Criminal charges are on the table in a fatal accidental shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of a western film, according to local prosecutors. Legal documents have revealed that Baldwin was drawing a gun across his body and pointing it at a camera during a rehearsal on the Santa Fe set of the film Rust when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza. Affidavits containing statements from Souza and camera operator Reid Russell state that Baldwin was handed a prop gun and was told it was unloaded. It came after a crew member revealed a photo from the set was taken on the same day of the incident and shows Hutchins holding a camera while Baldwin stands in costume surrounded by crew members in the church setting. Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has now revealed that criminal charges have not been ruled out, telling The New York Times that the firearm used in the incident was a 'legit' and 'antique-era appropriate gun' - not a prop.
Enraged Loudoun County Public Schools (inset) parents called on Superintendent Scott Ziegler (right) and the district's board members to resign. An email surfaced last week where Ziegler reported an alleged sexual assault in the girls' bathroom but on June 22 publicly said he had no record of assaults. Parents stood outside the meeting in Virginia holding placards that read: 'Protect girls not gender' and' 'women and girls are not collateral damage' (left). Scott Smith, the assault victim's father, was pictured with a bloody mouth, being dragged out of the June school board meeting. Smith and his wife were shamed for protesting against the school's pro-transgender policy 8040 after the incident. On Monday a Loudoun County judge found the boy 'in a skirt' guilty of sexually assaulting Smith's 15-year-old daughter in the girls' bathroom.
Mom, 35, and her boyfriend, 31, are arrested two days after her three children were found abandoned and living in squalor in Houston apartment next to the rotting remains of their eight-year-old brother
A Houston woman and her boyfriend were arrested and charged by authorities on Tuesday for abandoning and neglecting her three young children in a home for months at a time while the kids' eight-year-old brother's corpse decomposed in the house for more than a year. Gloria Y. Williams, 35, has been charged with injury to a child by omission, failure to provide medical care and failure to provide adequate supervision, according to Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez. Brian W. Coulter, 31, is charged with murder in connection with the child's death, ABC 13 TV reported. The death of the eight-year-old boy whose skeletal remains were found over the weekend inside a Houston apartment also housing his three starving brothers has been ruled a homicide. The Harris County Medical Examiner's Office on Tuesday ruled that the unnamed child suffered multiple blunt force injuries, resulting in his death by homicide.
Criminal charges ARE on the table in Alec Baldwin shooting case, say prosecutors - as it emerges crew were using actor's gun to shoot cans with live ammo just HOURS before tragic death on set
Criminal charges are on the table in a fatal accidental shooting by actor Alec Baldwin on the set of a western film, according to local prosecutors. Legal documents have revealed that Baldwin was drawing a gun across his body and pointing it at a camera during a rehearsal on the Santa Fe set of the film Rust when it fired, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins (inset) and injuring director Joel Souza. Affidavits containing statements from Souza and camera operator Reid Russell state that Baldwin was handed a prop gun and was told it was unloaded. Santa Fe County District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has now revealed that criminal charges have not been ruled out, saying that the firearm used in the incident was a 'legit' and 'antique-era appropriate gun' - not a prop.
'You just blew my f**king eardrums out!' Rust armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed 'discharged weapons without warning and infuriated star Nicolas Cage' on her previous film
Rookie armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed who loaded the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins while being handled by Alec Baldwin was the subject of numerous complaints on her last movie. Gutierrez-Reed, 24, upset crew members and star Nicolas Cage with her gun handling on the set of The Old Way, just two months before the deadly incident on Rust. Stu Brumbaugh, a crew member from the The Old Way said she 'put the cast and crew in several unnecessary and dangerous situations' before he reported she should be fired. Nicolas Cage, the star of the film, reportedly yelled at her after she fired a gun without warning for the second time: 'You just blew my f**king eardrums out,' before storming off set. Brumbaugh said that tight budgets were pushing producers to hire inexperienced workers. Other sources from the set of The Old Way have reported other instances when Gutierrez-Reed broke basic gun safety protocol.
