A six-year-old boy who died after a teenage gunman opened fire at a South Carolina elementary school will be remembered on Wednesday as a superhero. Jacob Hall's family have encouraged people to dress as superheroes to celebrate what he enjoyed. 'We want to honor Jacob, celebrate Jacob, in a way he would love,' his great-aunt, Rebecca Hunnicutt, told the Anderson Independent-Mail. His funeral comes a week after authorities say 14-year-old Jessie Osborne killed his own father before driving a pickup to Townville Elementary School and crashing into a playground fence.
Hurricane of doom: Skull-shaped tropical storm Matthew kills 11 in the Caribbean and bears down on the South East as millions evacuate or batten down the hatches before devastating 'direct hit'
People along the East Coast are flocking to hardware stores, grocery aisles and gas stations as the eerily skull-shaped Hurricane Matthew marches toward Florida, threatening to become the first hurricane to hit the state's Atlantic coast in over a decade. The 'skull of Matthew' first appeared in satellite images of the storm during a weather forecast yesterday - to the shock of many viewers. The creepy picture, which appears to show a white grinning skull with a glowing red eye, taken from a NASA satellite on Tuesday morning, shows the hurricane as it made landfall in Haiti. Many people online have taken the ominous image as a bad omen as the deadly storm moves towards to U.S. At least 11 people in the Caribbean have already died due to the storm including four in the Dominican Republic, and five in Haiti which were both pummeled by the hurricane yesterday.
Now a video lays bare America's heroin epidemic: Laughing crowd gathers to WATCH as married drug addicts slowly lose consciousness in the street after overdose
The concerning video of the pair, taken in broad daylight in Memphis, Tennessee, was posted on Facebook Live by Courtland Garner and quickly went viral. It shows them writhing on the floor after snorting the drug in the bathroom of a nearby Walgreens - while the crowd stands back and does nothing. Paramedics eventually arrived on the scene and revived Carla Hiers and her partner, who are both long-time drug addicts. Hiers is seen collapsed on her knees on the sidewalk while her partner is seen flopped on his back on a bench. At one point someone is heard on camera saying: 'This fella might be dead...I hope he's not dead' and someone replies: 'He's got a pulse.' After she was released from hospital, Hiers was taken into custody as there was an outstanding warrant for her arrest. She was booked into Shelby County Jail on a $200 bond
EXCLUSIVE: Kim Kardashian's personal bodyguard Pascal Duvier filed for company BANKRUPTCY ten weeks ago... with debts of $1MILLION
Kim Kardashian's bodyguard filed for bankruptcy for his German security company ten weeks ago with debts of more than €1million, MailOnline can reveal. Pascal Duvier, pictured left with Kim on Sunday, lodged a claim for company insolvency at Heidelberg administrative court on July 22 this year, bottom right. His German ProtectSecurity firm, which has run security for a host of stars from Kim's husband Kanye West to the Black Eyed Peas and is based in south-east Germany, top right, has racked up debts totalling €1,093,518 ($1.2m). The insolvency lawyer on the case told MailOnline: 'There is so much debt. There are many claimants. I cannot say the exact number. Lots.'
PIERS MORGAN: That robbery was a wake-up call Kim. Time to decide if you want to be the smart, warm woman you really are or the trash-talking monster you were becoming
Dear Kim, There comes a moment in everyone's life which makes you re-assess everything IN your life. It doesn't matter if you're rich or poor, black or white, old or young. Your moment came at 3am on Monday morning and you are lucky to be alive. Until then, you were a woman who thought she had it all, you were living your dream. But lately you have become coarser and snarkier and taken to trash talking. It wasn't the Kim I thought I knew. What happened in Paris no doubt shook you to your core - but it was an attack waiting to happen.
'I'm going to hang myself!' Prankster posing as a TV reporter horrifies New Yorkers by announcing Hillary Clinton has 'dropped out' of the election with 'ZIKA' - leaving Trump as president
Tyler Fischer, 29, pictured center, from New York posed as a broadcast journalist in an elaborate prank in which he claimed the Democrat presidential candidate had withdrawn from the race because of illness. Members of the public, pictured, reacted with a mixture of shock, sadness, cheering and conspiracy theories. Two people suggested they wanted to commit suicide because of the false information.
