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Alan Thicke dead at 69: Actor suffers 'fatal heart attack while playing hockey with his

Famous TV actor Alan Thicke had died age age 69 on Tuesday. Thicke, known for his role as the father the popular ABC television series Growing Pains, had a heart attack while playing hockey with his son, TMZ reported. The Canadian-born actor was transported to hospital around noon where he was later pronounced dead.

'I can't feel anything Meg. I love you so much': Groom paralyzed in front of his

Meg Alexander, 29, and Brett Greenhill were due to tie the knot in just ten weeks time when tragedy struck.
The active couple - who loved to run out and work out together - had been holding a joint bachelor/ bachelorette party on the beach in Naples, Florida, on December 3 when Greenhill decided to go swimming. While his friends and fiance stayed on the beach, the 39-year-old had dived into the ocean. The next thing friends saw, was Greenhill floating motionless in the water. Alexander, 29, says friends helped drag him from the water and called 911. 'I can't feel anything. Meg, I love you so much and I'm so sorry. I love you so much,' she said he told her.

Squeezing down narrow chimneys and delivering presents to 700million children in a single night - it all sounds impossible. How does Santa do it? One physicist believes Einstein is the key.

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Do you find your name wrongly spelled time after time on your Starbucks cups? Do you go in asking for 'Bob' and come out with something that looks like the title of a Dutch in-flight magazine?

While President Obama said the U.S. has made 'real and extraordinary' progress, he said that the country has 'by no means overcome the legacies of slavery and Jim Crow and colonialism and racism.'

A federal judge directed the US government to show him any search warrant application used to gain access to a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails just before the election on Tuesday.

Amber Heard slams Johnny Depp in court after he REFUSES to pay $6.8m divorce settlement

Johnny Depp is steaming, believing his ex-wife Amber Heard broke the terms of their divorce settlement by speaking publicly about domestic violence, which he maintains breaches their confidentiality agreement. Heard caused controversy when she penned a letter for the December issue of the fashion magazine Porter about domestic violence and female empowerment and starred in a PSA about domestic abuse. While she never mentions Depp by name, it's clear who she is referring to in the pieces. In a declaration attached to the filing Heard slams Depp for leaking stories about the divorce settlement claiming she's a 'gold-digger'  and 'bragging' that she had settled for less than previously reported. Heard's lawyers have asked a an Los Angeles Supreme Court judge to act against Depp and force him to pay.

Audio transcripts reveal the final moments of the crew of sinking cargo ship El Faro

The captain of the cargo ship El Faro that sank near the Bahamas last year refused to listen to his crew members' suggestions that he alter course just hours before the vessel was destroyed by Hurricane Joaquin, killing all 33 onboard. The National Transportation Safety Board on Tuesday released a 510-page audio transcript from the ship's voyage data recorder and other data about the wreck, but said it was not yet ready to identify the cause behind the sinking, which occurred during a routine cargo run between Jacksonville, Florida, and Puerto Rico.

An arctic weather system is already freezing parts of the Northern Plains and is set to move eastward as the week wears on.

More than 2,000 US counties witnessed increases of 200 percent or more in deaths related to substance abuse and mental disorders since 1980 according to the University of Washington.

Felicity Jones dazzles in elegant grey gown at Rogue One A Star Wars Story screening

She's the leading lady in the hotly-anticipated Stars Wars spin-off, Rogue One. So Felicity Jones ensured she was dressed to impress as she slipped into a flowing grey gown for a fan screening in London on Tuesday. Turning heads as she walked the red carpet, the Oscar-nominated actress, 33, oozed glamour in the Grecian style garment. 

People given artificial sweeteners should have lost weight by avoiding the sugar packed into fizzy drinks. But they simply made up the difference in calories at lunch, a study in Singapore found.

ESPN reporter claims week-long suspension has damaged her eyesight

Britt McHenry unleashed a torrent of abuse on Advanced Towing employee Gina Michelle last year, after her car was towed while she was eating dinner in Arlington, Virginia. Surveillance footage captured the 28-year-old mocking Michelle's weight, teeth, supposed lack of education and her job during the confrontation in April 2015.

John Lunceford (pictured), 52, a grandfather and Army veteran, bought 10 hats and 10 pairs of gloves after spotting the little boy, who boarded the bus with his hands and ears reddened by the cold.

