Ukraine by rail: Inside Zelenskyy's efforts to buoy a nation
The closely watched trial over a 2016 ski collision between Gwyneth Paltrow and the retired optometrist suing her for the injuries he sustained is expected to draw to a close, when attorneys give closing arguments and send the case to the eight-member jury. Terry Sanderson, 76, is suing Paltrow, claiming she skied out of control and crashed into him, leaving him with four broken ribs and a concussion with symptoms that have lasted years beyond the collision. Gwyneth Paltrow’s attorneys came close to wrapping up their case on Wednesday by relying on more experts to mount their defense on the seventh day of trial. The jury could get the case Thursday.
The county that encompasses Manhattan added more than 17,000 residents in the year ended last July after losing almost 111,000 during the height of urban population decline stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic. The U.S. Census Bureau released the latest estimates Thursday. Manhattan’s New York County was among several large, urban U.S. counties that either gained residents between July 2021 and July 2022 or stemmed the rate of losses compared with the same period a year earlier. The reversal was particularly notable in Sunbelt counties. International migration played a big part in the trend, but not every urban center is on the upswing. Los Angeles County lost 90,000 in the 12-month period.
Melissa Joan Hart says she helped 'tiny kids' flee shooting
A Biden administration rule barring states from discriminating against poor LGBTQ people in the distribution of food stamps and other nutrition assistance programs survived a legal challenge by almost two dozen Republican-led states.
RALEIGH, N.C. — North Carolina Republican House leaders are reviving efforts to require teachers to post lesson plans online. They want to make it easier for parents to challenge school materials they consider to be unfit too.
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice has signed a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors. With the Republican’s approval, West Virginia joins at least 10 other states that have enacted laws restricting treatments for transgender youth. The bill outlaws minors from being prescribed hormone therapy and fully reversible puberty blockers. It also bars minors from receiving gender-affirming surgery, something physicians say doesn’t even happen in West Virginia. Unlike measures in other states, however, West Virginia’s law contains a unique exemption. It permits doctors to prescribe medical therapy if a teenager is considered at risk for self-harm or suicide.
NEW YORK — Rupert Murdoch’s disdain for former President Donald Trump’s actions after the 2020 election came out again in evidence presented in the $1.6 billion defamation suit against Fox News.
KEY LARGO, Fla. — Scientists at SeaWorld rehabilitate so many injured manatees, many from the Florida Keys, that they have trouble coming up with creative names for the aquatic mammals.
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene’s congressional Twitter feed suspended over anti-trans tweets
A spate of threats and false reports of shooters have been pouring into schools and colleges across the country for months, raising concerns among law enforcement and elected leaders. Schools in Pennsylvania were the latest targeted by so-called swatting. Computer-generated calls on Wednesday made claims about active shooters, but it was all a hoax. One day earlier, nearly 30 Massachusetts schools received fake threats. School officials are already on edge amid a backdrop of deadly school shootings, the latest Monday at a Christian school in Nashville.
It wasn’t exactly a Nigerian prince scam.
LOS ANGELES — Seven California Highway Patrol officers and a nurse were charged with manslaughter Wednesday in connection with the death of a man who screamed, “I can’t breathe!,” as they tried to draw blood from him, prosecutors said.
NORTH CHESTERFIELD, Va. (AP) — Family, friends and other mourners gathered Wednesday at a Virginia church to remember Irvo Otieno at a funeral service, celebrating his life and calling for mental health care and policing reforms after the 28-year-old Black man's death earlier this month whil…
RALEIGH, N.C. — For the first time since his charges were elevated from a misdemeanor to a felony, the driver who lost control of his truck and struck and killed an 11-year-old girl in the Raleigh Christmas parade returned to court Wednesday.
Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame arrives in US to reunite with family after his release from custody in Rwanda
Paul Rusesabagina of ‘Hotel Rwanda’ fame arrives in US to reunite with family after his release from custody in Rwanda.
ORLANDO, Fla. — The winter killing season for manatees along Central Florida’s Atlantic coast is winding down with an astounding turn of events — a tiny fraction of the animals died compared to during the last two years.
Police response times to school shootings have come under greater scrutiny in the 10 months since the deadly event in Uvalde, Texas. In that shooting, 70 minutes passed before law enforcement stormed the classroom. On Monday, six people were fatally shot at a Christian school in Nashville, Tennessee. Police records show about eight minutes passed from the initial call of an active shooter to when Nashville officers arrived at the school. About 15 minutes after the school doors were shot in, the 28-year-old shooter was taken down. Nashville Police Chief John Drake says he didn't have a “particular problem” with his department's response.
DETROIT — Michigan State University leaders have decided not to resume classes this school year in Berkey Hall and the MSU Union, the buildings where a Feb. 13 mass shooting occurred, leaving three students dead and five wounded.
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis’ handpicked board overseeing Disney World’s government services is gearing up for a potential legal battle over a 30-year development agreement they say effectively renders them powerless to manage the entertainment giant’s future growth in Central …
The Kansas Senate passed a bill Thursday redefining abortion in state statute as anti-abortion advocates blame confusion for their loss last year when voters overwhelmingly rejected an amendment that would have removed the state-level right to abortion.
Crews were working Wednesday to remove three remaining barges that got loose on the Ohio River, including one carrying methanol. The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says a total of 10 barges got loose early Tuesday on the river near Louisville. Most were recovered, but the U.S Army Corp of Engineers says three were pinned against the McAlpine Locks and Dam and the locks are closed to traffic until the barges are stabilized. Kentucky officials say one barge was carrying 1,400 tons of methanol and was partially submerged. Methanol, also known as wood alcohol, is a colorless liquid that’s flammable and acutely toxic. Louisville Metro Emergency Services told news outlets they're monitoring air and water, but “there is zero evidence of a tank breach or any leaks.”
Are tech companies moving too fast in rolling out powerful artificial intelligence technology that could one day outsmart humans? That’s the conclusion of a group of prominent computer scientists and other tech industry notables such as Elon Musk and Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak who are calling for a 6-month pause to consider the risks. Their petition published Wednesday is a response to San Francisco startup OpenAI’s recent release of GPT-4, a more advanced successor to its widely-used AI chatbot ChatGPT that helped spark a race among tech giants Microsoft and Google to unveil similar applications.
Elon Musk, Steve Wozniak and other tech industry leaders called for a brief pause in artificial intelligence research in an open letter publicized Wednesday.
Trump, with no evidence, claims hush money grand jury is resisting being ‘rubber stamp’ for Manhattan DA Alvin Bragg
Former President Donald Trump Wednesday claimed a Manhattan grand jury is resisting District Attorney Alvin Bragg’s push to charge him in the Stormy Daniels hush money case.
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