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Twitter/@AmyPerlmutter(WASHINGTON) -- Tens of thousands of people took to the streets in Washington D.C. on Saturday for the People's Climate March, calling for climate action on President Donald Trump's 100th day in office.

More than 150,000 people joined the march in Washington, according to organizers.

Organizers said the crowd size exceeded their expectations. The National Park Service issued the march a permit for 100,000 people, designating a space from 6th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, down 3rd Street and down Jefferson Avenue to 7th Street.

By 1 p.m., the march had clearly surpassed the space by more than a dozen blocks, organizers said.

"We're blown away by the numbers," People's Climate Movement national coordinator Paul Getsos said in a statement Saturday.

Although the march is anchored in the U.S. capital, there were hundreds of sister marches happening in cities across the country and around the globe, including Geneva, Amsterdam and Lisbon.

The event stems from the historic People's Climate March on September 21, 2014, the eve of the United Nations Climate Summit. The march, organized by the People's Climate Movement, drew 400,000 people to the streets of New York City, demanding that global leaders act on climate change.

This year's march coincides with Trump's 100th day in office, though organizers said it was planned ahead of the U.S. presidential election. The event aims to pressure leaders to act on climate change while creating family-sustaining jobs, investing in front-line and indigenous communities and protecting workers who would be affected by the transition to a clean, renewable energy economy.

"This march grew out of the relationship building among some of the country's most important progressive organizations and movements," Getsos said in a statement Saturday. "There was a simple demand-- act.

"Today's actions are not for one day or one week or one year," Getsos added.

In Washington, marchers gathered at Union Square near the Capitol at 12:30 p.m. ET before marching up Pennsylvania Avenue toward the White House. The marchers plan to then encircle the White House, calling for action.

The crowds will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to listen to music and speakers from around the country, including an indigenous community leader from the Gulf Coast, an Iraq war veteran, a South Carolina pastor, a Muslim imam, a Las Vegas student and a nurse affected by Hurricane Sandy, according to organizers.

Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice. Join me in standing with them. #ClimateMarch

— Leonardo DiCaprio (@LeoDiCaprio) April 29, 2017

Celebrities, including Leonardo DiCaprio, were among those marching in Washington. The actor posted a photo on Twitter after the march with a caption saying, "Honored to join Indigenous leaders and native peoples as they fight for climate justice."

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Police in Maryland are now offering a reward in the ongoing search for an escaped inmate convicted in the attempted murder of a Delaware cop.

"The search for escaped prisoner David M. Watson will continue overnight," the Howard County Police Department wrote on Facebook Friday night. "Anyone with information is urged to call 911. Police are offering a reward up to $5,000."

 David M. Watson, 28, escaped Friday morning from a van that had been driven from the Wicomico County Corrections Center to the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center in Jessup, Maryland, according to Howard County Police Department spokeswoman Sherry Llewellyn.

The escape happened on the edges of the hospital grounds around 9:40 a.m. local time, Llewellyn said. When a guard opened the door to the van, Watson pushed the guard down and ran into the woods, Llewellyn said.

Authorities believe Watson somehow got out of his handcuffs and waist chain while in the van.

There has been no sighting of Watson, who is serving a prison sentence of more than 100 years in Delaware for attempted murder, Llewellyn said. He reportedly shot at a Delaware police officer's house.

The Howard County Police Department has released several pictures of Watson, showing him with and without glasses as well as his numerous tattoos, in an effort to help the public identify the fugitive.

Escaped prisoner David Watson has been known to wear glasses, as in this undated photo. Anyone who spots him should call 911, reward $5,000

— Howard County Police (@HCPDNews) April 29, 2017

Watson is also facing charges in Wicomico County, Maryland, for multiple counts of attempted murder.

A Maryland judge reportedly found Watson not competent in 2014 to face trial on the attempted murder charges in Wicomico County. He was being transported to the hospital to undergo a regular six-month psychiatric evaluation as a condition set by the judge, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Wicomico County correctional officers had reportedly picked up Watson in Delaware on Thursday.

Police do not know whether Watson has any outside help or whether he has left the area. Authorities lost sight of him as he ran into the woods but they were able to pick up a canine trail, so they know in which direction he was headed, Llewellyn said.