Two months after she was made an honorary Ambassador for the Empowerment of Girls and Women by the UN, comic book superheroine Wonder Woman has been fired from the position.

California woman jailed for letting her husband rot to death being eaten alive by maggots

Paramedics found Mark Fulgham, 36, covered in bed sores and riddled with maggots at their Concord, California home after his wife Dormanicia called 911 when he began struggling to breathe on December 30, 2015. He died in hospital just one day later of severe dehydration, malnutrition and infection. Police said he had suffered such severe starvation that his bones were severely pronounced. Dormanicia Lawson, 37, was arrested and initially charged with homicide over what California officials deemed 'one of the worst neglect cases' they'd ever seen.

Pregnant Tori Spelling moves for the eighth time in six years to Woodland Hills

Tori Spelling and her husband Dean McDermott have moved for the eighth time in six years to make room for their fifth child together. The sprawling 4,714-square-foot, 1980s-era estate is in Woodland Hills, California, just nine miles north of her former rental in Encino. Along with gaining an additional 1,800 square feet from the move, Spelling is also getting a tennis court and relaxing sauna in the master bath. The five-bedroom, five bathroom, $2 million home rents for $9,500 a month and sits on almost an acre lot.

Science vlogger Simon Whistler, who is based in Prague, Czech Republic, says being kicked in the testicles also increases someone's heart rate and body temperature due to the trauma.

Kanye West and entourage arrive at Trump Tower but is he visiting Donald?

Rapper Kanye and the president-elect had an extraordinary meeting at Trump Tower on Tuesday morning with West bringing a book of nudes and wanting to talk about violence in Chicago. The trio posed in the next president's personal office (left) before descending to the foyer of Trump Tower where the Republican election winner embraced the rapper (top right). The Secret Service had assessed West as posing no threat to Trump's safety after his time on a psychiatric hold. He was released from hospital in Los Angeles last week. Kanye, who arrived with his mother in-law Kris Jenner's boyfriend Corey Gamble, 35 (bottom left) then tweeted about the meeting - with the final tweet hinting at his own run: '#2024'.

Kim Kardashian made it pretty clear who she was voting for in the run-up to the election, and that did not include Donald Trump - the man who once body shamed her for having a 'fat a**.'

Trump put Rex Tillerson to State today, rounding out a foursome that already had Jeff Sessions on deck for attorney general, retired Marine Gen. James Mattis at Defense and Steve Mnuchin at Treasury.

Jack Posobiec tweeted out a a completely unfounded statement about the film, saying: 'Star Wars writers rewrote and reshot Rogue One to add in Anti Trump scenes calling him a racist. Disgusting.'

Trump is the new JFK says Bill Gates: Microsoft boss says new president will unite country

Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates suggested that Donald Trump could be Kennedy-esque, if the president-elect played his cards right. Talking to CNBC's Becky Quick on the network's Squawk Box show, Gates suggested that Trump could establish 'American leadership through innovation.' 'In the same way President Kennedy talked about the space mission and got the country behind that,' Gates mentioned.

The head of IBM is getting in good with President-elect Donald Trump with a pledge to hire 25,000 Americans during his administration in advance of a tech summit at Trump Tower on Monday.

The Obama administration says ISIS' territory is now 'rapidly shrinking' and the terror group has been isolated. 'But this remains an unprecedented threat. This fight is not over,' Brett McGurk said.

Donald Trump's meeting with Kanye West at Trump Tower in New York City on Wednesday spawned numerous memes making fun of the 'longtime' friends.

Trump has asserted that 'no one really knows' who hacked Democrats before the election or why - a claim that flies in the face of U.S. intelligence. The White House ripped him for it Monday.

Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta became the victim of a cyber attack when he was sent an email claiming to be from Google in March saying he needed to change his password.

Hillary Clinton and the hypocritical Democrats aren't defending American democracy

Cast your minds back to a few weeks before the US election, when it never crossed the Hillary camp's elitist, arrogant minds that Trump, the ignorant Neanderthal, could beat her, the woman dubbed 'the most qualified candidate in history' by President Obama. Then Trump sensationally triumphed, sparking weeks of Biblical scale weeping and wailing from those who opposed him. First, Green loser Jill Stein's pathetic recount failed. Now, the Clinton camp has launched one final, breathtakingly stupid and dangerous Hail Mary - an attempted coup by members of the Electoral College to try to overturn the election result.

