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Rebecca O'Donnell is seen at a court appearance in Arkansas, Jan. 29, 2020. - (ABC News)
August 06, 2020 - 12:29 pm
By TAMMY GLASS, CHRIS FRANCESCANI and KATE HOLLAND, ABC News (POCOHANTAS, Ark.) -- Rebecca O'Donnell faces the death penalty after being charged with capital murder, abuse of a corpse and tampering with evidence in the death of former Arkansas legislator Linda Collins-Smith. In a surprise twist to...
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August 06, 2020 - 11:39 am
By DANIEL MANZO and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News (SILVER SPRING, Md.) -- The U.S. could be in for an "extremely active" Atlantic hurricane season this year, possibly "one of the busiest on record," the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) said Thursday. 2020 is forecast to see 19 to 25...
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August 06, 2020 - 8:14 am
By DANIEL MANZO, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Along the East Coast, where millions are still without power thanks to Hurricane and Tropical Storm Isaias, the region is set to get more rain in the coming days. Already Thursday morning, a round of storms is moving through parts of Maryland and Virginia...
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FILE - In this Feb. 5, 2019, file photo, Alaska Airlines planes are parked at a gate area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle. Alaska Airlines said over 300 employees among the company's workforce in Anchorage may lose their jobs on Oct. 1, 2020. The company said the Anchorage layoffs are part of company-wide job cuts because of the economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic, Alaska Public Media reported Tuesday, Aug. 4. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)
The Associated Press
August 06, 2020 - 7:43 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 1.2 million laid-off Americans applied for state unemployment benefits last week, evidence that the coronavirus keeps forcing companies to slash jobs just as a critical $600 weekly federal jobless payment has expired. The Labor Department’s report Thursday marked the 20th...
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August 06, 2020 - 6:19 am
By KELLY MCCARTHY, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- Video released of five North Carolina detention officers restraining an inmate in a cell shows the prisoner saying "I can't breathe" before he lost consciousness and died two days later. The five officers and a nurse were charged last month with involuntary...
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August 06, 2020 - 5:19 am
By MORGAN WINSOR, ABC News (NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now killed more than 707,000 people worldwide. Over 18.7 million people across the globe have been diagnosed with COVID-19, the disease caused by the new respiratory virus, according to data compiled by the Center for...
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August 06, 2020 - 5:15 am
By MARK OSBORNE, ABC News (DENVER) -- The old saying is "you can run, but you can't hide." It worked for a long time for one prison escapee, but the FBI finally caught up to him in hiding on Wednesday. After 46 years, Luis Archuleta was arrested in New Mexico, and will be returned to Denver, where...
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August 05, 2020 - 4:26 pm
By STEPHANIE EBBS, ABC News (ATLANTA) -- The former Atlanta police officer charged with the fatal shooting of Rayshard Brooks in a Wendy's parking lot in June could be facing imprisonment for allegedly violating the conditions of his bond agreement. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard filed...
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Miramar Police Department via Twitter
August 05, 2020 - 9:10 am
By CHRISTINA CARREGA, ABC News (MIRAMAR, Fla.) -- It has been 10 days since 2-year-old Kamdyn was found wandering in a Miramar, Florida, parking lot located over 12 hours away from his family. Police in South Florida, including Miramar and Hollywood departments, have been on the hunt for the...
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Denver Fire Department via Twitter
August 05, 2020 - 9:00 am
By CLAYTON SANDELL, EMILY SHAPIRO and JEFFREY COOK, ABC News (DENVER) -- Five people are dead, including two children, in an early morning house fire that Denver police and fire officials say appears to be arson. The fire was reported around 2:40 a.m. local time, the Denver Fire Department said...
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