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Austin Police Department(NEW YORK) -- Police in Texas believe that Coleman Martin, an officer with the Austin Police Department, staged his death and is alive in Mexico, officials said Friday.

The 29-year-old is now facing a Class A misdemeanor charge of "false report," according to a police department statement.

And to add intrigue to the bizarre story, a woman with whom the married man had a close relationship, is also part of the investigation.

According to Friday's statement from the Austin Police Department, "evidence was uncovered to lead investigators to believe that the missing officer took means to stage his own death. It is believed at this time he is not deceased and has fled to Mexico."

When Martin initially went missing, police described him as an officer in "emotional distress," based on interview with his wife.

According to a police affidavit released Friday, Martin's wife called police on Tuesday, April 25, and reported that he was suicidal. She told officers that he left their residence around 10 a.m., saying he needed time "clear his head." Then around 10:15 a.m., she said, he texted her a photo of a handwritten note that said he was going to commit suicide and drown himself in a lake near the Mexican border.

Police discovered that that Martin withdrew $300 from the couple's joint bank account around 11 a.m. that morning and purchased gas 15 minutes later. He then bought a raft at a sporting goods store in Austin, got $50 cash back then got food at a Wendy's at 3:50 p.m. A transaction showed that he also purchased rope and concrete clocks from a Home Depot store, according to the affidavit.

Martin and his vehicle were then entered into the state and national computer databases for law enforcement to be on the lookout for him. The Texas Department of Public Safety said Martin was stopped by a trooper near Uvalde, Texas, around 6 p.m. and that he told the trooper he was heading to Mexico for a vacation.

Around 7 a.m. on April 26, law enforcement with the Amistad National Recreation Area reported that Martin's vehicle was found near the lake, according to the affidavit. A "suicide note," the same one Martin texted to his wife was found on the seat of his vehicle.

A raft was found on the shore a few miles from where Martin's vehicle was parked. Police also found remnants of a concrete block and scrapes on the raft that indicated that a block had been pushed over the side. Investigators then searched the lake for Martin's body.

Investigators soon discovered that Martin had a close relationship with a woman other than his wife. On April 27, they interviewed the woman and she gave evidence that Martin was indeed alive and the entire incident was an attempt to fake his death. In fact, the woman showed investigators an email that Martin sent her after the alleged suicide.

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SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The National Security Agency will cease collecting internet communications that merely mention an individual who is considered to be a “foreign intelligence target.”

The move is being welcomed by privacy advocates who have criticized the earlier practice as the collection of domestic communications by an agency intended to intercept only foreign communications.

The agency will now limit its collection to specific internet communications that are sent directly to or from a foreign target.

“NSA will no longer collect certain internet communications that merely mention a foreign intelligence target,” a news release posted on the agency’s website said.

The National Security Agency collects intercepted voice and data communications, known as signals intelligence, that are made overseas.

“The Agency will stop the practice to reduce the chance that it would acquire communications of U.S. persons or others who are not in direct contact with a foreign intelligence target,” the release added.

The NSA said it will also delete “the vast majority” of the casual mentions of individuals who are foreign targets "to further protect the privacy of U.S. person communications." What’s known as "about" information may consist of the mention of a targeted email address found "in the text or body of the email, even though the email is between two persons who are not themselves targets." NSA will delete the vast majority of its upstream internet data to further protect the privacy of U.S. individuals’ communications “to further protect the privacy of U.S. person communications.”

The change is being made after an internal review of section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act that “discovered several inadvertent compliance lapses.”

Crafted to fight international terrorism and cyberthreats, section 702 allows the intelligence community to conduct surveillance on specific foreign targets located outside the United States.

Set to expire later this year, it could be reauthorized by Congress.

The collection of “about” and “upstream” communications had been criticized as a means of domestic surveillance collection by the NSA, which collects foreign communications.

“This development underscores the need for Congress to significantly reform Section 702 of FISA, which will continue to allow warrantless surveillance of Americans,” said Neema Singh Guliani, American Civil Liberties Union legislative counsel.

“While the NSA’s policy change will curb some of the most egregious abuses under the statute, it is at best a partial fix,” Guliani added.

“Congress should take steps to ensure such practices are never resurrected and end policies that permit broad, warrantless surveillance under Section 702, which is up for reauthorization at the end of the year.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Members of the violent MS-13 gang have been linked to the recent deaths of several young people on Long Island, New York.

While MS-13’s presence in some of Long Island's suburban communities is nothing new, some recent killings that are believed to be gang-affiliated have drawn nationwide attention, including from President Trump who has said the murders are linked to relaxed immigration policies of the past.

"MS-13, you know about MS-13?" the president said in a speech for the National Rifle Association Friday. "It's not pleasant for them anymore, folks, it's not pleasant for them anymore. That's a bad group. Not pleasant for MS-13 -- get them the hell out of here, right? Get 'em out."

Attorney General Jeff Sessions echoed the president's remarks in a speech he gave on gang violence near a Long Island park where the bodies of four young men were found earlier this month.

“I have a message for gang members who target young people,” Sessions said, according to ABC-owned station WABC-TV. “We are targeting you. We are going after you.”

Many killings attributed to MS-13 have been in two Long Island communities -- Brentwood and Central Islip. A map below shows just how close the locations are of where the bodies were found.

Here are several killings that took place from mid-2016 to now:

June 3, 2016: Jose Pena, 18, was a student at Brentwood High School in Suffolk County, Long Island. According to reports from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of New York, he was killed on June 3, 2016, but the remains of his body were not recovered until Oct. 17, 2016. The U.S. Attorney's Office reports that murder charges have been brought against suspects in Pena's death.

Sept. 13, 2016: Brentwood High School students Nisa Mickens, 15, and Kayla Cuevas, 16, were both killed on Sept. 13, 2016.

Sept. 16, 2016: Oscar Acosta’s body was found in an industrial area on Emjay Boulevard in Long Island on Sept. 16, 2016 according to WABC-TV. The 19-year-old had been reported missing since May 2016.

Sept. 21, 2016: Miguel Garcia Moran, 15, who had been missing since February 2016, was found dead on Sept. 21, 2016 in a wooded area in Brentwood, according to WABC-TV.

Oct. 13, 2016: Dewann A.S. Stacks, 34, was found suffering mortal injuried on American Boulevard in Long Island on Oct. 13, 2016 according to reports from WABC-TV. When officers arrived on the scene, Stacks was still alive with injuries to his head and face, but was pronounced dead later at the scene when rescue efforts were unsuccessful.

April 12, 2017: Long Island’s most recent case of alleged gang killings occurred about two weeks ago, when the bodies of Justin Livicura, 16, Michael Banegas, 18, Jefferson Villalobos, 18, and Jorge Tigre, 18 were found. According to WABC-TV, relatives say the victims were going to the park to meet with friends when they were attacked by a group carrying machetes.

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Howard County Police Department(BALTIMORE) -- Howard County police are searching for a prisoner who escaped from the Clifton T. Perkins Hospital Center on Dorsey Run Road in Jessup Friday morning, according to ABC affiliate WMAR-TV.

David Watson, 28, was being transported by the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office to the hospital, where he was scheduled for a psychological evaluation. Around 9:40 a.m., when the van was on hospital grounds, Watson escaped custody and ran into a wooded area.

He is described as a white male, 5 feet 8 inches tall and 140 pounds. Watson was last seen in the area of Dorsey Run Road and Patuxent Range Road. He was serving a sentence of more than 100 years in Delaware for attempted murder of police officers. He also faces charges in Wicomico County for attempted murder, according to officials.

Police are searching the area with patrol officers, K9 units and a police helicopter.

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AJ Calvin(MOBILE, Ala.) -- Dashcam footage showed a man walk away after he was ejected from a rollover crash on I-65 in Mobile, Alabama.

A.J. Calvin who captured the crash on video spoke to ABC News Friday about the incident. "I knew it was going to be a wreck," he said.

Calvin said he watched the incident unfold in front of him. "The green Mustang flew by at first, and I was focused on that, but then all of a sudden the white Jeep came flying up in another lane," Calvin recalled.

The footage shows the white Jeep appear to speed up an exit lane of I-65 when it suddenly clipped the back edge of another vehicle, causing the Jeep to flip and roll across multiple lanes of traffic.

"When the Jeep got in the exit-ramp lane, to me it looked like he never even hit the brakes, like he had to be turned around looking back at the Mustang or something," Calvin said.

Calvin immediately rushed to help at the scene when he noticed a man walking near the vehicle. "I saw him walking to the Jeep. I didn’t know who it was at first," Calvin said. "And then I saw blood all over him, so I said 'oh my God!'" he added when he realized it was the Jeep driver.

The driver of the car hit by the Jeep got out of her car to help an off-duty paramedic, who had apparently stopped after seeing the crash, assist a passenger in the Jeep get out of the vehicle.

"I was shocked at first that she was OK," Calvin said of the driver of the car that was hit. "But then she did the right thing and went and helped" the passenger.

The off-duty paramedic helped assess the Jeep driver and passenger's injuries.

Calvin said the passenger did not look very good. "He kept trying to get up," Calvin said. "His eyes were glazed over and he was dazed."

The Mobile Police Department did not immediately respond to a request by ABC News for information about the crash.

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Siskiyou County Sheriff(NEW YORK) -- The wife of the former Tennessee teacher who was discovered last week in a rural cabin after over a month on the run with his 15-year-old student, said that he told her that he slept with the teen.

Jill Cummins spoke out about 50-year-old Tad Cummins' alleged relationship with Elizabeth Thomas in an exclusive interview with Inside Edition, saying that she asked him, "'Did you sleep with her?' And he said, 'Yes, I did,' and so I did not want any details."

"I knew the truth, I just wanted to hear it from him," she added.

"He kept saying, 'I love you,' but I said 'I'm sorry, but I am not going to say that back,'" Jill Cummins said, adding that he begged her for forgiveness after he was taken into custody by authorities on April 20.

Tad Cummins led investigators on a cross-country journey that lasted over a month before he was arrested in Northern California, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

"It was very hard to hear his voice after all this time, not knowing if I was going to hear it again, but he told me he was sorry," Jill Cummins told Inside Edition. "He told me that he loved me and ... please forgive him."

"I told him I wouldn't be answering the phone anymore," she added.

Jill Cummins told ABC News in a previous interview that she had filed for divorce from Tad Cummins, after more than 30 years of marriage.

Tad Cummins faces charges in Siskiyou County, California, for kidnapping and possession of stolen property, according to the sheriff's office. The charges are pending review by Siskiyou County District Attorney Kirk Andrus.

In Lawrence County, Tennessee, Cummins faces charges of aggravated kidnapping and sexual contact with a minor, said Attorney General Brent Cooper.

The U.S. State Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Tennessee also filed a federal charge of transportation of a minor across state lines with intent of having criminal sexual intercourse against Cummins, said U.S. attorney Jack Smith. The charge carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10 years in prison.

The 15-year-old victim's father, Anthony Thomas, told ABC News that his daughter's appearance changed during the time she was missing.

"She had lost some weight for sure," Anthony Thomas said. "He had not been feeding her. ... She said they had been eating flowers and things."

Elizabeth is currently spending time with her family and a trauma team to help her cope and heal.

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Arkansas Department of Correction(VARMER, Ark.) -- Arkansas executed its fourth prisoner in eight days on Thursday night, within an hour of the U.S. Supreme Court denying a motion for a stay of execution.

Kenneth Williams, a 38-year-old man convicted of two murders, was scheduled to be put to death by lethal injection at 7 p.m. local time at a correctional facility in Varmer, but the execution was delayed so that the Supreme Court could resolve a handful of other cases before considering Williams' fate.

The execution comes as one of the trio of drugs it uses in lethal injections is due to expire at the end of the month.

It is not known how Arkansas will carry out future executions after the drug expires.

Williams was serving life in prison for the murder of 19-year-old Dominique Hurd when he escaped in 1999 and killed Cecil Boren. His capture resulted in another man's death, Michael Greenwood, who was killed in a vehicle crash with Williams.

"The long path of justice ended tonight and Arkansans can reflect on the last two weeks with confidence that our system of laws in this state has worked," said Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson in a statement. "Carrying out the penalty of the jury in the Kenneth Williams case was necessary. There has never been a question of guilt."

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Ted Soqui/Corbis via Getty Images(LOS ANGELES) -- John Martin, a retired ABC News national correspondent, is a public policy fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington, D.C. This is his first-person essay written for ABC News reflecting on his experiences covering the 1992 Los Angeles riots:

On that morning 25 years ago, smoke still hung in the air from the looting and fires the day before, but it seemed the nighttime curfew had worked. Streets were largely deserted, boulevards eerily quiet.

