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Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

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Over 700,000 foreigners overstayed their visas in 2016, says new DHS report

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — More than half a million foreigners stayed in the United States after their visas expired during the last fiscal year, according to a new report released by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Monday.Of the more t…

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Tampa man arrested for allegedly killing ‘neo-Nazi’ roommates who ‘disrespected’ his Muslim faith

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Tampa man arrested for allegedly killing ‘neo-Nazi’ roommates who ‘disrespected’ his Muslim faith

iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — Tampa police are investigating after a man allegedly admitted to killing his two roommates because he believes they disrespected his Muslim faith.Devon Arthurs, 18, was arrested Friday and faces two counts of first-deg…

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Graduating student inspired to become a nurse after open heart surgery 10 years ago

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Graduating student inspired to become a nurse after open heart surgery 10 years ago

Photo Magic Media(BOWIE, Md.) — One nursing student, who is set to graduate Tuesday, was inspired to choose the selfless profession after her open heart surgery 10 years ago.That’s when Linette Iloh met two nurses who had a profound impact on her life…

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Neighborhood holds Halloween party in May for boy with rare condition

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Neighborhood holds Halloween party in May for boy with rare condition

Heather Keil (CASTAIC, Calif.) — A California boy received an early birthday present on Sunday, when his neighborhood celebrated his favorite fall holiday five months early.Carter Sarkar suffers from Sanfilippo syndrome, a rare metabolism disorder in …

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Passenger who forced Honolulu emergency landing tells FBI ‘we all have’ terroristic thoughts

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Passenger who forced Honolulu emergency landing tells FBI ‘we all have’ terroristic thoughts

iStock/Thinkstock(HONOLULU) — The Turkish national who forced the emergency landing of American Airlines flight 31 in Honolulu on Friday allegedly told FBI agents “we all have” terroristic ideas, and pantomimed shooting an agent during his interview, according to a criminal complaint filed in Hawaii on Monday.

En route from Los Angeles to Honolulu, 25-year-old Anil Uskanli alarmed passengers and crewmembers while acting “strange,” forcing the pilot lock down the flight deck and prompting the U.S. Pacific Command to send two F-22 fighter jets to escort the aircraft into Hawaii.

F22’s taking off from Honolulu to escort American Airlines flight 31 #Hawaii pic.twitter.com/8cauepQ7Yt

— Anthony Quintano 🌴 (@AnthonyQuintano) May 19, 2017

“We all have those ideas,” he said when asked if he ever had terroristic thoughts.

According to the complaint, Uskanli boarded the plane without any luggage, carrying only a phone, laptop, charger, and miscellaneous items in his pockets.

Not long after he was arrested for misdemeanor trespassing at LAX after breaching a security door while under the influence, crew escorted him down the jet bridge in a wheelchair.

Once aboard the Airbus 321, he plopped into a seat in first class. At a flight attendant’s repeated urging, Uskanli eventually moved to 35B, his assigned seat.

After the flight took off, Uskanli began repeatedly moving his laptop from the seatback pocket to the space under the seat, “uttering things and talking to himself,” one passenger told FBI agents.

He then got up to use the lavatory, but failed to lock the door, the complaint adds. When another passenger attempted to enter the lavatory, Uskanli allegedly began “yelling and pounding on the walls.”

After flight attendants escorted him back to his seat, they found what appeared to be cigarette pieces around the toilet.

A short time later, Uskanli “wrapped a blanket around his head, picked up his laptop,” and shuffled towards the front of the aircraft.

A flight attendant used a beverage cart to block the aisle, but Uskanli shoved back, then set his laptop on the cart, triggering immediate alarm among the crew. The flight attendant was concerned following reports that terrorists are attempting to target aircraft with explosives concealed inside electronics, the complaint explains.

While an off-duty law enforcement officer steered Uskanli back to his seat, a flight attendant barricaded the laptop in the rear of the aircraft — standard procedure for handling a possible explosive device. To further mitigate the impact of a potential in-flight bomb, the pilot descended to 5,000 feet, according to the complaint.

Uskanli was restrained with duct tape, witnesses say.

Upon landing, Uskanli was escorted off the flight by law enforcement, and bomb technicians and canine units seized the laptop and secured the plane. No explosives were found inside the laptop, authorities say.

Uskanli’s urinalysis came back positive for benzodiazepine. Other field sobriety tests indicated he may have been high on stimulants or cannabis, according to the complaint.

During a post-incident interview with FBI agents, Uskanli “made a gun shape with his fingers and pretended to shoot,”simulated a ‘chopping motion’” at an agent’s neck, and threatened to kill a female agent, according to the complaint.

Asked if he planned to hurt anyone, he told agents, “it depends on the day.”

He was charged with interfering with a flight crew, and was scheduled to appear in court Monday.

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Father of 18-year-old killed in Times Square crash writes emotional letter to daughter

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Father of 18-year-old killed in Times Square crash writes emotional letter to daughter

Emilie Richardson/ABC News(NEW YORK) — The father of 18-year-old Alyssa Elsman, who was killed when a driver plowed into a crowd in New York’s Times Square last week, wrote an emotional letter to his daughter, saying, “I have a hole in my heart that c…

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FBI is not involved in Seth Rich case, officials say

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FBI is not involved in Seth Rich case, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — FBI and other law enforcement officials are privately knocking down a conspiracy theory Monday, fueled by conservative commentators on Fox News, that seeks to divert attention from Russia’s involvement in the hack…

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St. Louis 6-year-old calls for an end to violence in viral Facebook post

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St. Louis 6-year-old calls for an end to violence in viral Facebook post

Courtesy Leanndra Cheatham(ST. LOUIS) — A poignant Facebook video is racking up views with its message of peace.The messenger is “Lil J,” a 6-year-old boy who asks people to “stop killing each other” in the video that was posted by his mother, Leanndr…

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University of Maryland stabbing suspect held without bond

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University of Maryland stabbing suspect held without bond

iStock/Thinkstock(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — A white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus was held without bond after he made his first appearance in court Monday via closed-circuit TV.The FBI is investigating the…

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University of Maryland stabbing suspect expected in court Monday

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University of Maryland stabbing suspect expected in court Monday

iStock/Thinkstock(COLLEGE PARK, Md.) — A bond hearing is scheduled for Monday for a white University of Maryland student accused of fatally stabbing a black man on campus.The FBI is investigating the fatal assault of Richard Collins III, a student at …

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