4.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area

4.5 earthquake shakes San Francisco Bay area

The San Francisco Bay Area widely felt a magnitude 4.5 earthquake. The Los Angeles Times reports moderate shaking was felt at 10:33 p.m. on Monday, with the epicenter the Pleasant Hill and Walnut Creek areas. The U.S. Geological Survey says weak shaking was felt in San Francisco, Oakland and San Jose. Scientists say they don’t expect any major structural damage. Keith Knudsen, USGS geologist and deputy director of the agency’s Earthquake Science Center, told the…

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Officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested on murder charges

Officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested on murder charges

The police officer who fatally shot a Fort Worth, Texas, woman in her home while answering a call for a welfare check has been arrested on murder charges. The charge comes after the officer abruptly resigned on Monday just before he was about to be fired for allegedly violating multiple department policies, the police chief said. The officer, identified earlier Monday as Aaron Dean, was released on bond from Tarrant County Jail late Monday, according…

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Family of teen killed in crash with diplomat’s wife says apology ‘not strong enough’

Family of teen killed in crash with diplomat’s wife says apology ‘not strong enough’

The family of Harry Dunn, a British teenager who was killed when the wife of an American diplomat crashed into his motorcycle in August , said they learned about the woman’s written apology through media reports on Monday and claimed she has yet to contact them directly. “She’s had seven weeks now to try to contact us in any way possible and we’ve had nothing up until we got advice and reached out to a…

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Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

Brazen thief steals $20,000 Dali artwork in San Francisco

A brazen thief stole a Salvador Dali etching valued at $20,000 from a San Francisco gallery, then walked off down the street with the work in his hand. “Burning Giraffe,” a 1960s hand-colored, limited-edition surrealist work, was stolen in seconds Sunday afternoon from Dennis Rae Fine Art off Union Square. Rasjad Hopkins, a gallery director, said he was working alone and may have turned his back away from the front of the store, where the…

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Northern California man held in quadruple killing

Northern California man held in quadruple killing

A Northern California man has been arrested on suspicion of killing four people after he showed up at a police station with a body in his car. Police in Mount Shasta says the man turned himself in Monday afternoon and told authorities he had killed people at his apartment in Roseville, more than 200 miles away. Roseville police say they found three other bodies at the apartment. Police say it appears the man knew the…

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Democrats seek to question Trump budget chief in Ukraine impeachment probe

Democrats seek to question Trump budget chief in Ukraine impeachment probe

House Democrats are seeking to interview White House budget director Russell Vought on Oct. 25, according to a copy of the letter to the Office of Management and Budget​ obtained by ABC News, the latest sign that they are increasingly focused on the withholding of nearly $400 million in military aid to Ukraine as part of their impeachment investigation. Vought, the acting director of the White House Office of Management and Budget, would be among…

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Violent protests erupt in Spain as Catalan leaders given lengthy prison sentences

Violent protests erupt in Spain as Catalan leaders given lengthy prison sentences

Catalunya took to the streets of Barcelona on Monday after nine separatist leaders were sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison by the Supreme Court of Madrid. The highest court’s stiff decision came after a lengthy trial related to the region’s October 2017 “unconstitutional independence referendum” — a vote that led Catalonia to declare its independence from Spain. The separatist leaders were found guilty of sedition, disobedience or misuse of public funds. The…

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Statues of Christopher Columbus vandalized amid controversy over the holiday

Statues of Christopher Columbus vandalized amid controversy over the holiday

Statues of Christopher Columbus were vandalized amid continued calls to change the name of the federal holiday honoring the Italian explorer. Red paint, along with messages about genocide, were sprayed on landmarks in both San Francisco and Providence, Rhode Island, on Sunday. A sign that read “Stop celebrating genocide” was placed at the foot of the Columbus statue, located in the Elmwood neighborhood of Providence, ABC Providence affiliate WLNE reported. The statue was covered with…

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Jayme Closs feeling ‘stronger every day’ 1 year after kidnapping: Exclusive

Jayme Closs feeling ‘stronger every day’ 1 year after kidnapping: Exclusive

One year after Jayme Closs was kidnapped as a 13-year-old and held for months by a man who murdered her parents, the teenager says she’s feeling “stronger every day.” “I really want to thank everyone for all the kindness and concern that people all over the country have shown me,” Closs said in an exclusive statement to ABC News. “I am very happy to be home and getting back to the activities that I enjoy….

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Car stolen with 6-year-old boy sitting in backseat

Car stolen with 6-year-old boy sitting in backseat

Police are investigating the abduction of a New York boy who was abducted on Monday when his family’s car was stolen. Six-year-old Ronald Mowatt was sitting in the back of a white Acura MDX in Brooklyn when a thief drove away with it at around 1 p.m., according to police. Investigators said he was located in Brooklyn about three hours later, but they did not offer any additional details. “UPDATE: Six-year-old Ronald Mowatt has been…

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