A father drove his car over an opening drawbridge in a death-defying stunt to avoid plunging into the water below. Terence Naphys was crossing New Jersey's Middle Thorofare Bridge with his family when its steel ramp began to lift beneath them. Mr Naphys was reportedly already near the centre of the bridge and was forced to accelerate his Toyota RAV 4 to jump the 6ft gap out of fear the car would fall 65ft into the deep bay below.
A 13-year-old boy who recently received a new heart tragically collapsed and died as he arrived for his first day of school.
Let's be honest: at this point, we're all pretty accustomed to President Donald Trump's early morning tweets. But the president's attempts at being more professional on the social media platform were set on fire on Aug. 15 by two ill-advised retweets that put into question all of the motives behind Trump's silence on Charlottesville, VA. While both retweets were later removed from the @realDonaldTrump feed, reporters across the country started their day with a frankly terrifying look inside the president's thought process. The first accidental retweet was not as damning as the second but still bizarre in its own right as it was of a response to a Fox & Friends story about Trump pardoning former
Basketball superstar Charles Barkley called pushing for the removal of Confederate statues "wasted energy." "I'm not going to waste my time screaming at a neo-Nazi who's gonna hate me no matter what," the NBA Hall of Famer told WRBC-TV in Birmingham, Alabama. “I’m 54 years old,” Barkley said. “I’ve never thought about those statues a day in my life. I think if you ask most black people, to be honest, they ain’t thought a day in their life about those stupid statues.” Barkley has not minced words when pointing out what he sees as his black community's problems, such as last year when he spoke about violence against cops. “The cops have made some mistakes. Black people have made some mistakes,”
Players on the roster bubble need to make good impressions during the NFL preseason. Dallas Cowboys rookie wideout Noah Brown apparently didn’t get that memo, though. During the third quarter of Saturday’s preseason tilt between the Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts, Brown inexplicably cheap-shotted Colts punter Rigoberto Sanchez. Check out the boneheaded play in the video below: Seriously? On the punter? This isn’t a good look for Brown, a seventh-round pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. But it might’ve been a learning experience for Sanchez, who’s battling for the opportunity to replace the recently retired Pat McAfee as the Colts punter. But if this type of punishment is part of the job, we’d be surprised
Yhoana Arteaga was found bludgeoned to death in her family's mobile home with her clothing "in disarray", police said. There was no evidence of forced entry to the trailer in Nashville, Tennessee. The girl had suffered blunt force trauma to her body, police spokesman Don Aaron told a press conference.
Eleven-year-old Jamoneisha Merritt, who suffered horrific burns after a friend poured boiling water on her face, left the hospital after 12 days.