Death of last male Sumatran rhino jolts conservation efforts, but all is not lost for the species
Death of last male Sumatran rhino jolts conservation efforts, but all is not lost for the species

The species is now critically endangered and their numbers are also difficult to determine as they are solitary animals that are scattered across vast swathes of land

Jayme Closs' mother's 911 call on the day she was kidnapped gives horrifying glimpse of the killings and abduction
Jayme Closs' mother's 911 call on the day she was kidnapped gives horrifying glimpse of the killings and abduction

A muffled scream and sounds of movement can be heard at one point followed by shouting before the call stops abruptly.

Amber Alert: 12-year-old girl missing from Baltimore, last seen with man in silver Honda Accord
Amber Alert: 12-year-old girl missing from Baltimore, last seen with man in silver Honda Accord

Heydi Chavarria was last spotted on the 1700 block of McHenry Street in Baltimore, Maryland, wearing a yellow shirt, blue pants, and white shoes

Vicious tornadoes sweep through Kansas, Pennsylvania as powerful storms hit New Jersey
Vicious tornadoes sweep through Kansas, Pennsylvania as powerful storms hit New Jersey

The Kansas City International Airport was evacuated and all the passengers were moved into the parking tunnels for their safety as a dangerous tornado warning was issued for the area

Chris Kattan claims SNL boss Lorne Michaels urged him to have sex with 'A Night at the Roxbury' director Amy Heckerling
Chris Kattan claims SNL boss Lorne Michaels urged him to have sex with 'A Night at the Roxbury' director Amy Heckerling

The SNL alum wrote that he refused initially, but then said that he and Heckerling had sex in her 'casting couch' in her office.

Anthropocene Epoch: The period when humans started significantly altering the planet to be decided in 2021
Anthropocene Epoch: The period when humans started significantly altering the planet to be decided in 2021

The starting point of the Anthropocene or the Age of Man will be decided by the 34-member Anthropocene Working Group under the International Commission on stratigraphy

Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a minor commits suicide on the I-220 after news of abuse surfaces
Police officer accused of sexually assaulting a minor commits suicide on the I-220 after news of abuse surfaces

Both the lanes of the interstate highway were closed for more than two hours on Monday as law enforcement officers looked into the incident. According to Mayor Lumumba, the officer was in his personal car but used the service revolver of another colleague.

Large, destructive tornado strikes Dayton Metro area as Ohio grapples with severe storms
Large, destructive tornado strikes Dayton Metro area as Ohio grapples with severe storms

The National Weather Service was calling the incident a life-threatening situation as the tornado swept through heavily-populated areas

Parts of central Indiana under Tornado Watch, authorities issue warnings of flash floods, thunderstorms until 12 a.m.
Parts of central Indiana under Tornado Watch, authorities issue warnings of flash floods, thunderstorms until 12 a.m.

The biggest threats to people living in these areas will reportedly come from damaging winds, heavy rain, hail, lighting, and even isolated tornadoes

3 members of NJ family travelling to Niagara Falls killed by alleged drunk driver who rammed his pickup truck into their SUV
3 members of NJ family travelling to Niagara Falls killed by alleged drunk driver who rammed his pickup truck into their SUV

20-year-old Richard Sawicki has since been charged with aggravated vehicular manslaughter, DWI and reckless driving for the deadly collision

Six-month-old baby found alive in Michigan motel room where her parents lay dead for three days
Six-month-old baby found alive in Michigan motel room where her parents lay dead for three days

Jessica Bramer and Christian Reed had been dead for three days before they were found; the 6-month-old infant was severely dehydrated and hospitalized immediately

James Bulger's killer Jon Venables' fight to keep his identity a secret has cost taxpayers more than $82,000
James Bulger's killer Jon Venables' fight to keep his identity a secret has cost taxpayers more than $82,000

36-year-old Venables has now cost the public more than $400,000 in court cases alone since 2-year-old James Bulger was tortured and killed in 1993

65-year-old California man dies after shark 'ripped off his left leg' while swimming off the coast of Maui
65-year-old California man dies after shark 'ripped off his left leg' while swimming off the coast of Maui

The authorities had posted signs in the Ka'anapali Beach Park area on Maui that warns beachgoers of a shark. The man was swimming about 60 yards from shore when the attack happened, according to authorities.

