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The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack
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The Secure Community Network has been building a shield over US Jewish communities. It saved lives in the Texas synagogue attack

When the survivors of last weekend’s attack on a Texas synagogue talk about why they’re alive today, they point to two factors. One is the work of law enforcement. The second is the training and preparation they got from the Secure Community Network, a nonprofit safety and training organization that is “working to build a…

‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic
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‘It’s a disturbing trend.’ Cities see large increases in carjackings during pandemic

Carjackings have risen dramatically over the past two years in some of America’s biggest cities. Just outside Chicago, a state senator’s car and other valuables were taken at gunpoint in December, and a group of children, one just 10 years old, carjacked more than a dozen people. A rideshare driver being carjacked shot his attackers…

Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals
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Slain cop joined the NYPD to improve community relations stemming from stop and frisk, letter reveals

The 22-year-old NYPD officer who was killed in the line of duty during a police response to a domestic call at a home in Harlem Friday night said his first-hand experience with the controversial policy of stop and frisk and the department’s effort to bolster community relations ultimately propelled him to join the department. “I…

All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania
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All monkeys accounted for after trailer crashes in Pennsylvania

A collision between a dump truck and a trailer carrying about 100 monkeys on Friday scattered crates of live animals across a road in Montour County, Pennsylvania, and prompted a search for a “small number of monkeys,” the state police said. On Saturday night, two Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) troopers, Andrea Pelachick and Lauren Lesher,…

How coronavirus lockdowns may have led to less lightning in 2020
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How coronavirus lockdowns may have led to less lightning in 2020

Researchers have discovered a possible link between the coronavirus pandemic and fewer instances of lightning reported during worldwide shutdowns in the spring of 2020. Global lightning activity decreased nearly 8% in 2020 amid lockdowns triggered by the pandemic, according to research presented in December at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union (AGU), a…

Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident
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Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in multi-vehicle accident

Actor and former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved in a multi-vehicle crash Friday evening in Los Angeles with a representative telling People magazine that he wasn’t hurt. “He is fine, his only concern right now is for the woman who was injured,” the representative said. The crash happened around 4:35 p.m. PT on West…

A nurse frustrated by staffing shortages and career obstacles leaves hospital job to drive 18-wheeler
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A nurse frustrated by staffing shortages and career obstacles leaves hospital job to drive 18-wheeler

After years of caring for surgery patients at a Canadian hospital, a veteran nurse has left the profession to start a new, high-demand career as a long-haul truck driver. Leah Gorham, 42, said she loved being a nurse but frustrations over persistent staff shortages — which she said started before the Covid-19 pandemic — and…

Woman charged after threatening to bring ‘every single gun loaded and ready’ if her children had to wear masks at school
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Woman charged after threatening to bring ‘every single gun loaded and ready’ if her children had to wear masks at school

Police in Virginia said a woman has been charged after she claimed at a school board meeting she would show up with loaded guns if her children were required to wear masks at school. In the post on the department’s Facebook page, authorities said Amelia King, 42 of Luray, was charged with making an oral…

A man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a Delta flight attendant and passengers
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A man was arrested after allegedly exposing himself to a Delta flight attendant and passengers

A man was arrested for allegedly creating multiple disturbances and exposing himself to a flight attendant and passengers during a Delta Air Lines flight. On an eight-hour flight traveling from Dublin, Ireland to New York City on January 7, Shane McInerney, 29, allegedly refused to wear a face mask despite being asked several times to…

Suspect in killing of woman at Los Angeles store charged with murder
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Suspect in killing of woman at Los Angeles store charged with murder

The man suspected of killing Brianna Kupfer while she was alone at work last week was charged Friday with murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office. “Those who show no compassion for human life will face serious consequences,” District Attorney George Gascón said in a news release. “The murder of Brianna Kupfer…

