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Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake

Tsunami warning in effect for parts of the Alaskan coast after an 8.2 earthquake

Parts of Alaska are under tsunami warnings after a 8.2 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast, according to preliminary data from the US Geological Survey. The very strong quake was located about 56 miles (91 kilometers) east southeast of Perryville, Alaska, and occurred around 10:15 p.m. Wednesday night local time, USGS said. At 29 miles…MORE

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man was charged with hate crimes for attacks on Muslims in New York City

A man accused of anti-Muslim attacks in New York City was charged Wednesday with hate crimes by the Queens District Attorney’s Office. Naved Durrni, 30, faces charges of assault as a hate crime, menacing as a hate crime, aggravated harassment and criminal possession of a weapon in the recent physical and verbal attacks on Muslims…MORE

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Larry Nassar has thousands of dollars in his prison account, but he’s only making minimum payments to his victims, court documents show

Disgraced former USA Gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar, who is currently serving a decades-long sentence in federal prison for sexual abuse, has been delinquent in his payments toward court-ordered criminal penalties, according to a new court filing. A motion filed Wednesday by the US Justice Department said that since Nassar’s incarceration, he had received deposits into…MORE

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

Suspect arrested in movie theater shooting that wounded TikTok star, killed teen

A man is in custody in connection with the shooting at a California movie theater Monday night that left a woman dead and a well-known TikTok user in critical condition, police said Wednesday. Rylee Goodrich, 18, and Anthony Barajas, 19, were at a showing of “The Forever Purge” at a movie theater in Corona, California,…MORE

Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86
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Pioneering TV pitchman Ron Popeil dies at age 86

Infomercial king Ron Popeil died “suddenly and peacefully” Wednesday at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, according to a statement provided to CNN by Popeil representative Eric Ortner. He was 86. Popeil started his sales career in Chicago-area flea markets at the age of 16, according to his official biography. In 1959 he appeared…MORE

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19
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Arkansas Children’s hospitals report record high number of children hospitalized with Covid-19

Arkansas Children’s hospitals report a record number of children are hospitalized with Covid-19 as the illness continues to prey upon the state’s unvaccinated population. The hospitals, located in Little Rock and Springdale, said 24 pediatric patients were hospitalized with Covid-19 on Wednesday, a 50% increase over any previous peak during the pandemic. Of the 24…MORE

MLB game postponed due to 12 positive coronavirus tests within Washington Nationals team
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MLB game postponed due to 12 positive coronavirus tests within Washington Nationals team

The Washington Nationals game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Wednesday has been postponed due to a dozen Covid-19 cases within the Nationals organization. Nationals manager Dave Martinez said on a video news conference that four players and eight staff members had positive tests results for the coronavirus. The manager said some people had symptoms and…MORE

NCAA stance means Reggie Bush won’t get Heisman Trophy back
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NCAA stance means Reggie Bush won’t get Heisman Trophy back

Reggie Bush, the former University of Southern California (USC) star who won the 2005 Heisman Trophy, won’t get the award back. NCAA officials stated Wednesday that despite college athletes now having the ability to profit and receive benefits through Name Image and Likeness (NIL) opportunities, the college sports governing body’s rules still prohibit “pay-for-play type…MORE

FedEx facility shooter who killed 8 was not motivated by bias, officials say
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FedEx facility shooter who killed 8 was not motivated by bias, officials say

Brandon Hole, the 19-year-old shooter who killed eight people in a FedEx facility earlier this year, was not motivated by racial bias or ideology, according to officials. Officials said Wednesday that they believe his motivation was to commit murder and die by suicide. Based on the investigation, it did not appear he was a disgruntled…MORE

A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week
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A vital Memphis bridge shut down since May due to a structural crack will partially open next week

A major bridge connecting Memphis, Tennessee, to Arkansas will open to traffic in one direction on Monday, more than two months after a crack forced its closure, Tennessee transportation officials said Wednesday. The Hernando DeSoto Bridge, which carries Interstate 40 over the Mississippi River, was shut down for repairs May 11 after a routine inspection…MORE

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