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Alaskan town’s polar bear problem leads to tourism boom

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Alaskan town’s polar bear problem leads to tourism boom

iStock/Thinkstock(KAKTOVIK, Alaska) — Polar bears are an enduring symbol of the wild arctic, a mighty beast that has made its home in punishing terrains. But in recent years, the polar bear has come to embody something else: A creature caught in a wor…

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Almost three feet of snow falls in California mountains as storm moves east

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Almost three feet of snow falls in California mountains as storm moves east

Image Source/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) —  Almost three feet of snow has fallen over the past 48 hours in the Sierra Nevada mountains in a storm expected to dump heavy rain on the Midwest and Northeast to start next week.The Sierra Nevada in California…

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More gun restrictions could cause uptick of homemade ‘ghost guns,’ experts say

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More gun restrictions could cause uptick of homemade ‘ghost guns,’ experts say

iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — As more restrictions are placed on gun ownership, more people – and criminals – could start to manufacture their own, law enforcement experts tell ABC News.The issue of “ghost guns” or guns without serial numbers has been…

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2 children killed in crash involving Los Angeles police SUV

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2 children killed in crash involving Los Angeles police SUV

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) —  Two children were killed in an accident involving a police SUV in Los Angeles on Thursday night.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was rushing to the scene of a gunshot victim at 7:25 p.m. PT whe…

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Two children killed in crash involving Los Angeles police SUV

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Two children killed in crash involving Los Angeles police SUV

iStock/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) —  Two children were killed in an accident involving a police SUV in Los Angeles on Thursday night.The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department vehicle was rushing to the scene of a gunshot victim at 7:25 p.m. PT whe…

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Massive fire engulfs senior living facility outside of Philadelphia

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Massive fire engulfs senior living facility outside of Philadelphia

iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) — A massive fire engulfed a senior living facility west of Philadelphia on Thursday night, sending emergency responders scrambling to remove patients from the large complex. The three-alarm fire in West Chester, Chester…

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Hawaii psychiatric patient’s escape was an ‘act of desperation,’ he says

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Hawaii psychiatric patient’s escape was an ‘act of desperation,’ he says

Ingram Publishing/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The 59-year-old psychiatric patient who was on the lam for four days after escaping the Hawaii State Hospital said he left as an “act of desperation.”In 1981, Randall Saito had been committed to the hospit…

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Trump admin. began accepting permits to import lion trophies last month

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Trump admin. began accepting permits to import lion trophies last month

MaggyMeyer/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — U.S. wildlife officials began issuing permits for lion trophies hunted in Zambia and Zimbabwe about a month ago, ABC News confirmed Thursday.U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service officials said the decision was made a…

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Reward upped to $100K as Tampa police search for answers in four unsolved murders in six weeks

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Reward upped to $100K as Tampa police search for answers in four unsolved murders in six weeks

shiyali/iStock/Thinkstock(TAMPA, Fla.) — The reward to help find a killer on the loose in Tampa, Florida, has increased to $100,000 as investigators search for answers.A string of unsolved killings in the Seminole Heights neighborhood has left the com…

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TransCanada says 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota

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TransCanada says 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from Keystone Pipeline in South Dakota

kodda/iStock/Thinkstock(AMHERST, S.D.) — Some 210,000 gallons of oil leaked from the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota, TransCanada, the owner of the pipeline, said on Thursday.The company said it shut down the flow of oil on the pipeline at 6 a.m., “…

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