Motorcyclists Pull Driver from Car in NYC, Beat Him After Collision

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_cc2b7c475f.jpgDaphne Avalon/YouTube (NEW YORK) -- A group of motorcyclists riding in New York City on Sunday chased and then attacked the driver of an SUV after he collided into a biker, while one biker filmed the entire confrontation, police said Monday. The 33-year-old driver of a Range Rover was driving north on Manhattan's West Side Highway with his wife and 2-year-old child around 2 p.m. when he found himself surrounded by a group of motorcyclists, police said.

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Teen Says Father Shielded Her as Rock Slide Killed Him, Four Others

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_65e9cf01e0.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (file photo) (BUENA VISTA, Colo.) -- A 13-year-old girl, the lone survivor of a rock slide that killed five people in Colorado, said her father used his body as a shield to protect her when the rocks came crashing down. The teen, identified as Gracie Johnson, was airlifted to a Denver hospital with a broken leg after the Monday morning slide sent 100-ton boulders onto a viewing area at Agnes Vaille falls.

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Deaths of Granite Mountain Hotshots Expose Fight over Airtankers

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-10_251b0b174f.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) --The tragedy of the Granite Mountain Hotshots has renewed attention to the dwindling federal resources to fight a growing number of forest fires, even though an independent investigation found no one to blame in the deaths of 19 Arizona wildland firefighters last June.

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NY Deacon Removed from Church Following Abuse Allegations

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_e00237c561.jpgholynameofmary.org (NEW YORK) -- The Archdiocese of New York has removed a deacon from the church over allegations that he abused minors. Albert Mazza was removed from the Holy Name of Mary Parish in Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y., after an investigation by police revealed that there was evidence he had allegedly abused minors, according to a statement from church officials.

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Couple in Baby Veronica Case Want Legal Fee Help

b_250_0_16777215_00_images_obgrabber_2013-09_8320125d58.jpgiStock/Thinkstock (NEW YORK) -- The adoptive parents at the center of the custody battle over baby Veronica are asking that the child's biological father and the Cherokee Nation pay the couple's legal expenses. The long custody battle between Matt and Melanie Capobianco, and Veronica's birth father, Dustin Brown, centered around the Indian Child Welfare Act and raged on for more than two years before finally coming to a tentative close earlier this week when Veronica was returned to the Capobiancos' care.

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