Woman forced 5-year-old stepson to sleep in a closet under the stairs and nearly starved him to death
Woman forced 5-year-old stepson to sleep in a closet under the stairs and nearly starved him to death

The boy was just given a slice of bread to eat each day, and that too was taken away if he didn't eat it quickly

Heartbroken Texas mother urges burglars who broke into her house to return the ashes of her infant son who died in 2016
Heartbroken Texas mother urges burglars who broke into her house to return the ashes of her infant son who died in 2016

The family hopes the burglars return the small white box that contains the ashes of their son Julien, who lost his life in September 2016 at the tender age of 11 weeks

Ex MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in an accident after their car struck a rock and veered off road in Venezuela
Ex MLB players Luis Valbuena and Jose Castillo killed in an accident after their car struck a rock and veered off road in Venezuela

The players' deaths were confirmed by their club Cardenales de Lara, which said that both players were infielders in their team and had played a game on Thursday before the tragedy

Two women arrested for having sex with 14-year-old boy they met at pool party in Texas
Two women arrested for having sex with 14-year-old boy they met at pool party in Texas

Desiree Cherie Hovatter, 19, of Houston, and Austin resident Savanna Nicole Spurlock, 21 reportedly met the teenager at a pool party in Temple, Texas, in July.

Arnold Schwarzenegger attends Bush's funeral with his girlfriend to pay tribute to the man who gave him his 'big break' in politics
Arnold Schwarzenegger attends Bush's funeral with his girlfriend to pay tribute to the man who gave him his 'big break' in politics

Schwarzenegger later earned himself the nickname of 'Conan the Republican' after he played a key role in Bush's re-election campaign

Former senator Bob Dole, 95, rises from his wheelchair for one final emotional salute to George HW Bush
Former senator Bob Dole, 95, rises from his wheelchair for one final emotional salute to George HW Bush

Dole, who was once Bush senior's political rival, described the war hero as a 'cherished servant leader' who 'answered the call to serve whenever the nation needed him'

Late President Bush's service dog Sully has been assigned to his next duties and will not be going home with the family
Late President Bush's service dog Sully has been assigned to his next duties and will not be going home with the family

The yellow labrador retriever has now been assigned to his next duties at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center's Facilities Dog Program in Maryland.

George HW Bush's service dog Sully lies by his coffin ready to accompany him to Washington on one last journey together
George HW Bush's service dog Sully lies by his coffin ready to accompany him to Washington on one last journey together

The specially trained golden labrador was gifted to Bush senior in June after his wife of 73 years former First Lady Barbara Bush passed away.

Melania Trump is 'relieved' Donald Trump will be attending George HW Bush's funeral with her
Melania Trump is 'relieved' Donald Trump will be attending George HW Bush's funeral with her

This comment comes after Michelle Obama dissed her when Melania Trump commented that she is the 'most bullied person' in this world. 

Former president George HW Bush's last words were to his son, he said: 'I love you, too'
Former president George HW Bush's last words were to his son, he said: 'I love you, too'

According to James A. Baker III, Bush’s friend and former chief of staff and secretary of state, Bush senior was surrounded by his family members and friends before his death.

Trump to attend George HW Bush's funeral, declares December 5 as national day of mourning to honor former president
Trump to attend George HW Bush's funeral, declares December 5 as national day of mourning to honor former president

Trump's tweet read: 'President George H.W. Bush led a long, successful and beautiful life. Whenever I was with him I saw his absolute joy for life and true pride in his family.'

George HW Bush legacy: He was one of the most qualified presidents to assume office
George HW Bush legacy: He was one of the most qualified presidents to assume office

The World War II hero is also recognized for his unique ability to navigate the uncertainty which the White House faced after Soviet Union's disintegration.

Barack Obama was one of the last people to have met George HW Bush in Houston days before his death
Barack Obama was one of the last people to have met George HW Bush in Houston days before his death

George HW Bush, the 41st president, died at the age of 94 on Friday at his home in Houston. Bush's death comes after his wife of 73 years, Barbara Bush, passed away on April 17.

A love that stood the test of time: George HW Bush and wife Barbara were married for an incredible 73 years
A love that stood the test of time: George HW Bush and wife Barbara were married for an incredible 73 years

The couple, whose enduring love is often talked about, had been by each other's side for decades, supporting each other through their difficult times and the good ones. 

George Bush Sr., 41st US President, dies at the age of 94
George Bush Sr., 41st US President, dies at the age of 94

George W. Bush, son and the 43rd President of the US, announced the news of George Bush Sr's death via a statement.

Mother accused of killing infant and leaving it in motel room freezer seeks bond reduction
Mother accused of killing infant and leaving it in motel room freezer seeks bond reduction

A Houston County judge had set the bond amount on the manslaughter charge at $250,000, while Amanda Gail Oakes also has a $150,000 bond set on the abuse of a corpse charge.

Houston Texans owner Bob McNair dies at 81
Houston Texans owner Bob McNair dies at 81

Robert C. McNair passed away peacefully in Houston today with his loving wife, Janice, and his family by his side

Silicone breast implants increase chances of skin cancer by 400%, stillbirth by 450%, and arthritis by 600%
Silicone breast implants increase chances of skin cancer by 400%, stillbirth by 450%, and arthritis by 600%

The study looked at nearly 100,000 patients enrolled in large postapproval studies between 2007 and 2010 before publishing it in the journal Annals of Surgery

6-year-old girl strangles baby brother to death with seatbelt while dad shopped for clothes; father charged
6-year-old girl strangles baby brother to death with seatbelt while dad shopped for clothes; father charged

The 6-year-old daughter told the authorities that she put the seat belt around her brother when he started crying to make him stop

Six-year-old girl who was shot in the leg during robbery at McDonald's takes first steps after surgery
Six-year-old girl who was shot in the leg during robbery at McDonald's takes first steps after surgery

Claire Tidwell was hit in the leg after an overzealous security guard fired multiple shots at a robber, but is now recovering well after her surgery.

NRA tweet advising doctors to 'stay in their lane' sparks nationwide backlash from medical community
NRA tweet advising doctors to 'stay in their lane' sparks nationwide backlash from medical community

Doctors and nurses shot a barrage of tweets aimed at the gun lobbying group, saying the issue of gun violence is one they're quite familiar with as first responders

Teen recorded himself sexually abusing, murdering 15-year-old girlfriend before sharing video with friends
Teen recorded himself sexually abusing, murdering 15-year-old girlfriend before sharing video with friends

18-year-old Jesus Campos Jr. was found guilty of killing Karen Perez whose body was found stuffed under the sink at an abandoned apartment in May 2016

Mother and boyfriend beat 2-year-old daughter to death with belt and dump body in bayou
Mother and boyfriend beat 2-year-old daughter to death with belt and dump body in bayou

Hazana Anderson was allegedly hit with a belt several times on October 19 by her 21-year-old mother Tiaundra Criston, and her mother's 32-year-old boyfriend Kenny Hewett

Young couple, both 23, killed just hours after their wedding as family helicopter crashes into hill
Young couple, both 23, killed just hours after their wedding as family helicopter crashes into hill

As the helicopter lifted off from Will's family ranch, the guests present at the venue cheered for the couple. However, tragedy struck when the chopper crashed into a hill.

Mother abandons two young sons at cell phone shop claiming her husband kicked them out of home
Mother abandons two young sons at cell phone shop claiming her husband kicked them out of home

'You want the children?', the mother had asked the store manager before she left her children at the shop and disappeared.

Toddler dies in mother's arms waiting for an ambulance after being mauled by family dog
Toddler dies in mother's arms waiting for an ambulance after being mauled by family dog

Denali Gonzalez was seen playing with the dog after she and her family got back home from a shopping trip before he was killed by the family dog

Man who groped woman on flight thinks it's okay to 'grab women's private parts' because Trump says so
Man who groped woman on flight thinks it's okay to 'grab women's private parts' because Trump says so

Bruce Michael Alexander was arrested after Southwest Airlines Flight 5421 from Albuquerque landed in Houston

Father befriends son's bully, takes him out shopping after finding out he was homeless and struggling
Father befriends son's bully, takes him out shopping after finding out he was homeless and struggling

The father, Aubrey Delinzer, says his own experience with bullying as a child gave him a unique perspective of the situation

Woman ditches friend's two-year-old son at stranger's doorstep, claims she got the wrong house
Woman ditches friend's two-year-old son at stranger's doorstep, claims she got the wrong house

The footage shows the woman carrying the child by the arm, setting him down in front of a house and frantically ringing the doorbell and knocking on the door before fleeing

Horrified Texas mother looks on as two-year-old daughter is mauled to death by family dog
Horrified Texas mother looks on as two-year-old daughter is mauled to death by family dog

The dog is believed to be a mix of the leopard cur breed, a hunting hound dog, and has been euthanized

Houston teacher caught on camera hurling racist slurs against Hispanic couple, gets fired
Houston teacher caught on camera hurling racist slurs against Hispanic couple, gets fired

27-year-old Tiffany Scott was arrested and also fired from her job after she hurled racist rant against a Hispanic couple on October 9.

Texas teacher who flashed a broad smile in her mugshot pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student
Texas teacher who flashed a broad smile in her mugshot pleads guilty to having sex with 17-year-old student

Sarah Madden Fowlkes, 28, has pleaded guilty to charges of improper relationship between an educator and a student. She is seeking a plea deal.

