A man suspected of stealing as much as $250,000 from Home Depot and elsewhere as part of a theft ring narrowly escaped Louisiana police by crashing his truck into a lake, swimming across it and bolting across an interstate, police say.
The fertility rate in Flint, Michigan, dropped precipitously after the city decided to switch to lead-poisoned Flint River water in 2014, according to a new working paper. That decline was primarily driven by what the authors call a "culling of the least healthy fetuses" resulting in a "horrifyingly large" increase in fetal deaths and miscarriages.
Two suspects in Maryland are under arrest after they allegedly kidnapped and raped a classmate—and police say the plot may have been hatched by a 13-year-old girl hoping to extort money from the victim.
The Chinese finance ministry has criticized the cut in the Standard & Poor's rating agency's credit rating on the country's borrowing as a 'wrong decision' and said it ignores China's financial strength.
A Buckeye Police Department Officer attempted to handcuff and detain an 14-year-old boy with autism who he mistakenly thought was sniffing an inhalant at a park on July 19. A police investigation found that an officer used reasonable judgement and force but the teen's family is demanding a “face-to-face apology” from the officer and asking that every Buckeye police officer undergo training to better understand people with autism.
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Bodycam shows Arizona police officer trying to handcuff autistic teen
Man destroys 7-Eleven after he's refused beer
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