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Jason Pierre-Paul Injured in Fireworks Accident

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

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Photo by Michael Thomas/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — New York Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul suffered an injury to his hands in a July Fourth fireworks accident.

ESPN sources and multiple reports confirmed the injury. Pierre-Paul was meeting with doctors on Sunday.

The extent of his injuries was not immediately known.

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Two Killed, Three Missing After Boat Capsizes on Ohio River in Kentucky

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

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Photo By Raymond Boyd/Getty Images(LOUISVILLE, Ky.) — A man and a 14-year-old boy are dead and three people were missing Sunday after a boat capsized on the Ohio River near Louisville, Kentucky, officials said.

Nine people were on board when the accident occurred Saturday night, Louisville Fire Chief Gregory Frederick said.

Four people were rescused but three people — two adults and one child — were still missing, Frederick said. Rescue crews were searching the river for them Sunday, the Coast Guard said.

The group rented a pontoon boat around 8 p.m. Saturday, officials said, and the accident was reported just before 9:30 p.m.

A responding fire boat found the pontoon capsized and pinned underneath a work barge.

“There is a new bridge being constructed near Interstate 65, and at the base of the new bridge tower is a work platform that is like a small barge. Due to the rain, the river is extremely hazardous,” Frederick said today.

“The current is very strong, a lot of debris, driftwood,” Frederick said.

Four people suffered non-life-threatening injuries.

There was no indication that alcohol or foul play was involved, Frederick said.

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Tiger Woods ‘Pleased’ After Shooting 67 at Greenbrier Classic

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

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Photo by Darren Carroll/Getty Images(WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va.) — Tiger Woods, finished his weekend at the Greenbrier Classic with his first bogey-free scorecard in 55 rounds, a finish that he says is encouraging.

“It’s the best I’ve hit in a very long time,” Woods said on Sunday, “I had full control for all clubs.” Tiger had been coming off of some of the worst golf of his career, shooting a third-round 85 at June’s Memorial Tournament and missing the cut at the U.S. Open.

Saying that he felt like he took a step forward at the Memorial Tournament, Tiger said that if he had made a few more putts, “this week could have been completely different.”

“It’s not a short-term fix,” Woods added, “it takes time to build it.” Expressing confidence in his ability to get his game back to the level he’s accustomed to, he says he’s “pleased” with what he is able to do.”

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San Francisco Woman Shot, Killed at Pier Reportedly Wasn’t Intended Target

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in National News

A California woman was shot and killed in an apparent random act of violence. (Courtesy of Steinle family)(SAN FRANCISCO) — The man suspected of shooting and killing a woman at a popular San Francisco pier allegedly told police he wasn’t targeting her but instead was shooting at sea lions, sources close to the investigation told ABC News station KGO.

“There does not appear to be any connection between the victim and the suspect,” San Francisco Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Andraychak said.

Kate Steinle, 32, was gunned down Wednesday as she walked with her father in broad daylight along the Embarcadero, the family-friendly tourist spot that was filled with people.

Police would not confirm to ABC News that the suspect told them he was targeting sea lions.

Steinle’s family was devastated at news of her death.

“I love my sister so much,” said Steinle’s brother, Brad, “and I’ll never get to tell my sister that I love her again.”

Witnesses on the packed pier snapped photos of the suspect at the scene, identifying the man for police and leading to the arrest of Francisco Sanchez, 45, just an hour later. He was on probation in Texas at the time of the shooting.

The arrest raised questions about why Sanchez — a convicted felon and undocumented immigrant who had been deported five times, according to U.S. immigration officials — was on the streets in the first place.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had said in a statement that Sanchez was turned over to the San Francisco Police Department this past March on an outstanding drug warrant and that the department requested that police notify ICE prior to his release so ICE officers could make arrangements to take custody.

Steinle’s family told reporters that while it would have been better if Sanchez had been deported, the family is not dwelling on it because it wouldn’t bring back Steinle.

