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Underwater discovery could unlock mystery of 56-year-old plane crash

A small plane crashed into California's Folsom Lake on New Year's Day in 1965.
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A paddle boarder paddles at Folsom Lake Marina as the lake experiences lower water levels during the California drought emergency, May 27, 2021, in El Dorado Hills, California.
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Cashier dead, 2 wounded during argument over store's mask policy: Sheriff

One of the wounded victims was an off-duty sheriff.
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Police respond to a scene where three people were shot at a Big Bear store after a dispute over mask wearing in Dekalb County, Ga., June 14, 2021.
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15-year-olds arrested for allegedly shooting security guard

The security guard was in "critical but stable condition" on Monday,
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Police on the scene in Atlanta where two teens shot a guard at Lenox Square Mall and fled to the nearby Westin Hotel, where they were captured and arrested, June 13, 2021.
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Explosion tears through chemical plant in Rockton, Illinois

A firefighter was transported for minor injuries and the fire is expected to burn for several days.
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A firefighter was transported for minor injuries and the fire is expected to burn for several days.
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Officer seen kneeing man multiple times following vaping arrest

A 19-year-old was charged with resisting arrest and second-degree assault.
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A video taken of an altercation over vaping between police and a man in Ocean City, Md., on June 12, 2021, circulated through social media.
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Novavax COVID vaccine shows strong efficacy

The biotechnology company announced Monday that its stage three clinical trial showed overall efficacy of 90.4% against COVID-19.
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The biotechnology company announced Monday that its stage three clinical trial showed overall efficacy of 90.4% against COVID-19.
June 14

1 dead, 1 injured after car plows into protesters in Minneapolis, police say

Officers were monitoring a protest in the area when a car drove into the crowd.
June 14
Officers were monitoring a protest in the area when a car drove into the crowd.
June 14

Nature-based or lab leak? Unraveling the debate over the origins of COVID-19

Accomplished scientists and public health officials stand on both sides.
June 14
People stand outside of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in Wuhan, China, on Feb. 3, 2021.
June 14

Police seen kneeing suspect repeatedly during Maryland vaping arrest

A group of teens allegedly resisted arrest while violating a smoking and vaping ordinance in Ocean City, Maryland.
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A group of teens allegedly resisted arrest while violating a smoking and vaping ordinance in Ocean City, Maryland.
June 14

COVID-19 heroes to be honored with parade

New York City will hold a ticker tape parade for heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic next month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
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New York City will hold a ticker tape parade for heroes of the COVID-19 pandemic next month, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.
June 14

16 cats removed from wall of abandoned home

It took nearly eight hours for a contractor in Philadelphia to remove nine adult cats and seven kittens from a wall of an abandoned house.
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It took nearly eight hours for a contractor in Philadelphia to remove nine adult cats and seven kittens from a wall of an abandoned house.
June 14

Pandemic heroes to be honored with ticker tape parade

The parade will take place along the Canyon of Heroes on July 7.
June 14
In this April 28, 2020, file photo, doctors, nurses and emergency medical staff of the Brooklyn Hospital Center pose of a picture in Brooklyn, N.Y.
June 14

1 dead, 1 injured after car plows into protesters in Minneapolis, police say

One protester who was critically injured from the incident died at the hospital.
June 14
A vehicle plowed into a group of protesters in Minneapolis, June 13, 2021.
June 14

Stolen ambulance crashes into bay after lengthy police chase

Crews spent more than an hour pulling the vehicle out of the water.
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An ambulance stolen in Utica, New York ended up in a lake in a suburb of Rochester, New York, June 13, 2021.
June 14

39 wounded, 5 dead in shootings across US over weekend

There have been 270 mass shootings so far in 2021, according to a Gun Violence Archive report.
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There have been 270 mass shootings so far in 2021, according to a Gun Violence Archive report.
June 14

Tailoring of climate change messaging could shift conservative views on crisis: Study

Researchers studied how to make climate change communication more persuasive.
June 14
A U.S. flag flies outside the Marathon Petroleum Corp. Los Angeles Refinery in Wilmington, California, April 21, 2021.
June 14

Stolen ambulance crashes into bay after police chase

A 137-mile police chase of a stolen ambulance across New York state ended Sunday with the vehicle in a bay and the alleged thief in handcuffs, authorities said.
June 14
A 137-mile police chase of a stolen ambulance across New York state ended Sunday with the vehicle in a bay and the alleged thief in handcuffs, authorities said.
June 14

