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Officials Say a Refrigerator May Have Been the Cause of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire Officials Say a Refrigerator May Have Been the Cause of the Oakland Ghost Ship Fire

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.

Mother Kills Son in Hospital Room Before Taking Own Life Mother Kills Son in Hospital Room Before Taking Own Life

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,…

108 Top AIDS Researchers Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash [Updated] 108 Top AIDS Researchers Killed in Malaysia Airlines Crash [Updated]

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 Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW Two People Dead, 23 Injured After Car Plows Through Crowd at SXSW

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.

7 Children Drowned in Oklahoma Elementary School, Officials Say 7 Children Drowned in Oklahoma Elementary School, Officials Say

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.

Miracle Baby Who Survived the Tornado That Killed Her Family Has Died Miracle Baby Who Survived the Tornado That Killed Her Family Has Died

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…

NASA Love Triangle Ends in Woman's Death NASA Love Triangle Ends in Woman's Death

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…

Woman Whose Family Was Shot in Front of Her Dies Hours Before Her Son's Funeral Woman Whose Family Was Shot in Front of Her Dies Hours Before Her Son's Funeral

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…

Fraternity House Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 11 Injured Fraternity House Shooting Leaves 1 Dead, 11 Injured

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.

15 People Die In Stampede At German Music Festival 15 People Die In Stampede At German Music Festival

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."

Ed Hardy Condoms, For The Man You Love To Hate Ed Hardy Condoms, For The Man You Love To Hate

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]

As I Lay Dying As I Lay Dying

[Barataria Bay, Louisiana; May 23. Image via AP]

Man Vs. Wild Man Vs. Wild

[Gulf of Mexico, May 9. Image via AP]

Women And Children First? Sure, If You Give Me Time To Think About It Women And Children First? Sure, If You Give Me Time To Think About It

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:

The Last Picture Show The Last Picture Show

[Auckland, October 16. Image via Getty]

Broken Embraces Broken Embraces

[Auckland, October 13. Image via Getty]

American Tragedy American Tragedy

[Fort Washington, Maryland; June 19. Image via AP]

Field Of Shattered Dreams Field Of Shattered Dreams

[Sonora, Mexico; June 8. Image via Getty]

Portrait Of Grief Portrait Of Grief

[Sonora, Mexico; June 6. Image via Getty]

Sad news: The body of a male child has been found on Chicago's South Side, and is thought to be 7-year-old Julian King, the son of Julia Balfour and the nephew of Jennifer Hudson. The body was in a white SUV. [Chicago Sun-Times, WGN]

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