Grand jury indicts New York woman on felony charges for allegedly making threatening phone calls to LGBTQ businesses in Colorado

A grand jury in Colorado indicted a New York woman on felony charges for allegedly verbally threatening several businesses serving the LGBTQ community in the Denver area, including telling an establishment it would get “shot up like Club Q.” Sharon Robinson, 40, is accused of calling at least four businesses located in Denver and Glendale, Colorado, just weeks after an assailant shot and killed five people in late November at Club Q, an LGBTQ nightclub in Colorado Springs. While in New York, R

Daniel Penny, the man who held Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold, says race had nothing to do with it, New York Post reports

The Marine veteran who held an unhoused Black man in a deadly chokehold aboard a New York City subway train earlier this month defended his actions and said in an interview with the New York Post the killing “had nothing to do with race.” Daniel Penny, 24, told the newspaper he’s “deeply saddened by the loss of life,” amid what has become a contentious homicide case that has highlighted New York’s handling of homelessness. “This had nothing to do with race,” he told the Post. “I’m not a white

An engaged North Carolina couple is planning their dream wedding after fiancé wins $150,000 lottery prize

One couple’s dream wedding will become reality after a North Carolina man won the first top prize of $150,000 in a newly launched scratch-off game – the first time the top prize had been claimed since the game launched earlier this month. Alfred Harrell had promised his fiancée the perfect wedding, according to a news release from the North Carolina Lottery. “It’s been almost a year to the day and those promises will come true now,” he said in the news release. Harrell was getting some gas wh

Boston debuts a digital pop-up libraries pilot program at 20 bus stops

Boston is making reading on-the-go more accessible through a pilot program that will allow riders to access digital content from audiobooks to newspapers at some bus stops across the city – no library card required. The program – dubbed “Browse, Borrow, Board” – gives riders access to books, magazines and other material through QR code links, and doesn’t need an app, according to a news release from the mayor’s office. “This pilot program builds on our efforts to make public transportation mor

1,200-pound great white shark is swimming off the coast of South Carolina

A 12-foot great white shark was spotted off the coast of South Carolina this week, about a year after it was detected near the New Jersey shore. Ironbound, an adult great white shark weighing about 1,189 pounds, was recorded twice near South Carolina Thursday morning, according to OCEARCH, a nonprofit marine research group that provides open-source data about shark migration. He was first tagged on October 3, 2019, in the waters around Nova Scotia and named after Canada’s West Ironbound Island

A dozen critically endangered red wolf pups were born at the North Carolina Zoo

The North Carolina Zoo has welcomed three litters of red wolf pups, bringing in a dozen new members of the world’s most endangered wolf species. The wolves were born during a three-day period in late April and are part of the zoo’s red wolf breeding program, it said in a news release. “All pups and their mothers are healthy and doing well. This is the first time in the Zoo’s breeding program that three litters were born in one spring,” the zoo said in the release. Next month, the zoo plans to

Looking for a side hustle? This company will pay you $100 an hour to watch TikTok for 10 hours. No cap | Business

If you already spend hours scrolling through TikTok – let’s face it, who doesn’t? – then you might have just found your dream job. Influencer marketing agency Ubiquitous is looking to pay three people $100 per hour to go on a 10-hour TikTok watching session. The company is hoping the endeavor will help it gauge emerging trends online. To apply for the TikTok Watching job, subscribe to Ubiquitous’ YouTube channel and send a short blurb about why you’re the best fit for the hours-long marathon.

Pennsylvania man wins $50,000 lottery prize in Maryland for a second time in 2 months

Most people aren’t lucky enough to win a $50,000 lottery prize, but a Pennsylvania man did it twice in a matter of weeks. Both wins were in Maryland, where he purchased $20 scratch-offs while doing construction work, the state’s lottery said in a news release. “I buy a ticket or two at least once a week, either at home or down here,” the winner said in the news release. “All my Lottery luck seems to be in Maryland, however.” The man has taken home more than $1 million in lottery winnings from

3 killed in Farmington, New Mexico shooting

Police identify the man accused of killing 3 people in New Mexico. Here's what else we learned Police have identified the man accused of killing three people and wounding six others in a Farmington, New Mexico neighborhood as a high school student. The deputy chief, speaking at a news conference Tuesday, said at least 150 rounds of ammunition were fired as the gunman shot indiscriminately at houses and cars on Monday. The deceased victims were in their 70s and 90s, police said. Here's what else

The man who held Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold 'never intended to harm' him, his attorneys say

Amid mounting pressures to charge the man who restrained Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on a New York City subway train car this week, the man’s attorneys contend he didn’t foresee the “awful tragedy,” which has sparked protests and further accentuated the city’s struggles with homelessness and mental illness. Daniel Penny, 24, has been identified by his attorneys as the US Marine veteran who held down Neely on Monday afternoon while they were aboard the train in downtown Manhattan. Neely,

Jordan Neely, the man killed in chokehold on NYC subway, is remembered as an entertainer shattered by his mother's murder

Before Jordan Neely was killed on a New York City subway car this week, he was known for his swift Michael Jackson dance moves that entertained many — yet he struggled with the trauma his mother’s murder had left him with at an early age. “He told me about how much his mother’s passing impacted him. He disclosed that she was murdered, and her body was put in a suitcase,” Moses Harper, an artist who knew Neely, told CNN. Harper and Neely became friends quickly after they met in 2009. When she t

University of California students in Davis fearful and rattled as 3 stabbings in 5 days remain unsolved

Three brutal stabbings near the University of California at Davis in the span of five days have left two people dead and some students rattled and fearful as authorities dig for clues on who is responsible and whether the attacks were connected. The latest attack happened Monday night near campus and left a woman in critical condition. Just days before, stabbings at two parks near campus claimed the lives of UC Davis senior Karim Abou Najm on Saturday and David Breaux on Thursday. The violence

Texas man allegedly shot and killed a man who scammed him of $40 in parking fees. Then he resumed his date

A Texas man who was allegedly scammed of $40 in parking fees while on a date shot and killed the man who posed as the lot’s attendant – and then “nonchalantly” walked away to proceed with his dinner plans, court records show. Erick Aguirre, 29, appeared in court Thursday for a felony murder charge in the killing of 46-year-old Elliot Nix on a Houston street where witnesses saw the shooting unfold, according to court records. On the evening of April 11, Aguirre paid Nix $40 after the victim cla

Severe storms to strike the South again as millions in Texas could see damaging winds and hail

Parts of the South are yet again at risk of facing severe storms Friday that could bring damaging winds, large hail and the possibility of tornadoes to millions in north-central Texas. More than 12 million people in Texas, including the Dallas-Fort Worth area, are under a significant risk for severe thunderstorms, according to the Storm Prediction Center. The Level 3 of 5 threat includes Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio and Austin. The state could see baseball-size hail and wind gusts reaching

Severe thunderstorms threaten more than 15 million today from the South to the Northeast after flooding triggered water rescues in Texas' capital

The same weather system that spawned tornadoes, deadly storms and water rescues in the central US continues to lash Texas with heavy rain as it crawls east early Friday, putting more than 15 million people at risk of severe thunderstorms from the South and Midwest to the Northeast. Get the latest on your forecast here Strong thunderstorms with large hail, gusty winds and isolated tornadoes could whip parts of the upper Texas coastal plain into the lower Mississippi Valley, along with the upper

'Large and extremely dangerous' tornado rolls through Cole, Oklahoma

A “large and extremely dangerous” tornado has been observed over Cole, Oklahoma, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado has rolled through southeastern Cleveland and west-central McClain counties in the central portion of the state. Although this tornado is moving through largely rural areas, it’s expected to leave behind a trail of heavy damage. Elsewhere, a tornado watch has been issued until 11 p.m. CT for western Iowa, southeastern Nebraska, northeastern Kansas and northwe

April 18, 2023 - Russia-Ukraine news

Russian foreign minister praises framework proposed by China and Brazil to end conflict in Ukraine Sergei Lavrov speaks during a conference in Caracas, Venezuela, on April 18. Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov praised a framework introduced by China and Brazil, which proposed an end to the conflict in Ukraine. “We applaud the position from China, and we have also held talks with Brazil on this, and these are very useful proposals because they can help to share ideas and help resolve problem

Hundreds still waiting for OK to go home after Indiana recycling plant fire. Officials set to evaluate the evacuation order today

Days after a blaze at an eastern Indiana plastics recycling plant forced evacuation orders for hundreds, officials are slated to meet Saturday to discuss when it will be safe for them to return to their homes as the fire fizzles out. The massive fire – which began Tuesday at a recycling facility in Richmond, Indiana – was largely reduced to hotspots and flare-ups by Thursday. People within a half-mile of the plant – about 2,000 of Richmond’s 35,000 residents – have been under evacuation orders

Fort Lauderdale begins long recovery as floodwaters recede

Fort Lauderdale and other communities across southeast Florida are working to get life back to normal after monumental flooding wreaked havoc on the area, closing transportation hubs, schools and government offices. During the peak of Wednesday’s torrential barrages, a month’s worth of rain fell in just one hour. Many of Fort Lauderdale’s streets turned into lakes when rain exceeding 2 feet inundated the coastal city. Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue crews on Thursday handled “another 250 calls for

Louisville gunman's brain to be studied for CTE, father says

The family of Connor Sturgeon – who was killed after he fatally shot five people Monday morning at the Old National Bank in Louisville, Kentucky – plans to have his brain tested for chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE, his father and a spokesperson for the family told CNN on Thursday. “Yes, Connor is being tested for CTE. Probably will take a while to get results,” Todd Sturgeon, Connor Sturgeon’s father, texted to CNN. Pete Palmer, a family friend who is speaking for the S
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