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Councilman to run for Fort Wayne Mayor

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A Fort Wayne City Councilman who has been a fixture in the local political scene is set to announce his bid for Mayor.

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Hepatitis vaccines urged for travelers to Kentucky, Michigan

Indiana health officials are advising residents to get vaccinated for hepatitis A if their summer plans include visits to Kentucky or Michigan.

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Indiana governor planning trips to Israel, Europe in May

Indiana's governor is planning economic development trip to Israel and Europe that will include taking the first nonstop commercial flight from Paris to Indianapolis in May.

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Indiana gets another $11M to combat heroin, opioid abuse

A federal agency has awarded Indiana nearly $11 million for the second straight year to fight the state's opioid abuse crisis.

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'Real bad:' 18 dogs removed from Indiana home

Eighteen dogs have been surrendered by an owner in Madison County.

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No charges filed against officers involved with DeKalb County shooting

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The DeKalb County Prosecutor is not filing any charges against the two officers involved in an exchange of gunfire with a suspect in early April. 

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Ohio police warn residents of mail theft

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Police are warning people to be on the lookout after reports of mail theft around the area.

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Fort Wayne homicide suspect appears for initial hearing

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A man who was arrested after a cigarette with his DNA on it was found at a crime scene is claiming innocence.

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Sentencing moved for Fort Wayne man involved with 2016 shooting

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A Fort Wayne man who admitted he had a role in a 2016 shooting death is set to be sentenced Tuesday.

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Charges filed against person of interest in child death

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Detectives are looking for help locating a person of interest in the death of a 2-year-old.

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Indiana State Police to host drug take back day

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Police in Indiana are seeking to prevent prescription drug abuse and theft through the annual drug take back day.

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Healthcare career fair taking place at Ivy Tech

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People looking for a job in the healthcare field can attend a career fair Tuesday.

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Senate Republicans fire up debate in Fort Wayne

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Making a sales pitch to voters in northeast Indiana's hottest political race. Monday night, the three contenders trying to secure the Republican Party nomination for a U.S. Senate seat went toe-to-toe in a debate sponsored by ABC 21.

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Giraffe recaptured after escaping barn at Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Video included

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A giraffe escaped its enclosure at the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo Monday.

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DNA testing nets homicide arrest in Fort Wayne

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A cigarette butt tossed from a van ended up being the evidence needed to arrest a man in connection with a 2017 homicide.

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Allen County Wanted Persons for the week of April 23

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Greater Fort Wayne Crime Stoppers is looking for your help finding these wanted persons.

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Opportunity Knocks: career fairs for Health Care, Industrial Technology fields Video included

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Are you looking for a job in the Health Care field or Industrial Technology? Ivy Tech Community College is hosting a couple of job fairs this week where you can learn more about job opportunities and careers in those fields. 

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Former Scott's grocery store to be demolished

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A former grocery store near the North Anthony neighborhoods is set to be demolished six years after closing.

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Police looking for help finding wanted man

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Police are looking for your help finding a man wanted on two Grant County warrants.

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How to vote for Fort Wayne's Christiana Danielle on The Voice

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Fort Wayne's Christiana Danielle will be competing for America's votes tonight on "The Voice."

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Deadline approaching for dust control applications for Allen County residents

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Allen County residents wanting to apply dust control to their stone and gravel roads this Spring are running out of time.

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Dozens of animals find their forever home at annual Pet Expo

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This year's Pet Expo at the War Memorial Coliseum has now come to a close. 

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Activist group covers downtown sidewalks with chalk, demanding justice for child homicide victims Video included

Families cover the courthouse sidewalks with "Justice for JoJo" messages Families cover the courthouse sidewalks with "Justice for JoJo" messages
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In connection with activist group Flip this City, a dozen families in Fort Wayne spent Sunday afternoon decorating downtown sidewalks with messages written in chalk. Many of those messages were in memory of children who lost their lives to homicide, including little Malakai Garrett, and more recently, 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher. The positioning of their chalk messages in front of the Allen County Courthouse is no accident, as Flip this City members hope the messages of rem... More>>

Aunt of 2-year-old homicide victim speaks out Video included

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) - "How can you hurt this little girl who did absolutely nothing to you?" That's just one of the questions that Kimberly Gibbs hopes someday she'll get an answer to.  Police say her niece, 2-year-old Jocelyn Belcher was strangled at her home on Butler Street in January.  Gibbs still remembers the moment she heard the news. "My heart just stopped in the middle of a beat. At first, I thought it was just a joke.&q... More>>

Centennial celebration: War hero honored at Fort Wayne V.A. Video included

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It was no ordinary birthday celebration. A surprise party, organized by a team of doctors and medical staff, honored a World War II and Korean War veteran about to turn 100 years old. It took place at the Fort Wayne V.A. facility on Friday and was attended by Ralph Reighter's son, who said he waned to thank him father once again for his service to the country. 

