Lisa Wiltse/Corbis via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Yankees may have beat the Red Sox Tuesday night, but one die-hard fan of the Bronx Bombers almost blew it.

Andrew Fox of New Castle, Pennsylvania was in Center Field in Section 228 with his girlfriend Heather Terwilliger, when, during the fifth inning of the game, he dropped to one knee to propose.

When the couple appeared on the stadium scoreboard, which Fox had arranged, people began cheering.

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And that’s when he dropped the ring.

No worries, though. In a fine example of Yankee pride, the crowd around them began frantically searching for the ring. And fortunately, they soon found it — it had fallen into the cuff of Terwilliger’s jeans.

Fox got back down on his knee and a teary-eyed Terwilliger said yes.

The icing on the cake? The Yankees beat the Red Sox, ending their eleven-game winning streak.

MLB has posted videos from the incident, which social media quickly dubbed #RingGate, on their Facebook page.

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Former college soccer coach Oral “Nick” Hillary was found not guilty Wednesday in the murder of Garrett Phillips, the 12-year-old son of his ex-girlfriend.

The decision was made by Judge Felix Catena. Hillary had waived the jury and requested a bench trial.

Garrett’s younger brother, Aaron, burst into tears after the judge announced his decision, while Garrett’s mother, Tandy Cyrus, cried softly. Hillary embraced his attorneys and left the courtroom shortly after the decision was announced.

Garrett had just begun the sixth grade when he was found unresponsive in his Potsdam home in October 2011. Cyrus had dated Hillary for about one year, and the two broke up months before Garrett’s death.

Hillary was arrested several years after Garrett’s death and the case went to trial this September in Canton, New York, a town about 10 miles from Potsdam.

Hillary told ABC News’ Elizabeth Vargas earlier this year, before the trial began, that he’s innocent.

“I have absolutely nothing to do with what has happened to Garrett,” Hillary said. “Why would I even want to hurt a child after having worked with kids for over two decades? It just blows my mind.”

This story is developing. Check back for updates.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) — The father of New York and New Jersey bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami told ABC News that his wife and one of his other sons have been detained in Afghanistan, after being pulled off a flight in Dubai and questioned for 16 hours by authorities there.

In his first in-depth broadcast interview, Mohammad Rahami said his wife, Najiba, and son, Qassim, were trying to return to the U.S. when they were held in the United Arab Emirates and eventually sent to Kabul.

“Why send my son back to Afghanistan? He is a U.S. citizen. You have any questions? Bring him home, [don’t] send him to a different country,” Mohammad Rahami said of Qassim.

The elder Rahami denied that anyone in his family, including Qassim, had anything to do with Ahmad’s alleged bombings in New York and New Jersey on Sept. 17 that injured 29 people.

Mohammad Rahami, whose family is originally from Afghanistan but lived in New Jersey, said that he hadn’t spoken with Ahmad since a falling out in May. But he knew that in the months before the attack, his son had become secretive, changed the lock on his bedroom door and became extremely angry when a young relative once tried to enter without permission.

Ahmad’s wife left the U.S. in June — for dental work in Afghanistan, according to Mohammad — and that’s when a criminal complaint says Ahmad began buying bomb components. Mohammad said that also appears to be when Ahmad started to grow out his beard.

“He did everything by himself. He buy everything by himself — order, online, he did [it] by himself,” Mohammad said.

After the bombing, Mohammad said it was the FBI that told him his son was the suspect.

Though Mohammad said he was “shocked” at the news, he also responded by telling agents, “This is [a] stupid son.”

In light of the bombing, Mohammad described Ahmad as “not a human being… not a Muslim.”

“If you’re Muslim, you respect your father. If you’re Muslim, you respect religion. If you’re Muslim, you respect your country,” Mohammad said.

Mohammad said that as far back as 2011 he was concerned his son may have fallen in with the “wrong kind of people” during a trip to Pakistan. Mohammad said his brother, who lived in Pakistan, warned him about suspicious characters Ahmad may have been in contact with, but neither Mohammad nor his brother knew exactly who the people were.

When Ahmad was back in the U.S. the next year, Mohammad said he caught him watching disturbing jihadist videos online. Mohammad kicked him out over it.

“I said, ‘Listen, if you watch this video in my home, please leave my house,'” Mohammad said.

A U.S. official previously told ABC News that Ahmad returned to Pakistan and Afghanistan in 2013 and stayed for nearly a year before coming back to the U.S. in 2014.

It was after his return in 2014 that Mohammad called the FBI on his son after a domestic dispute. Mohammad said he told federal agents they needed to “watch this guy” and that Ahmad was “not a normal person.”

