Chris Watts faces first-degree murder charges after his wife, Shanann, and their two young daughters disappeared earlier in the week, as family members express shock.Police recover a body »
Want to know which direction the country’s going in the Age of Trump? The results of Tuesday’s primaries in Minnesota and Wisconsin were the latest in a series of revealing soundings from the region — tremors on the electoral Richter scale that help delineate the underlying forces shaping American politics. First came 2016, when Donald Trump flipped tens of thousands of white working-class Barack Obama voters and, with the benefit of weak Democratic turnout for Hillary Clinton, eked out narrow victories in Michigan and Wisconsin — states that hadn’t voted for a Republican presidential nominee since 1988 and 1984, respectively.
The jurors’ 884-page report allowed Pennsylvania Catholics to finally grasp the extent of the abuse ― and cover-up ― in six dioceses: Allentown, Erie, Greensburg, Harrisburg, Pittsburgh and Scranton. Over the course of two years, jurors identified 301 “predator priests” and more than 1,000 victims. Catholic leaders, including former bishops, actively worked to protect abusers and the church’s public reputation, while brushing aside victims’ reports, the jurors claim.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) declared a state of emergency on Monday as a months-long red tide continues to spread throughout the region’s waters, killing hundreds of turtles and sickening people in coastal communities. The red tide ― a harmful bloom of algae that occurs naturally ― began last year and has spread through the Gulf of Mexico, now spanning some 150 miles. Fish and other wildlife have been washing up dead on beaches throughout Florida, including more than 300 sea turtles, manatees and even a whale shark that may have been killed by the phenomenon.
From cross-country road trips to intercontinental excursions, it’s not out of the ordinary to plan a trip within your trip.Even if you’re only headed a few hours away from your main destination, planning a getaway while on a getaway can put you in a completely
A family of seven, including five young children, died on a remote Oregon road in a head-on collision on their way to an end-of-summer vacation in Las Vegas, a family member said Wednesday. Erika Carter Boquet, 29, was driving her 2016 Toyota 4 Runner eastbound on Oregon Highway 78 when an oncoming vehicle veered into her lane, authorities said. Another relative and her two children also perished in the Monday crash.
Police in Colorado have issued an “endangered missing” alert for a pregnant mother and her two young daughters after they disappeared this week. Shannan Watts, 34, and her daughters Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4, were last seen on Monday in Fredrick, Colorado – which is about 30 miles north of Denver. Watts is 15 weeks pregnant.
Most defended Trump, blamed former CIA director's rhetoric for losing his clearance.
Closing arguments were expected Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, the former Trump campaign chairman accused of tax evasion and bank fraud. Manafort’s defense rested its case Tuesday without calling any witnesses. Manafort himself chose not to testify.
Jessie the parrot was decidedly unimpressed when a firefighter came to rescue her from a rooftop in London on Monday morning.The Macaw, who escaped from her owner’s home and perched on a nearby roof for three days, spewed profanity at her attempted rescuer
Vice President Mike Pence met with the family of missing Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts on Wednesday.The 20-year-old vanished after leaving for an evening jog in rural Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18. She hasn't been seen since. Pence
A grand jury indicted Arthur Williams on charges of first-degree felony assault, second-degree misdemeanor assault and misconduct in office, Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby said Tuesday. “It is important that the community knows there is one standard of justice, no matter your sex, race religion, or occupation,” Mosby said in a statement.
Members and supporters of the Satanic Temple wheeled a statue of winged, goat-headed creature Baphomet onto the grounds of the Arkansas state capitol on Thursday to horn in on a battle over religious freedom. “What we are asking for is only that the public square ... remain an area where free speech, religious liberty and equality under the law be respected by the holders of public office who swore to uphold those values,” Greaves told a crowd at the rally on Thursday.
Tsunamis will become more common and more ferocious with global warming, scientists have warned after a study found that global sea level rises will increase the risk of coastal cities being wiped out. Smaller earthquakes that currently pose no serious tsunami threat could unleash waves capable of inundating coastal cities, researchers found in a study focusing on the city of Macau in China. Currently it is considered safe from tsunamis, despite lying within a major earthquake zone.
If you just bought a 2019 Subaru Ascent, the brand’s new three-row SUV, the company may replace it with another brand-new car because of an unusual recall for a flaw that dealers can’t repair. Subaru is recalling 293 vehicles in the U.S. because they’re missing spot welds in the B-pillar (that’s the vertical structural element behind the front door, where it latches). Since local dealers aren’t equipped with or trained to use welding robots, all of the affected cars must be returned to Subaru and crushed.
