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Worried daughter locates father in Puerto Rico with some help

ABC News (MIAMI) -- ABC News reporters helped assure a worried daughter that her family in Puerto Rico is safe after she could not reach them in the aftermath ...

Hostages released by man armed with machete at Tennessee bank

iStock/Thinkstock (COLUMBIA, Tenn.) -- All hostages have been released after a man entered a bank in Columbia, Tennessee, armed with a machete Friday afternoon, according to police. The 54-year-old ...

FAA faces partial shutdown as authorization approaches expiration

YakobchukOlena/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- The authority tasked with regulating the nation's aviation industry is facing a partial shutdown as its authorization to do so expires next Saturday.To avoid such a ...

Inside alleged murder-for-hire plot that led to Texas veterinarian's suicide and a man behind bars

aradaphotography/iStock/Thinkstock (RIVER OAKS, Texas) -- Using an iPad, Valerie McDaniel started an audio diary to record her deepest thoughts. In her entries, the 48-year-old talked about her daughter, her ...

Trump admin. ends Obama-era policy on campus sexual assault

HsinJuHSU/Getty Images (WASHINGTON) -- Following months of controversy, the Education Department said on Thursday it would end Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assaults.In a "dear colleague" letter, released in ...

Caregiver pleads for aid for sick, elderly in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico

ABC News (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- In Puerto Rico, nursing home caregiver Maria Ortiz is trying desperately to get ahead of the suffering her patients may face if ...

Sinkholes appear in central Florida neighborhood after Hurricane Irma's heavy rains

iStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- A pair of sinkholes have opened up in a central Florida neighborhood after hurricane Irma hit the state earlier this month.Tuesday morning, a huge sinkhole ...

Police shoot and kill Oklahoma City man as neighbors shout that he is deaf

artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock (OKLAHOMA CITY) -- An Oklahoma City man was fatally shot by police as neighbors shouted that the man could not hear officers' commands to drop a metal pipe ...

Girl may have helped plot Maryland teen's rape by fellow classmates

Chalabala/iStock/Thinkstock (FREDERICK, Md.) -- A Maryland girl could face charges for allegedly helping plot an acquaintance's rape, police said.Just after midnight on Sept. 2, an 18-year-old woman was opening ...

Marine Corps to have 1st female infantry officer

mj0007/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- For the first time in its nearly 250-year history, the United States Marine Corps will have a female infantry officer, after she graduates from an infantry ...

Tenth patient dead after Florida nursing home lost air conditioning in Hurricane Irma

John McCall/South Florida Sun-Sentinel/TNS/Getty Images (HOLLYWOOD, Fla.) -- A 10th person has died after a Florida nursing home lost its air conditioning in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, subjecting ...

Woman, children rescued from capsized ship near Puerto Rico

iStock/Thinkstock (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- A woman and two children have been rescued after they were spotted perched atop an overturned ship off the coast of Puerto Rico ...

Explosion damages multiple Los Angeles homes

KABC-TV (LOS ANGELES) -- The back of a house in western Los Angeles exploded Wednesday, blowing debris across multiple backyards and significantly damaging the home and surrounding area.Two people ...

Inside the Coast Guard's record $6-billion year in drug seizures

Tamilisa Miner/iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- Miles off the coast of California, a Customs and Border Protection aircraft armed with high-powered surveillance cameras locked in on a tiny object glimmering in ...

Puerto Rico in dark, curfew set after island 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria, officials say

ABC News (SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Puerto Rico in dark, curfew set after island 'destroyed' by Hurricane Maria, officials sayThe island of Puerto Rico has been "destroyed" after ...

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