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Ben Bradlee, Top Washington Post Editor During Watergate, Dies At 93

abcnews.go.com — Ben Bradlee, the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died, the newspaper reported on its website tonight. He was 93. A native of Boston, Bradlee began his career at the age of 20 in a grand fashion.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: Pres Obama: Ben Bradlee set "a standard for honest, objective, meticulous reporting" - abcn.ws/1rbsBO3 pic.twitter.com/Ym7j6IoNJi

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: Pres Obama: Ben Bradlee set "a standard for honest, objective, meticulous reporting" - abcn.ws/1rbsBO3 pic.twitter.com/Ym7j6IoNJi

Oct 21, 2014

Ben Bradlee, top editor during Watergate, dies at age 93, Washington Post reports: abcn.ws/1rbsBO3 pic.twitter.com/1P5XcuJCYS

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Three American Girls En Route to Syria Planned to Join Militant Groups

abcnews.go.com — The FBI has tracked down three American teenage girls in Germany as they were en route to Syria to join militant groups, a law enforcement official told ABC News today. The girls, who are from the Denver area, were trying "to fulfill what they believe is some vision that has been put out on a...
Oct 21, 2014

Sources: American girls, ages 15 to 17, were en route to Syria before being stopped in Germany abcn.ws/1wiZz3c pic.twitter.com/l8BKyANGub

Oct 21, 2014

The 3 girls were reported missing by Oct. 17, but case was closed when families reported them back home Monday. abcn.ws/1FyGQWR

Oct 21, 2014

RT @Clayton_Sandell: 3 Colorado teens allegedly going to fight w/ militant groups in Syria are 17 y/o and 15 y/o sisters, & a 16 y/o girl. …

Oct 21, 2014

3 Colorado teens allegedly going to fight w/ militant groups in Syria are 17 y/o and 15 y/o sisters, & a 16 y/o girl. abcn.ws/1FyGQWR

Oct 21, 2014

RT @MicahGrimes: 3 American girls taken into custody by FBI in Germany; authorities believe they were trying to travel to Syria: abcn.ws/ZMV6dN

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Journalist Who Contracted Ebola Now Disease Free

abcnews.go.com — The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia is now disease free, he tweeted today. Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6. New tests confirm he no longer has the virus, he tweeted.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @GMA: JUST IN: Nebraska Medical Center: American journalist Ashoka Mukpo is free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1uBDJoj pic.twitter.com/YFK5ocJiyV

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABCNewsHealth: JUST IN: Nebraska Medical Center: American journalist Ashoka Mukpo is free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1uBDJoj pic.twitter.com/s5qmdbgLCI

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABCNewsHealth: JUST IN: Nebraska Medical Center: American journalist Ashoka Mukpo is free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1uBDJoj pic.twitter.com/s5qmdbgLCI

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABCNewsHealth: JUST IN: Nebraska Medical Center: American journalist Ashoka Mukpo is free of Ebola: abcn.ws/1uBDJoj pic.twitter.com/s5qmdbgLCI

Journalist With Ebola Says He Doesn't Know How He Contracted Disease

abcnews.go.com — The freelance cameraman who contracted Ebola while working with NBC in Liberia may be released from an isolation ward in Nebraska this week. Ashoka Mukpo was transported from Liberia to the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment center on Oct. 6 and could be released this week if new tests confirm he no longer has the virus.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @WNTonight: "No idea how I got it." Ashoka Mukpo doesn't know how he contracted Ebola: abcn.ws/1wimsE1 pic.twitter.com/8tz10SLhA9

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: American journalist with Ebola says he does not know how he contracted the virus: abcn.ws/1rpQoZu pic.twitter.com/87hqz5c8Dj

Oct 21, 2014

RT @maciejepson: Journalist With Ebola Says He Doesn't Know How He Contracted Disease - ABC News abcn.ws/1w3IZ9U (via @ABC)

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: American journalist with Ebola says he does not know how he contracted the virus: abcn.ws/1rpQoZu pic.twitter.com/87hqz5c8Dj

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Times Square Bus Driver Goes From Suspect to Hero

abcnews.go.com — An investigation into a New York bus driver who was arrested after he smashed into a lamp post in busy Times Square this summer has determined no charges will be filed because the driver was actually a hero.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: Bus driver arrested after Times Square crash goes from suspect to hero after investigation: abcn.ws/ZN036i pic.twitter.com/hWlYwCGeEC

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: Bus driver arrested after Times Square crash goes from suspect to hero after investigation: abcn.ws/ZN036i pic.twitter.com/hWlYwCGeEC

Oct 21, 2014

Driver in Aug. #TimesSquare bus crash averted injuries, steered "away from crowded sidewalk" abcn.ws/126oOf8

Jodi Arias Death Penalty Trial Begins With Shocking Photo

abcnews.go.com — The death penalty phase of Jodi Arias' murder trial started today with both sides promising it would be just as lurid and grisly as last year's murder trial, and the prosecution began its case with a shocking photo. Prosecutor Juan Martinez showed a photo of Arias' ex-boyfriend Travis Alexander's throat slit within minutes of starting to make his case, saying.

