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Fake carnival mafia ritual sparked couple’s murder: cops

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A Kansas carnival worker posed as a member of a fictitious mafia group and ordered fellow workers to kill a couple as part of an …

Crime

7 Tips and Tricks for Photographing Landscapes With a Wide-Angle Lens

By and large, the landscape images you see in magazines and online are taken with a wide-angle lens. It’s the go-to focal length for landscapes for a …

Landscape Photography

Thousands of Army Ants Build an Impressive Bridge With Their Bodies In Order to Swarm a Wasp Nest

Thousands of army ants in Costa Rica amazingly worked together to build an impressive ropy bridge using their own bodies in order to swarm a highly …

Costa Rica

Remains of 3 women identified 12 years after they went missing

<b>(CNN) —</b> Police in Washington, D.C., are working to solve the killings of three women whose bodies were discovered earlier this year -- more than a decade after they were reported missing.<p>Authorities say Jewel King, 48; Verdell Jefferson, 41; and Dorothy Butts, 43, were all murdered -- two dying …

Crime

Dave Dave, whose father set him on fire in 1983, dies at 42

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Dave Dave, a respected Las Vegas artist who was badly scarred as a boy when his father tried to burn him to death in Southern California, has died. He was 42.<p>Dave, who was born David Rothenberg, died on July 15 at Sunrise Hospital in Las Vegas, Clark County Coroner John Fudenberg …

Las Vegas

HSxP | Andrew Miller Photographs Miki Hamano

HSxP <i>is a series of curated photographic stories made by the finest contributors across the globe curated by P Magazine, manifesting different</i> …

Photography

Why We Need Some Perspective On Landscape Photography In The Instagram Age

Image: Grant Galbraith<p>Thanks to the increasing accessibility of technology, many of us will try to capture the grandeur of the natural world with our …

Social Media

Stranded Women On A Rainbow Unicorn Float Rescued By Minnesota Police

We all joke about wanting to ride a unicorn over a rainbow, but five women in Minnesota got stuck while riding their rainbow unicorn over the …

Unicorns

In a Town of 11 People, Mysterious Disappearance Turns Neighbor Against Neighbor

LARRIMAH, Australia — Dusk was falling on the sweltering hot day of Dec. 16, 2017, when Paddy Moriarty went to the Pink Panther, the only hotel and bar in this tiny, dusty town, to end the day with his usual round of drinks.<p>He downed eight beers, typical for Mr. Moriarty, a laborer who spent most …

Tea House

Decoding Your Airbnb: Adventures in Voyeurism

He met me at the door holding a glass of wine. “Welcome,” he said. “You’re shorter than I thought you’d be.”<p>I didn’t understand how my height was relevant, but in truth, his appearance was not what I’d been expecting either. He bore a striking resemblance to Marlon Brando in “Apocalypse Now” — …

Living Rooms

Family of a man who stole and crashed a plane is 'stunned and heartbroken'

<b>(CNN) —</b> Relatives of Richard Russell say they are "stunned and heartbroken" after the airline worker stole a passenger plane Friday from the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and was killed when he crashed 25 miles away.<p>"This is a complete shock to us," the family said in a statement Saturday …

Airplanes

Mystery creature with squirming tentacles washes up in Vietnam

A mysterious sea creature with hundreds of squirming tentacles is baffling locals after washing up on a Vietnamese beach.<p>The dark brown, alien-like …

Vietnam

Islamic Extremist Trained Children to Commit School Shootings at New Mexico Compound

An Islamic extremist was training as many as eleven children to commit school shootings at a dilapidated compound in New Mexico, according to court …

New Mexico

Report: Wilbur Ross Accused of Stealing Over $120 Million

Wilbur Ross could be "among the biggest grifters in American history," according to Forbes magazine, amid new allegations that he may have wrongly …

Wilbur Ross

Dead Fetus Discovered by Cleaning Crew on American Airlines Plane at LGA

A LaGuardia Airport (LGA) cleaning crew made a gruesome discovery on board an American Airlines plane that was parked in an airport hangar. A …

American Airlines

Gabrielle: ‘I’m coming back as a white male, honey’

Gabrielle roars into the room like a Formula One car at full throttle, and the 18 years since we last met pass in a flash. At the time, she was a big star with a big leather coat, big shades and an even bigger life story. Despite the No 1 records, the Brit awards and the fact she was ranked as one …

BRIT Awards

Cult Leader Arrested After Allegedly Holding Followers Captive and Forcing Them to Take Part in Bizarre Rituals