'A fool, a maniac, and a man who loves Russia': Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine goes low with a flurry of personal attacks on Donald Trump as the vice presidential debate turns ugly
Hillary Clinton's running mate Tim Kaine turned the vice-presidential debate into an insult-driven attack on Donald Trump, interrupting rival Mike Pence and moderator Elaine Quijano repeatedly. The Virginia senator cast aside a mild-mannered reputation to label Trump 'a fool or a maniac', accuse him of putting the world on the brink of catastrophe and summing up his foreign policy as 'you guys love Russia'. He attacked on Trump's taxes, his comments about Mexicans, and the billionaire's business record. The stream of interruption earned him a rebuke from Pence and accusations after the debate from the Trump camp of sexism for speaking over a moderator who was female. evangelical church. Pence hit back by highlighting Clinton's email scandal, attacking her foreign policy record, and saying that claims the Obama economy was strong were not in tune with the country. 'People in Scranton know different. The economy is struggling,' he said. The 90-minutes clash at Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia, was the only time Pence, 57, and Kaine, 58, will go head to head before voting day.
Bet they didn't get a tip! The rudest messages left behind by fed-up waiters and customers - including racy doodles and VERY blunt insults
These photos show the most offensive notes left by customers and waiters. From left to right: One man drew a tiny picture of a penis in the middle of his signature on a receipt, while a waitress received a sweary apology from a diner for a rude date. One Starbucks customer failed to find it funny when a barista labelled his drink with 'diabetes here I come', and a woman was shocked to find her grandmother had been called an 'old *****' on a receipt. Kurt was the subject of a cruel spelling error at Starbucks, and a woman was allegedly left in tears after a waiter wrote 'chubby' on her receipt.
In A Relationship: Amanda Knox makes it official with new boy toy Christopher Robinson and changes her Facebook status
Amanda Knox is celebrating her freedom by declaring to the world that she is in a relationship. The 29-year-old took to Facebook on Tuesday to update her status and announce that she is dating Christopher Robinson. Knox put the date that the two began dating as February 13, meaning she and the author have been together for close to eight months.
Suffocated on the squalid boats they dreamt would take them to new lives: Dozens of migrants are found dead in a crowded vessel after cruel smugglers crammed 1,000 people - including babies - on board
WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES. Cruel smugglers jammed about 1,000 people on three levels inside the boat (inset), as the migrants made the treacherous voyage from Libya to Italy this week. A photographer counted 22 bodies but said there were more dead in the hold. He captured the heartbreaking moment survivors were forced to climb over the lifeless men and women piled on top of each other on a rescue boat (main). The latest people to be rescued will add to a total of some 132,000 migrants who have landed at Italy's southern ports so far this year, fleeing conflict, poverty or persecution and hoping to start new lives in Europe.
Caught on police dashcam: The horrific moment vicious pit bulls maul two teenage girls before being shot dead by officer
This horrific video shows the dramatic moment two 14-year-old girls were attacked by vicious pitbulls in the village of Brown Deer, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Police arrived at the scene to find one of the dogs tackling a girl to the ground, while the other had pinned her friend down and was biting her. One of the girls managed to break free from the pitbull and they both then pounced on the girl lying on the floor. A police officer wielding a gun then shot at the animal attacking the girl. As the other crazed dog jumped up at the policeman he fired shots at the pitbull while trying to avoid the jaws of the manic animal. The girl who had been attacked on the ground then limped off out of the picture. Both dogs then lay, bullet-riddled, on the grass.
Can YOU spot what's inside the red ring? Optical illusion image of a bed goes viral - but it's not for the reason you think
People who have spotted the image - which has been shared on Reddit - are struggling to work out what the circle signifies. The viral image has been viewed more than 63,500 time on Imgur. People have been left baffled as they have been searching for something significant inside the red ring - not realising that the red ring is actually a hula hoop propped against the bed.
Horrifying surveillance footage shows elderly man being attacked and robbed in his own garage after suspect followed him home from the bank
Trieu Pham had just made his monthly trip to the Chase in Houston, Texas, when he was followed home by a car and robbed by a man as he got out of his SUV in his carport. He was pounced upon by a tall black man (center), and the whole robbery was caught on surveillance video. The footage shows the man get out of a white sedan on the street and run over to Pham (left), who is still getting out of his car. Pham is thrown to the ground (right), and then gets up and runs away, as the man rifles through his car. The robber then flees, running back to the car from which he came and taking off.
