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ABC News(NEW YORK) --  The majority of the nation will be enjoying a quiet and tranquil Thanksgiving with sunshine spreading across nearly the entire nation -- including the Southwest, the Great Plains, the Midwest, a large portion of the Ohio Valley and the major I-95 corridor cities in the Northeast.

 This quiet weather pattern across a large portion of the nation is actually notable -- this time of year can be quite turbulent with significant winter storm threats.

There are only a couple of notable weather headlines to highlight including record heat in the Southwest, cold in the Northeast and more rain for the Northwest.

Bitter wind chills

In the Northeast, it will be a seasonably chilly start to Thanksgiving. For those heading out to events on Thanksgiving morning it will feel like the 20s in many of the Northeast cities.

It will also be quite chilly in parts of the south this morning with wind chills in the 20s all the way down to Alabama and Mississippi.

Broiling hot Thanksgiving

A warm and mild weather pattern is bringing hot temperatures to parts of the Southwest.

Notable records from Wednesday:

Los Angeles - 93 degrees F (Previous 89 degrees F in 1950)

Long Beach Airport, Calif. - 96 degrees F (Previous 88 degrees F in 2015)

Palm Springs, Calif. - 96 Degrees F (Previous 93 degrees F in 1933)

El Cajon, Calif. - 98 degrees F (Previous 92 degrees F in 2002)

Anaheim, California was the hottest location in the nation on Wednesday, with a high temperature of 100 degrees.

The mild weather has also been stretching north and east into the mountains and Pacific Northwest. It was nearly 70 degrees in Seattle on Wednesday.

 It will be in the upper 80s Thursday across the Arizona deserts, and in the 90s in parts of Southern California. Downtown Los Angeles is forecast to be 90 degrees Thursday. It will be one of the warmest Thanksgivings on record in Southern California. Several daily records will be possible, including Phoenix and Los Angeles.

The heat will slowly ease through the holiday weekend, with the chance for records diminishing each day.

Northwest storm moving in

Heavy rains over the past few days in the Seattle area will continue on Thursday.

First responders rescued a few people in Snohomish County, Washington on Wednesday as flood waters stranded some drivers on roads in the county. Some rivers remain in minor to moderate flood stage Thanksgiving morning due to excessive rain over the past few days.

Another system is moving into the Northwest Thursday morning and it will bring more rain to parts of Washington, Oregon and Northern California. Area river flooding is possible through the next few days as an additional 1 to 3 inches of rain is expected. A flood watch remains in effect for parts of the region through Thanksgiving afternoon. There is an isolated threat of landslides in the region due to saturated soils.

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iStock/Thinkstock(BALTIMORE) -- As the investigation into the murder of Baltimore Police Det. Sean Suiter continues, it was revealed during a press conference held by Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis on Wednesday evening that Suiter was shot with his own gun and the detective was set to testify in a police corruption case the next day.

Suiter was gunned down on Nov. 15 in West Baltimore while conducting a follow-up on a homicide investigation. The 18-year veteran officer sustained a close-contact gunshot wound to the head.

During Wednesday evening’s press conference, Davis confirmed that Suiter’s was set to testify in an unspecified case against officers who were indicted in March. Davis noted that the U.S. attorney's office and the special agent in charge of the FBI’s Baltimore field office assured him that Suiter was not a target in any ongoing criminal investigation.

"There is no information that has been communicated to me that Det. Suiter was anything other than a stellar detective, great friend, loving husband and dedicated father," Davis said.

Davis also revealed in Wednesday's press conference that Suiter was killed with his own gun.

Evidence found on the detective's clothing, in addition to body camera footage, indicates that there was a struggle between the officer and his killer, authorities said.

On the night of the incident there was a radio transmission by Suiter that lasted only a few seconds before he was killed indicating he was in distress, Davis said. Also, Suiters’ partner was confirmed to be nearby when the incident happened and can be seen on private surveillance video calling for help.

Davis said despite the timing of the shooting one night before Suiter was set to testify, the evidence does not indicate any conspiracy. Police believe the original motive is accurate -- the officers approached a suspicious individual when the struggle ensued and Suiter was shot.

