Advocates Say Hunts, Slaughter Threaten Yellowstone Bison

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Three wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to take a closer look at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the animal’s survival

Advocates Say Hunts, Slaughter Threaten Yellowstone Bison

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Three wildlife advocacy groups are suing to force the U.S. government to take a closer look at whether the hunting and slaughter of bison that wander outside of Yellowstone National Park threaten the animal’s survival

What Rescued Boater Told Coast Guard While on Life Raft

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The Coast Guard is hoping to interview Nathan Carman todayto get a “clearer understanding” of what happened to his boat and his mother, who has been presumed dead.

What Rescued Boater Told Coast Guard While on Life Raft

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The Coast Guard is hoping to interview Nathan Carman todayto get a “clearer understanding” of what happened to his boat and his mother, who has been presumed dead.

Police Say Arizona Woman Chased Husband, Caused Deadly Crash

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Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges after she chased down her husband on his motorcycle in her SUV, causing him to crash the Harley-Davidson into a light post

Police Say Arizona Woman Chased Husband, Caused Deadly Crash

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Police say an Arizona woman faces manslaughter charges after she chased down her husband on his motorcycle in her SUV, causing him to crash the Harley-Davidson into a light post

Sheriff’s Office: Oil Pipeline Protesters Gather at 2 Sites

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Law enforcement authorities say people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota gathered twice Tuesday at construction sites on private property

Sheriff’s Office: Oil Pipeline Protesters Gather at 2 Sites

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Law enforcement authorities say people protesting the construction of an oil pipeline in North Dakota gathered twice Tuesday at construction sites on private property

Mom Arrested After Disabled Son, 27, Dies of Malnourishment

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A southern Colorado woman has been arrested in the death of her 27-year-old disabled son, who investigators say was undernourished and weighed about 90 pounds when he died

Mom Arrested After Disabled Son, 27, Dies of Malnourishment

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A southern Colorado woman has been arrested in the death of her 27-year-old disabled son, who investigators say was undernourished and weighed about 90 pounds when he died

Friend of Man Boating With Jose Fernandez Texted Stay ‘Close to Shore’

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Will Bernal wrote that 25-year-old Eduardo Rivero died a "good friend."

The Latest: Bomb Squad Investigating Package at Charlotte PD

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Charlotte police say they are evacuating headquarters and a bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package

Victim’s Family ‘Happy’ With Conviction of Ex-Police Chief

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The wife of a former South Dakota police chief says she is pleased a jury convicted her husband in the death of her sister, to whom he was engaged at the time of the slaying

Houston Gunman Killed After Wounding 9 Described as Reserved

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Friends and neighbors describe the man who authorities say randomly shot at drivers in a Houston neighborhood as someone who did his best to not stand out

Man Arrested in Connection With Bronx Blast That Killed Firefighter

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A firefighter died after being hit by debris from the explosion, the FDNY told ABC News.

Police Drop Charge Against Arkansas Lawmaker Who Filmed Stop

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Little Rock Police have dropped a charge against an Arkansas lawmaker who officers said refused to leave a traffic stop he was filming

Bomb Suspect’s Sister: He Was Going to Hit Me With Dumbbell

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The sister of a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring 31 people this month says he was getting ready to hit her with a dumbbell in August 2014 and stabbed another brother who came to her aid

Man Plucked From Life Boat After Week at Sea Reaches Boston

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A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued was questioned by Coast Guard officials Tuesday and reunited with his father

Man Plucked From Life Boat After Week at Sea Reaches Boston

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A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued was questioned by Coast Guard officials Tuesday and reunited with his father

Bomb Suspect’s Sister: He Was Going to Hit Me With Dumbbell

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The sister of a man charged with setting off bombs in New Jersey and New York and injuring 31 people this month says he was getting ready to hit her with a dumbbell in August 2014 and stabbed another brother who came to her aid

Firefighter Killed, Multiple Injured After Explosion at Bronx Home With Possible Drug Lab, FDNY Says

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Courtesy Dylan Ryder(NEW YORK) — A veteran firefighter was killed and multiple people were injured in an explosion and fire at a house in New York City Tuesday that contained evidence of a possible drug lab inside, according to the New York City Fire Department.

FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy and other local authorities originally responded to the home early this morning after a caller reported a gas odor, Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro said at a news conference Tuesday.

When fire officials and police knocked on the door of the home, someone exited the single-family house, which then exploded and subsequently caught on fire, a law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News Tuesday.

A large piece of debris from the house’s roof struck Fahy in the head, and more than a dozen other people on the street were injured, Nigro said. Fahy and those injured were transported to a local New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where Fahy succumbed to his injuries and died.

“We lost a hero today and our members are all saddened,” Nigro said Tuesday. He added that Fahy and responders were able to evacuate the surrounding area before the explosion.

The New York City Police Department had been in the initial stages of investigating the home as a possible marijuana grow house at the time of the explosion, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at the news conference.

Trained eyes saw remnants of the alleged marijuana growing operation in the wreckage Tuesday, and the house was most likely being rented by a local area distribution crew, according to the law enforcement source briefed on the case.

The source added that ConEd had turned off gas to the home when officials initially responded to the report of odor.

