5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend

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New Orleans Pelicans player is killed; new details on “Fast 8.”

5 Stories You May Have Missed This Weekend

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New Orleans Pelicans player is killed; new details on “Fast 8.”

Colorado Conductor Dies After Getting Run Over by Train

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The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says a conductor on a scenic Colorado train died when she was run over by the train as it was backing up

Colorado Conductor Dies After Getting Run Over by Train

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The Fremont County Sheriff’s Office says a conductor on a scenic Colorado train died when she was run over by the train as it was backing up

1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

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Police still trying to piece together what happened.

1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

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Police still trying to piece together what happened.

Florida Deputies Fatally Shoot Robbery Suspect

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Three Florida sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an armed robbery suspect who they say refused to surrender and was holding a knife

Florida Deputies Fatally Shoot Robbery Suspect

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Three Florida sheriff’s deputies fatally shot an armed robbery suspect who they say refused to surrender and was holding a knife

Shootings at Houston Auto Shop Leave Gunman, Customer Dead

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Houston police say a man came into an auto detail shop and began shooting, killing a man known to be a customer

1 Dead, 5 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

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Two suspects used high powered weapons, police say.

Police: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Armed Suspected Shoplifter

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Police in Washington say an off-duty officer shot a man suspected of shoplifting after the man produced a gun and failed to comply with the officer’s orders

Zoo Witness: Gorilla Was ‘Protecting’ 4-Year-Old, ‘Wasn’t Hurting Him’

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Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden(CINCINNATI) — A witness present at the Cincinnati Zoo says the 450-pound gorilla that was shot and killed after a 4-year-old boy fell into his enclosure was not “hurting” the boy, but instead seemed to be “protecting him.”

“The little boy, once he fell, I don’t think the gorilla even knew that he was in there until he heard him splashing in the water,” Brittany Nicely told ABC News on Sunday, explaining that zoogoers’ screams drew more attention to the Saturday afternoon incident.

“The gorilla rushed the boy, but did not hit the boy,” Nicely said. “He almost was guarding the boy, was protecting him.”

Video obtained by ABC News shows the gorilla dragging the small boy through the water in the enclosure, and the zoo said that the fire department reported that “the gorilla was violently dragging and throwing the child.”

The boy was hospitalized and released Saturday, zoo officials said Sunday. Police said the boy’s injuries were non-life-threatening, according to ABC affiliate WCPO-TV in Cincinnati.

Zoo officials said after the boy crawled through a public barrier at Gorilla World at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden, he fell about 15 feet into a moat that contained about 1 foot of water. He was then picked up and carried around by the male gorilla, named Harambe.

Nicely said the gorilla was “hovering over him… Like he was his own.”

“The gorilla wasn’t hitting him, wasn’t hurting him. He was curious. He was checking him out, looking at his hands,” she said. “The gorilla was not, in my eyes being harmful. However, it is a 400-pound gorilla … so his intentions of not harming him still may have because of the size difference.”

A Cincinnati Zoo employee shot the gorilla with a rifle when the child was in between his legs, and zoo employees then unlocked the gate and firefighters quickly retrieved the child.

“We are heartbroken about losing Harambe, but a child’s life was in danger and a quick decision had to be made by our Dangerous Animal Response Team,” Zoo Director Thane Maynard said in a statement Sunday.

“With the child still in the exhibit, tranquilizing the 450-pound gorilla was not an option,” Maynard said. “Tranquilizers do not take effect for several minutes and the child was in imminent danger. On top of that, the impact from the dart could agitate the animal and cause the situation to get much worse.”

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Package Explodes at New York Prison Guard’s Home, Burns Him

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Authorities say an exploding package burned a prison guard who found it near his central New York home, and they’re working to determine who sent it and why

The Latest: Union: 2 Officers Shot in Houston Should Be OK

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Houston Police Union President Ray Hunt says an officer who was hit several times in the chest during a shooting was wearing both a metal breastplate and a bulletproof vest

Tropical Depression Bonnie Means Another Bad Beach Day

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Tropical Depression Bonnie is stalled over coastal South Carolina coast, bringing heavy rain and the rough tides to an area packed with tourists for the Memorial Day weekend

The Latest: Bonnie and Heavy Rain Stall Over South Carolina

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Tropical Depression Bonnie has stalled after moving inland over South Carolina

Boy Bitten by Shark in Waist-Deep Water

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Police said “nothing appeared to be life-threatening.”

1 Dead, 6 Wounded in Houston Shooting; 1 Suspect Killed

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iStock/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — One person was killed and five others, including two police officers, were wounded in Houston Sunday after two men opened fire with what officials said were high powered weapons.

One of the suspects was killed, though it was yet clear who shot him, and a second was wounded after a SWAT team responded, police said.

“One of the suspects was shot and he has expired. We believe he was shot by the other suspect, and the other suspect was eventually shot by one of the SWAT officers when a SWAT team responded,” Houston Interim Police Chief Martha Montalvo said.

“The suspect had high powered weapons, AR 15s that they were using, that they were able to actually shoot at a helicopter,” she said.

Police received a call about an active shooter at 10:15 a.m., and when the first officer arrived, he was met by a gunman shooting at his vehicle, Montalvo said.

“A suspect shot at the responding officer several times on his windshield,” Montalvo said. “By the grace, you know, of God, he did not sustain any injuries.”

With the suspects shooting at responding officers and even at a police helicopter overhead, a SWAT team was quickly called in, and the area was cordoned off.

“We do not have a motive at this time,” the police chief said. “This is still ongoing, and we’re trying to ask the same thing — what happened.”

She said investigators were in the process of identifying the suspects, whom she described as white or Hispanic males.

“We don’t know what started this, but what we do know is they were shooting randomly … just at whoever came upon the scene,” she said.

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Parishioners Hold Last Service at Church After 11-Year Vigil

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Members of a parish closed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Boston have held a final service before leaving the church they’ve occupied in an around-the-clock vigil since 2004

The Latest: Boy Who Fell Into Gorilla Pit Is out of Hospital

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A 4-year-old boy who fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo is out of the hospital

Zoo Witness Says Gorilla Was ‘Protecting’ Child

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Police said the boy’s injuries were non-life-threatening.

Washington Man Survives Waterfall Plunge in Olympic National Park

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Another hiker captured video of the man’s fall down a waterfall.

Altered State: Border Redraw Moves 19 Homes in the Carolinas

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South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established more than 200 years ago down to the centimeter

Gunman Among at Least 2 Dead in Houston Shooting

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A gunman and at least one other person are dead in a shooting in Houston

‘Mommy Loves You!’: Little Boy Rescued After Gorilla Is Shot

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Video from the moments after a 4-year-old boy fell into a gorilla exhibit at the Cincinnati Zoo shows one of the gorillas looming over the boy in a shallow moat

Teenage Rodeo Performer Trampled to Death by Horse

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State police say a rider taking part in a New Jersey rodeo has died from injuries he received in an accident

Washington Man Survives Waterall Plunge in Olympic National Park

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Another hiker captured video of the man’s fall down a waterfall.

Altered State: Border Redraw Movs 19 Homes in the Carolinas

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South Carolina and North Carolina have redrawn the border between the two states with GPS technology that allows them to confirm the boundary lines established more than 200 years ago down to the centimeter

Traffic Stop Leads to Shooting in Northern North Carolina

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Investigators say a man has been killed during a shooting involving two officers at a North Carolina traffic stop

Court Blocks Texas Execution Set for This Week

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A man set for execution this week for the slaying of a 64-year-old suburban Dallas grandmother during a burglary of her home more than 18 years ago has won a reprieve