The United States Coast Guard released dramatic footage on Thursday of a British Royal Navy helicopter rescue of three stranded people - a mother and her two young children - in hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico. The footage shows a capsized boat that had washed ashore onto Vieques, a Puerto Rican island. The Coast Guard received an alert indicating that a distress call had went out from the vessel, which had capsized in 20-foot seas and 100-knot winds. The distress call was received at around 11:30am on Wednesday, but conditions did not permit the rescue teams to deploy until the next day.
Two teens 'acting on the orders' of a younger girl 'raped a girl for hours' after kidnapping her, stuffing a rag in her mouth and driving her to a nearby apartment
Authorities in Maryland have charged two teens with kidnapping and raping a classmate and police say a third suspect is at large. Police said in court documents that a female acquaintance of the victim may have persuaded the suspects to act. Police said the girl told them she was grabbed while walking home on Sept. 2, taken to an apartment and sexually assaulted. According to police, she said two were classmates who allegedly told her they were acting on orders from the younger female acquaintance. Frederick authorities charged 19-year-old Victor Antonio Gonzalez-Guttierres (left) and 17-year-old Edgar Natanal Chicas-Hernandez (right) .
Aaron Hernandez's family to sue NFL and Patriots after tests reveal disgraced star DID have brain damage: Scans after prison suicide show he had one of the most severe forms of CTE ever found
Aaron Hernandez (right) had chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a football-linked brain disease which triggers aggression, suicidal thoughts and dementia, according to test results released by his lawyer on Thursday.¬† The former New England Patriots star was serving a life sentence for murder when he killed himself in April at the age of 27. Now, tests on his brain (left) have shown he had one of the most severe forms of CTE ever detected in former players, according to an analysis by Boston University's high profile investigation into football-linked brain injuries. Announcing the results at a news conference on Thursday, his lawyer Jose Baez said the family is set to file a lawsuit against the NFL and the Patriots on behalf of Hernandez's four-year-old daughter Avielle with fiancee Shayanna Jenkins (inset).
Outrage as former CIA officer Valerie Plame Wilson re-tweets anti-Semitic article alleging that 'America's Jews are driving America's wars'
A former undercover CIA agent who was outed in a major scandal during the George W. Bush administration re-tweeted an anti-Semitic article on Thursday alleging a Jewish conspiracy was pushing the United States into war with Iran. Valerie Plame Wilson (above) posted a tweet (inset) Thursday to a link to an article titled 'America's Jews Are Driving America's Wars.' Wilson's tweet did not include any explanation as to whether she endorsed the views expressed in the article, though the reaction from social media was unequivocal.
KFC employees expose stomach-churning practices in their restaurant's kitchen - including selling days old chicken covered in mold
A disgusting video shows the moment employees at a KFC location in America show what's allegedly happening behind the scenes at the popular fast food eatery. The video, which appears to be filmed sometime ago but has gone viral in recent weeks with over five million YouTube views, allegedly shows how this particular location re-uses dirty mac-and-cheese cups, freezes green beans in old water and sell days old chicken 'covered in mildew and mold.'
EXCLUSIVE: Pioneer paparazzo Ron Galella dishes on how Marlon Brando broke his jaw, hiding in a warehouse to snap Liz Taylor and Richard Burton fighting and catching Donald Trump whispering sweet nothings in young Melania's ear
Ron Galella, 86, (inset) has been dubbed as a pioneer paparazzo. The Bronx-native opened up his archives containing iconic photos of Jackie O, Elizabeth Taylor and even Donald Trump during his rise to fame in New York City. Galella's most prized work is the snapshot of former first lady Jackie Kennedy Onassis (top left) while she was walking in New York City with no makeup. He also loves a set of images he captured while locked in a warehouse for days of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton in 1969 (bottom left). The infamous paparazzo was once sucker punched by actor Marlon Brando and in response, wore a football helmet the next time he saw him (bottom right). Galella had a hunch Trump would become 'hot' because he 'loved publicity' and even managed to sneak some shots of Ivanka while she was younger (top right). Now Galella has released a new book, 'Donald Trump: The Master Builder,' with a collection of images of the current president.
