• Putting New Football Helmets to the Test: What's Safest?

    Putting New Football Helmets to the Test: What's Safest?

    (NEW YORK) — Preventing concussions has become a top priority for elite players and anyone with a child sporting a football jersey, and new technology and research is racing to try to make the game safer for all. Virginia Tech University, which has tracked more than 300,000 impacts on its football team, is the epicenter for research into safer helmets. Their method uses a simple but critical test: lifting a football helmet rimmed with sensors six feet into the air, then dropping it onto a rubber-coated concrete and steel block. The test mimics what players can face on the field,… Read more

  • Toddler Slams SUV into Virginia Automotive Shop

    Toddler Slams SUV into Virginia Automotive Shop

    (CHESTERFIELD, Va.) — A 2-year-old girl in Virginia escaped with no injuries after she put her mother’s car in neutral, cruised through four lanes of traffic and crashed the car head-on into an automotive shop. “I was just sitting behind my desk and all of a sudden heard a tremendous boom and jumped up to check and an SUV had hit the wall of the building,” Tony Price, the manager of Adam’s Automotive, told ABC News Thursday. The crash happened around 1 p.m. Wednesday after the toddler’s mother, who was not identified, went in to pay at a gas station… Read more

  • Statue of Liberty to Get Dressed Up for Halloween

    Statue of Liberty to Get Dressed Up for Halloween

    (NEW YORK) — Even for her 125th birthday, Lady Liberty didn’t get this dressed up. But this Halloween, the Statue of Liberty will be decked out, sporting snazzy bow ties to promote the launch of a new menswear brand from designer Nick Graham. “I was just thinking of something that would be fun to do, dressing up something very large,” Graham said. “Mount Rushmore is too far from here, so the next best thing is the Statue of Liberty.” So even if the polka-dot bow ties don’t match Lady Liberty’s robe, they’ll have to do, he joked. Graham isn’t really… Read more

  • Neuroscientist Faces Trial in Wife's Cyanide Poisoning Death

    Neuroscientist Faces Trial in Wife's Cyanide Poisoning Death

    (PITTSBURGH) — Opening statements are expected to begin Thursday at the trial of a University of Pittsburgh neuroscientist accused of poisoning his neurologist wife with an energy drink laced with cyanide. Dr. Robert Ferrante, 65, allegedly gave his wife, Dr. Autumn Klein, 41, the drink on April 17, 2013, telling her that it would help her get pregnant. That same day, the couple exchanged text messages about how a creatine regimen could help them conceive. According to a criminal complaint obtained by ABC News, Klein wrote, “Will it stimulate egg production too?” Ferrante allegedly responded with a smiley face. Klein… Read more

  • Polo Mogul Blames Faulty Brakes for Fatal Crash

    Polo Mogul Blames Faulty Brakes for Fatal Crash

    (WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.) — Polo mogul John Goodman took the stand in his own defense Wednesday, blaming faulty brakes — and not alcohol — for a fatal 2010 crash. Goodman, the owner of the International Polo Club Palm Beach, insisted that the brakes on his $200,000 Bentley weren’t working properly, causing the car to slam into a Hyundai driven by Scott Wilson, 23. The crash sent the Hyundai into a canal, where Wilson drowned. “I went to grab my gear shift, and that’s the last thing I remember,” Goodman said. Goodman testified that he was on his way to… Read more

  • Manhunt for Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released

    Manhunt for Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released

    (BALTIMORE) — A manhunt is underway for a murder suspect who was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center and even the suspect’s mother wants him back in prison. Rodriquez Purnell, 30, remains on the loose after he was accidentally allowed to walk free from Maryland Reception, Diagnostic and Classification Center on Friday. Purnell has been in and out of jail for drugs and robbery over the years, but he was recently incarcerated on a first-degree murder charge, accused of fatally shooting T.J. Rheubottom, 27, last year. Purnell was in custody waiting to be retried for Rheubottom’s murder after his… Read more

  • Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Iraqis

    Former Blackwater Security Guards Guilty in Shooting Deaths of Iraqis

    (NEW YORK) — Four former guards of a U.S. security company hired to protect diplomats were found guilty Wednesday in the September 2007 shooting deaths of 14 Iraqi civilians and the wounding of 17 others. The men, who were on trial for a second time after their case was dismissed in 2009, claimed their convoy came under attack in Baghdad and were returning fire. However, federal prosecutors successfully argued that the former Blackwater guards were the aggressors in the incident and showed “grave indifference” to bystanders who were killed or injured by their actions. A jury convicted Nicholas Slatten of… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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