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Justify wins the Belmont Stakes, earning the coveted Triple Crown

Justify (1), with jockey Mike Smith up, crosses the finish line to win the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes horse race, Saturday, June 9, 2018, in Elmont, N.Y. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)  (Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.) Justify won the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, earning him the coveted Triple Crown. The historic win makes Justify the 13th ...

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Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, hanged himself with bathrobe belt

The cause of death for celebrity chef and CNN’s “Parts Unknown” host, Anthony Bourdain, has been revealed.  According to the prosecutor of Colmar in France’s Alsace region, Bourdain hanged himself in the bathroom of his French hotel room. Prosecutor Christian de Rocquigny told The Associated Press on Saturday that the famed chef and host of the CNN series “Parts Unknown” ...

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Florida woman reportedly dragged by alligator into pond confirmed dead, authorities say

Law enforcement officers gather at the entrance of Silver Lakes Rotary Nature Park on Friday in Davie, Florida.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) A Florida woman who was reportedly dragged by an alligator into a pond while walking her dogs Friday is believed to be dead, authorities said. Florida Fish & Wildlife (FWC) officials said they believed the victim, identified as 47-year-old ...

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Anthony Bourdain, CNN host and celebrity chef, dead at 61

Celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain died at the age of 61.  (Reuters) Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain was found dead early Friday morning. He was 61. CNN’s Brian Stelter announced on-air Friday that Bourdain hanged himself. “Anthony was found dead this morning in his hotel room in France. He had hung himself, in his hotel room,” Stelter said. The ...

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2 members of secretive NC sect charged with fraud conspiracy

Two members of a secretive evangelical church in North Carolina were charged Thursday with conspiracy to commit wire fraud in an alleged unemployment benefits scheme that former congregants have said was meant to keep money coming into the sect. Marion Kent Covington, 63, and Diane Mary McKinny, 65, both of Rutherfordton, North Carolina, were indicted in U.S. District Court in ...

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Toy grenade causes bomb scare in Houston airport

HOUSTON –  A toy grenade in a passenger’s bag forced the shutdown of a security checkpoint at Houston’s William P. Hobby Airport Thursday morning, just a day after the international terminal of the city’s other major airport was evacuated due to a bomb scare. Houston Airport System spokesman Bill Begley said people were allowed to approach the checkpoint again after ...

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Snake in car vent reportedly spooks Virginia woman

The garden snake appeared from her car’s air vent while she was driving, Fox 5 DC reported.  (Lora Goff) A woman in Virginia reportedly got spooked earlier this week after a garden snake appeared from inside her car’s air vent. The roughly two-foot reptile began to snake itself over a phone cord in the car after the driver, Lora Goff, ...

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