Federal judge rules Trump cannot punish sanctuary cities by withholding funds

(SAN FRANCISCO) -- A federal judge in San Francisco ruled Tuesday that President Donald Trump cannot punish so-called sanctuary cities by withholding federal funds.

The policies of sanctuar... Read More

Florida wildlife officers searching for monkey on the loose

(SILVER SPRINGS, Fla.) -- A monkey on the loose in Florida has surfaced in photographs and caught the attention of state wildlife officials.

According to Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation officers, the snapshots and video taken over t... Read More

New US Secret Service director to be named

(WASHINGTON) -- ABC News has confirmed that the Trump administration has settled on a new appointment for U.S. Secret Service director.

Former Marine general and Acting Deputy Commissioner of Customs and Border Protection Randolph "Tex" Al... Read More

Trapper’s rescue of alligator ends with a kiss

(TAMARAC, Fla.) -- A trapper in Florida sealed his rescue of an injured alligator with a kiss.

The 8-foot alligator was visibly injured and bleeding Sunday while resting on the median strip along a road in Tamarac, Florida, according to au... Read More

Arkansas carries out first double execution in U.S. since 2000

(LITTLE ROCK, Ark.) -- Arkansas has executed Marcel Williams, 52, just after 10:30 PM local time on Monday. His was the second execution of the night, making this the first double execution in the country since 2000.

U.S. District Judge Kristi... Read More

Ex-teacher who allegedly kidnapped teen planned to run to Mexico, prosecutors say

(YREKA, Calif.) -- The former Tennessee teacher who authorities say kidnapped his 15-year-old student then allegedly spent over a month on the run with her had planned to flee to Mexico, federal prosecutors said.

Tad Cummins, 50, a married... Read More

New Orleans is latest place in the South knocking down monuments to the Confederacy

(NEW ORLEANS) -- New Orleans has become the latest place in the South to take down monuments or symbols to the Confederacy.

Workers early Monday dismantled a 35-foot granite obelisk, the Liberty Place monument, which honored whites who tri... Read More

Lawyer: Doctor dragged from United flight planning legal action

(CHICAGO) -- The doctor who was dragged off a United flight by Chicago Department of Aviation security officers earlier this month is preparing for legal action over the incident, his lawyer told ABC News.

When asked by ABC News' Linsey Da... Read More

2 dead in apparent murder-suicide at Dallas office building, police say

(DALLAS) -- Two people are dead in what is believed to be a murder-suicide at an office building in Dallas, Texas, police said.

At approximately 10:45 a.m. local time, officers with the Dallas Police Department responded to reports of an a... Read More

Tennessee teen's sister on kidnapping, 'roller coaster' of emotions

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Elizabeth Thomas’ older sister, Kat Bozeman, said her family has experienced a "roller coaster" of emotions since her sister was returned home on Friday.

"It’s a roller coaster. Some days are good you see ... Read More

Video captures moment 4-year-old girl falls out the back of moving van

(HARRISON, Ark.) -- Harrowing dash cam video captures the moment a 4-year-old girl fell out of the back of a moving church bus on a state highway in Arkansas.

The footage depicts the small child swinging out from the back door of a church bus ... Read More