Simone Anderson lost an incredible 200 pounds in less than a year. Having struggled with her weight her entire life, the 25-year-old make-up artist from Auckland, N.Z., had decided that after tipping the scales at 375 pounds, it was time to kiss the quick-fix diets goodbye and overhaul her entire health and fitness regime.
An actor who played a police officer on TV was upset because his wife wanted a divorce and taunted her before fatally shooting her in their Los Angeles home while their two young sons watched, a prosecutor told jurors Tuesday. Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef made the accusations against Michael Jace during her opening statement at his murder trial. Mokayef said Jace had been drinking and told his wife April Jace in a text message that he had left their home but was actually waiting for her with a loaded revolver.
HOUSTON - About 500 mourners filled a Houston church to capacity Tuesday for the funeral for an 11-year-old boy who was stabbed to death as he walked home from school. Josue Flores’ slaying a week ago remains unsolved. “It’s like a wound that’s still left open and we pray that will close quickly for the family,” the Rev. Anil Thomas of Holy Name Catholic Church said. Some of Josue’s classmates from Marshall Middle School were among those attending services. A high school mariachi band provided music. “He was such a loving, smart boy,” one classmate, Benisa Garcia, said. Some classmates were crying as his casket was taken from a funeral home for a procession to the church. Following the funeral
In war, even the most advanced aircraft can be shot down, special operations forces can be ambushed, and well-defended airports and army bases can be shelled and weakened from afar by simple, indirect-fire weapons. Such was the case in an attack claimed by the Islamic State on a strategic loyalist air base in central Syria. Satellite imagery acquired by Stratfor in partnership with AllSource Analysis verifies that the T4 air base was severely damaged by an Islamic State artillery attack. In particular, four Russian Mi-24 attack helicopters appear to have been destroyed. The T4 air base, one of the most important Syrian bases in the country, is located in Homs province near the city of Palmyra
Eric Arnold, a Dutch citizen, died Friday during his descent, having reached the summit in what his team leader described as a "childhood dream." "Tragedy struck our team," expedition leader Arnold Coster said in a post on his blog. "Descending from the summit he became slower and slower and it became clear that something was wrong. His Sherpa who was climbing with him from the beginning requested to send an additional Sherpa up with more supplementary oxygen to help him down," Coster explained, adding that Arnold was able to make it down to the next camp. "We brought him to his tent, gave him more oxygen, lots off drinks and food and it looked like he was recovering," Coster said. But Arnold
Born into the world and into the spotlight in 1997, the McCaughey septuplets have now graduated high school. Reportedly the first surviving septuplets in the world, their birth fueled a national debate about fertility treatment - and inspired awe. Alexis, Brandon, Joel, Kelsey, Kenny, Natalie and Nathan graduated Carlisle High School in Iowa on Sunday, the Des Moines Register reports. Bobbi McCaughey took a fertility drug after she and her husband had difficulty conceiving their first child, The New York Times reported in 1997. "The pregnancy has captured worldwide attention as both a symbol of the ultimate scientific miracle and a cautionary example of the unwanted consequences of fertility
Just because you can do something, it doesn't mean you should. A man was caught sleeping behind the wheel of a Tesla Model S - presumably with Autopilot engaged - in a GIF posted to Imgur yesterday. The GIF reveals yet another Tesla driver doing crazy things with the car's semi-autonomous driving system engaged. This is the kind of thing Elon Musk said an update to the Autopilot system was supposed to prevent - or so we thought. While this gentleman is being hugely irresponsible in his actions, the onus is really on Tesla for allowing someone to zonk out while on the freeway without the car shutting down or coming to a stop. Other automakers have similarly robust semi-autonomous systems like
The Rev. Canon Mpho Tutu-Van Firth, the daughter of former Cape Town Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has revealed that she is giving up her church license over her decision to marry a woman. "Because the South African Anglican Church does not recognise our marriage, I can no longer exercise my priestly ministry in South Africa," Tutu-Van Firth said in a statement, according to The Telegraph. "The bishop of the (Cape Town) diocese was instructed to revoke my licence. I decided that I would give it to him rather than have him take it." Although same-sex marriage is legal in South Africa, the Anglican Church does not recognize the practice, as it goes against the traditional definition of marriage between