A 70-year-old woman fell to her death in the Grand Canyon National Park. Park rangers responded to a call of a person needing help at rocky point west of Pipe Creek Vista on Tuesday, the park said. But before the rescue operation began, the woman fell. Her body was later recovered by the park's helicopter and rescue team. The woman's death follows a string of others in the past month.
The Israeli military says its forces have demolished the home of a Palestinian who killed two Israelis in a shooting and stabbing spree last month.
Israel says 19-year-old Omar Abu Layla stabbed a soldier to death and shot another dead while wounding others near the settlement of Ariel in March. He was killed by Israeli troops after a massive three-day manhunt.
Israel often demolishes homes of alleged Palestinian assailants or their families, saying it deters future attacks. Rights groups say the demolitions amount to collective punishment.
The winner of a Powerball lottery ticket worth $768.4 million is 24-year-old Manuel Franco of Wisconsin. Franco spoke at length with reporters on Tuesday afternoon, describing in detail the day he had purchased the tickets that led to this big win. Franco said he left work around 2 p.m. on March 27th and went to the Speedway in New Berlin a few minutes later. He bought $10 worth of individual Powerball tickets, according to WITI.
An expert who has been working with the Boy Scouts revealed that there may have been as many as 7,819 allegedly sexually abusive troop leaders and volunteers in the storied organization, according to newly released court documents.
More than 7,800 individuals allegedly abused 12,254 victims, according to the court testimony.
These figures were released Tuesday by attorney Jeff Anderson, whose firm regularly represents victims of sexual abuse and has been involved in numerous clerical sexual abuse cases.
The new testimony was entered into the court record as part of a January trial about child sex abuse at a Minnesota children's theater company.
A family of 11 children just lost their mom to stage 4 breast cancer and have to bury her. But now they also have to look after the little ones in their family as well, and with the oldest become something like parents themselves.
Rashida would die that morning. Her heart stopped. The children she loved need to grieve, but they also need to bury her, and feed and take care of themselves. "We're battling with the financial problems right now," Tamera said.
"And considering that school is still in, we have to pick up the pieces where our mom left off at. Right now we're on our own." Rashida also had three grandchildren, one on the way and a nephew she was caring for before she passed.
Sri Lankan authorities have taken seven suspects into custody, who they believe may be connected with a series of bombings on Easter Sunday. Three police officers were reportedly killed in the raid.
The law enforcement deaths happened when they stormed a safehouse in Dematagoda, an area outside Colombo where the eighth explosion happened, a defense official said.
A total of seven people were taken into custody in connection with the bombings.
At least 207 people have died after suspected suicide bombers blew up churches and five-star hotels in an Easter Sunday terror attack in Sri Lanka.
The eight blasts today ripped through landmarks in Colombo and on Sri Lanka's east coast, targeting Christians, hotel guests and foreign tourists and leaving at least 450 people wounded.
Six bombs went off in quick succession before another two blasts two hours later in Sri Lanka's worst violence since the end of its decades-long civil war in 2009.
The victims include at least 35 foreigners, believed to include Britons and Americans as well as nationals of Turkey, China, Portugal and the Netherlands.
As details of the horror emerged today, TV chef Shantha Mayadunne and her London-based daughter Nisanga were among the first victims named.
A discussion of how the mainstream media and press covered this horrific attack and a look at what information they omitted in their headlines and stories.
NASA's Ames Research Center was able to find the universe's first molecule. Scientists in space, were able to find Helium Hydride in a planetary nebula for the first time.
ABC News obtained exclusive footage that showed the moment a trapped diver was saved from an underwater cave outside Nashville.
Chicago police were dealing with hundreds of teens running through downtown Chicago Wednesday night, yelling, stopping traffic and running in the streets.
Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster.
Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of sexual harassment victims in this conservative South Asian country.
Nusrat, who was 19, was from Feni, a small town 100 miles (160km) south of Dhaka. She was studying at a madrassa, or Islamic school. On 27 March, she said the headmaster called her into his office and repeatedly touched her in an inappropriate manner. Before things could go any further she ran out.
Many girls and young women in Bangladesh choose to keep their experiences of sexual harassment or abuse secret for fear of being shamed by society or their families. What made Nusrat Jahan different is that she didn't just speak out - she went to the police with the help of her family on the day the alleged abuse happened.
