Seattle man dies after being forced to inject silicone into his scrotum by his sex cult 'master' with fetish for huge genitals
Seattle man dies after being forced to inject silicone into his scrotum by his sex cult 'master' with fetish for huge genitals

28-year-old Tank Heathcliff Hafertepen's mother, Linda Chapman, is now alleging that her son died because of the influence of 'master' Dylan Hafertepen

Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list
Survey names Vermont's South Burlington as best city for people with disabilities; big cities fail to find place in Top 10 list

While South Burlington in Vermont with population less than 20,000 was found to be the best city for disabled persons, Providence in Rhode Island was ranked the last among 182 cities that were covered by the survey. None of the 10 most populous cities got a place in the top 10.

US ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key witness in impeachment probe, barred from testifying before House panel
US ambassador Gordon Sondland, a key witness in impeachment probe, barred from testifying before House panel

Trump gave his version of why the envoy was blocked, tweeting that "I would love to send Ambassador Sondland" to testify, "but unfortunately he would be testifying before a totally compromised kangaroo court."

Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it
Academics have come up with a unique taxpayer plan to save journalism, but Americans may not be willing to pay for it

A seven-member committee in Chicago University has suggested an idea of giving every American $50 through tax cuts so that they can donate the money to their favorite news outlets. Experts are divided though.

Former Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball dies at 27 after long battle with rare brain condition
Former Raiders linebacker Neiron Ball dies at 27 after long battle with rare brain condition

Ball's sister, Natalie Myricks, took to Facebook on Tuesday to write a touching post about his brother.

NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season
NFL 2019 WAGs: Ten hottest wives and girlfriends you don't want to miss during NFL's 100th season

From Kristin Cavallari to Carrie Prejean, these wives and girlfriends are not only smart and talented, they are also drop-dead gorgeous

UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes nude for photoshoot, pulls off perfect mid-air splits while completely naked
UCLA gymnast Katelyn Ohashi goes nude for photoshoot, pulls off perfect mid-air splits while completely naked

The 22-year-old earned a perfect 10 while competing in the 2019 Collegiate Challenge in January for her team—University of California, Los Angeles

Angels' Tyler Skaggs choked to death after ingesting a fatal cocktail of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol, toxicology shows
Angels' Tyler Skaggs choked to death after ingesting a fatal cocktail of fentanyl, oxycodone and alcohol, toxicology shows

The 27-year-old Skaggs was found dead in his hotel room in the Dallas area July 1 before the start of what was supposed to be a four-game series against the Texas Rangers. The first game was postponed before the teams played the final three games.

75-year-old cancer patient marries partner, sings and dances at 'death party' before killing himself
75-year-old cancer patient marries partner, sings and dances at 'death party' before killing himself

75-year-old Bob Fuller was one of about 1,200 people who have used Washington’s Death with Dignity Act to end their lives in the decade since it became law

Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87
Remembering Captain Al Haynes: Hero behind terrifying United Airlines Flight 232 crash of 1989 has died aged 87

He, along with the crew had been instrumental saving lives of those on board in the horrific crash-landing of the United Airlines McDonnell Douglas DC-10 that departed Denver’s Stapleton International Airport bound for Chicago.

Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US
Girls are three times more likely to be victims of harassment amid rise in cyberbullying in US

The survey does not address who the aggressors are, though girls were more likely to note that their bullies were perceived to have the ability to influence others

Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges
Trump expands fast-track deportation authority across US to remove illegal migrants without appearing before judges

Starting Tuesday, July 23, fast-track deportations can apply to anyone in the country illegally for less than two years. Previously, those deportations were largely limited to people arrested almost immediately after crossing the Mexican border

Care provider caught assaulting and raping 50-year-old nursing home resident on hidden camera installed by family member
Care provider caught assaulting and raping 50-year-old nursing home resident on hidden camera installed by family member

The camera captured the defendant sexually assaulting her twice a day, on two different occasions. The videos did not capture the totality of the sexual abuse the victim suffered at the hands of the defendant, shared prosecutors

In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis
In 2050, New York will resemble today’s Virginia Beach and Seattle will feel like San Francisco, shows climate change analysis

The first global analysis of the shifts in climate conditions across the world’s major cities under climate change paints a dreadful picture of the future of our cities

Jim Bouton, former New York Yankees pitcher and author of controversial 'Ball Four' book, dies at 80
Jim Bouton, former New York Yankees pitcher and author of controversial 'Ball Four' book, dies at 80

Jim Bouton, the former New York Yankees pitcher who shocked and angered the conservative baseball world with the tell-all book 'Ball Four' has died at 80 after a long battle with brain disease

Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged
Another, stronger earthquake measuring 7.1 rattles Southern California, roads and buildings damaged

There is about a 1-in-10 chance that another 7.0 quake could hit within the next week, said Lucy Jones, a seismologist at the California Institute of Technology and a former science adviser at the U.S. Geological Survey.

How serial killer Israel Keyes kidnapped a random couple and slaughtered them at an abandoned warehouse
How serial killer Israel Keyes kidnapped a random couple and slaughtered them at an abandoned warehouse

Israel Keyes is believed to have murdered 11 people across the United States and revealed the gruesome details to investigators following his arrest in 2012

Washington man finally convicted of killing young Canadian couple, 30 years after committing the crime
Washington man finally convicted of killing young Canadian couple, 30 years after committing the crime

Authorities used genetic genealogy last year to identify the suspect as William Earl Talbott II, a construction worker and truck driver who was 24 at the time of the killings

Has the infamous DB Cooper been unmasked? Amateur sleuth claims he '98%' knows who skyjacker is
Has the infamous DB Cooper been unmasked? Amateur sleuth claims he '98%' knows who skyjacker is

The Arizona man says he is "98 percent" convinced the FBI has interviewed the real D. B. Cooper - a U.S. marine corps veteran who had assisted and helped refugees in Vietnam - Sheridan Peterson

Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'
Megan Rapinoe says she won't go to 'the f*****g White House', Trump hits back saying she should 'win before she talks'

US soccer star Megan Rapinoe's comments came just a day after the US leader said it was inappropriate for her to refuse to sing the national anthem or cross her heart while it was being played

Man jailed for raping woman in wheelchair sexually assaults her two days after being released from prison
Man jailed for raping woman in wheelchair sexually assaults her two days after being released from prison

25-year-old Francisco Carranza-Ramirez was released from prison last Thursday after serving less than a year for the rape of a White Center, Washington woman, 32, on two separate occasions

Amanda Knox says she was painted as a 'sex-crazed femme fatale' while on trial for roommate's brutal murder
Amanda Knox says she was painted as a 'sex-crazed femme fatale' while on trial for roommate's brutal murder

She arrived in Italy on Thursday for the first time since an appeals court acquitted her in 2011 in the slaying of her 21-year-old British roommate Meredith Kerche on November 1, 2007

Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study
Thousands of Americans lives can be saved if global warming is limited to 1.5°C: Study

Climate change is projected to increase heat-related mortality in the US, Europe, the Americas, East, and Southeast Asia, Australia, the Middle East, and North Africa

Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic now in stable condition
Former Red Sox star David Ortiz shot in the Dominican Republic now in stable condition

The baseball star was reportedly shot in the back and was taken to the hospital. The shooting occurred in a burglary attempt, his father is reported to have initially said. Police, later on, confirmed it wasn't a robbery.

Gymnast who dislocated both knees in career-ending fall fulfils her wedding wish by walking down the aisle on her legs
Gymnast who dislocated both knees in career-ending fall fulfils her wedding wish by walking down the aisle on her legs

Twenty two-year-old Samantha Cerio was bound to the wheelchair after her surgeries but she made sure that it didn't stop her from fulfilling her wish.

Two Seattle women who tried to use vacuum hose to end their periods early hospitalized
Two Seattle women who tried to use vacuum hose to end their periods early hospitalized

A nurse wrote on Twitter that the women, aged 23 and 19, went into 'shock' after the DIY method triggered a rush of blood

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.

Dead, buried, and growing: How human composting could be a game-changer for the funeral industry
Dead, buried, and growing: How human composting could be a game-changer for the funeral industry

Recompose, a Seattle-based firm is the first to have developed a system that is able to transform a body into soil in about a month. It has come into focus after the state of Washington signed a bill to legalize human composting on May 22.

Washington becomes first US state to allow human bodies to be turned into compost
Washington becomes first US state to allow human bodies to be turned into compost

Washington's eco-friendly governor, Jay Inslee, signed the bill in a bid to cut carbon emissions from burials and cremations

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

Amazon to pay employees to quit and start package delivery businesses to meet one-day delivery targets
Amazon to pay employees to quit and start package delivery businesses to meet one-day delivery targets

Amazon says it will cover up to $10,000 in startup costs for employees who are accepted into the program and leave their jobs. The company says it will also pay them three months' worth of their salary

Some inspectors did not complete required training course, FAA admits: 'But those who reviewed Boeing 737 Max were fully certified'
Some inspectors did not complete required training course, FAA admits: 'But those who reviewed Boeing 737 Max were fully certified'

A group of aviation experts from nine countries finished their first meeting to review the FAA's approval of the Max, which has been grounded since mid-March after two crashes killed 346 people

Crane collapses from new Google building in Seattle, kills four including commuters
Crane collapses from new Google building in Seattle, kills four including commuters

With Amazon, Google and other tech companies increasing their hiring in Seattle, the city has more cranes building office towers and apartment buildings than any other in the United States

Boy Scouts of America stares at bankruptcy, as more individuals are expected to come forward with sex abuse claims against leaders
Boy Scouts of America stares at bankruptcy, as more individuals are expected to come forward with sex abuse claims against leaders

In New York and elsewhere, lawyers are hard at work recruiting clients to sue the Boy Scouts, alleging they were molested as youths by scoutmasters or other volunteers.

