Over the weekend, a fire broke out in an Oakland warehouse and arts collective known as Ghost Ship, killing 36 people. On Tuesday, government officials reported that the source of the fire may have been a refrigerator.
An Arizona mother named Lola “Tammy” Griffith, whose child was a patient at a Phoenix-area children’s hospital, took his life before she took her own. Nurses found Griffith and 5-year-old Helious, dead inside the child’s hospital room during a 2 a.m. bed check. While police have not disclosed how the boy passed away,…
The Malaysian plane that was shot down over the Ukraine yesterday by a group that has yet to take responsibility contained over 100 of the world's leading AIDS researchers en route to a conference in Melbourne, Australia. Someone may literally have shot the cure for AIDS out of the sky. Great fucking job, humanity.
Two people are dead and at least 23 people are injured, after a car reportedly "gunned" it through a crowd of pedestrians at the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas.
In heartbreaking news, Oklahoma's medical examiner has confirmed that at least seven children drowned in the basement of Plaza Towers Elementary earlier today after a tornado ripped through the city of Moore, OK. In keeping with the horrific events, officials say the death toll will most likely rise.
The massive system of tornadoes that swept through the middle of the country on Friday has left plenty of devastation and tragic stories in its wake, but one of the most heartbreaking is that of a toddler in New Pekin, Indiana who was found lying alone in a field after the storm. At first, no one knew who she was or…
A Missouri woman has been killed after being shot several times by her lover's wife in what GMA has salaciously dubbed the "NASA Love Triangle." Police say that 52 year-old NASA trainer Shannon Griffin took the life of 46 year-old Irina Puscariu after learning of Puscariu and her husband Roscoe Griffin's…
Here's a very sad story with an even sadder ending. Earlier this week, Darlene Gilkey, a 59-year-old woman with terminal cancer, watched as her husband, Paul Gilkey, fatally shot her son and her two sisters in front of her while she lay in a hospital bed in her living room. Apparently, there had been a dispute over…
The shooting occurred early this morning at a fraternity house near Ohio's Youngstown State University. Police have identified a suspect but have no one in custody and have no information on whether the suspect acted alone.
According to Reuters, 15 people have died after a stampede broke out at Germany's Love Parade music festival. Says one survivor: "I was lucky. I found a hole to escape through but two women were killed right next to me."
There are numerous Jersey Shore jokes to be made here, but I'll go with this one: If you find yourself faced with one of these, you're definitely got a Situation on your hands. [The Gloss]
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New studies find that, when it comes to quick-sinking ships, chivalry is dead: or at least, all the women who couldn't make it onto the lifeboat were:
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