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  • Death penalty sought for 2 Georgia inmates in guards’ killing

    A prosecutor said he’ll seek the death penalty against two Georgia inmates accused of killing two corrections officers this month during an escape from a prison bus. Donnie Russell Rowe, 43, and Ricky Dubose, 24, wore handcuffs and leg shackles when they made their first court appearance Wednesday morning in Putnam County. District Attorney Stephen Bradley said the inmates had returned to the state that morning from Tennessee, where they were captured. Bradley said he planned to seek the death […]

  • Oscar legend Daniel Day-Lewis announces that he is retiring from acting

    LOS ANGELES — Actor Daniel Day-Lewis has officially announced his retirement. In a statement, the British star’s spokeswoman Leslee Dart first told Variety on Tuesday, “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor.” The only man to win three Best Actor Academy Awards, the acclaimed 60-year-old performer will star one last time on-screen in “Phantom Thread,” premiering later this year. “He is immensely grateful to all of his collaborators and audiences over the many years,” the statement said. […]

  • Your dog could call 911 in an emergency. Here’s how.

    Melody Jackson’s beloved grandmother, Eleanor, was in the kitchen when she fell. Her cries for help went unheard, and her feeble attempts to lift herself up were unsuccessful. At the time of the fall, Eleanor was in her 90s, and it was some 20 years ago, but the memory remains with Jackson to this day. “She had to wait for her neighbor to get home from work to get up,” Jackson said. “The family obviously was terrified, so we bought […]

  • Slain Muslim girl may have been sexually assaulted, police say

    A Muslim teen who was attacked and killed early Sunday as she and a group of teenagers walked back to a mosque in Virginia may have been sexually assaulted, investigators said. Police are investigating the possibility that Nabra Hassanen, 17, was sexually assaulted, Fairfax County police spokeswoman Tawny Wright said Tuesday. At a news conference Monday evening, when asked if Hassanen had been sexually assaulted, Fairfax County Police Lt. Bryan Holland responded “there was an assault that occurred in Fairfax […]

  • Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

    What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. It took just 40 seconds for an ordinary traffic stop to turn deadly — from a police officer saying “Hello, sir” to him firing seven shots at a seated motorist. But the police dashboard camera video released Tuesday adds a visceral element to what police witnesses had described — unnerving even in the context of other police shootings and after a video taken by Philando Castile’s passenger went viral. Until Tuesday, few […]

  • Man dies with 109-degree temperature at Las Vegas music festival

    THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A 34-year-old California man died of an apparent heat-related illness after attending the first night of an electronic music festival. Michael Morse, 34, made the trip to Las Vegas to attend the Electric Daisy Carnival at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway with two of his friends, and the family now blames festival organizers for his death, according to a report. “It was the worst call of my life because … this was supposed to be his […]

  • Police transcript in shooting of Seattle mom: ‘I don’t have a Taser’

    As an encounter between two Seattle police officers and a mother of four escalated, one of the cops yelled, “Tase her!” The other officer replied, “I don’t have a Taser,” according to an audio of the police shooting. After repeatedly yelling, “Get back,” shots rang out. Charleena Lyles, 30, a pregnant mother of four was shot and killed by police after she confronted officers with a knife on Sunday, authorities said. Her death outraged her family and community members who […]

  • Bella Bond trial gives disturbing glimpse into heroin addiction

    Michael McCarthy is the only person on trial for the murder of Bella Bond, the 2-year-old toddler whose body was found in a trash bag two years ago near Boston. But during closing arguments on Tuesday, Suffolk County prosecutors put the focus on whay they say is another culprit: heroin addiction. “(It’s) primarily heroin that led us all here,” assistant district attorney David Deakin said. “If there weren’t heroin in this case, there wouldn’t be a case.” A heroin epidemic […]

  • Young people don’t want to work for oil companies

    The bright minds of tomorrow want to pursue careers at Tesla, not ExxonMobil. Sixty-two percent of teens ages 16 to 19 say a career in oil and gas is unappealing, according to a survey of 1,200 young Americans that was released this week by EY. That includes 39% who say the industry is very unappealing. The numbers are a bit better among Millennials. Forty-five percent of those aged 20 to 35 said they are attracted to oil and gas jobs, […]

  • Settlement reached in Michael Brown civil lawsuit

    The family of Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, in 2014, has reached a settlement in its wrongful death lawsuit against the city. While the details of the settlement were not disclosed to the public, US Federal Judge Richard Webber called the settlement, “fair and reasonable compensation.” Brown, who was black, was shot and killed by white Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in August 2014. The incident sparked outrage and protest across […]

  • O.J. Simpson parole hearing set for July

    O.J. Simpson may be one step closer to becoming a free man. Simpson will have a July 20 hearing before the Nevada Board of Parole to decide whether he will be released from prison, according to parole board spokesman David Smith. If paroled, he could be released as early as October, Smith said. The former football star has served nine years in prison at Lovelock Correctional Facility, a medium-security prison in the Nevada desert. Perhaps the nation’s most famous inmate, […]