Baltimore police still do not have a clear description of the suspect, other than that of an African-American man wearing a black coat with a white stripe.

"We will continue to follow the evidence in this very important case. ... I owe it to the Suiter family and the BPD to pursue every investigative lead and to examine every piece of evidence to determine exactly what happened," Davis said.

The reward for information leading to an arrest has grown to $215,000.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Jeff Sessions has ordered a comprehensive review of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) in the wake of the shooting at a church in Sutherland Spring, Texas, which killed 26 people, including an unborn child police have included in the total.

“The recent shooting in Sutherland Springs, Texas revealed that relevant information may not be getting reported to the NICS –- this is alarming and it is unacceptable," Sessions said in a statement.

The shooter in that case, Devin Kelley, should have been prevented from purchasing a gun, based on his conviction in a military court. That criminal information did not appear in his criminal background check when he purchased four guns over a four-year period, including the AR-556 rifle used in the deadly church massacre.

The Pentagon's inspector general is also conducting a review of why those records were not part of one of the federal criminal database used to keep firearms out of the hands of prohibited purchasers.

"I am directing the FBI and ATF to do a comprehensive review of the NICS and report back to me the steps we can take to ensure that those who are prohibited from purchasing firearms are prevented from doing so,” Sessions said.

Sessions is ordering the agencies to work with the Department of Defense to identify and resolve any issues the military may have with reporting convictions to the NICS system. The review will also identify others federal agencies that may not be fully and accurately reporting information into the system.

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and FBI will also conduct a review of ATF Form 4473 and recommend changes as necessary. This is the form that people who purchase guns from federally licensed firearms dealer must fill out before a criminal background check is conducted.

Kelley was court-martialed in 2012 while a member of the Air Force on charges of assault on his spouse and their child. He received a bad conduct discharge, confinement for 12 months and a reduction of his military status. Kelley was killed by an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after fleeing the church shooting.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The FBI is investigating the injuries that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another severely injured as a "potential assault," officials said.

The agents had been discovered at the bottom of a ravine in Texas after they had responded to a sensor triggered in the area, law enforcement sources told ABC News.

On Monday, authorities were open to the possibility that the two agents had inadvertently slipped into the ravine because of a lack of concrete evidence, the sources said.

During a press conference on Tuesday, the FBI Special Agent-in-Charge Emerson Buie, Jr. said it was investigating the case as a "potential assault on federal officers" and appealed to the public to call in with any tips.

The unnamed injured agent was released Wednesday afternoon from University Medical Center in El Paso, according to a hospital spokesperson.

The reward for information has been raised to $25,000, officials said.

President Donald Trump said Monday that the agents had been "brutally attacked." When asked if Trump was correct in the description, Buie said that he had not briefed the president on the case.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott also referred to the injuries the agents sustained as an "attack."

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iStock/Thinkstock(WEST CHESTER, Pa.) -- Officials on Wednesday located the two remaining victims of a massive fire that burned down a senior living community last Thursday, claiming the lives of four residents.

The victims were discovered in the rubble of the building.

Authorities discovered the first victim of the Barclays Friends Senior Living Community fire in West Chester, Pennsylvania early Tuesday morning. The second victim was found Tuesday afternoon.

Recovery efforts continued Wednesday in the south wing where investigators believe the fire started, and that is where the remaining two victims were found, authorities said.

None of the victims have been identified by name, but authorities have said the four missing residents included a husband and wife ages 89 and 92, an 85-year-old woman and a 93-year-old woman.

The families of all four have been notified.

"The thoughts and prayers of the men and women of ATF are with the families of the victims during this difficult time. Their losses only strengthen our resolve to provide answers to them as a result of our investigation of this tragedy," said Special Agent in Charge Donald Robinson.

Both the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and the Chester County Fire Department are continuing to investigate the origin and cause of the five-alarm fire. Cranes and excavating equipment have been brought to the scene to remove large masses of debris.

There were 152 people in the building when the blaze erupted on Thursday at 10:30 p.m. ET. Hundreds of first responders used beds and wheelchairs to evacuate elderly residents. The fire continued burning into the next day and was contained Friday afternoon.

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN Bruno, Calif.) -- YouTube has announced a plan to implement stricter controls on videos that show child endangerment.