Investigators are now apparently looking at possible alternate gas sources, including butane hash oil production, as they also search for the person who exited the home prior to the explosion, the law enforcement source said.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that it is investigating, alongside local New York City authorities, to determine whether the blast was possibly connected to the alleged marijuana growing operation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all flags in the city to fly at half-staff Tuesday in memory of Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the FDNY and a father of three.

Tuesday was “a very sad day for our city,” de Blasio said at the news conference.

The mayor added that Fahy “made the ultimate sacrifice to this city,” and that his loss was “a reminder of the dangers that our first responders face every day, the dangers that the men and women of the FDNY face and the bravery with which they do their job.”

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Firefighter Killed, Multiple Injured After Explosion at Bronx Home With Possible Drug Lab, FDNY Says

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Courtesy Dylan Ryder(NEW YORK) — A veteran firefighter was killed and multiple people were injured in an explosion and fire at a house in New York City Tuesday that contained evidence of a possible drug lab inside, according to the New York City Fire Department.

FDNY Battalion Chief Michael Fahy and other local authorities originally responded to the home early this morning after a caller reported a gas odor, Fire Commissioner Dan Nigro said at a news conference Tuesday.

When fire officials and police knocked on the door of the home, someone exited the single-family house, which then exploded and subsequently caught on fire, a law enforcement source briefed on the case told ABC News Tuesday.

A large piece of debris from the house’s roof struck Fahy in the head, and more than a dozen other people on the street were injured, Nigro said. Fahy and those injured were transported to a local New York-Presbyterian Hospital, where Fahy succumbed to his injuries and died.

“We lost a hero today and our members are all saddened,” Nigro said Tuesday. He added that Fahy and responders were able to evacuate the surrounding area before the explosion.

The New York City Police Department had been in the initial stages of investigating the home as a possible marijuana grow house at the time of the explosion, Police Commissioner James O’Neill said at the news conference.

Trained eyes saw remnants of the alleged marijuana growing operation in the wreckage Tuesday, and the house was most likely being rented by a local area distribution crew, according to the law enforcement source briefed on the case.

The source added that ConEd had turned off gas to the home when officials initially responded to the report of odor.

Investigators are now apparently looking at possible alternate gas sources, including butane hash oil production, as they also search for the person who exited the home prior to the explosion, the law enforcement source said.

The U.S. Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) confirmed to ABC News Tuesday that it is investigating, alongside local New York City authorities, to determine whether the blast was possibly connected to the alleged marijuana growing operation.

Mayor Bill de Blasio ordered all flags in the city to fly at half-staff Tuesday in memory of Fahy, a 17-year veteran of the FDNY and a father of three.

Tuesday was “a very sad day for our city,” de Blasio said at the news conference.

The mayor added that Fahy “made the ultimate sacrifice to this city,” and that his loss was “a reminder of the dangers that our first responders face every day, the dangers that the men and women of the FDNY face and the bravery with which they do their job.”

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Man Who Filmed Oregon Police From an SUV Returns to Jail

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An armed man accused of stalking Portland police has been returned to jail after authorities say he violated terms of his pretrial release

Man Who Filmed Oregon Police From an SUV Returns to Jail

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An armed man accused of stalking Portland police has been returned to jail after authorities say he violated terms of his pretrial release

Small NY Town Divided on Eve of Verdict in Boy’s Murder

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Nick Hillary is accused of strangling 12-year-old Garrett Phillips.

Hundreds Evacuated as Loma Fire Tears Through California Mountains

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JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images(SANTA CRUZ, Calif.) — Evacuations remained underway for hundreds of residents near California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday as firefighters continued to battle the fast-moving Loma blaze.

The fire, which started Monday around 3 p.m., had scorched at least 1,000 acres and was 5 percent contained, according to the Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit earlier Tuesday.

Record-breaking, triple-digit heat in addition to California’s drought helped fuel the blaze, driving the flames from just a spark to more than 3 square miles Monday. More than 500 firefighters were working around the clock, with more on the way.

“After dark, as we’re fighting fire in unfamiliar terrain — with obviously dangers of the fire itself and the movement of the fire — it definitely presents a considerable amount of danger to us, you know, besides just that firefighting aspect,” Capt. Christopher Salcido told ABC News affiliate KGO-TV in San Francisco.

Mandatory evacuation orders were announced for Little Uvas and Croy roads, according to KGO-TV. Cal Fire said that 300 structures were threatened. The National Weather Service radar station was forced to shutter after flames started lapping near the building.

One firefighter was reportedly injured and Cal Fire said that two homes had been destroyed.

“I’m a little nervous,” Mary Lindsay told SFGate.com. “I can see all the smoke billowing up from the fire.”

The fire’s cause remained under investigation.

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Police: Man Who Fired on Officers Was Border Patrol Agent

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Police say an Arizona man who shot at officers responding to a 911 call at his home was later found dead and identified as a U.S. Border Patrol agent

Police: Man Who Fired on Officers Was Border Patrol Agent

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Police say an Arizona man who shot at officers responding to a 911 call at his home was later found dead and identified as a U.S. Border Patrol agent

Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Tears Through California Mountains

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Firefighters continue to battle the Loma Fire in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, which started Monday afternoon and has claimed at least one structure.

Hundreds Evacuated as Fire Tears Through California Mountains

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Firefighters continue to battle the Loma Fire in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, which started Monday afternoon and has claimed at least one structure.