Former NFL player charged with murder of girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter forced her to work out as he felt she was "chunky"
Former NFL player charged with murder of girlfriend's 5-year-old daughter forced her to work out as he felt she was "chunky"

Cierre Wood would reportedly make La'Rayah Davis “run sprints in the apartment, do sit-ups and wall squats" and told police he was “trying to get her on the right path due to her being chunky.”

Trump admits plan to flood sanctuary cities with 'illegal immigrants'
Trump admits plan to flood sanctuary cities with 'illegal immigrants'

The White House has at least twice considered a plan to release detained immigrants into "sanctuary cities," three people familiar with the idea confirmed Friday — a plan that critics branded as an effort to use migrants as pawns to go after political opponents

Gymnast breaks both legs and dislocates knees in horrific fall after complicated floor routine goes wrong
Gymnast breaks both legs and dislocates knees in horrific fall after complicated floor routine goes wrong

The college athlete has shared that Friday had been her 'final night as a gymnast'. She had been named SEC co-scholar athlete of the year and will be graduating this year with a degree in aerospace engineering.

Washington and Colorado aim to ease rules on legal pot industry to keep Justice Dept at bay
Washington and Colorado aim to ease rules on legal pot industry to keep Justice Dept at bay

Regulators would have to approve money invested to ensure it was not tied to criminals. Owners of pot operations would have to live in-state and pass background checks

Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau who outraged America with their love story headed for separation
Mary Kay Letourneau and Vili Fualaau who outraged America with their love story headed for separation

Letourneau was jailed multiple times for her relationship with Fualaau, but the pair would ultimately persevere and marry one another.

Miss Misunderstood: It's time Melania Trump's good work transcended the circus around husband Donald Trump | Opinion
Miss Misunderstood: It's time Melania Trump's good work transcended the circus around husband Donald Trump | Opinion

Melania is actually using a lot of her resources to put out good in the world which unfortunately gets overshadowed by the circus that constantly follows her husband Donald Trump

London patient becomes second man to be free of AIDS virus after stem cell transplant
London patient becomes second man to be free of AIDS virus after stem cell transplant

The latest case "shows the cure of Timothy Brown was not a fluke and can be recreated," said Dr. Keith Jerome of Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle who had no role. He added that it could lead to a simpler approach that could be used more widely.

Former Seattle Seahawks player Anthony “TJ” Cunningham shot dead in Colorado over a parking spot
Former Seattle Seahawks player Anthony “TJ” Cunningham shot dead in Colorado over a parking spot

According to the local sheriff's office, the duo met in a parking lot between two middle schools to settle their long-running parking spot feud.

Police bodycam footage reveals moment when knife-wielding man gets gunned down after beheading girlfriend in apartment
Police bodycam footage reveals moment when knife-wielding man gets gunned down after beheading girlfriend in apartment

Officers were called to a suspected domestic violence incident in Seattle and had to force open the door to the apartment on February 7 at about 3:30 am

'Historic' winter storm wreaks havoc in the Northwest, brings 'very unusual' snow in Hawaii
'Historic' winter storm wreaks havoc in the Northwest, brings 'very unusual' snow in Hawaii

The National weather service said that strong gusts hit nearly 70mph in some of the regions during the storm, and the agency has warned of possible coastal flooding in the region.

Missing Iowa teen died falling from communication tower after he left home following an argument with his parents
Missing Iowa teen died falling from communication tower after he left home following an argument with his parents

Searchers discovered 13-year-old Corey Brown's body on January 27, five days after he was reported missing, at the communication tower site at West Iowa Avenue in Marshalltown

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

Bill Gates, worth $96 billion, snapped patiently waiting in line at Dick's Drive-In in Seattle
Bill Gates, worth $96 billion, snapped patiently waiting in line at Dick's Drive-In in Seattle

The 63-year-old multi-billionaire is reportedly a big fan of the franchise's burgers and regularly visits when he gets the time.

Former baseball star John Wetteland arrested for making child perform sexual acts on him
Former baseball star John Wetteland arrested for making child perform sexual acts on him

Former World Series MVP and Texas Rangers closer John Wetteland was arrested in Texas on suspicion of repeated sexual abuse of a child under the age of 14

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to divorce wife of 25 years after a 'long period of trial separation'
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to divorce wife of 25 years after a 'long period of trial separation'

Jeff Bezos, 54, met MacKenzie, 48, in 1992 when he was working for D.E. Shaw in Manhattan, New York and the two got married a year later in 1993

Family sues Amazon for $6.5 mn after IT manager dies of heart attack brought on by debt after his disability payments were cut off
Family sues Amazon for $6.5 mn after IT manager dies of heart attack brought on by debt after his disability payments were cut off

The family of Ronald Ashley has filed a lawsuit against Amazon after he died of a heart attack caused by stress in 2016 when the company allegedly cut off his disability payments.

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