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3h ago

Grand Canyon hiker dies on trail during extreme heat

The 53-year-old backpacker was found dead in the Grand Canyon on Sunday, when the high reached 115 degrees.
Image: A hiker on the Hermit Trail below Cathedral Stairs
Image: A hiker on the Hermit Trail below Cathedral Stairs
3h ago

Vikings rookie Jalen Twyman recovering from four gunshot wounds

He suffered non-life-threatening wounds after bullets hit a vehicle he was riding in in Washington, D.C., his agent said.
NFL: JUN 16 Vikings Minicamp
NFL: JUN 16 Vikings Minicamp
5h ago

Waitress chasing group that ran out on bill is abducted and assaulted, police say

The waitress from a restaurant in Washington Township suffered bruises and a possible concussion after the incident late Saturday.
Image: Suspects
Image: Suspects
5h ago

Tropical Storm Claudette, linked to deadly crash that killed 10, moves away from U.S.

The storm triggered destructive tornadoes and flooding and is linked to a car crash that left 10 people dead.
Image: Tropical Storm Claudette
Image: Tropical Storm Claudette
7h ago

Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib becomes first active NFL player to come out as gay

He made the announcement in an Instagram post and said he hoped coming out as gay would help increase "visibility."
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib (94) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta.
Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Carl Nassib (94) leaves the field after an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons on Nov. 29, 2020, in Atlanta.

Foul play suspected in woman's disappearance after groceries found in driveway at Virginia home

A $20,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to Emily Lu’s whereabouts.

Israel urges vaccination for all teens, citing delta variant

New outbreaks of the more contagious variant have been detected at two schools recently.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.
Image: A young teen receives a dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine at the Misgav Ladach hospital in Jerusalem on June 6, 2021, as Israel begins coronavirus vaccination campaign for 12 to 15-year-olds.
9h ago

Small Alabama community mourns loss of 9 children in car crash

Mourners gathered at a local high school to grieve and pray together after Saturday's deadly accident.
Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette in Butler County on June 19, 2021.
Emergency personnel work at the accident site as smoke rises from the wreckage after about 18 vehicles slammed together on a rain-drenched Alabama highway during Tropical Storm Claudette in Butler County on June 19, 2021.
9h ago

Ex-girlfriend of Dippin' Dots CEO accuses him in lawsuit of circulating sexual images of her

Stephen Fischer threatened to circulate graphic images of his ex-girlfriend during their relationship and after their breakup, according to the lawsuit.
Image: Scott Fischer
Image: Scott Fischer
9h ago

Drone video shows aftermath of tornado in Chicago-area suburbs

The National Weather Service confirmed a tornado passed through the towns of Naperville, Woodridge and Darien.
Image: A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle is leveled after an overnight tornado swept through the area in Naperville, Ill., on June 21, 2021.
Image: A home on the 1800 block of Princeton Circle is leveled after an overnight tornado swept through the area in Naperville, Ill., on June 21, 2021.

Wastewater helps Missouri track rise of delta variant

"Our system will tell you about an entire city without any bias for anything. As long as you use the sewer system, we will detect it," one researcher said.
A transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, isolated from a patient.
A transmission electron microscope image of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, isolated from a patient.