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'Young Entrepreneur' of the month: Lyla Ward

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WPTA 21) -- Each month, ABC 21 partners with Junior Achievement of Northern Indiana to showcase 'Young Entrepreneurs' in our area. For April, We introduced 10-year-old Lyla Ward and her business: Lyla's Fruit of The Spirit Bags. About a year ago, she started making bags with supplies like tooth brushes, socks and snacks for the homeless. The inspiration came from having to make similar bags at church. Lyla said handing those bags out has such a big impact on ... More>>

Students' cancer fundraiser hits close to home

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Kindergartners are practicing their moves to help stomp out cancer. It's something that hits close to home for them in the Northwest Allen County School district.

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Court documents show details in January child death

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More details have been learned in the case of a two-year-old who was strangled in late January.  

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Police looking for person of interest in child death investigation

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Detectives are looking for help locating a person of interest in the death of a 2-year-old.

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Six regions chosen as finalists for Stellar Communities Program

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Lt. Governor Suzanne Crouch announced six regions as finalists for the 2018 Stellar Communities Program that gives grants for community and economic development. 

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January child death ruled homicide

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The Allen County Coroner has determined the cause of death for a child who died in January.

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Record stores host events to celebrate Record Store Day

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Small, independent record stores are getting some extra attention on National Record Store Day.

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Superloads to travel through Fort Wayne area

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People should be on the lookout for traffic restrictions as two slow-moving oversized vehicle moves through the area. 

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Demonstrations planned on anniversary of Columbine shooting.

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Students across Indiana and the country are preparing to rally once again on the topic of gun violence on the 19th anniversary of Columbine shooting. 

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GOP Statehouse leaders to detail special session plans

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Indiana Republican Statehouse leaders are set to announce their plans for an upcoming special session in May.

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Fort Wayne Children's Zoo prepares to open for 2018 season

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The wait is almost over. Saturday is the opening day for the Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. 

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Pet Expo to take over Allen County War Memorial Coliseum

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Pet lovers in the community get excited. The Northern Indiana Pet Expo starts Saturday.

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Body found in Steuben County recreation area identified as Michigan man

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Steuben County officials have identified the man found dead inside a Steuben County recreational area.

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ABC21 Digging Deeper: Man who died in Wednesday car fire had protective order filed against him

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Neighbors say they noticed a change recently in the man who killed himself by crashing his van into an apartment, and revving his engine until it exploded. 

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Carson's 'Going Out of Business Sale' begins immediately

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On Wednesday, the company officially learned its fate. On Thursday, it announced the immediate liquidation of its assets. And that means, starting Friday, the "Going Out of Business" sale begins at Carson's and all of its sister properties. 

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Did Congressman Messer keep DUI convictions secret in 2003 caucus for legislative seat?

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A story from the campaign trail is making waves in the contentious U.S. Senate race. The Indianapolis Star first reported that Congressman Luke Messer wasn't completely forthcoming in telling Republican officials about two DUI convictions-- those officials then picked him in a caucus to fill a seat at the statehouse.

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Suspicious package prompts bomb squad response to Fort Wayne business

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Owners of Fae's Cabinet in Fort Wayne arrived at the business around 7:45 a.m. Thursday only to discover a suspicious package sitting at the front door.

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2012 homicide suspect appears in court for initial hearing

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Six years after a drug deal gone wrong, a Fort Wayne man is making a court appearance. 

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Allen County Councilman running for State Senate

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One of Allen County's councilmen is throwing his hat in the ring for the State Senate race. 

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Lawyers for man charged in 4 killings end legal challenge

Attorneys for a Fort Wayne man charged in four killings have ended their challenge to a judge's removal of a defense attorney from the case.

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Protesters demonstrate at DePauw University after racial slurs discovered on campus

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DePauw University is dealing with the aftermath of racial slurs written across campus in the last two weeks.

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UPDATE: Investigators testing for accelerants after car crashes into building, bursts into flames Video included

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UPDATE: Fire investigators are investigating to determine if an accelerant was present in a vehicle that rammed into the side of a building Wednesday.

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Christiana Danielle saved for next round of The Voice

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Fort Wayne native and Huntington University Graduate Christiana Danielle is moving on in the voice. Danielle performed twice this week, competing for America's votes. On Monday Christiana sang a rendition of "hey, ya" to compete for your votes. She didn't advance that night and had to sing Tuesday. On Tuesday she performed the song "Take me to Church" but again failed to get enough votes to move on. However, Alicia Keys chose Christiana to "save" ... More>>

Arrested for a felony? You'll have to give DNA sample Video included

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Across the country, convicted felons must give a DNA sample to a national database, but a fairly new state law mandates anyone arrested for an alleged felony offense must give a sample, as well.

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Crawford says council has no part to play in Electric Works legal fees Video included

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Spending of cash for Electric Works again prompts disagreement between top public officials in Fort Wayne. This time, it's over city legal fees for the project. 

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Jury selection begins for Fort Wayne man facing multiple child molestation charges

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Jury selection has begun ahead of the trial for a man facing more than a dozen charges for allegedly sexually abusing a female relative for several years.