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Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana Christened in Front of Royal Family, Godparents

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in World News

Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, carries Princess Charlotte of Cambridge as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene on July 5, 2015 in King’s Lynn, England (Photo by Matt Dunham – WPA Pool /Getty Images)(KING’S LYNN, England) — Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana was christened on Sunday in a ceremony at St. Mary Magdalene Church on the Sandringham estate of her great-grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II.

The 2-month-old daughter of Prince William and Princess Kate arrived to the church in a stroller pushed by Kate.

The family was greeted by well-wishers who had gathered outside the church to see the fourth-in-line to the British throne.

Kate then picked up Charlotte to carry her inside.

William held George’s hand as they entered and left the church, and George at one point waved to the crowds.

Charlotte, born May 2 in London, wore the same christening gown worn by her big brother, Prince George, at his christening. The gown, remade by the queen’s dresser, Angela Kelly, in 2008, is an exact replica of the gown first commissioned by Queen Victoria 174 years ago and has been used for every generation of royal infants.

Duchess Kate wore a white Alexander McQueen ensemble to the ceremony, while Prince George sported a white shirt with red shorts.

The queen wore a rose Angela Kelly dress and hat.

Joining the family for Princess Charlotte’s christening were the queen, Prince Charles and Camilla, and Kate’s family, siblings Pippa and James, and her parents, Carole and Michael Middleton.

Charlotte’s uncle, Prince Harry, missed the christening because he is spending the summer in Africa.

Also in attendance were Charlotte’s godparents and their spouses.

Prince William and Princess Kate announced Princess Charlotte’s five godparents this weekend: Kate’s cousin Adam Middleton, William’s cousin The Hon. Laura Fellowes, and three of the couple’s friends, Thomas van Straubenzee, Sophie Carter and James Meade.

The invited guests celebrated the christening in a place of special significance to Princess Charlotte’s paternal grandmother, the late Princess Diana, who was baptized in the same church in 1961. In choosing St. Mary Magdalene Church for Charlotte’s christening, Prince William and Kate made a poignant nod to William’s mother, as they did when they selected their daughter’s name, Princess Charlotte Elizabeth Diana.

St. Mary Magdalene Church is also the parish church of the queen on the Sandringham estate and is where the royal family spends Christmas every year.

The church is also close to Anmer Hall, the 10-bedroom home also on the queen’s Sandringham estate, where William, Kate, Charlotte and her big brother, Prince George, have been spending most of their time since Charlotte’s May 2 birth.

The Most Rev. Justin Welby, the Archbishop of Canterbury, who also presided over Prince George’s christening, conducted the ceremony.

Princess Charlotte was baptized with water from the River Jordan poured from the priceless silver “Lily Font,” which is housed in the Tower of London with the rest of the crown jewels. The silver baptism bowl is 17-inches high and 16-inches wide, decorated with gilded lilies and ivy and was commissioned by Queen Victoria in 1840.

It is supported by the lily-shaped stem, which gives the font its name, on a bed of acanthus leaves. The scrolled sides of the high base are decorated with three cherubs playing lyres, and the royal arms of Queen Victoria and the joint arms of Queen Victoria and Albert Prince Consort.

A gold-jeweled Bible, with more than 500 sapphires, rubies and opals, an early-1900s gift from the American Wanamaker family, is also housed inside the queen’s local church on the Sandringham estate.

Documenting the historical day for the royal family is Mario Testino, the world-renowned photographer whom William and Kate tapped to take the official photographs of the christening party.

Testino, 60, photographed the engagement photos for Princess Kate and Prince William, and was also chosen by the late Princess Diana selected to photograph her for Vanity Fair.

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Maryland Police Seek to Identify Baby Found Abandoned on Side of Road

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in National News

Anyone with information about this baby found abandoned in Maryland is asked to call the Anne Arundel County Police Department. (Anne Arundel County Police Department)(ANNE ARUNDEL, Md.) — Authorities in Anne Arundel, Maryland are looking for the parents of an unidentified baby found abandoned on the side of a road, police said on Sunday.

