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3 Bridge-Collapse Victims Found Dead in Cars Recovered From Scene in Florida, Confirming Death Toll of at Least 6

Three victims have been found dead from the fatal bridge collapse in Miami after crews removed two cars from the rubble left at the scene, police said today. The recovery of the three bodies confirms a death toll of at least six from Thursday’s collapse of a newly-installed pedestrian bridge near Florida International University. Police said four bodies are now in the…

Former FBI deputy director fired just days before retirement to kick in

Former FBI deputy director Andy McCabe was fired Friday from the federal government, just two days before he was set to retire, Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a statement late Friday night. Nearly 24 hours earlier, McCabe was inside the Justice Department making the case to keep his job until Sunday when he officially qualifies for retirement benefits. His firing means his full pension —…

Donald Trump Jr., wife are separating: ‘We will always have tremendous respect for each other’

ABC News – Donald Trump Jr. and his wife, Vanessa Trump, are separating. “After 12 years of marriage, we have decided to go our separate ways,” the couple said in a joint statement. “We will always have tremendous respect for each other and our families. We have five beautiful children together and they remain our top priority.” The couple, who…

Several killed after pedestrian bridge at Florida International University collapses

ABC News – A pedestrian bridge stretching across a street on the Florida International University campus in Miami collapsed Thursday afternoon, killing multiple people, according to the Florida Highway Patrol. Aerial footage showed first responders tending to victims on the scene, searching for people in the rubble and loading others on stretchers into ambulances. Five to six vehicles were crushed…

Teacher accidentally fires gun at school

Seaside High School in Seaside California is seen here in this undated Google Maps image. ABC News – A California teacher is believed to have accidentally fired his weapon in a classroom today. Seaside police officers were summoned to Seaside High School Tuesday after the teacher, who was teaching a public safety class, discharged the weapon, police said in a…

Dog dies on United flight after being placed in overhead bin, airline confirms

A dog died on a United Airlines flight Monday after being placed in an overhead bin, the airline confirmed to ABC News. In a Facebook post, a fellow passenger said a mother and her two daughters were boarding the flight with their dog in tow when a flight attendant “insisted” that the dog be placed in the overhead bin. “They assured the…

Tillerson still secretary of state for now: White House

After being fired by the president this morning, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced that he will remain at his post until March 31st and hand all responsibilities of the office to his deputy by the end of the day. “Effective at the end of the day, I’m delegating all responsibilities of the office of the secretary to deputy secretary…

President Trump arrives in California to inspect border wall prototypes

Amid a political earthquake in Washington following the sudden firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, President Trump has arrived in California where he’ll review several design prototypes for his proposed wall along the U.S.-Mexico border. The president’s visit is his first to the country’s most populous state since taking office, and comes just one week after his Department of…

Trump personal aide John McEntee forced out over background check issues

John McEntee walks to Marine One to accompany President Trump from the White House in Washington, DC for a trip to Mar-a-Lago, Fla., Feb. 16, 2018. ABC News – The bombshell firing of Secretary of State Rex Tillerson comes amid another shakeup in the West Wing involving President Donald Trump’s personal aide (his body man) John McEntee, who was escorted…

Kathy Griffin to do New Shows, 9 Months After Trump Photo

Comedian Kathy Griffin is embarking on her comeback, some nine months after she provoked outrage — and lost much of her work — by posing with a fake severed head that appeared to depict President Donald Trump. Griffin announced on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday night that she had just booked upcoming shows at New York’s Carnegie Hall and at Washington’s…