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Girl Dies When Large Hole Collapsed on Oregon Beach


Monkey Business Images/Thinkstock(LINCOLN CITY, Ore.) -- A girl playing on an Oregon beach died Friday when a large hole she was playing in collapsed and buried her, officials told ABC News.

Frantic efforts by others on the beach were unable to rescue the 9-year-old girl.

“When we arrived on the scene with some of our officers, people were trying to dig the girl out of a fairly large hole, but the thing kept collapsing back in on them,” Lt. Jerry Palmer of the Lincoln City police department said.

“When they finally got her out she was unconscious and not breathing,” Palmer said.

Fire Rescue Capt. Jim Kusz said the girl was under the sand for about five minutes.

Palmer said his officers performed CPR on the girl until medics arrived, but when she was taken to the hospital "she was not breathing." She was later pronounced dead.

The lieutenant said he did not know whether the girl, who was not immediately identified, had dug the hole or was playing in a hole that she had found on the beach.

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USC Football Player Advised by Lawyer to Stop Talking to Police


iStockphoto/Thinkstock(LOS ANGELES) -- The lawyer for Josh Shaw, the USC football captain suspended for lying about how he injured himself, has advised Shaw to stop talking to police investigators, he told ABC News Friday.

The football player spoke twice with Los Angeles Police, lawyer Donald Etra told ABC News, but he has advised Shaw to not do any more interviews with the cops.

"It is now time to move on," Etra said.

Shaw originally claimed that he sprained both his ankles last Saturday leaping from a second floor balcony to save his young nephew who was floundering in a swimming pool. He later admitted the story was bogus as police reports surfaced that they were called to a Los Angeles address that same night after receiving calls about a woman screaming.

Police initially investigated whether the apartment of Shaw's girlfriend had been burglarized, but police spokeswoman Nuria Vanegas told ABC News that they are now trying to determine whether Shaw and his girlfriend were involved in a domestic dispute.

Detectives from the LAPD said they would like to speak to Shaw regarding the possible domestic dispute.

Vanegas pointed out that a domestic dispute is different from domestic violence, which is a crime. A domestic dispute is not a crime.

Shaw is not a suspect or considered a person of interest in the burglary investigation, she said.

USC has suspended Shaw indefinitely.

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Weather to Expect This Labor Day Weekend


ABC News(NEW YORK) -- It's a weekend we all knew would come too quickly. Labor Day marks the final "unofficial" weekend of summer.

Dangerous weather is expected in the center of the country this weekend. From the Dakotas to the Great Lakes and into the Plains -- damaging winds, large hail and a few tornadoes are possible. Cities that will see these conditions are Bismarck, N.D.; Minneapolis; Des Moines; Iowa; Omaha, Neb.; Kansas City and Wichita, Kan.

In addition, these storms could bring rainfall, producing flash flooding on the interstates from the Midwest to the Gulf Coast.

In addition, two tropical systems, Marie in the Pacific and Cristobal in the Atlantic, have been stirring up high waves and strong rip currents on both coasts this week. Luckily, the beach conditions improve just in time for the holiday weekend, on both the east and west, as the storms weaken and move away.

The heat and humidity is on the rise for the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast. After what's been a rather mild summer, a burst of above normal temperatures takes over much of the area over the weekend and into next week. Temperatures will generally be in the upper 80s, with some spots in the 90s further south. It looks to be an unsettled weekend for the east coast, but not a washout. Some days will be better than others, with the best chance for storms falling on Labor Day for areas like Washington, D.C., New York City and Boston.

The place to be for abundant sunshine will be the Southwest, and most of the west coast, where a stretch of dry weather dominates the region.

The Southwest stays hot with temperatures in the 80s and 90s, but much cooler air will filter into the Pacific Northwest, where temperatures could struggle to even reach the 70s. Seattle is looking at highs in the 60s with the chance of showers each day.

According to the American Automobile Association, some 35 million people will be on the roads and at airports starting Saturday.

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Tony Stewart Says Return to Racetrack Will Help Him Heal


Jamie Squire/Getty Images(ATLANTA) -- NASCAR driver Tony Stewart made an emotional return into the spotlight Friday as he explained that he sees his return to the race track nearly three weeks after fatally hitting another driver as a necessary part of the healing process.

"This has been one of the toughest tragedies that I’ve ever had to deal with... both professional and personally, and this is something that will definitely affect my life forever," Stewart said at a news conference.

Stewart hit fellow driver Kevin Ward Jr. when Ward got out of his car during a race at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York earlier this month. Footage of the incident appears to show that Ward may have been trying to confront Stewart and he was seen gesturing at Stewart’s car just moments before it ran into him.

"This is a sadness and a pain I hope no one has to experience in their life," Stewart said. "That being said, I know that the pain and the mourning that Kevin Ward’s family and his friends are experiencing, is something I can’t possibly imagine."

