Woman who claimed she tripped when she fatally stabbed husband has been arrested

A Florida woman who claimed that she tripped and accidentally stabbed her husband to death has been charged with second-degree murder in his death, police said. Rachel Fidanian, 38, of Lakeland, was arrested Wednesday after a three-month investigation into the death of her husband, Bryant Fidanian, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement. Officers responded to a 911 […]

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‘Start Here’: Michael, Aetna-CVS merger. What you need to know to start your day.

It’s Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018. Here’s what you need to start your day: 1. Extensive damage from Hurricane Michael Yesterday, Hurricane Michael made landfall in Panama City Beach, Florida, as a Category 4 storm, leaving a trail of destruction and killing at least two. ABC News Senior Meteorologist Rob Marciano tells us that it will be a long cleanup process […]

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As manhunt for masked gunman continues, authorities increase reward to $16,000

The reward for the capture of a masked gunman who allegedly killed two people in Chicago is up to $16,000, authorities said. The city’s office of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives added $5,000 to the reward for information about the suspect, the agency announced Saturday. The ATF portion of the reward is in addition to $10,000 and […]

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These birds ‘literally get drunk’ and dive-bomb cars and homes

Birds in northern Minnesota are swarming and dive-bombing cars and homes. The behavior might echo Alfred Hitchock’s “The Birds,” but there’s a key difference: “They literally get drunk,” Chelsea Trucano, a patrol officer with the Gilbert Police Department, told ABC News’ “Start Here” podcast. After a series of bird crashes, including one bird that broke through the window of someone’s […]

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We Can't Let Men Accused of Sexual Assault Appropriate Victimhood

On Sept. 16, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly to allege that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attempted to rape her at a high school party when he was 17 and she was 15. The credible accusation came in the middle of Kavanaugh’s already chaotic confirmation hearings, prompting Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee to call for both Kavanaugh […]

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US on verge of breaking its own record for kids who’ve died in hot cars within a year

The United States is on the verge of breaking its record for the number of children who’ve died in hot cars within one year, the National Safety Council warned on Tuesday. Forty-eight children have died in hot cars this year — one less than the all-time high of 49 deaths, set in 2010, the organization said. The National Safety Council […]

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Law enforcement, dozens of volunteers searching for missing Maine woman

Authorities and dozens of volunteers are searching for a 47-year-old woman who disappeared overnight Sunday. The Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office requested the public’s help in locating Kristin Westra, who was last seen Sunday evening at her home on Lufkin Road in North Yarmouth. Westra’s husband woke up Monday morning and discovered that she was not home and reported her missing […]

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Leadership means making oneself dispensable: OPINION

In the great span of world history, nearly all change and progress has come from an under-served and out-of-power group pushing, prodding, and pounding on those who hold power to expand it to include a wider and more diverse population. Unfortunately, nearly every time, those in power don’t have the foresight or humility to expand the circles without this external […]

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