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High-ranking NXIVM cult leader Lauren Salzman avoids jail time, sentenced to probation

She was a key aide to guru Keith Raniere and had been looking at a possible prison term.
Image: Lauren Salzman
Image: Lauren Salzman
5m ago

Wisconsin officer to be charged in death of Black man after judge overrules prosecutors

Milwaukee County Judge Glenn Yamahiro said probable cause existed to charge Joseph Mensah in Jay Anderson Jr.’s death.
Jay Anderson's mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign memorializing her son during a Get Out The Vote rally in Chicago on Oct. 29, 2020.
Jay Anderson's mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign memorializing her son during a Get Out The Vote rally in Chicago on Oct. 29, 2020.
8m ago

Woman found stabbed to death in 'gruesome scene' at iconic Atlanta park, police say

A $10,000 reward has been offered for information in the fatal stabbing at Piedmont Park, a popular backdrop for movies and television shows filmed in the city.
Image: Piedmont Park
Image: Piedmont Park
1h ago

Man accused of killing 8 in Atlanta-area spa shootings to serve 4 consecutive life sentences

Robert Aaron Long is scheduled to appear in court next month for the remaining charges in Fulton County, where the district attorney said she will seek the death penalty.
Image: Flowers, candles and signs lie at a makeshift memorial outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Ga., on March 19, 2021.
Image: Flowers, candles and signs lie at a makeshift memorial outside Young's Asian Massage following the deadly shootings in Acworth, Ga., on March 19, 2021.

New York City will pay people $100 to get Covid vaccine

Mayor Bill de Blasio said over 59 percent of the city's population has received at least one Covid-19 shot, but that's not enough.
Image: A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on July 22, 2021.
Image: A health care worker fills a syringe with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the American Museum of Natural History in New York on July 22, 2021.

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds blames unvaccinated migrants for recent Covid spike

"Part of the problem is the southern border is open and we’ve got 88 countries that are coming across the border and they don’t have vaccines," she told reporters Tuesday.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks in Des Moines on July 16, 2021.
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds speaks in Des Moines on July 16, 2021.
2h ago

2 dead, 30 injured after leak at Texas chemical plant

Chemical company LyondellBasell said Wednesday that about 100,000 pounds of a mixture which included acetic acid was released at its La Porte complex near Houston.
Image: Emergency vehicles and personnel rerspond to a chemical incident at LyondellBasell facility in La Porte., Tx., on July 27, 2021
Image: Emergency vehicles and personnel rerspond to a chemical incident at LyondellBasell facility in La Porte., Tx., on July 27, 2021
2h ago

Activision Blizzard workers to walk out after sexual harassment lawsuit

California sued the company, which makes popular titles including World of Warcraft and Call of Duty, alleging that the company has a "pervasive 'frat boy' culture."
Image: Activision Blizzard E3
Image: Activision Blizzard E3

Change in CDC mask guidance met with relief from experts

“The whole country is on fire,” said Ali Mokdad, a professor of global health at the University of Washington. “Covid-19 is rising in every state.”
Image: Indoor masks
Image: Indoor masks

Louisiana sees highest spike in single-day Covid hospitalizations since start of pandemic

The state has one of the lowest vaccination rates in the country, with only 36 percent of the population fully vaccinated.
Image: Revelers crowd the French Quarter as Louisiana's COVID-19 cases rise amid Delta variant, in New Orleans
Image: Revelers crowd the French Quarter as Louisiana's COVID-19 cases rise amid Delta variant, in New Orleans
4h ago

Gunmaker offers $33M to Sandy Hook families to settle suits

Lawyers for now-bankrupt Remington filed the offers late Tuesday in Waterbury Superior Court in Connecticut.
Twenty-seven wooden angel figures are seen placed in wooded area beside road near Sandy Hook Elementary School for victims of school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut
Twenty-seven wooden angel figures are seen placed in wooded area beside road near Sandy Hook Elementary School for victims of school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut