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  • Mom accused of leaving child in car while getting hair done, charged with murder

    ATLANTA, Ga. — There are no words to adequately describe how Carolyn Jewell and others feel after hearing the disturbing news of a hot car death involving 1-year-old Skylar Fowler. “It’s beyond disturbing, it’s beyond disturbing,” Jewell said. “I mean it breaks my heart. You have a child who will never grow up, never see life because of something so irresponsible. It’s heart breaking.” Dijanelle Fowler, 25, faces charges of second degree murder, cruelty to children and concealing a death […]

  • Florida teens who recorded drowning man will not be charged in his death

    COCOA, Fla. — A group of Florida teens who taunted a drowning man while filming his death from afar will not be criminally charged, according to police. In the more than two-minute long video, the five boys — who are between the ages of 14 and 16 — can be heard laughing as the man struggles to stay afloat, police say, in a pond near his family’s home in Cocoa, Fla. WARNING: Portions of the video are disturbing; viewer discretion […]

  • Earthquake off Greek and Turkish coasts kills two tourists

    A 6.7 magnitude earthquake rocked the Greek Island of Kos in the early hours of Friday, killing at least two people and injuring scores more, officials say. Mayor George Kyritsis told CNN Greece that at least two people — a Swedish and a Turkish national — have died. The quake’s epicenter was just 16.2 kilometers (10.1 miles) east-northeast of Kos, in the sea between Greece and Turkey, the US Geological Survey said. At least five people on Kos were seriously […]

  • Elon Musk says he has ‘verbal approval’ to build New York-DC hyperloop

    New York to DC in half an hour. Elon Musk — the serial entrepreneur who heads Tesla, SpaceX and now The Boring Company — says he “just received verbal [government] approval” to build a new underground hyperloop network that can shuttle commuters between the two cities, about 230 miles apart, in 29 minutes. He made the announcement on Twitter, declaring his new super-fast transportation network will also have stops in Philadelphia and Baltimore, as well as “up to a dozen […]

  • O.J. Simpson asks Nevada parole board for early release

    LOVELOCK, Nev. — O.J. Simpson is appearing before a parole board in Nevada on Thursday in a hearing that will decide whether one of America’s most notorious prisoners will be released. “Juice,” as he was known in his heyday, is nine years into a nine-to-33-year sentence after being convicted in a 2007 kidnapping and armed robbery at a Las Vegas hotel. But Simpson is best known for his infamous 1995 acquittal in the grisly slayings of his ex-wife Nicole Brown […]

  • Trump says he wouldn’t have picked Sessions if he knew he’d recuse himself

    WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump said in an interview published Wednesday that he would not have chosen Jeff Sessions to be his attorney general had he known Sessions would recuse himself over matters related to the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump’s remarks, in a 50-minute interview with The New York Times, represent an extraordinary rebuke from the President toward the nation’s top law enforcement official who happens to be one of his earliest political allies. “Jeff Sessions takes the job, gets […]

  • Parents who ‘gifted’ their daughters to man convicted of rape get jail time

    The Pennsylvania parents who “gifted” six of their daughters to one man were sentenced to up to seven years in prison Tuesday, according to the Bucks County District Attorney. Savilla Stoltzfus, 43, and Daniel Stoltzfus, 44, formerly members of the Amish community, allowed Lee Kaplan, 51, to live with and have sex with six of their nine daughters in return for financial support, according to prosecutors. The daughters are now age 9 to 19. The Stoltzfuses entered pleas in April […]

  • Arizona woman returns home, finds naked stranger cooking food

    PEORIA, Ariz. — A woman claimed she went to the wrong house after she was arrested for cooking naked and stealing items from a stranger’s home in Peoria, according to KTVK. According to police, Stacy Horton-Garcia went into a house through an unlocked door in the area of 91st Avenue and Peoria Avenue around 3 p.m. on July 11. She wanted to steal the homeowner’s clothes from his closet, authorities said. A surveillance picture captured her cooking food naked inside the […]

  • Frozen remains of couple missing 75 years found in glacier

    A Swiss couple who disappeared from their farm in the Alps during World War II have finally been found, 75 years later, mummified in a glacier. Marcelin, 40, and Francine, 37, Dumoulin went missing on Aug. 15, 1942, after leaving to milk their cows in a meadow near their home. They never returned to their family, including their six children. A worker found the frozen bodies of a man and a woman last week during routine maintenance. The corpses were […]

  • Family releases last text of teen electrocuted in bathtub while charging phone

    LUBBOCK, Texas — As she often did, 14-year-old Madison Coe ran a bath to unwind before bed. She took her phone into the bathroom and was careful to keep it dry as it charged, laying its power cords on a towel. Madison snapped a photo of her setup and sent it to a friend with the message, “When you use (an) extension cord so you can plug your phone in while you’re in the bath.” It was the last time […]