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  • Mindy Tran, 22, is recovering from a broken leg and dislocated shoulder and hip after she lay on the ground behind her Honda Accord to stop it from rolling into the street with her daughters, Saleen and Sydney, still buckled in the back seat. (Mindy Tran via ABC News)

    Mom uses body as 'speed bump' to stop unmanned car with daughters inside

    Mindy Tran, 22, is recovering from a broken leg and dislocated shoulder and hip after she lay on the ground behind her Honda Accord to stop it from rolling into the street with her daughters, Saleen and Sydney, still buckled in the back seat.


  • Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah)

    EXCLUSIVE: FBI blocked in corruption probe involving Sens. Reid, Lee

    FBI agents working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate's most prominent figures — Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee — but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation.


  • North Korean trainers direct dolphins performing at a dolphinarium in Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Feb. 28, 2014.   (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)

    PETA demands inquiry as SeaWorld dolphin bites girl, 9

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals has demanded that the Department of Agriculture investigate SeaWorld in San Antonio after a little girl, 9, was bitten by a dolphin she was allowed to pat.


  • FILE - This Nov. 16, 2013 file photo shows Jimmy Kimmel at the 4th Annual Variety's Power of Comedy Event in Los Angeles. Kimmel said Thursday, Feb. 20, 2014, he cooperated with luger Kate Hansen to post a fake video of a wolf wandering the hall outside the athlete's room in Sochi. Instead, Kimmel's staff rented a wolf and built a set in Los Angeles that was a replica of the dorm and filmed the animal walking around  (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP, File)

    Kimmel's wolf hoax: ABC News knew ahead of time

    ABC News received advance warning of Jimmy Kimmel's prank about a wolf supposedly prowling the athletes' village in Sochi but didn't steer other news organizations away from it, the network said Friday. The talk show host's hoax was so realistic that despite the tip, even one of his own network's news websites posted a story suggesting the report was real.


  • Gas line explosion in Kentucky injures one, destroys homes

    A gas line explosion early Thursday morning in one Kentucky county set several homes on fire and sent at least one victim to the hospital for treatment, one emergency responder said.


  • Cargill adds 'textured beef' wording to labels

    Cargill, one of the nation's largest meatpackers, has added wording to its labels on ground beef packages that indicates whether the meat inside includes a product that's been called "pink slime."


  • FILE - This Oct. 8, 2013 file photo shows ABC News anchor Elizabeth Vargas at the New York Film Festival premiere of "All Is Lost" in New York. In an interview aired on  "Good Morning America," on Friday, Jan. 24, 2014, Vargas publicly acknowledged that she's an alcoholic, and said it took her years to admit it. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)

    ABC News' Elizabeth Vargas: 'I am an alcoholic'

    ABC News reporter Elizabeth Vargas has publicly acknowledged that she's an alcoholic, and said it took her years to admit it.


  • In this image made from a video posted online by an Islamic militant group asserting responsibility for suicide bombings last month that killed 34 people in Volgograd, Russia, two men, identified as Suleiman and Abdurakhman and who purportedly carried out the twin suicide bombings are seen at an unknown location. The two Russian-speaking men featured in the video are identified as members of Ansar al-Sunna, the name of a militant group operating in Iraq. It was unclear whether they had received funding or training from the group or only adopted its name. (AP Photo)

    Olympics host Sochi remains a volatile region

    Russia has erected a "ring of steel" and the U.S. military is planning for evacuations, but the fact remains that Sochi, the site of next month's Winter Olympics, is within striking distance of Dagestan and Chechnya — volatile regions that form a caldron for Islamic militants.


  • ** FILE ** Associated Press

    Ariz. man shoots, kills intruder after two days of attempted burglaries

    A Phoenix homeowner shot and killed an intruder Friday morning after dealing with another attempted burglary the day before.


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