The FBI said last week they looked into Ahmad at the time and found no terror ties. Law enforcement officials also alleged that Mohammad had called the FBI back and recanted some of his statements about Ahmad.

In the interview with ABC News Tuesday, Mohammad said that’s not true and that he never recanted.

“No. It’s 100 percent wrong,” Mohammad said. “They [did] not do their job.”

Mohammad said FBI agents were the ones to tell him that Ahmad was not a terrorist in 2014. “I said, ‘Thank you, God, that’s very good,'” Mohammad said.

Coincidentally, Mohammad said the FBI agent with whom he interacted in 2014 was present when Ahmad was shot and captured last week.

Just hours before Mohammad’s interview with ABC News Tuesday, FBI Director James Comey responded to a question in a Senate committee hearing about Mohammad allegedly telling the FBI that Ahmad was a “terrorist” by saying that those “facts are wrong about what [Ahmad’s] father told the FBI.”

“But there as well, we will go back and scrub our prior contact with that matter very, very carefully,” Comey said.

Comey said it did not appear that the suspect had acted as part of a terror cell. Federal agents said, however, they’re looking closely at some of the radical social media posts shared by one of Ahmad’s sisters who lives in Pakistan. Mohammad was surprised when he saw what was on a Facebook page that appeared to belong to his daughter and said he did not believe it could be hers because she’s “a really good person.”

“No, no. She’s never part of that thing,” Mohammad said.

The bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami, 28, is still being treated in a hospital in New Jersey for serious gunshot wounds he purportedly sustained in a shootout with police.

Mohammad told ABC News he spoke with Ahmad’s doctor Monday, who told him Ahmad was suffering from some infections. Mohammad said he was not told if his son was expected to survive.

Ahmad has been charged with a litany of crimes related to the bombing — in which 29 people were injured — and the police shootout. When asked about the possibility that his son could spend the rest of his life in prison, should he pull through, Mohammad said that it is all in Allah’s hands.

“He needs a trial, that’s what he wanted,” Mohammad Rahami said. “I told him, ‘If you do wrong, you’re going to receive bad [things].’ He didn’t listen to me.”

Mohammad also told ABC News he wanted to apologize to the victims of his son’s purported bombing.

“I say to everybody, ‘I’m sorry, forgive me,'” he said. “I don’t have any connection [to the bombing] but I still say, ‘I’m sorry.'”

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iStock/Thinkstock(SANTA CLARA, Calif.) — Heat and dry conditions are stoking a fast-moving wildfire in California that has burned more than 2,000 acres in just over a day, at times sending flames shooting 100 feet up into the air.

Evacuations remained underway for hundreds of residents near California’s Santa Cruz Mountains Tuesday as firefighters continued to battle the blaze.

The fire, which started Monday around 3 p.m., had scorched more than 2,250 acres and was 10 percent contained, according to the Cal Fire Santa Clara Unit.

At least one home has been destroyed and another damaged, in addition to at least six smaller structures.

“We grabbed a few days’ worth of clothes and that’s all we’ve got,” resident Mike Cecere said.

Record-breaking, triple-digit heat in addition to California’s drought helped fuel the blaze, driving it from just a spark to more than 3.5 square miles of scorched land in barely more than 24 hours. More than 500 firefighters were working around the clock to contain it.

“After dark, as we’re fighting fire in unfamiliar terrain — with obviously dangers of the fire itself and the movement of the fire — it definitely presents a considerable amount of danger to us, you know, besides just that firefighting aspect,” Capt. Christopher Salcido told ABC News affiliate ABC7 News in San Francisco.

Cal Fire said that 300 structures were threatened, and announced mandatory evacuations for several nearby communities. The National Weather Service radar station was forced to shutter after flames started lapping near the building.

One firefighter was reportedly injured and Cal Fire said that one home had been destroyed in addition to a structure.

“I’m a little nervous,” Mary Lindsay told SFGate.com. “I can see all the smoke billowing up from the fire.”

The fire’s cause remained under investigation.

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iStock/Thinkstock(EL CAJON, Calif.) — Police in El Cajon, California shot and killed an unidentified black man Tuesday afternoon, sparking protests.

Police said they received a call from the man’s sister saying he was “not acting like himself,” walking in traffic and endangering himself and motorists.

Two officers approached the man and instructed him to take his hand out of his pants pocket, police said.

The man did not respond to the instructions and at one point “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” police said.

At that point, one officer discharged a taser while the other officer shot the man several times with his firearm. The man was transported to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.

A witness to the shooting provided a cellphone video that police say supports their version of events. The video has not yet been released.

El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis vowed a thorough investigation.

“This will be transparent,” he said. “This will be looked at by multiple sets of eyes, and not just ours.”

