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  • Authorities find bodies believed to be Colorado man’s missing wife and daughters

    FREDERICK, Colo. — Authorities on Thursday discovered three bodies they believe to be a missing Colorado woman and her two young daughters, officials said. Police are working to confirm their identities. Shanann Watts, who was 15 weeks pregnant, was reported missing on Monday along with her two daughters, Bella, 3, and Celeste, 4. Her husband, Chris Watts, was taken into custody Wednesday night and is being held in the Weld County Jail, north of Denver, the Frederick Police Department said […]

  • NYU makes tuition free for all medical students

    NEW YORK — New York University will offer a scholarship that covers tuition to every new, current and future medical student, it said Thursday. All students enrolled in the MD degree program are eligible, regardless of their financial need or academic performance. The scholarship covers the full cost of tuition, which this year amounts to $55,018. The NYU School of Medicine is the first top 10-ranked medical school to make tuition free, the school said. There are currently 442 students […]

  • Police use Taser on 87-year-old woman cutting dandelions with a knife

    GEORGIA — An 87-year-old grandmother using a knife to cut dandelions in the woods near her rural Georgia home last week was taken down by a police Taser and arrested, according a police report. Martha Al-Bishara was arrested for criminal trespass and obstruction of a police officer, according to the report. Chatsworth Police said Al-Bishara did not drop a steak knife despite several commands and a demonstration by officers. At one point, she walked toward officers with the knife, police […]

  • Videos posted by murdered mom show happy, loving family

    DENVER — In the months before her disappearance, Shanann Watts posted photos and videos on her Facebook page that show loving moments between her husband and their daughters. Now, her husband is in jail — accused of killing his family. Frederick police say Chris Watts confessed to killing his wife, who was 15 weeks pregnant, and their two daughters, Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3. In one clip posted on Facebook just two months ago, on June 14, Bella sings, “My daddy […]

  • More than 90 people overdose on K2 in Connecticut park

    NEW HAVEN, Conn. — As Fire Chief John Alston Jr. spoke to reporters in New Haven, Connecticut, about a spate of drug overdoses on Wednesday, he heard shouting coming from behind him. “We’re getting another call of a person,” Alston said. He quickly helped coordinate the response, and then returned to the microphone. That scene occurred the same day that 76 people were believed to have overdosed on some form of K2, or synthetic marijuana, officials in New Haven said. […]

  • Firefighters rescue 14-year-old dog from sinkhole

    OLD FORGE, Pa. — Emergency crews were able to rescue a dog that fell into a sinkhole in Old Forge, Pennsylvania. A firefighter from Old Forge was lowered down and pulled Damon, a 14-year-old Husky, out of that hole Thursday afternoon. Tom Borthwick of Old Forge says he was surprised to see the hole that had opened up on his family’s property, and even more surprised when he got close to the edge and saw his son’s dog at the bottom. […]

  • Amateur golfer hits 3 holes-in-1 on the same day⛳

    SURREY LONDON — Amateur Ali Gibb enjoyed a trip to the golf course that Tiger Woods could only dream of earlier this week, hitting three holes-in-one on the same day. The 51-year-old managed the incredible feat while successfully defending her championship title at the Croham Hurst Golf Club in Surrey, south of London. She hit her first ace on the par-three fifth hole that morning during the 36-hole tournament, before repeating the trick at the same hole during the afternoon. Gibb completed […]

  • Elvis Presley’s mobile home is up for auction

    MISSISSIPPI — He may have sang about Heartbreak Hotel, but when it came to his own vacations Elvis Presley preferred to spend time in his 60-foot mobile home at his Circle G Ranch. The iconic rock ‘n’ roll star had about eight different motor homes parked on this 163-acre property near Graceland, his main residence. Now, you could own a slice of music royalty history as one of these motor homes is going on auction — as part of GWS Auctions: […]

  • WWII destroyer remains found off the coast of Alaska

    ALASKA — After 75 years, researchers have discovered the stern of a World War II destroyer off the coast of Alaska and presumably, the final resting place of 70 crew members who were never found after the vessel was hit by a Japanese mine. Project Recover, a team funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, first found the remains of the USS Abner Read in July, according to a statement Wednesday on its website. The general area has been […]

  • Air Force looking decades back in time to create new uniform

    It looks like the Air Force will be sticking to the classics and going back in time to find the perfect design to update its service dress blues uniform. The uniforms, usually worn to official events and considered the business suits for the military, might well get a makeover inspired by suits worn throughout its 70-year history, reported the Air Force Times, the official newspaper of the US Air Force. “We’d like to get back to a little more heritage on […]

  • Woman, 24, accused of raping 5-year-old boy, posting video online

    GREENSBURG, Pa. — A Greensburg, Pennsylvania woman is accused of raping a 5-year-old boy, and posting video of the sexual assault online. Greensburg police said a friend of Corby Kinzey, 24, showed them the video of Kinsey raping the boy earlier this month. Police say she admitted to the assault. She’s facing several charges and was arraigned Wednesday morning, Aug. 16. According to CNN affiliate KDKA, Kinzey allegedly told police a man held a gun to her head and forced […]

  • Woman’s painful cyst turns out to be contact lens embedded in eyelid for 28 years

    Calling all contact lens users: Do not panic. (Shuddering is fine.) Imagine going to the eye doctor because your upper eyelid is swollen and painful. The doctor tells you it’s a cyst and operates. Inside the blister, the surgeon finds a contact lens: a rigid gas-permeable one. But you haven’t worn that type of contact in 28 years! That’s what happened to a 42-year-old British woman, according to a report recently published in the journal BMJ Case Reports. Starting as a […]