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Family of gravely wounded NYPD officer mulling 'decisions' about his fate, Adams says

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NEW YORK — The family of an off-duty police officer who was shot in the head and critically wounded is now in the process of making grave “decisions” about his medical treatment, Mayor Eric Adams said Monday morning.

“We are lifting the family up in prayers, and right now the family is deciding their decisions and is still in the care ...Read more

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Accused cult leader misused 'spiritual influence,' Las Vegas arrest report says

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LAS VEGAS — A North Las Vegas courtroom was packed Monday morning with supporters and alleged victims of a former actor accused of operating a cult and sexually abusing women and girls.

Nathan Chasing Horse, a 46-year-old member of the Rosebud Sioux Indian Lakota Tribe, has been accused by multiple women of misusing his “spiritual influence...Read more

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Balloon recovery begins as US investigates what China's leaders knew

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WASHINGTON — The U.S. has started to recover some parts from the Chinese balloon that an American F-22 fighter jet shot down off the coast of South Carolina, as Biden administration officials said the U.S. was still trying to figure out how much senior leaders in Beijing knew about the alleged spy mission.

The debris field where the balloon ...Read more

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California lake gained 89 billion gallons during winter storms. Here's where it's at now

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SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. — Lake Nacimiento in the northern reaches of San Luis Obispo County has seen its banks nearly burst from the winter rainstorms.

The lake gained more than 89 billion gallons since Dec. 1, according to data from the Monterey County Water Resources Agency.

On Dec. 1, the lake held 60,285 acre-feet of water.

By Jan. 11, ...Read more

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Earthquakes kill 2,500 in Turkey and Syria; millions lose power

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Some of the most powerful Middle East earthquakes in decades killed more than 2,500 people in Turkey and Syria, and left millions in the cold as night fell and snowfall increased.

A predawn earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday morning and a second measured at 7.6 struck nearby just nine hours later, ...Read more

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Boston-area police officer shoots and kills 56-year-old woman who pointed BB gun at officers

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BOSTON — An Easton police officer shot and killed a 56-year-old woman who had pointed what appeared to be a rifle at officers before the gunfire, according to police.

Sunday’s fatal police shooting is under investigation after an officer shot to death Marianne Griffiths, who had actually aimed a pump action BB gun at the officers.

On ...Read more

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Biden may call out airlines, tout infrastructure funding in address

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WASHINGTON — As Congress sets its sights on aviation policies and oversight of the White House’s implementation of infrastructure and energy transition investments, President Joe Biden could echo Democrats’ demands for airline passenger protections, dig into aviation safety and lean on key infrastructure law projects as part of his State ...Read more

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Biden to test message before divided Congress with eye on 2024

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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden will get to test drive his 2024 campaign message in front of the nation on Tuesday when he delivers his State of the Union address.

Though Biden has yet to officially announce his reelection run, he has begun the year by using a sharper tone against Republicans at a series of campaign-style events. His ...Read more

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Maryland woman, Florida man charged with planning attack on Baltimore's power grid

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BALTIMORE — A Maryland woman and a Florida man were federally charged with conspiracy to attack a Baltimore power grid, the U.S. attorney for the District of Maryland announced Monday.

Sarah Beth Clendaniel, of Catonsville, Maryland, and Brandon Clint Russell, of Orlando, Florida, plotted to shoot and destroy multiple electrical substations ...Read more

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Twin earthquakes kill 2,000 in Turkey and Syria; millions lose power

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Some of the most powerful Middle East earthquakes in decades killed almost 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria, and left millions in the cold as night fell and snowfall increased.

A predawn earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday morning and a second measured at 7.6 struck nearby just nine hours later, ...Read more

Atmospheric rivers are hitting the Arctic more often, and increasingly melting its sea ice

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Atmospheric rivers, those long, powerful streams of moisture in the sky, are becoming more frequent in the Arctic, and they’re helping to drive dramatic shrinking of the Arctic’s sea ice cover.

While less ice might have some benefits – it would allow more shipping in winter and access to minerals – sea ice loss also ...Read more

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Rikers doctors accused of causing detainee's death by botching drug withdrawal plan

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NEW YORK — A new lawsuit claims city doctors botched a plan to ease a Rikers Island detainee with psychiatric issues off prescription drugs, causing a catastrophic seizure from withdrawal that led him to die.

Doctors with Correctional Health Services put Malcolm Boatwright, 28, on the withdrawal plan in November 2021 in an attempt to taper ...Read more

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Authorities clearing Atlanta public safety training center site as construction looms

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ATLANTA — Law enforcement was out en masse Monday morning at the site of Atlanta’s proposed public safety training center, clearing the woods in anticipation of construction on the controversial facility beginning in earnest.

SWAT teams from the Atlanta and DeKalb County police departments, as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers and ...Read more

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Twin earthquakes kill almost 2,000 in Turkey and Syria

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Some of the most powerful Middle East earthquakes in decades killed almost 2,000 people in Turkey and Syria and forced a halt in crude oil flows to a regional export terminal.

A pre-dawn earthquake with a magnitude of 7.7 hit the Turkish city of Gaziantep on Monday morning and a second measured at 7.6 struck nearby just nine hours later, ...Read more

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R. Kelly's attorneys ask for new trial, alleging victim misled jurors about seeking restitution for past abuse

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Attorneys for imprisoned singer R. Kelly alleged in a new court filing that the star witness against him in his federal trial in Chicago last year lied to the jury about her plans to seek millions of dollars in restitution from Kelly upon his conviction.

The long-shot motion filed Saturday asked U.S. District Judge Harry Leinenweber to throw ...Read more

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Cops violated NYPD rules, pepper-sprayed George Floyd protesters, beat them with batons: CCRB report

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NEW YORK — Nearly 150 cops violated NYPD rules during George Floyd protests — and the tally would likely be substantially higher were it not for officers covering their badge numbers and their supervisors losing track of where they were assigned, according to a scathing report released Monday by the Civilian Complaint Review Board.

During ...Read more

Twin earthquakes kill more than 1,000 in Turkey and Syria

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Some of the most powerful Middle East earthquakes in decades killed more than 1,000 people in Turkey and Syria on Monday and forced a halt in crude oil flows to a regional export terminal.

A pre-dawn earthquake hit near the Turkish city of Gaziantep with a 7.7 magnitude, killing more than 1,000 people in Turkey and about 370 in Syria. Hours ...Read more

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What the crisis on the Colorado River means for Southern California

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LOS ANGELES — Call it water whiplash: As California recovers from one of its wettest months in recent history, the Colorado River is still dwindling toward dangerous lows.

As a result, Southern Californians aren't sure whether to expect shortage or surplus in the year ahead. Though the state is snow-capped and soggy from a series of ...Read more

Sharks attacked 16 people off Florida in 2022, topping the rest of the world

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sharks bit 16 people in unprovoked attacks off Florida’s waters last year, marking the highest reported number of bites than anywhere else in the world.

Florida again had more reported bites than anywhere else on Earth, according to researchers with the University of Florida’s International Shark Attack File, which...Read more

Authorities clearing Atlanta training center site, construction looms

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ATLANTA — Law enforcement was out en masse Monday morning at the site of Atlanta’s proposed public safety training center, clearing the woods in anticipation of construction on the controversial facility beginning in earnest.

SWAT teams from the Atlanta and DeKalb County police departments, as well as Georgia State Patrol troopers and ...Read more