December 7, 2012 |
A five-month search for two young Iowa cousins ended in heartbreak this week when hunters discovered two small bodies in a wildlife area. The Black Hawk County Sheriff's Office posted photos of the girls on its website with the words, "In memory of Elizabeth Collins and Lyric Cook. " Elizabeth, 8, and Lyric, 10, had gone for a bike ride from Elizabeth's home in Evansdale on July 13 when they vanished. Their bikes were found about a mile away at Meyers Lake. An army of police officers and volunteers combed the area for the girls, including an FBI dive team from Los Angeles that searched the lake in July.
December 15, 2012 |
NEWTOWN, Conn. -- State officials moved the bodies of those slain in the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School as officials on Saturday prepared to give new details about the rampage that left 20 children and six adults dead there. The bodies were sent to the state medical examiner for autopsies to determine the manner and cause of death, state police announced Saturday morning. Earlier Saturday, speaking on CBS' “This Morning,” Connecticut State Police spokesman Lt. J. Paul Vance said the bodies were removed from the school after investigators worked through the night to complete the identification process.
April 7, 2005 |
When he heard that Pope John Paul II had died, Massimo Signoracci crossed himself, murmured a prayer and waited for a call that never came. The Signoracci clan, a dynasty of morticians and embalmers whose roots go back to an old Roman cemetery on an island in the Tiber River, has ministered to the last three popes and hoped to be asked to tend to this one as well. But for reasons that were unclear, no Vatican summons came.
May 10, 2009 |
Cadaver dogs found the body of a wanted professor "beneath the earth" in the north Georgia woods Saturday, two weeks after police say he shot his wife and two other people to death outside a community theater, then vanished. Searchers found two guns near the body of marketing professor George Zinkhan, 57, but police wouldn't say how he died. They did say it appears he buried himself in brush and dirt.
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December 5, 2013 |
Simi Valley police believe a murder-suicide claimed the lives of two neighbors found dead on a neighborhood yard and sidewalk Tuesday morning. Police say James Richard Wahe, 59, shot Pamela McClain, 61, before turning the gun on himself. Investigators, though, were still trying to determine what led to the shooting considering there did not appear to be any immediate evidence of a romantic relationship between the two, according to Simi Valley police Cmdr. David Livingstone. Ventura County firefighters found Wahe and McClain in the 3300 block of Billie Court after responding to a call from what a nearby resident thought was someone lying injured in front of a residence around 7 a.m. “It's a baffling case.
November 29, 2010 |
Ultra athletes are a special breed, running or cycling hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles to compete in exclusive races. But what really happens to their bodies hour after hour and day after day of intense exercise? A new study reveals some dramatic changes may take place. The study, presented Sunday at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America in Chicago, focused on 44 runners who took part in the TransEurope-FootRace in 2009, a 64-day race that covered about 4,488 kilometers (about 2,789 miles)
January 15, 2012 |
Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been campaigning furiously in South Carolina in an effort to revive his sputtering presidential campaign, said Sunday morning that the Obama administration has gone “over the top” in criticizing Marines who were videotaped urinating on Afghan corpses. “Obviously, 18, 19-year-olds make stupid mistakes all too often,” Perry said in an appearance on CNN's “State of the Union.” “... What's really disturbing to me is just, kind of, the over-the-top-rhetoric from this administration and their disdain for the military.” The Marines have not been charged with any crimes, but the Geneva Conventions forbid desecration of the dead.
February 18, 2009 |
Bones from six bodies have been uncovered in the desert west of Albuquerque during the last two weeks, and police said Tuesday that they were probably put there by one person. As detectives shore up their list of suspects, the list of possible victims is growing to include a group of 16 prostitutes who went missing from Albuquerque between 2001 and 2006, and others reported missing from various parts of the state.
November 30, 1986
In her recent Calendar series, "A Capsule History of Women Directors, 1900-1980," Nancy Mills states that prior to the 1960s only two women film directors "developed a body of work," referring to Dorothy Arzner and Ida Lupino. She seems to be ignoring the entire silent period, in which many women directed, and in which two women in particular developed very large and significant bodies of work: Lois Weber and Alice Guy Blache. Both of these women directed scores of films during the first three decades of this century.
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February 18, 2009 |
A dead woman found near a San Bernardino Mountains highway was identified Tuesday as 28-year-old Cori Daye Desmond of Torrance, last seen at a Redondo Beach nightclub. Investigators turned their attention to the South Bay after Desmond's 1998 Jeep Wrangler was found near the Bac Street Lounge on Artesia Boulevard. She was last seen at the bar early Sunday, relatives and authorities said.