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How the Missouri duck boat capsize unfolded amid weather warnings

(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Investigators are working to find out what caused a duck boat in Missouri to capsize on a lake Thursday night, killing 17 passengers and injuring seven others.How the weather impacted the conditions on the water and what the tour boat operators knew before heading out are priorities…... Read More

Missouri duck boat accident leaves 17 dead, including children

(BRANSON, Mo.) -- Nine people in one family were among the 17 killed when a tourist duck boat capsized in a Missouri lake Thursday night, the governor's office said. Two other members of that family survived. Seven others were injured when the boat plunged into Table Rock Lake, officials said."Our…... Read More

Twenty-seven reported tornadoes rip through Iowa, devastating towns

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Iowa, which usually averages about seven tornadoes in the month of July, saw 27 reported twisters rip through the state Thursday night, damaging buildings, overturning cars and rupturing gas lines.Marshalltown, Iowa, suffered major damage, while the Vermeer Plant in Pella took a direct hit from an…... Read More

Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

(NEW YORK) -- The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island's South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday.But experts have been unable to determine the species based on the size and condition of a…... Read More

Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

(HOUSTON) -- A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died.The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the time was 113 degrees. The bus was parked outside a daycare facility…... Read More

Tornadoes touch down in Iowa, causing several injuries and destruction

(DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Tornadoes have touched down in central Iowa, displacing families and causing destruction across multiple counties.At least 10 people were injured and sent to the hospital. They were later released after suffering minor injuries, police said.Injuries were reported at the Vermeer Corporation facilities in Pella, according to…... Read More

Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

(NEW YORK) -- New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years.The worst place in America for shark attacks? Florida. Statistics…... Read More

'I pray for our cops every day': Law enforcement deaths spiking, guns No. 1 cause

(NEW YORK) -- When New York State Police trooper Nicholas Clark responded to a reported suicidal person barricaded in a home this month, the suspect gunned him down before taking his own life."A 29-year-old trooper, a stellar trooper with an extraordinary record, his whole life before him," a grieving New…... Read More

Prosecutors allege Russian agent maintained 'duplicitous relationship' with political operative

(WASHINGTON) -- Federal prosecutors believe that Maria Butina, the Russian gun-rights activist who was recently arrested and charged with acting as a foreign agent, maintained a “duplicitous relationship” with an American political operative for the purposes of gaining access to U.S. political organizations.Identified in court filings only as “U.S. Person…... Read More

Steam pipe blast spews asbestos and creates bus-size crater in the middle of New York City

(NEW YORK) -- An 86-year-old underground steam pipe exploded in New York City Thursday morning, spewing dangerous asbestos-tainted debris throughout the area and leaving a crater in a street the size of a city bus, officials said.The blast occurred about 6:39 a.m. in Manhattan's Flatiron District, just blocks from the…... Read More

'We avoided a disaster': Bystander saves baby boy from car on hot day, mom arrested

(VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla.) -- After a quick-thinking bystander noticed a baby boy in the back seat of a car on a hot Florida day, Volusia County Sheriff Mike Chitwood said, "We avoided a disaster.""Thank the Lord for a good Samaritan," he said. The baby is safe and the mother has…... Read More

Police rescue baby from bank robbery suspect who allegedly used child as a shield

(MURPHY, Texas) -- Police in northern Texas rescued a baby from a suspected bank robber who allegedly tried to use the child as a shield when officers attempted to arrest her, authorities said.Evelyn Misumi, 36, walked in a Bank of America branch in Murphy, Texas, Wednesday afternoon with gasoline and…... Read More

Activists fear mass roundup of wild horses with government rule change

(WASHINGTON) -- Wild horses, often considered elegant symbols of the American West, may be in danger with a new rule change by the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Land Management.The change to the Obama-era rule removes restrictions on the horses' sale, according to activists, who fear the rule…... Read More

Mega Millions jackpot surges to $422M before Friday's drawing

(NEW YORK) -- The Mega Millions jackpot has surged to $422 million for Friday night’s drawing after there were no winners Tuesday night for the top prize.This is the seventh time the jackpot has exceeded $400 million and now the sixth largest prize in the game’s history, lottery officials said…... Read More