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Authorities: California man admits killing family

Investigators remove a body from a home in Goleta, Calif., Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014, where four people and a dog were found stabbed to death the night before.  Authorities said the sole suspect, a 46-year-old man, was arrested without incident Tuesday. The names of the victims and suspect were being withheld pending notification of family. Goleta is a city of 30,000 people about 10 miles northwest of Santa Barbara.(AP Photo/The News-Press, Steve Malone)

A man stabbed to death his elderly father, then killed his two young sons, his mother and finally the family dog. He then calmly called police to the home on California’s Central Coast and told detectives the killings were his destiny, authorities said Tuesday.

Posted: August 13th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

3 decades later, remains of Jonestown bodies found

This Jan. 1976 photo shows the Rev. Jim Jones, pastor of peoples Temple in San Francisco. The cremated remains of nine victims of a 1978 mass cult suicide-murder in Jonestown, Guyana, have turned up in a former funeral home in Delaware, officials said Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014. The state Division of Forensic Science has taken possession of the remains and is working to make identifications and notify relatives, the agency and Dover police said in a statement. On Nov. 18, 1978, Jones orchestrated a ritual of mass murder and suicide in Jonestown, Guyana. Bodies of 911 massacre victims were brought to Dover Air Force Base, home to the U.S. military's largest mortuary. Many of the bodies were decomposed and could not be identified. (AP Photo/File)

More than 35 years after the infamous suicide-murder of some 900 people — many forced to drink a cyanide-laced grape drink — in Jonestown, Guyana, the cremated remains of nine victims were found in a dilapidated former funeral home in the U.S., officials said Thursday.

Posted: August 8th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

California lightning hits 14; 2 critically injured


Lightning struck 14 people, injuring two critically, during rare summer thunderstorms that swept through Southern California, authorities said Sunday.

Posted: July 28th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Study finds link between pesticides and autism


A California study out Monday found that pregnant women who lived near farms where pesticides are applied had a two-thirds higher risk of having children with autism.

Posted: June 23rd, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Jet crashes into California neighborhood

Officials stand outside a home in which the roof is burnt off after a Marine Harrier jet crashed into the neighborhood  Wednesday, June 4, 2014, in Imperial, Calif.  AP

military jet slammed into a Southern California neighborhood dense with homes and exploded in flames, but the pilot and everyone on the ground emerged unscathed, officials said.

Posted: June 5th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »