Study: Police should limit pursuits, consider harm to public
Following what experts call a “significant” increase in police chases that leave hundreds of people dead and many more injured each year, a new study is urging law enforcement agencies across the county to re-evaluate their policies governing pursuits and weigh their risk against ...Read more
NEW YORK — Imprisoned Gilgo Beach serial killing suspect Rex Heuermann wants his weapons back.
The hulking defendant’s lawyer asked for the return of the more than 280 firearms recovered during a search of the accused predator’s Massapequa Park, Long Island, home to help his cash-strapped family survive their currently dire financial ...Read more
A former White House aide claims Donald Trump stopped wearing medical masks during the COVID-19 pandemic because they messed up his signature makeup.
Cassidy Hutchinson, a senior assistant to former chief of staff Mark Meadows, writes in her memoir “Enough” that the former president once selected a white mask to wear during a May 2020 visit...Read more
UNITED NATIONS — Cuba’s government is considering allowing Cuban Americans to invest in and own businesses on the island, Havana officials told representatives of U.S. companies and Cuban Americans from Miami who met Cuban leader Miguel Díaz-Canel on Friday.
Cuban officials said they are “contemplating it and working on legislation to ...Read more
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., and his wife, Nadine Arslanian, were indicted Friday on charges they accepted bribes worth hundreds of thousands of dollars from three New Jersey businessmen seeking the senator’s help with their personal and legal problems.
The 39-page indictment unsealed Friday in federal court in New York accuses Menendez of...Read more
ORLANDO, Fla. — Florida yanked four private school campuses, including the top-rated Park Maitland School, from its voucher programs because of “direct ties to the Chinese Communist Party,” Gov. Ron DeSantis’ office said late Friday.
The announcement by DeSantis — who has called the Communist Party of China the United States’ “...Read more
LOS ANGELES — A Riverside County woman was stabbed to death Monday night, reportedly after asking two people to stop using drugs outside her children’s bedroom, according to her family.
At 12:35 a.m., the Hemet Police Department responded to a report of a stabbing in the 1000 block of South Gilbert Street. Upon arriving, officers found a ...Read more
WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden plans to visit Michigan on Tuesday to show support for the United Auto Workers as they continue their strike against the Detroit Three car companies.
Biden said he will join at UAW picket line "and stand in solidarity with the men and women of the UAW as they fight for a fair share of the value they helped ...Read more
Gold bars, a luxury car and envelopes stuffed with tens of thousands in cash were among the bribes that federal authorities on Friday accused U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of accepting as they charged him in a sweeping corruption indictment — the second the New Jersey Democrat has faced in less than a decade.
Prosecutors said that in exchange for ...Read more
Leina'ala Ann Teruya Drummond, a former Miss Hawaii whose photo image helped popularize the iconic and decades-old Hawaiian Airlines logo, has died.
Drummond died of cancer Monday in Hilo, Hawaii, according to a statement from her family. She was 77. Drummond was 18 when she worked for Hawaiian Airlines in 1964, the same year she was named Miss...Read more
NEW YORK — Why in the world would Egypt need to bribe a U.S. senator?
Taking bribes in exchange for aiding Egypt is one of the allegations against Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., the powerful chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, who was indicted Friday along with his wife.
Federal prosecutors allege Menendez repeatedly sought to ...Read more
NEW YORK — Single adult migrants will only be able to stay in New York City shelters for 30 consecutive days under a new policy Mayor Eric Adams announced Friday amid a ongoing influx of asylum-seekers.
The policy, which takes effect immediately, means all single adult migrants who apply for shelter will receive notices upon being accepted ...Read more
Tropical Storm Ophelia formed as it headed toward the coast of North Carolina on Friday afternoon, with stormy weather spreading over portions of the state. Meanwhile, a second system is likely to form in the Atlantic, forecasters said.
Ophelia is expected to make landfall later in the day.
As of 5 p.m. Eastern time Friday, the storm was ...Read more
LOS ANGELES — Young pranksters in Beverly Hills are banned from wielding shaving cream, silly string or hair removal gel on Halloween night, thanks to a new ordinance adopted by the upscale city known for its celebrities and well-to-do residents.
The city adopted the new rule to create a "family-friendly Halloween experience for everyone," ...Read more
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy and other top state Democrats called on U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez to resign Friday, hours after he was indicted on federal bribery charges for a second time in less than a decade.
Menendez, a three-term Democrat who is up for reelection next year, has denied charges that he accepted hundreds of thousands in payoffs in ...Read more
NEW YORK — New York Mayor Eric Adams has been slapped with another $300 ticket for allegedly failing to root out a rat infestation at his Brooklyn rowhouse, city records show.
The new fine marks the fourth rat-related summons the rodent-despising mayor has been hit with since May 2022 over an evidently stubborn infestation in the front yard ...Read more
U.S. Senator Robert Menendez from New Jersey was indicted in a sweeping corruption probe alleging that the Democrat and his wife protected three businessmen who showered them with gifts of gold bars, hundreds of thousands in cash, mortgage payments and a Mercedes convertible.
The indictment in New York federal court said that Menendez, who is ...Read more
Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens says the city won’t increase the number of inmates it lets Fulton County house at the former Atlanta City Detention Center — at least until all the beds it previously approved are occupied.
The city has agreed to house up to 700 detainees at the 1,300-bed detention center. The county inmates who are transferred ...Read more
Thieves stole around $100,000 in equipment from Soldier Field overnight Wednesday, stadium officials said.
The “substantial theft of equipment” targeted mowers and John Deere Gators that belong to a subcontractor and were being stored at the Waldron Deck parking lot, Soldier Field spokesperson Luca Serra said.
The equipment was tucked away...Read more
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. — A week after a man was shot and killed near a music video shoot in Oakland Park, detectives have released his identity.
Broward Sheriff’s Office Oakland Park District deputies had heard gunshots coming from a nearby gas station after responding to a noise complaint about a rapper’s music video shoot at a local flea ...Read more
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