The Coast Guard officially ended its search Wednesday for the missing crew members from a U.S. cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas during Hurricane Joaquin.
Petty Officer Mark Barney said the search for survivors from the El Faro ended at 7 p.m.
Earlier Wednesday, the Coast Guard broke the news to grieving family members that it was abandoning the search for the 33 mariners and investigators turned their attention to finding the vessel's data recorder 3 miles down at the bottom of the sea.
An intensive search by air and sea over tens of thousands of square miles turned up one unidentified body in a survival suit and a heavily damaged lifeboat but no sign of survivors from the 790-foot El Faro, which was last heard from nearly from a week ago as it was being tossed around in rough seas.
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Bridgeport, Connecticut, police are asking for the public's help in locating a woman suspected of trying to abduct a 17-year-old girl and assaulting her before the victim ultimately rolled out of the car, police said.
Video surveillance police released shows a four-door sedan driving when the back right car door opens and a person who looks like a female tumbles out of the car. The suspect's car then pulls a U-turn and doubles back on the opposite side of the road and keeps going.
Bridgeport police responded to the corner of Boston and Palisade avenues in Bridgeport at 7:15 a.m. on Monday to investigate reports of an attempted abduction.
Responding officers found a 17-year-old girl in the area who wasn't injured. The teenager had been walking to school on Boston Avenue when a charcoal gray Toyota Yaris approached her, police said.
The U.S. had to re-route aircraft to avoid at least one close encounter with a Russian aircraft, the Pentagon confirmed on Wednesday.
The manned aircraft was within 20 miles of the Russian aircraft, the Department of Defense confirmed.
Russia and the United States are flying combat missions over the same country for the first time since World War II which raises concern over crowded airspace.
The incident occurred since the U.S. and Russia had their "deconfliction" talk last week and the next discussion has not been scheduled yet.
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A rocket launch off the Atlantic coast tonight could bring a spectacular, colorful sight over Philadelphia, New York, Washington, D.C. and the rest of the Mid-Atlantic as NASA tests new rocket technology.
The space agency is releasing colored gas miles above the ocean in a test that's expected to leave a blue-green and red cloud visible for hundreds of miles, between Long Island, New York, and Morehead City, North Carolina, and as far inland as Charlottesville, Virginia, according to a NASA news release.
"Although ground tests are often acceptable, some technologies need a 'test drive' before being integrated into space vehicles," according to a NASA news release.
The Republican-led House voted Wednesday to create a special panel to investigate Planned Parenthood and its procurement of fetal tissue as the GOP continued pressing an issue that has galvanized conservatives since secret videos surfaced this summer.
The near party-line vote was 242-184, as Democrats dismissed the probe as a wasteful political exercise by the GOP. It was unclear if Democrats would participate in the committee's work.
The gunman who fatally shot nine people at an Oregon community college last week killed himself in front of his victims after two police officers wounded him, authorities said Wednesday.
When two plainclothes detectives spotted Christopher Harper-Mercer in the doorway of a campus building, he fired at them, and the officers quickly returned fire. The killer then went back inside and shot himself in a classroom where many of his victims lay dead and wounded, a prosecutor told a news conference.
Rep. Renee Ellmers is being challenged by House GOP primary candidate, Kay Daly, who in a new ad saying she's "hunting RINOs."
Daly's ad calls Ellmers a "feminist" and a "RINO" (an acronym for "Republican in Name Only") before she fires her gun at the end of the video. The narrator of the ad accuses Ellmers' for voting "to let homosexuals pretend they're married" and for raising "the debt ceiling twice to pay for abortions in D.C. to fund 'Planned Butcherhood.'"
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Tennis star James Blake says New York City's police watchdog has substantiated a complaint against officers Blake said tackled him during a mistaken arrest in September.
Blake filed a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review Board against officers James Frascatore and Daniel Herzog, alleging they used excessive force and abused their power when they tackled him outside a Midtown Manhattan hotel on Wednesday, Sept. 9. The altercation was caught on surveillance camera.
Blake's attorney, Kevin Marino, released a letter addressed to him from Mina Malik, the executive director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, substantiating the complaint. The letter noted that only the police commissioner has the authority to discipline a police officer, and the cops could face an administrative trial.
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Iraqi military plans to retake the city of Ramadi from ISIS militants for the first time in months, officials said.
The forces plan to take advantage of an impending sandstorm by positioning themselves in a key battleground area, a senior Iraqi security official told NBC News.
The United States and its allies trained Iraqi forces to fight a counterinsurgency, Col. Steve Warren, a Pentagon spokesperson in Baghdad, said, but ISIS has "defended Ramadi almost in an early 20th-century style, with belts of defenses," a more conventional tactic than Iraq and the U.S.-led coalition had anticipated.
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A woman has been arrested and charged with trespassing after police say she was caught on camera performing yoga moves on Metrorail tracks in Washington, D.C.
Metro Transit Police tracked down the Virginia woman shown on camera late last year and arrested her this week.
As News4 previously reported, surveillance video captured after 11 a.m. Dec. 21 shows a woman take off her coat and scarf and then illegally hop onto tracks at the West Falls Church station with a man.
The families of three North Port, Florida, high school students who died after being hypnotized by former Principal George Kenney will receive $200,000 each from the Sarasota County School District under a settlement agreement unanimously approved by the School Board.
The Herald-Tribune reports that the agreement was approved Tuesday night.
The $600,000 settlement closes a bizarre, years-long case that began after former North Port High School Principal Kenney admitted he hypnotized 16-year-old Wesley McKinley a day before the teenager committed suicide in April 2011.
A subsequent investigation found that Kenney hypnotized as many as 75 students, staff members and others from 2006 until McKinley's death.
In the backwaters of Eastern Europe, authorities working with the FBI have interrupted four attempts in the past five years by gangs with suspected Russian connections that sought to sell radioactive material to Middle Eastern extremists, The Associated Press has learned.
The latest known case came in February this year, when a smuggler offered a huge cache of deadly cesium — enough to contaminate several city blocks — and specifically sought a buyer from ISIS.
Criminal organizations, some with ties to the Russian KGB's successor agency, are driving a thriving black market in nuclear materials in the tiny and impoverished Eastern European country of Moldova, investigators say. The successful busts, however, were undercut by striking shortcomings: Kingpins got away, and those arrested evaded long prison sentences, sometimes quickly returning to nuclear smuggling, AP found.
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A woman who says her ex-boyfriend abducted her has been rescued after Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel employees helped the suspect move his surfboards across the bridge in Virginia.
The Wicomico County Sheriff's Office says they responded Sunday to a call of a woman saying her ex-boyfriend, Phillip J. Timmons, was taking her from her Powellville home. Nobody was at the house when deputies arrived.
Investigators learned that Timmons and the woman had been located at the Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel.
Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson says he's trying to plant in people's minds the idea that they should rush a shooter in a situation like the Oregon community college attack.
Carson has come under criticism for saying that if he were there, he would have tried to stop the gunman who killed nine people. Carson said Tuesday he "would not just stand there and let him shoot me." His advice: everybody overwhelm a shooter so fewer are killed.
On Wednesday, Carson told CBS his remarks had been questioned and called insensitive because people are too quick to "set up battle lines" over every comment instead of solving problems.