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iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) —  Erin Vandewiele’s last words still haunt her friend. “He’s gonna kill me if I don’t get away from him today,” she wrote to Stacey Morris in a desperate text conversation on July 8. That was the last time Morris heard from Vandewiele, who had moved from Wisconsin to Colorado with a man named […]

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) —  The drama surrounding the sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and the turmoil it’s caused in his confirmation process, are nothing more than a political spectacle for many conservatives at the Value Voters Summit. They’re standing by President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. “I think he’s the right choice and […]

Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The New Jersey sheriff who was purportedly heard in voice recordings making multiple controversial comments — including racist remarks about the state’s Sikh attorney general — has resigned. The Bergen County Sheriff’s Office announced Friday that Sheriff Michael Saudino has submitted his resignation after public radio station WNYC published […]

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WILMINGTON, N.C.) —  Duke Energy says a dam at a power plant in Wilmington, North Carolina has been breached, raising concerns that water contaminated with byproducts of burning coal could flow into the Cape Fear River. Duke says ponds that store solid byproducts of burning coal that can contaminate waterways with substances like […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) —  California authorities are investigating the possibility of at least a dozen more victims who may have been sexually assaulted by an orthopedic surgeon already being accused of drugging and raping two women. Investigators have received more than 50 calls since they announced the arrest of Dr. Grant William Robicheaux, 38, and his […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) —  The federal government is set to conduct the first-ever test of a nationwide system to send emergency alerts to almost all cellphones in the country on October 3. The “Presidential Alert” system uses the same wireless alerts smartphone users receive on AMBER alerts or severe weather warnings but allows the president, or another […]

Mark Wilson/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Another associate of political operative Roger Stone met Friday with a federal grand jury convened to hear testimony in special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling, appearing at the U.S. District Court House in Washington, D.C., a source with direct knowledge tells ABC News. Stone is a longtime and close […]

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — California has passed a law that will ban restaurants from automatically giving out plastic straws in an effort to help protect the environment, particularly the ocean and marine life. “Plastic has helped advance innovation in our society, but our infatuation with single-use convenience has led to disastrous consequences,” Gov. Jerry Brown of […]

Sean Rayford/Getty Images(NEW YORK) —  Sara Felton and her husband packed up their car and got out of the path of Hurricane Florence two days before the storm hit. Now, a week after the impact, they’re dealing with the aftermath. The North Carolina resident got a call from her mother-in-law the morning after the worst […]

Angelo Merendino/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Former President Barack Obama continues his spirited effort to boost his party’s midterm ambitions with an event Friday in Pennsylvania, a state pivotal to Democratic hopes of winning back congressional majorities. It’s also a possible indicator of whether Democrats have made inroads with blue-collar voters, less than two years after […]

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