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3h ago

Airbnb is rolling out 'anti-party technology' in the U.S. and Canada

The short-term rental platform has been under pressure to clamp down on parties since 2019, when a Halloween house party in a San Francisco suburb ended with five people dead in a shooting.
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4h ago

Monkey calls 911 from cellphone, sending deputies to California zoo

The San Luis Obispo County Sheriff’s Office said it believed a Capuchin monkey named Route was behind a mysterious 911 call from Zoo to You, near Paso Robles.
Route the Capuchin monkey.
Route the Capuchin monkey.
4h ago

Lori Vallow, the Idaho mom charged with killing her children, says conspiracy count too confusing for a jury to understand

Lori Vallow Daybell and her husband Chad Daybell have pleaded not guilty to murder, conspiracy and grand theft charges in connection with the deaths of 7-year-old Joshua “JJ” Vallow and 17-year-old Tylee Ryan.
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4h ago

Little League World Series player seriously injured after falling from bunk bed 

Little League International said the boy “sustained an injury” within his dormitory complex on Monday morning and was transported to the Geisinger Janet Weis Children’s Hospital.
The Little League World Series Championship baseball at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa.
The Little League World Series Championship baseball at Lamade Stadium in South Williamsport, Pa.
5h ago

Prehistoric 'living fossil' fish may spawn in Georgia for the first time in 50 years

Scientists and students carrying out a census of Georgia lake sturgeon have found three females with mature eggs, suggesting the armored fish may be reproducing in the state for the first time in a half-century.
A juvenile lake sturgeon on the Coosa River, on June 16, 2022, at Rome, Ga.
A juvenile lake sturgeon on the Coosa River, on June 16, 2022, at Rome, Ga.
7h ago

Texas to execute man for slaying of Dallas real estate agent

Kosoul Chanthakoummane was on parole when he was condemned for killing 40-year-old Sarah Walker in July 2006. She was found stabbed more than 30 times in a model home in McKinney, about 30 miles north of Dallas.
Texas death row inmate Kosoul Chanthakoummane, who is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in Huntsville, Texas.
Texas death row inmate Kosoul Chanthakoummane, who is scheduled to receive a lethal injection Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2022, in Huntsville, Texas.
9h ago

A pilot who fell to his death was 'visibly upset' over midflight emergency, officials say

Charles Hew Crooks apologized to his co-pilot and said he felt sick and needed air, federal investigators said.
Charles Hew Crooks.
Charles Hew Crooks.

Family of 8-year-old paralyzed in July 4th attack says he faces daily pain and anguish

Cooper Roberts’ spinal cord was severed in the Highland Park, Illinois, mass shooting that killed seven people. His parents want the world to know about his struggles.
8-year-old Cooper Roberts.
8-year-old Cooper Roberts.
10h ago

A Texas youth football coach was killed during a fight over the game's score, witnesses told police

Before the fatal shooting near Dallas, the opposing coaches were arguing about calls by the refs, police have said.
Youth football coach Michael Hickmon.
Youth football coach Michael Hickmon.
12h ago

A Florida doctor has vanished at sea with no evidence of foul play

The Coast Guard said Sunday it was suspending its search for Dr. Chaundre Cross, who set sail from Naples on Aug 10. His boat was found the next day.
Dr. Chaundre Cross.
Dr. Chaundre Cross.

Summer of grim discoveries continues as more human remains are found at drought-stricken Lake Mead

It’s the third time since May that skeletal remains have been discovered at Lake Mead, which has reached historic low levels amid a more-than-20-year drought.
People walk towards a formerly sunken boat on cracked earth hundreds of feet from what is now the shoreline on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev., on May 9, 2022.
People walk towards a formerly sunken boat on cracked earth hundreds of feet from what is now the shoreline on Lake Mead at the Lake Mead National Recreation Area, near Boulder City, Nev., on May 9, 2022.