DENVER - Aron Ralston, whose harrowing tale of amputating his own forearm after he became trapped in a Utah canyon became a best-selling book and later a Hollywood film, was jailed in Denver on suspicion of domestic violence, court records released Sunday show.
Several whales believed to be part of a pod that was stranded in Everglades National Park were found dead in the lower Florida Keys on Sunday, national wildlife officials said, raising the number of fatalities to 22 in the last week.
MIAMI — When insurance agent Kelly Fristoe recently spent 30 minutes helping a client pick a mid-level health plan and the federal marketplace website froze, he called the government's hotline and tried to finish the application.
OKLAHOMA CITY -- In their zeal to tout their faith in the public square, conservatives in Oklahoma may have unwittingly opened the door to a wide range of religious groups, including satanists who are seeking to put their own statue next to a Ten Commandments monument on the Statehouse steps.
MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin's ultra-liberal capital city is a place where just about anything goes, from street parties to naked bike rides. But city officials say a business is pushing even Madison's boundaries by offering, of all things, hugs.
The New Jersey waitress whose story was questioned after she claimed she received an anti-gay note instead of a tip is now out of a job.The Gallop Asian Bistro said Saturday that Dayna Morales will no longer be working there.
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A Florida man was arrested after he left an infant inside a locked car in a Fort Myers strip club parking lot, police said.Andrew Sosa, 21, was arrested on a child neglect charge after he left the 4-month-old girl inside a Kia Optima at Lookers strip club, according to NBC 2.
Parts of Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport remained closed to passenger traffic late Sunday afternoon after oil boiled out of a transformer and began smoking, causing a power outage. United Airlines flights are, however, operating normally out of the south portion of the terminal, the Houston Airport System said in a notice on its website.
A man who allegedly fatally shot his wife while their pre-teen daughter was home has been taken into custody. Houston Police Department spokesman Victor Sentias said Lance Hilton, 45, who faces murder charges, was brought in sometime Sunday but could not say where he was found. Police on Saturday had been searching for Hilton, who fled the crime scene in a white 1998 Lincoln Navigator. The vehicle later was found abandoned in southeast Houston. Marian Hilton, 48, died at 10:40 p.m. Friday in the shooting in 15000 block of Ridgerock. The couple's child was not injured.
Yesterday, Saturday, December 07, 2013, 19 minutes ago
Adriana Escobedo remembers the joy of getting a box of toys each Christmas that contained puzzles, bouncy balls, coloring books and stuffed animals.
The presents were given through the generosity of the Houston Chronicle's Goodfellows program, which provides toys for children whose families need help because of unemployment, illness or other family circumstances.
The single mom works full time to make ends meet, but struggles with extras like Christmas gifts.
According to her doctors, it is rare for a patient taking a drug called CellCept to become pregnant.
Yesterday, Saturday, December 07, 2013, 3 hours ago
Police Saturday were searching for a Houston man who allegedly fatally shot his wife while their pre-teen daughter listened to their quarrel from elsewhere in the family home.
Police spokesman Victor Sentias encouraged anyone with knowledge about the case to contact Crime Stoppers or the police homicide division.
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A vigil was planned for Saturday at San Antonio's University of the Incarnate Word for a Baytown student who was fatally shot by a campus officer during a struggle after an early-morning traffic stop. Police department spokeswoman Lt. Cindy Pruitt said the incident began when university police Cpl. Carter, a five-year veteran, has been placed on administrative leave pending completion of the investigation. University student body president Jonathan Guajardo said the vigil is planned for 7 p.m. at Incarnate Word's grotto.
At a candlelight vigil in southwest Houston honoring former South African President Nelson Mandela, Lawrence Bell II compared him to another civil rights leader. Mandela had been hospitalized in recent months for a series of health and lung problems, during which time another vigil had been held at the restaurant. Suzani Asmelash Grant, the restaurant owner, said that she owed much of her life in America to Mandela and through her tears brought the crowd of mourners to chant his name.