• iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- It’s a warmer day ahead for the Northeast with Monday's lake effect snow long gone. Highs will be in the 50’s for many areas.
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  • Design Pics / Reynold Mainse / Getty Images(MIAMI) -- Nearly 60,000 Haitians currently living in the United States under a protected immigration status will have 18 months to leave or face deportation after the Trump administration announced the end of a program that allowed thousands of survivors of Haiti's devastating 2010 earthquake to reside in the country for nearly eight years.Acting Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke announced the termination of Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haiti with an 18-month delay "to allow for an orderly transition," the agency announced in a press release on Monday."The decision to terminate TPS for Haiti was made after a review of the conditions upon which the country’s original designation were based and whether those extraordinary but temporary conditions prevented Haiti from adequately handling the return of their nationals," the statement read.Seventeen-year-old Miami resident Peterson Exais was just a child when he was injured in the country's 2010 earthquake."It's very devastating hearing this news," Exais told ABC affiliate WPLG.Exais, a high school student who lives with his mother, said his family in Haiti is struggling to survive nearly eight years after the deadly quake struck, killing over 300,000 and causing widespread damages."They're hungry. They're not receiving food," he told WPLG. "They're not receiving clothing. It's very difficult for them. And I could not imagine myself in that situation again."More than 320,000 people from 10 countries have Temporary Protected Status in the U.S., according to the Pew Research Center. The program was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and gives the White House the power to decide to extend the designation for various countries on a rolling basis.The Trump administration has moved to curtail the program.Earlier this month, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) ended TPS for some 2,500 Nicaraguans living in the country but delayed a decision on the status of 57,000 Hondurans. Similar protections for immigrants from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone were allowed to expire.Temporary Protected Status is a special immigration status for people from a foreign country where the U.S. determines that conditions in that home country prevent those people from returning safely or where the country is unable to handle the return of its nationals adequately. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK ) -- A federal Border Patrol agent who died in the line of duty may have been bludgeoned to death with rocks, a spokesperson for the National Border Patrol Council said Monday. Federal authorities said Border Patrol Agent Rogelio Martinez, 36, died in West Texas while on a patrol on Sunday morning, but they declined to say how he died. Union Spokesman Chris Cabrera told ABC affiliate KVIA on Monday that Martinez was responding to foot traffic that set off sensors when he came across a group of people. Martinez then called for backup, Cabrera said, but his partner arrived to find him unconscious and suffering from severe head trauma. The partner, whose name has not been released, then called for backup, and when more agents arrived, the partner was also found with severe injuries, according to Cabrera. The agents were transported to a local hospital, where Martinez later died, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. His partner is in serious condition, according to the agency. Martinez, a native of El Paso, had been a border agent since August 2013. The CBP did not provide many details about the incident, but law enforcement sources with knowledge of the matter told ABC News on Monday that they were looking into the possibility that it was an accident. Those sources did not speak about the cause of the injuries. Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called it an “attack” and is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in what his office described as a “murder.” President Donald Trump tweeted his condolences on Sunday evening as he renewed his call to build a border wall. “Border Patrol Officer killed at Southern Border, another badly hurt,” Trump tweeted. “We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!” The Border Patrol’s Special Operations Group and agents from CBP’s Air and Marine Operations are searching the area for potential suspects or witnesses, according to the CBP.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(PHILADELPHIA) -- Four residents of a senior living community in a suburb of Philadelphia are still unaccounted for after a massive fire that occurred last Thursday, according to authorities. The missing residents of the Barclays Friends Senior Living Community in West Chester, Pennsylvania are a husband and wife, ages 89 and 92, an 85-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman. Their identities have not yet been released. "Say a prayer for [the missing residents] and their families. They are going through some of the toughest times you could possibly imagine," said Chester County District Attorney Tom Hogan at a press conference on Monday afternoon. Crews continue to search the rubble for signs of the missing residents and what may have caused the fire, according to Hogan. There were 152 people in the building when the five-alarm fire erupted on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Hundreds of first responders used beds and wheelchairs to evacuate elderly residents. Surveillance video even shows firefighters picking up and carrying residents to safety. Bob Lindner, whose father is a resident of the community, said he found his father on the sidewalk, “wrapped up in blankets, cold and scared.” The blaze was so hot that firefighters’ rescue gear was melting, according to Hogan. "[The firefighters] kept going back in there until their helmets were melting and cracked," said Hogan. The fire continued burning into the next day and was contained Friday afternoon. On Sunday morning, donations came pouring in to the Good Will Fire Company, organized by local hurricane aid group Trucks2, according to a spokesperson for the living community. Neighbors brought an abundance of walkers, clothes, and toiletries. The drive received so many donations that they could not accept any more by the end of the day, according to a post on the Trucks2 Facebook page. Ted Hartz of Good Will Fire Company said, "It's a great thing to see everyone come together when something like this happens."Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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  • iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The injuries that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another severely injured in Texas remain a mystery, law enforcement sources told ABC News.Authorities are looking into the possibility that this was an accident, the sources added.The investigation stems from the discovery of two Border Patrol agents found at the bottom of a ravine. They were there near midnight responding to a sensor triggered in the area. Due to the lack of concrete evidence in the case, authorities are staying open to the possibility that the two agents may have accidentally slipped off the ravine, leading to them sustaining such serious injuries, the sources said.Fallen Border Patrol agent remembered by lifelong friend as 'good guy' who wanted to 'make a difference'Authorities emphasized that no determination about the cause of the injuries has been made. The FBI is investigating.Earlier today, President Donald Trump said without caveat that the men had been “brutally attacked.”Texas Gov. Greg Abbott called the incident an “attack” and is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in what his office described as a “murder.”As of now, sources have told ABC News that the evidence does not support or refute that claim.
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  • Obtained by ABC News(CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.) -- Drivers and fire officials were caught off guard early Monday when they responded to a tractor-trailer fire and found not one, but three African elephants.The elephants, which were evacuated from the vehicle, were captured standing along Interstate 24 in Georgia, just across the border from Tennessee.The owners were able to get the elephants out of the attached trailer safely and to the side of the road without any problem. None of the animals were injured in the fire.Battalion Chief Lesley Morgan of the Chattanooga Fire Department described the elephants on Facebook as "HUGE, but well behaved" and said they ate hay by the roadside while officials battled the blaze.Morgan told ABC News that the elephants are privately owned by the couple who were hauling them, who adopted the animals after they were orhpaned as babies. They traveled the countries doing educational shows and were heading to Florida for warmer weather when the vehicle caught fire.The tractor-trailer's engine caught fire while the couple were driving, Morgan said. When they noticed the flames, they pulled to the side of the road and evacuated the anaimals, Morgan added.Tracy Beavers, a Puckett EMS paramedic, captured a photo of the animals standing by the road. She told ABC News no flash was used to take the picture due to concern of spooking the elephants.The owners were able to get another tractor to the location of the fire. From there, the elephants boarded into the trailer and continued on to Sarasota, Florida.
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