Rust set electrician who held dying Halyna Hutchins in his arms is pictured being comforted by a friend in LA after slamming production team's 'negligence and unprofessionalism'
Rust set electrician Serge Svetnoy, who held dying cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in his arms, was seen being comforted by his friend in Los Angeles on Tuesday. Svetnoy, seen wearing a black North Face track suit, was seen embracing a short-haired blonde woman. The experienced crew member had previously criticized the Rust production for their 'negligence and unprofessionalism' after Hutchins was accidentally shot by Alec Baldwin on set.
New York and Connecticut are hit with record-breaking rainfall as more than three inches of water falls in a day and New Jersey raises alarm over possible flooding
Bridgeport, Connecticut, recorded 1.87 inches of rain on Tuesday, breaking a previous record set in 1958, while JFK airport and Ronkonkoma, Long Island, also broke records. Heavy rain drenched commuters on Tuesday morning, paused mid afternoon, and then drenched them again in the evening. Flood warnings were in place in parts of New Jersey and upstate New York, and the governors of both states kept in place emergency declarations issued on Monday, which will run until Wednesday, when the storm is expected to move on.
Felony charges dropped against homeless Pennsylvania man who faced up to SEVEN YEARS in prison for underpaying for a Mountain Dew - by 43 cents
Joseph Sobolewski saw a sign advertising two 20-ounce Mountain Dew bottles for $3. He paid $2 for one. The single bottle cost $2.29, so including tax, he owed the store 43 cents. Sobolewski was held in the Dauphin County prison for seven days before his public defender successfully argued for his release. He faced up to seven years. 'My wife and I are currently homeless. My wife is a diabetic. I take any and all odd jobs that come my way,' he wrote in a GoFundMe he started.
Democrat Sen Joe Manchin says he is asked 'every day' about crossing the aisle to join GOP as he concedes life would be 'much easier' in GOP amid negotiations for infrastructure and spending bills
West Virginia Democratic Sen Joe Manchin (right) said 'it would be much easier' to switch parties at a breakfast event for The Economic Club on Tuesday. He asked interviewer David Rubenstein (inset): 'Do you think by having a "D" or an "I" or an "R" is going to change who I am?' At this morning's event he noted there was a 'high probability of Democrats' social spending bill and bipartisan infrastructure bill passing in the near future. It was still unclear when exactly he thinks the bills are going to pass. On Sunday Manchin met with Biden and sounded optimistic that Democrats would come to an agreement on a final bill soon. The spending bill has been whittled down from $3.5trillion to Manchin's ideal figure of $1.5trillion just this week.
Missing student Jelani Day whose body was discovered in Illinois River 'died from drowning' and 'had no pre-death injuries' autopsy finds - but his family still insist the 25-year-old was murdered
An autopsy revealed Jelani Day, an Illinois State University graduate student who was found in the Illinois River, died of drowning but his family doesn't believe it. LaSalle County Coroner Richard Ploch noted: 'the manner in which Mr. Day went into the Illinois River is currently unknown' saying that Day had no evidence of pre-death injuries. 'I don't care what their press releases say, MY BABY WAS KILLED...HE DID NOT DROWN HIMSELF,' Day's mother Carmen Bolden Day posted on Facebook following the release of the autopsy. The family has stated that a second and third autopsy have been ordered. Day's family lead a march through La Salle-Peru on Tuesday demanding a more in-depth investigation into the Master's student's death. Day's sibling, Seve, viewed his body and does not believe the body recovered from the river belongs to Day. Seve and his other siblings released a statement claiming that Day's body was missing organs. The family, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and other activists have called on the Illinois Attorney General's Office and the FBI to take over the investigation.
