Investigators say they have recovered a body believed to be that of the missing 20-year-old, who was last seen jogging in her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa, on July 18.Disappearance sparked massive search »
The on-again, off-again boyfriend of Kiera Bergman, a missing Arizona teenager, has been arrested on charges unrelated to his girlfriend’s disappearance. Jon Christopher Clark, the last person known to have seen Bergman, has been arrested for 22 counts of aggravated identity theft and two counts of forgery, police said. When contacted by HuffPost, Phoenix Police Sgt. Vince Lewis said Clark’s arrest has nothing to do with Bergman’s disappearance.
Republican Rep. Don Bacon of Nebraska holds a potbelly pig named Betty before a parade on May 26, 2018. Bacon will face Democratic challenger Kara Eastman in the November election. Frustrated with Washington and turned off by President Trump, they could deliver Congress to the Democrats in November.
An anti-gay review on Yelp that called a restaurant in Dorchester, Massachusetts “absolutely disgusting and unacceptable” prompted other customers to voice their support for the cafe. The review of Zia Gianna Bakery and Caffe, owned by Nino Barbalace, has since been removed from Yelp.
Engineering experts determined in February that corrosion of the metal cables supporting the Genoa highway bridge had reduced the bridge's strength by 20 percent — a finding that came months before it collapsed last week, Italian media reported Monday.
Tesla Motors dropped in early trading on Monday due to rising doubts about Chief Executive Elon Musk's plans to take the electric carmaker private. Shares fell 2.6 percent to $297.55 about 20 minutes into trading, continuing the company's downward trajectory after Musk surprised markets on August 7 by announcing on Twitter he wanted to take Tesla private. Musk said at the time he planned to take Tesla private at $420 a share.
Kay Longstaff, 46, an air hostess, was accused of causing massive disruption to fellow passengers while costing Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) hundreds of thousands of pounds in compensation. Allegations surfaced on Monday suggesting Miss Longstaff had been arguing with her boyfriend in the hours before she plunged into the Adriatic Sea from the seventh deck of the liner about 75 ft above the water. Fellow passengers expressed anger towards Miss Longstaff and Norwegian Cruise Line for the chaos and disruption her actions had caused.
Mollie Tibbetts’ father is heading home to California after a month-long exhaustive search for his missing daughter. Authorities have reportedly received more than 2,300 tips since Mollie was reported missing.
Over the next 15 years floods of similar stories followed as harrowing state investigations unearthed endemic sexual abuse and cover-up that rocked the church's standing in the once staunchly Roman Catholic country. When Pope Francis makes the first papal visit to Ireland in nearly 40 years this weekend, Madden, a Dubliner, will be a long way away. To see that institution being cheered on when there are so many unanswered questions, I would find it sickening," said Madden, who will be in Rome when the Pope addresses an expected 500,000 people in Dublin on Sunday.
GOP leaders recently decided they wouldn’t request records that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh authored, generated or contributed during his time as White House staff secretary under President George W. Bush. Last Friday, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) criticized his GOP colleagues for the curious and troubling about-face and took them to task in a letter to McGahn.
Nickole Atkinson told ABC News that her friend Shanann Watts’ marriage to Chris Watts had been strained when she and their two daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, went missing on Aug. 13. Two days later, Chris Watts was arrested. “He wasn’t being the loving Chris that he normally was,” Atkinson said in an interview that aired on ABC’s “Good Morning America” on Monday.
The authors of the study predict a 58 percent chance that the next few years will be “anomalously warm,” with a 69 percent chance that earth’s oceans will be too. The study found that that warming trend is not just the result of a steady increase in human-made climate change driven by emissions of greenhouse gases. The study used data from 10 climate-change models and found that natural variabilities were the cause of a global warming “hiatus” in the early 2000s.
A homemade plane crashed in a Phoenix intersection Monday, killing the pilot and the sole passenger, authorities said. The plane went down near the city's small Deer Valley Airport and the pilot, Theodore Rich, 54, was pronounced dead at the scene, Phoenix police Sgt. Mercedes Fortune said. The passenger, identified as Elaine Carpenter, 49, was transported to a trauma center in critical condition, fire officials said.
Italian actress Asia Argento, who became a leading figure in the #MeToo movement after accusing powerhouse producer Harvey Weinstein of rape, paid hush money to a man who claimed she sexually assaulted him when he was 17, The New York Times reported Sunday. The $380,000 payment was made to Jimmy Bennett, an actor and rock musician, who claimed Argento assaulted him in a California hotel room in 2013, according to the Times, which cited documents sent to the paper by an unidentified party. Bennett was two months past his 17th birthday at the time of the alleged encounter, while Argento was 37.