At the local police station she gave a statement. She should have been provided with a safe environment to recall her traumatic experiences. Instead she was filmed by the officer in charge on his phone as she described the ordeal.
In the video Nusrat is visibly distressed and tries to hide her face with her hands. The policeman is heard calling the complaint "no big deal" and telling her to move her hands from her face. The video was later leaked to local media.
Houston, Texas — A man fought for his life against not one, not two, but five armed men who broke into his home. This gun owner was prepared for a fight, and utilized his AK-47 to defend his home and his life.
An overweight child dubbed "world's fattest boy" ballooned to a massive 30 STONE when he was just 10 has lost half his bodyweight in a remarkable transformation.
Arya Permana, 12, was inspired to fight the flab by his dreams to become a professional footballer.
The Liverpool FC supporter has been praised by friends and strangers online for shedding more than 15 stone in the past two years.
Arya, from Cipurwasari, Indonesia, hit the headlines when he became so upset by his weight as he was unable to play with his pals .
Footage emerged online of him as a morbidly obese child playing in a water tank to cool his body.
Since then, he has had a gastric bypass operation, followed a strict diet and now takes regular exercise.
Russia's new ultra-modern “spy-in-the-sky” plane has been dubbed the "flying mushroom" thanks to its distinctive appearance.
Despite the less-than-fearsome moniker, the craft is seen as “far superior” to Western models - and it has successfully completed its first flight trials, say reports.
The Beriev A-100 is now tipped to be showcased alongside 70-plus warplanes in a fly-past at Moscow’s giant annual Victory Day Parade on May 9.
A final decision on the “flying radar’s” appearance is to be made soon by Vladimir Putin’s government.
The aircraft is nicknamed “The All-Seeing Eye” and carries some 20 tons of “unique” espionage equipment.
Scientists have found liquid blood inside the corpse of a 42,000-year-old foal in the Siberian permafrost - boosting hopes of bringing extinct species back to life.
It's believed to be the 'oldest blood in the world'.
And the prehistoric Lena Horse foal is claimed to be the best-preserved Ice Age animal ever found, according to Dr Semyon Grigoryev, head of the Mammoth Museum in Yakutsk.
The discovery, made by a team of scientists from the Yakutian University and Sooam Biotech Research Foundation from South Korea, showed that the foal was in in an exceptional condition without any visible damage.
Dr Grigoryev spoke with Russian news agency Tass in an interview: "The autopsy shows beautifully preserved internal organs.
Peru's former president Alan Garcia has died after shooting himself in the head as police arrived at his home to arrest him as part of a bribery scandal.
Garcia was rushed to hospital where he underwent emergency surgery and suffered three cardiac arrests, Health Minister Zulema Tomas said this evening.
Tomas had said that the 69-year-old was in a "very critical" condition.
Following the news of Garcia's death, Peru president Martin Vizcarra tweeted: "Dismayed by the demise of former president Alan Garcia. I send my condolences to your family and loved ones."
A doctor who earlier spoke to journalists alongside Tomas at the hospital said the bullet entered and left Garcia's head.
It is believed the father of six was resuscitated three times at hospital and then put in a coma.
Police clashed with protesters that hit the streets of Quito in support of WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange on Tuesday.
Protesters slammed 'traitor' Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno as the reportedly thousands-strong rally marched on the presidential palace. Moreno is currently in Washington DC for an official visit.
UPDATE: the father has since passed away from the gunshot wound. Police say the man was preparing to change his daughter’s diaper in a car outside the pizza restaurant Saturday when a gun stored in the diaper bag went off, hitting them both. Police say the girl was shot in the leg and the man in the chest. The girl’s injuries weren’t considered life threatening but the father has died from his injuries.
Firefighters are battling a massive blaze which broke out at the world-famous Notre Dame cathedral in Paris this evening.
Pictures posted on social media showed enormous plumes of smoke billowing into the city's skyline and flames engulfing large sections of the historic building.
According to French newspaper Le Monde, the fire broke out in the attic of the monument before spreading across the roof.
A spokesperson for the cathedral said the blaze was first reported at 5.50pm (GMT) and the building was evacuated soon after.
Officials in Paris said the fire could be linked to restoration works as the peak of the church is currently undergoing a 6 million-euro ($6.8 million) renovation project.
