Utah ski resort employee dies after being ejected by chairlift

Christian Helger, 29, was identified as the Park City Mountain resort employee who died when a tree hit a chairlift just behind where he was seated


California police searched Black teens at six times the rate of white teens, jarring new report shows

California law enforcement was more than twice as likely to use force against people they perceived as Black during vehicle and pedestrian stops in 2021, as compared to people believed … Continue Reading →


Two men charged with attacks on Washington substations that left thousands without power over Christmas

US prosecutors say two men have been arrested and charged with vandalizing electrical substations in Washington state, attacks that left thousands without power over the holidays


Boarding school for ‘troubled teens’ is sued over student’s death after weeks of ‘crippling pain’

Lawsuit claims employees didn’t step in despite numerous requests for help and that teenager once collapsed in her own vomit


From ChatGPT to diverting asteroids: These scientific breakthroughs give us hope for 2023

‘Revolutions’ in nuclear fusion and artificial intelligence offer cause for optimism in the new year, writes Bevan Hurley


US says ‘no cause for retaliation’ after China criticises ‘unacceptable’ travel restrictions

‘There’s no cause for retaliation here. This decision is based on public health and science’


Abortion pills can be sold at US pharmacies, the Food and Drug Administration rules

Activists hail the move as ‘a step in the right direction’


Virginia school board votes to rename high school named after Founding Father who owned slaves

George Wythe High School will be the fourth Richmond school renamed this year


‘Tragic accident’: Jeremy Renner was run over by unmanned Snowcat as he plowed neighbours’ drives

Investigators say that actor was ‘unimpaired’ and ‘no foul play suspected’ in horrific incident


‘Prophet of Doom’ who opened fire on New York subway train pleads guilty to terrorism charges

Faces potential sentence that could lead him to spend rest of life in jail


Teen emergency lands plane carrying his family: ‘My grandma was crying’

The young pilot had to navigate under powerlines in order to safely land the plane


Sam Bankman-Fried trying to hide identities of ‘people of considerable means’ guaranteeing his $250m bail

Mr Bankman-Fried wants the judge to keep the names of two people who are guaranteeing his bail secret


Photo of Bolsonaro eating KFC in Florida after Brazil election loss inspires memes – and even an oil painting

Defeated right-winger skipped Lula’s inauguration and went to Florida instead


Sam Bankman-Fried fights through media scrum for first US court appearance

The FTX founder is facing fraud charges in federal court


Owner charged with animal neglect for abandoning dog at Iowa airport says he ‘knew someone would take her’

Bigsen Charles tied up his dog named Stella outside the Des Moines airport after being told he needed a kennel to get on his flight


Son of University of Northern Colorado president identified as man killed in avalanche while skiing

Nick Feinstein, 22, was buried in the avalanche on Sunday near Breckenridge


ABC producer’s widow charged with child endangerment after leaving children to rush dying husband to hospital

Dax Tejera, executive producer on ABC’s ‘This Week with George Stephanopoulos’, died aged 37 from a sudden heart attack back on 23 December


Idaho woman documents horrific 19-day miscarriage after state’s near-total abortion ban blocked her from getting treatment

‘It’s a cruel and unusual punishment to have to carry around a dead baby’


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South Korea: Talks with US on management of nukes underway

South Korea has reconfirmed that Seoul and Washington are discussing discussing South Korea being involved in U.S. nuclear asset management to cope with intensifying North Korean nuclear threats


Two children and two adults critically injured after Tesla plunges over Devil’s Slide cliff in California

Four people were critically injured as a Tesla vehicle crashed 250ft off a cliff at Devils Slide in California.


Lucian Munguia: Remains of 5-year-old missing since September have been found

Authorities say no evidence of foul play and believe youngster accidentally drowned


Metaverse company CEO sued for sexual harassment by former NFL player who claims she pressured him to sleep with colleagues

Lawsuit alleges employee was told ‘way to [play] the game’ was to ‘get laid by a co-worker on a business trip’


Thousands gather to say farewell to Pele in 24-hour wake

The global footballing icon will be buried on Tuesday



Army special operations veteran describes moment elite team captured Saddam Hussein: ‘Holy cow’

The Army veteran claims former President George W Bush possesses the gun Hussein was armed with when he was captured


Six dead in Texas highway pile-up with minivan

Crash happened in no-passing zone, officials said


‘Crisis’ as at least 500 migrants arrive in Florida Keys

Economic turmoil, food shortages and soaring inflation in Cuba and other parts of the Caribbean is spurring the most recent wave of migration


Video emerges of Bolsonaro entering Florida home of MMA fighter after skipping Lula inauguration

Jose Aldo was long time supporter of right wing president


US Virgin Islands district attorney fired days after suing JP Morgan Chase over Jeffrey Epstein ties

Virgin Islands Governor Albert Bryan said he had ‘relieved’ Denise George of her duties amid reports he was unaware of a lawsuit filed against JP Morgan Chase


Scaffolding collapses at Charlotte construction site killing three

Accident took place near Uptown area of Charlotte


Girl found wandering alone on New Year’s Eve reunited with her parents

The girl, believed to be aged between 4 and 6, was taken to hospital for evaluation after being found in The Bronx


Suspected gas explosion destroys two homes and injures five people in Philadelphia

Two buildings were reduced to rubble while others had windows blown out


Prince Harry says he wants his father and brother back

Prince Harry has said he wants to have his father and brother back and that he wants “a family, not an institution,” during a TV interview ahead of the publication … Continue Reading →


Former Kansas City theatre director found dead just days after being accused of sexual assault on social media

‘I couldn’t get Jeff’s face out of my mind. I knew I had to say something’


A mysterious death, viral video and an autopsy that doesn’t add up: What really happened to Shanquella Robinson?

Authorities in the US and Mexico initially refused to take concerns about Shanquella Robinson’s death seriously. After footage of an assault emerged, Black activists made it impossible for them to … Continue Reading →


Fifteen children have died from Strep A in the UK in recent weeks. Could an outbreak in the US follow?

Amid a recent spike in deaths from Strep A infections in the UK, the CDC is now closely monitoring a possible increase of the bacterial infections in the US. A … Continue Reading →


Did the Romanian pizza box in response video to Greta Thunberg give away Andrew Tate’s location?

Tate arrested within 24 hours of posting his clapback video


Bill Cosby sued by woman who says he drugged and sexually assaulted her in 1986

Stacey Pinkerton’s lawsuit says Cosby ‘engaged in forced sexual intercourse’ with her


Barbara Walters, dead at 93, was cultural fixture, TV icon

Barbara Walters was that rarest of TV personalities: a cultural fixture


'Trailblazer': World mourns death of Barbara Walters

Reaction poured in from around the world to the death of TV news pioneer and “The View” creator Barbara Walters


Finding David Miscavige: Why lawyers have been unable to serve papers on Scientology leader

The mysterious leader behind the Church of Scientology is being sought by lawyers for three former members who are suing the religious sect alleging decades of abuse. Bevan Hurley reports


Heroic ‘Merry Christmas Jay’ who saved strangers during brutal Buffalo storm identified

The Buffalo man rescued strangers from cars stuck in the snow during brutal storm


Crypto journalist slams New York Post and Daily Mail for ‘sexist’ coverage of Bankman-Fried meeting

Critics argued coverage showed misogyny towards women in tech media


‘Black America’s Attorney General’ Ben Crump on 25 years of fighting racial injustice

Exclusive: One of the world’s most prolific civil rights attorneys speaks to The Independent about his fight for justice


Woman sues Steven Tyler, alleging child sex assault in 1970s

A woman who has previously said Steven Tyler had a sexual relationship with her when she was a teenager is suing the Aerosmith frontman for sexual assault, sexual battery and … Continue Reading →


NFL quarterback riding jetski rescues Florida helicopter crash passengers

Blaine Gabbert was out on water when helicopter went down in Tampa’s Hillsborough Bay


Two killed in rockfall at Yosemite

Yosemite sees numerous rockfalls every year


Pelé invigorated US soccer, paved way for '94 World Cup, MLS

Clive Toye started his pursuit of Pelé with a trip to Jamaica and a cold call in 1971


Bill Gates made 2022's biggest charitable donation

Bill Gates topped The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s annual list of the 10 largest charitable gifts announced by individuals or their foundations in 2022


Far-right activist Ammon Bundy threatens another armed standoff in response to defamation lawsuit

Bundy gained notoriety for two armed standoffs in Nevada and Oregon in 2014 and 2016 respectively


Clip of Tucker Carlson defending Andrew Tate resurfaces after rape and human trafficking arrest

The misogynist social media influencer was already known to be under investigation by Romanian police


One year on from the deadly Marshall Fire, survivors battle an inferno of fear for the next one

More than 1,000 homes, including an entire subdivision, burnt to the ground in the Marshall Fire, which spread with devastating speed and ferocity during a time of year not usually … Continue Reading →


Scientology leader David Miscavige can’t be found, lawyers say

Lawyers say they have been unable to serve the longtime Church of Scientology leader with a trafficking lawsuit


Missing fisherman found clinging to signal buoy off coast of Brazil two days after falling from his boat

‘It’s really an enormous weight of water, there was no way to swim against it’, he says. He has gone back to work the next day


Boston mother and marathon runner, 36, dies of the flu in tragic ‘one-in-a-million’ case

She ran 13kms two days before her death to prepare for the Boston marathon


Holocaust survivor hits back after Whoopi Goldberg again plays down racial motive of Nazi genocide

Goldberg had earlier been suspended by ABC after suggesting the Holocaust ‘was not about race’


Gay porn model killer Luka Magnotta 'hid from international manhunt with unsuspecting man he met on gay chat website'

Frank Rubert now says ‘how stupid’ he was ‘to let just anybody come into my apartment without knowing what kind of a person this was’