US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country
US WEATHER IN PICTURES: From Polar Vortex to unprecedented flooding, extreme climate has rocked the country

Numerous cases of extreme weather conditions have hit America in the recent past and has led to loss of life and property in most cases, as revealed in these pictures.

Married Oregon man charged with murder after mistress and their three-year-old son go missing
Married Oregon man charged with murder after mistress and their three-year-old son go missing

52-year-old Michael Wolfe has been charged with two counts of aggravated murder and two counts of kidnapping in the disappearance of 25-year-old Karissa Fretwell and their son, three-year-old William.

21-year-old Oregan student dies after falling from scenic lookout spot while taking pictures
21-year-old Oregan student dies after falling from scenic lookout spot while taking pictures

The girl, who was majoring in kinesiology, reportedly landed on a tree when she fell, which stopped her from falling into the Pacific Ocean below. Her injuries, though, proved to be too severe

Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run
Oregon man wanted for sexually assaulting multiple young girls turns himself in after 23 years on the run

62-year-old Wayne Arthur Silsbee is believed to be involved in multiple incidents of sexual assault involving several female victims who were between the ages of eight and 10 at the time of the offenses

'Crushed' parents of Fordham University student who fell from clock tower spent final moments with her before she died
'Crushed' parents of Fordham University student who fell from clock tower spent final moments with her before she died

22-year-old Sydney Monfries fell between a gap in the stairs inside the clock tower on Sunday. She along with her friends had gone to the prohibited place as a "rite of passage" as seniors

Hart family crash: Parents intentionally drove SUV off steep cliff killing 6 kids and themselves
Hart family crash: Parents intentionally drove SUV off steep cliff killing 6 kids and themselves

The jury ruled that the six children had died 'at the hands of another person, other than by accident'

Mom who triggered Amber Alert planned to inject daughter with bleach to get rid of 'parasites'
Mom who triggered Amber Alert planned to inject daughter with bleach to get rid of 'parasites'

41-year-old Brooke Helmandollar was arrested and charged with second-degree criminal mistreatment of a child for the incident.

Autistic girl, 7, brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by 5-year-old boys inside play structure at Albany McDonald's
Autistic girl, 7, brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by 5-year-old boys inside play structure at Albany McDonald's

The girl's mother was unable to see a portion of the play structure where the two boys, both five, allegedly attacked her seven-year-old daughter at the Albany McDonald's

Lawsuit filed after emotional support pit bull mauled five-year-old girl when she tried to pet it at airport
Lawsuit filed after emotional support pit bull mauled five-year-old girl when she tried to pet it at airport

Mirna Gonzalez has filed a $1.1 million negligence lawsuit against the dog's owner, Alaska Airlines, and the Port of Portland.

Teen finally gets first vaccine at 18 after blaming anti-vaxxer parents, who believe shots cause autism
Teen finally gets first vaccine at 18 after blaming anti-vaxxer parents, who believe shots cause autism

18-year-old Ethan Lindenberger from Norwalk, Ohio, slammed his own mother for denying him the vaccines for diseases such as mumps and hepatitis

Emiliano Sala search: Body recovered from plane but investigators cannot say whether it is the footballer or his pilot
Emiliano Sala search: Body recovered from plane but investigators cannot say whether it is the footballer or his pilot

The Piper Malibu plane carrying the Argentine was found by a privately-funded search crew on Sunday after it disappeared from radar over the English Channel on January 21

Saudi government helped hit-and-run driver suspected of killing 15-year-old girl flee US on a private jet: Report
Saudi government helped hit-and-run driver suspected of killing 15-year-old girl flee US on a private jet: Report

Abdulrahman Sameer Noorah was arrested and charged with first-degree murder after he killed Fallon Smart, 15, while speeding at the Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard in 2016

Woman embraces condition that causes thick hair growth all over her body to promote body positivity
Woman embraces condition that causes thick hair growth all over her body to promote body positivity

The 32-year-old mother of three was helped by her boyfriend to accept her body hair and not fret too much about conforming to conventional ideas of beauty

Widow sues gym for $13million after husband died on treadmill a day before retirement
Widow sues gym for $13million after husband died on treadmill a day before retirement

Stacy is suing the gym because her husband David L. Rutledge, who was on his run at the gym just a day before his retirement, died while he was on the treadmill

24-year-old man strangles 53-year-old woman to death with a leather belt during sex
24-year-old man strangles 53-year-old woman to death with a leather belt during sex

Brewer was found with a leather belt that was tightened around her neck. Her autopsy report states that she died from strangulation while her court documents revealed that she died during sex

Man kills both parents and lives with their corpses for five days before killing himself
Man kills both parents and lives with their corpses for five days before killing himself

Matthew Ficken reportedly killed his real estate agent mother Lorraine Ficken and historian father Robert Ficken on January 10, but waited five days before killing himself

Parents of 11-year-old best friends who took their lives say classmates bullied the girls 'for coming out'
Parents of 11-year-old best friends who took their lives say classmates bullied the girls 'for coming out'

