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Top NRA executive Chris Cox resigns amid tumultuous time for the gun group

Top NRA executive Chris Cox resigns amid tumultuous time for the gun group

Scott Olson/Getty Images(FAIRFAX, Va.) — A high-ranking leader of the NRA has resigned amid growing turmoil in the gun group.Chris Cox has stepped down from his post as the NRA’s chief lobbyist and principal political strategist for the Institute for Legislative Action — the lobbying arm for the NRA, according to Andrew Arulanandum, the NRA’s…

Deputy recounts dramatic night he rescued newborn baby girl left in plastic bag

Deputy recounts dramatic night he rescued newborn baby girl left in plastic bag

Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office(ATLANTA) — A Georgia family and local sheriff’s deputy are opening up about the “emotional” moment they rescued an unidentified baby girl who was abandoned in a plastic shopping bag.The baby, temporarily named India, was found in good condition in a somewhat isolated, wooded area of Forsyth County on the night of…

Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

Fifth police officer fatally shot in last eight days across US

amphotora/iStock(AVON, Ill.) — A sheriff’s deputy was shot and killed in Illinois on Tuesday evening — the fifth law enforcement officer shot and killed in just eight days across the country.Troy Chisum, 39, was shot at about 2 p.m. in Avon, Illinois, about an hour west of Peoria, while responding to a battery and domestic…

Ransom call released in 14-year-old girl’s decades-old disappearance

Ransom call released in 14-year-old girl’s decades-old disappearance

FBI(NEW YORK) — Decades after a 14-year-old girl boarded a New Jersey bus to head to a babysitting job and vanished, the FBI is releasing a clip of a ransom call in the case, hoping it may lead to answers. Margaret Ellen Fox was last seen about 8:40 a.m. on June 24, 1974, getting on…

Severe storms stretching across Upper Midwest

Severe storms stretching across Upper Midwest

ABC News(NEW YORK) — More than 120 damaging storms were reported from Montana all the way to Florida on Tuesday, a barrage that included 70 mph winds from Texas to Illinois, golf ball-sized hail in Nebraska and up to half a foot of rain in parts of southern Iowa.In parts of southern Texas that saw…

Three dead, including suspect, after shooting at California Ford dealership

Three dead, including suspect, after shooting at California Ford dealership

kali9/iStock(MORGAN HILL, Calif.) — Three people, including the suspected gunman, died at a Ford dealership in Northern California on Tuesday night, police said.Authorities responded to the Morgan Hill Ford Dealership just after 6 p.m. and found two employees with gunshot wounds, according to a statement from the Morgan Hill Police Department.Both men later died on…

California mother arrested after son kills other twin

California mother arrested after son kills other twin

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(LOS ANGELES) — A 45-year-old woman has been arrested in California after one of her twin sons shot and killed the other as they played around with a handgun.Gabriela Keeton was being held on suspicion of felony child endangerment, ABC Los Angeles station KABC-TV reported on Tuesday.Police said Keeton’s 12-year-old boys, home alone, somehow gained…