The move, announced on Wednesday, comes after a BuzzFeed article exposed videos of children in “disturbing and abusive situations,” some of which had racked up millions of views.

YouTube says it implemented new guidelines to remove content that features the endangerment of a child, even if that’s not what the uploader intended.

In a post on the company’s official blog, the company's vice president of product management, Johanna Wright, said YouTube had shut down more than 50 channels and removed thousands of videos that don’t fit under the new, stricter guidelines in the past week.

YouTube also says it will block inappropriate comments on videos that feature minors by using a combination of automated and human flagging.

The company also announced the creation of a platform for family friendly content, called YouTube Kids, but didn't give a timeline for when it would be available.

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iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) -- The discovery of additional remains of Sgt. La David Johnson, one of the four soldiers killed in an October ambush in Niger, drew renewed attention to the process of how the military transports the remains of deceased service members back to the United States and releases them to their family.

On Tuesday, a Defense Department spokesperson told ABC News that additional remains were discovered on Nov. 12 in the same location in which his body was originally discovered two days after the Oct. 4 ambush.

In instances in which additional remains may be identified, the family of the deceased service member elects beforehand whether they wish to be notified, according to a spokesperson for Air Force Mortuary Affairs Operations at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware.

As is the case with the original remains, they are transferred to Dover and the family is given the choice of how they want to receive them, if at all.

Johnson's family had been notified about the discovery, the Defense Department said Tuesday.

Myeshia Johnson, Sgt. Johnson's widow, claimed in October that she was prevented from viewing her late husband's remains.

"Every time I asked to see my husband, they wouldn't let me," Myeshia Johnson said in an Oct. 23 interview on "Good Morning America." At the time, a Dover mortuary affairs spokesperson said that families cannot view remains at the base but are free to do so when they are released to the family.

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHARLOTTE, North Carolina) -- The rush is on at Charlotte Douglas International Airport in North Carolina to get passengers into the air and on to their Thanksgiving plans.

The airport is the ninth busiest in the United States and the second biggest hub for American Airlines. Airport officials there are expecting to serve more than 130,000 passengers on Wednesday alone.

Nationwide, TSA plans to screen more than 26 million passengers and crew at airport checkpoints, a 5 percent increase over last year.

Many airline employees like pilots, flight attendants and gate agents are regularly seen by fliers, but there are others who are working equally hard over the holiday: baggage and cargo handlers, mechanics and cleaners.

"Everything has to be done in 120 minutes, otherwise we don't make our time," said Frank Fracsa, a maintenance worker for American Airlines.

If you look outside at the baggage handlers, you might witness a rarely seen exercise.

These men and women regularly gather to stretch, and are sometimes joined by an on-site physical therapist.

"It does make a difference," said Laura Sabatino, a physical therapist at the airport. "Nobody realizes how physical the jobs in the airport industry are. I mean, they're lifting over and over all day."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- The travel forecast across much of the country for one of the busiest travel days of the year will be quiet with minimal travel disruptions on the road and in the air.

The main trouble spot will be in the Pacific Northwest, where several storms have brought heavy rain to the area this week. It will continue Wednesday with possible flooding and flight delays.

Anyone traveling early Wednesday morning in the Northeast could face some issues, with snow for the interior areas and rain showers from New York City to Boston. However, it will clear out by the afternoon.

Elsewhere, the rest of the country will be mostly sunny and dry with easy travel weather.

Wet early in Northeast

A cold front is making its way into the Northeast Wednesday with colder air behind the front and milder air ahead of it.

The cold air is creating light snow for parts of Pennsylvania and western New York early Wednesday morning, and that will move into interior New England later. Any snow should be confined to northern interior Maine by the afternoon.

ABC meteorologists are also tracking the rain ahead of the front with some heavy showers happening in eastern North Carolina -- mainly the Outer Banks -- and moving up the coast through Wednesday morning.

Washington D.C. should stay mostly dry, with some light rain anticipated for New York City between 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Then rain moves into Boston, lingering there through the early afternoon. Overall, this could bring minor travel impacts to the area Wednesday morning.