Two months after Madissen shot herself with her father's gun at her North Dakota home, her best friend Sophia was found hanging at her home on the Spirit Lake Reservation

US officials seek extradition of Saudi student, 21, in connection with the murder of Oregon girl
US officials seek extradition of Saudi student, 21, in connection with the murder of Oregon girl

Abdulrahman Semeer Noorah, studying at the Portland Community College, went missing nearly two weeks before he was due to stand trial in 2017 for a 2016 fatal hit and run case

Vancouver man claims his truck was set on fire by vandals because it had two pro-Trump stickers on the bumper
Vancouver man claims his truck was set on fire by vandals because it had two pro-Trump stickers on the bumper

Reports state that the word 'Trump' appeared to be spray-painted in large white letters across the vehicle

Teary-eyed moment dying organ donor is given "walk of respect" by hospital staff, family and friends
Teary-eyed moment dying organ donor is given "walk of respect" by hospital staff, family and friends

As the patient, whose identity hasn't been disclosed out of respect, made his way on the hospital bed, the tearful staff ceased operations to stand in silence.

Finding Lucy, a black Lab, saves man from sex-crime conviction and 50 years behind bars
Finding Lucy, a black Lab, saves man from sex-crime conviction and 50 years behind bars

Joshua Horner, a plumber from the town of Redmond in Central Oregon, was convicted on April 12, 2017, for sexually abusing a minor

Steamy romance writer allegedly shot and murdered her husband of 25 years, possibly inspired by her own works
Steamy romance writer allegedly shot and murdered her husband of 25 years, possibly inspired by her own works

Nancy Crampton-Brophy is accused of murdering her husband in a plot that could have been inspired from one of her drama-filled books, police said

BBC Lockdown: "Controlled explosions" outside broadcaster's headquarters as police investigate "suspect packages"
BBC Lockdown: "Controlled explosions" outside broadcaster's headquarters as police investigate "suspect packages"

Pictures shared on social media show a bomb disposal robot on the scene, with witnesses described hearing "two loud bangs"

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

PETA denied permission to erect roadside gravestone for lobsters killed in truck crash
PETA denied permission to erect roadside gravestone for lobsters killed in truck crash

PETA had requested the Maine Department of Transport permission to put up a sign honoring the lobsters killed in an August 22 truck accident.

Teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft bridge could be jailed for a year after reckless endangerment charge
Teen who pushed her friend off a 60ft bridge could be jailed for a year after reckless endangerment charge

The charge of reckless endangerment is considered in US law to be a gross misdemeanor that could land the person in prison for a year and a maximum fine of $5,000

Portland officials probe allegations that police officers violently targetted anti-fascist protesters at far-right rally
Portland officials probe allegations that police officers violently targetted anti-fascist protesters at far-right rally

Witnesses said that as police in riot gear were attempting to keep the two opposing groups apart, the officers preferred to protect the right-wing protesters.

Mayor ignores multiple 911 calls from ICE employees surrounded by violent demonstrators
Mayor ignores multiple 911 calls from ICE employees surrounded by violent demonstrators

Portland police refused to respond to at least two 911 emergency calls from ICE employees after violent protesters surrounded their office

Fearing for their careers, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon all turned down ‘Brokeback Mountain’
Fearing for their careers, Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, and Matt Damon all turned down ‘Brokeback Mountain’

The gay romance movie 'Brokeback Mountain' that catapulted Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal to stardom was initially offered to A-list stars who had turned down the roles.

Melania Trump may be caught in crossfire of Trump protests in London, even as US president avoids capital on UK trip
Melania Trump may be caught in crossfire of Trump protests in London, even as US president avoids capital on UK trip

Reports state that there have been protests planned across the country and have been deliberately timed to coincide with President Trump's visit.

Teen shot in the head wakes up in hospital minutes after priest reads his last rites
Teen shot in the head wakes up in hospital minutes after priest reads his last rites

19-year-old Charlie was shot in the right temple with a pellet gun by a friend and the bullet made it through his cranium and wedged itself inside his brain

Anti-Trump protesters get the nod from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly giant 'angry baby Trump' balloon ahead of his visit
Anti-Trump protesters get the nod from London Mayor Sadiq Khan to fly giant 'angry baby Trump' balloon ahead of his visit

Nearly 50,000 people are expected to rally from the BBC building in Portland Place to Trafalgar Square as part of the 'Stop Trump' protest.

Partially burned bodies of couple found after they complained of being duped out of £50,000 by credit card fraudsters
Partially burned bodies of couple found after they complained of being duped out of £50,000 by credit card fraudsters

A total of 45 credit card transactions were made between August 2017 and May 2018 and Gayle had to go to the UK to get a copy of those receipts to prove they were being scammed

LGBTQ students in Oregon harassed and forced to read Bible
LGBTQ students in Oregon harassed and forced to read Bible

The gay and lesbian students are taunted with homophobic slurs, transgender students are pelted with food in the cafeteria and forced to read Bible as punishment

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