Crimes against architecture? Design blunders of the hundreds of McMansions that litter suburbia after Nineties construction boom
Luxury suburban homes that favoured size over style or architectural merit soared in popularity in neighborhoods across the U.S from the mid-1990s to the mid-2000s. These cookie-cutter properties soon became known as McMansions because they were mass-produced. The massive houses often feature a bewildering mix of architectural features - and now an architect known only as 'Kate' has created a website dedicated to pointing out all that is wrong with these McMansions. 'Worst of McMansions', which was created in July, catalogs the most outrageous examples, while providing the criticism about the homes explaining all that is architecturally wrong with them from massive columns that don't actually hold anything up to huge properties in lots that are too small to accommodate them and houses that are a patchwork of different types of brickwork.
The mythological ape-like creature was allegedly spotted in Beulah, clearly walking on two legs as it is filmed walking through the trees and then appearing to jump over a branch and down a slope a few feet below.Many believe the figure's agility proves it cannot just be a human playing a prank in an ape suit.
'I can't wait to hold my fiancee's hand': Former Marine receives double arm transplant 6 years after losing all four limbs to homemade bomb in Afghanistan
A former Marine sergeant who lost all four limbs to a bomb in Afghanistan has received a double arm transplant. John Peck, 31, stepped on an improvised explosive device (IED) in 2010, leaving him bound to a wheelchair with metal prosthetics. But now, after six years as a quadruple amputee, the decorated veteran has made it through a 14-hour operation to receive two new arms.
Obese student who lost 145lbs after being told she had a 'fat ass' has the last laugh by REJECTING the bullies who now want to date her
Emma Pope, 23, from Texas, weighed 315lbs (22 stone 7lbs), wore a size 30 (UK 26), left, and was once told to get her 'fat ass off the court' during volleyball game - but she has since learned to laugh at the bullies who tormented her. She said: 'I've had messages from guys telling me how sorry they are for what they said to me, it really shocks them to see me now. I don't think they expected me to turn out this way and they regret being so horrible. I doubt they are apologising out the kindness of their heart, there's definitely an ulterior motive so with any attempts to flirt with me I reject them immediately.'
A meteor was spotted in several US states and parts of Canada on Tuesday evening. The American Meteor Society says the meteor was seen mainly in Ontario, but also reported in states including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Michigan, West Virginia, Massachusetts, and Virginia. The meteor was from the Orionid meteor shower. 'The Orionids, formed from the debris of Halley's comet, are known for being bright and quick,' NASA says.
Five-star hotel? No, it's a plane! Inside the Dreamliner that's been converted into a private jet with bedrooms, walk-in wardrobes and a CINEMA
The Dream Jet (inset) has been converted by US firm Kestrel Aviation Management from a Boeing 787 Dreamliner to a private jet capable of carrying up to 40 passengers for 17 hours without stopping. They will be in the lap of luxury. There's a sprawling entertainment area and convertible dining table (top left and right), plus a master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe (bottom right) and en-suite bathroom (bottom left).
Inside Prince's home: Pop legend's sister gives fans a first look at his Paisley Park mansion before it opens as a museum and reveals she's still trying to cope with his death
Prince's (bottom right) sister Tyka Nelson (top right) sat down for her first interview since her brother's tragic death this past April, speaking with Al Roker on Today Wednesday morning. Tyka revealed to Roker that she was slowly starting to come to terms with her brother's death, telling him: 'In the beginning it was maybe 90 per cent he's not gone and 10 per cent maybe, and now it's finally flipping.' She also gave fans a look inside Prince's Paisley Park estate (top left inset, Purple Room left), which will soon open to the public as a museum. The space will give guests a look at Prince's recording studio, his many musical instruments, and even the club he had built inside the home.
Can YOU see the hidden message in these pictures? How a glamorous fake Instagram account managed to trick 50,000 people (hint... its true meaning is pretty sobering)
From frolicking on the beach (bottom right) to shopping (top right) and hanging out (main), Parisian model, Louise Delage's, Instagram profile looked like so many others when it appeared in August. However, it was revealed last week that the account was fake. Can you spot what's going on with these pictures?
