Human remains found in the Bridger-Teton National Forest in western Wyoming have been confirmed as those of the 22-year-old woman who went missing on a cross-country trip.Cause of death is pending »
A Republican official in Arizona resigned Tuesday from the board overseeing Maricopa County after a recording emerged of him criticizing his GOP colleagues for opposing a review of the 2020 election. During the meeting recorded surreptitiously last March, Supervisor Steve Chucri suggested two fellow Republican county supervisors opposed the review by Senate Republicans because they nearly lost their own 2020 races. Chucri apologized in a statement announcing his resignation and said he shouldn't have made the comments, adding “the political landscape has changed for the worst this year.
Florida authorities searching for the boyfriend of Gabby Petito said Tuesday that someone bearing his likeness was caught on a deer camera hiking through the wilderness. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office said it is looking into reports that Brian Laundrie was spotted in the area. The announcement follows a Facebook post on Monday by a user who claimed he saw a man resembling Laundrie carrying a backpack around 6:17 a.m. in Baker, Florida, about 500 miles away from Laundrie's home in North Port.
The last text Gabby Petito sent before she went missing while road-tripping across the U.S. with her fiancé set off alarm bells for her mother, who became fearful for the 22-year-old's safety after receiving the “odd” message. That's according to a newly-unsealed search warrant giving North Port, Florida, police permission to search a hard drive investigators found in Petito's white van, which she and Brian Laundrie, 23, had been using to tour the country's national parks. The text message read, 'Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,'” the warrant states.
A sheriff said no charges will be filed against a South Carolina father whose 20-month-old boys died from heat after he forgot to drop them off at daycare and left them in his vehicle because he was under intense pressure at work. Watching investigators interview the father was one of the most heartbreaking things Richland County Sheriff Leon Lott said he has seen in his 46 years in law enforcement. Brycen and Brayden McDaniel died from exposure to the heat as temperatures inside the SUV reached 120 degrees Fahrenheit (49 degrees Celsius) on a muggy late summer day, Richland County Coroner Nadia Rutherford said.
When President Joe Biden moved into the White House in January, a new book reports, he found his new home somewhat cold — with unusual remnants of Donald Trump's presidency. Peril, by the Washington Post's Bob Woodward and Robert Costa, contains headline-making reporting on the fraught final days of Trump's administration. "Trump's existence permeated the White House," the Peril authors write, according to an ABC News report.
California is located in a hot-zone of fault lines that can rupture without warning. Parts of the San Andreas fault have not ruptured in over 200 years, meaning it's overdue for a high-magnitude earthquake commonly referred to as "The Big One." Here's what experts say could happen in seconds, hours, and days after the Big One hits the West Coast.
Robin Steenman, an Air Force veteran and white mother of three, is fed up with the way public schools in her community of Franklin, Tennessee are teaching kids about race. She believes that the reading materials and teachers' manuals are biased, specifically the lessons taught to second graders about civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. Kids leave class believing that white people are oppressors and minorities are victims, Steenman claims. While her only school-age child attends private school, Steenman nevertheless wants the public system, Williamson County Schools, to change its approach.
Haitians deported from the U.S. on Tuesday assaulted the pilots on board one of the flights when it arrived in Port-au-Prince and injured three U.S. immigration officers, according to a source familiar with internal reports of the incident. Unrest broke out shortly after a flight carrying single adult men arrived and released the men to Haitian authorities on the tarmac. The men assaulted the pilots of that plane, who work for a government contractor licensed to fly deportation flights for Immigration and Customs Enforcement, while the families were still on board.
YouTube footage purporting to show Gabby Petito's van appears to show the rear door closing. The YouTubers Jenn and Kyle Bethune said they believed the van was unoccupied as they passed. Close-up views of footage taken by a family of YouTubers appear to show the door of Gabby Petito's van closing as they approached.
A Michigan woman has been charged with murder days after her 3-year-old daughter's body was found with stab wounds inside a garbage bag, authorities said. Justine Johnson, 22, was arraigned Monday in 81st District Court in Tawas City on one count each of felony murder and first-degree child abuse. Police were called last Friday to a residence in Iosco County in Michigan's northern Lower Peninsula after a garbage bag with a human foot protruding from it was found at the home.
The U.S. Space Force unveiled new prototype uniforms for its service members Tuesday, and drew a plethora of reactions on social media. Gen. Jay Raymond, Chief of Space Operations at the U.S. Space Force, announced the new uniforms during a speech at the Air Force Association's Air, Space and Cyber conference. Breaking from the style of other military branch dress uniforms — which are typically suit style with buttons down the center — the Space Force uniforms feature a dark blue wraparound jacket with diagonal silver buttons.
MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell has a new date for a supposed U.S. Supreme Court case about the 2020 election, which he claims will lead to Donald Trump being reinstated as president. “You heard it here first because our case is ready,” he said on a podcast run by Trump pardon recipient and former White House aide Steve Bannon. Ready, but apparently not too ready: He said it's still about two months off and will go directly to the Supreme Court by Thanksgiving.
COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group: 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed the return to offices and demoralized health care workers. It is devastating, said Dr. Dena Hubbard, a pediatrician in the Kansas City, Missouri, area who has cared for babies delivered prematurely by cesarean section in a last-ditch effort to save their mothers, some of whom died.
