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Douglas DC-4 plane crashes near river in Fairbanks, Alaska

Oliver Helbig/Getty Images (FAIRBANKS, Alaska) — A Douglas DC-4 aircraft has crashed Tuesday in Fairbanks, Alaska, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. Alaska State Troopers and first responders from other state, federal and local agencies are heading to the scene of the crash, officials said. The crash took place on the Tanana River a few miles from Fairbanks …

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Secret Service prepares for potential Trump contempt order in hush money case

Brendan McDermid-Pool/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — The U.S. Secret Service held meetings and started planning for what to do if former President Donald Trump were to be held in contempt in his criminal hush money trial and Judge Juan Merchan opted to send him to short-term confinement, officials familiar with the situation told ABC News. Merchan on Tuesday reserved decision …

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Top three takeaways from Day 6 of Trump’s hush money trial

Witthaya Prasongsin/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Day 6 of former President Trump’s criminal hush money trial featured testimony from David Pecker, the veteran tabloid editor, who described in detail the “catch-and-kill” arrangement he struck with Trump and his then-attorney Michael Cohen during the 2016 presidential election. The former president is on trial in New York on felony charges of falsifying …

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Nine more couples sue IVF clinic, alleging staff implanted ‘dead’ embryos: Lawsuit

Jason Marz/Getty Images (NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.) — Nine more couples are suing an in vitro fertilization provider saying it destroyed their embryos, but still implanted the nonviable embryos despite knowing they were not viable. In a joint lawsuit filed Tuesday, the couples allege that workers at Ovation Fertility in Newport Beach, California, exposed the embryos to lethal amounts of “poison.” …

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Plastic bags from Walmart US recycling bins tracked to controversial plastic facilities in Southeast Asia

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Pua Lay Peng lives on the front lines of the global plastic pollution crisis. The 52-year-old’s hometown of Jenjarom, Malaysia has been transformed in recent years by thousands of tons of imported plastic waste from the U.S. and other wealthy nations. As a result, the once quiet agricultural town she grew up in is now …

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Researchers working to save whitebark pine, a declining keystone tree species in the greater Yellowstone area

Grand Teton National Park and NRCC (NEW YORK) — This Earth Day, ABC News is taking a look at solutions for issues related to climate change and the environment with the series, “The Power of Us: People, The Climate, and Our Future.” A critical tree species found in some of America’s most revered national parks is in decline, leading researchers …

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36-year-old rows alone from Hawaii to Australia

Kelli with an Eye Photography (NEW YORK) — A Colorado man has completed a four-month rowing journey that saw him travel from Hawaii to Australia alone. Tez Steinberg of Boulder arrived on the shores of Australia on Monday after taking off from Hawaii on Dec. 19, 2023. Steinberg, 36, was greeted in Australia by a crowd of supporters, who handed …

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Researchers working to save whitebark pine, a declining keystone tree species in the greater Yellowstone area

Getty Images – STOCK (TETON COUNTY, Wyo.) — This Earth Day, ABC News is taking a look at solutions for issues related to climate change and the environment with the series, “The Power of Us: People, The Climate, and Our Future.” A critical tree species found in some of America’s most revered national parks is in decline, leading researchers to …

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Woman charged after allegedly crashing car into birthday party, killing 2 young kids

WXYZ (NEWPORT, Mich.) — A woman is facing second-degree murder charges after she allegedly drove into a child’s birthday party in Michigan, killing two children and injuring several others, officials said. Marshella Chidester, 66, allegedly struck a building at the Swan Creek Boat Club in Newport Saturday afternoon, and her car came to rest about 25 feet inside the building, …

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Police searching for ex-cop who allegedly killed ex-wife, girlfriend; abducted 1-year-old in Washington

Getty Images – STOCK (WEST RICHLAND, Wash.) — A former police officer is on the run after allegedly killing his ex-wife and girlfriend and abducting a 1-year-old child in Washington state, according to authorities. Elias Huizar allegedly killed a woman outside Wiley Elementary School on Monday afternoon, according to West Richland police. Hours later, authorities said they found another homicide …

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