Several people were injured when a ski lift in the country of Georgia malfunctioned, reversing at a high speed.
Riverside County Sheriff's Department
After an 18-year-old woman with mental disabilities was found dead in her Riverside County home, her mother and stepfather were charged with murder, abuse and child endangerment Friday.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies responded to an unattended death call just after midnight on March 10 to a home on the 18000 block of Palowalla Drive in Mesa Verde. They discovered Kaylina Anderson’s body in her bedroom.
It is unknown how long the body had been in the room or the cause of death.
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More than 1,000 students from a Chicago-area suburban school district will be disciplined for joining the nationwide school walkout and calling for immediate action to prevent gun violence on the one-month anniversary of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting.
According to Community High School District 99 in Downers Grove, a total of 1,100 students who participated in the walkout Wednesday will face various consequences for violating school policy and leaving class unexcused.
For students receiving their first unexcused absence, the discipline will be a one-hour detention to be served before or after school or on a Saturday, school officials said.
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A couple has reached a $2.5 million settlement with a Northern California city and its police department after investigators dismissed the girlfriend's bizarre kidnapping as a hoax.
Police in Vallejo initially discounted a report by Denise Huskins and her boyfriend, Aaron Quinn, that a masked intruder drugged them in their home and then kidnapped Huskins in 2015 by a man who claimed to be part of a band of "gentlemen criminals." Quinn was left bound inside the couple's Vallejo home.
The assailant sexually assaulted Huskins and released her two days later outside her family's home in Southern California. The Associated Press doesn't normally name victims of sexual assault, but Huskins has frequently spoken publicly about the case in the past.
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Constantin Reliu learned in January that he was dead.
After more than 20 years of working as a cook in Turkey, the 63-year-old returned home to Romania to discover that his wife had had him officially registered as dead.
He has since been living a legalistic nightmare of trying to prove to authorities that he is, in fact, alive. He faced a major setback Thursday when a court in the northeastern city of Vaslui refused to overturn his death certificate because his request was filed "too late."
The decision, the court said, is final.
Capturing snowflakes isn't as easy as sticking out your tongue.
At least not when you're trying to capture them for scientific study, which involves isolating the tiniest of crystals on a metal card printed with grid lines and quickly placing them under a microscope to be photographed.
"They are very tiny and they are close to the melting point," Marco Tedesco of Columbia University said as he set up his microscope beside a snowy field. "So as soon as they fall, they will melt."
While organizing for local conventions, Glen Maxey, legislative affairs director for the Texas Democratic Party, found almost 50 email registrations that seemed odd. He thinks it was a foray into Texas politics...
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Did you buy a Snuggie one night after watching a TV ad a few years ago, thinking you'd get a second one at no additional cost? If so you, you may be in luck! You might get a check in the mail — absolutely free!
The Federal Trade Commission this week sent out more than 200,000 refund checks to people who bought "as seen on TV" products like Snuggies and Magic Mesh Doors that were deceptively marketed as "buy one, get one free" between 2008 and 2015.
The checks, which average $33.14, are the result of a 2015 court-ordered settlement between Allstar Marketing Group and the FTC and New York's attorney general, according to the FTC.
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The search for a man who is missing after an explosion and fire destroyed the Texas chemical plant where he worked is underway again Friday.
Dylan Mitchell, 27, is believed to have been at work inside the Tri-Chem Industries Plant in Cresson when something exploded, sparking a fire that consumed the building Thursday.
Mitchell's brother, Austin Mitchell, spoke with NBC 5 Thursday afternoon and said his family is fearing the worst since his brother hasn't been seen since the blast was reported.
Dozens of cows roamed an upstate New York highway early Friday morning after escaping a tractor-trailer that got into a multi-vehicle pileup, video shows.
Hurricane Maria shredded the electric poles in the plantain farming town of Corozal high in the mountains of central Puerto Rico, leaving tens of thousands of people without power or running water. Desperate, residents of Corozal's Barrio Mana neighborhood asked federal officials for a generator to pump water from the well that supplies the neighborhood's 130 families.
That was nearly six months ago. Today, like everyone in Barrio Mana, World War II veteran Antonio Morales, 93, sleeps in a single-story concrete home with no running water, its floor covered with dozens of gallon jugs and plastic buckets of water that his nurse uses to bathe him.
"Barrio Mana is not even on the government's radar," said Morales' 61-year-old daughter-in-law, Maria Perez, her eyes filled with tears. "Practically no one has shown up here."
A 16-year-old girl and a 45-year-old man missing from the Lehigh Valley since March 5 are believed to have taken a one-way flight from Philadelphia to Cancun, Mexico, according to Allentown police.
The new detail from police Friday comes one day after an Amber Alert was issued in Mexico Thursday for Amy Yu, who investigators now believe to have willingly disappeared with Kevin Esterly, a father of two.
On Thursday, an Amber Alert issued in Mexico read in part, "From the investigations, it’s determined that she might be traveling in national territory accompanied by ESTERLY, KEVIN MICHAEL. We consider the teenager’s integrity is at risk being that she could be a victim of a crime."
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Days after a gunman stormed their Florida school and killed 17 people, two young survivors wrote a song about their grief and healing. On Friday, those Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students released their song for the world to hear.
The inspirational power-ballad is called "Shine," and the students said on their YouTube page that it "is dedicated in loving memory of the 17 victims" of the Feb. 14 massacre. All proceeds will go toward their non-profit, Shine MSD, which helps fund recovery efforts for the victims and families affected by the shooting, as well as mental health programs centered around the arts.
Via U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
More than half a million animal-shaped pacifier and teether holders are being recalled because the snap that attaches to pacifiers and teethers can fray and detach, posing a choking hazard.
Sixty-seven reports of the ribbon on Dr. Browns Lovey pacifier and teether holders fraying and the snap detaching have been reported to Handi-Craft Company, which distributed the toys in the U.S. to retailers like Walmart Toys R Us, Babies R Us and others. There have been no reported injuries.
About 590,000 of the recalled products were sold in the U.S. between August 2015 and this month for about $10, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, which issued the recall notice.
Bobby Bostic was only 16 when he was sentenced to 241 years in prison after a crime spree in 1995. Now, the judge who sentenced him wants him freed.