Master scammer who fleeced stores of nearly $32 MILLION using fake coupons is jailed for 12 years: Virginia woman blew millions on fast cars, a sunroom, swimming pool and VERY fancy trips
Lori Ann Villanueva Talens, 41, shipped tens of thousands of coupons she designed and printed at home to a network she amassed on social media sites like Facebook and Telegram using the name 'MasterChef,' the FBI reported last Thursday, defrauding at least $31.8 MILLION from retailers. Last month, she was sentenced to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay back ill-gotten funds. With a background in marketing and strong computer design skills, the FBI said, she was 'able to create a coupon for almost any grocery or drugstore product, and able to make it for whatever value off she wanted.'
PICTURED: Heroic Army veteran, 26, working as a security guard when she died trying to stop Idaho mall gunman: Shooter dies in hospital while his second victim is revealed as 49-year-old Boise man
Police identified two victims of Monday's shooting at Boise Town Square as Jo Acker (right and left), 26, and Roberto Padilla Arguelles, 49. The suspect was also named as 27-year-old Jacob Bergquist. Cops said that he died late Tuesday morning from injuries he sustained during a police shootout. Acker was a transgender woman working as a security guard at the mall when she tried to stop Bergquist and was fatally shot. Arguelles lived in Rupert, Idaho, and died from his injuries at the hospital. Five others were injured in the shooting, which happened at Boise's largest mall. The police or coroner's office have not yet to release the names of the other victims and the coroner said Bergquist's cause of death was still pending.
Moment two rival teenage 'gang members' open fire at each other outside Brooklyn high school in broad daylight shootout
Two teenagers exchanged gunfire outside a Brooklyn public high school on Monday - the second time this month that a gang-related shootout took place near a New York City school. This is the latest in a string of high-profile incidents of violent crime that have become more common throughout the five boroughs in the last 18 months, during which New York City has seen a rise in the number of shootings, felony assaults, and hate crimes. Surveillance video obtained exclusively by DailyMail.com shows a teen in a dark-colored jacket and light sweat pants while wearing a hood over his head take out a weapon and fire it at another boy located across the street near Midwood High School in southern Brooklyn. Footage taken from another surveillance camera nearby shows one of the teens apparently running away from a gunman. The time stamp on the surveillance video footage indicated that the incident took place at around 10:30am on Monday. New York Police Commissioner Dermot Shea tweeted that one of the teens was arrested.
'Tell him to come out with his hands up - we know he's in there!' Traumatized young mom is filmed sobbing after armed US Marshals ordered her out of her apartment because they wrongly believed fugitive was inside
Kada Staples claims armed US Marshals entered her Florida apartment without a warrant after believing homicide suspect Shamar Johnson was inside. The incident was captured on her Ring doorbell camera. 'Tell him to come out with his hands up. We know he's in there. The place is surrounded,' an officer is heard yelling. 'Are we going to shoot someone or...?' said another. Staples, holding her 3-month-old daughter, opened the door and exited the unit. She claims a few officers then entered her home. The US Marshals service has denied these allegations saying they had an encounter with Staples but did not enter her unit. Officers did manage to locate and arrest Johnson inside a nearby apartment. Meanwhile, Staples claims the incident was traumatizing.
Daughter of man who was jailed for 22 YEARS for murdering his stepfather reveals how they maintained a bond during his incarceration - as the pair goes viral for performing sweet TikTok dance to celebrate his parole
Justine Tuckett, 28, from Utah, was five years old when her father Bill Lorance was sentenced to jail for murdering his stepfather in 1999. He was released from California Medical Facility, a state prison, on October 5. One of the first things he wanted to do while out on parole was perform a TikTok dance with his daughter, who is a dance fitness instructor. Their video has been viewed more than 51 million times on TikTok and Instagram. Tuckett explained in the caption that 'some people deserve to re-enter society,' saying her father 'is unrecognizable from the person he use to be before prison.' After their video went viral, Tuckett and Lorance shared their story during an Instagram Live about how they maintained their relationship while he was in jail.