Powerful storms swept across the South on Sunday after unleashing suspected tornadoes and flooding that killed at least eight people, including three children, and injured dozens. The storm damage stretched north to Ohio. (April 15)
A smartphone video captured a terrifying scene as a transgender woman is punched and kicked by multiple attackers in broad daylight surrounded by a crowd of onlookers.
The assault on Muhlaysia Booker, 23, occurred after an apparently minor traffic accident outside the Royal Crest Apartments Dallas, Texas.
The attackers allegedly used homophobic slurs during the assault and were 'known suspects,' according to the police. Authorities are investigating the incident to determine if it is a hate crime.
Footage from the attack posted on Friday to Facebook shows a crowd of people form around the site of the accident and Booker who is wearing a pink wig and blue tank-top.At points she appears to be saying something to the gathering onlookers, but her voice can't be made out in the available footage.
The video appears to flip into selfie mode, where the person recording appears to be laughing with a man in a white shirt and pants.
That same individual in white later appears to charge Booker, throwing her to the ground. He then punches her repeatedly as two or three other individuals join in to kick her while she is down on the ground.
Some voices can be heard screaming for the attack to stop, and eventually Booker, after having been beaten across the parking lot of the apartment complex, is aided by a group of women who get her into a car before taking her to a hospital.A family member said Booker received facial fractures and has her arm in a sling following the frightening mob assault, according to WFAA.
The video of the incident posted by a Facebook user Taj Mahal has garnered over 90,000 views.
It was accompanied with the caption 'THIS IS A HATE CRIME! Muhlaysia Booker Don't Worry Sis I Got The Video For Dallas Police Department This Is A Hate Crime And Everyone Who Participated Will Be Prosecuted!'
Pierre Booker, Muhlaysia's father, called the person responsible for the attack a 'coward,' and told NBCDFW that his daughter has faced hatred for being a transgender woman in the past. All I tell them you know is I love them. I love them for whoever they are. And I'm not God, I'm not the judge, I'm not the jury,' Muhlaysia's grandmother added, as she hoped police view the attack as a hate crime.
'So all I pray is for these people to find it in their hearts to accept people just like God does.'
Mayor Mike Rawlings of Dallas posted a statement to Facebook saying that he watched the video and was angered by what appeared to be 'mob violence' directed against the woman.
'I am in contact with the chief and she assured me that the Dallas Police Department is fully investigating, including the possibility that this was a hate crime,' wrote Mayor Rawlings.
'Those who did this do not represent how Dallasites feel about our thriving LGBTQ community. We will not stand for this kind of behavior.'
A giant aircraft with the world's longest wingspan has completed its first ever flight. The twin-fuselage, 500,000 pound Stratolaunch jet landed 2.5 hours after taking off from Mojave Air and Space Port.
Edmonton police have arrested a suspect who allegedly damaged 13 vehicles Friday night on Whyte Avenue.
According to police, a man was pouring gasoline on vehicle tires and lighting them on fire in the area of 104th Street and 82nd Avenue.
The suspect was eventually apprehended by civilians in the Starbucks on the corner of Calgary Trail and Whyte Avenue. Police were called to the Starbucks location and took the man into custody.
No one was injured in the incident. Edmonton firefighters also responded to calls in the area and were able to put out any fires.
A video posted on Reddit shows the suspect setting an SUV on fire before going into a Starbucks where he is apprehended.
Secret Service officers rushed to secure the White House when a man set his clothes on fire just outside the gate. Jeff Pegues reports.
Deadly shooting along Nipsey Hussle funeral route.
Israel's attempt at a moon landing fails at the last minute when their spacecraft suffers an engine failure as it prepared to land and apparently crashed onto the lunar surface.
The most powerful operational rocket in the world, SpaceX's Falcon Heavy, launched its first commercial mission on Thursday from Florida in a key demonstration for billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk's space company in the race to grasp lucrative military launch contracts.
Give yourself a well deserved break with this dump of internet goodies.
SpaceX's Falcon Heavy successfully launched its first operational mission today (April 11)
The Chinese company says the device replicates a human vagina in terms of temperature, wetness, and light, light? What dark alley vag am I accustomed to?
The international scientific team of the Event Horizon Project have unveiled the first-ever real image of a Black Hole, advancing the understanding of one of the most mysterious objects in the universe. It is the result of years of work and considered a milestone in astrophysics.