• Couple forced to hand adopted son back to biological parents, father murders baby weeks later

    A couple have been awarded compensation of $3.25m (£2.53m) after their adopted baby son was murdered by his birth father, weeks after he regained custody of the child. Rachel and Heidi McFarland sued their lawyer Jason Rieper for malpractice after he wrongly led them to believe three-month-old Gabriel's biological parents had signed release-of-custody papers. The couple had arranged to adopt the child from Rachel's teenage co-worker Markeya Atkins and were present at his birth in Des Moines, Iowa, in December 2013.

  • Family of dad who vanished 'see him in car park' 11 years later

    He was spotted 1800km from where he was last seen in 2006.

  • The Opioid Epidemic's Biggest Culprit Isn't Heroin Anymore - It's Something Deadlier

    *Andrew, an HVAC engineer, looks better than your average 37-year-old, college-educated man from Canton, OH. Clean-shaven, wearing a fitted maroon polo shirt and black dress pants. Athletic. Energetic. Flirtatious. He sits on the patio of a local restaurant, sipping his cocktail, skimming the menu at the kind of place you take your kids to after soccer practice. "Yesterday I had one glass of wine, today I had two. Tomorrow, I don't know," Andrew says, both hands cupped around a sweaty vodka-soda with lime. "But it's not heroin." But it wasn't heroin two weeks earlier, either, when the husband and father of three woke up on the floor of his sober-living house to six men shaking him. They told

  • California student told that not wearing a bra makes 'people assume bad things'

    A teenager who attends Beaumont High School in Southern California discovered that her choice of undergarments was actually subject to her teacher's approval.

  • How A Burning Man Camp Project Became A Multimillion-Dollar Business

    It began in the middle of the night: a nagging idea that Christian Weber couldn’t shake. That there had to be a better way. That he had the better way. Increasingly popular on the playa (shorthand for the Black Rock Desert), the hexagonal shelter offers insulation, complete darkness, and respite from the withering heat or bitter cold. That helps explain why there are now well over 1,000 hexayurts in use every year at Burning Man. Weber loved the structure, the way several people could fit inside, and how cool the inside temperature was. He considered building one for the following year’s event, when he would lead a Burning Man camping group of 350 people. Then the doubts started. He worried about

  • Video Shows Tommy Lee Leaving Bathroom With Girlfriend On American Airlines Flight

    Video of Mötley Crüe drummer Tommy Lee, 54, exiting a bathroom within moments of his girlfriend Brittany Furlan, 30, aboard an American Airlines flight appears to have surfaced online. The Miami-bound flight from Nassau, Bahamas, was only 65 minutes in total. But according to passengers, the couple was in the lavatory for as many as 20 minutes before exiting.  The video - which was first published by TMZ - appeared to have been taken by a fellow passenger who trained the camera on the lavatory door as Lee exited the bathroom. Approximately 25 seconds later, Furlan exited the same bathroom. Airline staff outside the lavatory did not appear to notice that two adults had exited the same bathroom

  • Chelsea Clinton defends Barron Trump against criticism over the way he dresses

    Chelsea Clinton, the former first daughter, has jumped to the defence of Barron Trump after a report criticised the way he dressed. While his mother Melania receives most of the attention in the family when it comes to fashion, the 11-year-old has caused a stir of his own for his style choices. Two months ago, President Donald Trump's youngest son set social media alight by wearing a blue T-shirt that said "the Expert" on the front. And on Sunday night, the "first boy"  caused a stir again when he returned to the White House with his father and mother wearing another J. Crew T-shirt that bore the phrase "On your mark tiger shark", along with an image of a shark.   Preach! Barron is a tshirt expert pic.twitter.com/KF920ZAE0n- Ben Fox Rubin (@benfoxrubin) August 21, 2017 While many social media users praised his style, right-wing website The Daily Caller was not impressed. "Barron looked like he was hopping on Air Force One for a trip to the movie theater," an article said, under the headline "It’s High Time Barron Trump Starts Dressing Like He’s In the White House". It concluded: "The youngest Trump doesn’t have any responsibilities as the president’s son, but the least he could do is dress the part when he steps out in public."  Ms Clinton, who lived in the White House from the age of 12 to 20,  tweeted a link to the article, saying: "It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves."  It's high time the media & everyone leave Barron Trump alone & let him have the private childhood he deserves https://t.co/Wxq51TvgDX- Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) August 21, 2017 It is not the first the 37-year-old daughter of Hillary and Bill Clinton has leapt to the defence on Barron. After the young boy was mocked  by comedians and social media users for looking bored on inauguration day, Ms Clinton, a friend of Barron’s sister Ivanka, said the boy should be allowed to “be a kid”. “Barron Trump deserves the chance every child does - to be a kid,” she tweeted on Sunday. Barron Trump is the first boy since John F Kennedy Jr to live in the White House. Barron Trump joins Donald and Melania to watch total eclipse from the White House 00:44 He has spent his life living in Trump Tower, where he has a whole floor to himself - close to his grandparents. He speaks Slovenian with them and with his mother.  He was thrust into the spotlight on election night when he stood alongside his father as he celebrated his victory. Since then, the media attention has grown, even apparently becoming a manga character in Japan.