Cold weather coming next

Behind that front is another cold blast. Although widespread record lows are not expected, wind chills will still be quite cold for the Midwest Wednesday morning and the Northeast by Thanksgiving morning.

Wind chills are in the teens and even single digits across the Midwest early Wednesday, and it feels like only 15 degrees in Chicago and 9 degrees in Minneapolis.

By Thursday, morning wind chills will be in the 20s from New York City to Boston.

It will be cold for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, but winds look light with lots of sunshine.

Northwest continues to see rain

A flood watch remains in effect for northwest Washington, including Seattle, Wednesday through Thursday afternoon.

Rainfall totals of 2 to 5 inches have already fallen, and an additional 1 to 3 inches is possible, with storm totals of over 7 inches of rain this week.

Due to all the rain from these storms, minor flooding is possible for rivers in the area. The rain will also bring slick and wet roads for travelers.

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iStock/Thinkstock(ROCKFORD, Ala.) -- U.S. marshals have captured an "armed and extremely dangerous" fugitive who escaped through the ceiling of an Alabama jail on Sunday afternoon.

The Coosa County Sheriff's Office said Shane Anthony Vernon was taken back into custody without incident by DeKalb County, Georgia police at about 10:17 p.m on Tuesday. He is being held in DeKalb County Jail, just outside Atlanta, awaiting extradition back to Alabama.

It was the second time Vernon, 27, has escaped custody in less than a month, officials said.

After escaping Sunday from the Coosa County Jail, Vernon invaded a home in Rockford, Alabama, tied up its residents and stole a vehicle, Sheriff Bill Franklin of the Elmore County Sheriff's Office told ABC News.

After leaving the home, he drove seven-and-a-half miles to an area in Elmore County where he concealed the stolen vehicle in shrubs and branches in order to not be seen by the search helicopters, Franklin said.

He then went into another home in Elmore County, where he waited for another victim to get off of work, according to Franklin, and likely held that victim at gunpoint when he arrived home.

Vernon took another vehicle and left with the victim, driving about three hours to Douglasville, Georgia, Franklin said.

Douglasville Police alerted officials in Elmore County around 7 a.m. this morning that the stolen vehicle and the victim had both been found and that the victim was safe, Franklin said.

Vernon could be now in the metro Atlanta area, deputies told ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV.

The U.S. Marshals Service is assisting in the hunt for Vernon.

"The U.S. Marshals Service for the Middle District of Alabama and the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force is currently assisting the Coosa County Sheriff’s Office and the Elmore County Sheriff’s Office in locating and apprehending Shane Anthony Vernon. At this time, Vernon is wanted for multiple offenses and should be considered armed and extremely dangerous, his whereabouts are unknown," the U.S. Marshals Service told ABC News in a statement.

A statement on the Coosa County Jail's Facebook page said Vernon escaped after noticing that a correctional officer "had failed to properly secure one of the doors in the area of the jail he was in. Vernon was able to go through this door and gain access to the maintenance area in the ceiling of the jail." Vernon had been recaptured on Oct. 30 after previously escaping the jail, according to officials.

Multiple agencies are assisting in the search for Vernon, including the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency.

"As always, the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency is collaborating with local, state and federal law enforcement partners not only to locate and capture escaped inmate Shane Anthony Vernon, but to protect anyone who may cross his path," Hal Taylor, the Alabama secretary of law enforcement, told ABC News.

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Connecticut State Police(WATERBURY, Conn.) -- A driver fleeing from authorities hit and killed a toddler in Connecticut on Tuesday afternoon, police said.

The incident occurred in Waterbury, where local police officers in an unmarked vehicle attempted to stop a suspect of a criminal investigation on Tuesday around 3:45 p.m. ET. The suspect, identified as 18-year-old Zekhi Eric Lee of Waterbury, failed to pull over his Acura, and fled from officers, according to Connecticut State Police.

Lee collided with a Toyota Corolla at an intersection and veered off the road onto the sidewalk, striking four pedestrians and knocking down a light pole, state police said.

After crashing his vehicle, Lee fled on foot but was apprehended by Waterbury police officers a short time later and taken into custody, according to state police.

Five people were transported to local hospitals for injuries related to the incident, including a 19-month-old girl. A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to state police.

