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iStock/Thinkstock(AMES, Iowa) — As hundreds of students held an emotional vigil on the campus of Iowa State University, their tears glistening in candlelight, the mother of slain champion college golfer Celia Barquín Arozamena spoke out half a world away. “It has been bad luck,” Miriam Arozamena said Wednesday, addressing reporters for the first time near […]

Sonitus(ALEXANDRIA, Virginia) — Think your new wireless Apple Airpod ear buds are pretty special, don’t you? The U.S. Department of Defense is working with a Silicon Valley startup to fine-tune a crystal-clear, two-way radio so small it clips to your tooth. The device, nicknamed the “molar mic,” is designed to transmit an encrypted, wireless signal […]

ABC News(CULLEOKA, Tennessee) — It’s been a year and a half now since high school teacher Tad Cummins ran off with his then 15-year-old student Elizabeth Thomas. Across the country and in the small town of Culleoka, Tennessee, where the two lived, many have made up their minds about the exact nature of the relationship […]

Twitter/@lmedsker(WASHINGTON) — Dozens of senior citizens were saved from a raging apartment fire thanks to Washington D.C. firefighters and several U.S. Marines, eyewitness video showed. The Marines, who weren’t wearing fire gear, sprinted toward the two-alarm fire at the Arthur Capper Senior Public Housing building in Washington on Wednesday. “Marines rushed into the building to […]

KABC(LOS ANGELES) — A pair of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies were injured in a fatal shootout on Wednesday after responding to a call about a man with a deadly weapon, authorities said. The deputies were responding to a scene near a park in East Los Angeles around 6:30 p.m. when three suspects opened fire […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A desperate search is underway in the nation’s capital after a woman was stabbed to death while jogging in a trendy neighborhood just a few miles from the White House. Wendy Karina Martinez, 35, stumbled into a Chinese restaurant in Washington D.C.’s Logan Circle on Tuesday night, suffering from multiple stab wounds to […]

iStock/Thinkstock(SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico) — For over 16 hours on Sept. 20, 2017, an island of more than 3 million people was battered by the Category 4-hurricane-force winds and rain of Maria. The toll taken on Puerto Rico became evident immediately: total destruction of an electrical grid and telecommunication services, and an economic cost of […]

iStock/Thinkstock(WAUKESHA, Wisconsin) — A Wisconsin woman was caught on tape breaking out of her handcuffs and escaping from a local police station, authorities said. Thirty-year-old Amber Gonzales was arrested last Friday at the Beaumont Hotel for theft and possession of drug paraphernalia. Officers took Gonzales to a holding cell in the Waukesha Police Department, where […]

Google Maps(CHARLESTON, S.C.) — Two South Carolina sheriff’s deputies who were transporting a pair of mental patients in a van that was overcome by flood waters — drowning the two women, who were chained in the back of the van — have been placed on administrative leave, authorities said on Wednesday. Horry County Sheriff Phillip […]

iStock/Thinkstock(GOODRICH, Texas) — A great-grandmother in Texas hit an alligator in the bullseye earlier this week, killing the massive reptile with one shot to its head, she told a local news station. Livingston Mayor Judy Cochran believes the gator she found on her family ranch along the Trinity River in Goodrich, Texas, is responsible for […]

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