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The 25 Best True Crime Books Every Person Should Read

Because nonfiction is often sometimes more terrifying and unsettling<p>For every suspense novel that shocks and awes readers, there are real life stories that make fiction seem tame and predictable. True crime is a loaded genre: The best authors do not sensationalise violence and human suffering, but …

Nine Times Smoking Weed Went Terribly Wrong

Smoking weed is great. Smoking weed is terrible. Here are all the marijuana mishaps we could find in our archive.<p>To doink or not to doink, that is the question.<p>Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of outrageous doinks, or to take arms against a sea of doinks, and by …

58 Teen Texting Codes Every Parent Should Know About

OMG, BRB, TTYL.

Don’t keep cell phones next to your body, California Health Department warns

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) issued a warning against the hazards of cellphone radiation this week. Yes, the thing we are all addicted to and can’t seem to put down is leaking electromagnetic radiation and now California has some guidance to safeguard the public.<p>The CDPH asks …

Bacon, Egg, and Cheese English Muffin Strata

How to Make It<p>Step 1<p>Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly butter an 8x8” or other shallow 2-quart baking dish; butter one side of a piece of foil, large …

Colorado girl, 10, hanged herself after suspected bullying incident caught on camera, family says

A 10-year-old Colorado girl committed suicide after a video of a fight with an alleged bully was posted online, her parents said.<p>Ashawnty Davis’ parents said the fifth-grader at Sunrise Elementary School in Aurora, Colo., wanted to grow up to be a WNBA star, but that dream was cut short when the …

Make This One-Pot Chicken Ranch Pasta ASAP

If you're craving cheesy, carby goodness, you've come to the right place. This easy rotini with chicken cooks up in one pot <i>and</i> it's served with …

Cooking

Bitmoji

'Evil' grandmother of Gizzell Ford tortured her eight-year-old granddaughter to death

Gizzy Ford was beaten so badly she was left unrecognisable, a court heard.<p>A grandmother has been convicted of torturing and killing her …

Months after brother died at Pulse, sister reopens his salon

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Six months after her brother and his longtime partner were killed in Orlando's gay nightclub massacre, Jessica Silva is …

Florida

'Vote Trump' painted on black church set ablaze in Mississippi

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police are investigating the burning of a black church in Mississippi during which vandals spray-painted "Vote Trump" on an exterior wall.<p>A 911 call reporting the fire at Hopewell Baptist Church in Greenville came in at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday, police said. Firefighters quickly extinguished …

Justice

Watch Drake Lovingly Present MTV's Video Vanguard Award to Rihanna

To close out the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards, none other than Drake—the “Champagne Papi” himself—ascended the stage to bestow the Michael Jackson …

Watch Katy Perry's New Music Video for Rise

Katy Perry is fighting back. The pop star released the music video for her latest single “Rise” on Thursday night.<p>The video’s teaser earlier this …

Report: Ex-University Cop Beat Girlfriend to Death With Help From Best Friend

Aaron Wright, a former Temple University officer, has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend, 24-year-old Joyce Quaweay. He has also been …

Lava from Hawaii's Kilauea Volcano reaches Pacific Ocean

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Big Island of Hawaii is getting a little bigger as lava from the Kilauea Volcano flows into the Pacific Ocean.<p>The 6.5 mile-long lava flow has been dribbling down the south flank of Kilauea since May, according to the U.S. Geological Survey Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. It reached the …

Shooting highlights police trouble spotting autism traits

NORTH MIAMI, Fla. (AP) — The four North Miami police officers who aimed rifles at a black therapist and an autistic man in the middle of an …

Autism

German mother jailed for killing four newborn babies

Andrea Göppner sentenced to 14 years in prison after being convicted of manslaughter in a case that has horrified the country<p>A woman has been sentenced to 14 years in prison by a German court for killing four of her babies, which were found wrapped in towels and carrier bags in her attic …

Woman jailed for 20 months after failing to prevent murder of son

Chloe Thomas, 25, from Tonypandy, admits child cruelty towards 17-month-old Finley who was killed by Sean Buckley, 28<p>A woman whose boyfriend murdered her 17-month-old son by beating him with a garden chair has been jailed for failing to protect the boy.<p>Chloe Thomas, 25, from Tonypandy, south Wales, …

Crime

Florida Hospital Shooting Leaves Elderly Patient, Staffer Dead

Investigators in Florida are trying to determine why a man opened fire at a hospital Sunday, killing an elderly patient and an employee.<p>David Owens, 29, allegedly entered Parrish Medical Center in Titusville through the emergency room around 2 a.m. and fatally shot Cynthia Zingsheim, 88, and Carrie …

Dating website murderer admits killing single mother in a 'drunken rage' after they met online

A man has admitted murdering a single mother he met on a dating website in a "drunken rage".<p>Miles Donnelly, 35, strangled 44-year-old Usha Patel at the home she shared with her five-year-old son in Cricklewood, north-west London.<p>The couple had arranged to have sex together on the evening of October …

Feds Charge 300 in Nation's Largest Health Care Fraud Bust

Federal authorities said Wednesday that roughly 300 people in more than half the states have been charged in the largest crackdown to date on health care fraud.<p>Those arrested account for more than $900 million in false billings to Medicare and Medicaid, according to the Departments of Justice and …

Ellie Butler murder: Grandfather tells how she begged not to be returned to her parents as he calls for public inquiry into her death

Ellie Butler begged not to be returned to her abusive father less than a year before he murdered her, the six-year-old’s grandfather said yesterday.<p>Neal Gray said his granddaughter used to hide when social workers visited their home, because she feared being sent to live with her father Ben Butler …

Man accused of heading to LA Gay Pride event with guns

<b>(CNN) —</b> An Indiana man who police said was arrested as he headed toward the LA Pride festival with an arsenal of weapons is being held in a California jail with bail set at $2 million.<p>James Wesley Howell pleaded not guilty to the charges against him Tuesday at the Los Angeles County Superior Court. …

Los Angeles

Parmesan Garlic Roasted Baby Potatoes #Recipe

<b>Ingredients</b><p>1/2 cup finely grated Parmesan cheese with a sand consistency (don't use shredded or Microplaned Parmesan cheese)<br>1/2 teaspoon garlic …

Should a Husband Be Jailed for Killing His Wife’s Attempted Rapist?

People in the street cheered a Bronx Lyft driver for killing a man who attacked and tried to rape his wife, but the driver was arrested and charged …