{FD} Hikers may have died in ‘sympathetic murder-suicide,’ relatives say

The family of one of the hikers whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park earlier this week say investigators have told them that they believe the couple died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide" after becoming lost in the sprawling desert with little food or water.

{FD} NFL kneeling protests based on false claims and misleading media reports

The NFL players kneeling during the playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” in football stadiums across the country are engaging in protests based on false claims and misleading media reports that give the impression that police are killing African-Americans at a rate greater than they are killing whites.

{FD} Las Vegas police officer killed in massacre left funeral notes: ‘Remember me for who I was’

A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.

{FD} Michigan top cop loses pay for post calling NFL players who kneel ‘anti-American degenerates’

The director of the Michigan State Police will lose five days of pay for sharing a Facebook post that called NFL players who kneel during the national anthem "anti-American degenerates," Gov. Rick Snyder said Thursday.

{FD} Substitute teacher banned from school after reportedly taping students’ mouths

A substitute teacher in Texas was banned from an elementary school after she reportedly put duct tape over at least 10 students’ mouths.

{FD} Federal worker busted on online child *********** charges

A federal employee living in Illinois was arrested Monday after he allegedly tried to entice young girls on the internet to send him illicit pictures and threatened them with rape and violence.