Oran Parker

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Her Daughter Was Killed In a Texas School Shooting. Now She Feels Like The Outcast.

Rhonda Hart<p>Rhonda Hart with her children, Kimberly and Tyler Vaughan, at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Florida at left; Kimberly wearing her …

Santa Fe

Are Potatoes Good for You?

They’ve been maligned in nutrition circles for decades, with links to obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. But they’re also highly …

Nutrition

Overlooked U.S. Routes That Make for Incredible Road Trips

The great American road trip has been a vacation idea for ages. Of course, Route 66 is an iconic choice; the Pacific Coast Highway and Blue Ridge Parkway are up there too. Yet there are many highways, routes, and byways across the United States that can also make this journey equally memorable. …

National Parks

We Should Have Seen Star-Lord's Actions Coming In Infinity War

As the main star in three current blockbuster franchises, Chris Pratt is the man of the hour. However, a few months back, when Pratt shared photos of a family outing on Instagram, followers commented not in praise or adoration, but with heavy criticism. As it turns out, this frustration centered …

Marvel Universe

Former doctor who raped heavily sedated patient will serve no prison time

A former Texas doctor who raped a heavily sedated patient won't serve prison time after he was found guilty of the crime Thursday.<p>Shafeeq Sheikh, a former Baylor College of Medicine physician, was sentenced to 10 years' probation Friday, and he must now register as a sex offender.<p>Jurors recommended …

Crime

Archaeologists explore a rural field in Kansas, and a lost city emerges

Of all the places to discover a lost city, this pleasing little community seems an unlikely candidate.<p>There are no vine-covered temples or impenetrable jungles here — just an old-fashioned downtown, a drug store that serves up root beer floats and rambling houses along shady brick lanes.<p>Yet there’s …

Archaeology

Hard Cuts: 20 Best Fixed Blade Knives

Smith & Wesson SWHRT9B Fixed Blade<p>Simple and sleek in its construction, this might be the ultimate budget fixed-blade ever built. It features a …

Knives

Sea life in 'peril' as ocean temperatures hit all-time high in San Diego

Even the oceans are breaking temperature records in this summer of heatwaves. Off the California coast near San Diego, scientists in early August recorded all-time high seawater temperatures since daily measurements began in 1916.<p>“Just like we have heatwaves on land, we also have heatwaves in the …

Climate Change

Funko Gives Freddy, Jason, and Other Horror Icons a He-Man Makeover

Freddy Krueger, Jason Voorhees, Michael Myers, Pinhead, and Leatherface have been turned into toys many times, and usually the form these figures …

Horror

Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of cancer-linked weed killer, report says

CLOSE<p>Your favorite cereal, instant oatmeal or granola bar might also contain the main ingredient for weed killer.<p>A number of popular breakfast foods, …

Glyphosate

From ‘Atlanta’ to ‘Twin Peaks,’ Here Are the Cameras and Lenses That Shot The Year’s Best TV Shows

18 Emmy-nominated cinematographers on how they created their shows’ unique look, and the gear they chose to pull it off.<p>Cameras and lenses can make a …

Cinematography

Boy Repeatedly Stabs 14-Year-Old Girl During School Assembly in Oklahoma, Police Say

(OKLAHOMA CITY) — A boy stood up and repeatedly stabbed a 14-year-old girl during an assembly at an Oklahoma high school on the first day of classes …

High School

What Helps When You’re Suicidal - From Those Who Have Been There

Real-world advice if you're experiencing suicidal thoughts - or supporting someone who is.<p>New Zealand has the highest youth suicide rate in the OECD. This week, VICE spoke to three young women who survived suicidal ideation about their experiences, what being suicidal was like, how they managed to …

Mental Health

A terrifying prediction from 1912 is so creepily accurate that people think it's fake. It's not.

