Actor Anne Heche died from inhalation injury and burns after her fiery car crash, and the death was ruled an accident, according to coroner's results released Wednesday.
Heche, 53, also had a fractured sternum caused by “blunt trauma," according to information on the website of the Los Angeles County Medical Examiner-Coroner.
Gold Coast were left to ponder what might have been after a club-equalling win by 67 points against AFL cellar-dwellers North Melbourne at Marvel Stadium.It was the Suns' 10th win, matching the season-best of 2014, but again coming up short of finishing in the top-eight to play in the finals.
Nicaraguan police have raided the residence of a Roman Catholic bishop critical of President Daniel Ortega's administration, detaining him and several other priests.The pre-dawn raid is a dramatic escalation of tensions between the church and a government increasingly intolerant of dissent.
Fremantle have taken care of business in their pursuit of a top-four AFL finish, but not without a serious scare against GWS at Manuka Oval.The 20-point victory means the Dockers will end Saturday third on the ladder, and hold on to a double-chance should either Collingwood lose to Carlton or Sydney fall to St Kilda on Sunday.
A man found dead on a highway in Victoria's north is believed to be the victim of a hit-and-run.The man, yet to be identified, was discovered when he was struck by a car on the Murray Valley Highway in Reedy Lake shortly after 2am on Friday.
Veteran ruck Paddy Ryder has retired from the AFL after 281 games for St Kilda, Port Adelaide and Essendon.The 34-year-old played 38 times for St Kilda between 2019 and 2022 after 73 at Port Adelaide (2015-2019) and 170 at Essendon (2006-2014).
Newly crowned Roosters captain Isabelle Kelly nabbed her first NRLW double to get her team's premiership defence off to a flying start with a 38-16 win over Parramatta at CommBank Stadium.The Roosters never let go of the lead, scoring four tries in the first half and another three in the second.
Road safety reforms will be introduced in South Australia following the death of a 15-year-old pedestrian.Sophia Naismith was struck and killed in June 2019 when a high-powered Lamborghini mounted a curb outside a restaurant in the Adelaide suburb of Glengowrie.
As Gold Coast near the end of a disastrous 2022 NRL campaign, chief executive Steve Mitchell isn't backing down from his claim the Titans will win multiple premierships by the end of the decade.Mitchell's pledge in October last year came after a 2021 season where the Titans had reached finals for the first time in five seasons, albeit with a losing record.
Brisbane insist they still have the squad to be NRLW heavyweights despite losing two of the best players in the world in Tamika Upton and Millie Boyle.The Broncos were visibly shattered after being knocked out in last year's semi-finals, ending a run of three-straight premierships since the start of the league.
Veteran Australian Nathan Hedge has missed out on his quest for a fairytale win on his return to the famous Teahupo'o break after being toppled in the quarter-finals of the Tahiti Pro.Eight years after retiring from the World Surf League's championship tour, Hedge shocked world No.
Will Davison has snared pole position ahead of Supercars championship leader Shane van Gisbergen for the Sandown Supersprint.Davison locked up his seventh pole of the year to go equal with Cameron Waters for the most in 2022, with Waters missing Saturday's Top Ten shootout altogether.
The first stage of Melbourne's Suburban Rail Loop should be completed even if the rest of the project is eventually scrapped, the state government says.The 90km orbital rail line was a 2018 election promise of the Andrews Government, with work already underway on the first 26km section between Cheltenham and Box Hill.
At least 10 people have been killed in an attack by Islamist militants who stormed an upscale hotel in Somalia's capital.Several other people were injured and security forces rescued many others, including children, from the scene of the attack at Mogadishu's Hayat Hotel, they said.
One of Queensland's most senior police did the right thing by quitting after vulgar comments he made were aired at an inquiry into the force's sexist culture, a state government minister says.Deputy Commissioner Paul Taylor referred to a colleague as a "vagina whisperer" with the comments made public at the Queensland Police Services' Responses to Domestic and Family Violence probe.
Mexican officials have made the first high-level arrest in relation to the notorious 2014 disappearance of 43 students, accusing a former top prosecutor over one of the country's worst human rights abuses.Former attorney-general Jesus Murillo was arrested at his Mexico City home on charges of forced disappearance, torture and obstruction of justice over the abduction and disappearance of the student-teachers in the southwest state of Guerrero.
Chinese-Canadian billionaire Xiao Jianhua, not seen in public since 2017, has been sentenced to 13 years in jail, with his Tomorrow Holdings conglomerate fined a record 55.Xiao and Tomorrow Holdings were charged with illegally siphoning away public deposits, betraying the use of entrusted property, the illegal use of funds and bribery, the Shanghai First Intermediate Court said on Friday.
Outgoing Richmond Football Club president Peggy O'Neal will lead the organising committee for regional Victoria's 2026 Commonwealth Games.Ms O'Neal, the AFL's first female club president who took the Tigers to three premierships in nine years, was on Saturday announced as the committee's chairperson.
Torrential rain in northern and central parts of New Zealand has eased after four days of downpours that forced hundreds of people from their homes.Nelson, in New Zealand's South Island, has been the worst affected with hundreds of homes evacuated earlier in the week and some residences declared uninhabitable due to rain.
Two men have been charged after a series of police raids uncovered two drug labs, including one in a secret room inside a Sydney home.The men, 57 and 48, are due to face Parramatta Local Court on Saturday for various offences, including supplying prohibited drugs.
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