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Fort Wayne councilman calling on mayor to resolve legal fees

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A Fort Wayne city council member is calling on the mayor to take care of the Electric Works legal fees himself. 

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Fort Wayne man accused of raping disabled woman appears in court for initial hearing

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A Fort Wayne man accused of sexually assaulting handicapped woman appeared in an Allen County courtroom Wednesday.

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Opportunity Knocks: Wells County job and career fair slated for May Video included

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There's a job and career fair coming up May 10 in Bluffton, Indiana where dozens of employers will have information about openings in the manufacturing and health care fields. 

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Indiana charity weighs in on proposed SNAP changes

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An Indiana charity is showing concern as lawmakers look to impose stricter mandates on food stamps. 

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It's official; Bon-Ton stores, including Carson's, to be liquidated

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As expected, the Bon-Ton Stores, including Carson's, will soon be no more. Liquidators have won an auction to acquire the inventory of the retail chain, which had filed for bankruptcy but had hoped to remain in business. 

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No criminal charges in North Manchester police action shooting Video included

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The officer involved in a shooting during a traffic stop that resulted in the death of a North Manchester man has been cleared.

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APNewsBreak: Trump campaign rebukes Indiana candidate signs

A sign promoting the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Todd Rokita is shown along a state highway in Brownsburg, Ind., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy) A sign promoting the campaign of GOP Senate candidate Todd Rokita is shown along a state highway in Brownsburg, Ind., Tuesday, April 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Donald Trump's re-election campaign is demanding that Rep. Todd Rokita take down yard signs giving the false impression the president endorsed the Indiana Republican's Senate bid.

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Christiana Danielle takes us to church on The Voice

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Fort Wayne native and Huntington University graduate Christiana Danielle sang for the second night in a row looking for America's votes. 

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Technical issues extend tax filing deadline

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Taxpayers are getting one extra day to file their 2017 returns. 

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Mother of boy charged in deadly accidental shooting: 'Oh God, I'm so sorry!' Video included

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The mother of a 14-year-old boy charged in the fatal shooting of another teen says both families are reeling from the tragedy. Police arrested Devon Weaver following a shooting incident in the 2700 block of Chestnut Street Sunday morning. 

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  • The Latest: Prosecutor: Cosby used good rep to hurt women

    The Latest: Prosecutor: Cosby used good rep to hurt women

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:58 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:58:27 GMT
    (AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.(AP Photo/Matt Slocum). Bill Cosby, left, arrives with his wife, Camille, for his sexual assault retrial, Tuesday, April 24, 2018, at the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pa.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, and closing arguments and deliberations are expected.
    Bill Cosby has arrived at a suburban Philadelphia courthouse for the 12th day of his sexual assault retrial, and closing arguments and deliberations are expected.
  • Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Southwest has been faced with fines, union safety complaints

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:57:26 GMT
    (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz....(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File). FILE - In this April 4, 2011 file photo, a Southwest Airlines plane sits in a remote area of the Yuma International Airport, after the plane had a section of fuselage tear from the plane during a flight in Yuma, Ariz....
    Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident, but it has also paid millions in fines over safety.
    Until last week, Southwest Airlines had a string of 47 years without a passenger dying in an accident, but it has also paid millions in fines over safety.
  • Correction: Hotshots Statue story

    Correction: Hotshots Statue story

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:57 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:57:11 GMT
    A statue has been unveiled honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire.
    A statue has been unveiled honoring 19 members of a firefighting team known as the Granite Mountain Hotshots who died in a 2013 Arizona wildfire.
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  • Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

    Sell-off in industrial, tech stocks sends Dow down 400

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:59:22 GMT
    (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 25.(AP Photo/Richard Drew, File). FILE- This April 5, 2018, file photo shows the facade of the New York Stock Exchange. The U.S. stock market opens at 9:30 a.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 25.
    US stocks are rising as strong reports from companies including Caterpillar and Whirlpool put investors in a buying mood.
    US stocks are rising as strong reports from companies including Caterpillar and Whirlpool put investors in a buying mood.
  • Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pick

    Watchdog report points to power struggle involving VA pick

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:59:18 GMT
    (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Now it’s Was...(AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File). FILE - In this Jan. 16, 2018, file photo, White House physician Dr. Ronny Jackson speaks to reporters during the daily press briefing in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, in Washington. Now it’s Was...
    Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's...
    Senators discussing plans to delay the confirmation hearing for President Donald Trump's pick to be Veteran Affairs secretary over growing questions about the nominee's ability to manage the government's second-largest department.
  • Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

    Trump warns: Iran will pay if it restarts nuclear program

    Tuesday, April 24 2018 4:59 PM EDT2018-04-24 20:59:12 GMT
    (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, Ap...(AP Photo/Susan Walsh). President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French President Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte Macron pose for a photo in front of Mount Vernon, the home of President George Washington, in Mount Vernon, Va., Monday, Ap...
    A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.
    A sit-down between President Donald Trump and French President Emmanuel Macron followed by a joint news conference highlight the business portion of the French leader's second day in Washington.
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