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Colorado Mom’s Dismembered Remains Found in Oklahoma, Ex Arrested

Ashley Mead, 25, was reported missing Feb. 14 in Boulder and her ex has been charged in her death → Read More

Inside Daisy Coleman’s Campaign for Sexual Assault Survivors: ‘It’s About Healing Others’

Daisy Coleman is advocating for victims of sexual assault five years after she accused a teenage boy of assaulting her in their small Missouri town → Read More

Beach Boys’ Mike Love Remembers Confrontation with Charles Manson

In his new memoir, the band co-founder recalls a late-1960s brush with the murderous Manson → Read More

Loss of Son Moves a Father to Give Away Pianos and Share Gift of Music that Inspired Them Both

Tom Townsend's Pianos for People honors his son Alex, a musician and artist who died at 21 → Read More

A Father's Desperate Search for His Son: 'Maybe I'll See Him Tomorrow'

Jim Pitzen believes his wife's vow that she placed then-6-year-old with others before killing herself in 2011 → Read More

'You Will Never Find Him': A Mother’s Chilling Vow after Kidnapping Son and Killing Herself

Four years after Amy Pitzen left note saying then-6-year-old Timmothy was "safe" with others, police and his heartbroken dad continue their desperate search → Read More

Four Years After Losing Part of His Left Leg to a Blast in Afghanistan, Ex-Marine Liam Dwyer is a Winning Race Car Driver

With his prosthetic pushing on the clutch, Dwyer, 34, is racing toward a rookie championship season → Read More

VIDEO: 12-Year-Old Cancer Patient Vows to 'Shake-It-Off,' Taylor Swift-Style, in Video Inspired by Her Favorite Singer

A recovering Lorelai Clubb has to miss upcoming Swift concert, but hopes others can learn from her – and Swift's – upbeat message → Read More

VIDEO: A Dozen Bill Cosby Accusers Come Together to Tell Their Stories in TV Special on A&E

Bill Cosby, through his legal team, has consistently and strenuously denied allegations of misconduct → Read More

How Pro Surfer Shawn Dollar Stayed Calm – and Alive – During the 'Terrifying' Accident That Broke His Neck in 4 Places

"I had to muster up all the strength I could to survive," says Shawn Dollar, 34, after the incident off the California coast → Read More

Inside One Gay Couple’s Journey to Fatherhood – And Why Their Surrogate Wants to Fulfill Their Dream of Parenthood

How Jonathan Rollo and Joey Gonzalez, both 37, settled on an egg donor and a surrogate to become "pregnant" with their first child, a girl → Read More

Married to Medicine Star Jill Connors Charged in Assault on Doctor-Husband After He Learned of Her Alleged Affair

Dr. John Connors says his wife attacked him after he discovered texts that revealed an affair, according to police → Read More

Hero Teacher in West Virginia School Hostage Situation 'Thought She was Going to Die'

Principal says armed 14-year-old entered a class whose 29 students included the girl who'd just broken up with him → Read More

Natalee Holloway Suspect Joran Van Der Sloot Claims There's a Bounty on His Head in Prison: 'I Don't Want to Die'

Longtime suspect in 2005 Natalee Holloway disappearance says 2010 murder victim's father wants him dead → Read More

Jared Fogle Can See His Two Kids, But Access to Other Minors Restricted During His In-Home Detention, Court Says

The ex-Subway pitchman is allowed supervised contact with his children prior to entering his announced guilty plea → Read More

Septuagenarian Sex-Tape Scandal: Alabama Mayor Says Accusations Against Him and 'Good Friend' Are 'Politically Motivated'

"It's illegal to videotape someone without their permission," Mayor Larry Barton tells PEOPLE → Read More

Arizona Judge Rejects Brittney Griner's Request to Annul Marriage to Fellow WNBA Player Glory Johnson

Griner went to court to end 28-day union one day after Johnson announced they were expecting → Read More

Meet the Summer Lunch Lady: With School Out, Washington State Great-Grandma Delivers Free Meals to Needy Kids

Phyllis Shaughnessy and volunteers serve 200 sack lunches a day – 6,851 so far this summer → Read More

Man is Charged After Firing Shots at Police in Ferguson on Anniversary of Michael Brown's Shooting

Police say the incident began as an exchange of gunfire between unknown suspects before the shooter turned on them → Read More

Idaho Mom Accused of Trying to Drown Infant in Ditch Says Son Was 'Possessed,' and She Planned to 'Baptize' Him

Regina Dilworth, 22, was stopped by Good Samaritan who stepped in to pull 9-month-old from the water → Read More