Attacks on places of worship by 'homegrown, self-radicalized actors' will continue, says FBI assistant director
Attacks on places of worship by 'homegrown, self-radicalized actors' will continue, says FBI assistant director

Attacks on places of worship have gained international recognition as acts of terrorism following the NZ mosque shooting, the Sri Lanka Easter bombings, and the Cali synagogue shooting

'Echo in the Canyon' chronicles the birth of the iconic California Sound in the Mecca of folk-rock music
'Echo in the Canyon' chronicles the birth of the iconic California Sound in the Mecca of folk-rock music

Legendary bands such as The Byrds, The Beach Boys, and The Mamas & The Papas, and numerous other artists wrote some of the greatest music while soaking in the bohemian vibe in the canyon

Disney World employee who tried to lure 8-year-old girl to Orlando hotel for sex arrested in undercover operation
Disney World employee who tried to lure 8-year-old girl to Orlando hotel for sex arrested in undercover operation

Prosecutors said Frederick M. Pohl Jr. was charged with transferring obscene material to a minor and attempting to entice a minor in a release from the Department of Justice

Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old girl from Chattanooga after she was reportedly taken by a man at a traffic stop
Amber Alert issued for 1-year-old girl from Chattanooga after she was reportedly taken by a man at a traffic stop

23-month-old Octavia Shaw was snatched by 37-year-old Matias Martinez, who fled on foot with the toddler after a traffic stop on Boy Scout Road

Border Patrol agent called migrants 'mindless murdering savages' and even hit a man with his truck, court documents say
Border Patrol agent called migrants 'mindless murdering savages' and even hit a man with his truck, court documents say

Agent Matthew Bowen was indicted by a federal grand jury in May last year on charges that he deprived a Guatemalan man of his civil rights

'Violent tornado' hits Jefferson City after it left three people dead and several injured in Missouri
'Violent tornado' hits Jefferson City after it left three people dead and several injured in Missouri

The National Weather Service warned residents living in the area of a 'violent tornado' and urged them to seek out shelter immediately.

New York City will be under water in 100 years, experts issue stark warning as sea level rise speeds up
New York City will be under water in 100 years, experts issue stark warning as sea level rise speeds up

The study says that sea levels will probably rise much faster than was estimated earlier because of the increased rate with which the ice sheets in Greenland and Antarctica are melting

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.

After transgender woman's murder in Dallas, cops investigate rise in transgender killings in the last seven months
After transgender woman's murder in Dallas, cops investigate rise in transgender killings in the last seven months

The Dallas Police will be holding a LGBTQ town hall on Thursday, May 23, as part of the department's outreach to the LGBTQ community

DEA takedown San Diego meth trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel after a year-long investigation
DEA takedown San Diego meth trafficking ring with ties to the Sinaloa Cartel after a year-long investigation

The joint Narcotics Task Force of the DEA executed more than a dozen search warrants on Tuesday, May 21, as part of a coordinated takedown that ended in the arrests of 32 defendants

Florida teacher arrested for bringing loaded gun, two knives in her backpack and leaving it in her classroom
Florida teacher arrested for bringing loaded gun, two knives in her backpack and leaving it in her classroom

Betty Soto was carrying a Glock 9mm handgun that was loaded with seven rounds of ammunition, a six-inch fighting knife, and a two-inch finger knife inside her backpack. She left her backpack in class where fourth grade students were present.

Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction
Organizations like Texas EquuSearch play an important role in locating missing persons especially in cases like Maleah Davis' abduction

Texas EquuSearch has been working very closely with the Houston Police Department in the desperate hunt for missing 4-year-old Maleah Davis. While the search has been suspended now, their concentrated searches in rural areas helps law enforcement explore other leads

Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective
Maleah Davis case: Stepfather's story doesn't add up, chances of finding the 4-year-old alive slim, says former detective

The man still remains locked up at Harris County jail for allegedly tampering with a human corpse in connection to the missing child

NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere had plans to build dungeon to cage women and to exploit them as his 'sex slaves'
NXIVM cult leader Keith Raniere had plans to build dungeon to cage women and to exploit them as his 'sex slaves'

During Raniere's trial, a former member of DOS, the sex slave group, read excerpts from a manual which was allegedly written by Allison Mack and Raniere and had been given to the women. A part of it read: 'Your sole highest desire must be to further your Master'

Great white shark tracked to Long Island Sound for the first time as researchers say it may have been following bait fish
Great white shark tracked to Long Island Sound for the first time as researchers say it may have been following bait fish

The shark, which has been named Cabot, was seen on Monday morning off the coast of Greenwich, Connecticut

