Judge orders trial tied to discovery of missing kids’ bodies

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A judge ruled Tuesday there’s enough evidence for a man to go to trial after the bodies of his new wife’s two children were found buried on his Idaho property

Judge orders trial tied to discovery of missing kids’ bodies

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A judge ruled Tuesday there’s enough evidence for a man to go to trial after the bodies of his new wife’s two children were found buried on his Idaho property

Voters make Missouri the nation’s 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion for more low-income adults

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Voters make Missouri the nation’s 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion for more low-income adults

Voters make Missouri the nation’s 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion for more low-income adults

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Voters make Missouri the nation’s 38th state to approve Medicaid expansion for more low-income adults

3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable Chicago street

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A shooting on one of Chicago’s most fashionable streets has left one person dead and two others injured

3 shot, 1 fatally in violence on fashionable Chicago street

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A shooting on one of Chicago’s most fashionable streets has left one person dead and two others injured

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner ousts freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in Kansas Republican primary

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State Treasurer Jake LaTurner ousts freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in Kansas Republican primary

State Treasurer Jake LaTurner ousts freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in Kansas Republican primary

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State Treasurer Jake LaTurner ousts freshman Rep. Steve Watkins in Kansas Republican primary

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

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Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government holds a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S. presidential elections in November

Australian leader says US-China war no longer inconceivable

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Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison says his government holds a less dramatic view of U.S.-China strategic tensions than a predecessor who warned of a potential “hot war” before U.S. presidential elections in November

Houston officer fatally shoots armed assault suspect on bus

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Police say a Houston officer shot and killed an armed assault suspect on a city bus after the man beat a security guard and took her gun

Houston officer fatally shoots armed assault suspect on bus

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Police say a Houston officer shot and killed an armed assault suspect on a city bus after the man beat a security guard and took her gun

UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

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U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota

UN experts: North Korea flouts sanctions on nukes, missiles

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U.N. experts say North Korea is flouting U.N. sanctions by expanding its nuclear arsenal and ballistic missile program and by exporting coal and illegally importing refined petroleum products in excess of its annual quota

Military finds human remains, sunken tank off California

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Military officials say they have located a seafaring tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and found human remains

Military finds human remains, sunken tank off California

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Military officials say they have located a seafaring tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and found human remains

Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

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In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in what seemed to be a portrait of unity to confront the pandemic

Chasm grows between Trump and government coronavirus experts

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In the early days of the coronavirus crisis, President Donald Trump was flanked in the White House briefing room by a team of public health experts in what seemed to be a portrait of unity to confront the pandemic

Appeals panel rejects suit over abandoned mine shaft death

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A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an abandoned mine shaft

Appeals panel rejects suit over abandoned mine shaft death

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A federal appeals panel has upheld the dismissal of a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a woman who died when the car she was riding in drove off a Forest Service road and into an abandoned mine shaft

Hearings for Chad Daybell, charged after missing Idaho kids found dead on his property, resume

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strickke/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News

(ST. ANTHONY, Idaho) — Preliminary hearings resumed Tuesday for Chad Daybell, who is charged in the case of two Idaho children found dead in June after a monthslong search.

Daybell’s wife, Lori Vallow, who is the mother of the children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, has also been charged.

The hearings began Monday and included harrowing testimonies from detectives who found the bodies of Tylee and JJ on Daybell’s property on June 9, including that JJ had been found with duct tape around arms, feet and head, which was inside a black plastic bag. Tylee’s remains were found in a melted green bucket, detectives said.

Tuesday’s hearings offered a glimpse of Daybell and Vallow’s relationship.

Melanie Gibb, a friend of the two, testified that Vallow was a very “convincing and persuasive” person. Gibb also said that Vallow and Daybell were infatuated with one another.

Gibb admitted on the stand that she lied to police in late November about the whereabouts of JJ.

“I told him that I had him and that I didn’t have him,” she said.

Gibb testified Monday about a phone call she had with Vallow in December — about three months after the children were last seen.

She asked where the children are, specifically asking about JJ, according to audio of the call which was played in court.

Vallow replies saying she had to move him and was “keeping him protected.”

A phone call between Vallow and Daybell was also played in court. The call took place when authorities were searching the house, according to Daybell on the phone.

“Are they seizing stuff again?” Vallow can be heard asking, to which Daybell replies: “They have search warrants and stuff.”

The phone call ends with the two saying “I love you.”

Detective Ray Dennis Hermosillo testified Monday, offering gruesome details about the discovery of JJ and Tylee’s bodies.

Hermosillo said that about two hours after the search began, detectives marked off an area at Daybell’s home where there was a “recognizable deceased body smell.”

Hermosillo said that sod was removed from the area and a black plastic bag, as well as a melted green bucket, were found.

The bag contained a round object that was protruding through the dirt, which was later determined to be the skull of JJ, according to Hermosillo.

JJ had been wearing red pajamas and black socks, and a white and blue blanket had been placed on top of him, Hermosillo said.

