The current owner of the Forth Worth home where David and Louise Turpin lived with their now-adult children bought the property 18 years ago.Human feces on the walls »
A day after Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said U.S. forces would stay in Syria for the foreseeable future, Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., on Thursday warned that the expanded mandate outlined by the nation’s top diplomat was “unacceptable” absent a vote in Congress. “I am deeply alarmed that yet again, the Trump administration continues to raise the risk of unnecessary war, disconnected from any firm policy objectives and core national security interests,” Kaine said in a statement. The Virginia senator, who has tried for years to get his colleagues to debate and vote on authorizing the war against ISIS, spoke a day after Tillerson laid out plans for an open-ended U.S. deployment in Syria with goals far beyond taking out the so-called Islamic State.
A California couple accused of holding their 13 children captive in their home for years face up to life in prison. The couple allegedly chained, beat and starved their kids, whom prosecutors said on Thursday were found malnourished and suffering both physical and mental impairments. David Allen Turpin, 57, and Louise Anna Turpin, 49, pleaded not guilty to all of the charges on Thursday. David Turpin was also charged with one count of committing a lewd act on a child, under the age of 14, using force or fear.
Cam Dedman revealed the car to Fred Lamar after a year of restoring it on his own.
Because everything is now impossibly stupid, MSNBC and a host of other websites and news outlets spent a decent amount of time this week covering the height and weight of President Donald Trump. Stupid stories are fine.
Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) was so moved by the story of Jorge Garcia, a 39-year-old man deported to Mexico this week after living most of his life in the U.S., that she plans to bring his wife Cindy Garcia as her plus-one guest to the 2018 State of the Union address. “This week, America watched in horror as Jorge Garcia, a father of two and husband to an American citizen, who was brought to this country at 10 years old and has never received so much as a traffic ticket, was torn from his family and the only home he knows,” Dingell said in a statement on Thursday. “Jorge’s wife Cindy has shown incredible resilience and courage in the face of these impossible circumstances,” Dingell continued.
The 13 starving siblings held captive in a California house hardly ever saw the sun and were allowed, a prosecutor said Thursday, to eat only one rationed meal a day and shower just once a year.
US border patrol agents are routinely sabotaging water supplies left for migrants in the Arizona desert, condemning them to death, humanitarian groups have said. Travellers attempting to cross into the US from Mexico regularly die of dehydration, as well as exposure to extreme heat or cold, so aid groups leave water bottles and emergency stocks such as blankets at points throughout the Sonoran desert. A video released by the groups showed border patrol agents kicking over water bottles and pouring away their contents.
A pair of surprisingly healthy and well-trained Maltese terriers that once belonged to David and Louise Turpin are being put up for adoption. David and Louise Turpin appeared before a judge in a Thursday arraignment where they pleaded not guilty multiple counts of torture and abuse of their 13 children. Vargo explained that anyone can apply to the city to adopt the pups — one of which is named Fluffy — and qualified families will be placed in an adoption raffle.
Adulthood does not begin until 24, scientists have concluded because young people are continuing their education for longer and delaying marriage and parenthood. The traditional definition for adolescence is currently between and the ages of 10 and 19, which marked the beginnings of puberty and the perceived end of biological growth. Lead author Prof Susan Sawyer, said delays in young people leaving education, settling down and becoming parents, showed adolescence was now longer and argued that policies that support youth should be extended beyond teenage years.
WASHINGTON ― Despite protests by civil rights leaders, the Senate voted Thursday to advance a judicial nominee who helped draft North Carolina’s voter suppression law, defended racially discriminatory gerrymandering and may have lied to the Senate about his role in disenfranchising black voters when he worked for the late Sen. Jesse Helms. The Judiciary Committee voted along party lines to move forward with the nomination of Thomas Farr, President Donald Trump’s choice for a lifetime seat on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Republicans who voted for Farr include Sens.
Court records paint a bleak picture of the upbringing of a man accused of fatally shooting nine people in metro Phoenix over a three-week period. Cleophus Emmanuel Cooksey Jr. grew up in a household plagued by domestic violence, left home at age 16 to live with his girlfriend and was in prison three years later for a manslaughter conviction. Cooksey has been charged with murder in the deaths of his mother and stepfather.
“Port Authority says Christie showed up at Newark Airport today with NJ State PD detail,” a Port Authority spokesman told CBS New York. “They tried to go into the special access area where they have been going for years.
Conor Lamb reacts to winning the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania’s District 18 special election. MOUNT LEBANON, Pa. — Former Marine Capt. Conor Lamb has been described as a central casting vision of a heartland American politician. A former assistant U.S. attorney general and novice political candidate, he’s running in a special election to replace eight-term Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned last fall following news reports that the family-values conservative had asked his mistress to get an abortion.