Have you ever wondered what goes on when you're not there to supervise? From putting banana skins on their child's head (top right) and stacking food on their faces as they sleep (top left) to feeding them milk as they play video games (bottom centre), these pictures prove some fathers really are just big kids at heart.
The real-life Blair Witch? Hiker is terrified after he finds a bizarre 'shrine' to missing people in the middle of the woods along with an 'altar' made of twigs
Hiker James Rankin was walking in the woods in Berkeley Jackson County Park in Huntington New York when he discovered posters featuring real missing people attached to the trees. Suffolk County Police launched an investigation after Rankin reported the site, however, it later emerged a local homeowner had prepared the area for a Halloween party.
The show doesn't go on: Eerie abandoned theater in downtown Detroit that shows how the Motor City's glitz has faded since its heyday
This now dilapidated building in the heart of Detroit, serves as a constant reminder of the city's rich history, where Duke Ellington, David Bowie and Aerosmith entertained residents of Motor City. The ageing building now stands as a stark reminder of Detroit's glittering past, as the city has struggled to cope with financial turmoil in recent years. For the past 40 years, the building has served as a constant reminder of how the once-mighty city fell into disrepair.
While taking a photo with his twin brothers, this toddler was posing sweetly with his arms around his younger siblings as a woman believed to be their mother filmed them (inset top left). But suddenly, he seemed to think the moment could use a little comedic relief so he knocked his brothers down (pictured). In the video, the woman is heard gasping as the twins fall before they get up and look at the camera while their big brother breaks out in laughter (inset top right). 'That was naughty,' the woman is heard saying to the toddler, and fortunately, no one was hurt. The video is believed to have been filmed in England.
Move over James Bond: Pilot takes to the skies in a jetpack over London - and says you could own one in just three years
Pilot David Mayman flew his personal JB-10 JetPack (pictured to left) across the River Thames in London (pictured bottom left and right) in a four minute flight as he and his colleagues announced plans to develop a commercial version. They have set up a company that hopes to develop an electric version of the jetpack, which they say will be available by 2019. The JB-10 features two turbo jet engines that run on aviation fuel. It can reach 60mph and can lift 350lbs.
A man has posted footage of what he says looks like a 'dead mermaid' washed up on a beach near Great Yarmouth in England. The images have since gone viral, with many people actually believing it is a mermaid, while others say it's a decomposing seal or a great Halloween prop with garbage bags used to create the 'tail'.
That's one way to eat it! Super-cute baby is so excited about his first birthday cake he smashes his FACE right into the icing
Wyatt Shoptaw, from Oakland, Tennessee, was celebrating his first birthday on September 22. It was his first time trying cake and he loved it so much he put his face in it and reduced it to crumbs. He also fought off any attempts his mother Elizabeth made to clear him up, worried she would try and take the cake from him.
Stuck between a wall and a hard place! Adorable German Shepherd gets trapped between two chairs in his quest for a biscuit treat
Tyson the German Shepherd dove head-first between the leather armchairs to grab the treat. It was only after he ate the biscuit that Tyson realized he was stuck between the chairs and the wall. The poor pup had multiple failed escape attempts as his owner laughed in the background, but finally managed to climb up the arm rest and jump to freedom.
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Hail Mary! Delirious Tennessee fan falls to his knees and thanks God before telling his wife to 'rewind!' after incredible last-second win over Georgia
Joshua King collapsed onto the floor after watching the Volunteers beat the Bulldogs 34-31 in the last seconds of the game after an incredible 43-yard Hail Mary pass on Saturday. 'Thank you, God!' Joshua continued to scream over and over as he started at the TV screen in disbelief. Joshua's wife Cristy posted his reaction on Facebook, where it has since been viewed more than a million times.
Do you want the coolest job in the world? Blogger paid to travel the world because of his beautiful Instagram photographs is hiring an assistant
Jacob Riglin, 21, from Richmond in London wants someone to join his team to take pictures of the most famous cities in the world having landed his dream job all thanks to his Instagram account. After his stunning snaps of England's capital, reported on MailOnline, saw his work gain worldwide recognition, he has been paid to visit Hong Kong, New York, Venice and other sought-after destinations to capture them from above. Now, he is looking for an apprentice, and his job advert reads: 'As you catch a fireball on Dubai's horizon, there's not a single car or skyscraper in sight - it's just you and one of the wildest landscapes in the world.'