• iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A cesspool collapsed in Long Island Wednesday afternoon, leaving a man trapped, according to ABC station WABC in New York.WABC reported that the incident happened just before 1 p.m. on Beech Place in Huntington. Multiple police and fire units are on the scene.The man's condition is not known at this time, the station reported.This is a developing story, please check back for updates. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • WPVI-TV(FRACKVILLE, Pa.) -- A convicted murderer was declared innocent and set free this week after spending more than two decades in a Pennsylvania prison.
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  • moodboard/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Following Monday's bombing that killed 22 and injured 59 at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, there are currently no plans to make significant security changes in the United States, according to a Department of Homeland Security official.The DHS official said that the federal security posture in the U.S. is already at high levels and that there is not much more to be done in the aftermath of the attack, allegedly carried out by 22-year-old Salman Abedi with an improvised explosive device outside the concert at the Manchester Arena.The official did insist that federal authorities will continually assess whether any new measures are warranted.ABC News has additionally learned that state and local fusion centers across the country -- which include representatives from local, state and federal agencies -- are working to identify potentially vulnerable "open venues" and upcoming events in their regions, so that they can help local police put together their latest security plans for those events and venues.The FBI is also holding a call later this afternoon with law enforcement across the country to lay out what they know so far about the Manchester attack and urge vigilance. The call will be hosted by FBI headquarters, and it will include the heads of FBI field offices across the country, as well as leaders from state and local law enforcement agencies across the country.
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  • WABC-TV(NEWARK, N.J.) -- Newark Liberty International Airport was temporarily closed on Tuesday night after a plane engine caught fire.Emergency chutes were deployed from United 1579 and passengers evacuated after "flames were reported coming from the right side of the engine," according to the Federal Aviation Administration. The Boeing 757 was headed to San Francisco from Newark, New Jersey, when the control tower notified the United Airlines crew of the apparent flames while the plane was taxiing, United spokesman Jonathan Guerin said in a statement.There was one minor injury, according to the spokesman."Customers are being transported back to the terminal," the statement said. "We are working to get our customers to San Francisco as soon as possible.”Newark Airport said in a tweet the airport was closed for the safety of passengers and to expect delays.
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  • Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The budget released by the White House Tuesday contains proposed changes for the program that provides access to food for Americans who otherwise might not be able to afford it.And anti-hunger advocates aren't pleased. Lucy Melcher, associate director for advocacy with the anti-hunger group No Kid Hungry, argues that the proposed cuts are “devastating” to a program that research shows lifts people out of poverty.The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, more commonly known as food stamps or SNAP, is the “hunger safety net” for Americans in poverty or out of work. Americans who make up to 130 percent of the poverty level, which is a monthly income of $2,600 for a family of four, are eligible for food stamps.More than 44 million Americans participated in the food stamp program in 2016, according to the USDA. The number of people using the program increased during the economic recession and have fluctuated since 2010.The decreased proposal in Trump’s budget is based on their estimate that fewer people will be on food stamps next year, but it also includes reforms that estimate it would reduce funding for SNAP by $190 million over the next ten years.That much bigger cut is proposed under legislation that the administration plans to bring to Congress. The changes would tighten requirements for waivers that allow people who are considered capable of working but can’t find a job to stay on the program.More than 75 percent of households who participate in SNAP have worked a job in the year before or after the receive benefits, according to the USDA. They are limited to three months of benefits unless they get a waiver from the state, such as if they live in an area where there are not enough jobs available. The administration was not clear on how it's proposal would restrict these waivers but it could mean that people who are capable of working but can't find a job have a harder time qualifying for benefits.Office of Management and Budget director Mick Mulvaney said the cuts were an effort to get more people back to work, saying that people that needed food stamps during the recession are still on the program.“If you’re paying for it isn’t it reasonable for you to at least ask that question aren’t there people on that program who shouldn’t be on there?” Mulvaney asked during a briefing with reporters on Tuesday.But No Kid Hungry's Melcher said the budget doesn’t invest in programs to help people find work or help people
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  • Bill Pugliano/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- The U.S. government filed suit Tuesday against Fiat Chrysler, alleging the automaker equipped more than 100,000 vehicles with so-called defeat devices that circumvent federal emission standards.The software -- installed on diesel-fueled Jeep Grand Cherokee and Ram 1500 in model years 2013 to 2016 -- allegedly caused the vehicles' emission system to "perform differently and less effectively during certain normal driving conditions than on federal emissions tests," resulting in nitrogen oxide emissions above allowable levels during day-to-day driving, the Environmental Protection Agency said.Fiat Chrysler maintains that its software was designed to detect not testing conditions specifically but temperature and factors that could damage the engines if emission controls were activated.The automaker "intends to defend itself vigorously, particularly against any claims that the company engaged in any deliberate scheme to install defeat devices to cheat U.S. emissions tests," it said in a statement, adding that its officials have been working with the EPA to "clarify issues related to the company's emissions control technology."The allegations against Fiat Chrysler come on the heels of a huge settlement with Volkswagen, which in March plead guilty to intentionally thwarting EPA standards with different defeat devices installed in more than half a million cars in the United States. Volkswagen agreed to pay $4.3 billion in criminal and civil penalties.
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