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2009 case of teenage couple murdered in Jefferson National Forest remains unsolved

Heidi Childs and David Metzler met at a church youth group in Lynchburg, Virginia, and fell in love. “Everyone considered them to be inseparable,” Heidi’s father, Don Childs, told Dateline. Heidi and David at the Prom. The couple started dating ...

Vaping May Have Killed Someone, Health Officials Say

Sometime between Wednesday and Friday, an Illinois resident died of an unknown respiratory illness that may have been the result of vaping. The death was one of nearly 200 cases of mysterious respiratory problems across 22 states whose only known ...

Latino lawmakers blast Texas governor for ‘dangerous’ language in tweets, letter

AUSTIN, Texas — In the wake of the El Paso domestic terror attack, lawmakers and Democrats, many of them Latino, are slamming language used by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in a tweet and a fundraising letter as anti-Hispanic and anti-immigrant. On Friday, ...

Why the Amazon’s On Fire, a Robocall Fight, and More News

Humans are fueling the fire in the Amazon, a powerful group has assembled to fight robocalls, and we've got some ideas on how to keep your kids occupied while traveling. Here's the news you need to know, in two minutes or less. Want to receive this ...

Former ‘Bachelor’ star agrees to no-jail deal

A former star of television's "The Bachelor" on Friday agreed to a two-year suspended sentence for fleeing the scene of a fatal crash in Iowa two years ago. Chris Soules, 37, was initially charged with a felony, fleeing the scene of a deadly ...

Amazon Fires and the Horrifying Science of Deforestation

Being a rainforest, the Amazon isn’t supposed to burn out of control, unlike California’s drier landscape, which is built to burn and burn explosively. Yet here we are, watching swaths of the Amazon go up in flames. And we can easily nail down the ...

Ex-Houston police officer charged with murder after deadly drug raid

A former Houston police officer was charged with two counts of murder for allegedly lying to justify warrants for a January drug raid that killed two people and wounded five officers, prosecutors said Friday. Former narcotics officer Gerald Goines ...

What Caused the Amazon Rainforest Fires?

Photo: Victor R. Caivano (AP) At 3pm on Monday, Brazil’s largest city, São Paolo, plunged into darkness as a result of smoke from ongoing fires destroying the Amazon rainforest—thousands of miles away. This year, Brazil is witnessing a record ...

Doctors Remove Venomous Spider From Woman’s Ear

A Missouri woman narrowly escaped serious injury after a venomous spider crawled into her ear while she was sleeping. Susie Torres of Kansas City first noticed something was wrong on Tuesday morning when she felt some discomfort in her ear. “I ...

When a Company Asks You to Reset Your Password, Should You Be Worried?

Photo: Shutterstock We try our best to keep Lifehacker readers aware of recent data breaches and security vulnerabilities that might have compromised their data. Any good website or service should tell you what’s up, too. Sometimes, though, ...

How Do I Automatically Expand Gmail Conversations?

Tech 911Do you have a tech question keeping you up at night? We'd love to answer it! Email david.murphy@lifehacker.com with "Tech 911" in the subject line.   In this week’s tech-support column at Lifehacker, we’re tackling a relatively ...

College Students Can Now Get Sirius XM for $4 a Month

Image: Shutterstock If you’re currently enrolled in a college or university, then Sirius XM has a deal for you. The satellite radio company is offering students the ability to get its Premier Plan for $4 a month, $9 off its traditional price ...

Aides Struggle To Stop Dozens Of Kerosene-Soaked Republicans From Lighting Selves Ablaze Atop David Koch’s Body

WICHITA, KS—Urging calm as the wailing conservative politicians jostled for a place at their deceased benefactor’s side, aides reportedly struggled Friday to prevent dozens of kerosene-soaked Republicans from lighting themselves ablaze atop ...

The MLS Heineken Announcer Remix Is Coming To Funny Or Die This Sunday

IF YOU ARE A SOCCER FAN, I HAVE SOME EXTREMELY IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR YOU. And if you’re not a soccer fan, hey— maybe now’s a pretty good time to start. I took caps lock off for that so you can really ease into this: It’s MLS Rivalry Week, which ...

You Can Now Defer Your Student Loans While Undergoing Cancer Treatment

Last year, a law went into effect that should allow cancer patients to pause their federal student loans while undergoing treatment and for six months afterward. But there was no way to actually request a deferment—until now. Here is the cancer ...

Pepe the Frog Means Something Different in Hong Kong—Right?

If you’re a Very Online American but not alt-right, finding a Pepe the Frog meme in a comment section feels like finding a KKK hood in the back of someone’s closet. It’s objectively goofy-looking and the people associated with it have been banished ...

Trump associate proved invaluable FBI source, records show

Newly unsealed court records confirm that Felix Sater, a former business associate of President Donald Trump, was an invaluable FBI source who used his ties to the criminal underworld to rat out New York's organized crime families and gather ...

The Top 12 Greatest Moments From Jerry O’

Jerry O’Connell has been rocking the world of daytime television for two weeks — can you believe it’s already been two weeks?? But they do say time flies when you’re having fun, and that definitely checks out because, folks, We’ve been having a ...

The Trump-Boris Johnson relationship is set to get a key test at G-7 meeting

BIARRITZ, France — President Donald Trump’s confidence in his ability to use personal relationships to advance his policy objectives is about to face its stiffest test yet. Trump is set to meet this weekend with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson ...

Save Your Job Description for Future Salary Negotiations

You’ve got the employment warm and fuzzies—at least for now. After a long application process that included at least one phone interview and two in-person interviews, you’ve been offered the job that you just know is perfect for you. You’ve got ...

Every Ingredient In Recipe Substituted To Avoid Trip To Store

Clickhole The Onion The A.V. Club Deadspin Gizmodo Jalopnik Jezebel Kotaku Lifehacker The Root Splinter The Takeout The Inventory null News In Photos Yesterday 1:51pm SEE MORE: Cooking SEE MORE: Cooking ...

Twitter Trust and Safety Advisers Say They’re Being Ignored

At the beginning of 2016, Twitter announced some good news: the formation of the Trust and Safety Council, made up of more than 40 outside groups and experts tapped for advice “to ensure that people feel safe expressing themselves on Twitter.” By ...

How to Try Out Apple’s New iCloud Website (and Reminders)

Screenshot: Brendan Hesse (https://beta.icloud.com/) Apple’s Reminders app—an incredibly helpful way to stay organized on iOS and macOS—is once again available via your web browser, thanks to an updated version of Apple’s iCloud website. But ...

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Is Our Readers’ Favorite Hotel-Branded Credit Card

The Marriott Bonvoy Boundless Credit Card earned Co-Op Diamond Elite Lifetime Status by winning this week’s hotel-branded credit card reader poll. These Are Our Readers' Three Favorite Hotel-Branded Credit Cards Hello, dear reader, ...

Bernie Sanders Launches $16 Trillion Climate Plan

Democratic 2020 contender Bernie Sanders announced the most expansive climate plan among the field, spending $16 trillion to decarbonize the economy by 2050 and allegedly creating 20 million jobs, although the plan does not include technologies such ...