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7h ago

Students who used TikTok to show deteriorating schools in Puerto Rico push for improvements

High school senior Alaisha Torres Soto said she's urging local officials on the island to use school budgets wisely and invest in the buildings housing the future of Puerto Rico.
Photo collage of TikTok screenshots showcasing conditions of a school
Photo collage of TikTok screenshots showcasing conditions of a school

Rachel Leviss from 'Vanderpump Rules' sues Tom Sandoval and Ariana Madix, alleges revenge porn

The Bravo alum and central "Scandoval" figure accused her former cast mates of eavesdropping, revenge porn, invasion of privacy and intentional infliction of emotional distress.
Raquel Leviss on the Bravo2Bravo Panel at BravoCon in New York on Oct. 15, 2022.
Raquel Leviss on the Bravo2Bravo Panel at BravoCon in New York on Oct. 15, 2022.
9h ago

Human remains found in Florida believed to be those of teen who vanished nearly 20 years ago

Autumn Lane McClure, 16, of Ormond Beach, was last seen on May 10, 2004, when her boyfriend dropped her off at Volusia Mall, the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said.
Autumn Lane McClure
Autumn Lane McClure

Louisiana bill to legalize nitrogen gas executions passes special session

Gov. Jeff Landry is expected to sign the legislation, which would make the state the fourth to allow the novel method.
Jeff Landry speaks in the house chamber.
Jeff Landry speaks in the house chamber.
10h ago

Humpback whales photographed having sex — and gay sex — for the first time

The sexual encounter, which occurred in waters west of the Hawaiian island of Maui in January 2022, was detailed in a new report.
photographers captured the sexual encounter of two adult male humpback whales in the waters west of Maui, Hawaii on Jan. 19, 2022.
photographers captured the sexual encounter of two adult male humpback whales in the waters west of Maui, Hawaii on Jan. 19, 2022.
10h ago

Florida man pleads guilty to smuggling thousands of turtles to Hong Kong and Germany

John Michael Kreatsoulas, 36, and his co-conspirators would capture some of the turtles from the wild, federal authorities said.
Mud turtles are displayed during a press conference at the Customs Department in Bangkok on June 2, 2011.
Mud turtles are displayed during a press conference at the Customs Department in Bangkok on June 2, 2011.
11h ago

AT&T nationwide outage under investigation by N.Y.'s attorney general

“Nationwide outages are not just an inconvenience, they can be dangerous,” Attorney General Letitia James said.
Shoppers shop at AT&T in the King of Prussia Mall
Shoppers shop at AT&T in the King of Prussia Mall

NYPD letter supports Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's claims that they were victims of 'reckless' paparazzi chase

The letter said security teams took evasive measures to avoid collision with pursuing paparazzi vehicles, contrary to claims from paparazzi agencies that there were no near collisions.
Megan Markle receives Ms. Foundation's Woman of Vision Award in New York
Megan Markle receives Ms. Foundation's Woman of Vision Award in New York
12h ago

Former University of Michigan player Craig Roh dies at 33 of stage 4 colon cancer

Roh was diagnosed with colon cancer in August 2022 and kept his diagnosis and treatment quiet.
Notre Dame v Michigan
Notre Dame v Michigan
13h ago

Search for missing Florida 13-year-old ongoing as her mother's boyfriend is arrested

Police say Stephan Sterns was the last person to see Madeline Soto on Monday morning. He was arrested Wednesday on charges of sexual battery and possession of child sexual abuse material.
Madeline Soto
Madeline Soto
13h ago

Boeing given 90 days by FAA to come up with a plan to improve safety and manufacturing quality

The FAA didn't indicate what action it might take if Boeing fails to meet the 90-day deadline.
Image: The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight on June 18, 2021.
Image: The final version of the 737 MAX, the MAX 10, takes off from Renton Airport in Renton, Wash., on its first flight on June 18, 2021.