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Beverly Hills anesthesiologist charged with murder in patient's overdose death
iStock/Thinkstock (BEVERLY HILLS, Calif.) -- A anesthesiologist in Beverly Hills has been charged with murder in connection with a patient's fatal overdose, Los Angeles prosecutors announced Thursday. Stephen Kyosung Kim, 53, was working at the Rodeo Drive Plastic Surgery Center on Sept. 26 when he allegedly administered the medicine to the patient, 71-year-old Mark Greenspan, to help sedate him, according to a press release from the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office. Proseuctors accuse Kim of injecting himself with drugs during the procedure and then later giving Greenspan a lethal dose of Demerol, a narcotic used to treat pain, while...
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Harvard admissions investigation prompts mixed reactions from Asian-American students
iStock/Thinkstock (CAMBRIDGE, Mass.) -- To achieve an exceptional college application has become seemingly more and more difficult -- at least for certain groups of students. Ben Huynh, a Vietnamese-American born to immigrant parents and raised in Chicago, received a 2400 on his SAT, had perfect grades, held leadership positions and was very involved in his passion for music, all elements of an impeccable application by most standards. With his outstanding résumé, one would expect him to get into at least one of his top schools, but was rejected from most of them, including Harvard. “I was a little disappointed,” Huynh...
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FCC votes to roll back net neutrality rules
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal the so-called net neutrality rules that govern the way internet service providers treat different types of content and data.The five commissioners of the FCC voted along party lines — three Republicans to two Democrats — to roll back the rules, imposed in 2015 under President Barack Obama. The public debate over the rules had been heated at times and Thursday's decision came after a brief delay when, on the "advice of security," FCC chairman Ajit Pai announced that they would need to take a recess and the hearing room...
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Standoff ensues after 2 police officers shot near St. Louis
ABCNews.com (ST. LOUIS) -- Two police officers were shot in the chest Thursday morning in a suburb of St. Louis, Missouri, but their bulletproof vests appeared to have saved their lives, officials said. In the wake of the shooting the suspect barricaded himself in the house where he was believed to live, and police haven't made contact with him since. The uniformed members of the Bellefontaine Neighbors Police Department were injured in an encounter with a gunman around 7:15 a.m. local time, but expected to survive, according to Sgt. Shawn McGuire of the St. Louis County Police Department. McGuire said...
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Deployed Army soldiers return home in time to spend holidays with loved ones
WHAS (FORT KNOX, Ky.) -- Fort Knox, Kentucky was a scene filled with emotional reunions Wednesday as deployed soldiers returned home in time to spend the holidays with their loved ones.The Army soldiers with the 1st Sustainment Command had spent six months away while they were deployed in Kuwait providing food, fuel, water, transportation and other materials for military personnel there, ABC Louisville affiliate WHAS reported.On Wednesday, family members looked on eagerly as they waited for a glimpse of the U.S. service members."There he is right there," one mother told her young son once she spotted her husband. "Look at...
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Holy cow! Bovine escapes from nativity scene
ABCNews.com (PHILADELPHIA) -- A cow created a not-so-silent night in Philadelphia this week.The cow, nicknamed “Stormy,” escaped not once, but twice from a living nativity scene at the Old First Reformed United Church of Christ in Philadelphia.Stormy took off around 2:30 a.m. Wednesday morning and hoofed it to the highway.Philadelphia police were able to box in Stormy with their cars and tie a rope around her neck. She was guided off the highway and back to the nativity scene.But just a few hours later police tweeted that the cow had escaped again.According to ABC News affiliate WPVI, Reverend Michael Caine...
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Deadly Kansas City house fire now a homicide investigation, police say
ABCNews.com (KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- A deadly fire that engulfed a home in Kansas City, Kansas, early Tuesday is now being investigated as a homicide, police said.The Kansas City, Kansas Police Department announced the homicide investigation via Twitter late Wednesday, one day after officials found three bodies inside the scorched single-family residence. Though details surrounding the case are limited, police said the fire may be covering up a murder scene.The identities of the three victims have not yet been released, but one woman told reporters that she feared her sister could be among the dead.Patricia Green told ABC affiliate KMBC...
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Suspended PBS host Tavis Smiley plans to 'fight back' against sexual misconduct allegations
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Talk show host Tavis Smiley pushed back against allegations of sexual misconduct after PBS suspended the distribution of his namesake show on Wednesday, citing "multiple, credible allegations of conduct" that it said were inconsistent with its values.“I have the utmost respect for women and celebrate the courage of those who have come forth to tell their truth,” Smiley said in a statement released on Facebook after the suspension was announced. “To be clear, I have never groped, coerced or exposed myself inappropriately to any workplace colleague in my entire broadcast career, covering six networks over...
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Parents mourn son's 'senseless' and 'horrific' death following alleged hazing incident at LSU fraternity
ABC News (NEW YORK) -- The mother of the Louisiana State University student who died following an apparent hazing incident at a fraternity said she believes her son was murdered, telling ABC News, "Nobody can physically drink that much, you can't, you have to be forced.""This shouldn't have happened," Rae Ann Gruver said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Amy Robach three months after her son, Max Gruver, 18, died following a night of drinking and alleged hazing at the Phi Delta Theta fraternity's LSU chapter.On the night of September 13, Max Gruver and other fraternity pledges participated in...
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Giant, human-sized penguins once roamed Earth, researchers say
Gerald Mayr/Senckenberg Research Institute (WASHINGTON) -- Giant penguins, standing over 6 feet tall and weighing more than 220 pounds, may have roamed Earth some 60 million years ago, according to new research.Scientists on Tuesday said they discovered fossils of an ancient penguin that may have stood 5-foot-7 -- nearly the height of the average American male -- at about 223 pounds, according to a Nature Communications research report.The monster flightless bird, called the Kumimanu biceae, is believed to have swam off the coast of New Zealand between 56 million and 60 million years ago, according to the research.The size would...
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'Exponential' increase in school shooting drills since Sandy Hook
Spencer Platt/Getty Images (LOS ANGELES) -- The secretary at the Rancho Tehama Elementary School made a split-second decision on a Tuesday morning last month: to get all the children inside the building within seconds of hearing gunshots."Because that call was made then, 47 seconds later, we had a completely locked-down school. Ten seconds after that, the shooter was in the quad firing shots," Rick Fitzpatrick, the superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District in California, told ABC News. "We had a 10-second cushion."But almost five years before the Rancho Tehama shooting, the fate of students at an elementary school...
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Kentucky lawmaker kills himself days after being accused of molesting teen girl
iStock/Thinkstock (LOUISVILLE, Ky.) -- Kentucky state Rep. Dan Johnson took his own life on Wednesday afternoon after being publicly accused of molesting a teen girl, according to ABC affiliate WHAS in Louisville.An expansive expose published Monday by the Kentucky Center for Investigative Reporting alleged that Johnson sexually abused the 17-year-old victim after a New Year's party in 2013.Bullitt County coroner David Billings told ABC News Wednesday night that Johnson was found with a single gunshot wound to the head at Greenwell Ford Road in Mount Washington, Kentucky. His death is being treated as a “probable suicide.” A .40 caliber gun...
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