- U.S.NBC News
The 17-year-old boy told police he had sex with his sister about 100 times but did not know she was pregnant, according to charging documents.
- U.S.The Wrap
Daredevil “Mad” Mike Hughes died on Saturday after crashing his rocket while filming the new series “Homemade Astronauts” for Science Channel. He was 64.“Our thoughts and prayers go out to Mike Hughes’ family and friends during this difficult time,” a Science Channel spokesperson said in a statement. “It was always his dream to do this launch, and Science Channel was there to chronicle his journey.”Hughes and teammate Waldo Stakes were “working on a manned rocket to space, designing a ‘Rock-oon’ — part rocket, part balloon — that they hope to use to get Mike to the Karman line, the border between Earth’s atmosphere and outer space at about 62 miles high,” according to Science Channel’s series description. “To raise money and awareness for that pricey venture, they plan to first launch Mike 5,000 feet high in a steam-powered rocket.”This was that attempt.Also Read: Lindsey Renee Lagestee, Singer With Country Band Dixie Crush, Dies at 25“Homemade Astronauts” is also following two other self-financed teams, led by fellow amateur rocketmen Ky Michaelson and Cameron Smith. Michaelson is the first civilian to build and launch an unmanned rocket into space. Smith planned to take a hot air balloon up to 60,000 feet to test out his new spacesuit.“Homemade Astronauts” was first announced in July 2019 for a 2020 premiere.“As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, ‘Homemade Astronauts’ looks at a group of ambitious individuals who are carrying on in the American tradition of finding their own way and making their dreams come true with old-fashioned grit and self-determination,” Marc Etkind, general manager of Science Channel, said at the time.Etkind has since left the company.Also Read: Sy Sperling, Hair Club for Men Founder and Star of Ubiquitous TV Ads, Dies at 78“Homemade Astronauts” is being produced by World of Wonder. Executive producers for World of Wonder are Jeremy Simmons, Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato and Tom Campbell.Executive producer for Science Channel is Caroline Perez. Lindsey Foster Blumberg is supervising producer for Science.Science Channel is owned by Discovery, Inc.Read original story Mike Hughes Dies in Rocket Crash While Filming Science Channel Series ‘Homemade Astronauts’ At TheWrap
- SportsAssociated Press
Tyson Fury reinvented himself once again, and once again he's a heavyweight champion. The Gypsy King dropped Deontay Wilder twice Saturday night in their heavyweight title rematch, turning from boxer to puncher to win the title when Wilder's corner threw in the towel as he was taking a beating in the seventh round. It was a stunning turnaround for a fighter who came back from drug and alcohol abuse to win the title for a second time, made even more surprising because Wilder was the devastating puncher in their first fight 14 months ago.
CNN anchor Anderson Cooper lost his cool during a Friday night interview with newly released former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich. In a contentious interview, Cooper finally boiled over after hearing Blagojevich's defense of his gubernatorial record and his criminal case. Blagojevich was convicted of trying to sell or trade the Illinois Senate seat that Barack […]
- BusinessIn The Know
A Starbucks employee is “exposing” a secret about the chain’s ordering process, thanks to a series of viral videos that left some customers dumbfounded.
A boy who went viral after being bullied for dwarfism disappeared from Instagram amid conspiracy theories, but fake accounts claiming to be him are everywhere
Quaden and Yakarra Bayles disappeared from social media, but accounts impersonating them, requesting money and personal information, run rampant.
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Mother of missing Idaho children told police her friend had her son. The friend said she was asked to lie.
Tylee Ryan, 17, has not been seen or heard from since Sept. 8. Joshua Vallow, 7, was last seen alive on Sept. 23.