Connecticut State Police detectives are investigating the fatal crash.

Police said anyone with information about the incident should contact Western District Major Crime Detective Ed Vayan at 203-267-2200 or text TIP711 with any information to 274637. All calls and texts will be kept confidential, authorities said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(KANSAS CITY, Kan.) -- December Htoo was on his way to achieving his very own American dream, say those who knew him. After fleeing from Thailand as a refugee with his family, he came to the U.S. when he was 6 years old. He worked hard in school, joined his high school's wrestling team, sang in the choir and wanted to become a doctor, his sister said.

But his life came to a brutal end Friday night when he was gunned down in a Kansas City, Kansas, laundromat just weeks before his 16th birthday.

Say Htoonay said she dropped off her brother for work just like she always did on Friday and Saturday nights. Named after his birth month, Htoo worked cleaning and clerking the coin-operated Maple Hill Laundromat for $8 an hour, his sister said. He used the money he made to buy new shoes and clothing and was generous with his friends.

"He really loved his job and making money," Htoonay told ABC News. "He told me, 'I don't really want money for myself, I want to spend it on my friends.'"

When his shift ended on Friday, Htoonay said she tried texting her brother before driving over to pick him up. But when she arrived, there was no sign of him.

"I thought maybe he would call me when he was finished," Htoonay said, adding that it wasn't uncommon for December to stick around late to tidy and close out the place. "He didn't call me so I waited and then I called the work laundry and no one picked up."

She assumed Htoo had gone home with one of his friends.

"He did that a couple of times in the summer," she said. "So after I call him several times and no answer, I give up."

But the following morning, the owners of the laundromat rang her home with grave news: Htoo had been shot and killed around 9 p.m.

Police 'kind of baffled at this point'


According to police, December Htoo was found lying face up in the laundromat with multiple gunshot wounds. When police found his body around 7:15 a.m. Saturday, they said there were no signs of forced entry and nothing had been broken. No cash was stolen and the small desktop safe "wasn't touched," Officer Tom Tomasic, the spokesman for the Kansas City, Kansas, Police Department, told ABC News.

"He was face up with multiple shots next to a washing machine out in the public area," Tomasic said. "I can tell you we are kind of baffled at this point."

Tomasic said only two tips have come in so far and there is no surveillance footage from inside the laundromat. With so little to go on, the police are hoping the public comes forward with more information.

"We're just trying to track down customers that may have been in there or saw people in there," he said.

In one police press release, a photo of a metallic-colored minivan and a light-colored pickup truck are shown with a request from detectives "to speak with individuals" in the vehicles. Police said the owners of the vehicles are "not necessarily" suspects "but may be able to assist us in the investigation."


'Unlike anyone else'


As police investigate the killing, December Htoo's friends are left to cope with his absence.

The J.C. Harmon High School Hawks are now without one of their brightest and "one-of-a-kind" wrestlers, wrestling coach Zach Davies said.

"December had a ton of potential as he was one of the more naturally gifted athletes I’ve had the pleasure of coaching," Davies told ABC News. "He had his own way about life that was unlike anyone else."

"He was the same way on the wrestling mat, he has his own way about him and his own style," Davies added.

Htoo's best friend, Diana Bueso, 15, said that December loved to win but always did so with honor.

"Last season he was competing for first place and he got second place," Bueso told ABC News. "But I saw him shake hands and he went in for a hug and let him know how he respected him, and that it was a great opportunity to wrestle with you."

Davies said the wrestling team was just about to kick off the season with Htoo as one of its leaders. The coach remembered him as someone who "always had a smile on his face."

"Our team is our family, so the kids felt they lost a brother and as coaches, we lost a son," he said. "We will miss his innocence, his goofiness, his kindness and his giving attitude."

Htoo brought that attitude to the mat, to the classroom, and to his friends.

He had also made a name for himself as part of the school's choir.

"He had an amazing voice," Bueso said. "If we were in a room that echoed, he would sing his favorite song."

That was the Imagine Dragons track "Demons," she said.

"We had choir and he was the loudest and everyone heard him, and he didn't care," Bueso remembered. "He just would go."


