Olympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius was hauled off to prison in an armored car Tuesday after a South African judge handed down a 5-year sentence for the 2013 Valentine’s Day killing of his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. "I'm just glad it's all over," said Steenkamp’s father, Barry. Pistorius faced a maximum prison sentence for culpable homicide of 15 years. Judge Masipa said that a “noncustodial sentence would send the wrong message to the community,” but “a long sentence would also not be appropriate either." Pistorius’ uncle Arnold cited a “harrowing 20 months”
that had been emotionally draining. “I hope Oscar will start his own healing process as he walks down the path of restoration,” he said.
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. His wife, Annette de la Renta, confirmed his...
Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. His wife, Annette de la Renta, confirmed his passing to the New York Times. The late '60s and early '70s were a defining moment in U.S. fashion as New York-based designers finally carved a look of their own that was finally taken seriously by Europeans. De la Renta and his peers, including the late Bill Blass, Roy Halston and Geoffrey Beene, defined American style — and their influence is still spotted today.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration issued an urgent plea to more than 4.7 million car owners whose air bag inflators have been recalled to get them repaired, The Associated Press reported. The air bags, especially in areas along the coast with high absolute humidity, have inflators that can rupture. Click to see a full list of vehicles affected by the recall. Read »
Staples Inc said it was “investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement.” The disclosure came after the blog Krebsonsecurity.com reported that several banks identified a pattern of card fraud suggesting that several Staples stores in the Northeast had been compromised.
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The CEO of one of the world’s largest oil companies died in Moscow when his private plane “collided with a snow-clearing machine,” according to a spokesperson for Vnukovo Airport, NBC News reported. Christophe de Margerie, was in charge of the French oil and gas company Total S.A. for seven years. He was known as "Big Mustache" over his extravagant facial hair. Along with Margerie, who was 63, four others found dead at the scene included three crew members, and the driver of the snow removal machine, the company said in a statement.
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Health officials have released long-awaited new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients, calling for protective garb that covers their bodies entirely and for trained monitors to...
Health officials have released long-awaited new guidelines for how health workers should gear up to treat Ebola patients, calling for protective garb that covers their bodies entirely and for trained monitors to supervise them as the put on and remove it.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the much-anticipated updates on Monday evening. Health workers have been pushing for new standards since two Dallas hospital workers were diagnosed with the disease this month after treating an Ebola patient.
One of seven women whose bodies were discovered in Indiana over the weekend was remembered as a "fighter" Monday, as authorities continued to investigate a killing they now believe uncovered a string of slayings...
One of seven women whose bodies were discovered in Indiana over the weekend was remembered as a "fighter" Monday, as authorities continued to investigate a killing they now believe uncovered a string of slayings by a suspected serial killer. “She left this world fighting,” Lori Townsend said of her daughter, 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy. Officials said the bodies of seven women, including Hardy, were found in abandoned homes and in a motel in Northwest Indiana. Authorities believe they are the victims of a suspected serial killer, whose killings could go back as far as 20 years.
The brother of slain Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo has filed a wrongful death suit seeking $50 million in punitive damages against Crespo's wife, who allegedly shot her husband during an argument. The 45-year-old mayor was shot Sept. 30 at the family's condominium in the small Los Angeles County city. Authorities say Crespo's wife, Lyvette, 43, shot him multiple times after he punched their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr.
"The world was not prepared for an outbreak of Ebola like this nature. We had never seen it before spreading in wide geographical areas, spreading in urban settings, densely populated urban settings."
Forty-five percent of Americans are concerned that they or a family member will contract Ebola, according to a poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation, NBC News reported. Meanwhile, 63 percent have concerns that America will see a large number of Ebola cases in the next year. The poll indicates that the public may not have confidence in medical authorities charged with preventing the disease from spreading. A total of three people have been diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S., and an additional five people who were infected in West Africa have been treated here.
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Top nurses at the Dallas hospital where two nurses fell ill treating the nation's first Ebola patient spoke out for the first time Monday, affirming their pride in their hospital amid scrutiny and vowing...
Top nurses at the Dallas hospital where two nurses fell ill treating the nation's first Ebola patient spoke out for the first time Monday, affirming their pride in their hospital amid scrutiny and vowing to reaffirm the public's trust.
"The reason we're here today is to make sure people know that Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital is still a great hospital, an excellent hospital," chief nursing officer Cole Edmonson said at a brief news conference in front of the hospital Monday afternoon, flanked by nurses he called part of a "proud family."
Police say the 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old girl allegedly beaten to death by her stepfather at a Brooklyn homeless shelter gave detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling them the suspect banged his sister's head against a bed frame, then choked her after she soiled her diaper.
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes linked to defective ignition switches in General Motors cars, The Associated Press reported. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, revealed the new total Monday. The company knew about faulty ignition switches in automobiles for more than a decade but didn't recall them until February. The switches can slip out of the "on" position, which causes the cars to stall, knocks out power steering and turns off the air bags.
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As investigators wait to see if a body found Saturday is missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the suspect in her disappearance is facing an attempted murder charge in another case. Jesse L. Matthew, Jr. has already been charged with abduction with attempt to defile in the disappearance of Graham. Saturday, volunteer searchers looking for Graham found human remains; Virginia's medical examiner is working to identify the body now. Meanwhile, Fairfax County authorities said Monday they have indicted Matthew on charges related to a 2005 sexual assault in the City of Fairfax. They plan to hold a news conference in that case Monday afternoon.
The first confirmed case of Ebola in the United States immediately sparked concerns about who may have been exposed, and helped shed light on how the potentially deadly virus is, and isn't, spread. Ebola can only be transmitted by infected people who show symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. If an exposed person does not develop symptoms within 21 days of exposure, the person will not become sick with Ebola, according to the CDC. Click to read more information about the spread of Ebola. Read »