Alcoholic Sweet Treats Turning Dessert Into a Party

abcnews.go.com — Creamy milkshakes, moist cupcakes and smooth ice cream. What could possibly make these favorite indulgences even more tempting for some people? Alcohol. That's right, booze is the latest ingredient being added to the dessert mix, and it's not just for flavoring. One of the newest dessert...

FBI: Denver Girls May Have Tried to Join Jihadis

abcnews.go.com — The FBI in Denver says it is investigating the possibility that three girls from the Denver area were trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State extremists. An FBI spokeswoman says agents helped bring the girls back to Denver after FBI agents stopped them in Germany. Spokeswoman Suzie...
Oct 21, 2014

RT @wirereporter: FBI: Denver girls detained in Germany may have been trying to join IS jihadis in Syria. abcn.ws/1yW4lHx

Oct 21, 2014

FBI: Denver girls detained in Germany may have been trying to join IS jihadis in Syria. abcn.ws/1yW4lHx

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison for Girlfriend's Death

abcnews.go.com — Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison for the 2013 shooting death of his girlfriend, Judge Thokozile Masipa announced today. Before announcing her decision, Masipa acknowledged that sentencing is "not a perfect exercise." "A non-custodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s shooting death abcn.ws/1t7SgeG

Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s shooting death abcn.ws/1t7SgeG

Oct 21, 2014

So now we know. Time to cover the news. Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s shooting death bit.ly/1r6xiZf

Oct 21, 2014

Disgusting. @ABC: BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s shooting death abcn.ws/1t7SgeG

Oct 21, 2014

BREAKING: Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison for girlfriend’s shooting death abcn.ws/1t7SgeG

ATM Hold Ups Caught on Camera

abcnews.go.com — Next tonight here, something we all think about when we're taking money outle of an atm, especially at night. Our safety. ABC's gio Benitez with one scare caught on tape. Reporter: Look at these... See More

Final Florida Debate for Gov. Heated and Personal

abcnews.go.com — Republican-turned-Democrat Charlie Crist defended his party switch during his final debate with Republican Gov. Rick Scott, saying Republicans have been kidnapped by the tea party. Crist, who was a Republican when he served as Florida's governor, said during Tuesdays' exchange on CNN that the Republican leadership has gone too far to the right and is no longer consistent with his beliefs.

This Puppy-Sized Spider Will Haunt Your Dreams

abcnews.go.com — If you didn't have arachnophobia before now, this puppy-sized spider should do the trick. Known as South American Goliath birdeater, the humongous eight-legged creepy crawly creature has a body the size of a fist and a leg span the size of a small child.
Oct 21, 2014

RT @ABC: Meet the South American Goliath birdeater -- a spider the size of a puppy: abcn.ws/1wsBVlR pic.twitter.com/0r8G64dxeq

Oct 21, 2014

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‘Django Unchained’ Actress Daniele Watts Charged With Lewd Conduct

abcnews.go.com — David Livingston/Getty Images Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with lewd conduct stemming from an incident last month when the couple was found in a parked car having a romantic encounter. The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office filed the misdemeanor charge today against Watts and her companion, celebrity chef Brian Lucas.
Oct 21, 2014

‘Django Unchained’ actress, who criticized LAPD over her detainment, has been charged with lewd conduct: abcn.ws/1zjOaF8

Oct 21, 2014

‘Django Unchained’ actress, who criticized LAPD over her detainment has been charged with lewd conduct: abcn.ws/1zjOaF8

Mormons Address Mystery Surrounding Undergarments

abcnews.go.com — The Mormon church is peeling back the mystery that has long surrounded undergarments worn by the faithful with a new video explaining the practice in depth while admonishing ridicule from outsiders about what it considers a symbol of Latter-day Saints' devotion to God. The four-minute video...
Oct 21, 2014

Mormons open up about often misunderstood undergarments in new online video, says @BradyMcCombs: abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSto…