The sedan ripped down the Ohio turnpike like a cannonball, the odometer pushing 100 mph as a dozen police and state cruisers tagged behind in pursuit. Under a cloud-streaked blue sky, the vehicle dipped in and out of lanes of morning traffic, eventually running off the highway completely. "He's off road, driving down the ditch," one of the Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers radioed to the rest of the pursuers, according to dash cam footage. "We are not going to let him get back on the highway."
When Zachary Paul Koehn called an ambulance to his Iowa home just before 1 p.m. on Aug. 30, he told the dispatcher that his girlfriend, Cheyanne Renae Harris, had fed their 4-month-old baby just hours before and had last checked on him at 11 a.m. When Harris went to check on him again a half-hour later, their baby was dead, Koehn said, according to court documents. But the State Medical Examiner ruled the death a homicide, with the cause of death "a failure to provide critical care."
WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump delayed on Thursday evening the release of hundreds of classified documents related to the John F. Kennedy assassination, bowing to pressure from the CIA, FBI and other federal agencies still seeking to keep some final secrets from the nearly 54-year-old investigation.
Authorities in Florida hope a new video will help lead to a break in the investigation of a string of three killings that has left a Tampa neighborhood on edge and generated wide attention from around the country. On Thursday, Tampa police released the video of a person running away from an area close to where the first victim, 22-year-old aspiring musician and community college student Benjamin Edward Mitchell, was shot and killed in early October. Interim police chief Brian Dugan is asking for help to identify the individual, whom he described as a person of interest.
Saladin Ahmed is a thoughtful commentator on cultural diversity, whether speaking about mainstream publishing trends or the culinary arts. Combine that with the fact that Ahmed is the father of young children, and it's not surprising that he was the one to call out Kellogg's on an awfully odd cereal box.
Cancer, as everyone knows, is a beast. And Melissa Anne Dabas battled that monster - triple negative breast cancer, an onerous form of the disease. She had a double mastectomy, and punishing rounds of chemo that smacked her with every side effect. In February, the 42-year-old Virginia mother of two got the thrilling all-clear. Melissa, a first-rank Lady Gaga Little Monster superfan who goes to every show, knew how she wanted to celebrate: At Lady Gaga's Washington, D.C., show on Nov. 19. Not just two seats - a massive party.
Chi Chi, a three-year-old golden retriever, is energetic and loving. She likes squeaky toys and carrots and cuddles with her owners, Elizabeth Howell, her husband and their daughter. But Chi Chi is no ordinary dog: She's a quadruple amputee who walks with four custom prosthetic legs. And her story of redemption - one that began in misery at a South Korean dog meat operation and now continues across the world in the Howells' comfortable Phoenix home - has earned her a strong online following, as well as a growing one in her in own community.
The Trump administration is considering substantial increases in entrance fees to 17 of the most popular national parks during the peak summer season, asking Americans to pay prices that rival the gate costs of amusement parks such as Six Flags and Busch Gardens.
WASHINGTON - House Republicans passed budget legislation Thursday morning, narrowly overcoming internal dissension and Democratic opposition to clear a major obstacle in the GOP's quest to pass large-scale tax cuts. The budget legislation authorizes special procedures that will allow Republicans to reduce federal revenues over the coming decade by as much as $1.5 trillion without Democratic help. The bill passed by a vote count of 216-212. No Democrats voted for the budget Thursday, nor did 20 Republicans.
There's a prolonged pause when I ask Lyft driver Gaby Oseguedaif her family is middle class. Her smile fades as she thinks about it for a while. "Yeah, I think so. I don't even know what the middle class is anymore," says Oseguarda, who with her husband earns nearly $100,000 a year in the San Francisco area.