He was also found with a “large amount” of duct tape covering his head, arms and feet, according to Hermosillo.

The charred remains of Tylee were found in the melted green bucket, Hermosillo said.

Both remains were found about six to eight inches under the sod. The grandparents of JJ were seen in court weeping during the gruesome testimony.

Daybell, 51, was charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence after the remains were found on his property.

Vallow, whose preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10, is facing two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children and one misdemeanor count each of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt. She was arrested back in February.

Both have maintained their innocence.

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Hearings for Chad Daybell, charged after missing Idaho kids found dead on his property, resume

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strickke/iStockBy ELLA TORRES and ASHLEY RIEGLE, ABC News

(ST. ANTHONY, Idaho) — Preliminary hearings resumed Tuesday for Chad Daybell, who is charged in the case of two Idaho children found dead in June after a monthslong search.

Daybell’s wife, Lori Vallow, who is the mother of the children, Tylee Ryan and JJ Vallow, has also been charged.

The hearings began Monday and included harrowing testimonies from detectives who found the bodies of Tylee and JJ on Daybell’s property on June 9, including that JJ had been found with duct tape around arms, feet and head, which was inside a black plastic bag. Tylee’s remains were found in a melted green bucket, detectives said.

Tuesday’s hearings offered a glimpse of Daybell and Vallow’s relationship.

Melanie Gibb, a friend of the two, testified that Vallow was a very “convincing and persuasive” person. Gibb also said that Vallow and Daybell were infatuated with one another.

Gibb admitted on the stand that she lied to police in late November about the whereabouts of JJ.

“I told him that I had him and that I didn’t have him,” she said.

Gibb testified Monday about a phone call she had with Vallow in December — about three months after the children were last seen.

She asked where the children are, specifically asking about JJ, according to audio of the call which was played in court.

Vallow replies saying she had to move him and was “keeping him protected.”

A phone call between Vallow and Daybell was also played in court. The call took place when authorities were searching the house, according to Daybell on the phone.

“Are they seizing stuff again?” Vallow can be heard asking, to which Daybell replies: “They have search warrants and stuff.”

The phone call ends with the two saying “I love you.”

Detective Ray Dennis Hermosillo testified Monday, offering gruesome details about the discovery of JJ and Tylee’s bodies.

Hermosillo said that about two hours after the search began, detectives marked off an area at Daybell’s home where there was a “recognizable deceased body smell.”

Hermosillo said that sod was removed from the area and a black plastic bag, as well as a melted green bucket, were found.

The bag contained a round object that was protruding through the dirt, which was later determined to be the skull of JJ, according to Hermosillo.

JJ had been wearing red pajamas and black socks, and a white and blue blanket had been placed on top of him, Hermosillo said.

He was also found with a “large amount” of duct tape covering his head, arms and feet, according to Hermosillo.

The charred remains of Tylee were found in the melted green bucket, Hermosillo said.

Both remains were found about six to eight inches under the sod. The grandparents of JJ were seen in court weeping during the gruesome testimony.

Daybell, 51, was charged with two felony counts of destruction, alteration or concealment of evidence after the remains were found on his property.

Vallow, whose preliminary hearing is scheduled for Aug. 10, is facing two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children and one misdemeanor count each of resisting and obstructing an officer, solicitation of a crime and contempt. She was arrested back in February.

Both have maintained their innocence.

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Tropical Storm Isaias live updates: At least 4 dead, latest projected path

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ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is racing up the East Coast, battering New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania with heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes and rough winds.

One person in Maryland, one in New York and two others in North Carolina have died.

Over 2.9 million customers are without power in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

At least 21 tornadoes were reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.

Here is the latest:

New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Long Beach Island on New Jersey reported a wind gust of 109 mph.

Wind gusts reached 66 mph in Atlantic City.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency.

“Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary,” he tweeted.

New Jersey Transit has been suspended.

By Tuesday morning, the streets in Philadelphia suburb Bryn Mawr looked like a river.

Maryland

Sotterley, Maryland, is buried under nine inches of rain, while Prince Frederick, Maryland, saw 8.42 inches of rainfall.

In coastal St. Mary’s County, Maryland, a driver was killed Tuesday morning when a massive tree fell on the car, according to the county sheriff’s office.

At Maryland’s Charles County-Prince George’s County line, two drivers were rescued after their cars were swept off a flooded road, Maryland State Police said.

One driver was taken to the hospital, police said.

New York

New York City was battered by torrential rain and gusty winds.

In New York City’s harbor, wind gusts reached 72 mph.

A man was killed in the New York City borough of Queens when a downed tree crushed his car, ABC New York station WABC reported.

Only underground subways were operating Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor stations were closed due to high winds.

The Long Island Railroad suspended service systemwide due to high winds. The Metro-North train line also suspended some service.

Carolinas, Virginia

Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane around 11 p.m. Monday, lashing the coastline and leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

At least two people in North Carolina have died, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.

