Last lawsuit in Virginia boy’s septic tank drowning settled

Last lawsuit in Virginia boy’s septic tank drowning settled

A wrongful death lawsuit filed in connection with the drowning of a 5-year-old Virginia boy in a septic tank has been settled with a $200,000 insurance payment to his parents and sister. The Roanoke Times reports the order entered Wednesday in Pulaski County Circuit Court resolves the last legal case connected to the boy’s March 2015 death. Gary and Sharon Meadows owned the property where Noah died and were the remaining defendants in the wrongful…

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Suspect held in death of woman flung off Rome’s Sisto Bridge

Suspect held in death of woman flung off Rome’s Sisto Bridge

Rome police say a suspect has been detained in the slaying of a 37-year-old woman whose body was found May 2 on a Tiber River walkway near Sisto Bridge. Police say Imen Chatbouri, who was born in Tunisia and in the past competed for Italy in amateur javelin competitions, was thrown from the Rome bridge. Investigators obtained video footage showing a man grabbing Chatbouri by the ankles as she leaned on a parapet before dawn…

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Connecticut man accused of threatening to kill Trump

Connecticut man accused of threatening to kill Trump

A Connecticut man has been indicted on charges that he threatened to kill President Donald Trump and sent letters he claimed contained anthrax. Gary Joseph Gravelle of New Haven faces charges including conveying false information about an explosive and threats against the president. Authorities say 51-year-old Gravelle last year sent letters addressed to Trump, the Islamic Center of New London and other places that contained a white powdery substance with messages such as “you die.”…

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Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks

Manning refusing to testify at grand jury probing WikiLeaks

Former Army intelligence analyst Chelsea Manning says she’ll refuse to testify on Thursday before a second grand jury investigating WikiLeaks. But if a judge finds her in contempt of court again, she could wind up back in jail. Manning spent seven years in prison for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to WikiLeaks. She walked free in May 2017 after President Barack Obama commuted her 35-year sentence. Recently, she spent two months in jail…

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Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify’: Rep. Adam Schiff

Robert Mueller ‘is going to testify’: Rep. Adam Schiff

As House Democrats weigh imposing fines on members of the Trump administration figures to try to force officials to obey subpoenas, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., stressed the importance of having special counsel Robert Mueller testify before Congress. “The American people have a right to hear what the man who did the investigation has to say and we now know we certainly can’t rely on the attorney general who misrepresented his conclusions,”…

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Flight miraculously lands safely with no front landing gear

Flight miraculously lands safely with no front landing gear

Passengers on a Myanmar National Airlines flight have a brilliant flight crew to thank for miraculously landing safely after the plane’s front landing gear failed to deploy. Flight UB103 touched down at Mandalay International Airport at 9:09 a.m. local time with all 82 passengers and seven crew members able to safely evacuate the plane after it scraped its nose down the runway and came to a perfect stop. On approach, the captain tried to deploy…

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Over a foot of rain falls in South as severe weather heads toward East Coast

Over a foot of rain falls in South as severe weather heads toward East Coast

A storm system plaguing parts of the southern U.S. for almost a week brought nearly 13 inches of rain to southern Mississippi on Saturday, causing widespread flash flooding and prompting a flash flood emergency on Saturday evening. Six states have seen locations with over 6 inches of rain in the last week: Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Mississippi. There were also at least 47 reports of severe weather from Louisiana to Virginia, including two…

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Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope ordaining 19 men to priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica

Pope Francis is ordaining 19 men to the priesthood in St. Peter’s Basilica. Most of them are Italians, but other seminarians are from Croatia, Peru, Haiti and Japan. Wearing white robes, the seminarians stood in three rows before the central altar after replying, “Here I am,” as their names were called one by one. Francis in a ritual asked if they were worthy to become priests. During his homily, he told them to carry out…

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Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 150 Europe-bound migrants

Libyan coast guard rescues nearly 150 Europe-bound migrants

Libya’s coast guard says it has rescued nearly 150 Europe-bound migrants, including women and children, off the country’s Mediterranean coast. Spokesman Ayoub Gassim said Sunday that a rubber boat carrying 96 migrants, including 16 women and four children, was intercepted a day earlier off the city of Zawiya, 50 kilometers (31 miles) west of Tripoli. Gassim said another boat carrying 51 migrants was intercepted Saturday off the town of Khoms, some 120 kilometers (75 miles)…

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2020 candidates reflect on their moms for Mother’s Day

2020 candidates reflect on their moms for Mother’s Day

The 2020 presidential candidates spent some time on the trail to reflect on the women who helped raise them and inspired them to seek higher office. ABC News spoke with a number of the candidates, who shared tidbits, insights and fond memories about their moms. “All through my upbringing, my mother gave me the best possible mix of love, encouragement, attention and space. At the core of my current effort is the chance to live…

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