MLB umpire in town for a game saves woman’s life in Pittsburgh

An MLB umpire who was simply in town to work a baseball game this week ended up saving a life.

John Tumpane, an official for the current Pittsburgh Pirates vs. Tampa Bay Rays series, was crossing Pittsburgh’s Roberto Clemente Bridge around 3 p.m. on Wednesday when he saw a woman climb over the bridge’s railing.

“Obviously, that grabbed my attention,” the 34-year-old explained in an interview prior to Wednesday night’s game.

The woman reportedly told Tumpane she wanted to get a better view of the city from that side of the bridge, but he could tell something else was going through her mind.

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FBI releases never-before-seen photos from 9/11 investigation

The FBI has recently made public several photos from the investigation inside the Pentagon after the attacks of September 11, 2001.

The images, posted to the FBI’s records vault, give a new look into the destruction seen firsthand by emergency personnel responding to the attack.

American Airlines Flight 77 was hijacked and flown into the western wall of the Pentagon on the morning of September 11, in coordination with the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City less than an hour earlier, and followed by the crashing of Flight 93 in Shanksville, Pennsylvania.

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Fans and impersonators celebrate Elvis in 25th annual festival

Elvis Presley may be gone, but his music and spirit live on — especially at the Parkes Elvis Festival, an impressive gathering to honor the artist in Parkes, Australia each year.

The small town west of Sydney hosts the unique festival, which generally runs for five days in January to coincide with Presley’s birthday. Fans flock to honor the King of Rock and Roll with tribute performances, lookalike contests and rugby games.

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President Obama’s final year in the White House

President Barack Obama has called 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home for the past eight years, and 2016 has been a year full of lasts for him — his last State of the Union, his last Medals of Freedom, his last turkey pardoning. He spent also a lot of time traveling, becoming the first sitting president to visit both Hiroshima and Cuba (since 1928).

On November 10, Obama met with President-elect Donald Trump at the White House, beginning the transition of power.

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Scenes from the final week along the campaign trail

After a long and hard-fought battle, Election Day 2016 is here — likely a relief for the candidates, their campaigns and citizens across the country.

As national polls showed the candidates’ numbers getting closer and closer in the last week, both Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton amped up their campaigning. Notable names like Katy Perry and Steve Aoki stepped out for Clinton, while Trump and the Secret Service faced a brief scare in Nevada and a final FBI investigation into Clinton’s emails was closed.

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(Photo by Melina Mara/The Washington Post via Getty Images)

The best photos from the 2016 election year

Bernie Sanders and his bird. Khizr Khan’s pocket Constitution at the DNC. Questionable photoshopping of Ted Cruz. The past 10 months of this election year have certainly provided us with plenty of memorable moments.

Now, we’re down to the final hours of the election. By the end of the night, the country will have a new president-elect, likely either Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, who represent the two major political parties.

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(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

How did newspapers cover the attacks of September 11, 2001?

The entire world seemed to be watching as the events of September 11, 2001 unfolded — first the attacks on the World Trade Center, then the Pentagon, then the crash of United Airlines Flight 93 in rural Pennsylvania. It was a day full of ongoing horror that was covered in the media unlike any day before it.

After the initial shock of the day’s events wore off, people began demanding answers: How did this happen? How many were killed? Now what?

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Looking back: 15 iconic images from 9/11 and its aftermath

Fifteen years have passed since the attacks of September 11, 2001 killed nearly 3,000 people and forever altered the world as we knew it.

From the instant President George W. Bush was informed of the attacks to the raising of the American flag by firefighters among ground zero’s wreckage, photographers were there to document what had in an instant become one of the most important days in history.

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(Photo by Alexandre Fuchs/AP)

What the Islamic State leaves behind in abandoned strongholds

Armies around the world are continually making strides against the Islamic State, forcing the group out of their strongholds located around Iraq and Syria — but what is left behind once the extremists are gone?

A look into the abandoned buildings, which include schools and prisons, give a chilling glimpse at what may have gone on within their confines.

(Photo via REUTERS/Rodi Said)