• Courtesy Cochran Family(NEW YORK) -- The family of an American who was killed in the London terror attack last week thanked the public for their generosity and prayers.Utah resident Kurt Cochran was in Europe with his wife Melissa to celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary when the attacker, Khalid Masood, drove into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge."So many people have been so kind, and we are deeply touched by their goodness and generosity," Melissa Cochran's brother, Clint Payne, said at a press conference Monday.Payne testified to his brother-in-law's virtues as a person, including his passion for music, and expressed sadness over the attack."The most difficult part of this is that Kurt is no longer with us," he said.Meanwhile, in the Cochrans' hometown of Utah, friends and musicians gathered inside the Bountiful Davis Art Center to pay tribute to Kurt's life, according to ABC affiliate KTVX-TV in Utah.Bret Layton, a musician who played alongside Kurt for decades, told the station that he was at work when he heard the news of the terror attack."I texted him on Facebook Messenger. I said, 'Hey, I heard this terrorist report in the news, I'm just curious -- do you guys know what's going on? Are you guys alright?' And I didn't hear anything back," he said.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(DENTON, Texas) — A severe storm brought gigantic hail to parts of Oklahoma and Texas on Sunday.The storm also delivered heavy rain and winds as high as 65 miles per hour in some areas in the Southern Plains.
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  • DigitalVision/Thinkstock(HOUSTON) — An organization representing the Indian-American community of Houston honored the man who was shot last month while trying to protect two Indian men who were targeted in a suspected hate crime.India House Houston, a non-profit organization based in Houston, Texas, called Ian Grillot a "genuine hero" and awarded him with $100,000 on Saturday for intervening in a deadly shooting at a bar in Kansas."It is not always that we get an opportunity to meet a genuine hero — a person who risks his life for another, a person who takes a bullet for a complete stranger, a man who reminds us of the promise of America and its greatness. Ian Grillot is such a man," the organization said in a video posted on its Facebook page on Monday.The organization honored Grillot during its 14th Annual Gala on Saturday. India House Houston said the money would help him to buy a house.Grillot, 24, was shot while trying to stop a gunman who witnesses said yelled "get out of my country" before shooting two Indian men at a bar in Olathe, Kansas, last month, killing one.Adam Purinton, a 51-year-old Navy veteran and former air traffic controller, is being charged with murder and attempted murder in the shooting that killed Srinivas Kuchibhotla and wounded Alok Madasani, both 32-year-old employees of the technology company Garmin.Authorities are investigating if the shooting was a hate crime. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • Cincinnati Police Department(CINCINNATI) --  Cincinnati police have yet to make arrests in a nightclub shooting early Sunday morning that killed one person and wounded at least 15.Police said the violence started as a dispute between "local men" who were caught up in an argument.The victim who died was identified by authorities Sunday as 27-year-old Obryan Spikes. Another victim is in critical condition, police said.The shooting at around 1:30 a.m. at Cameo Nightclub created an atmosphere of "chaos," said police, who described the 21-and-over nightspot as one frequented primarily by young people."The bar was very crowded" at the time, with hundreds of people inside, police said.“People were going to have a good time and ended up being shot. That is unacceptable,” the city's mayor, John Cranley, said at a press conference Sunday.Police early on in their investigation ruled out terrorism as being behind the attack, but Cranley said that didn't diminish the tragedy.
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  • Tennessee Bureau of Investigation(NEW YORK) -- As law enforcement officers across the country continue to hunt for Tennessee teen Elizabeth Thomas and her former teacher Tad Cummins --- who allegedly kidnapped the 15-year-old -- investigators have shed light on their relationship, revealing that emails between the pair have uncovered a "romantic interest in each other."Thomas and Cummins wrote emails to each other but did not send them -- instead they would save the email in the drafts folder of 40-year-old Cummins' school email account, the Maury County District Attorney and the Sheriff's Office revealed Friday."They would write the message and let it save as a draft," Maury County District Attorney Brent Cooper explained to ABC affiliate WAAY in Huntsville, Alabama. "The other person would log in, read the message and then delete it and then write another message that was saved as a draft."
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(HAYDEN, Ala.) -- A family of four was killed in a small plane crash in Hayden, Alabama, after flying home from a vacation.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- The suspect in a shooting that left one person dead and another wounded on a bus in Las Vegas has been identified as Rolando Cardenas.
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  • WABC-TV(NEW YORK) -- A New York City woman said she felt "helpless" after losing her wedding ring and band in the trash, but thanks to the city's sanitation department, the items were returned to her."I had just cleaned them and I had them in a paper towel. I think I got distracted with the kids, it's hard to figure out, and I think I just crumpled it up, and I didn't feel the weight of them and I threw them out," Shannon Lombardo told ABC station WABC-TV about her missing rings.The crisis was put to rest when New York City sanitation workers went above and beyond the call of duty to locate Lombardo's rings, sorting through the unimaginable horrors of a massive garbage heap to get it back to her.New York City generates more than 14 million tons of trash per year, according to the city, putting it among the largest trash producers in the world.Still, however, the workers are trained to locate small items in emergencies, and succeeded in getting Lombardo's rings back to her safe and sound."Seeing the happiness on their face, and I said that it's a great time for them to renew their vows and stuff. As long as they felt good, I felt good," said Sekou Callender, a Sanitation worker who helped find the ring, told WABC-TV.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Manuel Frederic and Alex Tisba lost friends in the November 2015 terror attack at the Bataclan Theatre in Paris, and because of this, the Frenchmen have felt a kinship with those affected by the massacre last June at Orlando's Pulse nightclub.So the pair decided to visit the U.S. and travel across the country in a Jeep, armed with a message of peace and unity, in honor of the 49 people murdered by gunman Omar Mateen at the LGBT nightclub, reports ABC affiliate WFTS in Tampa.On Saturday, they stopped at Tampa's Pride parade, about 85 miles west of Orlando.And they've already visited Orlando, where they put the initials of the Pulse victims on the Jeep. Survivors of the attack -- the largest massacre in modern U.S. history -- signed the Jeep, while friends and family members placed their handprints on the vehicle.They've also visited Washington, D.C., where they scored signatures from lawmakers on Capitol Hill."We're just people, citizens of the world, and we should all be united as one," Frederic told WFTS. "We started here because this is the United States. People from all over the world living together in peace, or should be living together peacefully and that's what we're trying to reconnect here."So far the Jeep has visited 25 states, but the duo are planning to take it to all 50 states. They are also keen on getting former president Barack Obama's signature on the vehicle, since he was in the Oval Office when the shooting rampage occurred.Frederic and Tisba's long-term goal is to return the Jeep to Orlando so it can be part of the Pulse memorial.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • f11photo/iStock/Thinkstock(LAS VEGAS) -- Masked robbers who struck a high-end jewelry and watch store at a luxury hotel in Las Vegas appear to have used sledgehammers to break into the shop's jewelry cases, authorities said.One suspect is in custody and the investigation is continuing following the robbery of the store at Bellagio Resort & Casino overnight on Friday, Las Vegas Metropolitan Police detectives said Saturday.Detectives also said earlier reports of shooting during the burglary were unfounded, and they now believe the sound of sledgehammers striking the jewelry cases were mistaken for gunfire.When police descended upon the resort and casino in response to the burglary, guests fled in panic from the property, flooding surrounding streets, amid false reports of an "active shooter."
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