Maybe you realize fall is in the air when you go to grab a sweater or light jacket before leaving your house or maybe it is when you have to get the rake out of storage because the leaves have turned from green to red and then fallen from the trees. Last year though, on a trip to the Okanagan Valley, The Weather Network found out a new way to tell when the seasons are about to change. Jenna Bower is an interpreter at the Nk'Mip Desert Cultural Centre, and while we were touring the grounds, we spotted a deer grazing for food.
Two Los Angeles residents believe they have solved the mystery of Croatia's Jane Doe—a woman found wrapped in a sheet on a rocky island who spoke perfect English but did not know her own name. Nina Smidt told The Daily Beast that the scratched-up woman pictured in photos that flashed around the globe this week worked as an artisan at a company where she was a manager in 2015. The company was operating out of a warehouse known as Second Space in downtown Los Angeles, and landlord Tyler Madsen allowed the woman to live there rent-free so she could save up money to move to Ireland and get off Skid Row.
A Michigan lawmaker told another lawmaker that he hoped her “car explodes on the way in,” according to text messages filed in court to support a request for a personal protection order. Marino, a Macomb County Republican, and Manoogian, an Oakland County Democrat, had a personal relationship that ended more than a year ago. Manoogian, 29, obtained a protection order last week from a judge, a few days after Marino, 32, was removed from House committees for alleged abuse. State police are investigating.
A Washington man on a camping trip in Yellowstone was found dead Monday, park officials said. Mark O'Neill, a 67-year-old from Chimacum planned to stay four nights in Yellowstone's backcountry with his half-brother. The two planned to go to Shoshone Lake, the park's second-largest lake.
The warrant said the messages seemed to show growing "tension" between Petito and Brian Laundrie. On Monday, the FBI also executed a search warrant at Laundrie's home, declaring it a crime scene. A search warrant filed last week by Florida law enforcement to search Brian Laundrie's computer cited phone communications between Gabby Petito and her mother, Nichole Schmidt, as evidence of growing tension in Laundrie's and Petito's relationship.
Investigators allege that a Colorado man charged with killing his missing wife decided to “hunt and control” her like an animal after she insisted on leaving him and later changed his statements as evidence in the case developed, according to a court document released Monday. A judge allowed the release of the arrest affidavit laying out investigators' case against Barry Morphew after ruling last week that there was enough evidence for him to stand trial for murder in the presumed death of Suzanne Morphew. Barry Morphew has pleaded not guilty and was released from jail Monday after posting a $500,000 cash bond.
While the Delta variant's dominance in the United States is nearly universal, news of another spreading strain of Covid-19 has recently surfaced. Known as R.1, the new variant was first found stateside in Kentucky which, according to Governor Andy Beshear, is among the three states with the highest infection rates. R.1 was first identified via an outbreak at a skilled nursing facility there.
It took a day, but a Bronx gunman got his revenge on a teenager who tossed him around like a rag doll during a road rage clash, police said Tuesday. “Remember me?” the triggerman said before pumping two bullets into the 17-year-old on Oak Point Ave. near Hunts Point Ave. at 4 a.m. in Hunts Point on Monday, cops said.
The Canary Islands' first volcanic eruption on land in 50 years has forced authorities to evacuate another part of El Paso municipality on the island of La Palma and to urge sightseers attracted by the phenomenon to stay away. People from the neighborhood of Tacande Alto were evacuated Monday (September 20) and Tuesday (September 21) after a new stream of lava started flowing from another crack on the slope of the Cumbre Vieja volcano, El Paso's mayor Sergio Rodriguez told state broadcaster TVE. About 6,000 of the 80,000 people living on the island have been forced to leave their homes to escape the eruption so far, TVE said.
Every day last week key ports in Southern California hit a new record backlog of cargo ships. An aerial view shows how the coast has turned into a parking lot for container ships. From above they may look like colorful specks in the distance, but the cargo ships floating off the coast of Southern California represent a massive bottle neck for the global supply chain.
Gabby Petito, the 22-year-old “van life” blogger believed to be dead, sent an unusual text message to her mother just two weeks before she was reported missing, according to newly unsealed documents. “Can you help Stan, I just keep getting his voicemails and missed calls,” the Aug. 27 text message read, according to a search warrant application filed Friday and posted online by WWSB, the ABC station in Sarasota, Florida. The warrant was for permission to search a hard drive and other devices belonging to 23-year-old Brian Laundrie, her boyfriend and a “person of interest” in the case who has since disappeared.
A pilot has been arrested in connection with brutal attacks on women in Southern California where he allegedly choked them into unconsciousness and assaulted them in bushes off of a running trail, prosecutors announced Monday. Prosecutors said he raped one victim and tried to sexually assault the other two women in Aliso Viejo, a city about 50 miles (81 kilometers) south of Los Angeles. Officials believe there may be other victims in the U.S. and abroad because of his job as an international commercial cargo pilot, Orange County Sheriff Don Barnes said Monday during a news briefing to announce the arrest.
“It wouldn’t take much of an annual wealth tax to rescue the retirement system.”
“Privatizing Social Security — or at least letting individuals opt-out so they can escape the sinking ship — would be a huge win.”
“Congress could save hundreds of billions of dollars by modestly paring back the benefit formula for future wealthy retirees.”
“Raising the retirement age reduces the number of beneficiaries, thereby reducing the costs of the program.”
“Social Security as we know it needs to be abolished and replaced with a better system.”