'Serious enough for you now, Barack?' Furious parents tell Obama to apologize to vindicated couple and their daughter, who judge finds WAS raped by a boy in a skirt in school bathroom, after he called it 'fake outrage'
On Monday, juvenile court judge Pamela Brooks ruled that the boy - who has not been named - did force himself on the 15-year-old girl on May 28 in the bathroom at Stone Ridge High School in Leesburg, Virginia. The case drew national attention because the boy was wearing a skirt at the time and the girls' parents - Scott and Jessica Smith - said it was what they feared might happen more if Loudoun County Schools starts allowing boys into girls' bathrooms frequently as part of a progressive transgender policy. Republican Gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin has harnessed part of his education platform in the case, saying: 'What tragedy next awaits our children?'
Striking video shows pulsating orb drop down from the sky and cruise alongside two FedEx pilots flying over Mexico that experts believe is a UFO with a plasma forcefield to deflect radar
On March 19, 2020 two FedEx pilots flying a cargo airplane near Monterrey, Mexico, saw a bright light drop down from the sky. The UFO stopped at their altitude, shot them with a beam of light, then moved in tandem with the plane for over 30 minutes before flying away. Mysteriously, the UFO did not show up on the plane's radar. Aviation experts tried to explain the light as the planet Venus, and the pulsating as a deceptive effect from the camera autofocus adjusting its lens in the dark. However, the pilots told NARCAP they saw the pulsing, plasma-like appearance with their own eyes as well as capturing it on camera.
Emaciated and 'drug-addled' Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh, 46, was 'swindled out of millions of dollars by his right-hand person' before locking himself in shed surrounded by whippits and starting fatal fire, lawsuit claims
Late millionaire Tony Hsieh (pictured) was swindled out of millions of dollars by his assistant while he grew emaciated and delusional from his drug addiction, his family has claimed in legal filings. The eccentric entrepreneur's vast wealth was looted through bizarre and 'manipulative' contracts written on sticky notes, cooked up by 'so-called friends' who let him spiral into drug abuse and severe mental illness, according to a counterclaim by his father and brother against his personal assistant, Mimi Pham (pictured left with the entrepreneur in 2014). On November 18 the 46-year-old was hospitalized after barricading himself in a shed in Connecticut and starting a fire. He died nine days later. Pham, Hsieh's self-described 'right-hand person', sued his estate for $93million in February for 'anticipated profit' from a movie venture and a Utah hotel. In August, Hsieh's father Richard and brother Andy hit back with a counterclaim accusing Pham and her lawyer boyfriend of 'abuse of fiduciary relationship', preying on his vulnerable, drug-addled state to 'exploit', 'manipulate' and 'squeeze' him out of millions in his final weeks.
The suits behind the whistleblower: How Frances Haugen is backed by a high-powered team of lawyers and media strategists as she exposes Facebook's secrets
The 37-year-old former tech executive at the company is backed by a high-powered team of lawyers and media strategists. Most are connected to Whitstleblower Aid, a free-speech organisation founded in 2017 helping those who wish to call out big business and government. As she gave evidence to British MPs at the Commons Online Safety Bill committee she was flanked by two of the charity's leading human rights lawyers from each side of the Atlantic. On one side was Andrew Bakaj (left), a former CIA officer who was closely involved in the impeachment action against former President Donald Trump. On the other was London-based Matthew Jury who works for solicitors McCue Law, who are retained by Whistleblower Aid in the UK. Unusually, Mr Jury is licensed to practise both as a solicitor in England and Wales and also as an attorney in New York. He has various specialties including human rights and counter-terrorism law and has acted for the Foreign Office and the Ministry of Defence, as well as for the families of British soldiers killed during the Iraq war. Right: Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Why China IS as responsible for climate change as anyone: Shocking data shows country is the world's second-largest cumulative polluter since 1850 - despite Beijing insisting the West is to blame
For years Beijing has resisted calls to cut its carbon emissions (current emissions shown top right) by arguing the West bears 'historic responsibility' for climate change. But new figures show that conclusion is wrong. Even when taking into account emissions dating back to 1850 - the year when most Western nations had incorporated technology driven by fossil fuels into their economies - China ranks as the second-most polluting country, behind only the US (left). Analysts point out that, while China did industrialise much later than western nations, it ferocious growth in recent years - drive largely by coal power - has seen it eclipse other countries which began using industrial technology earlier. The analysis will pile pressure on Beijing to act faster in the battle to mitigate a climate catastrophe ahead of the COP26 summit next month, though Xi Jinping (bottom right) has so-far resisted calls to move faster and is unlikely to attend the summit in-person.
