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99-year-old’s RV had headlights turned off in crash that killed 2 teens, report says

February 12, 2018 |

A 99-year-old man who investigators say killed two teenagers this week by driving his RV on the wrong side of a Florida highway—reportedly with its headlights off– was cleared to drive in Michigan last month after he passed vision, paper and road tests and got the approval of two medical professionals, a state spokesman said Friday.
FOX News

Explorer Turned Back, but Decision Came Too Late

February 12, 2018 |

After 71 days and more than 900 miles, British explorer Henry Worsley finally made the agonizing decision to end his epic journey through the Antarctic in early 2016. The decision, however, came too late, and the 55-year-old died of organ failure after being airlifted out. Incredibly, he was just 30…
Newser

Why the stock market’s tranquil ascent abruptly turned into a roller-coaster ride

February 10, 2018 |

Financial advisor Todd Morgan has plenty of rich clients in Southern California who needed to hear a soothing word about the stock market’s wild gyrations last week.

“This calls to mind my favorite saying, ‘The market will do whatever it has to do to prove the most people wrong,’” said Morgan,…


L.A. Times – Business

More Bodies Have Turned Up in Case of Alleged Serial Killer

February 8, 2018 |

Toronto police said Thursday they’ve recovered the remains of at least six people from planters on a property connected to alleged serial killer Bruce McArthur , the AP reports. Lead investigator Det. St. Hank Idsinga said the remains, found on property McArthur used as storage in exchange for doing the landscaping,…
Newser

Jury: California prison worker turned killer into sex slave

February 7, 2018 |

A U.S. jury has awarded $ 65,000 to a convicted murderer in California’s San Quentin State Prison after finding he was turned into a “sex slave” by a female prison worker.
FOX News

Oldest Mudslide Victim Had Just Turned 89

January 12, 2018 |

The oldest victim swept away in a California mudslide was Jim Mitchell, who had celebrated his 89th birthday the day before. He died in the Santa Barbara County enclave of Montecito with his wife of more than 50 years, Alice. The youngest, 3-year-old Kailly Benitez, was one of four children…
Newser

A Volunteer Was Training a Dog. Then It ‘Turned on Her’

December 21, 2017 |

An animal rescue volunteer who helped rehabilitate Akita dogs was ultimately killed by one. Carol Harris, 69, who worked with rescue group Akita Advocates, was training a dog on the grounds of Phoenix’s Canine Country Club and Feline Inn when she was fatally attacked Wednesday, the group says in a…
Newser

Tables Turned: Saudi Arabia Hunts for Oil Assets in the U.S.

December 20, 2017 |

Saudi Arabia is hunting for an energy deal in American shale country, as economic upheaval pushes it to seek its first international oil-and-gas production investments.
WSJ.com: US Business

The company that has turned your Facebook friends into a leggings sales force

December 11, 2017 |

Betsy Stover was 17 when her mother asked her to help fax strangers, hawking a service that had the markings of a pyramid scheme.

“I always felt like a creep sending unsolicited faxes,” said Stover, who hated the chore, but knew the work required cold calls to succeed.

Stover, now a 38-year-old…


L.A. Times – Business

He Took Care of Swans for a Living. Then One Turned

December 8, 2017 |

It was his job to take care of the swans, and it was a swan that ended up ending his life. Now the wife of a Des Plaines, Ill., man who died in 2012 after a swan attack in a condo complex’s retention pond is suing the companies that own…
Newser