"I’ve taken the last couple of weeks off out of respect for Kevin and his family and to cope with the accident my own way. It’s given me the time to think about life and how easy it is to take it for granted."

The news conference came ahead of Stewart's return to the racetrack this Sunday as he is scheduled to compete in the ORAL-B USA 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway.

"I miss my team, my teammates, and I miss being back in the race car. And I think being back in the car this week with my racing family will help me get through this difficult time," he said.

Stewart refused to take questions, saying that he was not emotionally ready at this time, but gave his condolences to each member of Ward's family, listing the 20-year-old's relatives by name in his statement.

In spite of that personal connection, it was confirmed later that Stewart has not spoken to any of Ward's relatives directly. Brett Frood, the executive vice president of Stewart-Haas racing, said after Stewart left the press conference that the driver had sent flowers and a note to Ward's relatives around the time of the memorial services but had not spoken with them.

The investigation into the fatal August 9 incident remains open, though no charges have been filed. Ontario County Sheriff Philip Povero said earlier this month that they did not find any evidence of criminal behavior in their initial investigation.

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911 Tapes Reveal Drama of Parking Lot Birth


iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A Utah father helped his wife deliver their baby boy in a parking lot, with the guidance of a 911 dispatcher, after the couple realized they weren’t going to make it to the hospital in time.

Mike Anderson and his wife, Kelly, tried to make it to the hospital Monday, but didn’t make it very far and called 911.

“I don’t know what to do,” Mike Anderson said, in audio released Wednesday. “Should I just keep going to the hospital?”

“That’s up to you,” the dispatcher responded. “If you see any part of the baby, I can help you deliver the baby.”

So Mike Anderson pulled their van over in a gas station parking lot and the dispatcher, identified as Julie Merrell, gave step-by-step instructions.

The Andersons’ two young children were still in the back seat.

The couple worried about so many things that could have gone wrong, but the guidance helped to keep them calm.

Working with a ShamWow towel and a shoelace to tie the baby’s umbilical cord, Anderson delivered 7 pound, 8 ounce Benjamin Norman Anderson as the paramedics pulled up.

Dispatcher Merrell later met the Andersons.

“You did great, by the way,” she told Mike Anderson.

“That was terrible…I’m so glad you talked me through that, because it was the worst thing ever,” he said.

It’s not the first time Merrell gave delivery instructions as a 911 operator, but it’s the first time she has met someone she helped.

“That was amazing,” she said. “Everything went as planned, everyone is happy and healthy.”

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


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(CHICAGO) -- Access to Chicago O'Hare Airport was limited after a shuttle bus crashed into a concrete barrier in the westbound lanes of I-190 Friday morning.

Police blocked the lanes that lead to the airport creating a major traffic jam.

"People were basically bailing out of their vehicles in an effort to make it to their flights and it's understandable. But at some point in time, we had to gain control of them to get off the shoulders where the emergency vehicles were trying to get to the scene," said Chicago Fire Department District Chief Tom Sampey.

At least 14 people including the shuttle driver were injured in the crash. A total of 13 people were transported to local hospitals, and four people are listed in serious-to-critical condition, ABC News station WLS-TV reports. At least five people are listed in good condition, fire officials said Friday.

O'Hare Airport officials confirmed that the bus accident occurred on a road leading to the terminals, but declined to provide anymore information.

All lanes of the I-190 ramp toward O'Hare Airport re-opened around 8:45am.

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Nearly a Dozen from Twin Cities Gone to Fight in Syria


iStock/Thinkstock(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 journalist James Foley on camera. The FSA also claimed another American ISIS member had been killed in recent fighting.

Representatives for several U.S. agencies said they could not confirm that a second American had been killed, but there are scores of U.S. nationals in the line of fire. Other top U.S. officials have previously said more than 100 Americans have joined the fighting in Syria -- nearly a dozen of them from the Twin Cities alone, as two U.S. law enforcement officials told ABC News Thursday. And a community leader said at least one who left for Syria recently is a teenage girl.

Kyle Loven, the FBI’s Chief Division Counsel in Minneapolis, said residents traveling to Syria is a “relatively recent dynamic,” but still only an “evolution” of young disaffected Minnesotans leaving their homes to fight and die with extremist groups abroad.

“The phenomenon began in 2007 with the young Somali men traveling from Minnesota to Somalia,” Loven said. “In Somalia, it started as a nationalistic call…[but] we’ve now seen where some individuals perhaps are not interested or not inclined to travel to Somalia, [they] start to branch out to other hot spots around the globe, obviously Syria being among them.”