Model breaks her silence on Eiffel Tower 'editing fail' that went viral around the world - and insists her bizarre post 'wasn't Photoshopped' despite several telling clues
Influencer Jess Hunt has responded to allegations she Photoshopped herself in front of the Eiffel Tower in an Instagram post that went viral earlier this week. The British model was accused of doctoring a video and photos of herself posing in a skimpy dress on the Pont d'Iéna, the bridge that leads to the world-famous Parisian landmark. When contacted for comment by Daily Mail Australia on Tuesday, Jess stood her ground and insisted the post was genuine. 'These pictures weren't Photoshopped; I was genuinely there,' she said. 'I even have a video on the Instagram post of me in front of the Eiffel Tower.' In her video, which was uploaded on Monday, Jess appeared to strut down the middle of the busy road as the Eiffel Tower twinkled in the background. But eagle-eyed sleuths soon noticed several telling clues that suggested she'd actually superimposed her body in front of the scene.
Bought in 60 seconds: Angelina Jolie stuns London shoppers as she picks up some bargains for daughter Vivienne, 13, during unlikely appearance at packed Oxford Street branch of H&M
The high glamour of Hollywood was traded for the fast fashion of Oxford Street as Angelina Jolie made an unlikely appearance at a popular high street clothes shop on Tuesday. The multi-millionaire actress was joined by daughter Vivienne Jolie-Pitt, 13, for an impromptu visit to the central London branch of H&M, where they were surrounded by oblivious shoppers. With her instantly recognisable features concealed behind a precautionary face covering, Angelina, 46, browsed the budget rails for some affordable apparel while Vivienne remained by her side.
Princess Mako bows out of Japan's royal family as she marries New York-based commoner - and APOLOGIZES for 'trouble' their engagement caused while condemning press coverage that left her with PTSD
Japan's Princess Mako married her commoner boyfriend Kei Komuro in a simple ceremony in Tokyo today, giving up her royal title in the process in a union that has sharply divided public opinion. The couple, who have been engaged for eight years, wed without traditional pomp or ceremony before holding a press conference during which they apologised for any distress their union has caused - though defended their decision and vowed to stand by one-another (left). They then bowed for the cameras (top right) before departing to start their new life, which is likely to be based in the US where Kei is working for a law firm. Mako also hit out at what she called 'false' press reports during her engagement which she said had caused her 'sadness and stress', after it was revealed she was suffering from PTSD. Bottom right, Mako at an official ceremony in 2019.
Mother-of-EIGHT who refuses to buy her children ANY Christmas gifts hits back at critics who branded her 'cold' - insisting her kids are happier than ever with their frugal holiday (which saves her $700 a year)
Decluttering coach Angie Wipf, 35, from Canada, has eight children under the age of 11 and decided in December 2019 to stop buying Christmas gifts. She was buying upwards of 40 presents per year for all of her children - which was costing her hundreds of dollars - and says they only noticed one or two gifts. The mother-of-eight decided to stop spending so much money on so many presents and use the funds saved on family experiences like zoo trips. Angie implemented a Secret Santa style tradition among her children, allowing them to draw one sibling's name from a hat, who they then give a gift to. According to the decluttering expert, this has made her children even more excited about Christmas, while reducing the 'stress' they felt on the holiday. She opened up about her decision on social media, where followers were left divided - with some accusing her of being 'cold' towards her children.
Luke Bryan's good deed goes viral after superstar assists mother whose tire blew out on the road: 'I cannot thank him enough for stopping to help me and my babies!'
