• New Jersey Woman to Share $20 Million Lottery Jackpot with 19 Relatives

    New Jersey Woman to Share $20 Million Lottery Jackpot with 19 Relatives

    (OCEAN COUNTY, N.J.) — A New Jersey woman who hit the $20-million Pick-6 jackpot said she plans to share the winnings with 19 relatives. Sigrid Endreson said she has played the lottery for years, continuing a routine that her mother kept. She willl split the jackpot with 16 of her siblings, aged between 53 and 76 years old, and three children of a brother who died a few years ago. The split is not equal but is based on her mother’s wishes, Endreson said. Endreson said her mother, Flossie Endreson, always dreamed of winning the lottery and sharing the winnings… Read more

  • NYC Deputy Mayor on 'Chokehold' Case: This Time Is Different

    NYC Deputy Mayor on 'Chokehold' Case: This Time Is Different

    (NEW YORK) — It’s New York City’s ugliest roll call: Abner Louima, Amadou Diallo, Sean Bell, Anthony Baez — the litany of men of color injured and killed at the hands of New York City cops. A week ago, yet another name — Eric Garner — was added to that list. But with Bill de Blasio, a police critic and unabashed liberal, now sitting in the mayor’s office, it was supposed to be different. New York was supposed to be different. In an exclusive interview with ABC News, the man in charge of managing the current NYPD crisis insisted that… Read more

  • Six Ways Parents Can Save Their Kids from Deadly Hot Cars

    Six Ways Parents Can Save Their Kids from Deadly Hot Cars

    (WASHINGTON) — Alert passersby in a Philadelphia parking lot may have saved a life this week when they noticed an infant trapped in the heat of a locked car. The Good Samaritans, seen on cellphone video, called first responders who rescued the child, and took its parent into custody. But with the United States entering the deep summer months, too many families have been less fortunate: a sobering 17 children have died of heatstroke in vehicles so far this year and likely more will come. An average of 39 U.S. children have died per year since 2003, according to a… Read more

  • 'Porch Shooting' Suspect Says He Shot Unarmed Teen 'By Accident'

    'Porch Shooting' Suspect Says He Shot Unarmed Teen 'By Accident'

    (DETROIT) — The suburban Detroit man accused of fatally shooting Renisha McBride told police he didn’t know his gun was loaded and said he shot the unarmed teen by accident, according to a recording played to jurors on Thursday. “What happened here?” Sgt. Rory McManmon asked, according to the recording that was played by prosecutors in the second-degree murder trial of Theodore Wafer. “A consistent knocking on the door, and I’m trying to look through the windows, but every time I look through the windows and the door it’s banging somewhere else,” Wafer said on the recording. “So I open… Read more

  • Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

    Family of Victims Shows No Sympathy at Killer's Execution

    (FLORENCE, Ariz.) — The family of two people murdered by a man sentenced to the death penalty by lethal injection showed no remorse when his execution dragged on for nearly two hours. Jeanne Brown watched from the gallery at the Arizona State Prison Complex as Joseph Rudolph Wood, who shot her sister and father dead in 1989, died on Wednesday. She angrily brushed off his attorneys’ complaints that Wood suffered during the execution. “You don’t know what excruciating is,” Brown told the media after Wood was pronounced dead. “Excruciating is seeing your dad lying there in a pool of blood,… Read more

  • Helicopter Footage Shows Colorado Carjacking Scene

    Helicopter Footage Shows Colorado Carjacking Scene

    (JEFFERSON COUNTY, Colo.) — An apparent carjacking was caught on camera in Colorado, with motorists rushing to help police subdue an armed suspect. The dramatic helicopter footage appeared to show a man terrorizing Interstate 70 in Jefferson County, Colorado, Wednesday. Police said the man, along with an alleged female accomplice, carjacked two different people, including Bush Sutter’s co-worker. “Next thing you know, the guy pulled out a machine gun and started shooting at him, so he dove in the bushes,” Sutter said. After crashing both stolen vehicles, the two apparently headed off on foot to the embankment, according to Jefferson… Read more

  • Federal Judge Favors 'More Primitive' but 'Foolproof' Firing Squad

    Federal Judge Favors 'More Primitive' but 'Foolproof' Firing Squad

    (SAN FRANCISCO) — Should lethal injection be replaced by firing squad? One federal judge thinks so. Before Joseph Wood’s controversial execution Wednesday in Arizona, one federal judge reviewing the case earlier in the week opined that states should consider abandoning lethal injection executions in favor of a return to “more primitive” and “foolproof” methods such as the firing squad. Chief Judge Alex Kozinski of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals wrote an opinion Monday expressing his belief that Arizona would ultimately prevail in its attempt to execute Wood, who was convicted of killing his estranged girlfriend and her father in… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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