The big white stock exchange building was open but almost nobody came to trade. Universities were closed, USC postponed final exams. Workers stayed home.

As an ABC News national correspondent walking the streets with a camera crew, I spent 10 days looking for signs of revival and hope. At first, I didn’t see many.

“I don’t believe it had anything to do with Rodney King,” said a black woman in front of her looted shop. “I think it had to do with people’s greed.”

At a post office, hundreds of people lined up for Social Security checks and monthly welfare assistance.

“These are not the people who bombed and looted and destroyed the stores,” said a 20-ish black woman in a bright orange jersey. “These people,” she said, “want get their money.”

Meanwhile National Guard troops began streaming off buses. The mayor seemed relieved. “We are going to insure the safety of this city,” said Tom Bradley, a black man and former police officer. “And we are going to take back the streets.”

But what would Los Angeles do with its streets? There were 10,000 looted and burned businesses, at least 200 families homeless, food shelves empty, banks littered with ashes, a doctor’s office choked with debris.

“The evil act is done,” said Dr. Gerald Fradkoff, an internist who devoted his practice to the aged poor and low-income immigrants.

Dropping his singed paper records into a brown cardboard box, the doctor said he would try to renegotiate a low-interest loan from the Small Business Administration.

“I have to heal, the city has to heal, and we have to come back together.”

Then, suddenly, it started, we began to see a remarkable amount of effort. It was heartening.

In Hollywood, volunteers streamed along the sidewalks and in passing trucks, helping wherever they were needed to sweep and clean.

In South Central, merchants opened a makeshift store in the parking lot of a burned out supermarket, calling it “Rebuilding Starts Now.”

In the city center, 14 architects and lawyers met to plan ways to construct small shopping districts in riot areas to provide food and retail services.

“The immediate solution we’ve come up with is temporary structures that will have a lifespan of perhaps one year,” said Roland Wiley, a young black architect.

But they needed city building permits and faced a bureaucratic maze.

A white-haired white lawyer, Richard Riordan, had a solution:

“If you go to them with a concept you will get jerked around for a year or so,” said Riordan. “Go in with a set plan. I will guarantee you…we’ll get that through within a few days.”

The plan worked. (So did Riordan’s get-it-done attitude. A year later, he was elected mayor).

Meanwhile, a giant drugstore chain offered more hope.

Even though it had 19 stores looted and four burned to the ground, a Thrifty executive promised the firm would not abandon the stores that were looted.

Still, there was plenty of despair.

Richard Kim, owner of a family electronics business, found that looters had stolen 20 percent of his audio equipment and television sets. Fire had destroyed a million dollars of his inventory.

“We’re already leveraged out like a lot of businesses in the area,” he said, “We cannot take out any more loans. If the insurance does not cover it, we cannot rebuild.”

An insurance official stepped forward, surveying the shop’s damage, and said the industry would not abandon firms like Kim’s.

“The evidence is absolutely clear,” he said, “So we’re going to pay it off.”

At each step, it seemed, roadblocks were slowly melting. The city would need a lot more cooperation -- federal, state, local, and private -- but it was a start.

One day, the state sought out big national firms which had not been in the area. Would they develop South Central Los Angeles?

Gov. Pete Wilson met for three hours with a roomful of corporate executives. He emerged and said they had attached conditions to their involvement.

“They’re willing to take a certain amount on faith, but what I’m saying is that neighborhoods really have to respond or there’s an end to that faith.”

No one seemed able to assure outside corporations their businesses would not be burned and looted, least of all Paul Hudson, whose family owned a burned-out bank for 45 years.

“The governor was wrong to seek assurances,” said Hudson.

While his accountant examined records, salvage crews looked for a vault.

Hudson smiled wanly. “When you start hedging your bets and you start talking about, ‘We need assurances, we need some guarantees, we need to know somebody else is going to reinvest with us,’ all that starts to qualify the investment potential and the commitment of this community to rebuild.”

Another day, a group of bankers, black and white, toured the riot zones. Some said big corporations should disregard the risks that they can make a profit, but there was uncertainty.

A black banker, Winston Miller, wondered: “The insurance companies, how willing are they going to be to come in and commit also?”

