Nancy Crampton Brophy seemed to have a knack for writing about the murder of spouses. The Portland-based romance novelist authored books about relationships that were "wrong" but "never felt so right," often featuring bare-chested men on the cover. In "The Wrong Cop," she wrote about a woman who "spent every day of her marriage fantasizing about killing" her husband. In "The Wrong Husband," a woman tried to flee an abusive husband by faking her death. And in "How to Murder Your Husband" - an essay - Crampton Brophy wrote about how to get away with it.
WILMINGTON, N.C. -- Hurricane Florence, roaring across the Atlantic Ocean with 140 mph winds, is on track to crash into the southeast U.S. coast Friday and slow to a crawl, an ominous forecast that could deliver rainfall measured in feet rather than inches.
The Trump administration appears to have diverted nearly $10 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the agency at the forefront of the president's zero-tolerance immigration policy that led to the separation of hundreds of children, some as young as 18 months, from their parents.
Facebook, at its core, is designed to show things to its users that they will share, like and click. And that very same design is what helped the platform become so good at spreading hoaxes and misinformation: A good hoax shows you what you want to believe, true or not. And we share things that we want to be true.
When her husband said God had ordered him to take another wife, Wanda Barzee believed him. When he stole a teenage girl and dragged her up a mountain, Barzee helped keep her captive for nine months. When he raped and tortured the girl, Barzee never intervened. Now, after 15 years behind bars, Barzee will go free next week.
A measure of optimism among U.S. small-business owners rose to a record and exceeded projections as companies planned the most capital spending since 2007 and hiring intentions hit an all-time high, a National Federation of Independent Business survey showed Tuesday, Sept. 11. Small businesses are increasingly optimistic as the economic expansion enters its 10th year and the Trump administration prioritizes industry deregulation and tax cuts. Companies have been boosting inventories to match robust consumer demand for goods and services.
A tent camp for migrant children in the desert outside El Paso, Texas, will expand to accommodate a growing number of Central American children crossing the border, the Department of Health and Human Services said Tuesday. HHS, the federal agency tasked with caring for migrant children and teenagers in U.S. custody, said it would more than triple the size of its camp at the Tornillo-Guadalupe Land Port of Entry from 1,200 beds to as many as 3,800.
In their latest trip to the Atacama Trench, one of the deepest points in the Pacific Ocean, a team of scientists repeatedly lowered a device called a deep-sea lander overboard and watched as it sank into the cold, dark waters. The lander - essentially a high-tech trap outfitted with bait, monitors and underwater cameras - would take four hours to fall all the way to the bottom of the ocean, nearly five miles deep in some areas of the Atacama Trench, off the coast of Peru and Chile.
PHILADELPHIA- Most people try to stay far away from hissing cockroaches, desert hairy scorpions, and venomous, six-eyed sand spiders. Not the team of thieves that hit the Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion over four days in late August. They made off with those critters and nearly 7,000 other insects, spiders and lizards - more than 80 percent of the institution's collection.
It was March 2008 and America was about to belly flop into the Great Recession. Wall Street powerhouse Bear Stearns had just imploded, sending shock waves through the world financial markets. Savings and jobs were beginning to vanish. Foreclosure notices were papering over neighborhoods. And as a financially terrified nation began rummaging the couch cushions for spare change like never before, Subway launched the $5 foot-long special.