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Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin dead at 76

Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images  (DETROIT) — Aretha Franklin, the pastor’s daughter who became the undisputed Queen of Soul over a career that spanned more than five decades, has died of advanced pancreatic cancer, ABC News has confirmed. “It is with deep and profound sadness that we announce the passing of […]

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Section of American WWII destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

Section of American WWII destroyer discovered off remote Alaskan island

Project Recover(KISKA, Alaska) — Some 75 years after an explosion from a Japanese mine ripped through the USS Abner Read, a team of scientists says they’ve discovered the missing stern hundreds of feet beneath the waves off the Alaskan Island of Kiska. “This is a significant discovery that will shed […]

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Husband arrested in connection to missing wife, daughters in Colorado

Husband arrested in connection to missing wife, daughters in Colorado

iStock/Thinkstock(DENVER) — Police have arrested a Colorado man in connection to the disappearance of his pregnant wife and two young daughters. The Frederick Police Department, working with the FBI and Colorado Bureau of Investigation, said on Wednesday night it had arrested Chris Watts, the husband of Shanann Watts, 34, who […]

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Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose on K-2 at Connecticut park

Police make multiple arrests after 76 people overdose on K-2 at Connecticut park

WTNH-TV(NEW HAVEN, N.H.) — Connecticut police have made multiple arrests in connection with 76 overdose cases at a New Haven park. First responders found numerous people who appeared to have overdosed on the New Haven Green on Wednesday, with 25 of those overdoses occurring within a three-hour span in the […]

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Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say

Swimmer bitten by shark off coast of Cape Cod, officials say

iStock/Thinkstock(CAPE COD, Mass.) — A beach on the coast of Cape Cod has been closed after a swimmer was bitten by a shark, officials said. The coastal town of Truro announced that Longnook Beach has been closed to swimming due to the shark attack on Wednesday afternoon. The 61-year-old man […]

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Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; police vow to ‘not rest until we have the answers’

Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; police vow to ‘not rest until we have the answers’

Town of Frederick, CO(FREDERICK, Colo.) — A pregnant Colorado mother and her two young daughters have mysteriously vanished — and local police are vowing to “not rest until we have the answers.” Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters — Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4 — were reported missing on […]

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Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; FBI assistance sought

Pregnant mom, 2 young daughters vanish in Colorado; FBI assistance sought

Town of Frederick, CO(FREDERICK, Colo.) — A pregnant Colorado mother and her two young daughters have mysteriously vanished — and now the local police department has asked federal authorities and the Colorado Bureau of Investigation to join the case. Shanann Watts, 34, and her two daughters — Celeste, 3, and […]

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Gun-toting 13-year-old runaway hit with stun gun by Alabama police, authorities say

Gun-toting 13-year-old runaway hit with stun gun by Alabama police, authorities say

iStock/Thinkstock(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Police used a Taser on a 13-year-old gun-toting runaway in Alabama, whom authorities say fled from police as they approached him and reached into his pocket before being shocked and taken into custody this morning. A .38 caliber revolver was recovered from the teen’s pocket, a Birmingham […]

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Employee fired after booting black girls from New Jersey gift shop

Employee fired after booting black girls from New Jersey gift shop

ABC(POINT PLEASANT, N.J) — A New Jersey gift shop employee has been fired after she told seven black girls they were not welcome and ordered them to leave the store. A video posted online showing part of the Aug. 10 incident at Jenkinson’s Aquarium Gift Shop in Point Pleasant Beach […]

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Sexual assault survivors react to report condemning alleged abuse by hundreds of ‘predator priests’

Sexual assault survivors react to report condemning alleged abuse by hundreds of ‘predator priests’

iStock/Thinkstock(HARRISBURG, Pa.) — Sexual assault survivors shared their stories after a Pennsylvania grand jury report accused hundreds of Roman Catholic priests of assaulting children. Speaking at a news conference Tuesday, several of them detailed heart-wrenching accounts of alleged sexual abuse against 301 priests across six of the state’s eight dioceses. […]

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