• Nearly a Dozen from Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria

    Nearly a Dozen from Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria

    (WASHINGTON) — In addition to the American rapper from Minneapolis recently killed in the bloody fighting in Syria, nearly a dozen former residents of Minnesota’s Twin Cities have left their homes to take up arms with extremist rebel groups in the Middle Eastern nation, U.S. officials told ABC News. Earlier this week the White House confirmed the death in Syria of Minnesotan Douglas McAuthur McCain, who records show was born in Chicago but was schooled in Minneapolis. An opposition group in Syria, the Free Syrian Army, claimed McCain was fighting with ISIS, a brutal terrorist organization that recently executed American… Read more

  • Shuttle Bus Crashes Near Chicago O'Hare Airport; More Than a Dozen Injured

    Shuttle Bus Crashes Near Chicago O'Hare Airport; More Than a Dozen Injured

    (CHICAGO) — Access to Chicago O’Hare Airport is limited after a shuttle bus crashed into a concrete barrier in the westbound lanes of I-190 Friday morning. Police have blocked the lanes that lead to the airport creating a major traffic jam. Fifteen people were injured in the crash. Their conditions are unknown. O’Hare Airport officials have confirmed that the bus accident occurred on a road leading to the terminals, but declined to provide anymore information. This story is developing… Follow @ABCNewsRadio Copyright 2014 ABC News Radio © ABC News Radio

  • Nashville Tops List of 'Most American' Cities

    Nashville Tops List of 'Most American' Cities

    (NEW YORK) — Nashville is about American as apple pie. Maybe even more so now that the personal finance website WalletHub has named it 2014’s most American U.S. metro area. To reach that conclusion, WalletHub graded 366 metro areas on a series of 26 metrics that included age, gender and income. Nashville scored at near the top of key rankings such as socio-demographic makeup, housing, economy and education to capture the crown.   Interestingly, WalletHub determined that Tulsa, Oklahoma, most closely resembled the U.S. in terms of age while Denver looked most like America in regards to race. At the bottom… Read more

  • Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In, Posts Bail

    Miley Cyrus' Homeless VMAs Date Turns Himself In, Posts Bail

    (POLK COUNTY, Ore.) — Jesse Helt, the homeless man who accompanied Miley Cyrus to the MTV Video Music Awards, turned himself into authorities in Oregon and posted bail after being sought on an arrest warrant for a probation violation. Helt was originally arrested in 2010 for “criminal mischief,” among other charges. He pleaded guilty/no contest to the charges and received probation, which he violated the following year, authorities said. A booking photo released by Polk County Community Corrections officials shows Helt wearing a black shirt, his expression blank. The arrest comes four days after Helt entered the public spotlight. He… Read more

  • Missing University of Montana Student Died in Accident, Authorities Say

    Missing University of Montana Student Died in Accident, Authorities Say

    (CUSTER COUNTY, Idaho) — A missing University of Montana student was found dead Thursday, more than a week after he went missing while driving back to school to start his junior year of college. Lucius Robbi’s body and car were found in Custer County, Idaho, authorities said. According to the Custer County Sheriff’s Office, Robbi died in a one-vehicle accident Aug. 19 after his car traveled down a 60-foot embankment, colliding with several large pine trees. Search crews on the air and ground initially had trouble finding the accident site due to heavy brush. Additionally, storms in the area obscured… Read more

  • F-15 Pilot Killed in Virginia Crash

    F-15 Pilot Killed in Virginia Crash

    (STAUNTON, Va.) — The pilot whose fighter jet crashed in the mountains of Virginia on Wednesday was killed in the crash, it was confirmed Thursday by military officials. The pilot and jet were under the Massachusetts Air National Guard and were en route to Louisiana when the plane crashed. It was not immediately clear what caused the crash. Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick called it “a very sad day for the Guard and for Massachusetts.” He also offered condolences to the family of the pilot, who was not identified, as well as the rest of the Massachusetts National Guard. Follow @ABCNewsRadio… Read more

  • Church Puts God and Sex Together on Billboard

    Church Puts God and Sex Together on Billboard

    (WILKES-BARRE, Pa.) — A Pennsylvania church is marking its first anniversary with a controversial billboard that proclaims God loves sex. The billboard was placed along a major highway running through Wilkes-Barre, Pa., by Restored Church, a non-denominational worship center opened in September of last year by two friends who met as college roommates. The billboard, according to one of the church’s founders, is meant to draw attention to the church’s new sermon series launching next month that will focus on sex and the Song of Solomon from the Bible. “If the culture can be so bold, I think the church… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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