Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washed up on the Ganges River banks.'We are here to help you' »
An Arkansas man who authorities say fatally shot an 87-year-old neighbor was trying to lure residents of his apartment complex outside before someone shot and killed him, according to witnesses. “He was yelling and screaming: 'You guys get out here, come out here, everyone get out of this building right now,'" Janey Peugh, who lives at the complex, told KFSM television station. Police in Fort Smith, Arkansas, located on the border with Oklahoma, say that after Zachary Arnold, 26, fatally shot Lois Hicks on Saturday morning, he continued to shoot at neighboring apartments with a semi-automatic rifle.
A British yachtsman has been placed in mandatory coronavirus quarantine in a hotel in downtown Sydney after being rescued from his sinking craft in rough waters, Australian police said on Sunday. Australian media said the 40-year-old was sailing to Sydney from Tahiti. Police in New South Wales said they launched a 26-hour rescue effort from midnight on Friday, after receiving reports of a 50-foot (15 m) Beneteau yacht taking on water about 95 nautical miles off the coast of Newcastle.
A body found in a wooded area behind the Paul Quinn College campus in Dallas, Texas last week has been identified as James Alan White, a 55-year-old Dallas businessman who has been missing since October 2020, Dallas Police announced Friday. The next day, those remains were positively identified by the Dallas County Medical Examiner as Alan White. “As we had hoped Alan was still alive, the finding of his remains obviously will now help our family with some closure,” Alan's brother Tim White told Dateline on Sunday.
Coca-Cola is saying goodbye to its energy line just over a year after it launched. Coca-Cola Energy will be discontinued in North America due to petering sales, CNN reported. Coke said it aims to focus on its better-selling offerings — including the brand's traditional sodas and sparkling waters — as people emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic, Reuters reported.
The Rev. Franklin Graham says a potential 2024 presidential bid by Donald Trump would "be a very tough thing to do," the prominent Christian leader told "Axios on HBO." Why it matters: Graham, the president of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and Samaritan's Purse, was among Trump's earliest and most prominent evangelical defenders. Graham told "Axios on HBO" that a Trump comeback would be difficult because of his advancing age and eating habits.
Shortly after 42 people were killed in Gaza City on Sunday morning, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a televised address in which he vowed to continue launching airstrikes “full-force.” Airstrikes on a major downtown street in Gaza City in the early hours of Sunday razed three residential buildings and killed dozens in the space of just five minutes, Palestinian health officials said. It was the single deadliest attack in Gaza since the last major war between Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers in 2014.
The hospital providing life-sustaining treatment for a 2-year-old girl continued to ask a Fort Worth court to schedule a swift trial date in order to determine whether or not physicians can end the toddler's care. Tinslee Lewis' family has been fighting to keep her alive at Cook Children's Medical Center while the hospital says her condition will never improve and treatment should end. Tinslee Lewis' mother, Trinity Lewis, said Cook Children's Medical Center has “grossly mischaracterized” Tinslee's condition.
Prince Charles plans to open up royal palaces to the public once he becomes King, sources have revealed. The Duke of Wales wants Buckingham Palace, Clarence House, Windsor Castle, Sandringham and Balmoral to be transformed from "private spaces to public places", according to The Sunday Times. The heir to the throne wants these royal residences to open more widely for longer periods during the year.
Reports in the international media that Israel had entered Gaza to battle militants are being viewed by some as the result of a ploy to lure the fighters into defensive positions that made them targets for Israeli airpower. On Thursday, news that Israel Defense Forces troops were massing at Israel's border with Gaza was widely reported. Then, early Friday in Israel, an IDF statement prompted news outlets to widely report that an invasion had begun.
Bachelor sex-offender Jeffrey Epstein gave Bill Gates advice on ending his marriage with Melinda after the Microsoft co-founder complained about her during a series of meetings at the money manager's mansion, according to two people familiar with the situation. Gates used the gatherings at Epstein's $77 million New York townhouse as an escape from what he told Epstein was a “toxic” marriage, a topic both men found humorous, a person who attended the meetings told The Daily Beast. The billionaire met Epstein dozens of times starting in 2011 and continuing through to 2014 mostly at the financier's Manhattan home—a substantially higher number than has been previously reported.
A suspect has been arrested in the slaying of a 4-year-old boy whose body was found lying on a neighborhood street in Dallas, authorities said Sunday. Darriynn Brown, 18, has been charged with kidnapping and theft, the Dallas Police Department said in a statement. Police received a call that there was a child dead on a neighborhood street at about 6:50 a.m. Saturday.
Palace aides are reportedly calling on Meghan Markle and Prince Harry to give up their remaining royal titles following the Duke of Sussex's recent podcast appearance. Harry appeared on the most recent episode of Dax Shepard and Monica Padman's "Armchair Expert" podcast where he sat for a freewheeling discussion about his upbringing in the "privileged" environment of the royal family, likening it to being on "The Truman Show," "a zoo" and noting the "pain and suffering" his father, Prince Charles, put him through. The openness of the discussion, coupled with the fact that the episode came just a month after Harry went to the U.K. to pay his respects to his late grandfather, Prince Philip, has reportedly left several Palace aides, perplexed as to why Harry hasn't fully relinquished his royal titles.