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Hemera/Thinkstock(DOVER, Del.) — Dale Earnhardt Jr., who’s missed NASCAR action over the past couple of months due to a concussion, will make an appearance at this weekend’s race at Dover International Speedway, though he won’t be behind the wheel of his No. 88 car.

Earnhardt Jr. says he will sit in the No. 88 pit box and observe the Sprint Cup Series’ Citizen Soldier 400 as Jeff Gordon again fills in for him.

“It’s going to be kind of different, tough, maybe not a ton of fun,” Earnhardt Jr. said on The Dale Jr. Download podcast this week, according to NASCAR.com. “It’s a bit weird to be not in the car but at the track when you’re a driver. You don’t know what to do with yourself. But I’m going to try to support the guys and maybe learn a thing or two.”

Earnhardt Jr. also discussed his progress in recovering from the concussion. It’s believed he suffered the concussion during a crash at Michigan International Speedway in June.

“[I]t’s getting better,” he said. “My doctors talk about getting me back to where I can be a normal person, and then there’s getting me back to being a race car driver. I’m almost back…to being a normal, functioning person with no issues. To become that guy I need to be inside the car, we really have to train my senses to be perfect.”

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iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — Here are the latest scores and winners:

INTERLEAGUE

Texas 6, Milwaukee 4

AMERICAN LEAGUE

L.A. Angels 8, Oakland 1
N-Y Yankees 6, Boston 4
Toronto 5, Baltimore 1
Detroit 12, Cleveland 0
Kansas City 4, Minnesota 3, 11 Innings
Houston 8, Seattle 4
Chi White Sox 13, Tampa Bay 6

NATIONAL LEAGUE

Atlanta 7, Philadelphia 6
San Diego 7, L.A. Dodgers 1
San Francisco 12, Colorado 3
Washington 4, Arizona 2
Chi Cubs 6, Pittsburgh 4
N-Y Mets 12, Miami 1
St. Louis 12, Cincinnati 5

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ABC News(EL CAJON) — Protesters gathered in El Cajon, California after police shot and killed an unidentified black man Tuesday afternoon.

Police said they received calls of a man “not acting like himself,” walking in traffic and endangering himself and motorists.

Two officers approached the man and instructed him to take his hand out of his pants pocket, police said. The man did not respond to the instructions and at one point “rapidly drew an object from his front pants pocket, placed both hands together and extended them rapidly toward the officer taking up what appeared to be a shooting stance,” police said.

At that point, one officer discharged a taser while the other officer shot the man several times with his firearm. The man was transported to a hospital where he later died.

A witness to the shooting provided police with cellphone video that police say supports their version of events. The video has not yet been released.

Dozens of protesters gathered at the scene of the shooting, according to KGTV, a local ABC affiliate.

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Sean Rayford/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — A suspicious package was found at the headquarters of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Tuesday — days after a black man was killed by police, sparking violent protests.

Police said an employee in the mail room noticed the package and bomb-sniffing dogs were brought in to investigate.

According to Capt. Mike Campagna, the bomb squad removed the package using a robot and was trying to determine if it was dangerous.

No threat accompanied the package.

Further information was not immediately available.

Keith Lamont Scott was shot and killed by police at an apartment complex on Sept. 20.

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Courtesy Melissa Barvels(NEW YORK) — One 8-year-old has penned a hilarious, and brutally honest, how-to-guide for surviving third grade.

Christopher Bannon, of Staten Island, New York, wrote the guide, simply titled “How to Survive 3rd Grade,” for a school assignment, according to his mom, Melissa Barvels.

Christopher and his third grade classmates were assigned to write their own survival guides after reading “Amelia’s School Survival Guide” by Marissa Moss.

Christopher’s tips for third graders include everything from the obvious – “Always work quietly or else” and “Do not forget your homework” – to the very specific.

“Do not lay down in the meeting area,” Christopher wrote. “Trust me I have tried it is not as comfortable as it looks.”

When Christopher brought his survival guide home, his mom found it so funny she shared it on Facebook. Christopher told his mom he got a similar reaction from his classmates and teachers.

“He said when he read it aloud his teachers and friends were laughing,” Barvels told ABC News. “He really wanted me to read it and he was really proud of it.”

Barvels, who described her son as “very witty,” said she was particularly impressed by how spot-on the tips were, especially coming from an 8-year-old.

“Look good on picture day because if you do not it is not going to look so good as a magnet on your refrigerator door,” Christopher wrote.

Another spot-on tip?

“Pick your groups wisely because there is no turning back once you get a paper,” he wrote.

“I guess he has to deal with that all the time,” Barvels said.

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