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  • Grandkids’ visit turns into murder-suicide in Tennessee

    HERMITAGE, Tenn. – Two young siblings were visiting their grandparents’ Tennessee home when things went unimaginably wrong Saturday. Police say Terry Majors, 64, shot and killed his wife Leigh Shea-Majors, 61, and his 6-year-old grandson, Ty Dodson, before fatally shooting himself. Ty’s 4-year-old sister ran to a neighbor’s house for help and escaped unharmed, NBC News reports. She is now back home in Kentucky, where Ty had just started kindergarten little more than a month ago, with her mother, her mother’s partner, […]

  • Ex-CIA operative releases spy-like campaign ad as she runs for congressional seat

    Business Insider says it looks like a “Fast & Furious outtake”; the AV Club notes it’s more reminiscent of the Bourne Identity franchise. Whatever movie you might compare Valerie Plame’s new campaign ad to, there’s no denying the spot is memorable. Plame, the ex-CIA operative whose identity was divulged by a Washington Post journalist, is running for the New Mexico congressional seat being vacated by Democrat Ben Ray Lujan, who’s running for the U.S. Senate. In the spot released Monday, 56-year-old Plame is seen kicking up dust in a […]

  • Boy with GoPro finds body of woman who disappeared in 1992 on way to wedding

    REVELSTOKE, British Columbia – The family of a Canadian woman who disappeared in 1992 finally know what happened to their loved one, thanks to 13-year-old Max Werenka and his GoPro camera. Max, whose family owns cabins on Griffin Lake near Revelstoke, BC, spotted what appeared to be a submerged vehicle around 15 feet below the surface of the mountain lake, which is just off the Trans-Canada highway, the CBC reports. His family notified the Mounties and when officers arrived to investigate, Max […]

  • Mass inside 17-year-old’s abdomen had hair, teeth, and bone

    INDIA — “About that lump in your abdomen. It was likely your unborn twin.” That’s what a teenager in India was told after surgeons removed “hairy, cheesy material” from her abdomen two years ago, LiveScience reported. More precisely, the mass measuring 14 by 6 by 4 inches contained apparent ribs and vertebrae along with “multiple teeth and structures resembling limb buds,” per an analysis in BMJ Case Reports. The 17-year-old had complained about a growing abdomen lump that sometimes caused […]

  • There’s a little problem with Waco’s ‘Fixer Upper’ Homes

    WACO — Chip and Joanna Gaines are famous for their gorgeous renovations of Waco, Texas, homes for their HGTV show Fixer Upper. There’s just one problem: The average price for homes sold in that area at the moment is around $215,000—a lot less than, say, the $679,000 price tag attached to Season 2’s “Asian Ranch House,” which is currently on the market, Fox News reports. As the listing agent representing that particular home told Insider, the owners purchased it for $262,000 before the […]

  • Woman survives being trapped in septic tank for days

    ESTACADA, Ore. — An Oregon woman almost died in an extremely unpleasant way after falling into a septic tank at her rural home, authorities say. Firefighters believe the Clackamas County woman was doing maintenance work when she fell into the tank, where she was trapped for up to three days, KPTV reports. “It looks like there was work being done on the septic tank,” says Estacada Rural Fire District No. 69 division chief Richard Anderson. “There was a tractor in the […]

  • Elizabeth Smart’s father announces in emotional letter that he is gay, divorcing his wife

    Ed Smart, father of kidnapping survivor Elizabeth Smart, posted a letter on Facebook Thursday that held some stunning revelations: He’s gay, divorcing Elizabeth’s mother, and “doesn’t see a place for himself in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints,” per the Deseret News. Smart explained that he had “come to a change in my beliefs. It is because of this change, that I can finally acknowledge and accept my orientation. Had I not had a change in my beliefs, I would […]

  • Officer finds driver playing Pokemon Go – on 8 phones at once

    Pokemon Go isn’t as popular as it was in 2016, but one man in Washington state is still trying way too hard to catch them all. Trooper Rick Johnson, a Washington State Patrol information officer, tweeted Thursday that an officer encountered a vehicle he thought was disabled parked on the shoulder of Highway 518 near Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. But when Sgt. Kyle Smith approached the vehicle, he discovered that the driver was playing the game on no fewer than eight phones, the Seattle […]

  • ‘I don’t know how a person can survive:’ Woman lives after parachute fails to open

    SAINT JEROME, Quebec – She fell nearly 5,000 feet to the ground from a plane during a skydiving jump after her parachute failed to open, but by some “miracle,” a 30-year-old woman in Canada is still alive, with injuries not believed to be life-threatening. “I don’t know how a person can survive a fall from an airplane like that,” witness Denis Demers told CBC after the terrifying incident Saturday evening, Aug. 10 in Trois-Rivieres, Quebec. The woman, who’d been skydiving […]

  • Disturbing charges against a JonBenet photographer

    A 66-year-old Oregon photographer known for taking images of JonBenet in the months before her 1996 murder has been arrested on child pornography charges, reports KEPR. Police in Springfield say Randall Simons downloaded images using the WiFi of an A&W restaurant near his home, per the Register-Guard. The arrest is getting attention because Simons famously was hired by the Ramsey family in June 1996 to take photos of the 6-year-old beauty pageant contestant. She was killed in December. After her death, Simons […]

  • Alleged synagogue arsonist gets face full of fire

    An Anti-Semitic extremist who set fire to a British synagogue — and, partly, to himself — has been sentenced to remain in a hospital indefinitely, CNN reports. Tristan Morgan, 52, was seen on CCTV footage setting fire to a synagogue in Exeter, England, last July with a flammable liquid. Video shows his plan backfiring when fire burst from the synagogue, burning his forehead and hands and singeing his hair. Morgan was then seen looking amused as he walked off holding a gas […]

  • Nike’s new plus size mannequin sparks strong reactions

    NikeTown London launched its newly redesigned Women by Nike floor last week, and the flagship London store now features plus size mannequins and para-sport mannequins on the floor. Good, right? Well, while you might think the inclusion of a plus size mannequin would be cheered, it actually sparked quite an uproar. What you need to know: Background on the mannequins: A Nike rep explains to ABC News that the Nike Plus Size collection, “crafted to ensure the perfect fit at every size,” was launched in […]

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