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10h ago

1 killed and dozens injured in Spain after stage collapses at music festival

Officials said a "strong gust of wind" knocked off parts of a stage's structure at the Medusa Festival, which led organizers to cancel the multiday event.
A Civil Guard vehicle sits outside the Medusa Music Festival
A Civil Guard vehicle sits outside the Medusa Music Festival
16h ago

Police no longer investigating the Anne Heche car crash

"When a person suspected of a crime expires, we do not present for filing consideration," the Los Angeles Police Department said in a statement.
3rd Annual Mammoth Film Festival Portrait Studio – Saturday
3rd Annual Mammoth Film Festival Portrait Studio – Saturday
16h ago

'One of a kind' South Carolina woman dies after she was impaled by a beach umbrella

The 63-year-old woman was at Garden City Beach Wednesday afternoon when the umbrella was carried by the wind and struck her, officials said.
Tammy Perreault, left.
Tammy Perreault, left.
21h ago

In rare move, school librarian fights back in court against conservative activists

Louisiana middle school librarian Amanda Jones said she’s “had enough” of extreme rhetoric deployed against educators over LGBTQ materials.
Amanda Jones poses for a portrait at Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, La., on Aug. 12, 2022.
Amanda Jones poses for a portrait at Cavalier House Books in Denham Springs, La., on Aug. 12, 2022.
21h ago

Mississippi to send back federal money meant to aid residents struggling to pay rent

"It’s a slap in the face. It’s very insulting and degrading. You’re just not being sensitive to people’s needs and understanding it," said a renter in the program.
A man carries a case of water through an apartment complex in Jackson, Miss., on March 24, 2022.
A man carries a case of water through an apartment complex in Jackson, Miss., on March 24, 2022.
1d ago

Britney Spears’ ex Jason Alexander convicted in wedding trespass case

Jason Alexander, who was married to the singer for 55 hours in 2004, was convicted of two misdemeanor counts after he appeared at her wedding to someone else in June.
Singer Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" in Hollywood, Calif., on July 22, 2019.
Singer Britney Spears arrives for the premiere of "Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood" in Hollywood, Calif., on July 22, 2019.
1d ago

Wisconsin man admits to killing 2 people in 1992 while in a 'drunken stupor'

Tony Haase was thinking about a snowmobiling accident that killed his father years earlier when he went to the home of a woman whose father had also been in the crash, an affidavit says.
The Waupaca County Law Enforcement Center in Wis. The County Courthouse is located behind this building.
The Waupaca County Law Enforcement Center in Wis. The County Courthouse is located behind this building.
1d ago

Anne Heche is brain dead after fiery crash into home, spokesperson says

The 53-year-old actor suffered an "anoxic" brain injury when she crashed her car into a Los Angeles home.
Image: Anne Heche, NBCUniversal Upfront Events - Season 2017 Portraits
Image: Anne Heche, NBCUniversal Upfront Events - Season 2017 Portraits
1d ago

Parents arrested, tased while trying to get onto campus of Arizona school on lockdown

The arrests happened after police in El Mirage locked down an elementary school after a report that someone tried to get inside a building and ran off.
People walk outside the Thompson Ranch Elementary School during a school lockdown due to reports of a suspicious person on campus.
People walk outside the Thompson Ranch Elementary School during a school lockdown due to reports of a suspicious person on campus.
1d ago

Southern Baptist Convention says Justice Department is investigating denomination

The SBC leaders' statement gave few details about the investigation, but indicated it dealt with widespread sexual abuse problems in the country's largest Protestant denomination.
A cross and Bible sculpture outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on May 24, 2022.
A cross and Bible sculpture outside the Southern Baptist Convention headquarters in Nashville, Tenn., on May 24, 2022.
1d ago

Texas man convicted of child sexual assault dies after chugging from bottle as verdict is read

"I looked over and noticed him drinking,” his lawyer said. “His hand was shaking. At the time, I thought it was shaking because of the verdict."
16th District Court of Denton County in Texas.
16th District Court of Denton County in Texas.