Federal inspectors investigating ‘numerous complaints’ about labs and testing sites associated with Center for Covid Control
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Federal inspectors investigating ‘numerous complaints’ about labs and testing sites associated with Center for Covid Control

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services is investigating “numerous complaints” about labs and testing sites associated with the Center for Covid Control, the agency confirmed to CNN Friday. “We take seriously any allegations of fraud or misbehavior by COVID-19 testing sites. CMS’s Center for Clinical Standards and Quality investigates these kinds of complaints and…

FBI: Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito’s death
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FBI: Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito’s death

Before taking his own life, Brian Laundrie wrote in a notebook he was responsible for Gabby Petito‘s death, according to the FBI. “A review of the notebook revealed written statements by Mr. Laundrie claiming responsibility for Ms. Petito’s death,” the FBI’s Denver Field Office said in a statement released Friday. The notebook was discovered in…

Close-up images of Gianna and Kobe Bryant’s remains were ‘shown off in bars and at an awards gala,’ widow’s lawyers say in court filing
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Close-up images of Gianna and Kobe Bryant’s remains were ‘shown off in bars and at an awards gala,’ widow’s lawyers say in court filing

Weeks before her lawsuit is set to go to trial, lawyers for Vanessa Bryant allege photos of the crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter, and others were shared widely, according to court documents. “Discovery has shown that the close-up photos of Gianna and Kobe’s remains were passed around on at…

NYPD arrests woman after she allegedly spit on an 8-year-old Jewish boy
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NYPD arrests woman after she allegedly spit on an 8-year-old Jewish boy

The New York City Police Department has arrested a woman accused of spitting on an 8-year-old Jewish boy outside a Brooklyn synagogue last week, authorities said. The woman, identified as 21-year-old Christina Darling, was charged with multiple counts including aggravated harassment as a hate crime, acting in a manner injurious to a child and menacing,…

FBI is working to determine where Texas synagogue hostage-taker acquired his gun, official says
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FBI is working to determine where Texas synagogue hostage-taker acquired his gun, official says

The FBI is working to fill a “primary gap” in its investigation into the Colleyville, Texas, hostage standoff: finding out how the hostage-taker acquired his gun, FBI Dallas Special Agent in Charge Matthew DeSarno said during a Friday news conference. “We are actively focused on that piece of the investigation,” DeSarno said. He added US…

Alex Murdaugh charged with 23 more crimes
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Alex Murdaugh charged with 23 more crimes

A South Carolina grand jury has returned four new indictments against suspended attorney Alex Murdaugh, charging him with 23 more crimes, the state attorney general said Friday. This is a developing story and will be updated. The-CNN-Wire™ & © 2022 Cable News Network, Inc., a WarnerMedia Company. All rights reserved.

Kyle Rittenhouse wants the gun he used in the Kenosha shootings back so he can destroy it, court document shows
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Kyle Rittenhouse wants the gun he used in the Kenosha shootings back so he can destroy it, court document shows

Kyle Rittenhouse, who was acquitted of killing of two people and shooting another in 2020 during unrest in Kenosha, Wisconsin, has asked a court to order the release of the gun he used because he wants to properly destroy it, according to a court document filed by his attorney. Rittenhouse, now 19, was tried on…

3 Pennsylvania officers fired after being charged in the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility
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3 Pennsylvania officers fired after being charged in the fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility

Three police officers from Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, were fired Thursday, two days after being charged in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility while she exited a high school football game on August 27, solicitor Sean Kilkenny confirmed to CNN. The Sharon Hill Borough Council voted 6-1 Thursday night to fire the three…

Oldest person in the US has died at age 115

Oldest person in the US has died at age 115

Thelma Sutcliffe, who was the oldest person in the US, died on Monday at age 115, according to a family member. “She passed away peacefully in Omaha at an assisted living facility,” said her nephew Robert Sorenson, 94. Sutcliffe became the oldest American on April 17, 2021, according to the Gerontology Research Group. She was…