A Naples, Florida, golf course featured a reptilian smackdown between an alligator and Burmese python last week ― and it was caught on camera. “The alligator seems to have the upper hand,” Dr. Richard Nadler wrote on Facebook. “The python’s head was inside the mouth of the alligator and the alligator was just sitting there absolutely still with his eyes wide open,” Nadler told NBC affiliate WESH.
“People can do what they want. But the marriage is a joke.” “Huh? Am I missing something here?” Two friends of Tiffany Trump’s are in the spotlight after exchanging “unconditional, unconventional” vows for a sexless marriage. The story jumped to the “top-trending” category on Yahoo Newsroom, sparking thousands of skeptical comments. New York socialites Quentin Esme Brown and Peter Cary Peterson tied the knot in Las Vegas (where first daughter Tiffany served as flower girl). On social media, the best friends turned husband and wife made clear that theirs will be a sexless, open marriage. Brown explained on Instagram, “Peter and I are not romantically involved — in fact we are still dating others and will continue to seek love in all forms — we are just each other’s hearts and wish to begin our journey towards evolution.” Their nontraditional relationship status raised one question over and over in the Yahoo comments: Why bother? One especially suspicious reader guessed that it’s a “business partnership and fraud.” What do you think of a sexless marriage? Join the conversation in Yahoo Newsroom.
Turkish authorities are using a large crane to lift a passenger plane that skidded off a runway in northern Turkey and stopped on the side of a slope just meters away from the Black Sea. The Pegasus Airlines Boeing 737-800, with 168 people on board, overshot the runway while landing at Trabzon Airport on Jan. 13.
“The white supremacists are American citizens,” Mark Steyn, a regular guest on the network, told Tucker Carlson. Steyn, who Carlson introduced as an “actual thinker,” was speaking about a segment on CNN in which Chris Cuomo ripped the Trump administration for making undocumented immigrants seem like “monsters” and “villains” while ignoring the threat posed by white supremacists.
Countering China and Russia is a bigger focus for US national security than defeating terrorism, the American administration announced yesterday. Donald Trump’s new national defence strategy named “inter-state strategic competition” as its primary
A serial killing suspect shot and killed nine people, including his own mother, and used a victim's gun in some of the slayings that unfolded in a three-week span late last year, authorities said Thursday. Shell casings, DNA, stolen jewelry and a cellphone taken from a victim were among the pieces of evidence that investigators used to tie Cleophus Cooksey Jr., 35, to the killings, according to court documents. "It should appall every one of us in the room that he managed to kill nine people period, let alone in such a short period of three weeks," said Sgt. Jonathan Howard, a Phoenix police spokesman.
The mother of a University of Alabama student who received national scorn for her racist rants on video said she agreed with the school’s decision to expel her daughter. “This is not a reflection of how she was raised,” Jill Barbera, mother of Harley Barber, 19, told NJ.com on Thursday. Harley Barberwas returning to her home state of New Jersey after social media posts surfaced showing her defiantly repeating a racist slur, according to reports.
In years past, it would have been hard to imagine what Garcetti might be thinking. The only mayors who’ve run for president in either party (John Lindsay, Rudy Giuliani) have come from New York, where at least you get a national spotlight, and the results have been wretched. If half the untested politicians and zillionaires who’ve signaled some interest in the Democratic nomination actually follow through, we’ll have to turn around the debating halls so it’s the moderators who sit on the dais and the candidates who pack the house.
An unlikely hero saved two teen swimmers on Thursday when a drone dropped a flotation device as the pair were stranded in heavy surf. The incident ― captured on the drone’s camera ― happened off the coast of Lennox Head in New South Wales, Australia. Video shows the drone, directly overhead the swimmers, drop the lifesaving device into the water as the two teens grab on.
The number of U.S. children educated at home has doubled to about 1.7 million, or 3 percent of the nation's school-age population, from 1999, according to the National Center for Education Statistics. "We would not say abuse is more common among home-schoolers, but when it does occur, there are fewer safeguards, less to stop it from spinning out of control," said Executive Director Rachel Coleman. The organization has called for requiring annual contacts by outside officials and background checks for parents who run home schools.
Francis spontaneously asked to conduct the wedding for Paula Podest and Carlos Ciufardi, flight attendants from Chile’s flagship carrier, LATAM. The pope was on his way from Santiago to the northern Chilean city of Iquique when he met the couple, who have been together for more than 10 years and are civilly married, Crux reports.