Egypt is finalizing details of a long-term truce deal between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip, an Egyptian security source said on Thursday, amid easing tensions on the border of the enclave where some two million Palestinians live. Cairo has brokered an interim truce that has allowed commercial goods into Gaza ahead of the Muslim Eid al-Adha feast which starts next week. "We are putting the final touches to the terms of the truce that will be signed by all sides, and we expect to announce the terms next week if Fatah helps us to do so," the source said, referring to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's mainstream party which dominates the occupied West Bank.
A Taiwan coffee chain that faces pressure in China after serving the island's president has disappeared from Chinese meal-ordering platforms, as Beijing warned it would oppose any businesses that support Taiwanese independence. 85C Bakery Cafe found itself in the crosshairs of China's campaign to isolate Taiwan following a visit to one of its stores in Los Angeles this week by Tsai Ing-wen, the president of self-ruled Taiwan, which China claims as its own.
Russia’s fearsome new S-500 air and missile defense system has apparently entered production—and is setting new records for missile engagement range. Russia's S-500: How Putin Could Kill Air Force F-22s and B-2 Stealth Bombers? Given the S-500’s advanced networking capabilities, some military analysts have suggested that the Russians might genuinely be able to engage stealth aircraft. Sensor fusion has afforded militaries many capabilities that are greater than the sum of their part.
Paul Nehlen — a white nationalist so racist and anti-Semitic he was kicked off Twitter — lost Tuesday’s Republican primary in Wisconsin’s 1st Congressional District. Bryan Steil won the GOP nomination for the seat House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) is giving up. Nehlen, a businessman-turned-aspiring-politician, finished far behind Steil in the six-candidate GOP primary.
Former White House press secretary Sean Spicer thought he had a clear shot to slam New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D), but Twitter users wouldn’t even let him have that. Spicer was one of the Republicans salivating over Cuomo’s comment on Wednesday that America “was never that great,” a rebuke of President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.
Impressive images of these alien-like creatures were captured underwater — photographer Cai Songda is a keen diver and did not miss the chance to snap pictures of the unique “aliens.” Cai, who is from Manila, Philippines, went on several diving trips
As Catholics in the U.S. grapple with fallout from a grand jury’s shocking report on clerical sex abuse and its cover-up in Pennsylvania, Pope Francis has pledged to hold accountable both abusers and those who protected them. In a statement released two days after Pennsylvania published the damning report, Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the institution feels “shame and sorrow” about the findings. “The abuses described in the report are criminal and morally reprehensible,” the Vatican said in a statement obtained by Ines San Martin of Crux, an independent Catholic news website.
A couple whose caravan accident started one of the largest wildfires in California history have been told by local residents told:: “It's not your fault”. Authorities have not identified the owners of the mobile home vehicle, but that has not stopped the community affected by the Carr wildfire to send an outpouring of support in Facebook posts, letters, and cards. The trailer experienced a flat tyre on 23 July near Redding, California, and the steel rim of the wheel scraped against the asphalt, creating the spark which ignited dry brush near the side of the road.
Ford recently celebrated a milestone, and unless you’re living under a rock on one of Saturn’s moons, you probably heard about it. The 10 millionth Ford Mustang was recently built, rolling off the Flat Rock, Michigan assembly line to a parade of its siblings ready to celebrate the occasion, its special Wimbledon White finish paying homage to the very first Mustang sold in 1964. There’s no doubting that Ford has built many millions of Mustangs in 54 years, but is this car really number 10 million?
With the Woodward Dream Cruise’s weekend of honoring all things automotive in full swing, Ford debuted its 2018 Mustang Cobra Jet, which it teased this past April. The nostalgia in the air was thicker than the Hoosier drag-racing slicks at the ends 0f the Cobra Jet’s 9.0-inch rear axle. The first Cobra Jet came out 50 years ago, dominating the famed NHRA Winternationals that year, and cementing its name in the heads of drag racers for generations to come.
Qatar's emir headed to Turkey on Wednesday for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan who is dealing with a collapse of the lira currency and deteriorating relations with the United States. Emir Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Erdogan are expected to discuss "means of strengthening the existing strategic cooperation between the two countries in various fields", the state news agency QNA reported. Turkey and Qatar have traditionally maintained good ties and Ankara stood by Doha after Saudi Arabia and other Arab states severed diplomatic, trade and travel ties with Qatar last year, accusing it of financing terrorism, a charge Doha denies.