Reeva Steenkamp Cremated In Port Elizabeth As Oscar Pistorius Is Charged With Premeditated Murder

As charges against Oscar Pistorius were upgraded to premeditated murder on Tuesday, his model girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was cremated in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Steenkamp’s friends and family gathered for an emotional service to remember her.

Commuter Ferry Slams Into New York City Dock, Around 50 Passengers Injured

A ferry carrying about 340 commuters from Atlantic City, New Jersey to Lower Manhattan slammed into a dock Wednesday morning, knocking some passengers off balance and throwing others into the air. Police say some 50 people were injured in the cra ...

Class Resumes For Sandy Hook Elementary Students

Police officers and increased security measures greeted Sandy Hook Elementary School students as they returned to class at Chalk Hill Middle School, a previously empty school located about 7 miles away from Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conne ...

Hillary Clinton Leaves Hospital, Full Recovery Is Expected

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton left a New York hospital Wednesday after three days of treatment for a potentially life-threatening blood clot between her brain and skull. The 65-year-old wore sunglasses and a dark coat as she left New York-Pr ...

First Lady Michelle Obama Writes Heartfelt Letter About Sandy Hook Massacre

In a letter posted on Courtant.com, First Lady Michelle Obama paid tribute to the “beautiful, innocent children” and “heroic educators” that were killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary shooting last Friday. Mrs. Obama also vowed that she and Preside ...

Sandy Hook Massacre: Funerals For 6 More Victims Set For Wednesday

Newtown, Connecticut residents will say their final goodbyes today to six more victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre. Funerals are scheduled for teacher Victoria Soto and students Charlotte Bacon, 6; Daniel Barden, 7; and Caroline Previdi ...

Three Cups Of Tea Author David Oliver Relin Commits Suicide At 49

Journalist David Oliver Relin, who is perhaps best known for co-writing the best-selling book Three Cups of Tea with Greg Mortenson, has died. The New York Times reports Relin committed suicide on November 15 in Multnomah County, Oregon. Relin’s ...

Mom Names Daughter Hashtag In Apparent Tribute To Twitter

A new mom appears to have taken her love of social media to the extreme. In a birth announcement on her Facebook page, the woman called her daughter Hashtag in an apparent tribute to Twitter.

Lance Armstrong Resigns From Livestrong Board Of Directors

In another move to distance himself from his Livestrong foundation, Lance Armstrong has resigned from the organization’s board of directors. Livestrong spokeswoman Katherine McLane tells the Daily News Armstrong will remain close to the cancer fo ...

Actor, Native American Activist Russell Means Dies Of Cancer

Native American activist and actor Russell Means died today at his home on South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. An Oglala Lakota Sioux representative said the 72-year-old had been battling esophageal cancer. The cancer spread to his lung ...

California Residents Feel 3 Early Morning Earthquakes

Three small earthquakes struck California early this morning, but no damages or injuries have been reported. Police say they received thousands of calls about the tremors.

Montana Man Killed Trying To Pull Off Bigfoot Hoax

A Montana man hoping to trick people into thinking they had spotted Bigfoot died Sunday night while trying to pull off his hoax on Highway 93 near Kalispell. Police say Randy Lee Tenley was dressed in a Ghillie suit, a type camouflage that resemb ...

Prince Philip Hospitalized In Scotland

Buckingham Palace confirms Prince Philip has been hospitalized in Scotland for treatment of a recurring bladder infection. The Duke of Edinburgh, who has been married to Queen Elizabeth for 65 years, was taken by ambulance from the royal family’s ...

Young Girl Found Clinging To Dead Woman In NY Lake

New York authorities are still trying to determine the cause of death for a woman who was found floating in Carmel’s Lake Gleneida with a young girl clinging to her body and crying for help. The woman has been identified as 59-year-old Brewster r ...

Jim Walton Leaving CNN, Says Company Needs “New Thinking”

Jim Walton announced his resignation as president of CNN Worldwide Friday, saying the company needs a “new leader” and “new thinking.” Walton, who has worked at CNN for more than three decades, will leave at the end of the year.

Teen Killed, Officer Injured After Falling Into Niagara Gorge During Police Chase

The teen that died at Niagara Falls Tuesday during a police chase has been identified as Ryan Dube, an 18-year-old who had been living at the Boys and Girls Club’s Nightlight Youth Services residence in Ontario.

Sally Ride, First American Woman In Space, Dies Of Cancer At 61

Dr. Sally Ride, a former NASA flight engineer who was the first American woman to ever travel to space, has died. Ride passed away Monday after more than a year of battling pancreatic cancer, according to a statement on her official website Sally ...

Queen of Soul Food Sylvia Woods Dies At 86

Legendary Harlem restaurant owner Sylvia Woods passed away Thursday at the age of 86. Woods, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease, died at her Westchester County home a few hours before she set to be presented with an award from Mayor Michael Bl ...

New Jersey Boy Dies After Being Buried In Sand Tunnel Collapse

A New Jersey boy died Wednesday after being crushed by a collapsing sand tunnel on a Long Branch beach the day before. Local authorities say the 12-year-old Oakhurst resident passed away in the pediatric intensive care unit at Monmouth Medical Ce ...

Multi-Million Dollar Yacht Sinks In Lake Tahoe

A massive $3.2 million yacht sank for unknown reasons in Lake Tahoe early Monday morning, California authorities have confirmed. About a dozen people were said to have been on the boat when it began to sink. No injuries or deaths have been reported.