President-elect Donald Trump met at with football legend Jim Brown and all star linebacker Ray Lewis Tuesday to hear a pitch about a program that serves African American communities.

President-elect Donald Trump will have to give a deposition a few days before his inauguration as part of his ongoing $10 million feud with celebrity chef José Andrés.

'This is a little bit ridiculous and over the top,' Trump's incoming chief of staff, Reince Priebus said of criticism the president-elect's receiving for saying he gets top-secret briefings 'when I need it.'

Ivanka Trump is auctioning off a coffee date with her for $50,000. It'll take place sometime next year at either Trump Tower in New York City or Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC.

EXCLUSIVE: General Mad Dog's bloodiest battle - how Trump's pick for Pentagon erupted with

President-elect Donald Trump's pick for Secretary of Defense, retired Marine General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis (left, and top right in 2004), 66, is a tough-talking intellectual who favors aggressive tactics. Trump's decision to name Mattis as the Secretary of Defense won praise from military officials and defense experts. Of all the battles that Mattis has fought, the First Battle for Fallujah showed how the general used his decades of studying military history to draw up a strategy to occupy the center of jihadi rebellion. The First Battle of Fallujah came after four American contractors working for Blackwater, a private military company, were ambushed as they drove through the city (bottom right). But he exploded with anger when politicians balked at the price in blood and treasure.

President-elect Donald Trump's adult children are entitled to Secret Service protection for 10 years after he leaves office, but sources say they will decline protection when their dad leaves office.

President-elect Donald Trump reportedly wants to hand a letter that Richard Nixon wrote him in 1987 on the wall in the Oval Office, returning Nixon to the office he vacated during the Watergate Scandal.

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Muslim groups have spoken out after an Islamophobic meme was posted on the Facebook page of former Republican Representative and possible Donald Trump Cabinet pick Allen West.

Rachel Mau waited on the group of teenagers at an IHOP in Virginia Beach, Virginia on Saturday morning, and realized soon after they left that none of them left her any money.

The recently named Sportsperson of the Year posed for the magazine wearing a safety pin on his lapel, which has been used to show solidarity with minorities, women, and immigrants.

LA homeowner films her nightmare neighbor who has 'repeatedly stolen items from her porch, urinated and and vomited on her car'

Jillian Lester, 27, (right) who lives in Woodland Hills, California, first noticed things were going missing from her front yard six months ago. She decided to install security cameras and when they reviewed the footage she saw her neighbor Steve (left) standing on her porch, apparently stealing her wind chime (inset). Lester's mom confronted Steve who initially denied it. But then the stolen items reappeared back on their porch with a note and a bottle of beer.

Michelle Obama and Ryan Seacrest found their modern sensibilities challenged by a classic Christmas poem Monday, when they read 'Twas The Night Before Christmas out to a group of kids.

President Barack Obama signs the 21st Century Cures Act, Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2016, in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House complex in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama signed the bill Tuesday at a ceremony at the White House flanked by Biden and lawmakers (pictured). Biden, who lost his son Beau to brain cancer, was a strong supporter of the bill.

Awkward Family Photos showcase hilarious classic haircuts

Awkward Family Photos have shared some of the most outlandish hairdos from the decade. It seems that the rule of thumb is the bigger the hair the better with perms and mullets making a regular appearance. Some adventurous men can be seen getting creative with their fronts and sides as well as the back of their head.

Yazidi women sexually assaulted hundreds of times by ISIS receive human rights prize 

Lamiya Aji Bashar, 18, and Nadia Murad, 23, are two of thousands of Yazidi women and girls who have been abused by the terror group. Lamiya (pictured, right, with Nadia), who lost the sight in one eye when she was injured by a landmine while escaping in March, said the Sakharov Prize for human rights was one 'for every woman and girl who has been sexually enslaved' by ISIS. They were given the award in Strasbourg, France.

The 46-year-old actress has repeatedly spoken out against the church since she left in 2013. In a new PAPER essay, she says she wants to keep fighting and hopes the government will go after them.

Florida $2m mansion home built by William John Howey has been lying empty for years 

For decades, the Florida mansion of William John Howey was a social hub. When construction was completed in 1927, the businessman arranged for the entire New York Civic Opera Company to give a free outdoor performance to celebrate, attracting 15,000 guests. And yet now, in stark contrast, the 20-room, 7,200 square foot building which people once flocked to in their droves now sits empty.

