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One man braved Hurricane Ian’s wrath to rescue a boatload of strangers

Kevin Ott, 53, rescued about a dozen people from floodwaters as Hurricane Ian pounded the Florida Gulf Coast. But he regrets the ones he had to pass by.

By Jonathan EdwardsOctober 4, 2022

Talking fetus in ‘Blonde’ adds to ‘antiabortion propaganda,’ critics say

Planned Parenthood said misleading depictions of fetuses and pregnancy in Netflix's "Blonde" biopic about Marilyn Monroe may contribute to abortion stigma.

By Julian MarkOctober 4, 2022

Ga. woman’s mysterious death was ‘deliberate and personal,’ officials say

A trail of clues has raised more questions than answers after Debbie Collier’s body was found burned and naked off a Georgia highway.

By Julian MarkOctober 3, 2022

His mom’s house flooded during Ian. He swam a half-mile to save her.

When Hurricane Ian flooded Naples, Fla., Johnny Lauder’s mother was stuck inside her flooding home. So the former police officer swam to her rescue.

By María Luisa PaúlOctober 3, 2022

Fishermen nearly won a tournament. Then weights were found in the fish.

A two-man team of competitive fishermen was disqualified from an Ohio fishing tournament Friday after a tournament director found weights inside their walleye.

By Jonathan EdwardsOctober 3, 2022

Family says nursing home fatally poisoned woman with juice, cleaner mix-up

Trudy Maxwell, a resident at the Atria Park of San Mateo nursing home in Northern California, died after she drank an industrial cleaning product served in a juice cup, a lawsuit states.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 30, 2022

They dyed a waterfall for a gender reveal. An investigation followed.

A couple dyed a waterfall a bright shade of blue for a gender-reveal party, sparking an environmental investigation in Brazil.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 30, 2022

Flamingos sheltering in a bathroom for a hurricane? Call it tradition.

A photo of flamingos huddled in the bathroom of a St. Petersburg, Fla., botanical garden brought back memories of past hurricanes.

By Julian MarkSeptember 30, 2022

A hurricane hunter shot video as he flew into the center of Ian

Nick Underwood, an aerospace engineer with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said Hurricane Ian gave him “the roughest flight of my career.”

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 29, 2022

Billionaire philanthropist MacKenzie Scott files for divorce

MacKenzie Scott, who was married to Amazon founder Jeff Bezos for 25 years, has filed for divorce from her second husband, Dan Jewett.

By Julian MarkSeptember 29, 2022

Coolio, ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ hip-hop star, dies at 59

The rapper, born Artis Leon Ivey Jr., died at a friend’s Los Angeles home, his manager confirmed. The cause of death was not immediately clear.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 29, 2022

Teen sought in Amber Alert dies in shootout after running toward deputies

Sheriff's deputies in San Bernardino, Calif., say 15-year-old Savannah Graziano and her father, Anthony Graziano, died after a vehicle chase ended in a shootout.

By Julian MarkSeptember 28, 2022

Texas AG denies he ‘ran’ to avoid subpoenas, says he felt threatened

A process server claimed Monday that Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton (R) ran to avoid subpoenas in a lawsuit concerning out-of-state abortion access.

By Julian MarkSeptember 27, 2022

Judge lets Jan. 6 defendant have guns to hunt so he can save on groceries

An Arkansas man accused of breaking into the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, estimated he could save $5,000 on groceries if permitted to use guns to go hunting.

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 27, 2022

Videos show train crash into Colorado police cruiser with woman inside

Yareni Rios-Gonzalez, 20, was handcuffed in a Colorado police vehicle parked on the tracks when a train slammed into the cruiser, body-cam footage shows.

By Julian MarkSeptember 26, 2022

A volcano in Tonga birthed a new island. Consider it limited edition.

A flurry of volcanic activity created a new island in Tonga. But the question remains: How long will it last before sinking back into the ocean?

By María Luisa PaúlSeptember 26, 2022

A soccer player was spooked before fatal plane crash. So was his pilot.

Recordings obtained by the BBC capture a pilot's concerns before the 2019 plane crash that killed Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala.

By Julian MarkSeptember 23, 2022

A brewery grew its own hops for a local IPA. The city mowed them down.

Philadelphia Brewing Co. was forced to cancel the release of its Harvest from the Hood IPA after city workers mowed down its entire crop of hops.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 23, 2022

Trump says presidents can declassify docs ‘even by thinking about it’

During an appearance on Sean Hannity's Fox News show, Donald Trump provided no evidence that he had declassified documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago residence.

By Julian MarkSeptember 22, 2022

Woman says Eliza Fletcher would be alive if police acted sooner in 2021 rape

Alicia Franklin is suing the Memphis Police Department, saying the man charged in the killing of Eliza Fletcher should have been arrested for raping her in 2021.

By Jonathan EdwardsSeptember 22, 2022