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  • Man with Down syndrome dies after group home worker who drove him takes nap in hot van

    Pinellas County (WFTS) — A group home worker in Pinellas County is accused of leaving a 35-year-old man with Down syndrome to die in a hot van. In May 9, the worker with Crossroads of Pinellas — identified as 26-year-old Joshua Russell — was taking care of the man with Down syndrome and was driving him back to the group home after a hospital visit. On their way back from the hospital, Russell decided to make a stop at his […]

  • More than 90 heads of state are descending on New York City for the United Nations General Assembly. Here’s what to watch for

    It sounds like a digestive tract flareup. But that’s just how insiders pronounce the acronym for the annual United Nations General Assembly taking place this week: UNGA. And when it ends, global leaders and a cast of thousands will indeed feel like taking some kind of medication. For just one September week each year, everyone from kings, presidents and prime ministers on down to food tasters fly in to New York City and jam into the United Nations headquarters, in […]

  • NYC judge recommends landlord pay $17,000 in fines for threatening to call ICE on undocumented tenant

    A New York judge earlier this month recommended a landlord pay $17,000 in fines for threatening to call immigration authorities on an undocumented tenant. This is the first case related to housing where threatening to call Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to harass or intimidate a tenant has been found to be a violation of law, according to a spokesperson for the New York City Commission on Human Rights. Holly Ondaan, the tenant and an undocumented immigrant at the time […]

  • 4-year-old boy comes home from school with gashes on wrist, mom says ‘he was too scared’ to say anything

    MILWAUKEE (WITI) — A Milwaukee mom says her son came home from school with gashes on his wrist — but not from a playground scuffle. She says it was caused by a teacher’s aide at Manitoba School in Milwaukee. School had only been in session for a week when Justine Gomez’s son, 4-year-old Steven Widowski, came home in pain. “I would ask him what happened and he was too scared — like he didn’t want to tell me,” Gomez said. […]

  • Hundreds mourn ‘dead’ glacier at funeral in Switzerland

    SWITZERLAND — Hundreds of people held a funeral and paid respects to a Swiss glacier that is disappearing as temperatures climb. Pizol glacier in the Glarus Alps, eastern Switzerland, stands at an altitude of about 2,700 meters, and has lost 80-90% of its volume since 2006, leaving behind 26,000 square meters of ice — less than four football fields — said Matthias Huss, a glacier specialist at ETH Zurich university. The glacier, which has been monitored since 1893, will be […]

  • Man allegedly divorced wife without her knowledge

    HARRIS COUNTY, Texas — A Houston-area man is wanted by authorities after they said he filed for and completed a divorce from his wife without ever telling her. Mark Herman of Harris County Constable Precinct 4 said on Facebook that Paul Nixon committed aggravated perjury when he went through the divorce process without his wife’s consent. According to Herman, authorities received a call on May 14 from a woman who said her husband had allegedly completed the divorce and that a […]

  • 3 dead, 4 hospitalized after overdosing on drugs at a Pittsburgh apartment: police

    PITTSBURGH — A night of excess at a Pittsburgh apartment ended with three people dead, four people hospitalized and a police department warning how quickly drugs can kill. Authorities responded to a report of an unconscious man in an apartment complex elevator around 2 a.m. Sunday. The man was pronounced dead at the scene, Pittsburgh Director of Public Safety Wendell Hissrich said. Shortly later, paramedics responded to another man a few blocks away, outside, who was “somewhat conscious” and had […]

  • Father and son die after falling off a 75-foot cliff in Connecticut

    FARMINGTON, Conn. — A father and son died Wednesday after they fell off a cliff at an abandoned quarry in Farmington, Connecticut. The Farmington Police Department identified them as Steven Price, 71, and his son, Mark Price, 30. Police were alerted by an eyewitness to the incident just before 8 p.m. According to the witness, he and Steven and Mark Price were all riding all-terrain vehicles in the abandoned Tilcon quarry at 232 Colt Highway when they stopped near the […]

  • In this crippled part of the Bahamas, US medics can smell more bodies than they can find

    BAHAMAS — It takes just seconds here to be overwhelmed by the stench of death. More than two weeks after Hurricane Dorian wiped out entire neighborhoods, East Grand Bahama still looks like a war zone. The carnage is so widespread that even police officers can’t bear to see it. “Police say they don’t want to go there. It’s too hard on them to go see their own people,” said Patricia Freling, a Florida nurse who’s volunteering in East Grand Bahama. […]

  • Antonio Brown says he won’t be playing in the NFL anymore

    Mercurial star receiver Antonio Brown is saying on Twitter that he “will not be playing in the NFL anymore.” Brown’s statement, part of a series of tweets Sunday morning, comes just days after he was released by the New England Patriots, the third NFL team to give up on him in the last year. His effective retirement comes after a woman who once trained Brown accused him of rape in a federal lawsuit filed in Florida. His attorney, Darren Heitner, […]

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