Luke Bryan has gone viral on TikTok after he assisted a mother-of-two whose tire blew out on the road over the weekend. Courtney Potts was on her way to her parent's house in Tennessee on Sunday when the blowout forced her to stop on the road and wait for help. But Potts was stunned when none other than Luke, 45, pulled over in his pickup truck to assist her.
When it's already too late! Nail-biting photos capture the moment JUST before disaster struck - including one woman who went flying off a horse
Kueez has rounded up a selection of photos from around the world that were taken just seconds before disaster struck. Pictured top left to right: A woman falling off a swing, a dog about to urinate on a person and a woman dropping her cheesecake. Pictured bottom left to right: A woman falling from her horse, a shopper whose bag broke and a woman about to be bit by a duck.
Making dad proud: Emma Raducanu pays tribute to her Romanian father with victory message in his native language after her first win since US Open at the Transylvanian Open
Before charming an almost empty stadium by speaking in Romanian she defeated experienced Slovenian Polona Hercog 4-6, 7-5, 6-1 to make the second round, in which she will face Ana Bogdan.'It means a lot to play in my Dad's country,' she said after completing a win in two hours and 28 minutes. Raducanu then tweeted after the game: 'super happy to get my first ever WTA win today. Multumesc mult si, te iubesc.' The Romanian part of the tweet, translated, reads: 'Thank you very much and I love you.'
Footage captured in Ponca City, Oklahoma, shows the two felines given the fright of their life after their owner put on a giant kitten mask. During the clip, the cats are called into the room as their owner carefully adjusts her mask and crouches behind a sofa to spook them. Just seconds later, both cats see the giant kitten mask and run away in fear as their owner laughs at their reaction.
Cops are called to creative mum's house after she hung a VERY unique Halloween decoration in her front yard - but is it too much?
An Australian mum has been forced to remove a terrifyingly realistic Halloween decoration from her front yard after it freaked out neighbors so much the local police paid her a visit. Renee Ryan, from Forbes, in the central west of New South Wales, made a fake human body out of foam, carpet, sticky tape, rope and garbage bags then hung it from a tree in her front yard in time for Sunday's spooky celebration. 'It took three hours to make and Kaleb loves it,' she told friends on Facebook earlier this week.
Bear drills: Polar bear weighing 94st snoozes through root canal surgery after keepers noticed he had a broken front tooth
Dr Peter Kertesz performed dental surgery on a bear at Yorkshire Wildlife Park. The animal doctor carried out a root canal surgery on 94st, three-year-old Sisu. The young bear urgently needed treatment after staff noticed a broken front canine. Dr Kertesz was called in to sedate the powerful animal and carry out an hour-long root canal procedure to fix the tooth. He completed the operation along with dental nurse Monika Mazurkiewicz and a vet specialised in the use of anaesthetics. Charlotte McDonald, the wildlife park's director of animals, confirmed that Sisu is now 'fully recovered'. (Pictured: The sedated three-year-old polar bear Sisu sedated for his root canal surgery)
A man ignored warning signs and entered the alligator infested waters of the Lago do Amor in Campo Grande, Brazil before he was attacked by the predatory reptile. Amazingly, the man was able to escape from the alligator and make his way back to shore. He suffered a cut to the arm from the crocodile's jaws but was otherwise uninjured.
Super organized mum shares three tricks to banish odors and make your kitchen smell amazing in MINUTES using three pantry staples
A busy mum who is known for her cleaning prowess on Instagram has revealed exactly how she keeps her kitchen smelling good.
How many drones does it take to change a lightbulb? Just the one... Bulb is flown up to the socket and even screwed into place by remote control
The drone pilot fitted the lightbulb to the top of his machine using a wine cork in a dramatic video using a Chinese made DJI Mavic carrying a Insta360 Go2 action camera attached to the rear. The operator needed the camera to monitor the exact position of the bulb in relation to the socket.