A new data analysis of USDA statistics by Pew Research shows Americans are swapping out beef for lean meat like chicken, and shunning sugar. But portion sizes have swelled.

Ohio's governor, John Kasich, signed a bill Tuesday that imposed a 20-week abortion ban on the state inspired by the claim that fetuses can feel pain - a claim opponents say is untrue.

News agency AFP releases its best photographs of the year 

This collection of images is taken from Agence France Presse, or AFP's 'Pictures of the Year 2016' - a selection of the press agency's most important and powerful photographs from the past year. Every year AFP, which has photographers around the globe, chooses a selection of their most powerful, moving, shocking or fascinating images, offering a look back at the highlights - and lowlights - of the last 12 months. Some of the photographs capture the most important events of the year, while others have been chosen because they encapsulate a particularly poignant, touching, or even funny moment. Seen top, a woman is sprayed by police during a public sector protest against austerity measures in Brazil, bottom left an Iraqi woman holds her cat, and bottom right a Syrian man is pulled out from rubble following an air strike.

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT: Krishna Prasad Bhattarai, 60, developed the tumour in his childhood and suffered with it for 47 years before it was removed by surgeons in his native Nepal.

Bill Cosby was back in a Pennsylvania courtroom on Tuesday where a judge was deciding whether or not to allow 13 of the women who have accused the actor of rape to testify against him.

Yoga mogul mysteriously found dead under 'suspicious circumstances' in his $3million

Yoga mogul, Trevor Tice (left and bottom right), who founded CorePower Yoga in 2002, was found dead under 'suspicious circumstances' in his $3 million California mansion on Monday, authorities said. Police (top right outside his home) didn't elaborate on Tice's death, but said someone who knew him was conducting a welfare check when they found his body. The 48-year-old is believed to have been living in the home by himself. According to CorePower Yoga's website, there are more than 150 studios across the US. Tice founded the company after he suffered a mountain climbing accident and could no longer run. An autopsy will determine whether the death was a homicide, authorities said.

The oldest woman in the country has celebrated her 114th birthday. Adele Dunlap was given balloons and had residents at her New Jersey care home sing Happy Birthday to her.

A New Jersey father has been arrested after he left his 15-month-old daughter alone inside his parked car in a the parking garage of a Jersey City mall on Tuesday while he went inside to shop, police said.

From partying to pizza: Johnny Manziel tries a slice and throws it on the ground in bizarre video to cap off his 'legendary' weekend of antics after the Heisman Trophy ceremony 

Johnny Manziel (top and bottom left and right) decided to test out his pizza-tasting skills in a video with Barstool Sports, following a weekend of partying in New York for his birthday and with Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson. Manziel appeared as a guest reviewer on Barstool's One Bite with Dave Portnoy (top and bottom left), who tries and rates every Manhattan pizza joint. 'Score from one to 10, what do you got?' Portnoy asks Manziel. 'Pretty good. I say it's like an eight,' Manziel said before admitting that he's from Texas and was no expert in judging pizza. Portnoy then told Manziel that his score was 'one of the worst reviews' he'd ever had.

Police acknowledged on Tuesday that Francisco Serna, 73, was unarmed when he was shot dead by an officer near his home in Bakersfield, California, around 12.30am on Monday.

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The oldest woman in the country has celebrated her 114th birthday. Adele Dunlap was given balloons and had residents at her New Jersey care home sing Happy Birthday to her.

Father of murdered Queens jogger had a 'bad feeling' 25 minutes after she left home

Karina Vetrano, 30, was brutally beaten, raped and strangled in Spring Creek Park near her home in Howard Beach, New York, on August 2. Her father Phil (inset on Dr Oz) was meant to go running with her but couldn't because of a back injury (left). He said he knew something was wrong around 25 minutes after she left and phoned police at around 5pm. Karina was seen on surveillance footage (right) at 5.46pm but is believed to have been killed moments later. No one has been arrested in connection with her death.

The rover is climbing a layered Martian mountain, and has found the ingredients for a 'stew of life', researchers said at the fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco.

This Dec. 2, 2016 image taken by NASA's Curiosity rover shows rocky ground on the lower flank of Mount Sharp, a mountain on Mars. Curiosity landed on the red planet in 2012 and uncovered geologic evidence of an ancient environment that could have supported primitive life early in the red planet's history. (NASA via AP)

Engineers are troubleshooting a snag on NASA's Curiosity that's preventing the rover from moving its robotic arm and driving to another spot on Mars, the space agency said Tuesday.

