Amie Harwick death: Restraining orders falling short of protecting victims, experts warn

Amie Harwick’s death has proven more can be done to strengthen restraining orders when they’re protecting the victim from their abuser, experts say.  The Hollywood therapist and ex-fiancee of comedian Drew Carey was murdered in her Hollywood Hills apartment during the early hours after Valentine’s Day, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.  At the time, […]

More cruise ship cases confirmed as death toll continues to rise

• Coronavirus death toll in China rises to 1,113 • Coronavirus illness gets official name from WHO: COVID-19 • People of Asian descent worldwide share examples of coronavirus-related xenophobia on social media • Outspoken Chinese lawyer critical of government missing in Wuhan, family says • American Airlines cancels flights to mainland China and Hong Kong […]

Death toll rises to at least 11 from severe storm sweeping through the South

At least 11 people have died from severe storms that carved a wide swath through Texas and the South all the way up to Chicago. The National Weather Service in Birmingham, Alabama, on Saturday confirmed three deaths near the town of Carrollton in Pickens County. The service also said a tornado struck the area in […]

Austin mom strangled to death, baby found alive; friend arrested on kidnapping charge: Official

The suspect was charged with kidnapping and tampering with a corpse. December 20, 2019, 10:58 PM 5 min read Heidi Broussard, the Austin, Texas, mom missing since Dec. 12 with her infant daughter Margot, was discovered in a home near Houston strangled to death, according to autopsy results released by police. An infant girl was […]

The Death of a Courageous Journalist Reveals Malta as a ”Mafia Island” — Global Issues

Opinion by Jan Lundius (stockholm / rome) Thursday, December 19, 2019 Inter Press Service STOCKHOLM / ROME, Dec 19 (IPS) – Around 3 pm on 16 October 2017, Daphne Caruana Aruna Galizia was returning home when her Peugeot suddenly exploded 80 metres from her house outside of Bidnjia, a small town 15 km from Malta´s […]

Teen suspect arrested in Tessa Majors death

New York police have arrested a 13-year-old boy in the stabbing death of Barnard College freshman Tessa Majors at a park just one block from Columbia University.  Majors, 18, was stabbed repeatedly during a struggle with as many as three assailants at Morningside Park around 7 p.m. Wednesday. The boy was arrested on charges including felony […]

Supervisor charged in Dartmouth construction site death of Brandon Alcorn – Halifax

Police have charged a Halifax man in connection to the tragic workplace fall that took Brandon Alcorn’s life on a construction site last year. Jeff Gooch, 37, was arrested last month and faces one count of criminal negligence causing death. He was the supervisor at the Dartmouth Crossing shopping area construction site where Alcorn fell […]

Father of London Bridge victim says son’s death must not promote “agenda of hate” – Channel 4 News

“If Jack could comment on his death – he would be livid… his death, and his life, being used to perpetuate an agenda of hate that he gave his everything, fighting against”. Impassioned words from the father of Jack Merritt – one of the two people killed in the London Bridge terror attack – as […]

Boy narrowly escapes death after metal rod pierces through jaw in horror injury

WARNING: GRAPHIC PHOTOS BELOW A 9-year-old boy has made a complete recovery from a horrific injury after he fell off a stool and onto a metal rod, which pierced through his lower jaw and narrowly missed major blood vessels. The boy, identified as Ayush by South West News Service, or SWNS, had been balancing on a […]

Black Death in China: A history of plagues, from ancient times to now

Finally — for many of them — came death. Today, many of us think of the plague as something confined to the history books — a grim symbol of the medieval period, before doctors knew about the existence of viruses or bacteria. But this month, three people in China were diagnosed with two different forms […]