EXCLUSIVE: Ex-girlfriend, 34, of 'billionaire' founder of Irish boyband Boyzone is arrested for 'murdering her nanny and burning the body in the back garden of her $1.2m London home' - after paying her just $60 a MONTH for the past year
The ex-girlfriend of a former Boyzone member was under arrest last night on suspicion of killing her French nanny and burning her body in the garden of her $1.2m (¬£900,000) flat. Sabrina Quider (pictured left), 34, whose former partner, Mark Walton (inset top), was a founding member of the Irish boyband, was held after concerned parents walking their children home from school reported a large blaze and 'foul-smelling smoke'. Police raced to mother-of-two Quider's Victorian end-of-terrace home in Southfields, an affluent South London suburb, after a curious boy of eight scaled the back garden gate and saw a huge bonfire with a man throwing what he thought were 'sticks' on the flames. When officers arrived at 6.30pm on Wednesday, the body was so badly burned they could not establish her age or even gender. But the victim was named locally as Sophie Lionnet (pictured right), 21, a nanny from Troyes, a town in north-eastern France. The Frenchwoman, who came to London to learn English, is thought to have been living with Quider at her flat for 14 months caring for her three-year-old daughter and son aged six. Quider is separated from Walton, who is the father of one of her children and an internationally successful music mogul now living in Los Angeles. Pictured inset bottom is Lionnet's body being taken away by police.
Is the Zuck hiring? Advert offering to pay $130,000 for a Mandarin-fluent nanny goes viral as users speculate the Facebook-founding dad-of-two is looking for childcare
Rumors abound that Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is looking to hire a jet-setting nanny to care for his two daughters.¬†Last week a posting (pictured inset) was made on a nanny-hiring site offering to pay $110,000-130,000 per year for a Mandarin-speaking nanny to work for a 'young, entrepreneurial family' with 'multiple residences.' That phrasing - along with the location of California - led to many on the net believing that, The Shanghaiist reported. Pictured main are Zuckerberg and wife Priscilla Chan with daughters August (left) and Max (right).
When Leo met Trump: DiCaprio slams 'willful ignorance and inaction' on global warming after the President ignored his 'comprehensive plan to tackle climate change'
Leonardo DiCaprio revealed discussions during a meeting with Donald Trump about climate change. The actor and activist expressed his disappointment after the president didn't appear to follow through on their discussions of potential courses of action during Yale's Climate Conference at the school's New Haven campus.'We presented him with a comprehensive plan to tackle climate change, while also simultaneously harnessing the economic potential of green jobs,' DiCaprio recalled Wednesday.
Good genes or nepotism? From Liam Gallagher's boy to Cindy Crawford's daughter double, how catwalks are suddenly full of celebrity offspring
Liam Gallagher's 18-year-old son, Lennon, is one of a number of young Brits with famous parents who has turned to modelling and has appeared on the catwalk (pictured at Milan Fashion Week, second left). Singer Lionel Richie's had a daughter, Sofia, with his ex-wife Diane Alexander who has a successful modelling career (far left). Kaia Gerber, 16, (centre) looks on course to eclipse the modelling career her mother, Cindy Crawford, enjoyed. Anais Gallagher (second right) is the daughter of Noel Gallagher and his first wife Meg Matthews. She modelled for Dolce & Gabbana in Milan earlier this year. Named 'the most beautiful member of the Royal Family', Lady Amelia (far right) is now in the final year of her French and Italian degree at Edinburgh University. She has modelled for Tommy Hilfiger and Dolce & Gabbana.
L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt dies aged 94: Only daughter of world's richest woman set to inherit $39bn fortune six years after winning court battle to have her mother declared senile
L'Oreal heiress Liliane Bettencourt (inset), the world's richest woman, has died at the age of 94 six years after she lost a court battle with her only daughter who wanted to have her declared senile. Her daughter Francoise Bettencourt Meyers said in a statement that her mother 'left peacefully' at her home in Paris. The two (pictured together, main) had exchanged blows in court in 2011 over the L'Oreal heir's mental health. Bettencourt, the cosmetics giant's principal shareholder, was the 14th richest person in the world, according to Forbes magazine, which estimated her net worth in March at $39.5bn (¬£29.1bn).