Aurora Cairo, from Seguin, Texas, was born with fibular hemimelia. The two-year-old, also known as Rory, had her foot amputated. Since being fitted with a blade, she 'runs everywhere'.

Research by scientists at Royal Holloway University has found certain pathogens have adapted to cause less-severe disease and fewer deaths in women.

Diet composition around the time of pregnancy may influence whether offspring become obese, according to a new study using animal models at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI).

People who are happier in middle age are likely to live longer, experts have found. Over-50s who consistently enjoy life have a 24 per cent reduced risk of dying in the next seven years.

'This may be my last video': Civilians trapped inside the war-torn Syrian city post emotional goodbye messages on social media

As the battle for the city came to an effective end yesterday, residents inside Aleppo who were fearing for their lives took to social media to post emotional messages and plead for help. The world's view of the Syria conflict has largely been driven by YouTube, Twitter and Facebook - making it one of the world's most documented wars through amateur videos and coverage.

Findings published in the British Medical Journal show that three fifths of participants were unable to smell the distinct odour in their urine after consuming the vegetable.

Facebook is launching a portal aimed at improving online safety for children. Called Parents Portal, adults will find videos, tips and advice on how to approach children about staying safe on the site.

The game actually got people off the sofa and out and about as they tried to 'capture' Pokemon characters but the excitement levels don't last, according to a new Harvard University study.

A wolf that escaped from a drive-thru wildlife tourist attraction in southeastern Idaho has been shot and killed by the owner of the business. The animal escaped on Saturday and was killed an hour later.

The chain store was selling the item via a third party vendor, JM Holdings. Twitter users noticed the mug and began lobbying Walmart and Amazon, which also carried it, to remove it.

A study from Queens University of Technology finds using phones in hands-free mode while driving is just as distracting as holding it, as reaction for both is 40% longer than those don't use phones.

'He's a TOY, he's not real!' Toddler throws a hilarious temper tantrum because she refuses to believe in the Elf On The Shelf (and she even denounces Santa Claus)

Lucy Adamsky, three, from New Jersey threw a hilarious tantrum after her mother Kristen tried to make her believe in the magic of The Elf On The Shelf. Kristen insisted Bubbles the elf was keeping an eye on Lucy for Santa in the run up to Christmas but the toddler had a meltdown, saying: 'He's not really, see? He's a toy!' Her mother warned that Bubbles would tell Santa, but her daughter then denounced Father Christmas himself.

FILE - In this July 20, 2015 file photo, a pedestrian crosses in front of a vehicle as part of a demonstration at Mcity on its opening day on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Mich. Cars that wirelessly talk to each other are finally ready for the road, creating the potential to dramatically reduce traffic deaths, improve the safety of self-driving cars and someday maybe even help solve traffic jams, automakers and government officials say. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

All new cars and light trucks would be able to talk wirelessly with each other, with traffic lights and with other roadway infrastructure in a proposal from the Transportation Department.

Harrison Garcia, who also goes by Cuban Harry, is accused of orchestrating burglaries at pharmacies across South Florida to obtain massive quantities of codeine-based cough syrup.

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Western Michigan basketball player Jovieair Kennedy, 20, was charged with murder and armed robbery Monday. He was accused of killing fellow student Jacob Jones, 19, during a robbery.

The Connecticut-based brand issued the recall Tuesday after several consumer reported cracks found in blades. Food processors affected by the recall were sold between 1996 and 2015.

The software update from Cupertino-based Apple brings long-awaited features such as emojis, along with a number of bug fixes for iPhones and iPads.

The New Hope Fertility Center Mexico, based in Mexico City, has said it is working with a number of other couples looking to avoid passing on genetic health conditions to their children.

Why you should be covering your Christmas tree with flowers this festive season

Looking for some decoration inspiration this Christmas? Fans of the festive season have taken to social media to share photos of their unique Christmas trees, including trees made out of pillows, books (right) and decorated with flowers. Floral trees are a rising trend (left), with people ditching baubles in favour of large blooms. Others chose build towering trees out of pillows (inset), though how they managed to stay upright is anyone's guess. Here Femail takes a look at the most unique Christmas trees this festive season.

A Belgium firm has designed a robot that prints out perfectly sized boxes to ship your gifts. Called Slimbox, users measure their product, and enter the dimensions using the app.

From playing practical jokes to involving yourself in office gossip and politics,  Lee Biggins, founder and managing director of CV-Library, has shared the office mistakes to avoid at all costs.

Jack Jakob Grynberg (pictured), of Denver, Colorado, was charged Tuesday with unlawful sexual contact with force. A former employee said he grabbed her breast and kissed her neck.

The nativity is one of Christdendom's much-loved festive scenes, gloriously recreated every year. But it seems not everybody has taste in mind when they fashion Jesus' birth.

A Portsmouth University study sheds light on the evolutionary purposes of orgasms, revealing the feelings act as positive reinforcement between partners and can, in turn, motivate our behavior.

Jerry Henderson was told to leave Six Flags over Texas by security guards after posing for photographs with children and giving out candy canes to families who approached him.

Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs claims 5,900 lives in five months

WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT. Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's war on drugs has pushed the death toll to 5,927 since he took office in June vowing to get rid of narcotics in the country. The radical leader insists he is not a killer, despite the country's streets being littered with dead bodies due to his crackdown on illicit drugs (main and inset). President Duterte said he is not about to pull the plug on his operation, but would happily allow citizens to enjoy Christmas and New Year in peace if people stopped taking drugs.

From an overcrowded migrant boat reaching the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos at sunrise, to Nigel Farage celebrating Britain's vote to leave the EU, these are some of 2016's biggest pictures.

The London-based firm, Today Translations, describes emoji translation as an 'emerging field' and says that it requires a human touch. The salary for the job is 'competitive'.

Mexico is a country of amazing contrasts and nowhere is the division between the wealthy and the impoverished more starkly illustrated than in these images of the capital, Mexico City.

The night before Christmas has become a bustling singles scene for Jews across the US, who attend parties with thousands of others in swanky nightclubs and ballrooms.

Reality TV clip of Florida mom telling an undercover cop she was '5,000 percent sure she wanted her husband killed' before she 'ordered a hitman' is shown to murder-for-hire trial again as jury admits they are deadlocked 

Undercover audio and video recordings are again being played for jurors deliberating the fate of Florida woman Dalia Dippolito (pictured in court left on Tuesday) accused of trying to hire a hit man to murder her then-husband, Michael Dippolito (pictured with her inset) in 2009. The six jurors asked on Tuesday to review tapes of Dippolito talking to an informant and an undercover officer posing as the hit man (a grab from one the videos, right). If convicted of solicitation of first-degree murder, the 34-year-old Dippolito would face a possible 20-year sentence. In one tape, she tells police informant and her former lover and police informant Mohammed Shihadeh to find her a hit man. In another, she tells Boynton Beach Detective Widy Jean she was '5,000 percent sure' she wanted her then-husband Michael Dippolito killed. Those 2009 conversations were seen by millions when shown on television's 'Cops.' Dippolito was convicted in 2011, but that verdict was thrown out on appeal. Deliberations began on Tuesday morning.

A team of researches explore 'bromosexual' friendships and found a trustworthy confidant to help with romantic pursuits is one of the major reasons straight and gay men forge friendships.

Wind circulation and atmospheric pressure in the Atlantic Ocean can cause intense extratropical storms, according to the WMO ©HO (Noaa-Nasa Goes Project/AFP)

The UN's weather agency on Tuesday announced the highest wave on record formed in February - a behemoth that towered 19 metres (62.3 feet) above the North Atlantic.

Cathy Medernach and her son Caden took their dog Baily for a walk by the lake behind their home in Aurora, Illinois, around noon on Sunday, but Baily fell into the water, and Caden came to the rescue.

Romanian border patrol officers stationed in the town of Curtici entered the luggage compartment of the train which was travelling to the Austrian capital having become suspicious of the bags.

Briton Michael Sandford, 20, has been jailed for 12 months by a Las Vegas court for trying to grab a policeman's gun at a Donald Trump rally in an alleged bid to kill the now US president-elect.

German cannibal Detlev Guenzel chopped up WILLING victim Wojciech Stempniewicz

Police say Detlev Guenzel killed and then partially ate Polish-born businessman Wojciech Stempniewicz in his basement in the mountains near Dresden in eastern Germany. A picture of Detlev, a police forensic specialist, shows him standing next to a skeleton and holding an axe wearing nothing but socks and sandals. Detectives say he spent five hours cutting up his victim's body in the cellar of the house which was a cheap holiday pension for hikers.

