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Protester dies after struck by speeding car at Black Lives Matter freeway demonstration in Seattle
iStock/Kameleon007 By: BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News (SEATTLE) -- A young protester has died from injuries she suffered when a luxury car plowed into her and another woman during a Black Lives Matter protest Saturday on a Seattle freeway that has been shut down for days due to the civil unrest, police said.Summer Taylor was pronounced dead at a local hospital hours after a 27-year-old man in a white Jaguar drove onto a closed section of Interstate 5 where ongoing demonstrations have been occurring and slammed into her and another protester, police said.Surveillance video captured the 2013 Jaguar apparently speeding down...
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2 dead, 8 injured in nightclub shooting
iStock/MattGush By: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- Two people are dead and eight people have been injured after a shooting at a South Carolina nightclub early Sunday morning.The incident took place at Lavish Lounge in Greenville, South Carolina, just before 2 a.m. on Sunday morning when Greenville County sheriff’s deputies saw a large commotion outside the establishment and called for backup due to “active gunfire from inside the building, according to Greenville County Sheriff’s spokesperson Lt. Jimmy Bolt.Authorities immediately made entry into the venue and began administering aid to the shooting victims.According to Sheriff Hobart Lewis, there were...
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Coronavirus updates: Trump claims vaccine coming 'long before the end of the year'
iStock/koto_feja By: JON HAWORTH, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 530,000 people worldwide.More than 11.2 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more than 2.8 million...
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Coronavirus live updates: Florida hits new coronavirus daily record
Myriam Borzee/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL and IVAN PEREIRA, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- A novel coronavirus pandemic has now killed more than 525,000 people worldwide.More than 10.8 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University. The actual numbers are believed to be much higher due to testing shortages, many unreported cases and suspicions that some governments are hiding the scope of their nations' outbreaks.The United States is the worst-affected country in the world, with more...
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Vehicle strikes multiple protesters in Washington, 2 people sent to hospital
MattGush/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(SEATTLE) -- An overnight protest on a closed Washington state freeway ended with two women in the hospital after a motorist barreled into the crowd, according to Washington State Patrol.For weeks, law enforcement authorities have warned pedestrian protesters not to use the highways as the setting for protests."The freeway is simply not a safe place...We feared something like this would happen," said Captain Ron Mead, commander of Washington State Patrol field operations for District 2, at a press conference Saturday morning.A 27-year-old man from Seattle is accused of driving his car onto the closed I-5,...
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Noose found in building owned by elite university
sshepard/iStock By LAUREN LANTRY, ABC NEWS(BALTIMORE) -- A noose was found Thursday at a construction site in an off-campus building owned by Johns Hopkins University, per Karen Lancaster, a Johns Hopkins University spokeswoman. Lancaster said the construction site is a part of ongoing renovations of the Whiting School of Engineering building in Baltimore. She called it a "heinous symbol of hate."The job site has been shut down until further notice, Daniel Ennis, Johns Hopkins University's senior vice president for administration and finance, said."Johns Hopkins University condemns this act of hate," the university's president Ronald J. Daniels said in a message...
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Bar shooting leaves 1 dead, 3 injured, hunt on for suspect
MicroStockHub/iStock By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC NEWS(JACKSON, MISS.) -- Police in Jackson, Mississippi, are on the hunt for a suspect after a shooting at a sports bar left one person dead and three others injured.During the early morning hours of July 4 at the M-Bar Sports Grill on Ridgewood Ct., a suspect got into an altercation with another customer before shots were fired.The suspect, described by police as a Black man wearing a red baseball jersey, shot the person he was having a confrontation with and injured three others, police said in a press release issued Saturday morning.One of the victims...
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Ohio police officer shot to death in Home Depot parking lot
Kali9/iStock By WILLIAM MANSELL, ABC NEWS(TOLEDO, Ohio) -- A Toledo police officer is dead after being shot in the chest while responding to a 911 call of an intoxicated person in a Home Depot parking lot overnight.Witnesses, according to Toledo Police Chief George Krahl, said that the suspect was walking away from officer Anthony Dia when he "for some reason turned and fired a round from the handgun."Dia, who leaves behind a wife and 2-year-old child, was taken to a local hospital where he died from his injuries.Police deployed a drone and canine to try and locate the suspect. After...
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High tides flood California coastline
ABC News By REED MCDONOUGH, ABC NEWS(NEW YORK) -- High tides inundated the Southern California coast near Newport Beach on Friday, causing significant flooding damage to cars and homes in the area.High surf advisories and beach hazard statements remain in effect along portions of the coastline until noon Monday.Meanwhile, a gale watch remains in effect off of coastal California over the holiday weekend, where ocean waves could reach 13 feet.A long period of south-southwest winds will bring elevated surf and rip currents to the California coast this weekend, where minor coastal flooding is expected to continue during high tides.Tides are...
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8-year-old killed, 3 others hospitalized in shooting at Alabama mall
z1b / iStock By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(HOOVER, Al) -- An 8-year-old was shot and killed and three others were injured in a shooting at a mall in Hoover, Alabama, on Friday.Police said they responded to a scene at the Riverchase Galleria, near the food court, after multiple 911 calls reporting shots fired.Among the three others injured in the shooting was another juvenile, Hoover police said.Hoover Police Department officials said they don't yet know what led to the shooting or how many gunmen may have been involved, but they did confirm at least four victims were rushed to hospitals.The conditions...
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Timeline: What to know about missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen
US Army By Christina Carrega and Luis Martinez(NEW YORK) -- When Vanessa Guillen was a little girl, she dreamed of joining the Army, her family said.The Houston native graduated César E. Chavez High School in 2018 and shortly thereafter enlisted, becoming a private first class who worked to repair small arms and artillery while serving with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.At some point, her family says she confided in her two sisters, Lupe and Mayra, that she was having problems while posted at Fort Hood, the sprawling Army base outside of Killeen, Texas.Her sisters said Guillen, 20, told them and fellow...
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15-year-old girl shot at Massachusetts mall; 2 in custody
carlballou /iStock By Catherine Thorbecke, ABC News(BRAINTREE, Ma) -- A 15-year-old girl was injured in a shooting at the South Shore Plaza mall in Braintree, Massachusetts, officials said.Braintree police said she suffered non-life threatening injuries, and two male suspects were taken into custody in relation to the shooting, which took place at about 4:45 p.m.After initially saying they were responding to an "active shooter," the Braintree Police Department said it now believes it was a targeted shooting.Special agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives assisted Braintree police in the response to the scene.The Braintree Police Department said...
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