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  • 2-year-old found in hot car in Connecticut expected to survive: mayor

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A 2-year-old boy found with his 4-year-old brother inside a hot car in West Haven, Conn. is expected to survive, the city’s mayor confirmed. The 4-year-old boy, Dusan Jenkins, died Thursday at a local hospital. Mayor Nancy Rossi says the 2-year-old, Davion Jenkins, who was unconscious when taken to the hospital, is now responsive. Police say they were called to the scene at a local apartment complex at about 3 p.m. Thursday by the boys’ father. […]

  • Suspect confesses in killing of Olympic figure skater

    MOSCOW — One of two men detained in Kazakhstan on suspicion of killing Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten has confessed, authorities said Friday. Prosecutor Berik Zhuyrektayev said in a televised statement that Nuraly Kiyasov “confessed his guilt in the presence of an attorney” while being questioned over the 25-year-old skater’s death Thursday in the Kazakh city of Almaty. The prosecutor didn’t give further details of what exactly Kiyasov had said. Police have also detained 23-year-old Arman Kudaibergenov in connection […]

  • Woman temporarily becomes millionaire after account mix-up

    BOSTON  — For a few minutes, a Boston woman says she was a millionaire. Ellen Fleming says she received a voicemail from a TD Ameritrade financial consultant Wednesday afternoon that a deposit had been made into her account. The 26-year-old opened the company’s app on her cellphone and was surprised to find $1.1 million instead of the $50 that she had left a few months ago. Fleming tells The Boston Globe that she immediately thought about quitting her job and […]

  • 4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized after left in car

    WEST HAVEN, Conn. — A 4-year-old boy has died and his 2-year-old brother has been hospitalized after police say the two were left in a hot car in a Connecticut city. West Haven police say they responded to a report of an injured person at an apartment complex Thursday afternoon and found two children suffering undisclosed medical issues. They say the children and their father, who called 911, were treated at the scene and then taken to the hospital. The […]

  • 4 indicted with murder in slaying of rapper XXXTentacion

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — A Florida grand jury has indicted four men on first-degree murder and armed robbery charges in the shooting death of emerging rap star XXXTentacion. Broward County panel formally charged Dedrick Williams, 22; Michael Boatwright, 22; Trayvon Newsome, 20; and Robert Allen, 22, on Wednesday, court records showed. According to a warrant filed in Boatwright’s case, the car driven by XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was blocked by a dark-colored SUV as it was exiting […]

  • NJ school district buying 6 new buses following deadly crash

    PARAMUS, N.J. — A New Jersey school district is buying six buses equipped with three-point seat belts, part of its efforts to improve safety following a crash in May that killed a 10-year-old student and a teacher. The Paramus Board of Education will pay $621,906 for the 54-passenger buses, with the seat belts costing an additional $5,300 per bus. The changes come in the wake of the deadly May 17 crash in Mount Olive. Investigators say the crash was caused […]

  • Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten killed

    MOSCOW — Olympic figure skating medalist Denis Ten was killed on Thursday, and prosecutors in Kazakhstan said they were treating the case as murder. Ten was stabbed after a dispute with people who allegedly tried to steal a mirror from his car in his home city of Almaty, Kazakh news agencies reported. Doctors in Almaty say he died in hospital there. He was 25. Born in Kazakhstan to a family of Korean descent, Ten’s bronze at the Winter Olympics in […]

  • Sex abuse victims join hands, accept courage award at ESPYs

    LOS ANGELES — More than 140 survivors of sexual abuse by a former team doctor for USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University joined hands on stage to be honored with the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage at the ESPYs. The women who spoke out against the abuse by Larry Nassar stood together Wednesday night in a powerful and solemn closing to the show highlighting the past year’s top athletes and moments in sports. Gymnast Aly Raisman, softball player Tiffany Thomas […]

  • Puerto Rico’s power company sees 3rd CEO in 2 weeks

    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Puerto Rico’s governor named a new CEO on Wednesday to lead the U.S. territory’s power company, which has now seen three top executives in two weeks as it struggles with a lack of leadership, bankruptcy and the restoration of electricity to hundreds who remain in the dark since Hurricane Maria. Electrical engineer Jose Ortiz, who once served as executive director of the island’s water and sewer company, takes over the Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority […]

  • Health officials warn of new species of tick found in New York

    ALBANY, N.Y. — Public health and agriculture officials are warning New York residents, farms and visitors to take precautions outdoors as a new tick species has been found in the state. The Departments of Health and Agriculture and Markets issued a warning Tuesday for an insect commonly known as the “longhorned tick,” which was recently discovered in multiple locations in Westchester County. Health experts worked with researchers at Fordham University in the Bronx and at New York Medical College to […]