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Justin Ross Harris Sentenced to Life Without Parole for Son’s Hot Car Death

iStock/Thinkstock(ATLANTA) — Justin Ross Harris was sentenced Monday afternoon to life without parole for the murder of his 22-month-old son, who died after he was left in Harris’ hot car in Georgia. He was also sentenced to an additional 32 years on …

Passenger Gives Birth on Southwest Airlines Flight

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — A passenger gave birth Sunday on an Orlando, Florida-bound Southwest Airlines flight, forcing the plane to make an emergency landing in Charleston, South Carolina.Flight 556 was en route from Philadelphia whe…

Drama Builds at Michael Slager Murder Trial as Jury Remains Undecided

iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — The deliberation drama is building at the trial of former South Carolina police officer Michael Slager, as the jury indicated Monday morning they are still undecided. This comes after one juror said Friday he…

Dakota Access Pipeline Protests Resume After Brief Celebration of Army Corps’ Decision

Scott Olson/Getty Images(CANNON BALL, N.D.) — The day after the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced that it will not approve an easement needed to permit the Dakota Access Pipeline to cross under Lake Oahe in North Dakota, sparking a wave of c…

Death Toll from Oakland Fire Reaches 36 and Could Continue to Rise

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — The death toll from the Oakland, California, warehouse fire has now climbed to 36 as authorities continue to discover more bodies — some of them of teens possibly younger than 17 — after a blaze broke out du…

Community Celebrates Missing Mom’s Return with Welcome Home Party

Courtesy of Keith Papini(REDDING, Calif.) — Members of a tight-knit California community gathered over the weekend to welcome home Sherri Papini, a mother of two whose harrowing alleged kidnapping has captured worldwide attention.Hundreds of peop…

Donald Trump Picks Ben Carson for HUD Secretary

ABC News(NEW YORK) — After his initial hesitation to take a position in a Donald Trump administration, Ben Carson has reconsidered and accepted Trump’s offer to be the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.P…

Man Fires Assault Rifle in Pizzeria Named in Fake News Conspiracy

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — Authorities arrested a man on Sunday who fired an assault rifle inside a popular Washington, D.C. pizza restaurant that has become a target after being featured in a fake news story.Edgar Maddison Welch, 28, of Sal…

Your Body: Can Cranberries Actually Help Prevent UTIs?

iStock/ThinkstockBy DR. JENNIFER ASHTON, ABC News Senior Medical ContributorCranberry products have been widely promoted to prevent recurrent urinary tract infections — or UTIs. The theory is that the active ingredient in cranberry inhibits bacte…

Scoreboard Roundup — 12/4/16

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners: NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONOrlando 98, Detroit 92Oklahoma City 101, New Orleans 92NY Knicks 106, Sacramento 98Indiana 111, LA Clippers 102NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUEMontreal 5, …

Police: Suspected Gunman Went to DC Pizza Place to ‘Self-Investigate’ Fake News Story

Twitter / @bayreef (WASHINGTON) — A North Carolina man who fired a gun Sunday at a pizza restaurant in Washington, D.C. said he was there to “self-investigate” a fake news conspiracy theory, according to police.
The online conspiracy theory “Pizzagate…

Vice President-Elect Defends Trump’s Unsubstantiated Claim of ‘Millions’ of Illegal Votes

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Vice President-elect Mike Pence defended President-elect Donald Trump’s recent tweet claiming without evidence that “millions” of fraudulent votes were cast in the 2016 election.”It’s his right to express his opinion as President-…

At Least 33 Bodies Recovered in Oakland Warehouse Fire; Search Continues

iStock/Thinkstock(OAKLAND, Calif.) — Searchers have recovered at least 33 bodies from a fire-ravaged warehouse in Oakland, California, that housed artist studios and was hosting a dance party when the deadly blaze broke out Froday, officials said Sund…