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  • 9-year-old meets MLB player after sending him encouraging letter: ‘Don’t give up. We’re rooting for you’
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis has found an unexpected motivator in the form of a young baseball lover and die-hard Boston Red Sox fan."I love baseball," Henry Frasca, 9, of Massachusetts, told Orioles broadcaster Gary Thorne in a video that was posted on the Orioles broadcast ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Area 51 is bracing for humans: Officials fear ‘Alienstock’ could cause county in Nevada to ‘go broke’
    iStock(LINCOLN COUNTY, Nev.) -- With or without aliens, those living near Area 51 are bracing for another worldly onslaught next month.The highly-classified, remote portion of Edwards Air Force Base is on guard for tens of thousands of extraterrestrial fans to arrive in September. But the surrounding area, which has to ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • California teen sues after bodycam footage shows officer punching him
    iStockA California teenager has filed an excessive force lawsuit after body camera footage showed an officer punching the unarmed teen in the head and face several times.An officer with the Fresno Police Department was captured on body camera punching 17-year-old London Wallace in January while raiding an apartment complex for ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Michael Drejka told police shooting victim stepped towards him, contrary to video evidence: Prosecutor
    iStock(CLEARWATER, Fla.) -- Just hours after gunning down a Florida father in front of his family in a dispute over a handicap parking space, the suspect told detectives he opened fire when the unarmed man shoved him to the ground and took one step toward him, a scenario that appears ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Dave Chappelle to host free block party in wake of Dayton mass shootin
    Netflix/Lester Cohen(DAYTON) -- Dave Chappelle is giving back to those affected by the mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio. According to the Gem City Shine Facebook event page, Chappelle is set to host the “Gem City Shine” block party and benefit concert in Dayton, Ohio. The event, which will honor the ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Man dies after elevator malfunction in NYC traps him between car and shaft
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- A 30-year-old man was killed in a freak accident when the elevator he was exiting in a New York City apartment building suddenly plummeted, crushing him in the process.The man, identified as Samuel Charles Waisbren, was a resident of the building at 344 Third Ave. in the ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Health risks from ingesting microplastics in drinking water ‘low,’ WHO researchers say
    iStock(NEW YORK) -- The risk of ingesting microplastics in drinking water is low, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.Microplastics, particles of plastic that have broken down to less than 5 millimeters in diameter, have been found in almost every source of water on the planet -- ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • New York man charged after telling teen he is in the KKK and spraying him with a hose
    iStock(ROCHESTER, N.Y.) -- A New York man was charged with harassment after he told a teenager he was in the KKK and then sprayed the teen down with a hose, police said.Police said the incident stemmed from a dispute in a park near the house of Glen Nicodemus, 59, of ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Elephants rescued from muddy mining pool in Malaysia, sticking together to climb out
    iStock(MALAYSIA) -- Elephants trapped in a muddy hole were saved in Malaysia on Tuesday, and their rescue was captured on video by Malaysia’s Department of Wildlife.Indigenous people spotted the five elephants in an abandoned illegal mining pool in Pahang’s forest reserve, which is about 125 miles east of Kuala Lumpur, ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019
  • Jamie Foxx says he’s not dating singer Sela Vave: “[She’s] as young as my daughter”
    ABC/Lou Rocco(LOS ANGELES) -- After reports that Jamie Foxx and Katie Holmes have called it quits, Foxx is setting the record straight on rumors that he’s already moved on with singer Sela Vave. During an Instagram Live Wednesday, the 51-year-old Oscar-winner clarified his relationship to Vave, who's ... read more
    ABC NewsAugust 22, 2019