Father Sante Braggie, a chaplain in Cremona, northern Italy, said the scene would have been set up near a section of the city's cemetery 'reserved for Muslim graves'.

The frightened feline found itself stranded on a snow-covered branch in Hood River in Oregon, USA and tree surgeon Tyler Roth made the petrifying climb to rescue the terrified tabby.

Kathy Cadle, of Sheffield Lake, spends countless hours working up the incredibly realistic-looking dolls for the business she runs with her sister, Bunny Bundles Reborns.

A stunning fitness model was punched in the face by her Playboy Playmate pal when she came home from a night out in New York and tried to wake her up, a court has heard.

Defendants in NYC party boy killing plead NOT GUILTY to multiple charges with one getting

The NYC party boy and his New Jersey pal who were arrested last month following the stabbing death of a Hofstra grad pleaded not guilty to all charges against them in a Manhattan courtroom on Tuesday. James Rackover, 25, (left) and Lawrence Dilione, 29, (right) each appeared at Manhattan Supreme Court and entered pleas of not guilty to charges of concealing a corpse, hindering prosecution, and tampering with evidence. Neither of the men have been charged with murder. The judge in the case also reduced Rackover's bail from $3million to $1million, or a $300,000 cash bond. Dilione was released on bond last month.

Lucy Adamsky, three, from New Jersey threw a hilarious tantrum after her mother tried to make her believe The Elf On The Shelf, Bubbles was real. Lucy shouted: 'He's a toy, he's not really.'

Detectives believe the 29-year-old killed his family members after they found their chopped up remains in cans and saucepans in his Kiev flat where he shot himself in the head as they tried to break in.

Haleigh York, 23, a student in Ireland, originally from Spring Lake in Michigan, weighed 285lb but after losing weight, was left with excess skin that her father wanted to help her fix.

John Peck, 31, lost all four limbs after standing on a homemade bomb in Afghanistan in 2010. Now, he has two fully functioning arms - and is gaining control of his right elbow.

This frame grab taken from a Monday, Dec. 12, 2016 video provided by the Mexican Attorney General's Office, or PGR, shows one of two tunnels found in an area of warehouses in the border city of Tijuana that lead into California. Prosecutors said Monday that one of the tunnels led into San Diego, California, and the other was unfinished. The Attorney General¿s Office said the tunnels were apparently used by the Sinaloa drug cartel to move drugs into the United States. (Mexico's Attorney General's Office via AP)

The tunnels were found in an area of warehouses across from Otay Mesa. Prosecutors said Monday one of the tunnels reached to San Diego, while the other one was unfinished.

Whether you're partaking in an office Secret Santa program, or you need the perfect stocking stuffer gifts for a loved one, look no further than FEMAIL's most unique 25 present picks under $25.

The incredible moment a man solves a Rubik's cube in less than FIVE SECONDS to set a new world record

The footage, shot in Sydney, Australia on Sunday, shows Feliks Zemdegs (pictured), 20, solving the famous 1980s Rubiks cube toy in just 4.73 seconds. The previous world record was set by Mats Valk (right), 20, who is sat next to Mr Zemdegs as he breaks his record. Mr Zemdegs, a commerce student at the University of Melbourne, gets just ten seconds to inspect the Rubiks cube before he has to solve it.

Thousands turned out to pay their respects for the victims of the Nanjing Massacre on China's third official Day of Remembrance. The Nanjing Massacre killed 300,000 people.

Kristen Tripson, 34, from Vero Beach, Florida, announced the birth of her daughter Lillie Belle on October 23 on her Instagram page, a little over a year after she lost her husband Sam.

Pagan man Phelan MoonSong has officially received his license after being previously rejected by a Bureau of Motor Vehicles in Maine for his unique accessory.

Marsha Gay Reynolds, 32, pleaded guilty Monday to smuggling cocaine - estimated to be worth about $3million. The former JetBlue flight attendant faces a 10-year prison sentence.

The New Hampshire State Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected an appeal from Seth Mazzaglia, who is serving a life sentence for the 2012 killing of Elizabeth Marriot.

Mothers who potty-train babies from BIRTH: Believe it or not, it's the new parenting fad.

