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41 razor blades found on playground equipment at a Michigan park

41 razor blades found on playground equipment at a Michigan park

Razor blades — 41 of them — were found at a playground in Eaton Rapids, prompting officials to canvass parks in the Michigan city out of caution. “Some of the blades appeared to have been placed intentionally to cause harm,” city police said in a news release. A group of people found 39 blades around…

Why this year will be the first time Mike Tyson will vote

Why this year will be the first time Mike Tyson will vote

Mike Tyson, 54, has never voted before. He’s changing that this election year. “This will be my 1st time voting,” Tyson said in a tweet Tuesday. “I never thought I could because of my felony record. I’m proud to finally vote.” He shared the news with his followers along with a link to register to…

Gloria Steinem revealed she teamed up with Meghan Markle to cold-call voters

Gloria Steinem revealed she teamed up with Meghan Markle to cold-call voters

Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, joined forces with political activist Gloria Steinem in efforts to get people to vote in November’s presidential election. Steinem shared details of her work with Meghan during a virtual chat with Access Hollywood’s Zuri Hall on Sunday. “Meg is herself, smart, authentic, funny, political. She came home to vote,” Steinem said.…

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues LA County sheriff and the department for crash photo leak

Kobe Bryant’s widow sues LA County sheriff and the department for crash photo leak

Vanessa Bryant is suing the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department and Sheriff Alex Villanueva for a photo leak of the helicopter crash that killed her husband, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, their daughter Gianna, and seven others in January. The civil claim, filed Thursday in LA Superior Court, seeks undisclosed damages to remedy civil rights violations,…

Both deputies shot during Compton ambush have been released from the hospital

Both deputies shot during Compton ambush have been released from the hospital

Both of the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies who were shot during an apparent ambush attack in Compton, California, have been released from the hospital, the sheriff’s department said Monday night. “They both have a long road to recovery and #LASD appreciates your continued prayers and all the support,” the department tweeted. A female deputy…

Louisville restricts access to downtown ahead of expected Breonna Taylor decision

Louisville restricts access to downtown ahead of expected Breonna Taylor decision

Authorities in Louisville, Kentucky, are restricting access to its downtown area and setting up vehicle barricades ahead of a grand jury’s coming decision in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor. The restrictions are going in place “to ensure the area is as safe as possible for those coming downtown to express their First Amendment…

Four arrested after Black man’s body found burning in a ditch in Iowa

Four arrested after Black man’s body found burning in a ditch in Iowa

Authorities have arrested three men and one woman in connection with the death of a Black man whose burning body was found in a ditch in rural Iowa. One of men arrested, 31-year-old Steven Vogel, who is White, was already in jail on unrelated charges and is now facing charges of first-degree murder and abuse…

28-year-old Houston doctor dies after battle with coronavirus, family says

28-year-old Houston doctor dies after battle with coronavirus, family says

Adeline Fagan, a second year OBGYN resident living in Houston, died early Saturday after a couple months-long battle with Covid-19, her family announced in a post on a GoFundMe page established on her behalf. Fagan had just started her second year of residency in Houston when she got sick, the GoFundMe page said. While she…