Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs receives local hero award after she escaped man who had killed her parents and abducted her
Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs receives local hero award after she escaped man who had killed her parents and abducted her

Closs smiled as the members of the Wisconsin State Assembly gave her a standing ovation after she was honored for her bravery and strong will

Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black, a year after the former media mogul wrote a glowing book about him
Trump pardons fraudster Conrad Black, a year after the former media mogul wrote a glowing book about him

A former member of the British House of Lords, Black was sentenced to more than six years in prison after his 2007 fraud conviction in Chicago

Trump issues executive order banning foreign telecom services over concerns that China's Huawei poses a threat to national security
Trump issues executive order banning foreign telecom services over concerns that China's Huawei poses a threat to national security

In a clear slap at Huawei, the department also put the company and its affiliates on a list that requires them to obtain U.S. government approval to purchase American technology

Planned Parenthood and ACLU file lawsuit challenging 'heartbeat bill' in Ohio, want court to block the ban
Planned Parenthood and ACLU file lawsuit challenging 'heartbeat bill' in Ohio, want court to block the ban

The attorneys in the case have argued that the state's new abortion law 'is a direct violation of Plaintiffs' patients' fundamental constitutional right to decide whether to have an abortion prior to viability and causes those patients irreparable harm'

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women
Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signs near-total abortion ban into law, but Democrats say the bill is a 'slap in the face' for women

The legislation Alabama senators passed Tuesday would make performing an abortion at any stage of pregnancy a felony punishable by 10 to 99 years or life in prison for the provider

Helicopter crashes into Hudson River near Manhattan, pilot survives
Helicopter crashes into Hudson River near Manhattan, pilot survives

A Blade helicopter dubbed as the "Uber of helicopters" crashed near the Lincoln Tunnel at 2:30 p.m. ET

Could Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden derail his father's 2020 presidential bid?
Could Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden derail his father's 2020 presidential bid?

Hunter, an attorney who specializes in health care and renewable energy, has come under intense scrutiny over his business dealings with Ukraine and China

Nebraska farmer hacks off leg with pocket knife to save his life after getting stuck in grain auger
Nebraska farmer hacks off leg with pocket knife to save his life after getting stuck in grain auger

Kaser was desperate for help with no one else in sight, he then suddenly remembered he had a pocket knife

Cats banned from going outside, dogs to be seized for barking too loudly under new Australian law
Cats banned from going outside, dogs to be seized for barking too loudly under new Australian law

The Australian government is reviewing its current legislation given the increase in the number of stray and feral cats while complaints about dogs barking have also seen a spike

3-year-old fatally shoots himself after discovering unsecured gun inside home while mother was busy doing heroin
3-year-old fatally shoots himself after discovering unsecured gun inside home while mother was busy doing heroin

Chrisaiah Arrington was found by responding officers suffering from a single gunshot wound on Saturday before he was rushed to the hospital

United States sees lowest number of births in 32 years as fertility rate drops to record low: Report
United States sees lowest number of births in 32 years as fertility rate drops to record low: Report

The nation's fertility rate has fallen below what is required for a population to replace itself, according to a report from National Center for Health Statistics at the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Trump thinks Democratic race is down to four candidates: 'Crazy' Bernie, 'Sleepy' Joe Biden, 'Reboot' Beto and Pete 'Boot-Edge-Edge'
Trump thinks Democratic race is down to four candidates: 'Crazy' Bernie, 'Sleepy' Joe Biden, 'Reboot' Beto and Pete 'Boot-Edge-Edge'

Trump, in a speech in Louisiana, ridiculed the choice of nominations, saying: 'Boy, you got some beauties there! Three hundred and fifty million people and that's the best we can do?'

17-month-old toddler dies after being sexually assaulted at motel and left with punctured lungs, fractured ribs
17-month-old toddler dies after being sexually assaulted at motel and left with punctured lungs, fractured ribs

Nariah Ivy Brown was a vibrant 17-month-old toddler who died after being assaulted at a motel establishment in Richmond, Virginia

Convicted killer Michael Samra's lawyer says his execution, set for Thursday, will not fix things: 'There is only tragedy in a death sentence'
Convicted killer Michael Samra's lawyer says his execution, set for Thursday, will not fix things: 'There is only tragedy in a death sentence'

The SC bans executing inmates who were younger than the age of 18 at the time they committed their crimes. A move to include 19 and 20-year-olds in the ban was rejected

Hollywood legend Doris Day will have 'no funeral, no memorial and no grave marker'
Hollywood legend Doris Day will have 'no funeral, no memorial and no grave marker'

Day, who died on Monday at 97 years old, is best known for her Oscar-winning movie 'Pillow Talk' and her role in 'Calamity Jane' among her other films

LUNA LANDING: 15-foot Great White Shark weighing over 2,100 pounds heading towards Outer Banks in North Carolina
LUNA LANDING: 15-foot Great White Shark weighing over 2,100 pounds heading towards Outer Banks in North Carolina

Shark trackers say a 15-foot, 2,137-pound great white shark named 'Luna' is traveling up the Carolinas coast on a path toward the Outer Banks