Mary Ann Mendoza, whose son was murdered by an illegal immigrant, says victims' stories are being silenced by the press to support their anti-ICE agenda.
One woman, Lee Keum-seom, told CNN that she was seeing her son for the first time since he was 4 years old. ”(My family) in North Korea didn’t live long so I prayed for my son’s health,” she said. At 101 years old, Baik Seong-gu will finally meet his granddaughter, almost 70 years after being separated from his children during the Korean War.
Maduro on Friday stunned the South American nation by announcing a 96 percent devaluation and vowing to peg the bolivar currency to Venezuela's new 'petro', a cryptocurrency that experts have cast doubt on as a functional financial instrument. "I am looking for flights to leave on Wednesday, any way I can," Narvaez said in Venezuela's western oil hub of Punto Fijo, home to massive but deteriorated oil refineries. "I am sure this is going to get worse because the man's ideas lack all logic." Maduro, who argues that he is the victim of a Washington-led "economic war" designed to sabotage his administration through sanctions, said that using the petro will abolish the "tyranny" of the dollar and lead to an economic rebirth in Venezuela, an OPEC member state home to the world's biggest crude oil reserves.
Pope Francis has condemned the “atrocities” of child sex abuse and cover-ups by the clergy in an open letter to the world’s 1.2 billion Roman Catholics. Addressing a US Grand Jury report revealing decades of alleged sexual abuse inside the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, the Pontiff described allegations against the Church as “crimes that inflict deep wounds of pain and powerlessness” in victims, their families and the religious community. The report detailed at least 1,000 cases of alleged sexual abuse committed by 300 “predator” priests in Pennsylvania — and what was a systematic cover-up by Church officials.
During an interview on “Fox News Sunday,” the chairman of the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs maintained that Brennan didn’t need access to classified information, and said he had no issue with Trump pulling Brennan’s clearance. “I do believe that former CIA Director John Brennan abused his privilege,” said Johnson.
Police stand guard after the Confederate statue known as ‘Silent Sam’ was toppled by protesters. Police are investigating after the controversial “Silent Sam” Confederate statue on the campus of the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill was toppled by protesters. Local TV reported that more than 300 people gathered at the Peace and Justice Plaza close to campus at about 7.30 on Monday evening before marching to the Confederate statue’s base and calling for its removal.
A wildfire in Montana's Glacier National Park is forcing more evacuations and has burned within a half-mile of the scenic Going-to-the-Sun Road. Protecting the highway through the park is officials' priority, with firefighters installing hoses and sprinklers to prevent it from spreading there, The Missoulian newspaper reported Sunday. If that happens, destabilization could lead rock and trees to fall for years, operations chief Rocky Gilbert said.
Indigenous hunters in Alaska initially believed they were legally hunting a beluga whale when they unlawfully killed a protected gray whale with harpoons and guns after the massive animal strayed into a river last year, a federal investigative report said. Federal law prohibits killing gray whales, though Alaska Natives are allowed to kill other whales. The 37-foot whale was cut up, with about 20,000 pounds (9,100 kilograms) of meat and blubber reportedly distributed among Alaska Natives in more than five communities.
French energy giant Total has officially quit its multi-billion-dollar gas project in Iran, Oil Minister Bijan Namdar Zanganeh said on Monday, following the reimposition of US sanctions. "Total has officially left the agreement for the development of phase 11 of South Pars (gas field)," he told parliament's news agency ICANA, adding that it had been more than two months since the French firm announced it would leave. Zanganeh also appeared before parliament to underline the dire state of Iran's oil and gas facilities, which he said were "worn out" and in need of renovation that Iran could not afford.
Eight hikers died when a mountain river suddenly flooded in Italy's southern Calabria region, with five people still missing, local emergency services said on Monday. "We have eight dead but we can't rule out the toll increasing," the local civil protection unit told AFP. It also said there were two groups of 18 hikers at the site.
Microsoft announced Tuesday that it had uncovered — and thwarted — fresh Russian hacking attempts on U.S. political groups ahead of the November midterm elections. The hacking attempts, which targeted two conservative think-tanks, have been described as attempts to “disrupt democracy” itself and to undermine any institution, regardless of political affiliation, that challenges the Kremlin and Russian President Vladimir Putin. Microsoft said it, in recent weeks, detected and pulled fake websites that appeared to spoof the Hudson Institute and the International Republican Institute.