Lyle Jeffs, the acting head of the polygamous, child-bride-marrying Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, has disappeared, the FBI says. Jeffs was awaiting trial on federal food stamp fraud and money laundering charges. His brother, Warren, is serving life in prison plus 20 years for raping…
Five years after 11-year-old Celina Cass disappeared from her home in New Hampshire and was found dead days later, authorities have finally arrested the man they believe is linked to the crime—a man who also happens to be the victim’s stepfather.
State investigators say a New York woman accused of killing her fiancé during a kayaking trip admitted to intentionally removing the plug from his kayak and then taking his paddle away. Angelika Graswald, 36, is charged with second-degree murder and manslaughter, and has pleaded not guilty.
The anti-sexism and sexual violence group UltraViolet has made it their mission to get Judge Aaron Persky removed from the bench, after he recently handed Stanford rapist Brock Turner a six month sentence. It’s not appealing to defend anyone involved in this case, but it does bring up heavy questions as to what kind…
Ex-Vanderbilt student and former football player Brandon Vandenburg has been convicted at his retrial of aggravated rape for egging on his teammates to rape an unconscious woman in 2013.
Jo Cox, a 41-year-old member of Parliament, has reportedly died after being shot and stabbed in public Thursday morning by a man who reportedly shouted “Britain first” as he attacked her. Cox has publicly supported remaining in the European Union during Brexit, the ongoing debate over whether Great Britain should…
Bill O’Reilly and Gretchen Carlson made Fox News history this week by experiencing a brief tandem bout of decency. Both hosts came very close to saying that the federal assault weapons ban, which expired in 2004, should be renewed. And Fox News fans are taking it so well!
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf announced today that she’d fired the police department’s interim chief after just four days on the job. The department is currently being rocked by a sex scandal in which more than a dozen officers are suspected of regularly having sex with a teenage girl.
The saga of the Oscar Pistorius case continues: in the middle of Wednesday’s resentencing hearing on charges that he murdered girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the runner’s defense attorneys directed him in court to remove his prosthetic legs. Pistorius then walked through the courtroom on his residual limbs.
A Texas judge has dismissed a misdemeanor charge against David Daleiden, the creator of a series of bogus undercover sting videos targeting Planned Parenthood. Daleiden still faces a felony charge, but in his customary fashion, he went ahead and issued a statement declaring victory over Planned Parenthood.
Police are searching for a Roswell, New Mexico man who is suspected of killing his wife and four young daughters on Saturday. Juan David Villegas-Hernandez may have been apprehended in Mexico, but authorities have yet to publicly confirm he is in custody.
After a mass shooting at a gay club in Orlando during the early hours of Sunday morning that left 50 casualties and 53 wounded, the cast of the musical Hamilton will not use prop guns during their Tony Awards performance tonight in the wake of the tragedy.
Tragedies like the massacre at a gay nightclub Sunday morning in Orlando, Florida—one which has been named the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history—can render us simultaneously hollow and distended with emotions that have no name. If you want to, here is a place to try and name them.
An unidentified man carrying multiple firearms in his car was apprehended by authorities in Los Angeles on Sunday morning while reportedly on his way to the city’s annual gay pride parade, according to police officials.
A 37-year-old woman has been charged in the death of her twin sister after the two drove off a cliff on a winding mountain highway in Hawaii. Alison and Ann Dadow ran yoga studios together in South Florida and then Utah, fielding accusations of being “scammers” in both places before abruptly vanishing. They reappeared…
The family of a recent murder victim believes that his pet parrot might know the answer to the identity of the perpetrator that shot him.
The father of Brock Turner, the ex-Stanford swimmer who was given a paltry six-month sentence in a county jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman in 2015, is defending his son’s crime—and saying that he should not be imprisoned for only getting “20 minutes of action.”
A former Arizona police officer has been taken into custody after killing his wife and a man that tried to save her outside of the city of Phoenix.
An actress is suing Beautique, a midtown restaurant/nightclub frequented by cast members of the Real Housewives of New York (and, on one very seedy occasion, yours truly), after a drunk manager allegedly tried to take her cab and then knocked her unconscious.