Sports Illustrated model Erin Heatherton is sued for $10m by ex-business partner for 'dumping' their clothing line venture to date an NFL player¬†
Clare Byrne, a fashion stylist, is suing Sports Illustrated swimsuit model Erin Heatherton (right) for $10million, after claiming the runway pro backed out of their business venture to pursue a relationship with NFL player Jordan Cameron (left). Byrne alleges that after four months into the project, Heatherton told her in October 2015 she was abandoning RetroActive without 'warning or justification', the suit says. The stylist claims in the suit,¬†'Ms. Heatherton wanted to focus on a new romantic relationship and no longer wished to pursue RetroActive.' The stylist is seeking $10million for her breach of contract claim.
Woman abandoned as a baby on freezing cold morning almost 50 years ago reunites with the man who found her in a box on his walk to school
A woman who was abandoned as a baby girl in a blue hat box almost 50-years-ago in Connecticut tracked down and reunited with the man who found her when he was walking to school at 16-years-old. Susan Akie-Mote or 'Baby Susan' as she was called after Bob Halstead (left and right with Susan) found her when he was 16, was overwhelmed to finally meet the man who saved her life when she was a defenseless baby. 'A thousand things are going through my head,' she told reporters as she waited for him to arrive to the very spot where he found her.¬†
Puerto Rico braces for MORE flooding as Maria heads toward East Coast: Hurricane is set to unleash up to 38 inches of rain on decimated island - after dumping 35 inches in one night
Puerto Rico woke up to no power, no cellphone coverage and flooded streets on Thursday - and the knowledge that its misery wasn't over yet. Maria hit the Caribbean country overnight at Category 4 level - the strongest hurricane to strike in 90 years - knocking down buildings and tearing up towns with 155mph winds. Now it has moved on, and downgraded to Category 3, but the rains that surround the eye of the storm continue. They are expected to bring 24-38 inches of rainfall to the beleaguered island, along with flash floods and mudslides, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said. And now Maria is heading towards the mainland.
Married mother of one California high school teacher arrested and charged after 'having sex with an underage student for several months'¬†
A California high school teacher was arrested and charged for allegedly having sex with an underage student for several months. Samantha Lee Ciotta was booked on suspicion of unlawful sexual intercourse and oral copulation with a minor on Wednesday in Beaumont. Investigators with the Beaumont Police Department say the 32-year-old Beaumont High School teacher had sexual intercourse with a student for several months, according to a news release.
Instagram promoted its service on Facebook by using a screenshot of a post that included an offensive message to a female user threatening her with rape and murder, it was learned on Thursday. The photo-sharing app, which is owned by Facebook, inadvertently promoted its product through an ad which showed the email whose subject line read: 'Olivia, you f***ing b***h!' The email message continued: 'I will rape you before I kill you, you filthy whore!' The ad was a screenshot of an email received by journalist Olivia Solon, who posted the Instagram ad on her Twitter account.
The Trumpettes: He's been accused of being sexist but the big winners in his White House are a formidable - and glamorous - band of women
Donald Trump isn't given credit for much - but one area in which he's certainly performed far better than expected has been his hiring of women. Left: Hope Hicks, Director of communications. Inset left: Julia Hahn, Special assistant to the President. Main image: Kellyanna Conway, Counsellor to the President. Inset centre: Omarosa Manigault, Assistant to President Trump. Inset right: Sarah Huckabee, Press Secretary. Right: Dina Powell, Deputy National Security Advisor.
