National: Breaking US News from ABC News

Crash Report: Helicopter’s Tail Rotor May Not Have Had Power
A preliminary report on a helicopter crash that killed the pilot and four people sightseeing near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park has found indications the tail rotor may not have had power when it hit trees on the top of a ridge

The Latest: Reynolds Lawyer: Feds Seize Smartphone, Computer
An attorney for former U.S. Rep. Mel Reynolds says federal Homeland Security agents have seized his smartphone and computer

Police: Mom Stabs Crying Infant Daughter With Kitchen Knife
?Police say a 3-month-old girl is hospitalized with life-threatening injuries after her mother stabbed her when the baby wouldn’t stop crying

The Reason NC’s ‘Anti-LGBT’ Law Is in the Spotlight Now
The so-called “bathroom law” has become a flashpoint across the U.S.

Watch: Coast Guard Rescues Teen Kayaker in Gulf of Mexico
An air and surface search for the 17-year-old girl lasted four hours off the Florida coast

Watch: Starbucks Serves Beverage with ‘Diabetes Here I Come’ Label
The customer has family members who suffer from the disorder.

Jury Selection Begins in Hot SUV Death Case in Georgia
Jury selection has begun in the trial of a Georgia man accused of intentionally leaving his toddler son in a hot SUV to die

Kentucky’s Democratic Attorney General Sues Republican Governor Over Cuts to Higher Education
Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general sues Republican governor over cuts to higher education

Teacher Arrested for Allegedly Hitting Student
The Beaumont Independent School District is undergoing an investigation after the arrest of a high school teacher who repeatedly hit a student in class.

Next US Navy Destroyer to Bear Former Sen. Carl Levin’s Name
Naval officials have come to Michigan to officially announce that former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin will have a destroyer named after him

Kentucky Attorney General Sues Governor Over Education Cuts
Kentucky’s Democratic attorney general has sued the state’s Republican governor, saying he overstepped his authority when he ordered budget cuts for state colleges and universities without the approval of the state legislature

Man Sentenced for Stabbing Wife 150 Times as Kids Screamed
A man who stabbed his wife about 150 times as their three children tried to stop him has been sentenced to 25 years in prison

Coast Guard Rescues 17-Year-Old Drifting Off Florida Coast
The girl had lost her paddle, she told authorities.

Indiana Dune That Swallowed Boy to Remain Closed This Summer
An Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore spokesman says a popular sand dune along Lake Michigan will remain closed this summer as scientists work to determine why a 6-year-old boy was nearly buried alive in 2013

Watch: Mattress Record Setters Don’t Rest on Their Laurels
1,200 participants set a record for “largest human mattress dominoes” in Maryland.

Governor Seeks to Keep Execution Drug Suppliers Secret
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe has proposed making significant changes to a bill that sought to allow the state to force condemned inmates to die in the electric chair when lethal injection drugs aren’t available

Man Rescues 3 After Car Sails Overhead Into 48-Degree Water
A man who was fishing at a chilly Maine pond when a car sailed over his head is being credited with saving the woman and her two young children who were inside

The Latest: Ex-Prisons Chief Co-Defendant to Withdraw Plea
A lawyer for a co-defendant of former Mississippi Corrections Commissioner Christopher Epps wants to withdraw his guilty plea in a bribery case

Police: Anne Arundel Sheriff Charged With Assaulting Wife
Authorities say Anne Arundel County’s sheriff has been charged with assaulting his wife at their Pasadena home

Kansas Couple to Appeal Custody Ruling; Drug Use Suspected
A Kansas appellate court says five children of a Navy veteran and his wife were taken into state custody because of suspected drug use and neglect, not because of his use of medical marijuana

Survivor Clings to Capsized Boat Overnight; 3 Others Die
A sheriff says the only person who survived after a boat capsized in Florida clung to the vessel overnight

Officer Critically Wounded in Shooting Is 27-Year Veteran
Authorities have released the identity of a Columbus police officer critically injured after police say a man opened fire on a SWAT team trying to arrest him Sunday

Former Cop Connected to Slain NFL Star and Alleged Shooter
Will Smith was shot Saturday night in New Orleans.

Watch: Taiwan Born Naval Officer Charged With Espionage
A U.S. Naval officer who has been charged with espionage has been identified as Lt. Cmdr. Edward C. Lin, a Taiwanese-born flight officer assigned to a Naval reconnaissance unit.

Sanders Releases ‘New York Values’ Ad
The campaign focused specifically on the Empire State.

‘Cuban Twitter’ Fallout Found Relief in FOIA’s Glacial Pace
Officials at the nation’s top foreign-aid agency took advantage of notorious delays in the Freedom of Information Act to keep documents about a once-secret Twitter-like program in Cuba under wraps

NASA Racing to Fix Spacecraft That’s Stuck in Emergency Mode
The Kepler probe is nearly 75 million miles from Earth.

2 University Students Dead in Louisiana Shooting
Police and university officials say two 19-year-old women who were Southern University students were killed during a shootout outside a Baton Rouge apartment complex

Legislator Barred From Bringing Oxygen Tank to House Chamber
An 80-year-old New Hampshire legislator with medical issues has been told not to bring his portable oxygen concentrator with him to the Statehouse

New Car Service For Women Only
The car service uses only female drivers and accepts only female passengers.

Southwest Airlines Flight Diverted to Kansas Airport
A Southwest Airlines flight traveling from Dallas to Kansas City, Missouri, has been diverted to a Kansas airport after cabin pressure dropped

Rally Set for Supporters of Law Addressing Bathrooms, Bias
People who support a law that blocks rules allowing transgender people to use the bathroom aligned with their gender identity are holding a Raleigh rally

NTSB: Fog, Mist Hung in Area as Chopper Crashed, Killing 4
Federal investigators say fog, mist and low visibility enveloped a landing zone where a medical helicopter arrived at the scene of an Alabama highway wreck before it later crashed, killing all four people on board last month

ACLU: Chicago Police Monitoring Protest Groups ‘Unsettling’
The American Civil Liberties Union of Illinois says reports of Chicago police monitoring peaceful protest groups is “unsettling” and is calling for hearings

Police Continue Searching for Slain Woman’s 2-Year-Old Girl
Police in San Francisco continue their search for the missing 2-year-old daughter of a woman found slain last week

Panel to Hold Clemency Hearing for Georgia Death Row Inmate
Lawyers for a Georgia death row inmate scheduled to die this week are asking the State Board of Pardons and Paroles to spare his life

Officials: Rutgers Student Killed in Shooting Near Campus
Officials say a Rutgers University student has been killed in a double shooting inside an off-campus apartment

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