'Why did you kill my son?'


His family is struggling to understand who would kill a promising young student.

Htoo's mother, Ma Than, traveled to the laundromat after his murder. A handwritten sign there now reads "RIP December," just one part of a makeshift memorial that also includes milk crates filled with green and magenta stuffed animals.

Than got on her knees to mourn in front of it. She told ABC's Kansas City affiliate KMBC that she wanted answers.

"Why did you kill my son?" Than told KMBC. "He did not do anything wrong and was nice to everyone."

Htoo's classmates are planning to release balloons in his honor on Wednesday.

Bueso said students will convene at the laundromat and send balloons and lanterns into the sky bearing the school's purple, black and white colors.

Htoo's favorite color, she said, was purple.

His sister, who remembered how her little brother joked and called her "short" as he towered over her, said she also wants answers.

"I want to know why you kill him," Htoonay said. "Why you have to shoot him so many times? Why him, why? We have to make justice for him."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- A federal grand jury returned a 22-count indictment Tuesday against Sayfullo Saipov in connection with the deadly terror attack on Manhattan's West Side on Halloween.

The indictment treats the Islamic State, in whose name Saipov told police he carried out the attack, like a mafia family. It charges Saipov with murder in aid of racketeering, a charge federal prosecutors typically use in organized crime cases.

"Consumed by hate and a twisted ideology, Sayfullo Saipov allegedly barreled down a pedestrian walkway and bicycle path on a sunny afternoon on the west side of Manhattan, killing eight innocent people," acting U.S. Attorney Joon Kim said.

Saipov, a 29-year-old Uzbek native who had been living in New Jersey, has been in federal custody since the attack that killed eight people, including five Argentine men visiting New York to celebrate a high school reunion.

Saipov had previously been charged in a criminal complaint that accused him of two crimes, one of which made him eligible for the death penalty.

According to the indictment, Saipov allegedly told authorities he was inspired to carry out the attack by ISIS videos he had watched on his phone.

The indictment states "he decided to use a truck to inflict maximum damage against civilians," federal prosecutors said. He rented the truck a little more than a week prior to the attack on Oct. 31 to practice driving it.

Saipov allegedly planned to use the truck to strike pedestrians in the vicinity of the West Side Highway and then proceed to the Brooklyn Bridge to continue to strike pedestrians, the indictment states.

Instead, the attack stopped when Saipov hit a school bus, exited the truck waving two toy guns and was shot by police.

Saipov wanted to display ISIS flags in the front and back of the truck during the attack, but decided against it because he did not want to draw attention to himself, the indictment states.

He requested to display ISIS’s flag in his hospital room and stated that he felt good about what he had done, police said.

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iStock/Thinkstock(VALLEY, Ala.) -- A brazen theft of an ATM was caught on camera in Alabama Tuesday.

Surveillance video from the scene at a Givorns Foods shows a white truck with a Georgia license plate crashing through the storefront. The truck then drives around to another set of doors and crashes through again.

Two men then load an ATM into the bed of the truck and proceed to drive away.

The Valley Police Department in Valley, Alabama, said the vehicle involved with the theft was reported stolen on Monday in Duluth, Georgia.

The suspects are still at large.


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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) -- The jury has begun deliberating in the murder trial of Kate Steinle, the woman killed on a San Francisco pier in 2015.

Closing arguments were made Tuesday morning and the jury went into deliberation at 11:38 a.m. local time, according to ABC station KGO-TV.

The accused, Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, of Mexico, had been deported several times and has previous convictions for re-entry after deportation. He is charged with second-degree murder in Steinle's death and has pleaded not guilty.

The case gained national attention during the 2016 presidential race when then-candidate Donald Trump cited it as an example of why the sanctuary cities, which limits a city's cooperation with the federal government's efforts to enforce immigration law, should be ended.

One of the emotional moments from the trial came on the first day, when Steinle's father, James Steinle, who was with her when she was shot, took the stand for the prosecution.

In emotional testimony, he described not understanding what happened initially. When he saw something was wrong, James Steinle said he grabbed his daughter, and when he turned her over, he noticed what appeared to be a bullet wound. He said he provided CPR until paramedics arrived.

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