They BOTH wear the trousers! Ivanka Trump poses with Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, as they each model chic pantsuits while meeting in New York City¬†
The First Daughter, 35, and the monarch, 47, met up yesterday as both of them were in town for different events. Maxima attended the Goalkeepers conference organized by the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation, which featured Barack Obama as its keynote speaker, among other personalities including Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Queen Rania al Abdullah of Jordan,Malala Yousafzai, and will.i.am. Ivanka, meanwhile, is in town for the United Nations General Assembly. She listened to her father's bombastic speech on Tuesday, and later spoke during a session on action to end forced labor, modern slavery and human trafficking. Both of them flashed bright smiles as they were reunited on Wednesday in Ivanka's hometown.
Tribes from around the world burst into hysterics when they are shown traditional old English MORRIS DANCING for the first time¬†
The clip shows¬†Nomadic Kazakh's from western Mongolia, islanders from the Solomon Islands and animal herders from Ethiopia shown a film of the English folk tradition. And their reactions range from bemusement to hilarity. 'Look bro, look,' one of the islanders says to his friend as they both giggle. 'Really good, look.'
'This plant is a healing plant:' Olivia Newton-John espouses the benefits of medical marijuana on Today show as she battles breast cancer for the second time
She's the Australian entertainment icon who is currently battling breast cancer for a second time. And Olivia Newton-John has again espoused the benefits of medical marijuana,saying that it was a 'healing plant.' Olivia, 68, made the admission during an appearance on the US Today show, where she challenged misconceptions about the maligned plant.
Inside the Crime of the 20th Century: The 'mad millionaire' who shot dead New York architect as revenge for sexually assaulting his teenage model wife - before continuing his life of luxury behind bars
A tragic and bizarre 'love triangle' between a model, an architect, and a multi-millionaire ended in a murder atop Madison Square Garden in 1906 New York City - leading to what would become known as the 'trial of the century'. Stanford White (top left) was shot three times in the head by Henry Thaw (second from left) when it was revealed that he had sexually assaulted Thaw's wife Evelyn Nesbit (main right image) when she was 16-years-old. Evelyn was one of the world's first supermodels, and was the 'it-girl' of the early 1900s. She and White went on to have a years-long affair after the assault. After two trials, Thaw was found to be criminally insane and sentenced to an asylum for the murder - but he received special treatment due to his millionaire status (bottom left) and was allowed catered meals from Delmonico's, a brass bed, and his own tailored clothes while incarcerated.
Should any kid have to go through this? Tearful singer Angelica Hale, 10, is forced to stand on stage for final 30 minutes of 'America's Got Talent' live finale only to lose title to 12-year-old ventriloquist
The producers of 'America's Got Talent' displayed a shocking lack of tact during the show's live finale on Wednesday, which saw the program's two youngest contestants forced to deal with a live elimination that lasted 30 minutes while standing alone on stage. One of those contestants, 12-year-old ventriloquist Darci Lynne, ultimately went home the winner, while the other, 10-year-old singer Angelica Hale, endured all that tension only to be declared the runner-up. The stressful nature of the set-up got to be too much for Angelica at one point, as she broke down in tears even before learning that she had not won the top prize. She could be seen trying to dry her face with both hands as tears streamed down her cheeks towards the end of the program.
Train ploughs into a flooded station at 60mph sending a wall of water over terrified passengers waiting on the platform
The dramatic incident took place in Mumbai, India, on Wednesday and has angered activists, who say it endangered passengers. It is believed the train was travelling at about 62mph when it hit the floodwater, sending a huge wave through the station. Around 12 inches of rain fell in Mumbai between Tuesday and Wednesday flooding subways and streets.
Running out of ideas, Nigella? TV chef releases VERY simple cookbook which includes recipes for roasted carrots, mashed potato and a ham and cheese toastie¬†
With 11 cookery books and eight television shows under her belt, you'd be forgiven for thinking Nigella Lawson (pictured) may be running out of ideas. And it seems the TV cook is, indeed, struggling for new material as her latest book (inset) includes some remarkably simple dishes - including a ham and cheese toastie, roasted carrots and four pages dedicated to mashed potato. One recipe even advises how to make cheesy garlic bread using a store-bought loaf. Another, for feta on toast, requires nothing more than making a feta paste and spreading it on toasted bread.
