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Indiana University student killed by stray bullet on first visit to New York City

WABC-TVBy BILL HUTCHINSON, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A 20-year-old Indiana college student was struck and killed by a stray bullet on a trip to New York City, a place he had dreamed of visiting since seeing Spider-Man as a child, his parents said.Ethan Williams, a student at Indiana University in Bloomington, died early Saturday morning…read more »

Navy identifies flying instructor and student killed in military plane crash

Mc3 Ty C. Connors/U.S. NavyBy MATT SEYLER, ABC News(FOLEY, Ala.) — A Navy flying instructor and Coast Guard student were identified by officials on Sunday as the service members killed in a military plane crash in Alabama on Friday.Navy instructor pilot Lt. Rhiannon Ross, 30, was on a routine training flight out of Naval Air…read more »

NYPD officer suspended after promoting Trump on police loudspeaker

tillsonburg/iStockBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(NEW YORK) — A New York City police officer was suspended without pay Sunday for promoting President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign from a loudspeaker while on patrol over the weekend.Talia Jane, a Brooklyn-based freelance reporter, tweeted that a squad car was blaring “Trump 2020” from the officer’s vehicle in Flatbush Saturday…read more »

Minority communities fighting back against disinformation ahead of election

Twitter screenshotBY: FERGAL GALLAGHER, ABC NEWS(WASHINGTON) — Russian election interference, Iranian emails, falsities trumpeted by government officials and the explosion in popularity of online conspiracy theories have combined into a deluge of misinformation that’s left many American voters swimming upstream. Some advocates are working together to build a bigger boat.Before many had even heard of…read more »