Jill Williamson (left and inset), from South Croydon, has been 'potty-training' Ryker since birth and swears she knows, from his movements and demeanour, exactly when he needs to 'go' and usually - usually - gets him to the toilet on time. A study published in the scientific journal Urology in 2012 indicated some children develop a habit of 'chronic holding', in which they resist the urge to go to the toilet, leading to constipation, bladder problems and urinary tract infections. And those most prone to the condition are those who were potty trained early - especially before the age of two. According to Feilim Murphy, consultant paediatric urologist at the Portland Hospital in London, the early training interferes with the natural maturing process of the body and brain. Becca Heorton (right), a 33-year-old midwife and mother from Peckham, South London, is not convinced by the warnings, however.

They're designed for stressed parents who want to save their ears from their baby's screams. But dummies can also be used on dogs, as this adorable video of a German Shepherd shows.

Women have been proudly sharing pictures of the outfits their husbands hate on social media, using hashtags like #ClothesMyHusbandHates and #ManRepeller.

Luciano Ponzetto, 55, became infamous last year after sharing snaps of his trophy kills. Despite protesting his innocence, people sent him death threats and hate, and he has died in Turin, Italy.

Clare Potts, 28, a blogger from Manchester, shared pictures of her inventive hack, which involves pouring the wine into the water cooling section of her fridge, and Twitter users praised her.

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Texas couple sells everything to travel for a year with their FIVE children

Stephanie and Jordan Jones, both 29, sold their home in the US and most of its contents to travel with their children to countries including Turkey and Austria where they stayed in Airbnb properties. The couple are both self-employed so they were able to work remotely as they traveled. Stephanie, pictured left and right with her children, said they adapted easily to their new lives but that arriving home in September was a 'culture shock'.

A Japan man creates gravity-defying cash towers by intricately stacking coins. Going by the Twitter username of Thumb Tani, he can stack coins edge-to-edge and even teeter wine glasses on them.

New Zealand nail artist Jessie Mills has created edible nails made out of chocolate - the latest beauty nail craze to sweep the web. But not everyone is a fan, with some saying the nails are 'unhygienic.'

Casey, Illinois, is home to eight giant inventions that hold the record for largest in their category. Jim Bolin created eight of the world's largest objects, including a rocking chair and mailbox.

A list of 'just try it' guilty food pleasures features the weird, the wonderful and the downright disgusting. Suggestions included eating fruit peels and slathering chicken nuggets in honey

There's snow stopping him! Genius boy rapidly clears his drive by making a snowplow with his HOVERBOARD 

Clearing the drive of snow after a heavy dump is normally an arduous task. But one genius boy has found a way to speed up the painstaking process. The youngster created a makeshift snowplow with his hoverboard at his home in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin. The boy rapidly rolled up and down his drive while shovelling snow at either side.

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Sisters who squat together! Incredibly toned bikini-clad fitness model uses her sibling as a weight while performing reps in viral video 

Swedish fitness model Katarina Konow (top left in the white bikini) crouches down in the clip to allow her sister to climb onto her shoulders (top right) - before executing a series of steady squat thrusts (below left and right) with apparent ease. The 24-year-old shows no visible signs of strain as she lifts her equally scantily clad sister, who is the same height as the other girl.

It's fair to say 2016 has been a mixed year, with the deaths of several icons and one of the most divisive Presidential campaigns in living memory. This is now being marked on social media.

Boffins in Moscow are being tested on their ability to great a 'prototype programme under very difficult conditions'. As they work, scantily-clad women approach and attempt to put them off their work.

A six-foot-long python was found dead in between an iron fence in south-western Nigeria. The enlarged reptile had tried to squeeze its large body through iron bars but was unable because it ate a big dog.

Louis Camacho was checking his mail in Apopka when he suddenly heard a loud hissing noise. He then felt something that he described as like an earthquake.

'All her clothes are in season, sparkly, glittery... You enter my closet and it's like a goodwill!' Girl, 11, expertly roasts her older sister at 15th birthday party

Aneesha (pictured in a pink dress) stole the show during her sister Natasha's quinceañera in San Jose, California. She delivered her punchlines with perfect timing, complaining about her sister's hand-me-downs. Natasha, wearing a tiara and a puffy white gown, sat in a chair onstage and laughed with the rest of the crowd. Aneesha explained that she had to wait seven years until she could wear her sister's old clothes, even though Natasha is only three and a half years older than her - because Natasha is so tall. 'Have you seen her height?' Aneesha asked. 'She's like that character from "Jack And The Beanstalk"... not the giant, the beanstalk!'

   

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