A 19-year-old worker who's been on the job less than a year remains missing Monday afternoon, hours after a silo collapsed at a Northern Virginia quarry, spilling tons of debris.
Edward Heath, a former British prime minister, was accused of sex abuse involving children in the 1990's, the country's police watchdog said on Monday, NBC News reported.
Heath died in 2005 and was never prosecuted. The Independent Police Complaints Commission is investigating whether the local police in Wiltshire took any steps in reviewing the claims made against Heath.
Heath served as prime minister from 1970 to 1974. The commission is seeking to identify any witnesses or victims who support the allegations.
A retired senior officer reportedly made the sex abuse allegations.
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One "American Idol" hopeful died and five others returning from the reality show audition were injured in a one-vehicle crash on Interstate 95 in suburban Philadelphia, police said. The crash occurred shortly before 7 p.m. Sunday in Lower Makefield Township. Police said the woman, who had just turned 20, was traveling home from attending "American Idol" auditions held at Temple University's Liacouras Center in Philadelphia. Witnesses told police the SUV carrying the group was "flying" at high speeds when it flipped and rolled over.
When Ken Altenburger lost his sight due to complications from diabetes, he began to rely on a cane to assist him with getting around. Eventually, he decided it was time to get a guide dog. That dog gave him more confidence than he had as an exclusive cane user. Another perk, he found, was that he enjoyed the companionship. “You don’t feel so alone,” said Altenburger, who now works for the nonprofit that matched him with all three of the dogs he has used over nearly two decades. That nonprofit, the California-based Guide Dogs for the Blind, has been training dogs to help people affected by vision loss for 70 years. Altenburger, who was matched with his latest dog, Jabari, earlier this year, is one of more than 2,000 sight-impaired people currently using dogs trained by the school. But it's not just the blind that trained dogs are helping these days. Service dogs now assist those who are deaf, those who are prone to seizures and even children with autism, along with many other jobs. Beyond those roles, dogs are being used to comfort grieving families at funeral homes, calm traumatized witnesses in courts and lower stress levels of law students going through final exams. One nonprofit, Puppies Behind Bars, recruits prisoners to train dogs to help wounded war veterans.
The body of Bobbi Kristina Brown was carried by a hearse Monday to her final resting place in New Jersey next to her mother, Whitney Houston.
Back-to-back explosions within a half-hour of each other rattled two churches in a New Mexico town Sunday morning, police said.
No one was injured in either explosion, and damage to each church was "relatively minor," according to a statement from the Las Cruces Police Department.
A mailbox was blasted at Calvary Baptist Church in Las Cruces, about 50 miles from the Mexico border, around 8 a.m. local time, the police statement said. Police were then called to Holy Cross Catholic Church, about three miles away, where an explosive device had gone off in a trash can near the entrance of the church, according to police.
The churches remained closed Sunday afternoon while multiple law enforcement agencies investigated the blasts, according to police.
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Dr. Howard Jones, who pioneered in vitro fertilization in the United States, died Friday at a Virginia hospital surrounded by family. Eastern Virginia Medical School said Jones died of respiratory failure. He was 104. The work of Jones and his late wife, Dr. Georgeanna Jones, at EVMS led to the nation's first child born as a result of in vitro fertilization in 1981. Since then, more than 5 million births have stemmed from in vitro fertilization around the world.
One person died and several others were injured after a tent collapsed at a suburban Chicago festival during Sunday's severe weather. The incident happened at about 2:40 p.m. at Wood Dale Prairie Fest, which took place near Wood Dale Junior High, as 60 mph winds and large hail pounded the area. "We were trying to squeeze in (the tent) so we didn't get hit by hail," an 11-year-old witness told NBC Chicago. "There was the tent, and it just flew and it crashed over."
Cecil wasn't the first lion illegally hunted by an American doctor this year, authorities in Zimbabwe said on Sunday.
A Pennsylvania cancer doctor and bow hunter Jan Seski is accused of killing another lion in April, wildlife officials allege.
Officials say Seski's local-based guide "hunted without a quota and a permit."
The guide was arrested and officials say he's cooperating. Seski did not answer calls from NBC News.
Seski has not been accused of committing a crime and it is unclear whether Zimbabwe authorities will seek to extradite him.
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As outrage pours in over the death of Cecil the lion, an Idaho hunter has been posting pictures on her Facebook page of various kills she made recently during a legal hunt in South Africa. Sabrina Corgatelli, a senior accountant for Idaho State University, attracted hundreds of negative comments over a photo that shows her with a dead giraffe. "To me it's not just killing an animal; it's the hunt,'' she told "Today" on Monday. "Everybody just thinks we're cold-hearted killers, and it's not that. There is a connection with the animal, and just because we hunt them doesn't mean we don't have a respect for them. Giraffes are very dangerous animals. They could hurt you seriously very quickly."
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The NYPD is urging residents not to leave their pets inside their cars during these dog days of summer after officers rescued a pup from a hot car in Queens.
A 70-year-old man stopped a brutal assault against his disabled and elderly roommates in Southern California on Saturday night by hitting the attacker with the butt of a rifle, Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department deputies said. The alleged assailant, 36-year-old John Tutson, is an acquaintance of the roommates' and was knocked unconscious by Benjamin Monarque, according to deputies. "I went up there and I just - bam! - hit him," Monarque said.
As millions of Catholics throughout the country await Pope Francis’s first U.S. visit this September, the steady moves of Hispanics away from the Catholic Church underscores a dilemma for the Church: Despite efforts to attract and retain U.S. Latinos through expansion of lay ministry positions and support for immigration reform, many Hispanics continue to convert to the evangelical church or abandon their faith altogether.
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The Athens stock exchange plunged nearly 23 percent after it reopened Monday for the first time in five weeks.
Traders were expecting volatility on the first day back since June, when capital controls on Greek banks forced the market to close amid questions about the country's financial fate. Greek banks opened on July 20 after Greece and its lenders came to an 11th hour bailout agreement that prevented it from leaving the euro zone.
Though some bailout details are still being worked out, the country is deemed stable enough for the stock market to reopen with some restrictions.
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