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Philadelphia police are about to identify body of 'Boy in the Box' — found more than 65 years ago

Years of investigation and two exhumations of the boy’s body yielded DNA samples, which helped police identify the boy, who was found in a cardboard box on Feb. 25, 1957.
Depiction of the "boy in the box".
Depiction of the "boy in the box".
3h ago

There are plenty of clues in the home where Idaho students were killed. But solving the case may not be simple.

Victims' families and the public are growing impatient with police investigating the University of Idaho stabbings. But analyzing evidence could take weeks.
Photo illustration of the four slain University of Idaho students, the door to the house where the murders occurred, finger prints, police caution tape, and evidence rulers.
Photo illustration of the four slain University of Idaho students, the door to the house where the murders occurred, finger prints, police caution tape, and evidence rulers.
4h ago

Kansas H.S. students accused of taunting basketball team with Black baby doll, racist chants

Valley Center officials issued an apology Monday to Topeka High School for “inappropriate language and behavior” by students during the game.
Valley Center High School in Valley Center, Kan.
Valley Center High School in Valley Center, Kan.
5h ago

NYC honors historic gay bar with landmark status

Julius’ bar, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village neighborhood, was the site of one of the earliest acts of civil disobedience in the fight for LGBTQ rights.
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Wooden ship from 1800s uncovered on Florida beach after erosion caused by recent hurricanes

The archeological team on Monday and Tuesday removed sand and made a shallow trench around the structure’s wooden timbers, took measurements and made sketches in an effort to solve the 200-year mystery.
 Severe beach erosion caused by two late-season hurricanes helped partially uncover what appears to be part of an 80-foot-long (24-meters) ship in the sand on Daytona Beach Shores, officials said. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
 Severe beach erosion caused by two late-season hurricanes helped partially uncover what appears to be part of an 80-foot-long (24-meters) ship in the sand on Daytona Beach Shores, officials said. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

The Great Salt Lake is drying up and turning into toxic dust

Declining water levels exposed much of the Great Salt Lake's bed and created conditions for storms of dust laden with toxic metals that now threaten 2 million people.
Gif of Kevin Perry riding his bike through the dry Salt Lake.
Gif of Kevin Perry riding his bike through the dry Salt Lake.

3 UVa football players killed in campus shooting honored with posthumous degrees

The families of University of Virginia football stars D’Sean Perry, Devin Chandler and Lavel Davis Jr. were given their printed posthumous degrees in the wake of their November deaths.
D'Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr., and Devin Chandler.
D'Sean Perry, Lavel Davis Jr., and Devin Chandler.
7h ago

New York man charged with hate crime after allegedly targeting Jewish father and son in BB gun attack, police say

Jason Kish, 25, of Staten Island, was charged with assault as a hate crime, endangering the welfare of a child, reckless endangerment and assault, the New York City Police Department said.
Man charged with hate crime after allegedly targeting Jewish father and son in BB gun shooting in Staten Island, New York, police say.
Man charged with hate crime after allegedly targeting Jewish father and son in BB gun shooting in Staten Island, New York, police say.
10h ago

Woman who watched boyfriend kill 6 of his family members in Chicago robbery sentenced to 25 years in prison

Jafeth Ramos, 25, pleaded guilty to armed robbery under a deal with Cook County prosecutors in which she agreed to testify against the former boyfriend, Diego Uribe Cruz.
Jafeth Ramos and her boyfriend, Diego Uribe Cruz, were arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the killings of six members of a family in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. Authorities found the bodies Feb. 4, 2016.
Jafeth Ramos and her boyfriend, Diego Uribe Cruz, were arrested and charged with six counts of first-degree murder in the killings of six members of a family in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. Authorities found the bodies Feb. 4, 2016.
17h ago

Jan. 6 rioter who warned of 'siege' is sentenced to 3 years

George Amos Tenney III, of South Carolina, was the first rioter to open a set of doors to the Capitol Rotunda from inside, allowing others to enter, prosecutors said.
George Amos Tenney III.
George Amos Tenney III.
17h ago

San Francisco votes to pause policy that would allow police to use deadly robots

The Board of Supervisors had voted last week to allow the use of robots for deadly force in extreme circumstances, a decision that was met with fierce pushback.
A woman protests the use of robots by the San Francisco Police Department outside of City Hall on Dec. 5, 2022.
A woman protests the use of robots by the San Francisco Police Department outside of City Hall on Dec. 5, 2022.