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Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Force

Darren Wilson Resigns From Ferguson Police Force

(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Darren Wilson has resigned from the Ferguson, Mo., Police Department in wake of fatal shooting of Michael Brown, his attorney said today.Wilson’s resignation comes five days after a grand jury investigating the Aug. 9 shooting declined to indict the police officer. He has been on administrative leave since the shooting.One of his…MORE

Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday

Ferguson Grand Jury to Reconvene Monday

Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images(FERGUSON, Mo.) — The grand jury investigating the killing of Michael Brown by Ferguson, Mo., police Officer Darren Wilson is not meeting this weekend and will reconvene Monday, sources told ABC News.Speculation that a decision on whether to indict Wilson in the shooting was coming soon has increased tensions in a…MORE

Report Find All-Time High Rate of Child Homelessness

Report Find All-Time High Rate of Child Homelessness

Xavier_S/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — A new report from The National Center on Family Homelessness at the American Institutes for Research found that 2.5 million American children experience homelessness each year.The rate of childhood homelessness is at an all-time high, the report says, and has increased by eight percent nationally compared to last year. A stunning 31…MORE

Nearly 200 Fall Ill with Norovirus on Cruise Ship

Nearly 200 Fall Ill with Norovirus on Cruise Ship

AlexanderCher/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) — A cruise ship has been hit with an outbreak of norovirus just six months after dealing with another bout of the stomach bug earlier this year.The Crown Princess ship was heading to port in Southern California Sunday as passengers and crew members dealt with an outbreak of the flu-like norovirus. The virus…MORE

Suspects in Sacramento Area Shooting Identified

Suspects in Sacramento Area Shooting Identified

aijohn784/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — The Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department confirmed that both suspects in the shooting that left two officers dead and an officer and a bystander injured.The SCSD identified the two suspects as Marcelo Marquez, 34, and Janelle Marquez Monroy, 38. Both suspects have addresses of record in Utah. The pair were each booked for…MORE

Judge Denies Request from Defense Team for James Holmes

Judge Denies Request from Defense Team for James Holmes

Photo by Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office via Getty Images(AURORA, Colo.) — A district court judge on Friday denied a request by the defense lawyers for James Holmes, the movie theater shooter, requesting an extension to the Oct. 29 deadline to file motions related to his second Court-ordered sanity examination.The defense argued that it had not…MORE

Manslaughter Trial for Polo Mogul John Goodman Could Hinge on Bartender’s Testimony

Manslaughter Trial for Polo Mogul John Goodman Could Hinge on Bartender’s Testimony

iStock/Thinkstock(WELLINGTON, Fla.) — Florida polo mogul John Goodman ordered over a dozen drinks in the hours before a fatal car crash in 2010, a bartender testified during his retrial.Goodman was convicted in 2012 and ordered to serve a 16-year sentence, which was later thrown out due to juror misconduct. He’s accused of vehicular homicide and…MORE

Convicted Killer Allegedly Tried to Pin Husband’s Murder on Own Son

Convicted Killer Allegedly Tried to Pin Husband’s Murder on Own Son

iStock/Thinkstock(KELLER, Texas) — A man who testified against his mother at her trial for the murder of her husband Gregg Williams says she suggested his brother might have been the trigger-man.”She said, ‘Do you think your brother could have done it?’ She asked me if her own son could have killed Gregg,” Andrew O’Brien, 26,…MORE

ATF Agents Involved in Shooting Incident Involving Burglary Suspects in Ferguson, Mo.

ATF Agents Involved in Shooting Incident Involving Burglary Suspects in Ferguson, Mo.

John Roman/iStockphoto/Thinkstock(FERGUSON, Mo.) — Police in Ferguson, Mo. say a shooting incident that occurred on Friday was not related to ongoing protests in connection with the fatal officer-involved shooting of Michael Brown.On Thursday, an official from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said, a federally-licensed firearms dealer was burglarized. As part of an…MORE