A white savings and loan executive, Jeffrey Hobbs, seemed certain: “The large businessmen, I think, they’ll all be here and some already are.”

But when we talked to Woodley Lewis, a black businessman, he frowned. “Why would they want to come in the heart of the black community and take a chance? Because they can spend their money someplace else and the risk is not as great.”

Each business seemed to confront its own special problem.

Eric Holoman, the black owner of a restaurant chain, wanted to rebuild.

“The problem is I lease it from a white developer,” Holoman said. “I spoke to him a minute before we convened here; he says, ‘I don’t know.’”

By the time I left on May 10, the trust needed to bring business and commerce back to life was still hard to find, but those searching for it refused to give up. Two steps forward, half a step back. In those painful moments, Los Angeles, a giant metropolis, was gathering strength and getting back on its feet.

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pikepicture/iStock/Thinkstock(MIDDLETOWN, De.) -- The 26-year-old suspect who allegedly shot and killed a Delaware state trooper on Wednesday chased the officer before gunning him down, police said.

The suspect, identified as Burgon Sealy, allegedly shot 32-year-old Cpl. Stephen Ballard, and then fled to his home, where he held a 20-hour standoff with police. He was later shot and killed by
police after he emerged carrying a weapon, ABC affiliate WPVI reported.

Here is a timeline of how the standoff unfolded:


Around 10 a.m.

Ballard observed what police described as a suspicious vehicle in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store in Bear, Delaware on the Pulaski Highway. In a press conference Thursday, state police
said that they think Ballard "had a reason to stop" the red Dodge Charger and that it could have been "drug involvement."

The trooper, dressed in full uniform, made contact with both the driver and the passenger, who showed their IDs, police said. When Ballard walked to the passenger side of the car, he asked Sealy to
step out of the vehicle, and a struggle ensued.

Sealy allegedly removed a firearm from his waistband and pursued Ballard in the parking lot. Ballard tried to take cover behind a parked vehicle, but when he fell, Sealy allegedly fired several
rounds at him, striking him.

The driver of the car stayed on the scene until more troopers arrived and was taken into custody without incident. He was later released.

Ballard was treated on the scene and transported to a local hospital.

Around 3 p.m.

All schools in the Appoquinimink School District in the Middletown, Delaware area are placed on lockdown amid the search for Sealy.

Around 4:45 p.m.

State police announce at a press conference that Ballard has succumbed to his injuries and that Sealy had barricaded himself in his home on St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm development.

After he fled, Sealy had contacted family members to inform them that he had shot the trooper, police said. The family members then contacted law enforcement, who traced Sealy to his home.

Sealy fired several rounds at police officers. Residents in the area were evacuated due to the gunfire.

Hostage negotiators on the scene attempted to get information from the suspect and to obtain a "peaceful resolution," police said.

7:32 p.m.

Delaware Gov. John Carney announced that U.S. and state flags will be flown at half-staff in Ballard's honor.

8:22 p.m.

Sealy stopped making contact with police on the scene, who set up an explosive charge on the residence. Authorities did not enter the home but continued attempts to make contact with Sealy to
persuade him to surrender.

9:35 p.m.

Police identify Ballard as the trooper who was killed. He was an eight-year veteran of the Delaware State Police, police said.


4 a.m.

Sealy allegedly began firing at officers again, and authorities continued to try to negotiate with him. The Odessa Fire Company had opened its facility to temporarily house the residents in the
area who had been evacuated.

9:17 a.m.

Sealy exited the home with a weapon, according to officials. He was then shot by law enforcement.

9:29 a.m.

Sealy is pronounced dead on the scene. About 25 minutes later, police confirm to ABC News that the standoff is over.

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Lulu & Leo Fund(NEW YORK) -- The parents of two children allegedly killed by their nanny inside their New York City home in 2012 have penned new essays opening up about their grief and their journey to recovery.

Marina Krim, who walked in the family's Upper West Side apartment on that otherwise ordinary afternoon to find her children Lulu, 6, and Leo, 2, dead in a bathtub, said that in the weeks following Lulu and Leo's deaths, she noticed “magical things happened," describing her senses as “being awakened.”

