Family of Brian Laundrie, Gabby Petito’s fiancé, tell police they have not seen him since Tuesday

The family of Brian Laundrie, the fiancé of 22-year-old Gabby Petito — who was reported missing by her family nearly a week ago — told police in North Port, Florida, they haven’t seen him since Tuesday, according to police spokesperson Josh Taylor.”We’ve been trying all week to talk to his family, to talk to Brian, … Read more

Use of OxyContin profits to fight opioid epidemic formally approved

A judge formally approved a plan Friday to turn OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma into a new company no longer owned by members of the Sackler family and with its profits going to fight the opioid epidemic.U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Robert Drain officially confirmed the reorganization Friday, more than two weeks after he announced he would do … Read more

Tom Cruise gets sneak preview from SpaceX’s 1st private crew

Tom Cruise got a sneak preview of what it’s like to circle Earth in a SpaceX capsule.Representatives for SpaceX’s first privately chartered flight revealed Friday that the actor took part in a call with the four space tourists orbiting more than 360 miles up. Thursday’s conversation, like the entire three-day flight, was private and so … Read more

NYC restaurant host attacked after asking for vaccine proof, police say

A host at a popular New York City restaurant was assaulted by three women from Texas after she asked for proof they had been vaccinated against COVID-19, police said.The three women punched the host at Carmine’s on the Upper West Side repeatedly and broke her necklace Thursday afternoon after she asked for proof of vaccination, … Read more

US military admits it killed 10 civilians and targeted wrong vehicle in Kabul airstrike

A United States military investigation into a deadly Kabul drone strike in August has found that it killed 10 civilians and the driver and the vehicle targeted was likely not a threat associated with ISIS-K, according to a U.S. military official familiar with the investigation.The Pentagon had maintained that at least one ISIS-K facilitator and … Read more

Antibodies kept newborn safe from COVID-19 positive sister

A Nebraska pediatrician is encouraging pregnant women to get the COVID-19 vaccine after her maternal vaccination protected her newborn son at home.The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology reports vaccine-generated antibodies are present in umbilical cord blood and breastmilk after maternal vaccination.”It’s 100% safe to get vaccinated,” said Dr. Natalie Fleming, who works at Methodist … Read more

Missing Hawaii 6-year-old last seen sleeping at home

The adoptive parents of a missing 6-year-old Hawaii girl pulled her out of school to home-school her, the state Department of Education said.Isabella Kalua attended kindergarten at Waimanalo Elementary last school year via distance learning, said Nanea Kalani, a spokeswoman for the education department. In June, her adoptive parents filed paperwork with the school to … Read more

A timeline of missing 22-year-old Gabby Petito’s case

Local and federal authorities are looking for 22-year-old Gabby Petito, who was reported missing by her family over the weekend after she had been traveling with her boyfriend, Brian Laundrie.Laundrie returned to the pair’s North Port, Florida, home earlier this month without Petito and is now refusing to talk to authorities, police say. Petito’s family … Read more

Louisiana man describes the moment his home collapsed during Ida

A New Orleans man described the harrowing moment his home collapsed during Hurricane Ida. D’Artaniana Stovall lives in Uptown. “I did feel myself drop … But I didn’t realize it was such a drop. Like maybe 10 feet,” said Stovall. Stovall’s entire home along Upperline Street collapsed during Ida while he was inside. Video captured … Read more

Mega mansion once worth $500 million defaults on $100 million in debt, forcing a sale

A gargantuan residence in Los Angeles dubbed “The One” by its developer is now on track to be sold after the owner defaulted on more than $100 million in loans and debt, according to court documents.In an Instagram post last summer, Nile Niami, the project’s developer, pitched the 105,000-square-foot home as having seven pools, a … Read more