Month: August 2019

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iStock(PERRY, Okla.) — The 97-year-old World War II veteran died on August 11 in Perry, Oklahoma. White was due all of the full military honors bestowed on veterans upon their death. There was just one problem: The decedent had no surviving kin to make the arrangements. White’s wife and son preceded him in death and […]

iStock(NEW YORK) — A New York City teen was arraigned and ordered held without bail on Friday after he was arrested for allegedly planning to conduct a possible terrorist knife or bomb attack nearby his home. Awais Chudhary was charged by prosecutors in Brooklyn Federal Court as part of a national security investigation into a […]

iStock(FORT SMITH, Ark.) — Authorities in Arkansas have released audio recordings of a 911 call between an operator and a woman who was moments from dying in a flash flood, in which the dispatcher can be heard at times chastising the caller for getting her vehicle stuck in the fast-rising waters, and even, at one […]

iStock(NEW YORK) — With the threat of Hurricane Dorian bearing down on Florida and Southern Georgia, nursing homes and the elderly are at an elevated risk of vulnerability. Nearly 60 percent of Florida’s nursing homes do not have the proper equipment required by state regulations, according to data from Florida’s Agency for Health Care Administration […]

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Hurricane Dorian strengthened Friday afternoon to a Category 3 storm with 115 mph winds as Floridians brace for the extremely dangerous storm to hit. Dorian is forecast to make landfall along Florida’s east coast overnight into Tuesday as a Category 4 storm. Forecast to approach Florida with winds of 140 mph, […]

imagedepotpro/iStock(WASHINGTON) — After canceling a trip to Poland to monitor Hurricane Dorian’s approach from home, President Donald Trump on Friday declared a state of emergency in Florida as the storm barreled toward the state. “It’s looking like it could be an absolute monster,” Trump said in a video message he tweeted Thursday evening. Dorian was […]

noblige/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Visitors to national parks and other public lands could soon see a new form of transportation on many trails: electric bicycles.A new memo from the Department of Interior, which oversees the National Park Service and other federal lands, says that bicycles that include a motor that either propels the bicycle or assists a […]

Evgen_Prozhyrko/iStock(CLEVELAND) — The brother of Olympic gold medalist Simone Biles has been charged with murder in triple homicide at a New Years Eve Airbnb party in Cleveland, authorities said. Tevin Biles-Thomas, 24, is charged with voluntary manslaughter, felonious assault and perjury. He was arrested on Aug. 29 and is being held in Liberty County, Ga., […]

scyther5/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Another U.S. service member was killed during combat operations in Afghanistan on Thursday, marking the third American service member killed in the country in just over a week. The Defense Department did not provide additional details surrounding the circumstances of the service member’s death. “In accordance with U.S. Department of Defense policy, the […]

vmargineanu/iStock(PINEVILLE, N.C.) — A 1-year-old in North Carolina died after being left inside a hot car, police said. A mother called 911 for help after realizing she had left her child in her car outside a shopping center near Pinevile, a suburb of Charlotte in the southernmost part of North Carolina’s Mecklenburg County, police said. […]

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