Man shot to death during car sale in possible robbery attempt: Officials

The two suspects stole the victim's car and are still on the loose.
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Kevin Shepard, 20, was shot to death after a car sale went bad during a possible robbery attempt of the victim’s vehicle during a meeting with the two suspects in the suburbs of Houston, Texas, on Sunday, June 13, 2021.
June 14

Mall security guard shot, in critical condition

A security guard at an Atlanta mall was shot and critically hurt Sunday night, and now two teenagers -- a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl -- are in custody, police said.
June 14
A security guard at an Atlanta mall was shot and critically hurt Sunday night, and now two teenagers -- a 15-year-old boy and a 15-year-old girl -- are in custody, police said.
June 14

Dangerous heat wave hits the West: Latest forecast

Las Vegas is forecast to reach 115 degrees on Wednesday.
June 14
People on the coast at Windansea Beach in La Jolla, in San Diego, Calif., June 13, 2021.
June 14

As a heat wave hits, here's how to keep yourself -- and your pets -- safe

Experts offer important tips on fluids, sunscreen and more.
June 14
A woman fans herself to keep cool on a hot day while riding the ferry to Rockaway Beach in New York, July 1, 2018.
June 14

Contractor discovers kitten in wall while tearing it down, proceeds to find 15 more

“The cats are scared, some will require more socialization."
June 14
A contractor in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, found 16 cats in a wall that he was tearing down at an abandoned home on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The cats were rescued by ACCT Philadelphia and are now safe and up for adoption.
June 14

8 hurt after car drives into crowd at racetrack

At least eight people are hospitalized with three in critical condition following a crash during a race at a mud track in Texas Sunday, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
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At least eight people are hospitalized with three in critical condition following a crash during a race at a mud track in Texas Sunday, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.
June 14

15-year-old killed by lightning strike at beach while swimming on vacation

The teenage girl had been visiting Georgia from Alabama when she was struck.
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June 13

8 hospitalized after vehicle drives into crowd at Texas racetrack

Three of the victims are in critical condition.
June 13
Police tape blocks the scene of a shooting near a Billiard's club that was rented for a concert after three gunmen killed two people and injured 20 overnight in the Hialeah area of Miami Dade county on May 30 2021.
June 13

Austin mass shooting: 1 dead, 13 hurt, 1 of 2 suspects at large, police say

One other victim was listed in critical condition.
June 13
Police investigate the scene of a mass shooting in the Sixth Street entertainment district area of Austin, Texas, June 12, 2021.
June 13

9-year-old boy accidentally shot in chest by father

The father reportedly believed he was being followed by another car and pulled out a gun, according to authorities. The child is in critical condition but expected to survive.
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The father reportedly believed he was being followed by another car and pulled out a gun, according to authorities. The child is in critical condition but expected to survive.
June 13

2 children caught in crossfire of quadruple shooting

The kids, aged 6 and 8, are in critical condition at the hospital.
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June 13

Judge tosses lawsuit against hospital over staff vaccine mandate

"It is a choice made to keep staff, patients and their families safer.”
June 13
Medical workers and pedestrians cross an intersection outside of the Houston Methodist Hospital on June 09, 2021, in Houston.
June 13

4 mass shootings in 6 hours leave 38 wounded, 6 dead

"It’s disturbing and it’s senseless," Savannah police chief said.
June 13
Police officers escort a victim (C) after gunfire erupted at a busy entertainment district in Austin, Texas, June 12, 2021, in this still image taken from video provided on social media.
June 13

Biden says ‘America is back at the table’ as he wraps G-7 summit

President Joe Biden has wrapped his first overseas trip since taking office, calling it an “extraordinary, collaborative and productive” meeting.
June 13
President Joe Biden has wrapped his first overseas trip since taking office, calling it an “extraordinary, collaborative and productive” meeting.
June 13

COVID-19 kills veteran officer, special education teacher and a high schooler

Hector Moya served 22 years with the Newark police. He was 55 years old.
June 13
Newark Police Officer Hector Moya is seen here in this undated file photo.
June 13

9-year-old boy accidentally shot in chest by father after alleged road rage incident

The father pulled out a gun when he thought they were being followed.
June 13
A 9-year-old boy is in critical condition after accidentally being shot in the chest by his father at the end of an alleged road rage incident they were engaged in on Friday, June 11, 2021 in the Fifth Ward in Houston, Texas.
June 12

3 killed after car runs into Pittsburgh plasma clinic

Three people died and several were injured after a car crashed into a plasma donation center in Pittsburgh.
June 12
Three people died and several were injured after a car crashed into a plasma donation center in Pittsburgh.
June 12
Delta Air Lines planes are parked at gates at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in Atlanta, April 7, 2021.
June 12

