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Alleged driver in 'Unite the Right' rally violence in Charlottesville charged with first-degree murder

iStock/Thinkstock (CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) --  The driver accused of barreling a car into a crowd protesting the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville, Virginia has been charged with first-degree murder. ...

Firefighter dies while battling Thomas fire in California

iStock/Thinkstock (SAN DIEGO) --A California firefighter has died while battling the Thomas fire that is threatening the Golden State's Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, officials said.The firefighter was an ...

Net neutrality repeal sparks praise and disappointment: 'We cannot let this happen'

iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- After the Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday along party lines to repeal net neutrality regulations imposed in 2015, the reaction was swift from technology companies, internet ...

Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity indicted for hazing after 2016 incident at University of Houston

iStock/Thinkstock (HOUSTON) -- The Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity was indicted on Thursday for a 2016 hazing incident in which pledges were allegedly deprived of adequate food, water and sleep, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Suspects who allegedly shot 2 police officers shot near St. Louis taken into custody after hours-long standoff

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

'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 ...

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