3 takeaways from Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg's new book on grief, 'Option B'

“I noticed a piece of street art on a construction site -- a stencil of a young boy holding a sign filled with colorful hearts. I instantly connected him to Leo,” Krim wrote in her new essay. “I felt that maybe the universe was trying to tell me something, that it was helping me to realize that there was a beautiful 'new' relationship waiting to be developed with Lulu and Leo.”

Krim was coming home from taking her then-3-year-old daughter, Nessie, to a swim class when she discovered her other children dead. Their nanny, Yoselyn Ortega, was charged with their murders and is awaiting trial. She has pleaded not guilty. Her next scheduled court appearance is May 18.

Ortega, a naturalized U.S. citizen who was born in the Dominican Republic, worked for the Krim family for two years and had been referred to them by another family, New York Police Department officials said at a 2012 press conference.

Krim’s husband, Kevin Krim, wrote in a separate essay that it was Nessie, now 8, who helped him move forward in the immediate aftermath of Lulu and Leo’s deaths.

“When you wake up the first morning to a new and terrible world, what do you do? I didn’t feel like I’d ever want to do anything ever again,” Kevin Krim wrote. “But then little Nessie, our surviving child who was not yet 4 years old, looked at me and said, 'Daddy, I’m hungry.' And I knew I had to take care of her and Marina.”

The Krims wrote the essays for Option B, a website on adversity and resilience started by Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg, whose husband, Dave Goldberg, died unexpectedly in 2015. The website takes its name from a new book on grief written by Sandberg and psychologist Adam Grant.

"Expressions of creativity continue to help us heal, rebuild, and thrive. In part, writing our stories for Option B was a natural way for us to not only remember Lulu and Leo and talk about Choose Creativity, but also help others survive and thrive in the face of adversity," the Krims said in a statement to ABC News. "We would have been happy to help simply because Sheryl and Adam are kind, thoughtful, and generous people and friends. We are also grateful to contribute to a well-researched and written book about the subjects we are asked about so often. It's a critical resource that everyone should read."

Marina Krim described other instances -- including hearing the theme song from “Peanuts” and receiving, with Nessie, a compliment from a stranger -- as being signs from Lulu and Leo.

“They showed me that there was still a way to connect with them,” she wrote. “It was an approach inspired by who they were and what they loved. It required creativity, always an important influence in my life.”

Marina Krim also explained why, on the first Mother's Day after her children's death, she decorated a wall in the family’s apartment with sand dollars she and Lulu had collected together from the beach on the first Mother’s Day after her children’s death.

“It was a simple way to express myself, feel present, and connect with Lulu and Leo on a really tough day,” she wrote.

The Krims have since had two more children, Felix, 3, and Linus, 1, and returned to New York City after embarking on a cross-country trip with Nessie in an RV.

Kevin Krim described the couple’s three living children as “genetically and spiritually half Lulu and half Leo.”

Both Marina and Kevin Krim wrote that the creativity that helped them in their healing inspired them to found The Lulu & Leo Fund and Choose Creativity, an organization that offers parents and schools a creativity curriculum based on 10 principles of creativity "that can help anyone thrive and build resiliency in all facets of their lives," according to its website.

“Marina and I shared the creative impulse to do something constructive in the face of the destructive effects of violence,” Kevin Krim wrote. “We started the Lulu & Leo Fund in those early days to honor their creative, too-brief lives.”

Sheryl Sandberg is a member of the board of The Walt Disney Company, the parent company of ABC News.

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napatcha/iStock/Thinkstock(FRESNO, Ca.) -- Kori Ali Muhammad was charged Wednesday with three counts of first-degree murder in what prosecutors have described as a racially motivated shooting spree.

Muhammad, 39, is accused of going on a rampage that left three people dead in downtown Fresno, California, on April 18. His arraignment on the three murders, which was scheduled for today, has been
delayed until May 12 for a psychological evaluation, according to ABC-owned station KFSN-TV

Prosecutors said Muhammad was also charged Wednesday with three counts of attempted murder for the individuals he shot at but didn't hit, one count of shooting at an occupied vehicle and one count
of possession of a firearm, according to a press release from the Fresno County District Attorney's Office.

According to ABC-owned station KGO-TV, police said Muhammad told investigators he wanted to kill as many white people as possible, laughing as he explained his actions.

"Kori Muhammad is not a terrorist, but he is a racist," Fresno Police Dept. Chief Jerry Dyer said, KGO-TV reported.

