iStock/littlehenrabi (NEW YORK) — A cybersecurity attack targeting operators of a major East Coast fuel pipeline has left the nation reeling, exposing the vulnerabilities of critical infrastructure to new threats while also leaving many Americans with more questions than answers. Colonial Pipeline said on Saturday that it was the victim of a cyberattack involving ransomware and had “proactively” halted all …

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Alleged murderer and his tiger wanted in Houston after ditching police in high-speed pursuit

iStock/ChiccoDodiFC (HOUSTON) — When Maria Torres and her sister-in-law got an emergency notification on the Nextdoor app Sunday night, they had to do a double-take. It said a tiger was on the loose on a nearby Houston neighborhood. Instead of staying in the house with their doors locked, the two women went on an impromptu safari. “We got in the …

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Fort Bragg sergeant charged in killing of fellow soldier Kelia Horton

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock (FAYETTEVILLE, N.C.) — A Fort Bragg sergeant has been charged in the murder of another soldier stationed at the military installation. Sgt. Tiara Nicole Vinson, 26, has been charged with first-degree murder and discharging a firearm into occupied property in the killing of Spc. Kelia Horton, 22. The fatal shooting took place outside a home in Fayetteville, North Carolina, …

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NYPD officer rescues child during Times Square shooting

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A quick-thinking New York City Police Department officer responding to the shooting in Times Square wrapped a tourniquet around the tiny leg of a 4-year-old girl who was shot to stop her bleeding before instinctively sprinting through the area to a waiting ambulance. “This little girl is the strongest person I have ever seen,” Officer …

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Ransomware cyberattack shuts down major US pipeline, company says

dusanpetkovic/iStock (NEW YORK) — A cyberattack has forced the shutdown of a major gas pipeline in the U.S. that supplies 45% of all fuel consumed on the East Coast. The cyberattack against Colonial Pipeline, which runs from Houston to Linden, New Jersey, began 7 p.m. on Friday night, according to a Federal Emergency Management Agency report reviewed by ABC News. …

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Oregon church won’t close after COVID-19 outbreak infected 74 members, pastor says

ChristinLola/iStock (SALEM, Ore.) — Returning to the pulpit after a COVID-19 outbreak infected him, his wife and 72 members of their congregation, the senior pastor of an Oregon church said Sunday that he will not kowtow to pressure to close the doors to the house of worship. Pastor Scott Erickson of the Peoples Church in Salem, Oregon, began his Mother’s …

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Seven people dead in Colorado birthday party shooting

kali9/iStock (COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) — Six adults were killed early Sunday morning when a suspect opened fire at a birthday party in Colorado Springs, Colorado, police said. The suspect, who was allegedly the boyfriend of one of the victims, took his own life, according to police. Officers responded to a 911 call at the Canterbury Mobile Home Park around 12:18 …

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Officers shouldn’t have fired into Breonna Taylor’s home, report says

Courtesy Tamika Palmer (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — Newly released documents from an internal probe into the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor shows two investigators determined that none of the officers involved in serving a 2020 narcotics warrant at the 26-year-old’s apartment should have fired their gun, but the findings were contradicted by senior officials in the Louisville Metro Police Department, according …

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