Mom named person of interest in disappearance of 5-year-old Jacksonville girl: Sheriff

Jacksonville Sheriffs Office(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) -- The mother of missing 5-year-old Jacksonville girl Taylor Williams is now a person of interest in the little girl's disappearance, authorities said Monday. Taylor's...

Girls sweep all 5 top awards at national STEM contest for middle schoolers

Society for Science & the Public/YouTube(WASHINGTON) --  At a national science and engineering competition for middle school students, girls took home all five top awards for the first time this year. The...

11-Year-old boy dies after being shot in chest in Philadelphia: Police

aijohn784/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) -- An 11-year-old boy was shot dead in Philadelphia on Monday, becoming the latest in a string of children to be shot in the city. The 11-year-old, whose name was not released, was shot once...

Mourning classmates hold candlelight vigil for slain Atlanta college student

Atlanta Police Department(ATLANTA) -- Music and prayer filled Georgia's Clark Atlanta University campus Sunday night as grieving students came together to remember slain classmate Alexis Crawford, allegedly killed by her...

Keystone pipeline restarts 2 weeks after North Dakota leak

Canadian crude oil is once again moving through a pipeline nearly two weeks after the line leaked an estimated 383,000 gallons (1.4 million liters) of oil in North Dakota.

Rare transit of Mercury: How to watch safely as the planet passes in front of the Sun

NASA(NEW YORK) -- Mercury will pass in front of the sun on Monday, appearing as a dark spot moving across the star’s bright surface. The cosmic event, which is called a transit, will last for roughly 5.5 hours and...

Fast food cashier and manager fired for refusing to serve police officer

amphotora/iStock(ROXBORO, N.C.) -- Two fast food employees have been fired after one of them refused to serve a police officer who wanted to order food from the establishment. The incident occurred last week at the Cook...

Winter storm cancels hundreds of flights before temperatures plunge

ABC News(NEW YORK) -- An early season arctic cold front is barreling through the Midwest Monday morning and is expected to reach the Gulf Coast and the East Coast on Tuesday. Ahead of that cold front was a quick-moving...

Supreme Court weighs fate of DACA, 700,000 young immigrants

YinYang/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- More than 700,000 young immigrants, who came of age in America but have lacked permanent legal status, look to the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday to uphold a program protecting them from...

Former Marine wanted in fatal shooting of Virginia man

MicroStockHub/iStock(HARDY, Va.) -- A former Marine is wanted in the murder of his mother's boyfriend. Rodney Brown, 54, was shot and killed on Saturday just before noon at his home in Hardy, Virginia, about 9 miles...

Bernard Tyson, trailblazing Kaiser Permanente CEO, dies at 60

rvolkan/iStock(NEW YORK) -- Bernard J. Tyson, chairman and CEO of Kaiser Permanente, died in his sleep on Sunday, the company confirmed to ABC News in a statement. He was 60. "An outstanding leader, visionary and champion...

Doctor charged with performing hysterectomies without content: Federal investigators

Western Tidewater Regional Jail(CHESAPEAKE, Va.) -- Federal prosecutors have accused a Virginia doctor of performing surgeries on women -- such as hysterectomies and removing their fallopian tubes without their consent...

San Diego State suspends 14 fraternities after freshman hospitalized following event

KGTV(SAN DIEG) -- More than a dozen fraternities at San Diego State University have been suspended after a freshman was hospitalized following an event last week. The student allegedly attended a fraternity event...

New York woman arrested for allegedly harassing 2-year-old with genetic disorder

Ulster County Sheriffs Office(MELVILLE, NEW YORK) -- A New York woman has been arrested for allegedly harassing a child with a genetic disorder, according to police. Krista Sewell, 26, of Melville, allegedly posted...

Missing hiker found dead atop glacier on California mountain

Eloi_Omella/iStock(BISHOP, Calif) -- A hiker who had gone missing while exploring a mountain in California was later found on top of a glacier, according to authorities. Alan Stringer, 40, of Huntington Beach, failed to...

Father of Atatiana Jefferson, black woman killed at home by a white Texas police officer, has died

kali9/iStock(FORT WORTH, Texas) -- Marquis Jefferson, father of Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman fatally shot by a white police officer inside her Fort Worth, Texas, home last month, has died. Family spokesperson, Bruce...

Boy allegedly forced to urinate in front of classroom, made to wear garbage bags

Ricks Moulton/iStock(LOS ANGELES) -- A lawsuit filed by the parents of an 8-year-old boy alleges that a teacher disallowed their son to use the bathroom and made him pee into a trashcan in front of his classmates before he...

Arctic blast on way will likely challenge hundreds of records this week

ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Saturday was the end of the latest cold blast across much of the eastern U.S., however a more intense, much colder, record breaking cold blast that will impact more than half of the U.S. is on the...

7-Year-old boy clings to life after plummeting nine floors

wsfurlan/iStock(NEW YORK) --  A 7-year old boy is fighting for his life after plummeting 9 floors from his family’s apartment window. The incident occurred around 11 a.m. on Saturday morning at the Bronx River...

'Baby Trump' balloon slashed and deflated at protest outside of Trump's visit at Alabama-LSU football game

amesy/iStock(TUSCALOOSA, Ala.) -- A towering "Baby Trump" balloon -- which has become a popular symbol for critics of the president -- was knifed and deflated in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Saturday during President Donald...

Escapee returned to Kearney YRTC

Escapee returned to Kearney YRTC

Community rallies to harvest late farmer's fields

Community rallies to harvest late farmer's fields

Hall County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Against Jury Duty Scam

Hall County Sheriff's Dept. Warns Against Jury Duty Scam

One person dead in accident on I-80 near Grand Island

One person dead in accident on I-80 near Grand Island

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Snow, bitter cold expected in Nebraska and Iowa

Kelsey Hobbie and Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

Kelsey Hobbie and Sidney looking forward to trip to Cedar Rapids for state volleyball

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

List: River Country high school recruits sign with college teams

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

Diller-Odell caps historic season with school's first state volleyball title

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

BDS does it again - a five-set victory and a state title for the second year in a row

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals

Pierce offense dominates again, moves on to semi-finals