At least six people died after an 8.1-magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico late Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017. The strongest earthquake to hit the country in a century, toppled houses in Chiapas state and set off tsunami alerts.
Some small Caribbean islands bore a full hit from Hurricane Irma on Wednesday. Powerful winds and heavy rain swept through the former independent former Dutch colony of St Maarten, taking out a local webcam.
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A Vancouver police officer scolded a mother for leaving her children, ages 3 and 6, in a hot car while she grocery shopped on the afternoon of July 3. Police said they received multiple emergency calls about two children, who were said to be in distress while alone inside the locked car as the alarm also went off. The mother was reportedly inside the grocery store for 20 minutes.
PJ Dozier, Duane Notice, Justin McKie and Sindarius Thornwell receive their Final Four rings at halftime during the Gamecocks game against Auburn at Colonial Life Arena on February 17, 2018, in Columbia.
Heidi Todd was taken from her Johns Island, S.C., home Tuesday morning, police say. Here's how her kidnapping unfolded — and how her suspected kidnapper, Thomas Lawton Evans Jr., ended up 600 miles away in Madison County, Mississippi.