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Clinton Correctional Facility Eliminates 'Honor Block' and Institutes Stricter R


Darrin Klimek/Digital Vision/Thinkstock(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) -- New York State corrections officials instituted a set of stricter regulations in the wake of the historic escape of two inmates from a maximum security prison, including eliminating the "honor bl

16 Percent of American Church Fires Are Intentionally Set, Stats Show


People meet near the burned ruins of the Mt. Zion AME Church July 1, 2015 in Greeleyville, South Carolina. (Photo by Sean Rayford/Getty Images)(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) -- Fires break out at churches and other "religious and funeral properties" in the US an av

'Not This Clinic': VA Calls Alleged Mistreatment of Veteran 'Unacceptable'


Photo by John Moore/Getty Images(OAKWOOD, Ga.) -- A troubling video by an Iraq War veteran posted to YouTube Tuesday has led the Department of Veterans Affairs to issue an statement acknowledging what appears to be mistreatment of a man seeking help for P

Drone Helps Firefighters Rescue Two from River in Maine


A drone helped rescue two boys from the Little Androscoggin River in Mechanic Falls, Maine on June 30, 2015. (Frank Roma)(MECHANIC FALLS, Maine) -- A drone became an integral part of a river rescue team on Tuesday. Two boys were stranded on a rock in the

Texas Farmer Killed After Tractor Disturbs Bee Hive


Crews exterminated a 15-20 foot long bee hive on a farm in Lozano, Texas on June 28, 2015, after a farmer died from a bee attack. (Raul R. Zuniga Jr.)(LOZANO, Texas) -- A third-generation Texas farmer was killed by a bee attack after he disturbed an enor

Man Airlifted to Hospital After Seventh Reported Shark Attack in NC


iStock/Thinkstock(OKRACOKE ISLAND, N.C.) -- A 68-year-old man was airlifted to a hospital after he was attacked by a six- to seven-foot shark Wednesday off the coast of Okracoke Island in North Carolina, Hyde County and National Park Service officials sai

Alaska Wildfires Map Puts 1.8M Acres Burned This Year in Perspective


AK_Forestry/Twitter(JUNEAU, Alaska) -- The number of Alaska's active wildfires is literally off the charts, according to a map recently released by the state's Division of Forestry.Over 700 fires have burned so far this summer, the most in the state's his

Independence Weekend Weather Forecast


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- Parts of the west will be sizzling while others will be dodging storms this July 4th weekend.For most of the Midwest and Northeast, the weather is shaping up pretty nicely. Anywhere from Minneapolis and Chicago to New York and Boston

Military: Don't Worry If Most Expensive Fighter Jet Ever Can't Dogfight Well


U.S. Navy photo courtesy of Lockheed Martin by Andy Wolfe/Released(NEW YORK) -- The makers of one of the most expensive weapons programs in history went on the defensive Wednesday, saying a recent report on the F-35 fighter jet’s failures in old-sch

ABC Exclusive: North Carolina Man 'Started Punching' Shark When It Attacked


ABC News(NEW YORK) — Patrick Thornton was at the beach with his family, swimming in the water, when he felt a tug at his foot.That tug happened to be a 5-foot shark.The 47-year-old was attacked Friday in the shallow waters of Avon Beach on North Car

Federal Officials Investigating After South Carolina Church Catches Fire


Clarendon County Fire Department(GREELEYVILLE, S.C.) — A historically black church in South Carolina with a history of being targeted caught fire Tuesday night and investigators were trying to determine the cause, according to officials and reports.

Misty Copeland Is American Ballet Theatre's First Black Female Principal Dancer


Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for Tony Awards Productions(NEW YORK) -- A fervent dream became reality Tuesday for ballerina Misty Copeland as she became the first black female principal dancer in the 75-year history of the American Ballet Theatre.It is one of

DOJ Report Cites Law Enforcement Shortcomings in Ferguson Unrest


Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A report commissioner by the Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, a part of the Justice Department, found that multiple shortcomings on the part of law enforcement contributed to the violent riot

Church Fires: ATF Has No Reason to Believe They're Racially Motivated or Related


Evan F. Sisley/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Federal investigators say they have no reason to believe that a series of church fires in the South were racially motivated or related, according to a statement from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms.

David Sweat Claims He Was Almost Caught Twice During 3-Week Manhunt


Authorities in upstate New York spent three weeks searching for escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat. Jon Chodat(MALONE, N.Y.) -- Escaped prisoner David Sweat told investigators he was almost discovered twice during the three weeks authorities

Residents Return to 'War Zone' After Wildfire Engulfs Homes


iStock/Thinkstock(SEATTLE) -- Homeowners forced to evacuate recently because of a rapidly moving wildfire in Washington state returned Tuesday to find that the blaze had burned so hot that few of their belongings remained or were even recognizable."[It] l

Big Bounce in Trampoline Parks Puts Safety in Spotlight


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Trampoline parks are increasingly popular, with scores of them springing up across the country in recent years, but the industry’s rise has been met with concerns from safety advocates.Trampoline parks -- venues featur

Former UVA Swim Team Member Alleges 'Humiliating and Violent' Hazing in Lawsuit


iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — A former member of the University of Virginia men’s swimming team filed a lawsuit against five teammates, claiming he feared for his life because their hazing was so extreme.Anthony Marcantonio, 19, le

Clinton Correctional Prison Employees Placed on Leave After Inmates' Escape


Andrew Burton/Getty Images(DANNEMORA, N.Y.) — Twelve Clinton Correctional Facility employees were placed on administrative leave as a part of the ongoing review into the escape of two inmates from its maximum security prison in Dannemora, New York.T

Exonerated Prisoner Dies After Nearly 30 Years in Solitary Confinement


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A man who was exonerated after spending nearly 30 years on death row in Louisiana died just over a year after his release.Glenn Ford died Monday after a battle with lung cancer. He was 65.Ford was convicted of first-degree murder in

Fly Boy: Kid Starts Up Unattended Chopper at Air Show


iStock/Thinkstock(MANKATO, Minn.) — A boy around six years of age hopped into a medevac helicopter that was on display at a Minnesota air show on Monday, and managed to get it started, causing a panic and two minor injuries.  According to the M

Escaped Prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat Listened to Radio Reports About M


New York State Police(ALBANY, N.Y.) — Escaped prisoners Richard Matt and David Sweat listened to reports about their manhunt on a radio and also had marijuana during their weeks on the run, Sweat told authorities in a lengthy interview, a state poli

Whitey Bulger Writes Contrite Letter to Teens, Says His Life Was 'Spent Foolishl


Three Apponequet Regional High School students, Mollykate Rodenbush, Brittany Tainsh, and Michaela Arguin (from left), received a handwritten reply from Whitey Bulger after writing to him for a history contest on leadership. (Photo by David L. Ryan/The Bo

Woman Knocked Out by Drone at Seattle Pride Parade, City Says


Boy Scouts troops make an apperance in the 40th annual Seattle Pride Parade on June 29, 2014 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Suzi Pratt/FilmMagic)(SEATTLE) -- A woman was knocked out when a drone struck her in the head during the pride parade in Seattle
 
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The 11th Hour - Guests & Topics June 22nd-26th 2015
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Dial N Deal - Friday June 19th 2015
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