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Three feared dead after cargo jet crashes near Houston

Three feared dead after cargo jet crashes near Houston

A cargo jetliner that crashed Saturday in Texas with three people aboard went into shallow water nose first, Chambers County Sheriff Brian Hawthorne said. He said some human remains have been recovered but didn’t specify whether three bodies had been found. Hawthorne said the crash site in Trinity Bay near Anahuac, Texas, is in water…MORE

10 incredible black women you should know about

10 incredible black women you should know about

Black history is American history. It’s easy to say. But while most grade school teachers agree that the experience and contributions of African-Americans are essential to understanding the nation’s past, only about 9% of total class time — about one or two lessons — gets devoted to it, a 2015 study by the National Council…MORE

NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

NYPD hate crimes task force investigating Nazi drawings found at an elementary school

The New York Police Department’s Hate Crimes Task Force is investigating Nazi drawings found Friday morning at an elementary school in Queens, Detective George Tourovakas told CNN. Dozens of swastikas, a Nazi eagle and the words “Hail Hitler” (sic) were found drawn in chalk on the pavement of PS 139’s schoolyard. Councilwoman Karen Koslowitz, who…MORE

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

A tiny dino, a perfectly tailored reunion and other wonderful discoveries

Have you ever learned something so fascinating, so truly wild and cool you had to immediately tell all of your friends? For me, it was when I learned the inventor of Pringles had some of his ashes buried in a Pringles can. This week was full of brag-worthy discoveries and brain-tickling finds that’ll surely earn…MORE

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s lawyers to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

‘El Chapo’ Guzmán’s lawyers to seek new trial over alleged jury misconduct

Attorneys for Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzmán will seek a new trial after a report that jurors at the kingpin’s drug conspiracy trial engaged in misconduct by following media coverage during the months-long proceedings. The head of Mexico’s murderous Sinaloa drug cartel was found guilty earlier this month of all 10 federal criminal counts against him,…MORE

Colorado police to search landfill in Kelsey Berreth investigation, source says

Colorado police to search landfill in Kelsey Berreth investigation, source says

Police will search the Midway Landfill in Fountain, Colorado, on Tuesday morning for evidence in the disappearance of Kelsey Berreth, a mother who went missing last Thanksgiving, according to a law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation. A section of the landfill about a quarter-acre in size has been cordoned off by law enforcement.…MORE

Turpin parents plead guilty to multiple charges, including torture

Turpin parents plead guilty to multiple charges, including torture

The parents who held their 13 children captive inside their California home pleaded guilty to multiple charges, including torture, on Friday, prosecutors said. David and Louise Turpin each pleaded guilty to 14 charges of torture, adult abuse, child endangerment, false imprisonment and more. They face 25 years to life in prison, the Riverside County District…MORE

Jussie Smollett case shines light on Chicago’s litany of unsolved crimes

Jussie Smollett case shines light on Chicago’s litany of unsolved crimes

Rashad Pratt had been sitting in his SUV nearly seven years ago, near his mother’s Chicago home, when a man approached with a gun and shot him in the chest, fatally piercing his heart. “It’s still an open case,” lamented his brother, Dr. Abdullah Pratt, who practices at the University of Chicago Medical Center emergency…MORE

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex, police say

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft accused of soliciting sex, police say

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being charged with two counts of soliciting someone to commit prostitution, stemming from a raid in a day spa in Florida, police said Friday. Kraft, 77, was linked to a sting that has been going on for months, and his charges relate specifically to “two different visits” to…MORE