United States Society & Culture
Man stabbed in a suspected carjacking
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
Cat nearly dies after getting tangled up in truck engine
Could reducing alcohol access solve Baltimore's murder problem?
3 injured in serious crash
Driver runs onto freeway to avoid car crashing into tow truck
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:48:07 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
1-Year-Old Dies After Suffering Severe Burns During Bath, Police Say
2018-01-19 13:47:54 (MIAMI) — A Florida mother faces an aggravated manslaughter charge after police say she failed to get help for her 1-year-old child who was severely burned while taking a bath and later died. News outlets, citing a Miami-Dade police arrest report, say 35-year-old Christina Hurt was arrested late Thursday. The arrest report says Hurt has been investigated in the past for child neglect   Read More ...
New Zealand’s prime minister is pregnant. ‘I am not the first woman to multitask,’ she says.
2018-01-19 13:47:16 Hours after 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of New Zealand’s Labour Party in August, two different television hosts asked about her plans for a family. One of the hosts specifically asked whether it was acceptable for a nation’s prime minister to take maternity leave while in office. “It is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question in the workplace,” Ardern fired back   Read More ...
Sheriff: Man kills himself, his son, daughter and her fiancé
2018-01-19 13:45:02 WHITE PLAINS, Ala. – Authorities say an Alabama man allegedly killed his son and daughter along with her fiancé before fatally shooting himself. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade tells news outlets that 49-year-old Anthony Wayne Parker shot his 12-year-old son, 19-year-old Heather Parker and 20-year-old Brandon Roberts at his home in the White Plains community. Authorities say Anthony Parker called his sister and told her he had killed three people and was about to kill himself   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:44:24 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Man kills himself, his son, daughter and her fiancé
2018-01-19 13:39:56 WHITE PLAINS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man allegedly killed his son and daughter along with her fiancé before fatally shooting himself. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade tells news outlets that 49-year-old Anthony Wayne Parker shot his 12-year-old son, 19-year-old Heather Parker and 20-year-old Brandon Roberts at his home in the White Plains community. Authorities say Anthony Parker called his sister and told her he had killed three people and was about to kill himself   Read More ...
Man stabbed in a suspected carjacking
2018-01-19 13:39:18 SIOUX CITY | Sioux City Police are investigating a suspected carjacking that occurred at Sixth and Court St. at approximately 6 p.m. Thursday night. Investigators discovered a 25-year-old man, who said he was driving his car when three other occupants of the car attacked him. During the altercation, the man was stabbed in the leg and suffered non life-threatening injuries. He was then thrown from the car while the suspects fled the scene   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:39:05 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
New Zealand prime minister to take six-week maternity leave: 'I am not the first woman to multitask'
2018-01-19 13:38:22 The day after 37-year-old Jacinda Ardern was elected leader of New Zealand's Labour Party in August, two different television hosts asked about her plans for a family. One of the hosts specifically asked whether it was acceptable for a nation's prime minister to take maternity leave while in office. "It is totally unacceptable in 2017 to say that women should have to answer that question in the workplace," Ardern fired back   Read More ...
82-year-old woman is season's 14th death from cold exposure
2018-01-19 13:38:19 The death of an 82-year-old woman who was found on the floor of her home by a caretaker is the season’s 14th death from cold exposure. Shirley Saffold was pronounced dead Wednesday at 9:35 a.m. She was found unresponsive on the floor in the residence at 7921 S. Luella Ave. in the South Chicago neighborhood on the South Side, police said   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:36:20 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:34:16 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:30:22 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Illegal migration to Spain likely rise further in 2018: EU agency
2018-01-19 13:10:15 MADRID (Reuters) - Europe’s border agency expects a further increase in arrivals of illegal migrants to Spain by sea this year after numbers more than doubled in 2017, with the flows boosted by the use of fast boats, its director said on Friday. Some 22,900 people were detected as they reached Spain via Morocco or Algeria last year, up from 10,231 in 2016, a steep increase that is boosted by migration from these two northern African countries   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 13:09:59 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...
Disabled man freezes to death in home with no heat
2018-01-19 13:05:30 NEW ROADS, La. — Officials in Louisiana say an 84-year-old man has died from hypothermia and that his wife was hospitalized because her body temperature had dropped to troubling levels. Pointe Coupee Parish Sheriff Bud Torres tells The Advocate that deputies found Paul Maker around 11 a.m. Wednesday after receiving a 911 call from a neighbor who routinely checked on the couple   Read More ...
Tow truck driver dodges death when car crashes, lands on top of his truck
2018-01-19 13:04:28 DETROIT (WXYZ/CNN) – While assisting at the scene of one crash, a tow truck driver in Michigan found himself in the middle of another, narrowly surviving when a moving vehicle suddenly careened toward his truck. Tow truck driver Fred Kennedy was at the controls of his truck Wednesday morning, lifting a wrecked vehicle onto the flatbed, when he saw another car losing control   Read More ...
