Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Charles Krauthammer has died, The Washington Post confirmed Thursday. He was 68. The announcement came nearly two weeks after the columnist and Fox News personality revealed in a Washington Post column that he only had weeks left to live. For most of the last year, he wrote, he'd been recovering from surgery to remove a cancerous tumor in his abdomen. Though the procedure was initially thought to be successful, the cancer returned and began spreading rapidly. "This is the final verdict," he wrote. "My fight is over."
VERSAILLES, Ind. - An Indiana State Police officer is getting attention from the internet after pulling over a driver for going too slow in the left lane and backing up traffic. Sgt. Stephen Wheeles posted about the traffic stop Saturday on Twitter. "I stopped this vehicle today for a left lane violation on I-65. The driver had approximately 20 cars slowed behind her because she would not move back to the right lane," Wheeles tweeted. "Again ... if there are vehicles behind you, you must move to the right lane to allow them to pass." By Monday, the post had been retweeted more than 20,000 times and had 60,000 likes. Wheeles even engaged some commenters, offering an extended driver's education lesson when asked if the rule applied to drivers going the speed limit in the left lane. read more
A child's accident that broke a piece of art may cost a family in Kansas City $132,000. Sarah Goodman and her husband and child were at a wedding reception at Overland Park's Tomahawk Ridge Community Center. Sarah told the Kansas City Star her family was getting ready to leave and was saying goodbye to the bride's father and they heard a noise on May 19. When they went to investigate, a glass sculpture was on the ground. Goodman told The Star, "He probably hugged it. Maybe my son hugged a torso because he's a loving, sweet nice boy who just graduated from preschool."
The Jerry Springer Show, which ushered in an era of "trash TV" talk shows, is ending production after 27 years, according to reports. Jerry Springer, a former Cincinnati mayor, started the show in 1991 as a thoughtful topic and issues show. The next year, production moved to Chicago and by 1994, the furniture throwing and fistfighting format was introduced, according to WLWT. A station group did not renew the show in April.
Twenty people were injured in a shooting at a 24-hour art festival in Trenton, New Jersey, the Mercer County Prosecutor's Office said. One suspect was killed, and another one was taken into custody, officials said.