A newspaper article in 1912 warned about climate change.<p>The debate over coal continues to rage across America. As recently as the 2016 presidential …

Report: Oatmeal, breakfast foods contain unsafe amounts of weed killer

A number of popular breakfast foods, including cereals, granola bars and instant oats, were tested and found to contain potentially dangerous amounts of cancer-linked glyphosate, the main ingredient in weed killer.<p>The Environmental Working Group (EWG), an environmental advocacy organization that …

Glyphosate

What Must Survive a Corrupt Catholic Church

I have a Catholic friend who lives in an exceptionally bad diocese and who for years has been heaving rocks up mountains to keep his faith strong and his family in church. His resilience has amazed me. Yesterday, after a grand jury report revealed that bishops and other leaders of the Roman …

Christianity

21+ Things That Are Much Bigger Than You Always Thought

My favorite section of the 'Guinness World Records' book was always the biggest things. I marveled at the Blue Whale, the skyscrapers vying for the …

World Records

The Netflix codes that unlock hundreds of hidden TV shows and movies

A little-known trick can unlock hundreds of TV shows and movies on popular streaming service Netflix.<p>Millions watch the latest offerings from the …

Entertainment

Stephen King has strong words following Trump's tweet about Omarosa

You only have to take a quick glance at Stephen King's Twitter feed to know that he's no fan of Donald Trump.<p>But a recent tweet from the President — …

Donald Trump

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

<b>(CNN) —</b> As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound.<p>Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She could feel …

Medicine

The 99% and the 1% - Drone photography of income inequality across the world -

A series of images captured from satellites in the Earth’s atmosphere, truly reflect the social imbalance on our planet. Of course, differences in …

Income Inequality

Video of Baltimore officer beating a man leads to cop's resignation

<b>(CNN) —</b> The video starts with a man screaming in a police officer's face.<p>"For what?!" the man yells on a Baltimore sidewalk.<p>The officer responds by shoving the man backward against a brick wall.<p>"Don't touch me!" the man yells, slapping the cop's hand away.<p>Then the video gets really ugly.<p>The officer …

Justice

Breaking Hate: What a Former White Supremacist Says Will End Racism May Suprise You

We’ve said it before, but it’s worth repeating—black people can’t rid white America of its cancerous racism—that’s going to be an inside job, by …

Rights & Freedoms

Heavy rains in Kenya reveal a crack that shows Africa will split into two continents

Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is evidence that the African continent will split into two over the next tens of millions of years.<p>The …

Horn of Africa

Indiana man accused of murdering, eating dead ex-girlfriend deemed competent for trial

An Indiana man accused of raping, killing and eating parts of his ex-girlfriend’s dead body is now mentally competent to stand trial, a state psychiatrist said Thursday.<p>Joseph Oberhansley, 35, of Jeffersonville has been committed at the Logansport State Hospital since October, when a judge ruled …

Crime

Wisconsin man has more than 200,000 comics in his collection

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — It all started with little bars of soap.<p>When Steven Kahn was 5, his traveling salesman father would often greet his son with small gift upon returning from a trip. On one of those occasions, he had a few bars of hotel soap in his pocket. Young Steve was fascinated by them, and …

Comic Books

7-year-old Missouri boy doused in nail polish remover, set on fire by another child

A 7-year-old boy from Independence, Missouri, is suffering from severe burns to his face and upper body after another boy poured nail polish remover on him and set him on fire Monday, according to his mother.<p>Ashley Lyons told WDAF an 8-year-old boy dumped flammable liquid on her son, Julien Sandlin …

Criminology

A Living Fossil From the Deep Sea Was Discovered With Trash Crammed In its Stomach

This shouldn’t even be possible. Image: Blue Planet Society<p><b>Coelacanths aren’t the most common fish</b>. In fact, they were thought to be extinct until …

Fish

WATCH: New Mexico cop shatters car window and drags driver over broken glass after accusing him of seat belt violation

Disturbing video from a traffic stop in New Mexico documents law enforcement shattering the window of a car during a traffic stop over a disputed …

New Mexico

'Extremely rare,' deadly infection shows up twice, raising questions

Two recent cases of a rare infection are raising awareness — and anxiety — about the risks of interacting with dogs and cats.<p>Sharon Larson of South Milwaukee died on June 23 at age 58, after her dog nipped her hand. Starting that same month, Greg Manteufel, 48, of nearby West Bend, Wisconsin, lost …

Public Health