(CHICAGO) -- Chicago officials have closed a portion of the park where a wayward alligator has been lurking in hopes of catching it. The noise from the onlookers gathering near the Humboldt Park Lagoon may be causing the gator, nicknamed "Cha...

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(PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.) -- Authorities made 40 water rescues in Panama City Beach on Sunday due to deadly rip currents off the Florida coast.One person died after getting swept away in an extremely strong rip current, according to the Panam...

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(NEW YORK) -- A recent college graduate is marking his first foray into his post-education life by embarking on a cross-country trek to raise awareness of the plight of the world's oceans.Sam Bencheghib, 22, told ABC News he witnessed first-h...

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(BOULDER, Colo.) -- A man was killed and his wife was injured when he was struck by lightning as they hiked in Colorado on Sunday.The couple was on the Bear Creek Trail on Flagstaff Mountain when the bolt struck him around 1 p.m., according t...

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(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) -- Protesters in Puerto Rico have gathered outside the governor's mansion demanding he resign after last week's corruption arrests and a group chat scandal that led to the resignation of top government officials.Govern...

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(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Residents of Louisiana felt the full brunt of Tropical Storm Barry's rainfall overnight as they woke to find localized flooding and tens of thousands without power across the state. First responders rescued 93 people from...

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(NEW YORK) -- President Donald Trump’s vow to launch a nationwide deportation sweep fell short of expectations on Sunday, with only a small number of operations that appeared to fall closer in line with routine enforcement. While the eff...

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(NEW YORK) -- The power may be back on in New York City, but a five-hour Saturday night blackout continued to cast light on a rift between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Bill de Blasio.De Blasio was campaigning...

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(BATON ROUGE, La.) -- Homicide investigators are probing a "heinous act" after the body of a 75-year-old woman who co-founded an African American museum in Louisiana was discovered dead in the trunk of a car.Sadie Roberts-Joseph, a Baton Roug...

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(TACOMA, Wash.) -- A man armed with a rifle, flares and "incendiary devices" at an U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Washington state was fatally shot by police early Saturday, authorities said.The unidentifie...

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(LOS ANGELES) -- A call from a 17-year old southern California girl's father after she was fatally shot by police served as a heartbreaking postscript to bodycam video showing the teen's final moments, during which she was shot after appearing to aim...

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(NEW YORK) -- With landfall hours away, Tropical Storm Barry was already lashing the southern coast of Louisiana with wind and heavy rain.Barry is forecast to be a low-end Category 1 hurricane when it comes on shore near Morgan City, Louisian...

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(NEW YORK) -- The allegations came Friday as prosecutors argued against a federal judge setting bail for the multi-millionaire.Epstein, who in 2008 served 13 months in jail after pleading to state prostitution charges in Florida, was arrested...

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(NEW YORK) -- Nearly half a million believers have declared they're rushing Area 51 to "see them aliens."By late Friday, 496,000 Facebook users RSVPd "yes" in hopes of catching up with their other-worldly friends at the event "Storm Area 51, They...

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