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1h ago

Suspect arrested in Texas triple homicide case after dismembered bodies found in burning dumpster

Jason Alan Thornburg, 41, also confessed to two other killings, Fort Worth police said. Court documents say he told police the slayings were a biblical sacrifice.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
Image: Scarred ground where where three dismembered bodies, including a child, were found in a burning dumpster (not shown) on the city's west side on Wednesday.
2h ago

'Girls aren't firefighters': How women are making firefighting more inclusive

Less than 5 percent of career firefighters are women, but a vanguard of female firefighters, paramedics and elected officials are pushing to make the profession more diverse.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
A team of McMinnville Firefighters, led by Suzy Burkhert, load an engine with gear to deploy to on a wildfire in Oregon.
3h ago

Couple celebrating 50th anniversary died in Amtrak train derailment

“If you want an example of how to treat people, Don and Margie were them,” one former co-worker said of the couple.
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe
Image: Donald and Marjorie Varnadoe
3h ago

Man who killed 5 at Maryland newspaper sentenced to life behind bars

Jarrod Ramos, 41, was sentenced to six life prison terms for the rampage at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis in 2018.
Image: Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
Image: Shooting reported at Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md.
4h ago

Man with bow and arrow shot by officer after carjacking in Atlanta, standoff with police

The chaos started early Tuesday in the city and ended in a suburb in a neighboring county. The suspect was unsuccessful in his efforts to take two other cars, police said.
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4h ago

Britney Spears' father opposes his replacement, reiterates support for ending conservatorship

Jamie Spears argued in a new filing that John Zabel, a certified public accountant, was unqualified to take over his daughter's $60 million estate.
Image: Britney Spears performs on Dec. 3, 2016 in San Jose, Calif.
Image: Britney Spears performs on Dec. 3, 2016 in San Jose, Calif.
5h ago

Brain-eating amoeba from splash pad killed Texas boy, officials say

After learning of the child’s illness, health officials began investigating and closed all public splash pads in Arlington.
A child died earlier this month after likely becoming infected with a deadly amoeba after visiting the splash pad at Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas.
A child died earlier this month after likely becoming infected with a deadly amoeba after visiting the splash pad at Don Misenhimer Park in Arlington, Texas.
6h ago

U.S. detains 14 Mexican soldiers who accidentally crossed border

One was cited for possessing marijuana for personal use, and they were all returned to their home country within hours.
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso
Image: U.S. border agents briefly detain 14 Mexican soldiers in El Paso

Tennessee gunman was asked to leave work on day of deadly grocery store shooting

Police are now saying the gunman who worked at the Memphis-area Kroger was asked to leave that day, then returned to the store and opened fire. One person was killed and 15 were hurt. The gunman then took his own life.
Tennessee gunman was asked to leave work on day of deadly grocery store shooting
Tennessee gunman was asked to leave work on day of deadly grocery store shooting
6h ago

5 injured in Louisiana chemical plant explosion

The explosion at the Westlake petrochemical plant near Lake Charles was reported late Monday night, Louisiana State Police spokesman Derek Senegal said.

Britney Spears may not be a fan of her docs. But legal experts say they've helped her case.

The #FreeBritney fan movement was previously dismissed as a social media conspiracy theory. Documentaries have helped the public re-examine the singer's conservatorship.
Image: #FreeBritney Protest Outside Courthouse In Los Angeles During Conservatorship Hearing
Image: #FreeBritney Protest Outside Courthouse In Los Angeles During Conservatorship Hearing