In one evening, at least 40 pelicans were struck and killed after landing on Highway 48 in Cameron County, Texas, according to the Department of Public Safety. The birds land on the road during cold weather.
In Washington state’s closest House race, Republican Dino Rossi is attempting to tar his Democratic opponent Kim Schrier as a supporter of steep gasoline taxes, because of her support for a carbon fee initiative.
An 85-million-year-old fossil found in Kansas in 1991 is that of a newborn mosasaur, a prehistoric sea monster featured in “Jurassic World.” The fossil is said to be that of the youngest mosasaur ever found.
A Shaw, Mississippi grandmother is in custody after Bolivar County sheriff’s officials said a 20-month-old toddler was stabbed and baked in an oven. No charges have been filed yet, and the toddler has been sent for an autopsy.
Elon Musk’s rocket building company SpaceX confirms a large chunk of debris found Sunday on North Carolina’s Outer Banks is a part of one of their rockets. The debris was found on an Ocracoke Island beach.
An “extraordinary” girl got away from an attempted kidnapper by screaming, fighting and biting, Aurora, Colorado, police said. The man is a registered sex offender, and cops said he is a “dangerous predator.”
A Columbus, Ohio cop’s body camera video shows him speaking to two black boys about carrying a BB gun, “This is getting kids killed all over the country,” police officer Peter Casuccio said. “I could have killed you.”
Police are investigating allegations that two Da Vinci Charter Academy students in Davis used a grandparent’s ashes to make cookies and then distributed them to fellow classmates. No one was harmed, police said.
The Charleston Water System had to send divers down 90 feet to clear a massive clog of baby wipes from a sewer well. The divers went into the raw sewage and pulled mounds of “flushable” wipes from the well.
Robert Miller, 41, of Pennsylvania, broke into the Santa Fe, New Mexico, home of author Forrest Fenn in search of treasure Fenn had written about hiding in the Rocky Mountains in a 2010 memoir, police say.
Biloxi MS Sun Herald reporter Margaret Baker discusses investigation into the death of trans teen Mercedes Williamson at the hands of gang member boyfriend Josh Vallum in Mississippi on Out Here in America podcast.
Learn about former Carolina Panthers football player Rae Carruth, before and after he paid to kill his pregnant girlfriend, Cherica Adams. Read about her and the 911 call from the night she was shot in Charlotte.
SpaceX made its first West Coast landing after launching a Falcon 9 rocket from Vandenberg Air Base on October 7. This footage shows the launch lighting up the sky above Malibu, California. The launch sparked increased Google searches for “UFO.”