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Woman stored dead grandma in freezer to collect her social security checks
A Pennsylvania woman allegedly stored her grandmother’s body in a freezer for several years in order to collect the dead senior’s social security checks, a report said. Cynthia Black, 61, was arrested and charged Wednesday for the disturbing scheme that funneled over $186,000 into a bank account used by her, her since-deceased mother, and a...
(Fri, 29 May 2020 00:11:13 -0400)
George Weisz, inventor of ventilator used for coronavirus patients, dead at 90
Weisz, who was born in Hungary in 1929, fled Budapest for London with his mother and two sisters in 1939, two weeks before the outbreak of World War II, The Times reported.
(Thu, 28 May 2020 23:51:05 -0400)
George Floyd protesters breach Minneapolis police precinct, set it on fire
Minneapolis protests over the death of George Floyd took another violent turn Thursday night as a group of demonstrators broke into a police precinct and set it on fire. Photos from social media show flames inside the lobby of the Minneapolis police department’s 3rd Precinct. Another photo appears to show the building’s front facade ablaze....
(Thu, 28 May 2020 23:46:57 -0400)
Healthy people should wear masks only if caring for coronavirus patients, WHO says
The World Health Organization is recommending healthy people, including those who don’t exhibit COVID-19 symptoms, only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with the contagion, a sharp contrast from the advice given by American public health officials who recommend everyone wear a mask in public. “If you do not have any repository symptoms such as fever,...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 23:22:06 -0400)
Shots fired during ‘tense’ George Floyd protests in Denver
Shots were fired at a George Floyd demonstration in Denver Thursday evening, with one protester filmed being run over after an altercation with a driver. The shooting occurred in a park across the street from the Colorado Capitol after most of the several hundred protesters who had gathered already had left the area to march...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 23:18:38 -0400)
Twitter hits back at Trump’s executive order targeting social media sites
Twitter struck back at President Trump’s executive order targeting social media giants on Thursday, saying it threatens the future of online speech and Internet freedoms. “This EO is a reactionary and politicized approach to a landmark law,” Twitter’s Global Public Policy team said in a statement. The order directs federal agencies to look at whether...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 22:28:47 -0400)
Hammer-wielding woman arrested after racist rant against Latino couple
She got nailed. A hammer-wielding Texas woman was arrested Sunday after reportedly launching a racist, profanity-laced rant at a Latina doctor and her husband while misidentifying them as Mexicans. Constance Lynn Bono, 60, was allegedly filmed waving the hammer around as she directed her hate-filled screed at Arturo Cordovez and his wife Dr. Lia Franco,...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 22:26:28 -0400)
Connecticut woman allegedly spits in face of shopper going wrong way in one-way aisle
A Connecticut woman was arrested for allegedly spitting in the face of a man who was disobeying a supermarket’s one-way aisle direction, a report said. Martine Shanchuk, of Sandy Hook, tried to force the shopper to comply with Newtown’s Big Y directive, which was put in place to help promote social distancing, Patch.com reported, citing...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 22:17:19 -0400)
Oregon woman buys winning lottery ticket with cash from sewing face masks
"I don't play a lot," said winner Lorna Hewitt, who bought her winning Keno-8 ticket at a grocery store in the town of Sisters.
(Thu, 28 May 2020 21:18:30 -0400)
Prosecutor says he won’t ‘rush’ to charge cops involved in George Floyd death
A Minnesota prosecutor on Thursday night said there is evidence that does not support criminal charges against the white cop who kneeled on George Floyd before the black man’s death — but later backtracked. Along with the since-tempered revelation, Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he will not “rush” to charging the four officers involved...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 21:13:48 -0400)
Here’s everything we know about the death of George Floyd
The death of unarmed black man George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis cops has forced a nation into a bitter self-reckoning.
(Thu, 28 May 2020 21:03:32 -0400)
Half of coronavirus cases in Washington state are under the age of 40
The coronavirus is moving from older to younger residents in Washington state. Half of the confirmed cases in Washington by early May are under the age of 40, marking a significant shift from the early outbreak of the virus when that age group accounted for just 33 percent of sick residents, according to a new...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 20:33:07 -0400)
Michigan ‘welcome’ signs are anything but amid coronavirus
Welcome to Michigan — not. Two electronic billboards at the Indiana border are urging travelers to think again before driving into the Wolverine State so long as coronavirus lockdowns are in place. “NOW ENTERING MICHIGAN,” they read. “REALLY? YOU’RE SURE ABOUT THIS?” Drivers leaving Michigan are treated to an equally snarky message. “The Great State...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 20:28:25 -0400)
Colin Kaepernick speaks out on George Floyd case
Colin Kaepernick reacted to the death of George Floyd, and the violent protests that came in the days after, on social media Thursday. It was the first comments Kaepernick made since Floyd died in an officer-involved incident in Minneapolis on Monday. Video released from the arrest showed an officer kneeling on Floyd’s neck while he...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 20:21:17 -0400)
Trump warns of ‘enhanced hurricane season’ amid coronavirus
President Trump said Thursday that US officials are forecasting a “slightly enhanced” hurricane season in coming months, creating new challenges during the coronavirus pandemic. “So you think we can have a slightly enhanced hurricane season? That’s just what we want, that’s just what we want,” Trump said to officials gathered in the Oval Office. “Are...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 19:29:31 -0400)
Chicago to resume outdoor dining next week, while NYC still has no plan
“We’ll also see the partial reopening of restaurants and coffee shops with a focus on outdoor space,” said Lightfoot in a press briefing, according to Eater.
(Thu, 28 May 2020 19:22:06 -0400)
Your guide to finding summer camps that are open in 2020
Looking for a summer camp to occupy the kids? You’re not flat out of luck. Some day and overnight camp programs are still up and running despite the coronavirus pandemic. Sleepaway camps are still operating in Arkansas, Georgia, Maine, North Carolina, and Texas, though with health screenings and smaller groups. And they’re still open county...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 19:17:39 -0400)
Minnesota National Guard activated in response to George Floyd protests
Minnesota Gov. Tim Walz has activated the state’s National Guard to maintain peace in Minneapolis where protests over the death of George Floyd have become violent and destructive. “It is time to rebuild. Rebuild the city, rebuild our justice system, and rebuild the relationship between law enforcement and those they’re charged to protect,” Walz said...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 18:20:25 -0400)
George Floyd was out of work during coronavirus before he was killed
George Floyd had moved to Minneapolis to turn his life around. The 46-year-old father — who died Monday after a cop kneeled on his neck for several minutes during an arrest — left his Texas hometown in 2014. “He was looking to start over fresh, a new beginning,” said Christopher Harris, Floyd’s lifelong friend. “He...
(Thu, 28 May 2020 18:02:21 -0400)
World’s oldest man Bob Weighton dead at 112
The former teacher and engineer held the title since February, when the previous holder, Chitetsu Watanabe of Japan, passed away.
(Thu, 28 May 2020 17:19:31 -0400)