Cecilia Stephens

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Homeless man asked woman to move Porsche so he could sleep. Then she shot him, police say.

Around 3 a.m. one Saturday morning last month, Gerald Melton was trying to sleep — as he often did — on a sidewalk near Nashville’s Music Row, known as the heart of the city’s entertainment industry.<p>But the 54-year-old homeless man was “disturbed” by the smell of exhaust fumes and the sound of loud …

To Shrink Jail Population, a Bail Program Is Expanding

On a recent afternoon, Charlene Davis sat in a dimly lit room across from the holding cells on the lower level of Bronx Criminal Court. A phone on her desk lit up with calls from family members, often frantic, asking about relatives who had been arrested.<p>“A lot of people say ‘It’s my first time …

Houston Mayor Imposes Curfew in the Wake of Hurricane Harvey

The fourth-largest city in the United States will be under curfew from Tuesday night until early Wednesday morning in order to prevent looting in the …

Extreme Weather

Associated Press News

Volkswagen recalls 281,000 cars in US over faulty fuel pumps

German auto giant Volkswagen has announced a recall of 281,000 cars in the United States due to defective fuel pumps. The recall is another blow to …

Soaring high over beaches from Cape Town to Sydney, photographer Gray Malin has captured the world’s most popular spots – seen from doorless helicopters. This is Coogee beach in Sydney, Australia. Photo: Gray Malin #beachlife #coogee #coogeebeach

Photographer Wookie Kim shot this dreamy picture on his iPhone during a sunrise walk along the Ohio & Erie Canal at #CuyahogaValley #NationalPark in #Ohio. Last fall, Wookie went on an epic 45-day trail running road trip, driving to more than 30 national parks -- from @cuyahogavalleynps to the Grand Canyon -- and running a trail each day as part of #wookierunsamerica. Wookie says: “In all, I ran almost 500 miles of trails, gained 70,000-plus vertical feet, hit 33 states and had one unforgettable experience. It was the trip of a lifetime.” Photo courtesy of Wookie Kim (@wookiekim). #usinterior #findyourpark

Eryri yn yr hydref // Snowdonia in autumn

<b>Mae Gogledd Cymru wedi ei dynodi gan ganllaw teithio dylanwadol Lonely Planet ymhlith y 10 lle gorau yn y byd i ymweld â nhw yn 2017. Ymhlith yr ardaloedd sy'n cael eu canmol mae Parc Cenedlaethol Eryri. Mae'r golygfeydd yn rhyfeddol ymhob tymor. Dyma i chi ddetholiad o luniau dynnodd y</b> …

National Parks

These Photos Of Flying Kittens Are What You Need Right Now

Warning: This post will make you want to adopt all the cats.<p>Photographer Seth Casteel wants more people to adopt cats. His plan is simple yet genius: take really cute pictures of cats. And, when possible, really cute pictures of cats <i>mid-air.</i><p>Casteel’s recent photography book, titled “Pounce,” …

Protect the Peel: one of North America’s last wildernesses under threat – in pictures

Global development professionals network,Natural resources and development,Conservation,Conservation and indigenous people,Indigenous peoples,Canada,Access to water,Environment<p>The fate of the Peel watershed in northern Yukon is at the centre of an extended legal battle between the territorial …

Eyewitness: Kolaghat, West Bengal, India

Photograph: Amitava Chandra/2016 Royal Society of Biology Photographer of the Year competition<p>https://i.guim.co.uk/img/media/06516abe695d7c3a33237e33254c096d997258a4/0_56_5411_3246/master/5411.jpg?w=140&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=1026c57aa74c1320535dc421d7da9c6f<p>140<p>Photograph: Amitava …

I Traveled 5000km Through The Balkans Looking For Futuristic Communist Monuments

I drove more than 5000 kilometers through Ex-Yugoslavia and which is now Bosnia, Serbia, Croatia, Kosovo, Montenegro, Macedonia and Slovenia looking …

Homes with orchards – in pictures

Photos of the Week: 9/24-9/30

Typhoon Megi in China, a vintage motorcycle race in Chile, a fuel tanker afire off the coast of Mexico, a commuter train crash in New Jersey, the Surf Dog Competition in California, continued fighting in Syria, a mass skinny-dip in England, and much more.

Cat snap: Jane Bown's feline photographs

The esteemed Observer photographer, known for her celebrated portraits of cultural and political luminaries, began and finished many of her rolls of film with pictures of cats. Now these photographs are gathered together in a new collection.

From the air, Vegas is perhaps the most surreal sight I’ve yet to see, it actually looks like a miniature set bathed in incredibly vibrant colors, odd-shaped hotels in the form of Monopoly pieces complete with the prerequisite ferris wheel. Image from AIR - the second edition is shipping now - laforetair.com for details.

Beautiful! "As a lotus flower is born in water, grows in water and rises out of water to stand about it unsoiled, so I, born in the world, raised in the world having overcome the world, live unsoiled by the world." - ‪#‎Buddha‬ 📸: ‪@‎MichaelONeillPhoto‬ ‪#‎MorningMeditation‬ 🙏🏼 #YogaPhotography #Meditation #LotusFlowers #IndiaBeauty

A trip to #Canyonlands #NationalPark isn’t complete without watching the sunrise over #MesaArch -- one of the most photographed arches in southeast #Utah. Be sure to get there early for a good spot because groups of photographers often lay in wait for the glow of #sunrise on the bottom of the arch. Even with the crowds, it’s an incredible experience. Photo @canyonlandsnps courtesy of William Rainey. #findyourpark #usinterior

I always feel like... Somebody's watching me... #chameleon #chicago #photoofday

#lake #sunset

Breaking Bad

An orange sunrise is seen as a wave breaks in Rhode Island. 📸: @dasphotogallery #ItsAmazingOutThere

#sunrise at #angkorwat #siemreap #cambodia with my girls @beautyforfreedom and @together1heart @ezkatz ❤️🇰🇭 #travel #everydayasia #travelphotography #asia #beautifuldestinations @beautifuldestinations

This #sunset at #BackBay National #WildlifeRefuge in #Virginia looks like a painting. The color, the sparkles on the water, the clouds and the birds in the air make this a breathtaking scene. Nature is truly the greatest artist. Photo by Heather Bautista (www.sharetheexperience.org). #findyourpark #usinterior

A wildfire moves towards the town of #Anzac in Canada. Photo: Jason Franson/AP

I thought I was tired of the rain, then I saw...

In this rare sight, a double #moonbow curves above the base of Upper #YosemiteFalls at #Yosemite #NationalPark in #California. Photographer Nick Steinberg spent three days chasing moonbows, which are lunar rainbows that can be seen on many @yosemitenps #waterfalls during the full moon in spring and early summer. We’re glad he waited several hours to capture this stunning moment. Photo courtesy of Nick Steinberg (@nicholassteinbergphotography). #findyourpark #usinterior

Many Fantastic Colors on Mars: The Nili Fossae region, located on the northwest rim of Isidis impact basin, is one of the most colorful regions of Mars. The colors over many regions of Mars are homogenized by the dust and regolith, but here the bedrock is very well exposed, except where there are sand dunes. The rocks also have diverse compositions. This region is ancient and has had a complicated geologic history, leading to interesting structures like layered bedrock, as well as other compositions. This image of Nili Fossae was taken on Feb. 5, 2016, at 14:54 local Mars time by the High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment (HiRISE) camera on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Univ. of Arizona #nasa #space #astronomy #mars #mro #planet

90 days to go! #roadtorio @rio2016 😍

exploring the burg \\ #westvirginia #traintracks