Houston police launch investigation after officer caught on camera taking pictures of woman's behind at Drake concert
Houston police launch investigation after officer caught on camera taking pictures of woman's behind at Drake concert

The Houston Police Department confirmed that they had started the internal investigation against the officer, who was not identified

'Perfectionist' schoolteacher allegedly ended her life after occupational therapist diagnosed her as "emotionally immature"
'Perfectionist' schoolteacher allegedly ended her life after occupational therapist diagnosed her as "emotionally immature"

Chelsey Peart, 27, was told she was 'emotionally immature' by an occupational therapist, a diagnosis that 'changed her completely'

3D gun maker Cody Wilson jailed for sexually assaulting a child
3D gun maker Cody Wilson jailed for sexually assaulting a child

Wilson, the founder of Defense Distributed, became a significant figure in the debate over guns in the country after his company released blueprints for plastic guns online.

Atlanta-based actress Chelsea Standberry and her three children killed in horrific eight-vehicle crash
Atlanta-based actress Chelsea Standberry and her three children killed in horrific eight-vehicle crash

Chelsea Standberry and her three children were killed in a tragic and horrifing eight vehicle pile up after a collision with an 18-wheeler

Ivanka Trump complimented by Russian cosmonaut onboard ISS: "When I see you...my mood improves and rises"
Ivanka Trump complimented by Russian cosmonaut onboard ISS: "When I see you...my mood improves and rises"

Ivanka got the opportunity to speak with the ISS crew during her visit to the NASA Johnson Space Center in Houston on Thursday

Ex-Southwest employee says racist coworkers created a 'whites only' break room, sues airline
Ex-Southwest employee says racist coworkers created a 'whites only' break room, sues airline

Jamel Parker, a former employee at Southwest Airline, filed a lawsuit in a federal court alleging that he was fired from his position because of his race

73-yr-old grandma kills 12-ft, 580-pound alligator with single shot after it eats her miniature horse
73-yr-old grandma kills 12-ft, 580-pound alligator with single shot after it eats her miniature horse

Judy Cochran had reportedly been searching for the gator for many years now and finally got the opportunity to shoot and kill it after catching it on a hook

Texas education board votes to remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from curriculum
Texas education board votes to remove Hillary Clinton and Helen Keller from curriculum

Removing Hillary Clinton from the course material would save teachers 30 minutes and removing Helen Keller would save about 40 minutes, according to Texas Board of Education

Bride twerks into wedding reception wearing hot pants and Mardi Gras mask leaving guests stunned
Bride twerks into wedding reception wearing hot pants and Mardi Gras mask leaving guests stunned

Stephanie Payne managed to surprise her groom as well as all her wedding guests when she presented them with a twerking performance they would never forget

MS-13 'completely dismantled' after major crackdown on gang's operational base in California
MS-13 'completely dismantled' after major crackdown on gang's operational base in California

More than two dozen MS-13 gang members were arrested and charged following a months-long murder and drug trafficking investigation centered on a rural farm city in California

Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to help GOP keep the US House
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donated $100,000 to help GOP keep the US House

Reports state that Allen donated the huge amount to a joint fundraising committee, called Protect the House, which shared the funds with multiple GOP candidates

Mystery woman seen frantically ringing door bell found safe after boyfriend shoots himself dead
Mystery woman seen frantically ringing door bell found safe after boyfriend shoots himself dead

The boyfriend left a suicide note that helped cops 'identify the female and some of the circumstances behind why these events occurred'

Lookout for mystery woman wearing only T-shirt and handcuffs who rang doorbell of home and disappeared
Lookout for mystery woman wearing only T-shirt and handcuffs who rang doorbell of home and disappeared

Authorities are currently looking into surveillance footage that they have collected from the neighborhood.

Parents arrested for leaving 11-year-old daughter home alone for 'almost a week' while they attended concert 1,300 miles away
Parents arrested for leaving 11-year-old daughter home alone for 'almost a week' while they attended concert 1,300 miles away

The pair left their daughter in Houston to travel to Detroit to see English rock band Godflesh play live

Sexist man shot at women drivers because he believed only men should be allowed to drive
Sexist man shot at women drivers because he believed only men should be allowed to drive

29-year-old Nicholas D’Agostino appeared before a judge on Thursday for shooting two women in their cars in two separate instances

NASA chief Jim Bridenstine proposes "Gateways" on stable orbits to facilitate space exploration
NASA chief Jim Bridenstine proposes "Gateways" on stable orbits to facilitate space exploration

NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine has a vision for renewed and “sustainable” human exploration of the moon and beyond.

Young baritone alleges he was drugged, violently raped and left bleeding by two famous gay opera stars
Young baritone alleges he was drugged, violently raped and left bleeding by two famous gay opera stars

Schultz did contact a health center to make an appointment after the encounter but was too afraid to go and see a doctor. So there is no physical evidence of the alleged rape now.

"I didn't want it to end like this": Woman posts chilling apology video before killing her manager and injuring a co-worker
"I didn't want it to end like this": Woman posts chilling apology video before killing her manager and injuring a co-worker

Peralez posted a video to Facebook Live right before the shooting where she appeared to apologize for what she was about to do.

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