The problem of Americans from Minneapolis traveling to Somalia to join the al Qaeda group al-Shabab became such a concern to U.S. officials that the Justice Department launched the multi-year law enforcement mission Operation Rhino, dedicated to investigating “a pipeline that supplies men” from Minneapolis to Somalia. The effort, which tracked some 20 suspected American jihadists, resulting in the conviction of several American ex-al-Shabab members.

One of the young men caught up in the initial wave of terror recruits was Troy Kastigar, who turned out to be an old high school classmate and close friend of Douglas McCain’s.

“If you guys only knew how much fun we have over here -- This is the real Disneyland. Come here and join us,” a bearded Kastigar says from Somalia in a video posted online by al-Shabab after his death in 2009.

Mohamud Noor, a community leader in Minneapolis, told ABC News Friday that the young men going to fight in recent months for ISIS, which is a rival of al Qaeda’s, and those who joined al-Shabab before “have the same characteristics.”

“They are young men who are vulnerable, who have been taken advantage of because of their situation,” Noor said. “This is a youth who has lost direction, who has no hope in life, and the only way they can find [it] is to find other means of living.”

Another community leader, Abdirazak Bihi, said, “As recently as a week ago, a young girl was recruited along some others, and was sent to Syria and called her family from Syria a couple days ago.”

“Yes, people are recruiting, there are recruiters here,” Bihi said.

But Noor acknowledges that that doesn’t explain why so many are specifically being recruited from his city, and says that one reason so much focus is on the Twin Cities is because there is a large “newly-arrived” immigrant community, with many Somalis and Middle Easterners, and because the community isn’t shy about reaching out for help when someone does disappear, possibly into battles a world away.

Loven said that al-Shabab’s previous success in recruiting Minnesotans may have shown the area’s disaffected youths to be particularly susceptible to the jihadist propaganda. Earlier this week, for instance, al-Shabab released a recruitment video online that specifically called for those living in Minnesota to come join their fight.

“We’re taking this very seriously,” Loven said. “We don’t want to see our young people from Minnesota be attracted to this type of propaganda, end up in foreign battlefields, only to be injured, killed or what have you. That’s a concern not just for law enforcement, but for all people here in Minnesota.”

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Nashville Tops List of 'Most American' Cities


iStock/Thinkstock(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 of the list was McAllen, Texas.

Here are the top 25 most American cities:

  1. Nashville, TN    
  2. Cincinnati, OH    
  3. Indianapolis, IN    
  4. Charleston, SC    
  5. Jacksonville, FL    
  6. Greenville, SC    
  7. Oklahoma, OK    
  8. Phoenix, AZ    
  9. Albuquerque, NM    
  10. Winston, NC    
  11. Birmingham, AL    
  12. Greensboro, NC    
  13. Orlando, FL    
  14. Charlotte, NC    
  15. Columbus, OH    
  16. Louisville/Jefferson County, KY    
  17. Lexington, KY    
  18. Tulsa, OK    
  19. Baton Rouge, LA    
  20. Columbia, SC    
  21. St. Louis, MO    
  22. New Orleans, LA    
  23. Kansas City, MO    
  24. Tucson, AZ    
  25. Little Rock, AR

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California Attorney Faces New Trial in Drug-Planting Case


iStock/Thinkstock(IRVINE, Calif.) -- A retrial is underway for a California attorney accused of trying to frame a PTA volunteer by planting drugs in her car, allegedly in retaliation for the way she treated his son.

Kelli Peters broke down in tears in court Thursday after coming face to face with Kent Easter, the man accused of framing her.

Easter remains free on bail, facing charges of false imprisonment by fraud or deceit. A previous trial ended in November in a deadlock, 11-1, in favor of convicting Easter.

Prosecutors say Easter called 9-1-1 Feb. 16, 2011, accusing Peters of being under the influence of drugs. Easter has never denied making that phone call.

After authorities found the drugs in Peters’ car, they detained her for two hours and searched her home, but didn’t find any other drugs, leading investigators to shift their attention to Easter.

Prosecutors say the Easters accused Peters of not properly supervising their son, a student at the elementary school where Peters volunteered.

In opening statements, Easter’s lawyer said it was the man’s wife, Jill, who planted the drugs. “Jill was the operator behind the incident,” the lawyer said.

Jill Easter pleaded guilty last year to false imprisonment and was sentenced to 120 days in jail, a term she completed.

If convicted, Kent Easter faces three years in prison.

The trial continues next week with Peters back on the stand.

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


Polk County Community Corrections(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 took the stage at Sunday’s awards show after Cyrus won the video of the year award for “Wrecking Ball.”

“I’ve survived in shelters all over this city, I’ve cleaned your hotel rooms, I’ve been an extra in your movies, I’ve been an extra in your life,” Helt told the award show audience. “Though I may have been invisible to you on the streets, I have many of the same dreams that brought many of you here tonight.”

Helt and Cyrus had met through My Friend’s Place -- an organization that helps homeless youth find shelter, healthcare and education.

