A Canadian man says he’s broke after the United Parcel Service lost track of his inheritance. The intended $846,000 delivery was a bank draft from TD Canada Trust, which still hasn’t refunded the lost fortune 10 months later. “It was a total surprise,” Lorette Taylor told CBC News.
Juanita Fitzgerald, from Lake County, Florida, was arrested on Tuesday after she said the National Church Residences’ Franklin House housing community had decided to “put her out” after blaming her for mould in her apartment. Police said she was given notice of her eviction on Monday, but refused to leave the building the next day, reports Florida TV station WKMG. A Lake County sheriff’s spokesperson said a deputy tried to connect Ms Fitzgerald with members of her family and other housing facilities, but she refused.
Robert Griffin III says he turned down offers from the Cardinals and Ravens to play.
Hours after Doug Jones upset Roy Moore in Alabama’s special election, the far right began cooking up conspiracy theories about busloads of voters being brought in from out-of-state: I am hearing rumors that black voters from MS were encouraged to cross over into AL and vote.
NEWTOWN, Conn. - I was halfway to Vermont when the calls and texts started coming. I was off that day, driving up from my home in Connecticut to see some college friends. My editors wanted to know how far away I was from Sandy Hook, because there had been a school shooting. I had never heard of Sandy Hook, but soon learned it was in Newtown, which was just about 20 minutes up the road from where I live. I was already two hours into my drive north. They weren’t sure how bad it was yet. But soon we all did. I arrived in Newtown in the late afternoon on Dec. 14, 2012, and spent that day and the next dozen or so reporting from a community shell-shocked from the massacre that took the lives of 20 children and six adults at the elementary school behind the firehouse. The images here are just some of the hundreds I took with my phone while I was there, shuffling from press briefing to press briefing, makeshift memorial to makeshift memorial, funeral to funeral. Gut punch to gut punch. The therapy dogs were everywhere . When schools reopened , children arriving on buses waved to the hundreds of reporters, television trucks and camera crews that had descended on Newtown. After the first week following the killings, the crush of media mostly faded - at the request of the families. “Newtown was a private, quiet place before the shooting,” Sen. Chris Murphy, one of the first lawmakers to arrive at the firehouse that day, recently told me. “And it still is. Newtown is not a place you move to if you want to be showy, if you want to lead a big public life. And so Newtown’s recovery has been private and quiet as well.” A few years after the shootings, a woman who came across a photo gallery I had posted online sent me an email asking if she could use some of the images for a Powerpoint presentation she was doing about school safety. It was the mother of Josephine Gay, one the children killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. “Hard to say what it meant to stumble upon your photos,” Michelle Gay wrote. “There were so many that were taken of us in horrible moments - but yours capture the dignity and beauty of our community and the initial outpouring of love and support.” Read more from Yahoo News: School shooting survivors united by a chain of grief - and lessons How lessons from Sandy Hook saved lives in California shooting Jonesboro survivors - and the shooters - recall moment of horror Sandy Hook mom and dad speak out in rare interview Newtown parents release PSA about response to shootings _____ See more news-related photo galleries and follow us on Yahoo News Photo Twitter and Tumblr .
A mother police describe as a drug queen was detained on Wednesday in what might be the largest indoor marijuana operation ever discovered in San Bernardino, Calif. Stephanie Smith, 43, allegedly ran the unlicensed operation, which included employees, guards, an advanced drip-irrigation system, multiple buildings filled with more than 24,000 marijuana plants in various stages of growth, and a $67,000 electric bill, according to San Bernardino police. The outsized electric bill - linked to an old, ostensibly empty warehouse - helped lead authorities to the operation. Smith earned millions of dollars each month, according to CBS Los Angeles. “The huge operation is normally associated with a drug
Fridays are great, but you know what would make them even better? Well, specifically this Friday? A Game of Thrones Season 8 spoiler. It's been so long since we've had one of those and if you're anything like me, then you're in desperate need of some GoT news. Thankfully, we have one of our most exciting Season 8 spoilers yet and it comes courtesy of John Bradley, who plays the bookish Maester-wannabe Samwell Tarly. Bradley recently sat down with TV Guide to chat about the show in seasons past, but during his interview, he managed to let slip a fresh and mysterious Season 8 spoiler that will have you scratching your head until the season actually premieres. While he couldn't reveal too much,