The victims of the April 18 shooting rampage have been identified as 37-year-old Mark Gassett, 34-year-old Zackary Randalls and 58-year-old David Jackson.

Muhammad is separately charged in the murder of a security guard outside a motel on April 13, as well as the attempted murder of another security guard that same day. He fled the scene afterward,
police said. Once Muhammad learned he was wanted for murder, he told investigators, he decided to go on the April 18 shooting spree.

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ABC News(SAN DIEGO) -- SeaWorld San Diego welcomed an unexpected furry addition early Wednesday morning after rescue teams took in the sea lion pup's sick mother Tuesday afternoon.

Kevin Robinson, a member of SeaWorld's animal care team, and Dr. Kelsey Herrick, a SeaWorld veterinarian, showed off the sea lion pup on Facebook Live just hours after her birth.

When the team of doctors arrived Wednesday morning to check on the sea lion they rescued in Oceanside, they discovered a new addition in the pen where they'd left her.

"This little gem was just hanging out in the pen with mom," Robinson said. "Right now because the mom is so sick she's not doing a great job of being a mom, she's just very tired and not attentive to the care of this animal."

Doctors took x-rays, and examined the pup's heart and lungs.

In an interview with ABC News, SeaWorld's Director of Communications David Koontz said the infant sea lion was born a couple weeks premature and is about 10 pounds, which he said is a good size for her condition.

Koontz confirmed that the mother sea lion exhibited symptoms of domoic acid toxicity, an ocean algae bloom that creates a neurological toxin, which can be treated with lots of hydration.

"She was lethargic and had poor motor skills upon initial assessment," Koontz said of the mother. "It's still early in the process, but our team is to trying to get the toxicity flushed out with lots of hydration."

Until the mother's health improves, the team will act as the pup's caregiver to keep her warm, hydrated and fed. Using a special stomach tube, they feed her sea lion baby milk formula and electrolytes that will give the pup energy and hydration. Overall, the pup has shown improved signs of energy with care and the team is hopeful that the mother could get better in a few days.

"Our goal is to help get mom healthy so that we have the opportunity to get mom and her pup back together," Koontz said.

The pair will bond once the mom regains her health and she will raise the pup from that point on.

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artolympic/iStock/Thinkstock(MIDDLETOWN, Del.) -- The suspect in Wednesday's fatal shooting of a Delaware state trooper was shot and killed Thursday after an hours-long standoff with authorities, according to the Delaware State Police.

Various police agencies had surrounded the evacuated area in Middletown where the suspect barricaded himself in a residence on St. Michaels Drive in the Brick Mill Farm development.

Police identified him as Burgon Sealy, 26. After he fled the scene of the shooting at the Wawa convenience store in Bear, Delaware, he contacted family members to say he had shot the trooper, police said in a news conference this afternoon.

The family members then contacted law enforcement, who tracked Sealy to his home.

Earlier Thursday morning, authorities managed to breach numerous windows with explosives but had not yet entered the home. Officers were attempting to make contact with the suspect and were continuing to attempt to persuade him to surrender, state police said.

The armed suspect, believed to have been inside the residence alone, fired more rounds on authorities Thursday around 4 a.m. ET, according to state police. There were no reported injuries.

The suspect exited the residence at 9:17 a.m. ET and "engaged police," officials said. He was then shot by law enforcement and pronounced dead at the scene at 9:29 a.m. ET, state police said.

Residents in the area remain evacuated. The Odessa Fire Company has opened its facility to temporarily house the evacuated residents.

The standoff stemmed from Wednesday's shooting that claimed the life of Cpl. Stephen Ballard, an eight-year veteran of the Delaware State Police.

Around 10 a.m. ET Wednesday, Ballard observed a vehicle in the parking lot of a Wawa convenience store in Bear, Delaware. When the trooper made contact with its occupants, a struggle ensued, state police said.

One of the two unnamed suspects then exited the vehicle and fired several rounds at the trooper, striking him. Ballard, 32, was treated at the scene and transported to a hospital, where he later died from his injuries, according to state police.

The investigation into the fatal shooting is ongoing.

One of the suspects was taken into custody without incident. The second suspect fled on foot before additional troopers arrived and had since barricaded himself in the residence, state police said.

The suspect refused orders to surrender while continuing to fire at police officers.

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