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Nov 20

Border Patrol agent killed, partner injured on duty in Texas

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A U.S. Border Patrol agent died and his partner suffered serious injuries while on patrol in southwest Texas on Sunday morning, according to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection. “Agent Rogelio Martinez and his Big Bend Sector partner were responding to activity while on patrol near Interstate 10, in the Van …

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Nov 20

Puerto Rican march in D.C. protests hurricane relief effort

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Protesters marched on Washington D.C.’s National Mall on Sunday morning to draw attention to the situation in hurricane-stricken Puerto Rico. “The Unity for Puerto Rico March” featured politicians as well as boldface names, including Lin-Manuel Miranda, whose agenda was to turn a spotlight on the devastated island territory, and work to update …

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Nov 20

High winds blamed for scaffolding collapse in busy New York City neighborhood

Twitter/@ZenoMercer(NEW YORK) — Wind gusts caused construction scaffolding to collapse above a subway entrance in New York City’s busy SoHo neighborhood, authorities said. Five people suffered moderate to minor injuries in the incident around 11:30 a.m. local time on Sunday when wind gusts were reported to be around 30 mph to 35 mph. They were …

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Nov 20

‘Confused’ driver ends up dangling halfway off train platform in Long Island

Twitter/@BenVimont(NEW YORK) — One driver in Long Island took the concept of “park and ride” a little too far on Saturday when they ended up parked right on the train platform. The unbelievable photo captured by a commuter says it all, as a driver hopped a curb and drove right onto the Long Island Rail …

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Nov 20

Storm moves east after knocking out power for thousands

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The storm that knocked out power for thousands, closed down local businesses and dropped a tornado in Indiana on Saturday is tracking eastward, ABC News meteorologist Brittany Borer said. Americans from Florida to Maine are getting a piece of this storm Sunday. Radar is showing rain for most, while parts of Maine …

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Nov 19

Gunman sought after Pennsylvania police officer killed in traffic stop

iStock/Thinkstock(PITTSBURGH) — Police have found a vehicle they believe was involved in the killing of a Pennsylvania cop during a traffic stop, officials said Saturday. “We were able to find and seize the vehicle that we believe to be involved in this incident,” New Kensington Police Chief James Klein said. “The investigation into the vehicle’s …

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Nov 19

At least 27 injured, others unaccounted for after massive fire at senior living center

iStock/Thinkstock(WEST CHESTER, Pa.) — More than two dozen people were injured while others remain unaccounted for after a massive fire engulfed a senior living facility west of Philadelphia on Thursday night, authorities said. The five-alarm fire at Barclay Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, about 35 miles from Philadelphia, began just before 11 p.m. …

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Nov 19

Family of 86-year-old man seen tased by police in video settles for $900K

iStock/Thinkstock(KINGSTREE, S.C.) — The family of an 86-year-old South Carolina man has settled with the city of Kingstree just a month after the man was tased by police following a car chase. Police dash cam video of the incident shows Albert Chatfield immediately emerging from his car at an intersection and backpedaling from two police …

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Nov 19

What to see and what to skip in Los Angeles

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — The City of Angels is getting all dolled up over the next decade – the Summer Olympics are coming to L.A. in 2028! For value seekers, though, the time to visit is now, thanks to more places to stay – 9,000 new hotel rooms by the end of 2018 – and more …

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Nov 19

Rain, wind likely for much of East this weekend

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — The weather system which has already brought flooding rains to the Northwest and heavy snow to the Rockies is moving into the Midwest on Saturday with the Northeast to follow. A wind advisory is in effect from Texas to Ohio as wind speeds can be expected from 20 to 30 mph with …

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