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Kobe Bryant among 5 dead in helicopter crash in Southern California

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — Basketball legend Kobe Bryant is among five people who died in a helicopter crash in the wealthy Southern California residential neighborhood of Calabasas, ABC News has confirmed.There were no survivors in the crash around 10 a.m. local time Sunday, fire officials said in a press conference. None of the other victims have…read more »

Why Georgia teen who left Mexico as a baby was deported

Courtesy Ivon Castillo(WASHINGTON) —  For the most part, Brandon Dali Salinas felt like an American.The 18-year-old is from the small town of Dalton in Northwest Georgia and has a thick Southern accent. He attended his local church, was a Boy Scout, and helped his mom with a little brother who has asthma. Salinas has lived…read more »

NYPD cop and fiancee allegedly froze 8-year-old boy with autism to death, police said

iStock(NEW YORK) — An 8-year-old boy with autism died of hypothermia last week after his NYPD cop dad allegedly placed him inside a freezing cold garage as temperatures dropped well below zero, officials said.Suffolk County police arrested 40-year-old Michael Valva and his 42-year-old fiancée, Angela Pollina, on Friday for the second-degree murder of Thomas Valva.Valva…read more »

Friend recounts victim’s last moments before Houston explosion

iStock(HOUSTON) — A deadly explosion that left two people dead and sent shock waves throughout the city was felt by one of the victim’s friends, just after they spoke on the phone.Bobbie, a friend of one of the victims, told ABC Houston station KTRK-TV that the two were on the phone when the victim arrived…read more »

Storm system brings snow from Midwest to Great Lakes

ABC News (NEW YORK) — A storm system is bringing snow this morning to parts of the Midwest and Great Lakes, as well as very heavy rain to much of the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.Snowfall rates of near 1 inch per hour will be possible in parts of Illinois and Wisconsin this morning. Snowfall could pile…read more »

Gold-seated toilet among Frank Sinatra items up for auction

iStock/ChoochartSansong(REPAUPO, N.J.) — Frank Sinatra fans itching to redecorate may be in luck.On Sunday, multiple items, including a gold-seated toilet, will go up for auction from the legendary singer’s Chairman Executive Suite at the Golden Nugget Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey.The toilet has an estimated selling price of $1,500 to $2,000.A tower clock, expected…read more »