“All in all, this storm got in, got out pretty quickly and that’s a good sign for potential river flooding which we hope will not be serious,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. “The damage was not in any way as great as it could have been.”

In South Carolina, storm surge caused streets to turn to rivers, homes to flood and cars to end up buried under sand.

As Isaias moved north, multiple homes were damaged by downed trees in Suffolk, Virginia, city officials said.

What’s next

At 4 p.m. the bulk of the torrential rain and high winds moved through upstate New York and New England.

The tornado threat will be ending in the New York City area but will be ongoing for parts of southern New England through the evening.

By 7 p.m. the heavy rain and winds will be hitting upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

By 11 p.m. Isaias will head into Canada, leaving lingering rain and wind in Maine.

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Tropical Storm Isaias live updates: At least 4 dead, latest projected path

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ABC NewsBy DANIEL MANZO, EMILY SHAPIRO and MELISSA GRIFFIN, ABC News

(NEW YORK) — Tropical Storm Isaias is racing up the East Coast, battering New Jersey, New York, Virginia, Maryland and Pennsylvania with heavy rain, flooding, tornadoes and rough winds.

One person in Maryland, one in New York and two others in North Carolina have died.

Over 2.9 million customers are without power in South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.

At least 21 tornadoes were reported from North Carolina to New Jersey.

Here is the latest:

New Jersey, Pennsylvania

Long Beach Island on New Jersey reported a wind gust of 109 mph.

Wind gusts reached 66 mph in Atlantic City.

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy declared a statewide state of emergency.

“Do not be on the roads unless absolutely necessary,” he tweeted.

New Jersey Transit has been suspended.

By Tuesday morning, the streets in Philadelphia suburb Bryn Mawr looked like a river.

Maryland

Sotterley, Maryland, is buried under nine inches of rain, while Prince Frederick, Maryland, saw 8.42 inches of rainfall.

In coastal St. Mary’s County, Maryland, a driver was killed Tuesday morning when a massive tree fell on the car, according to the county sheriff’s office.

At Maryland’s Charles County-Prince George’s County line, two drivers were rescued after their cars were swept off a flooded road, Maryland State Police said.

One driver was taken to the hospital, police said.

New York

New York City was battered by torrential rain and gusty winds.

In New York City’s harbor, wind gusts reached 72 mph.

A man was killed in the New York City borough of Queens when a downed tree crushed his car, ABC New York station WABC reported.

Only underground subways were operating Tuesday afternoon. Outdoor stations were closed due to high winds.

The Long Island Railroad suspended service systemwide due to high winds. The Metro-North train line also suspended some service.

Carolinas, Virginia

Isaias made landfall in North Carolina as a Category 1 hurricane around 11 p.m. Monday, lashing the coastline and leaving a trail of damage in its wake.

At least two people in North Carolina have died, according to ABC Raleigh station WTVD.

“All in all, this storm got in, got out pretty quickly and that’s a good sign for potential river flooding which we hope will not be serious,” North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper told “Good Morning America” Tuesday. “The damage was not in any way as great as it could have been.”

In South Carolina, storm surge caused streets to turn to rivers, homes to flood and cars to end up buried under sand.

As Isaias moved north, multiple homes were damaged by downed trees in Suffolk, Virginia, city officials said.

What’s next

At 4 p.m. the bulk of the torrential rain and high winds moved through upstate New York and New England.

The tornado threat will be ending in the New York City area but will be ongoing for parts of southern New England through the evening.

By 7 p.m. the heavy rain and winds will be hitting upstate New York, Vermont and New Hampshire.

By 11 p.m. Isaias will head into Canada, leaving lingering rain and wind in Maine.

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Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids’ bodies found

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A prosecutor on Tuesday played a recorded jailhouse phone call between an Idaho couple accused of hiding their children’s bodies months after they went missing in a mystery that has garnered national attention

Prosecutor: Couple talked by phone on day kids’ bodies found

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A prosecutor on Tuesday played a recorded jailhouse phone call between an Idaho couple accused of hiding their children’s bodies months after they went missing in a mystery that has garnered national attention

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ much smaller this year

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Scientists say tropical weather stirred up the Gulf of Mexico, reducing this year’s low-oxygen dead zone off Louisiana’s coast to the third-smallest ever measured

Gulf of Mexico’s ‘dead zone’ much smaller this year

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Scientists say tropical weather stirred up the Gulf of Mexico, reducing this year’s low-oxygen dead zone off Louisiana’s coast to the third-smallest ever measured

Prosecutors: Pimp kept ‘minutes,’ contracts with victims

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Court records show a Maryland man who pleaded guilty to prostitution charges kept detailed “meeting minutes” and a “comptroller’s report” that allowed investigators to document his illegal business

Prosecutors: Pimp kept ‘minutes,’ contracts with victims

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Court records show a Maryland man who pleaded guilty to prostitution charges kept detailed “meeting minutes” and a “comptroller’s report” that allowed investigators to document his illegal business