Oklahoma and Texas at 'high-risk' as severe storms, violent tornadoes sweep across Southern Plains
Oklahoma and Texas at 'high-risk' as severe storms, violent tornadoes sweep across Southern Plains

The National Weather Service also confirmed that there were at least two "large and extremely dangerous" tornadoes in Monday, May 20

Technology helping law enforcement close cases more effectively now, says former detective
Technology helping law enforcement close cases more effectively now, says former detective

Former NYPD detective Bo Dietl also said that the popularity of genealogy websites has certainly helped close a lot of cold cases

Roe v. Wade: Abortion bans are an 'unabashed effort' to force Supreme Court to revisit 1973 ruling, says expert
Roe v. Wade: Abortion bans are an 'unabashed effort' to force Supreme Court to revisit 1973 ruling, says expert

The ruling made abortions legal in multiple circumstances and states that a woman's right to privacy extended to the fetus/unborn child she was carrying

Around 50 million people under threat of severe weather, schools in Tulsa to be shut for the day
Around 50 million people under threat of severe weather, schools in Tulsa to be shut for the day

Even though the risk of severe storms appears to be low, the storms do cover a large population where 18 million people have already been affected

1 dead, 8 wounded after shooting disrupts Alabama high school graduation party
1 dead, 8 wounded after shooting disrupts Alabama high school graduation party

The shooting occurred about 2 a.m. Saturday as current and former students of Escambia County High School gathered at an Atmore community center that once housed Escambia County Middle School, police said.

Texas girl, 8, abducted in front of her mother, found safe thanks to 'heroes' who reported suspect's car
Texas girl, 8, abducted in front of her mother, found safe thanks to 'heroes' who reported suspect's car

8-year-old Salem Sabatka has now been found safe after she was kidnapped on Saturday night when a man driving a suspicious car grabbed her off the street in front of her mother. Salem's mother reportedly tried to jump into the vehicle to save her child but the man pushed her out and then drove away.

Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective
Maleah Davis: Family abductions have to be handled with a 'high level of care', says former detective

Investigators working tirelessly to find missing people, especially children, have to go through copious amounts of pressure from the family of the missing child

With the koala becoming 'functionally extinct', here's what needs to be to done to save the species
With the koala becoming 'functionally extinct', here's what needs to be to done to save the species

The iconic marsupial has dropped down in numbers to only 80,000 in the wild with the AKF report declaring the animal as 'functionally extinct'

Man who smothered elderly woman and robbed her suspected of killing 11 others
Man who smothered elderly woman and robbed her suspected of killing 11 others

46-year-old accused serial killer Billy Chemirmir was indicted on Tuesday, May 14, on five additional counts of capital murder in Collin County and six counts in Dallas County

68-year-old experienced pilot flying solo dies in plane crash in Los Padres National Forest
68-year-old experienced pilot flying solo dies in plane crash in Los Padres National Forest

Pierre Josefsohn was reported missing after he went flying alone in his 2006 Aviat fixed-wing, single-engine aircraft on Wednesday, May 15, afternoon

Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chicago area; scattered hail and strong wind likely
Severe thunderstorm warning issued for Chicago area; scattered hail and strong wind likely

The weather watch reportedly includes Bureau, Ford, Iroquois, La Salle, Marshall, Putnam, Whiteside, Carroll, Grundy, Kankakee, Lee, Mercer, Rock Island, Will, De Kalb, Henry, Kendall, Livingston, Ogle and Stark counties.

Alabama abortion ban: Where neighboring states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi stand
Alabama abortion ban: Where neighboring states of Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and Mississippi stand

Individual states can regulate the use of abortion or even create 'trigger laws', which will make abortion illegal within the first and second trimesters if the Roe case was overturned by the Supreme Court

Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"
Search for Maleah Davis: Investigators scouring area suspect claims is "perfect place to hide a body"

Well-wishers were seen releasing pink and white balloons into the evening sky after several emotional speeches at Oyster Creek Park on May 15

Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder
Dallas Catholic diocese properties raided by police as sexual abuse allegations grow louder

A police investigator said that the diocese had failed to reveal the complete picture of the sexual abuse allegations against several priests

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

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'

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

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

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

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

Baltimore woman shot dead in broad daylight was married to a convicted drug lord and an actor at the same time
Baltimore woman shot dead in broad daylight was married to a convicted drug lord and an actor at the same time

A gunman reportedly chased down 44-year-old Bettie Jenifer on May 10 and shot her several times, with the kill shot being to the head

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