Trump Tower one of the 'least desirable' properties' in NYC as residents find living there difficult after Trump's win
Trump Tower one of the 'least desirable' properties' in NYC as residents find living there difficult after Trump's win

According to the report, units in Trump Tower in New York City have been selling at a 20 percent loss while only 0.23 percent of homes in Manhattan have reported a loss in value over the last two years

Massachusetts teenager who beheaded classmate and chopped off his hands convicted of murder
Massachusetts teenager who beheaded classmate and chopped off his hands convicted of murder

18-year-old Mathew Borges was found guilty of the first-degree murder of Lee Paulino in 2016 whose body was found decapitated and missing both hands

Florida passes bill to create public database of pimps and johns convicted of soliciting prostitution
Florida passes bill to create public database of pimps and johns convicted of soliciting prostitution

Governor Ron DeSantis will decide whether to sign the bill and create the Soliciting for Prostitution Public Database, which passed both houses of the legislature on May 3

Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'
Judge in Bill Cosby sexual assault trial finds 'striking similarities' in testimony against the TV icon, calls it a 'signature crime'

'In each instance, (he) met a substantially younger woman, gained her trust, invited her to a place where he was alone with her, provided her with a drink or drug, and sexually assaulted her once she was rendered incapacitated,' the judge observed.

Son beats mother to death with baseball bat thinking she was an intruder after she walked into his room when he was 'drunk and jet-lagged'
Son beats mother to death with baseball bat thinking she was an intruder after she walked into his room when he was 'drunk and jet-lagged'

Kane County prosecutors filed second-degree murder charges this week against the 21-year-old Thomas J. Summerwill from the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Somali man Farhan Warfaa travels 8,000 miles to Virginia to testify against former army colonel who allegedly tortured him
Somali man Farhan Warfaa travels 8,000 miles to Virginia to testify against former army colonel who allegedly tortured him

Warfaa said that he was tortured by the former army man after being kidnapped by his soldiers in 1987 as a part of the abolition measures against a militia group called Somali National Movement during the Barre regime.

Carnival worker confesses to 'accidentally' shooting two women and one teen in space of 18 days
Carnival worker confesses to 'accidentally' shooting two women and one teen in space of 18 days

23-year-old James Michael Wright from Mendota, Virginia, was arrested on Thursday, May 9, on three counts of capital murder

Police say woman killed by Texas cop was not pregnant, claim she tasered the officer before he shot her
Police say woman killed by Texas cop was not pregnant, claim she tasered the officer before he shot her

The officer, whose identity has not been revealed but who has been described as Hispanic, has now been placed on paid administrative leave according to department policy

Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents
Former coach at UCLA pleads guilty, admits to creating fake athletic profiles for children of wealthy parents

Laura Janke, 36, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and could be called to testify against others, including 'Full House' star Lori Loughlin

Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest
Alabama Senate passes near-total abortion ban with no exceptions for rape or incest

The only exception would be when the woman's health is at serious risk after the Republican-dominated Senate voted 25-6 for the bill

Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges
Poway synagogue shooting suspect John Earnest pleads not guilty to hate crime charges

John T. Earnest, 19, is charged with bursting into the Chabad of Poway synagogue on April 27 and opening fire with an assault rifle, killing one and injuring three worshippers.

Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States
Federal lawsuit seeks to hold Vatican responsible for child sex abuse by priests in United States

A lawsuit in federal court in Minnesota seeks to trace a direct line from clergy sex abuse victims, through Minnesota church officials, to the Vatican, with claims made by three brothers who were abused by a Catholic priest between roughly 2009 and 2012.

Elvis was a pedophile, slept with girls as young as 14 and was 'obsessed with virginity', claims new book
Elvis was a pedophile, slept with girls as young as 14 and was 'obsessed with virginity', claims new book

'Elvis Presley: A Southern Life' also claims that when his wife Priscilla arrived in Memphis to tell him she was no longer in love with him and was separating, he flew into a rage and raped her

Video shows fratboys forcing puppy to drink beer at backyard party by putting a dispenser in its mouth
Video shows fratboys forcing puppy to drink beer at backyard party by putting a dispenser in its mouth

The dog’s owner could possibly face an animal torture charge depending upon the results of the dog’s bloodwork and other physical exams

Texas A&M hurdler leaps over finish line, secures first place after landing flat on his face
Texas A&M hurdler leaps over finish line, secures first place after landing flat on his face

Infinite Tucker, a junior from Long Island, became an overnight sensation after footage from Saturday's remarkable finish made rounds of social media.

Alesha MacPhail's mother slams court's decision to allow six-year-old's murderer to appeal his life sentence
Alesha MacPhail's mother slams court's decision to allow six-year-old's murderer to appeal his life sentence

Georgina Lochrane has been 'livid' after it was revealed that 17-year-old Aaron Campbell will be permitted to challange his 27 years sentence

Oklahoma man drove through three states with dead wife in passenger seat, arrested in Arizona during traffic stop
Oklahoma man drove through three states with dead wife in passenger seat, arrested in Arizona during traffic stop

Rodney Puckett, 70, was arrested on Monday after police found his estranged wife Linda Puckett, 74, in the passenger seat of his car during a traffic stop in Eloy, Arizona.

Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison
Man who threw 5-year-old boy off Mall of America balcony pleads guilty, faces 19 years in prison

Emmanuel Aranda, of Minneapolis, pleaded guilty to attempted premeditated first-degree murder in the April 12 attack. The child suffered head trauma and multiple broken bones but survived.

New video shows Sandra Bland was not engaging in dangerous behavior and agencies must be held accountable, says civil rights expert
New video shows Sandra Bland was not engaging in dangerous behavior and agencies must be held accountable, says civil rights expert

28-year-old Bland was found dead in her jail cell in Waller County, Houston three days after she was pulled over by Texas state trooper Brian Encinia in June 2015

Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued
Powerful 7.5 earthquake hits Papua New Guinea, tsunami alert issued

Shallow earthquakes tend to cause more damage on the Earth's surface, but the USGS estimated that damage and injuries would be low because of the sparse population.

Howard Stern says he helped get Donald Trump elected but wishes it was Hillary Clinton instead
Howard Stern says he helped get Donald Trump elected but wishes it was Hillary Clinton instead

Stern also admitted to voting for Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 poll, and added that Clinton made a mistake by never appearing on his show.

Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera
Texas officer fatally shoots woman after she says 'I'm pregnant' in altercation caught on camera

Authorities said the officer opened fire after the 45-year-old woman grabbed the officer's Taser and used it against him.

Boyfriend arrested after University of Georgia professor's naked body found near hot tub under suspicious circumstances
Boyfriend arrested after University of Georgia professor's naked body found near hot tub under suspicious circumstances

42-year-old Marianne Shockley and Marcus Lillard, her boyfriend, were in the home of 69-year-old Clark Heindel late on Saturday night

Drunk 12-year-old girl steals grandfather's car, leads cops on high-speed chase before crashing into speed limit sign
Drunk 12-year-old girl steals grandfather's car, leads cops on high-speed chase before crashing into speed limit sign

Alamogordo police were on an unrelated call earlier this month when a speeding, suspicious car caught their attention on West US Highway 70

Man sexually assaults 68-year-old woman in coma at Bronx hospital, cops seek public help to track him down
Man sexually assaults 68-year-old woman in coma at Bronx hospital, cops seek public help to track him down

The man entered the lobby of the Lincoln Medical Center in the Mott Haven section of the Bronx at around 3 pm, walked into the room of the 68-year-old victim and sexually abused her

16-year-old girl kills herself after Instagram poll sees 69% vote in favor of her committing suicide
16-year-old girl kills herself after Instagram poll sees 69% vote in favor of her committing suicide

The body of the teen, whose name has not been made public, was found at around 8 pm at the foot of a three-story shop in the city of Kuching on the island of Borneo

'Fetal heartbeat' laws divide America as fears grow that Roe v. Wade could be challenged in the Supreme Court
'Fetal heartbeat' laws divide America as fears grow that Roe v. Wade could be challenged in the Supreme Court

The year 2019 has seen four states — Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, and Ohio — pass 'fetal heartbeat' laws which make abortions illegal once a fetal heartbeat is detected

Georgia couple found guilty of beating two-week-old daughter to death while high on meth
Georgia couple found guilty of beating two-week-old daughter to death while high on meth

A Newton County jury took all of one hour to find Cortney Marie Bell and Christopher McNabb guilty of killing their 15-day-old daughter, Caliyah, in October 2017

Woman seen forcibly pushing 74-year-old man off bus leading to his death in disturbing surveillance video
Woman seen forcibly pushing 74-year-old man off bus leading to his death in disturbing surveillance video

25-year-old Cadesha Michelle Bishop has a history of violence and is facing murder charges in connection to the incident

Video shows mental health workers punching, beating disabled man with belt at Georgia facility
Video shows mental health workers punching, beating disabled man with belt at Georgia facility

The Total Care Personal Care Home in Gordon, Georgia, has lost its license to practice after the video went public.

Seven children left unattended in hot car by babysitter rescued after four-year-old calls 911
Seven children left unattended in hot car by babysitter rescued after four-year-old calls 911

37-year-old woman, who is the mother of two of the children and was babysitting the others, returned to the car around 10 minutes after the police arrived at the scene at the St. Charles Towne Center in Maryland

Body of Florida mother found inside scrapped upright freezer six years after she went missing
Body of Florida mother found inside scrapped upright freezer six years after she went missing

35-year-old Heather Anne Lacey — who was living on the streets and suffered from bipolar disorder — had been missing since Thanksgiving in 2013

US couple reveal nightmare ordeal when their 'adopted' 3-yr-old boy was snatched from their home by Kenyan authorities
US couple reveal nightmare ordeal when their 'adopted' 3-yr-old boy was snatched from their home by Kenyan authorities

Daisy and Matt Mazzoncini have launched a global campaign to raise awareness about their plight and for the return of their son — three-year-old Kiano