Ceasefire talks mediated by Egypt could start today, senior Israeli officials told the local news outlet, Walla. Israel says several military goals have been achieved. International pressure and the worsening humanitarian situation have contributed to this development, Walla reported.
May 16—State police say they clocked three drivers going more than 115 mph — among 46 traveling at speeds in excess of 90 mph — in the span of a few hours early Sunday in the Seacoast region. State police, using troopers in cruisers and members of the State Police Aviation Unit, stopped 121 motor vehicles between 6 and 11 a.m. Sunday along Route 95 in Hampton Falls. The enforcement effort was held to target speed violations and other aggressive driving behavior, state police said in a release.
A woman in India, believed to have died from COVID-19, woke up moments before her own cremation. The 76-year-old was already on a funeral bier when she woke up crying, shocking family members. The woman tested positive for COVID-19 several days ago, but her current condition is unknown.
A Minneapolis suburb, the scene of fatal police shootings of Black men, has voted through a police reform bill to overhaul public safety. The city council of Brooklyn Center voted 4-1 on Saturday to pass the resolution which would reduce police powers as well as create an unarmed unit to respond to incidents involving medical, mental health, disability, social and behavioural issues. The bill will be named after two men, Daunte Wright and Kobe Dimock-Heisler, who were killed during encounters with city law enforcement officers.
Kim Basinger saw an opportunity to tease her ex-husband and she took it! Basinger, 67, with who he shares daughter Ireland, took to the opportunity to leave a cheeky comment on the photo to poke fun at her ex-husband. Baldwin and Basinger married in 1993, eventually splitting up nearly nine years later in 2002.
Investigators say the victim was in some sort of argument with the suspect when he suddenly pulled out pepper spray and began shooting it.
President Joe Biden telephoned Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday amid more bloodshed — and anger at the Israeli bombing of a tower housing media organisations including Associated Press and Al-Jazeera. The White House said Mr Biden told the Israeli prime minister Netanyahu that he continued to support Israel's right to defend itself, but expressed concern at the tower-block strike and called for journalists to be protected. The UN Security Council will meet on Sunday to discuss the situation, while Biden's envoy is in the region seeking “calm.
Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife Melinda French Gates in meetings, The New York Times reported. According to the report, sources said Gates pursued women at Microsoft while married to French Gates. Microsoft founder Bill Gates was dismissive toward his wife, Melinda French Gates, in work meetings and pursued other women at Microsoft and his other endeavors while the couple was together, according to a Sunday report from The New York Times.
A brush fire in an exclusive Southern California community gained strength Sunday as about a thousand residents remained under mandatory evacuation orders, authorities said. Los Angeles County authorities looked Sunday for a potential arsonist who might have set off a brush fire that forced the mandatory evacuation of about 1,000 people in the exclusive Pacific Palisades area near Topanga Canyon. Afternoon winds and warm weather helped the Palisades Fire nearly double to 1,325 acres with zero containment by Sunday at 1 p.m. PT after cool, moist conditions had kept it around 750 acres overnight.
A Bengal tiger seen wandering around a neighborhood in Houston, Texas in the past week has been found safe and is now in an animal sanctuary, authorities said. “We are happy to report that the missing tiger seen in a Houston neighborhood last week has been found and appears to be unharmed,” Houston Police Department tweeted on Saturday. A short video clip was released by police of the tiger, named India.
Alireza Fazeli Monfared, a 20-year old Iranian man, was beheaded in an "honor killing" by family members after they learned that he was gay, according to an Iranian human rights group. Monfared was murdered on May 4 - just a few days after his half-brother learned about his sexuality, the Iranian LGBTQ network 6Rang told Insider after conversations with Monfared's mother and close friend. He was seeking a permanent exemption from Iran's compulsory military service so that he could claim asylum elsewhere, Monfared said in several audio messages.
Right now, the Boeing 747 is the largest mainstream cargo plane but its reign may be coming to an end. Boeing will stop producing the aircraft in 2022 and the ones currently flying will only be doing so for a few more decades.
Nuclear reactions are smoldering again in an inaccessible basement at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. It's a "possibility" that another nuclear accident could take place, a researcher told Science magazine. Any potential explosion, however, would likely be less catastrophic than the 1986 Chernobyl disaster.
“If Facebook lets Trump back on Facebook and Instagram, he'll assuredly restart his assault on democracy.”
“Facebook should have known better than to believe that it could limit speech on its platform without setting a terrible precedent.”
“Providing a microphone and an amplifier for deceit isn't fighting the good fight for free speech.”
“It’s no defense of Mr. Trump’s conduct to say that the digital public square shouldn’t suppress speech by political leaders.”
“The former president no longer gets the ‘head of state’ exception to terms of service.”