One week after they were arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks, the two black men seen in a cellphone video viewed more than 11 million times went on "Good Morning America" Thursday to describe how arriving 10 minutes early to a business meeting put them in handcuffs.
An unusual pair showed up in the pre-dawn hours at Fire Station 82 in Wayne Township, Indiana, last week. Repeatedly pressing the doorbell was a frantic woman. In her arms was a furry, masked animal that firefighters later described as "lethargic," fire department spokesman Michael Pruitt said. Through her panic, the woman divulged that it was a pet raccoon - and that it was severely stoned.
Lawyers for President Donald Trump's longtime attorney Michael Cohen have withdrawn defamation lawsuits against BuzzFeed and the political research firm Fusion GPS related to a dossier that included claims Cohen helped organize Russian interference into the 2016 presidential election. The lawsuits, withdrawn late Wednesday, would have required Cohen to submit to an evidence discovery process, forcing him to produce documentation and sworn testimony about his activities before the closely contested election.
Mississippi's governor just signed a law, more restrictive than in any state, banning abortions after 15 weeks. Iowa's state Senate is trying to go even further and stop abortions at around six weeks. And 20 Ohio lawmakers have proposed outlawing all abortions, even if the woman's life is in danger.
It took Hua Li two minutes and three tries to get help from Houston 911 as a convenience store owner lay bleeding to death on the floor of his store after being shot. Li was about to walk into a Raceway in Houston to buy a lottery ticket in May 2016 but was stopped by another person's warning: Somebody was robbing the store. Li caught a glimpse of a man holding a gun, court documents say. Then he heard a half a dozen gunshots. He hopped into his car and sped away, and as he put distance between himself and the crime, he pulled out his phone to dial 911.
When the Weather Channel launched in 1982, its founder, John Coleman, knew he was on to the start of something important and something special. In its first night on air, he presciently told viewers that the channel would "become the nation's primary source of weather information" and that it would "serve the nation with information presented in such a way that it adds greatly to the quality of American life and the enjoyment of the television set."
WASHINGTON - Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and his attorneys were returning to federal court Thursday asking to have his criminal charges in Washington dismissed in their latest challenge to the case brought by special counsel Robert Mueller. Manafort's attorneys have argued Mueller exceeded his authority to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 election by charging Manafort with numerous felonies related to work he did as an international political consultant in Ukraine before joining the Trump campaign.
It's unclear why Master Sgt. Robin Brown, a public affairs officer with the Tennessee Air National Guard, recited her oath of re-enlistment last week using a dinosaur puppet. Or why the colonel conducting the ceremony allowed her to do so, stifling his laughter as the puppet mouthed the oath.
Prison breaks, in the movies at least, usually involve digging with MacGyvered tools or rappelling down walls using ropes fashioned from bedsheets, but one man didn't need any of the classic escape techniques when he broke out of a rural low-security prison in Iceland on Tuesday, April 17. Officials said Sindri Thor Stefansson, who is suspected of orchestrating one of the biggest heists Iceland has ever seen, simply climbed out of a window, according to the Guardian.
Bruno Sammartino fled to the mountains of Italy with his family during World War II and came to the United States at 14, weighing just 80 pounds. Within 10 years, he built himself into a 275-pound mound of muscle, whose remarkable strength and relentless, blue-collar style made him one of the most popular professional wrestlers of the 1960s and 1970s. Sammartino, who was once among the highest-paid athletes in the United States, died April 18 at a hospital in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He was 82.