One in every 106 housing units in Atlantic County had a foreclosure filing in the first quarter, compared to a nationwide rate of one filing per 459 homes. The area has been hit hard by the closure of four Atlantic City casinos in 2014, which remain shuttered. It also had the highest metro foreclosure rate for all of 2015.
Confirming the worst fears of many pregnant women in the United States and Latin America, U.S. health officials said Wednesday there is no longer any doubt the Zika virus causes babies to be born with abnormally small heads and other severe brain defects.
A man was charged on Wednesday with the decapitation of a Seattle-area mother of three and nurse whose partial remains were found in a recycling bin, a county prosecutor said. John Charlton, a 37-year-old day laborer, was charged with first-degree murder in the killing of Ingrid Lyne, 40, according to charging documents. "The tragic murder of Ingrid Lyne has left a family and community in a spiral of grief and anguish," King County Prosecuting Attorney Dan Satterberg said in a statement.