The deranged leader of a South Korean cult was recently arrested for holding over 400 of her followers captive at a compound on Fiji Island and …

Korean Peninsula

China's crimes against humanity you've never heard of

<b>(CNN) —</b> I first visited Xinjiang, in northwest China, in July 2009, returning to Beijing only days before demonstrations in the region's capital, Urumqi, turned deadly.<p>Police responded to the violence with a massive crackdown, and detentions or disappearances ranged into the thousands. To control …

Human Rights

In ‘Jell-O Girls,’ a Dark Family History Behind a Candy-Colored Dessert

Jell-O might be the glistening dish of picnics and potlucks, but for Allie Rowbottom — a descendant of the Jell-O fortune — it’s both a burden and an abyss. In “Jell-O Girls,” she weaves together her family history and the story of the classic American dessert to produce a book that alternately …

Genealogy

‘Bro, I just caught a body’: Xanax-bingeing teens allegedly killed a friend. Russian roulette or murder?

The empty house was tucked on a cul-de-sac in Henderson, Nev., a sprawling suburb 20 minutes by car from the all-hours neon hum of the Las Vegas Strip. Five bedrooms topped by a terra-cotta roof, palm trees waving in the small gravel yard, the Cool Lilac Avenue address looked as neat and tidy as …

Crime

The Rule of Thirds Needs to Die a Slow and Painful Death

Rather, the rule of thirds needs to die a fast and painful death for all the damage it has done to the art and photography world.<p>The rule of thirds …

Is Michael Cohen Turning on Donald Trump?

The most famous game-theory formula was developed in 1950, by two mathematicians, Melvin Dresher and Merrill Flood. But it was only later that another mathematician gave it the catchy name that made it famous: the Prisoner’s Dilemma. The idea is simple: two accused criminals have been arrested and …

Donald Trump

Thai cave rescue: Soccer team found alive one kilometer underground

<b>Chiang Rai, Thailand (CNN) —</b> Thais reacted with relief and jubilation after rescue teams reported that they'd found all 12 boys and their soccer coach alive in a cave in Thailand nine days after the group went missing.<p>Rescuers at the scene outside Chiang Rai in northern Thailand cheered, exchanged …

Thai Navy

The ‘Brownout Strangler’: how a smiling psychopath terrorised wartime Melbourne

Leonski’s two focuses were getting drunk and showing off, and assaulting – and eventually murdering – women Ian W Shaw<p>When US soldiers arrived in Melbourne in 1942, they brought with them the trappings of a developing consumer culture: jazz music, chocolate bars, nylon stockings and other luxuries …

Great Depression

‘Unbearable’ smelling passenger that caused plane’s emergency landing dies from tissue necrosis

A man who caused a Transavia flight that originated in the Spanish island of Gran Canaria to make an emergency landing in Portugal has died from tissue necrosis, De Telegraaf reported.<p>The male passenger, now identified as Russian rock musician Andrey Suchilin, purportedly smelled so strongly that …

An Interview with Jarob Ortiz, the New ‘Ansel Adams’ of the National Parks

In December of 2015, news broke that grabbed the attention of every photographer: the “Ansel Adams Job Opening” in the US Government. This is …

Dutch Airliner Makes Emergency Landing After Passenger’s Overwhelming Body Odor Led To Mass Vomiting, Fainting

Smelly and sick travelers made this flight one for the record books.<p>Body odor is no laughing matter — especially on an airplane. Passengers on a …

Mummified body found in hoarder's home. Police investigate 'suspicious' cause of death

A year after a hoarder died, cleaners found a decomposing body hidden by a rug inside his home — and police are suspicious.<p>The mummified body of a man in his 30s or 40s was found Tuesday amid clutter either under a rug or rolled up inside of one in the back room of Bruce Roberts' home in a suburb …

Modern-day cattle rustlers? 200 Nevada cows missing in year

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies and state agriculture officials are investigating the disappearance of as many as 200 cows in northern Nevada over the past year that may have been stolen by modern-day cattle rustlers across rangeland covering hundreds of square miles.<p>Investigators haven't …

Iceland is a gun-loving country with no shooting murders since 2007

REYKJAVIK, Iceland — Like many of his countrymen, Olaf Garðar Garðarsson is eager to get his hands on a rifle.<p>But he can't just walk into a store and buy one. Instead, he is sitting through a mandatory four-hour lecture on the history and physics of the firearm.<p>This is Iceland — the gun-loving …

Guns