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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.
Gabby Petito's uncle has slammed the attorney representing his niece's fiancé, Brian Laundrie, and his parents. "In the eyes of the public you are as guilty and complicit with this massive cover-up and stalling tactic," Steven Petito posted online. The FBI confirmed Tuesday that it was Gabby Petito's body that was found in Wyoming.
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 man walks into a car dealership, wishing to trade the vehicle he drove up in for a new one. According to First Coast News and some other Florida outlets, police in Jacksonville responded to Lake City Chrysler Dodge Jeep, where the scene above played out, as it does every day.
A bow hunter looking for a shortcut on Sept. 17 stumbled upon the remains of a man missing for 53 years. Raymond Jones, a 39-year-old from Salmon, had been missing since 1968. “There were some other hunters in camp but he was by himself when he disappeared,” Lemhi County Sheriff Steve Penner tells EastIdahoNews.com.
Well, blow me down. That's a mighty buffalo. The National Park Service celebrated Talk Like A Pirate Day on Sunday by sharing video of a male bison charging and flinging another male bison.
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.
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.
A camper who believes she saw Brian Laundrie around the time Gabby Petito went missing said she saw him "acting weird." Jessica Schultz tipped the FBI on the location where a body was found, which authorities thought belonged to the travel vlogger. The FBI and the Petito family's lawyer confirmed Tuesday that the remains belonged to 22-year-old Petito.
Sasha Krause was a devout Mennonite woman, often immersed in books, who easily quoted scripture and occasionally taught Sunday school before her body was found in a forest clearing in northern Arizona. Mark Gooch was raised in a Mennonite community in Wisconsin but rejected the faith and joined the U.S. Air Force. Prosecutors will try to convince a jury that Gooch had a general disdain for Mennonites and drove more than seven hours to Farmington, New Mexico, where Krause lived, kidnapped her and fatally shot her.
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.
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.
Farmer David Armstrong recently finished planting what is likely the most challenging crop his family has ever cultivated since his ancestors started farming in 1865 - 20,000 coffee trees. Except Armstrong is not in the tropics of Central America - he is in Ventura, California, just 60 miles (97 km) away from downtown Los Angeles. "I guess now I can say I am a coffee farmer!" he said, after planting the last seedlings of high-quality varieties of arabica coffee long cultivated in sweltering equatorial climates.
If you've been to or heard of Chick-fil-A, chances are you know that it's closed Sundays.
Angry scenes broke out at Haiti's main airport after migrants were deported to the country from the US. On Tuesday, migrants at the airport in Port-au-Prince rushed back towards the plane they had arrived on, while others threw shoes at the jet. Last weekend, the US started flying out migrants from a Texas border town which has seen an influx in recent weeks.
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.
Rachel Maddow and Lawrence O'Donnell had a good chuckle on air Tuesday night after apparently discovering an error on the first page of former President Donald Trump's lawsuit against his niece Mary Trump, The New York Times and three of its reporters. The lawsuit, filed Tuesday in New York, alleges that the Times participated in an “insidious plot” with Mary Trump to obtain his private tax files, which were then used in its bombshell reporting about his financial history, The Daily Beast reported. As she signed off her program and handed over to O'Donnell, Maddow said she had just received a copy of the lawsuit during the commercial break.
Knowing that the social gathering would consist entirely of people over the age of 70, several with health conditions that add to their vulnerability, we chose to self-test at home prior to attending. Although the positive test was unexpected (we had dismissed the scratchy throats and headache as seasonal allergies), having this information kept us from unknowingly exposing our vulnerable friends to infection.
A Mississippi sheriff's department said Tuesday that it has identified the skeletal remains of a woman found nearly 44 years ago, and investigators believe she was a victim of the now-deceased Samuel Little, the most prolific serial killer in U.S. history. Hunters found the woman's remains in December 1977 in the small community of Escatawpa in coastal Jackson County, Mississippi, and investigators had referred to her since then as “Escatawpa Jane Doe.” Sheriff Mike Ezell said in a news release Tuesday that investigators used DNA to identify the remains as those of Clara Birdlong, who was born in 1933 in Leflore County, Mississippi, which is nearly 300 miles (483 kilometers) northwest of Jackson County.
A mom and daughter who allegedly posed as plastic surgery pros have been charged with murder after an aspiring adult film actress' illegal butt augmentation surgery turned deadly. Libby Adame, 51, and Alicia Galaz, 23, were arrested Aug. 5 in Riverside, California, in connection with the death of 26-year-old Karissa Rajpaul, who died at a local hospital hours after she underwent the botched procedure. The Los Angeles Police Department told local outlets that the two women posed as specialists while performing the allegedly illegal procedure on Oct. 15, 2019 and likely have operated on a slew of other victims.
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.
France should not have been surprised that Australia cancelled a submarine contract, as major concerns about delays, cost overruns and suitability had been aired officially and publicly for years, Australian politicians said. Paris has recalled its ambassadors from Canberra and Washington, saying it was blindsided by Canberra's decision to build nuclear-powered submarines with the United States and Britain rather than stick with its contract for French diesel submarines. Yet as early as September 2018, an independent oversight board led by a former U.S. Secretary of the Navy Donald Winter had advised Australia to look at alternatives, and questioned whether the project was in the national interest, a 2020 public report from the country's Auditor-General shows.
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.
It turned out to be an ad-agency stunt to promote COVID-19 vaccination in the state. In North Carolina, 49% of the vaccine-eligible population has been fully vaccinated. People walking around near North Carolina's Bank of America Stadium on Sunday were treated to a strange sight: a funeral-home van bearing the words "don't get vaccinated."
The retired conservative Wisconsin Supreme Court justice leading a Republican-ordered investigation into the 2020 presidential election released a video Monday threatening to subpoena election officials who don't comply and saying the intent was not to overturn President Joe Biden's narrow victory in the battleground state. The unusual six-minute video from Michael Gableman comes after election clerks were confused by an email his office sent last week that was flagged in at multiple counties as junk, a possible security risk and not forwarded to municipal clerks as he wanted. Gableman said Monday that if the state's 1,900-plus municipal and county election officials did not cooperate with his investigation, he would “compel” them to comply.
“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.”