'Combat Barbie' who has served in the Marines for seven years becomes an Instagram star after posting VERY racy pictures online
Sgt Rianna Conner has served as a marine for almost seven years and regularly posts images of herself in and out of uniform. The Californian-born farm girl, who is also a Trump supporter, is now based in South Carolina. The military woman can also be found posting inspirational messages of support for those serving in the forces. Describing herself as 'a woman's woman' and a 'faithful friend' she tells her fans: 'I won't run off with your man. I won't hate you because you're beautiful. I won't put you down. I'll tell you if there is lipstick on your teeth. I'll celebrate your success as my own. I'll keep your secrets. I'll fiercely defend you. I'll laugh with you and cry with you.'
He is all of us: Toddler is clearly not a morning person as he yells 'quiet!' to his mom who tries to wake him up in hilariously relatable video
Mom in Bridge City, Texas, records her son yelling 'quiet!' when she tries to wake him up in the morning. She approaches the crib saying 'good morning' in a soft voice. He turns his head clearly unhappy and ignores her. It's unclear exactly how old the little boy is, but he ha a long life ahead of him filled with the perils of early mornings.
White flight attendant turned glamour model with 32S breasts says she now identifies as black after injecting her skin with melanin (much to the disgust of a TV audience)¬†
Former air hostess Martina Big, left, before, who claims she is 28 and a size 6, has boosted her breasts to a size 32S, and used tanning injections and her own powerful 50-tube sunbed to achieve her 'dark, crispy brown' complexion, right. The German tanning addict, who claims her breasts are 'Europe's biggest', appeared on The Maury Show where she told the host: 'I am black. That is my race. I can't wait to go to Africa because I hear the food is tasty. It's better to be black, the feeling inside is just better.'
EXCLUSIVE: America's new $1billion embassy in London is the world's most expensive - and it's being protected from deadly terrorists... by a tiny moat!
The $1 billion dollar US Embassy in London is still being built even though it was due to be open in Spring 2017. Among numerous design features for security is a tiny moat to protect against bombs. Pictures show that a metal barrier will also surround the bomb-proof building. The embassy, being built in the Nine Elms area of London, is already the world's costliest embassy - costs have spiraled upwards of $1 billion - and it's well past its due date.The building will also feature the world's first ever sky pool, inset bottom left, which is suspended 10 story's up in the air and acts as a bridge between two apartment blocks.
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Is this why they face extinction? Hilarious mating dance of endangered bird species is caught on film for the first time EVER
The hilarious mating dance of an endangered species of bird has been caught on film for the first time ever.¬† The Hooded Grebe, of which there are now only 400 breeding pairs in the wild, was caught performing the wacky routine in a remote lake in Patagonia.¬† Two birds can be seen slamming their heads into the water in what looks like a kamikaze manoeuvre before dancing with each other, bobbing their heads violently as they make their way across the water.¬†
Savage moment Bengal tigers kill a rare white tiger which wandered into their cage 'after staff left the door open'¬†
This is the moment a rare white tiger was killed by a pack of Bengal tigers after a zoo keeper allegedly left the enclosure door open. Two white tigers - Amar and Shreyas - managed to find their way into an adjacent enclosure which was home to the Bengal tigers at Bannerghatta Biological Park. The two groups brawled and while Amar escaped with injuries to his jaw and paw, nine-year-old Shreyas was set upon by the Bengals.
A Brussels Griffon named Owen living in Austin, Texas, has an unusual bark. An adorable video shows the dog barking as his mom makes chicken noises at him. The little pup gets frustrated and eventually gets up and walks to the camera.
'He just gave you a high five!' The moment a wild deer whacks a man's hand with its hoof while being fed¬†
A video shows a young deer in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania, in a man's yard. The man feeds the deer a piece of bread which it happily eats before coming back for more food. When the deer sniffs and realizes the hand is empty, it whacks it with its hoof. Startled, the man jumps up and away from the deer as his friend filming the video says: 'Yo he just gave you a high five!'.