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Major flooding continues South as new storm to bring snow to California, Southwest
ABC News By MAX GOLEMBO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Rivers continue to flow out of their banks from Texas to West Virginia where 18 states are on alert for flooding on Wednesday.The Kentucky River and Ohio River are most at risk for major to moderate flooding to continue for the next several days as entire towns continue to be submerged under water in Kentucky where a state of emergency has been declared.The rain, however, should stay away from the flooded region for the next several days.A new storm system is set to move into southern California Wednesday with snow...
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Capitol Police beef up security for March 4 amid concerns over QAnon theory
drnadig/iStock By LUKE BARR and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (WASHINGTON) -- The United States Capitol Police said it has beefed up security on Capitol Hill this week due to "concerning information and intelligence" related to March 4, the date that far-right conspiracy theorists believe former President Donald Trump will return to power."The Department is aware of concerning information and intelligence pertaining March 4th and continues to work with all of our law enforcement partners," the federal law enforcement agency said in a statement Tuesday night. "Based on the intelligence that we have, the Department has taken immediate steps to enhance...
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Dr. Oz helps save man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport
Roy Rochlin/Getty Images By AARON KATERSKY and MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Dr. Mehmet Oz helped save the life of a man who collapsed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday night.The celebrity doctor, who hosts the daytime television talk show The Dr. Oz Show, had just arrived at the New Jersey airport on a flight from Florida with his family when they saw a man fall to the ground in the baggage claim area of Terminal C around 11 p.m. The man was foaming at the mouth and bleeding from where he had hit his head on...
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Man who allegedly stole $40k of lottery tickets arrested after police foot chase
Oklahoma City Police Department/Facebook By JON HAWORTH, ABC News (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- A man who stole more than $40,000 worth of lottery tickets has been arrested after being found hiding in the back of a pickup truck following a foot chase by police.The theft of the lottery tickets happened in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in January 2021 and police put out a public notice on Crime Stoppers with an image of the suspect asking the public to help identify the man, later named as 21-year-old Dylan Barrett, according to the Oklahoma City Police Department (OKCPD).“You may or may not recognize this...
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Texas, Mississippi to end mask mandates, allow businesses to reopen at full capacity
PinkOmelet/iStock By ERIN SCHUMAKER, ABC News(AUSTIN, Texas) -- Gov. Greg Abbott ended Texas' statewide mask mandate and announced an executive order to allow all businesses to reopen at full capacity."It is now time to open Texas 100%," Abbott said at a news conference Tuesday."COVID has not suddenly disappeared," he added. "But it is clear from the recoveries, from the vaccinations, from the reduced hospitalizations, and from the safe practices that Texas are using, that state mandates are no longer needed."Abbott's executive order is effective March 10, overriding a previous executive order issued in October. The new order mandates that if...
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13 dead in California crash, some ejected from SUV carrying 25 people: Highway patrol
wsfurlan/iStock By EMILY SHAPIRO and ALEX STONE, ABC News(IMPERIAL, Calif.) -- At least 13 people have died from a crash between a big rig and an SUV in Southern California Tuesday morning, according to the California Highway Patrol.A Ford Expedition SUV entered the intersection with the big rig and subsequently, the big rig, which was hauling two trailers, collided with the left side of the SUV before 6:15 a.m. local time, the highway patrol said.Twenty-five people were in the Ford Expedition, ranging in age from 15 to 53, the highway patrol said.Many passengers were ejected onto the road, the highway...
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Navy service member killed as 5 military trucks involved in crash near Camp Pendleton
Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images By MARK OSBORNE, ABC News(CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) -- A Navy service member was killed and five other service members were injured when five military trucks were involved in a crash near Camp Pendleton in Southern California on Tuesday afternoon.The service member who died was 26 years old and driving one of the trucks, according to California Highway control.It is unclear what caused the crash, which authorities described as a "chain action collision."The convoy began southbound on Interstate 5 south of Basilone Road. One of the truck trailers was pushed forward into the cab, killing the driver, CHP...
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Fallout from Texas energy crisis that left millions in the dark continues
Martin Holverda/iStock By JULIA JACOBO, ABC News(AUSTIN) -- Texas lawmakers are looking to hold power companies and the executives who oversee them accountable for Texas' recent energy catastrophe, which had deadly consequences. Millions in the state were left without heat and potable water following back-to-back winter storms.Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton filed a lawsuit Tuesday against utility company Griddy Energy over enormous energy bills some customers incurred as a result of the storm. Bills were allegedly as high as $9,000.Griddy Energy charges $10 a month to allow residents to pay wholesale prices for electricity instead of a fixed rate. The...
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Gov. Cuomo faces calls to resign from lawmakers after third woman comes forward
SETH WENIG/POOL/AFP via Getty Images By MARLENE LENTHANG, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Rep. Kathleen Rice has become the first New York Democrat in Congress to join mounting calls for Gov. Andrew Cuomo to resign after three women accused him of offensive behavior."The time has come. The Governor must resign," Rice, a former district attorney, tweeted Monday night.Rice was once a close ally of Cuomo's. In the 2010 race for state attorney general, Rice was widely believed to be Cuomo's preferred pick for the role, but he ended up endorsing her opponent, Eric Schneiderman, right before the primary. In 2013, Rice...
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Judge returns to bench after son's murder: 'I will not be frightened or be afraid to do what I love to do'
DNY59/iStock By KATIE KINDELAN, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- U.S. District Court Judge Esther Salas returned to the bench Monday for the first time since her 20-year-old son Daniel was killed and her husband Mark was wounded in a racially motivated assault last summer."The return, it is bittersweet in a certain way because I’m returning to a job that I love so much, but also because of this job I lost my only son," Salas said Tuesday in an interview on Good Morning America. "It’s hard to reconcile those emotions.""But I can tell you this," she added. "I know Daniel...
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Deputy dies after wounded in shootout on Florida-Georgia border
Decatur County Sheriff Wiley Griffin posted a photo of Capt. Justin Bedwell on his Facebook announcing Bedwell died from injuries inflicted during a shootout. - (Sheriff Wiley Griffin) By BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) -- A sheriff's deputy has died after being critically wounded in Georgia on Saturday night when two brothers in a pickup truck being chased allegedly opened fire with a rifle, authorities said.Decatur County, Georgia, Sheriff's Office Capt. Justin Bedwell was pronounced dead on Monday at a Tallahassee, Florida, hospital and his colleagues are planning to escort his body to a funeral home in Bainbridge, Georgia, Tuesday...
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No big gatherings for Saint Patrick's Day in Boston: 'We are so close to a finish line'
Svetlanais/iStock By EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(BOSTON) -- As Saint Patrick's Day approaches, Boston's mayor is urging residents to avoid large gatherings, warning that they could become super-spreader events that would set back progress made in the fight against COVID-19."There should be no large gatherings of any kind for Saint Patrick's Day," Mayor Marty Walsh said at a news conference Monday. "We are so close to a finish line here that what we don't need now is a step backwards.""We're trying to open more businesses, we're trying to get fans in the stands at Fenway and the Garden," Walsh said, referring...
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