Just before midnight Saturday, officers responded to a report of an abandoned child on the side of a road in Pasadena, Maryland, the Anne Arundel County Police Department said on its Facebook page Sunday morning.

Officers found a baby girl in a car seat carrier.

“Scuff marks on the carrier and other debris indicate that the carrier may have fell off of a moving vehicle,” the police wrote in the post.

Police said the baby is 2 or 3 months old.

The child was taken to a hospital to be treated for dehydration, and after her condition improves she will be released to the Department of Child Protective Services, police said.

Anyone with information can contact the Anne Arundel County Police Department at 410-222-6145.

The Anne Arundel County Police planned a press conference today to discuss the case, the police told ABC News.

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Three People Rescued From Crashed Car Before It Ignited

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in National News

MattGush/iStock/Thinkstock(PENNSAUKEN, N.J.) — Good Samaritans helped rescue three people from a car that crashed in New Jersey, reportedly pulling them to safety just before the vehicle caught fire.

A vehicle carrying a 20-year-old man, a 19-year-old woman and an 18-year-old woman was headed south on Route 130 in Pennsauken, New Jersey, early Saturday morning when the driver lost control of the car, ABC News station WPVI-TV in Philadelphia reported.

The vehicle hit a traffic light control box and then crashed into a fence at the Crescent Memorial Cemetery, WPVI-TV reported.

Passing motorists stopped and pulled the injured out of the car just before it burst into flames.

The injured were brought to Cooper University Hospital where one of the women was in critical condition, while the other two were in stable condition.

Police declined to comment to ABC News Sunday about the incident.

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Polls Close on Historic Greek Referendum

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in World News

Polling station officials count the ballots at a polling station in Athens on July 5, 2015. (LOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images)(ATHENS, Greece) — The polls have closed in Greece in a historic referendum that could determine the country’s future in Europe, its currency and impact the global economy.

Greece’s government has cast the vote as one about increased unpopular austerity measures.

Opponents argue it has more to do with Greece’s place in the European Union and the Eurozone.

Surveys leading up to the referendum show voters almost evenly split.

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Usher Makes a Statement on 4th of July at Essence Music Festival

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in Entertainment News

Image Courtesy RCA/Saccenti(NEW ORLEANS) — When Usher closed out Saturday night’s concerts at the Essence Music Festival 2015 in the New Orleans’ Superdome, he wanted to make a statement. After all, it was the Fourth of July, the day when America celebrates its Independence. 

The R&B crooner wore a black leather jacket with the words, “Have we really achieved our independence,” written on the back in white lettering. And after he performed songs such as “OMG,” “Climax,” and “Here I Stand,” he eventually took his jacket off to reveal another message on his T-shirt. The words “Fourth of July” were crossed out and another word stood prominently underneath: “Juneteenth.”

Juneteenth is also known as Freedom Day for African-Americans and celebrates the abolition of slavery in the Confederate south. However, it’s typically celebrated on June 19.

Along with his statements, Usher also put on a good set. The Atlanta-bred singer performed “Nice & Slow,” “Love in the Club,” “Yeah!” and “Matrimony,” during which he brought out rapper Wale.

The Essence Music Festival continues Sunday night with concerts, featuring Floetry, Mary J. Blige, Omarion and Kendrick Lamar. 

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At Least 10 ISIS Militants Killed in US-Led Airstrikes

Sunday, July 5th, 2015 by

Posted in World News

Purestock/Thinkstock(RAQQA, Syria) — America military officials said on Sunday that at least 10 Islamic State militants were killed US-led airstrikes targeting the extremist group’s capital.

Dozens of others were wounded in the attack on the Syrian city of Raqqa, which serves as the headquarters of the Islamic State caliphate.

Warplanes reportedly targeted Islamic State buildings and supply routes into the city.

In recent weeks, the region north of Raqqa has been the scene of intense fighting between the Islamic State and Kurdish forces back by coalition airstrikes.

Last month Kurdish fighters captured a town on the Turkish-Syrian border once controlled by the Islamic State.

The capture of Tal Abyad and other towns has since cut off a crucial supply line to Raqqa.

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