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26-year-old suspect arrested in shooting that injured 2 Louisville police officers

26-year-old suspect arrested in shooting that injured 2 Louisville police officers

Police have arrested a 26-year-old suspect in the shooting of two police officers during protests in Louisville, Kentucky, over the charging decision in the case of Breonna Taylor. The officers suffered non-life-threatening injuries on Wednesday night, according to police. Larynzo Johnson faces two counts of first-degree assault of a police officer and 14 counts of…

New York City schools’ remote opening is off to a bumpy, stressful start

New York City schools’ remote opening is off to a bumpy, stressful start

New York City schools opened Monday with in-person classes for some students but remote learning for most — and the first few days have been a bumpy ride for all. Jeffery White teaches ninth grade special education math and science at Sunset Park High School in Brooklyn. He described the start of remote teaching —…

The strange case of the man who died after eating too much licorice

The strange case of the man who died after eating too much licorice

It’s hard to exercise restraint when eating candy. For licorice lovers, indulging sparingly could actually be life saving. A study published Wednesday in The New England Journal of Medicine says a 54-year-old man died as a result of eating too much licorice. The man, a construction worker from Massachusetts, lost consciousness inside a fast food…

A wild bear broke into an Alaska zoo and killed an alpaca

Caesar – a 16-year-old alpaca – was killed over the weekend by a wild brown bear who had broken into a zoo in Anchorage, Alaska. The bear was later euthanized by wildlife officials. “We are deeply saddened by this tragic loss of both a wild bear and Caesar the alpaca,” said the director of the…

Athletes express disappointment over Breonna Taylor decision

Athletes express disappointment over Breonna Taylor decision

Athletes — many who have used their platforms to take stances against police brutality over the past few months — expressed their disappointment Wednesday after a grand jury in Louisville, Kentucky, decided not to charge officers with killing Breonna Taylor. Taylor, a 26-year-old Black emergency room technician and aspiring nurse, was shot to death in…

Pilots at fault in 2019 crash of plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr., regulators say

Pilots at fault in 2019 crash of plane carrying Dale Earnhardt Jr., regulators say

Federal safety regulators on Wednesday faulted the pilots for the August 2019 crash that injured former NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr., his wife and 15-month-old daughter. The National Transportation Safety Board said the probable cause of the incident in Tennessee was decisions by the pilots, including approaching the runway too fast and a failed attempt…

Los Angeles Chargers QB has lung accidentally punctured by team doctor

Los Angeles Chargers QB has lung accidentally punctured by team doctor

While attempting to administer a shot to Tyrod Taylor’s ribs, a Los Angeles Chargers team doctor accidentally punctured one of the quarterback’s lungs instead. The announcement came Wednesday from the NFL Players Association, which has now launched an investigation into the incident. “Our medical and legal team have been in touch with Tyrod and his…

A newly discovered asteroid will pass close to Earth on Thursday

A newly discovered asteroid will pass close to Earth on Thursday

In a year that seemingly keeps on giving, perhaps it’s not so surprising that NASA’s newly discovered asteroid called 2020 SW will give earth a not so socially distant pass. Discovered only on September 18, in Tucson, Arizona, the school bus-sized asteroid which is estimated to be somewhere between 15-30 feet in diameter is expected…

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

Bridge inspector rescues dog stranded 120 feet above Mississippi River

An ordinary workday quickly turned into a rescue mission after a bridge inspector spotted a stranded dog 120 feet above the Mississippi River. Ryan Nataluk was working alongside his crew on Sunday afternoon when Craig Jenkins, one of his bridge inspection engineers, noticed something out of the ordinary on the Natchez–Vidalia Bridge. “Craig called over…

A timeline of Breonna Taylor’s case since police broke down her door and shot her

A timeline of Breonna Taylor’s case since police broke down her door and shot her

More than six months ago, Louisville, Kentucky police broke open Breonna Taylor’s front door and then fatally shot the 26-year-old EMT in her home. Since then, the killing has spurred national Black Lives Matter protests and placed a greater focus on how policing impacts Black women. Locally, her death led to the passage of “Breonna’s…

A Louisiana officer who claimed someone shot him actually shot himself, police say

A Louisiana officer who claimed someone shot him actually shot himself, police say

A Louisiana police officer who claimed he was shot while on duty had instead shot himself in the leg, Deputy Chief Darrell B. Basco of the Pineville Police Department Administrative Bureau told CNN. John Michael Goulart Jr., 25, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of criminal mischief and one count of malfeasance in…

Wanton endangerment charge: What it means in the Breonna Taylor case

Wanton endangerment charge: What it means in the Breonna Taylor case

A grand jury indicted former Louisville police officer Brett Hankison on three counts of wanton endangerment in the first degree in connection with the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor in March. The charges drew immediate criticism from demonstrators who wanted more serious charges, as well as the arrests of the three officers involved. Hankison is…