It was just a preseason game, but for Brian Banks, playing for an NFL team Thursday offered a taste of the life he once dreamed of — before he became a convicted felon and lost his chance to go to college, and was finally exonerated.
Miami police say Derek Medina has been charged with first-degree murder. The message, and a "gruesome photo" of a woman's body, were on Facebook for more than five hours Thursday. The social media site removed them later in the day.
James Lee DiMaggio is wanted in the disappearance of a 16-year-old girl from Southern California. Her mother's body, and possibly that of her young brother, were found in a burned-out home. Now, police are warning that the suspect may have rigged his vehicle with explosives.
Three winning tickets were sold for the $448.4 million jackpot. Of the two bought in New Jersey, one belongs to 16 people from the vehicle maintenance department in Ocean County. They haven't been identified yet. A Minnesota man, though, has stepped forward to claim his share of the prize.
Jay and Teri Schwandt just had their 12th child — and it's boy just like his 11 brothers. Little Tucker was nine days late, so they thought he might be a girl. Teri's sister has 10 children - they're all boys.
Oklahoma Joe's barbecue is a popular spot in Kansas City — especially known for its Z-Man sandwich. The Minnesota Twins ordered 50 Z-Mans on Tuesday, and went on to beat the hometown Royals in a blowout. The next day Oklahoma Joes sent 51 Z-Mans to the Royals. It worked. They beat the Twins 5-2.
The president is expected to get questioned about "NSA leaker" Edward Snowden, U.S. spying programs, relations with Russia, the economy and other issues. It will be his first major give-and-take with the press corps since late April.
Recent Amber Alerts startled millions of mobile phone owners and left them confused. The wireless emergency alert system just rolled out for mobile phones earlier this year. Some child advocates worry that the alerts' lack of context may cause people to turn them off.
The late poet Robinson Jeffers built Tor House in Carmel, Calif., in the early 20th century. It sits on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Now another well-regarded poet, Elliot Roberts, takes people through the house and grounds telling stories about Jeffers and reciting his poetry.
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