A babysitter hired to watch two children at a southern California home Friday night was met by a man covered in blood who said he had just “slayed the beast,” police said. The babysitter had just arrived to the home when she saw the man covered in blood standing near another man lying on the floor of the garage, Oceanside police said. The man on the floor suffered numerous stab wounds to his neck and chest, officials said. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The woman told officers that when the blood-covered man saw her, he got up and walked toward her. She ran to her car and called neighbors for help.
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A bar owner in suburban Chicago is defending the years-long use of a two-way mirror in the women's restroom with full view of the toilet. "This is a giant funhouse, ladies and gentlemen," Ronnie Lotz told reporters Monday evening. "I put a lot of heart and soul into this business, and I am sorry to tell you this, but there is no hanky panky going on in that bathroom." The controversy surfaced when a comedian by the stage name of Tamale Rocks was performing a set at a bar in Chicago’s west suburbs when she visited the women’s restroom and noticed something strange – a full-length mirror directly across from the toilet. Police are investigating.
The Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration on Monday launched a formal safety investigation into the stage collapse at a suburban Indianapolis high school that injured more than a dozen students. The department initially said it lacked jurisdiction to investigate because no employees were involved, but it reversed that stance Monday based on new information that employees helped erect the stage. "This investigation will help to verify whether IOSHA has jurisdiction over the matter and if any OSHA regulations were violated," said agency spokeswoman Amanda Stanley.
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Softball-sized hail destroyed the windshield of a car driven by storm chasers in North Texas Sunday afternoon. Lawrence McEwen and Spencer Basoco were chasing a supercell storm in Erath County southeast of Stephenville when they came upon the intense storm that spawned numerous twisters and several inches of rain. Cameras were rolling inside as stone after stone slammed into the car, some estimated to be five inches in diameter, shattering the windshield. One of the storm chasers, covered in shards of glass, put on goggles to protect his eyes as they tried to find shelter out of fear the windshield wouldn't hold.
Baltimore police believe three notoriously violent gangs are now working together to "take out'' law enforcement officers.
In a statement Monday, the department called it a "credible threat'' and said members of the Black Guerilla Family, the Bloods and the Crips have formed a partnership against the police.
The department warned other law enforcement agencies to "take appropriate precautions.''
The police statement came as mourners gathered for the funeral of Freddie Gray, who died of a mysterious spinal injury while in police custody.
One woman brought her big guns to a recent Philadelphia Soul football game, but there was no reason to call the police. Wearing just a tank top, the woman wow'd the crowd after appearing on the flex cam.
The company that makes the black and white mini cookies sold in Starbucks stores is recalling the treat because they contain milk, an ingredient not declared on the packaging that can cause potentially serious or even life-threatening reactions for people allergic to it. Sweet Sam's Baking Company of the Bronx issued the recall Friday for the black and white cookies sold in Starbucks stores in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, Washington, D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Florida, Delaware, Georgia, Ohio, South Carolina and West Virginia.
The search for kidnappers who took a sea lion pup from a Southern California beach has intensified as a reward for the culprit's arrest doubled on Monday to $10,000. The sea lion pup was snatched from Dockweiler State Beach around 3:30 a.m. on April 19 after being harassed by a group of people who were seen throwing rocks and cinder blocks at the pup. A witness reported the group had carried the sea lion away from the beach in a blanket, put the baby animal in the trunk of a black Honda Civic and drove off, Los Angeles police said. PETA announced a $5,000 reward last week for information to help nab the sea lion pup's kidnappers. On Monday, Shera Danese, the widow of longtime PETA supporter Peter Falk, doubled the reward to $10,000, according to a PETA statement.
Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, who has advocated for a more robust U.S. drone policy, defended Monday the U.S. drone strike that accidentally killed two hostages in Pakistan last week. "I tend to not want to blame the president for the loss of life here. I think he was trying to do the right thing," Paul said in a Fox News interview. The presidential hopeful's comments came days after President Barack Obama apologized to families of the two aid workers killed in the strike while they were being held by al Qaeda, Giovanni Lo Porto of Italy and Warren Weinstein of Rockville, Maryland. Paul has been scrutinized by Republicans who say his non-interventionist foreign policy would weaken the U.S. military.
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The body of a dead newborn girl was discovered in the garbage outside a sorority house at Muskingum University in Ohio, NBC News reported. The baby, who authorities said was only hours old, was found Thursday in a plastic bag outside the Delta Gamma Theta house, authorities told NBC affiliate WCMH
. Investigators identified the baby's mother as a student at the school, WCMH reported. No charges were immediately filed.
Nepal's devastating earthquake was a "nightmare waiting to happen," a seismologist tells NBC News. Just a week ago, dozens of earthquake and social scientists from around the world came to the country's capital Kathmandu to figure out how to better equip the poor, congested area for the big one, more than 80 years after the last major earthquake leveled the city. "Physically and geologically what happened is exactly what we thought would happen," seismologist James Jackson, a Cambridge professor, told NBC News. "It was sort of a nightmare waiting to happen." He did say, though, that he didn't expect a quake like Saturday's magnitude-7.8 one to hit so soon, killing thousands and causing massive destruction.
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A Wisconsin man who was trying to become the first wounded veteran to ascend Mount Everest survived a deadly avalanche triggered by a massive 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Nepal on Saturday, NBC News reported. Benjamin Breckheimer, who was injured by a bomb in Afghanistan in 2009, called his mother to say he survived the avalanche. "I'm a wreck," his mother, Mary Lyons, told NBC affiliate WBBH
. "I'm glad that I got to talk to him." At least 18 people perished in the avalanche TEXT
in the deadliest day in the mountain's history.
A fourth American was confirmed Monday to have died in the devastating earthquake that struck Nepal over the weekend, as the families of the Americans still missing in the Himalayan nation desperately awaited word of their loved ones. The State Department confirmed Monday that it knew of four Americans who had died in the quake, all of them in the area of Mount Everest amid avalanches. The U.S. was sending more than 100 people to aid in rescue operations, and was committing $10 million to relief efforts. Meanwhile, a Seattle mom was hoping to hear from her 19-year-old daughter Sydney Schumacher, who had texted her mother last week from Kathmandu before heading off on a trek through a national park.
The six Baltimore police officers suspended after a man suffered serious spinal injuries while in custody should tell the public what happened, an attorney for the man's family said at his funeral Monday. Bill Murphy's remarks about the officers drew a standing ovation at the funeral of Freddie Gray. Gray died April 19, days after his encounter with police. The 2,500-capacity New Shiloh Baptist church was filled with mourners, many of whom filed past Gray's casket before the service began. "This is our moment to get at truth. This is our moment to get it right,'' Murphy said.
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A Pennsylvania teen has been crowned the king of speed when it comes to solving a Rubik’s Cube. Collin Burns set a world record at a World Cube Association competition held Saturday at a high school in Bucks County, solving the challenging puzzle in just 5.253 seconds. Burns beat the former world record of 5.55 seconds, which was set by Dutch 18-year-old Mats Valk in 2013.