10:40 AM EDT, Tue October 15, 2019
12 mins ago

4.5-magnitude earthquake rocks San Francisco Bay Area minutes after smaller quake

The San Francisco Bay Area was hit with a 4.5-magnitude earthquake Monday night that hit about 10 minutes after a smaller one, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. The nearly 9-mile deep quake hit just after 10:30 p.m. local time, about .62 miles south-southeast of Pleasant Hill, Calif., which...
46 mins ago

Dancing mob attacks elderly man in Midtown

Several bullies broke out into a dance in front of an elderly man on his way to work in Midtown, then pummeled the senior when he tried to step around them, police said. Cops on Tuesday released surveillance images and a video of some of the suspects in the hopes that someone recognizes them. The...
58 mins ago

Alaska woman who set boyfriend on fire admits her mind ‘makes no sense’ as she gets 60 years for murder

An Alaska woman who burned her boyfriend to death in what a judge described as a "horrific, horrific" murder will spend 60 years behind bars. Gina Virgilio was sentenced to 99 years in prison on Monday, but 39 of them were suspended by Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton. Proscutors...
1 hour ago

Florida toddler dead after being left in hot car, 50th such death this year

A 1-year-old girl died in Tampa Monday after she was left inside a hot car, police said. The unidentified tot was found unconscious in the family’s Jeep outside their home around 6:30 p.m. after her parents called 911, Tampa police told WFTS. She was transported to the hospital and pronounced dead....
1 hour ago

Florida man pays off lunch debt at nine schools, covering 400 students in Jupiter

Seeing that children were being denied hot lunches in the town of Jupiter, a Florida man paid off the entire thing – taking the burden off of 430 students in nine schools. Palm Beach Gardens real estate agent Andrew Levy, who does much of his business in the coastal town just north of Palm Beach,...
1 hour ago

Decomposed body found in Midtown manhole: NYPD

Verizon workers popping open a Midtown manhole cover early Tuesday made a grisly discovery underground – the remains of a long dead homeless man, officials said. The utility workers had opened the manhole near the corner of W. 58th St. and Eighth Ave. to do some work about 3:15 a.m. when they found...
2 hours ago

American prosecutor murdered in Pacific country of Micronesia as she returned home from jog with her dog

An American prosecutor was fatally shot in the Pacific nation of Micronesia on Monday night after returning from a run with her dog, according to authorities. Rachelle Bergeron, who was serving as acting attorney general on the small island of Yap, was shot multiple times as she returned home and...
2 hours ago

SEE IT: Dead man pranks funeral-goers by screaming from coffin in pre-recorded message as he’s lowered into the ground

Shay Bradley may have died on Oct. 8, but his sense of humor lived on. Which is just what he wanted. As his coffin was being lowered into the ground at a cemetery in Dublin, Ireland, another sound cut into the mournful strains of the bagpipes. A shout rang out – from inside. “Hello? Hello. Hello?...
2 hours ago

California man walks into police station, confesses to four murders, including one dead body in his car outside

Police have taken in a man into custody after he walked into a California station and told officers he had killed four people. The man, who has not been publicly identified, showed up at the Mt. Shasta Police Department around noon Monday and said he had a dead body in his car, as well as three...
2 hours ago

Hunter Biden admits mistake to get involved in Ukraine ‘swamp’ but denies wrongdoing

Hunter Biden on Tuesday for the first time admitted he made a mistake by getting embroiled in the “swamp” of corrupt Ukraine. But former vice president Joe Biden’s son insisted he did nothing wrong by accepting a lucrative post on the board of a natural gas company — a gig that President Trump...
2 hours ago

Whitney Houston, Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band among finalists for Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions

These artists rock. Whitney Houston, the Dave Matthews Band and the Notorious B.I.G. are among the nominees for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. They’re among the 16 finalists for induction that were announced Tuesday by the Hall. Others include Pat Benatar, Judas Priest,...
2 hours ago

Humans will never leave Earth’s solar system: Nobel laureate

Space travel might be a part of the future, but one scientist doesn’t think humans will end up getting too far. Swiss Nobel Prize winner Michel Mayor said last week that it’d take too long to travel outside of Earth’s solar system so humans will likely never migrate outside of it. Mayor and his...
3 hours ago

ALLAN WERNICK: Green card applicants should wait to buy health insurance ahead of Trump’s new rule

In yet another victory for immigrants, three federal judges have stopped President Trump from implementing new public charge rules due to take effect Oct. 15. Among those successfully challenging the Trump rules was New York Attorney General Letitia James. The Trump rule would have made it harder...
3 hours ago

Coach whisperer Sam Darnold will make Adam Gase look better

Sam Darnold’s terrific performance in his first game back Sunday from a spleen-enlarging illness typically reserved for curious teen-agers has prompted this fair question: Who exactly is whispering to whom on One Jets Drive? For all the chatter about Adam Gase’s ability to bring out the best in...
5 hours ago

Dems must tackle Trump on trade: The opportunity for the debaters tonight

Impeachment may seem like the biggest threat to Donald Trump’s presidency right now. But another recent revelation may prove Trump’s undoing, and I hope the 12 contenders gathering Tuesday night in Ohio for the Democratic presidential debate see the opportunity and seize it. A new study released...