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How you can stay safe during sudden, severe turbulence

Daniel Garrido/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Eight people were recently taken to the hospital after a JetBlue Airlines plane encountered “sudden severe turbulence” early Monday as it neared Florida, the airline confirmed to ABC News. Last month, 14 people were injured after a Delta Air Lines plane experienced sudden turbulence on approach to Atlanta, Georgia. In August, two flight attendants …

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17-year-old gunman allegedly kills three teens, injures one over ‘stupid’ fight: Sheriff

Richland County Sheriff’s Office/Facebook (COLUMBIA, S.C.) — The Columbia, South Carolina, community is reeling in the wake of a shooting that killed three teenagers and injured a fourth. A 17-year-old allegedly shot four other teenagers — ages 14 to 17 — killing three of them, Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said at a news conference Monday. Sunday afternoon’s shooting apparently …

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How El Nino will affect the US this winter

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Fall may have just begun, but meteorologists are already looking at the upcoming winter season’s forecast with the help of El Nino. El Nino is a warmer than normal surface ocean temperature in the eastern equatorial Pacific, which impacts weather around the world, including the United States. The warm ocean helps change the Pacific jet …

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First Black female NYPD police surgeon sworn in

Brandon Sloter/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Dr. Lynn O’Connor is now the first Black female police surgeon for the New York Police Department (NYPD) after being sworn in on Monday. “This is incredibly [meaningful] to me,” she told “GMA3” in an exclusive interview prior to her swearing in ceremony. “If you would have told me at 10 …

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Children’s books recalled due to potential choking hazard

Diyosa Carter/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Children’s book publisher Make Believe Ideas has recalled approximately 260,000 children’s books due to a potential choking hazard. Seven titles from Make Believe Ideas’ Rainbow Road Board Books series are impacted by the recall, according to a company press release. The recalled books include the titles “Animal Counting,” “Dinosaur’s First Words,” “Old MacDonald Had …

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Puerto Ricans take recovery into their own hands 6 years after Hurricane Maria

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Six years after Hurricane Maria swept through Puerto Rico, flooding whole towns and leaving 80% of the island without power, some residents and businesses have taken matters into their own hands and are taking care of the island’s locals. Casa Pueblo, a 43-year-old nonprofit environmental group, is located in the town of Adjuntas and managed …

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Virginia shooting kills 14-year-old, injures four others: Police

Douglas Sacha/Getty Images (CHESAPEAKE, Va.) — A 14-year-old is dead and four others injured following a shooting in Chesapeake, Virginia, according to police. All five victims were transported to local hospitals for their injuries following the shooting on Saturday afternoon, according to a press release from the Chesapeake Police Department. The 14-year-old succumbed to his injuries on Sunday, police said. …

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FBI launches probe into Baton Rouge Police Department over abuse allegations

The warehouse in Baton Rouge, La., that some members of the Baton Rouge Police Department called the Brave Cave. — U.S. District Court Middle District of Louisiana (BATON ROUGE, La.) — Federal authorities are investigating the Baton Rouge Police Department following allegations that some officers “abused their authority,” the FBI announced. The investigation comes as the police department faces several …

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What to know about NASA’s OSIRIS-REx asteroid sample return mission

Keegan Barber/NASA via Getty Images (NEW YORK) — A seven-year-long NASA mission has come to an end with the first asteroid sample collected in space. This capsule, the size of a microwave oven, landed safely on Sunday morning to a crowd of cheering spectators — a bit earlier than planned but exactly in the manner it was supposed to land. Before …

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