3 dead after car crashes into plasma clinic

The plasma clinic caught on fire and the blaze has since been extinguished.
June 12
An image released by Pittburgh Public Safety shows first responders on the scene of a vehicle collision into a building on the 1300 block of Western Avenue in Pittsburgh, Pa., June 12, 2021.
June 12

Delta crew, passengers detain man who allegedly made terrorist threat

A Delta flight from Los Angeles was diverted to Oklahoma after an unruly passenger allegedly made terroristic threats and assaulted two flight attendants, police said.
June 12
A Delta flight from Los Angeles was diverted to Oklahoma after an unruly passenger allegedly made terroristic threats and assaulted two flight attendants, police said.
June 12

14 injured in Austin mass shooting

A gunman is at large after a mass shooting that left 14 wounded, including two critical in downtown Austin, Texas.
June 12
A gunman is at large after a mass shooting that left 14 wounded, including two critical in downtown Austin, Texas.
June 12

Saturday marks anniversary of Nicole Brown Simpson, Ron Goldman murders

O.J. Simpson went on trial for the double slayings and was acquitted.
June 12
OJ Simpson is seen with his legal team during the opening of the double homicide trial on January 5, 1995.
June 12

Child dies in dog attack after falling out of window

A 3-year-old boy fell out of a window at his family home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was then mauled to death by the family’s two pit bulls.
June 12
A 3-year-old boy fell out of a window at his family home in Elizabeth, New Jersey, and was then mauled to death by the family’s two pit bulls.
June 12

$28M is winning bid for seat aboard Blue Origin's 1st human space flight

The New Shepard will take its first human flight on July 20.
June 12
This undated handout photo obtained May 19, 2021, courtesy of Blue Origin, shows a close-up of the New Shepard rocket as it launches in West Texas.
June 12

On anniversary of Pulse shooting, survivor remembers best friends who were killed

Forty-nine people were gunned down at Pulse on June 12, 2016.
June 12
Survivors and their supporters gather at Pulse in downtown Orlando on the fifth anniversary of the mass shooting that took 49 lives, June 12, 2021.
June 12

Security guard fatally shot in attempted bank robbery

Richard Castellana, 55, a retired county sheriff’s deputy, was shot and killed while patrolling outside the First Midwest Bank in Gary, Indiana.
June 12
Richard Castellana, 55, a retired county sheriff’s deputy, was shot and killed while patrolling outside the First Midwest Bank in Gary, Indiana.
June 12

From car crashes to plane delays, cicadas wreaking havoc by the billions

The insects have both fascinated and annoyed people.
June 12
Adult cicadas cover a plant, May 17, 2021, at Woodend Sanctuary and Mansion, in Chevy Chase, Md.
June 12

Dangerous heat wave headed to the West: Latest forecast

Temps will climb to 118 degrees in Palm Springs and 117 degrees in Phoenix.
June 12
A sign notifies a boat launch is closed because of low water levels due to drought in the Hoover Dam reservoir of Lake Mead near Las Vegas,  June 9, 2021.
June 12

Someone is killed or injured in a road rage shooting every 18 hours, data shows

"I don't think we quite realized how dramatic the change was going to be."
June 12
A 1-year-old was shot during an apparent road rage incident in Chicago on April 6, 2021, authorities said.
June 12

Toddler falls from home window, mauled to death by family's 2 pit bulls when he lands

Neighbors say the dogs were hostile and the yard was full of feces and debris.
June 12
Police attend to the scene in Elizabeth, New Jersey, after a 3-year-old boy died falling out of a window at his family home and was then attacked and mauled to death by the family’s two pit bulls when he landed in the backyard on June 10, 2021.
June 12

Security guard shot and killed in ambush during attempted bank robbery

The victim served as a sheriff's deputy for 35 years before retiring in 2019.
June 12
Retired Cook County Sheriff's Deputy, 55-year-old Richard Castellana, was killed after he was reportedly ambushed by two men during an attempted bank robbery at approximately 1 p.m. in Gary, Indiana, on Friday, June 11, 2021.
June 12

Man charged with hate crime after verbal, physical assault on family of Asian descent

He said the incident started when the kids wouldn't stop petting his dogs.
June 12
Wade Anton, 54, of Forney, Texas, has been arrested in Okaloosa, Florida, and charged with a hate crime after allegedly verbally abusing and physically assaulting a family of Asian descent while on vacation on Thursday, June 10, 2021.