Linda Helt, Jesse’s mother, said she was thankful that he faced his legal obligation.

“I’m proud of him for doing what’s right,” she told ABC news. “I don’t condone running away from a problem.”
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Missing University of Montana Student Died in Accident, Authorities Say


iStock/Thinkstock(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 the vehicle’s tracks, authorities said.

According to the sheriff’s office, a helicopter crew spotted the tip of one of Robbi’s orange kayaks, leading to the discovery of his car.

The California resident, 21, was a skilled outdoorsman, planning to explore on his return trip to college.

Robbi’s mother, Tina Glaessner, wrote a message Thursday to friends, family and volunteers in a Facebook group established following Robbi’s disappearance.

“The family of Lucius Robbi wants to thank all of the many friends who came together to search for him,” Glaessner wrote. “You were amazing, and the overwhelming outpouring of love and the heroic effort you made to find Lucius created a bond between you and all of us that will connect us forever.”

The Idaho State Police is continuing to investigate the fatal accident.

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Florida Polytechnic University Is Ditching Books


The Science and Technology building at Florida Polytechnic University. Courtesy Florida Polytechnic University(LAKELAND, Fla.) -- Florida's newest university spent $60 million on a state of the art library but doesn't plan on stocking it with any physical books.

That doesn't mean students at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland won't have to study.

The state of the art library, which was constructed by Spanish architect Santiago Calatrava, is staffed by a team of librarians who will help the school's inaugural class of 500 students access 135,000 e-books, according to Library Journal.

It's part of the school's plan to create an environment that fosters innovation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The school said it aims to help its students "become innovative problem-solvers and high-tech professionals through interdisciplinary teaching, leading-edge research and collaborative local, regional and global partnerships."

If students miss the feel of an actual book, they'll be able to get their fix at nearby Polk State College, which will allow Florida Polytechnic students to check out up to five items at a time.

Despite the prevalence of e-readers, Library Journal said bookless libraries are rarities.

Bexar County, Texas, is believed to be home to the first bookless public library in the United States.

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NFL Announces Changes to Personal Conduct Policy Following Outcry Over Ray Rice Suspension


Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The National Football League announced a change to its personal conduct policy following outcry regarding a controversial suspension for one of its players.

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was suspended for two games in connection with a video that surfaced earlier this year in which he allegedly struck his now-wife, Janay, and knocked her unconscious during an altercation at an Atlantic City, N.J. casino. The outcry that the suspension, issued by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, was too light was fierce and immediate.

Goodell initially defended the decision, pointing out that the length of the suspension matched the NFL's existing policy.

Still, on Thursday, the commissioner sent a letter and an accompanying memo to each NFL team owner outlining changes to that very policy. Most notably, any player in violation of the NFL's personal conduct policy involving assault, battery, domestic violence or sexual assault will be subject to a suspension of six games for a first offense, with possible consideration for "mitigating factors," and a lifetime ban for a second offense.

Goodell's letter discusses "respect" and "the integrity of the game." He notes that the steps taken Thursday "are based on a clear, simple principle: domestic violence and sexual assault are wrong. They are illegal. They have no place in the NFL and are unacceptable in any way, under any circumstances."

In addition to the altered suspension policy, team personnel will be expected to undergo comprehensive training to help "understand and identify risk factors associated with domestic violence." Goodell also called upon expansion of the NFL's existing college, high school and youth football programs.

Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Connecticut, said that the announcement alone was not enough. The  league, he said, "must match words with actions." While he applauded Goodell's action, Blumenthal said that "the real work begins" now in hopes of solving the problem of domestic violence.

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F-15 Pilot Killed in Virginia Crash


iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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.

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Church Puts God and Sex Together on Billboard


iStockphoto/Thinkstock(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 can be so bold and speak directly on the subject and be up front about it,” Restoration Pastor Dan Nichols told ABC affiliate WNEP.

The billboard was first highlighted by a tweet from the church’s account on Aug. 27. It is scheduled to remain up for the next four weeks, according to WNEP.

 

The billboard is up! pic.twitter.com/ZYkTjsXvLL

— Restored Church (@restored_church) August 27, 2014



Restored Church currently has a congregation of around 100 people, Nichols told WNEP. The church’s mission, according to its website, is to “…Communicate the good news of Jesus with our lives in order to reach the lost and aggressively develop committed followers of Jesus.”

The church’s bold display of its message led one pastor from another church to write a letter to the editor in a local newspaper criticizing the billboard for being misleading, according to WNEP.

Tim Walker, Nichols’ college roommate and fellow pastor at the church, told WNEP the criticism is not dissuading them from talking about sex and marriage.

“We really put a lot of thought into this,” Walker said.

Calls placed to the church for comment were not returned as of this writing.

 

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