A person stuck in the mud at Bicentennial Park in Belleville, Illinois, in Southern Illinois was rescued by fire crews along with a parrot that was on his shoulder after they had gotten stuck in a dredged lake.
Researchers demonstrate how to alter ballots sent via email. The hack will heighten pressure on election officials in 30 or so states where email voting is permitted but it may be too late to fix the problem for November elections.
A “rage room” has opened in Hannibal, Missouri where people pay to swing a baseball bat or golf club at breakable objects. Across the country people are paying $25 and more to spend time in so-called “anger rooms.”
After Maine police officers stopped an “erratic” driver, the Massachusetts man reportedly shot and killed himself before officers found a dead woman inside his trunk. The body was identified as Maddilyn Burgess.
A 10-month-old baby died of malnutrition and dehydration after her parents failed to seek medical care, citing religious beliefs. The father says he’s being “unfairly” charged in the baby girl’s death.
Three-year-old Lawson of Buford, Georgia., got the breakfast treat of a lifetime when family threw him a full-on Waffle House birthday party, complete with a uniform, cake, special buttons, party invitations and more.
Glenn Pelrine, from Weymouth, Massachusetts, said he lost his college ring from Franklin Institute while waterskiing in a pond in the 1970s — and that Carl Reed found the ring while using a metal detector.
A dispute at a Houston sports bar early Monday turned deadly when the feuding couple engaged in a vehicular battle that ended when the man slammed into his girlfriend’s car, police said. He died in the wreck.
A middle school in Achille, Oklahoma called off classes this week after adults posted threats against a transgender student on Facebook, school officials said. LGBTQ activists have offered to step in and help.
A Colorado woman woke up when she felt something on her arm. She swatted at the bat and it flew across the room, but the rabid bat had bit her. The woman is being treated for rabies, the health department said.
A viral online video of a man creeping up to two hippos at the Los Angeles Zoo and slapping one on the rear end has prompted an investigation, police say. Zoo officials warn the stunt’s incredibly dangerous.
Six years after McClatchy and Washington Post freelance journalist Austin Tice was taken hostage by Syrian war zone terrorists, the Trump administration believes his case has “attention at the highest level”.
Police charged 31-year-old Simon Morris, of New Orleans, with manslaughter after police say he chased down a pickpocket and beat the man, Kerwin Duncan, to death. His lawyer said Morris was defending himself from a theft.
Connecticut police say Devon Adams-Almstad, 20, smashed a police officer’s cruiser with a brick and then said he was purposefully targeting a white cop because he hates them. He faces a hate crime charge for the attack.
The Holy Fire continued to burn through the Cleveland National Forest on August 6, as seen from footage filmed from a Tanker 118 aircraft. The footage was filmed as fire retardant was dropped from the aircraft, the source said.