The state of Texas executed Robert Ladd on Thursday via lethal injection, after the Supreme Court rejected arguments from the American Civil liberties Union (ACLU) that he was mentally impaired and ineligible for the death penalty.
A woman known as North Carolina's 'Bear Lady' may have been killed by a bear. The remains of Kay Grayson, 67, were found in a well-known bear path just 100 yards from her isolated home in Tyrrell County on Monday.
Even in frigid weather conditions, this homeless man wouldn't leave his beloved best friend. On a night when the temperature had dipped below zero, and encouraged Holland to go to an overnight shelter. The 53-year-old, who is fiercely attached to his dog
A Canadian climber has become the first person to scale a frozen Niagara Falls. Will Gadd used ice axes and a specially-designed ice hook to climb a 140ft-high (40-metre) gorge of the tourist attraction.
You can donate blood, plasma, eggs, and sperm. Why not poop? Yes, your feces are perhaps your greatest untapped monetary resource. Thanks to a nonprofit organization called OpenBiome, you can cash in to the tune of $13,000 a year --
The GuardianâEUR(TM)s picture editors bring you a selection of the best photographs from around the world, including speedskating in Austria, the Winston Churchill anniversary, snowfall in Japan, and the conflict in Kashmir