Cat nearly dies after getting tangled up in truck engine
2018-01-19 13:00:17 A stray cat seeking relief from the cold nearly died after she curled up in the wrong place - under the hood of a truck.   Read More ...
Man kills himself, his son, daughter and her fiancé
2018-01-19 12:45:23 WHITE PLAINS, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say an Alabama man allegedly killed his son and daughter along with her fiancé before fatally shooting himself. Calhoun County Sheriff Matthew Wade tells news outlets that 49-year-old Anthony Wayne Parker shot his 12-year-old son, 19-year-old Heather Parker and 20-year-old Brandon Roberts at his home in the White Plains community. Authorities say Anthony Parker called his sister and told her he had killed three people and was about to kill himself   Read More ...
Could reducing alcohol access solve Baltimore's murder problem?
2018-01-19 12:43:51 Baltimore City leaders and communities have many potential solutions to address surging homicides, Among them: reducing the number of alcohol outlets. Murder clusters around alcohol outlets. Each additional alcohol outlet in a census tract raises the homicide rate 1.6 percent. Nearly half of all homicides — 47 percent — are caused by excessive drinking, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 12:36:18 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...
Historian who correctly predicted every presidential win since Reagan believes Trump will be impeached
2018-01-19 12:35:39 Allan Lichtman, an American University history professor, has correctly predicted the outcome of every presidential election since President Ronald Reagan was elected in 1984. Yes, he even predicted President Donald Trump’s win in 2016. Now, he’s doubling down on another prediction: Trump will be impeached following the results of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. “I think Mueller — and this is my prediction — is going to come up with findings that are going to shock the country, not only involve conspiracy with Russia but could involve serious financial crimes,” Lichtman said on MSNBC’s Morning Joe   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 12:34:38 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 12:34:27 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...
Violent crash closes Route 24 north
2018-01-19 12:33:23 The northbound lanes of Route 24 north in the Avon area were closed early Friday morning because of a violent crash.Video from the scene showed a car bent in half. Police did not immediately say if anyone was hurt.State police said detours are posted and t.   Read More ...
Peter Mayle, author of 'A Year in Provence,' is dead at 78
2018-01-19 12:32:49 NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Mayle, the British author whose midlife relocation to France inspired his best-selling "A Year in Provence" and other works set in his adopted country, died Thursday at age 78. Publisher Alfred A. Knopf announced that Mayle died after a brief illness in a hospital near his home in the south of France. A Brighton native, Mayle was in his late 40s and had worked in advertising and in educational publishing when he moved to France in 1987, planning to write a novel   Read More ...
Chamber Music Society of Detroit launches new festival
2018-01-19 12:32:42 ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. (AP) — The Chamber Music Society of Detroit is launching a new festival to be staged on the Oakland University campus. The organization's kicks off Oakland WinterFest on Friday with three days of concerts at the Rochester Hills school's Varner Recital Hall. The festival features the music of Brahms, Beethoven, Haydn, Dvorak, and Ives. Artists include Trio Solisti, the Aeolus Quartet, soprano Ann Toomey, pianist Tian Tian and violist Yuri Gandelsman   Read More ...
Former UK boxing champ charged with encouraging extremism
2018-01-19 12:31:39 LONDON (AP) — A former British boxing champion has been charged with encouraging extremist violence. Police said Thursday that 36-year-old Anthony Small has been charged with encouraging acts of terrorism. They say the London native, a convert to Islam, posted a video on social media in 2016 that violated terrorism laws. Small is scheduled to appear in Westminster Magistrates Court on Wednesday   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 12:31:16 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...
Police chase ends in crash near Spring Grove Cemetery
2018-01-19 12:31:12 Police: Driver flees on foot. WEBVTT SHUTDOWN AND THE DISTRICT NOWOFFERING HELP TO STUDENTS.FIRST, POLICE ARE SEARCHING FORTHE DRIVER OF A CAR CRASH INTO ABUILDING AFTER CHASE NEW SPRINGGROVE CEMETERY.-- THE CHASE STARTED IN NORTH SPRING GROVE, Ohio — Police said that a driver fleeing a police officer crashed near the Spring Grove Cemetery Friday morning. The crash happened at Winton Road and Mcmakin Avenue in Spring Grove just before 5 a   Read More ...
Another top Silicon Valley investor slams politically correct tech culture, praises Chinese work ethic
2018-01-19 12:28:34 Mike Moritz, a top partner at Silicon Valley's most successful venture capital firm, says that the local tech culture has descended into "soul-sapping discussions" about "the inequity of life," and compared it unfavorably with the work ethic in the Chinese tech scene. Moritz, a managing partner at Sequoia Capital, wrote in the Financial Times that Silicon Valley's culture is becoming "unhinged" with discussions of things like the politics of speakers at tech companies, debates over work-life balance, and "grumbling about the need for a space for musical jam sessions   Read More ...
3 dead as monstrous winds lash Europe, creating travel nightmare
2018-01-19 12:25:40 Deadly storms driven by 90-mph wind gusts threw transportation across much of northern Europe into chaos Thursday, canceling hundreds of flights, shutting down rail lines and bringing havoc to roads and highways. Two deaths in the Netherlands and one in Belgium were blamed on the storm. Dutch broadcaster NOS posted frightening videos of a massive tree crashing down in the wind, barely missing a woman with a stroller   Read More ...
Bitcoin could be here for 100 years but it's more likely to 'totally collapse,' Nobel laureate says
2018-01-19 12:25:12 Bitcoin will likely "totally collapse," Nobel Prize-winning economist Robert Shiller has told CNBC, adding that it reminds him of "tulip mania" centuries ago in the Netherlands. The Yale University professor said there are "bubbles everywhere," not just in bitcoin, and added that he "doesn't know what to make of bitcoin ultimately." "It reminds me of the Tulip mania in Holland in the 1640s, and so the question is did that collapse? We still pay for tulips even now and sometimes they get expensive   Read More ...
William Bain Jr., Business Consultant and Romney Mentor, Dies at 80
2018-01-19 12:23:36 Photo William W. Bain Jr., who founded the business consulting firm Bain & Company and was an early mentor to Mitt Romney, died on Tuesday at his home in Naples, Fla. He was 80. His wife, Ann Dean Bain, said the cause was complications of Alzheimer’s disease. A native Tennessean who started his professional life as a development officer at his alma mater, Vanderbilt University, Mr   Read More ...
Geoffrey Hazard, Influential Arbiter of Legal Ethics, Dies at 88
2018-01-19 12:23:33 Photo Geoffrey C. Hazard Jr., one of the nation’s most respected authorities on legal ethics, who struggled to upgrade the integrity of the legal profession, died on Jan. 11 in Wallingford, Pa. He was 88. The cause was heart failure, his wife, Elizabeth O’Hara Hazard, said. Professor Hazard taught law at the University of Pennsylvania, Yale, the University of Chicago, the University of California, Berkeley, and, most recently, the University of California Hastings College of the Law in San Francisco   Read More ...
Roy Bennett, White Zimbabwean With Black Political Base, Dies in U.S. Helicopter Crash
2018-01-19 12:23:27 Photo HARARE, Zimbabwe — Roy Bennett, a Zimbabwean coffee grower whose farm was seized in a land redistribution program, and who emerged as a formidable leader of the main party opposed to President Robert G. Mugabe, died on Wednesday evening in a helicopter crash in New Mexico. He was 60. The death was announced on Thursday by the New Mexico State Police and by the Movement for Democratic Change, Zimbabwe’s main opposition party, which Mr   Read More ...
White FDNY lieutenant in iconic 9/11 photo files discrimination claim against head of black firefighter group
2018-01-19 12:22:00 AN FDNY lieutenant immortalized in a photo at Ground Zero has filed a complaint against the head of the fraternal group representing black firefighters, sources told the Daily News. Lt. Daniel McWilliams, who is white, filed the equal employment opportunity complaint after he appeared as part of the ceremonial unit at a memorial service Nov. 19. McWilliams was one of two white members of the six-person ceremonial crew that day   Read More ...
American Legion to host scholarship fundraiser in name of Towson native killed in Iraq
2018-01-19 12:12:32 Tracy Miller knew her son was gone when she looked through the peephole of the door at her Towson home and saw two Marines in dress blues. The Marines were there to deliver the news that her son, a 2001 graduate of the Boys’ Latin School of Maryland, was killed in Fallujah, Iraq by an enemy sniper. Cpl. Nick Ziolkowski, 22, was deployed to the Middle East after fulfilling a childhood dream to enlist in the Marine Corps shortly after graduation   Read More ...
Building the First Slavery Museum in America
2018-01-19 12:08:54 Photo Louisiana’s River Road runs northwest from New Orleans to Baton Rouge, its two lanes snaking some 100 miles along the Mississippi and through a contradictory stretch of America. Flat and fertile, with oaks webbed in Spanish moss, the landscape stands in defiance of the numerous oil refineries and petrochemical plants that threaten its natural splendor. In the rust-scabbed towns of clapboard homes, you are reminded that Louisiana is the eighth-poorest state in the nation   Read More ...
Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself
2018-01-19 12:07:31 Man kills son, daughter and her fiancé before turning gun on himself WEBVTT >> NOW ON WVTM 13 NEWS.GUY: FOUR BODIES FOUND SHOT INCALHOUN COUNTY.SHERI: INVESTIGATORS BELIEVE AMAN OPENED FIRE ON HIS12-YEAR-OLD SON, HIS DAUGHTER,AND HER FIANCE BEFORE KILLINGHIMSELF.A DEPUTY RESPONDED TO A HOME ONCHINCH CREEK ROAD, IN WHITEPLAINS THIS AFTERNOON, AFTER A911 CALL CAME THROUGH ABOUT AMAN THREATENING TO KILL PEOPLE   Read More ...