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California governor signs bill offering legal refuge to transgender youths 

“We believe that no one should be prosecuted or persecuted for getting the care they need — including gender-affirming care,” Gov. Gavin Newsom said. 
California Governor Gavin Newsom
California Governor Gavin Newsom
3h ago

Georgia woman Debbie Collier's death was 'personal and targeted,' police say

The Georgia woman's death is not believed to be a suicide or a random act of violence, according to the Habersham County Sheriff's Office.
Deborrah Collier.
Deborrah Collier.

On one side of the street, homes largely survived. On the other, Ian left a trail of destruction.

On one side of Ortiz Avenue in Fort Myers, residents returned to find that their trailers largely intact. On the other side, residents were trying to salvage what they could.
Fred Newhall outside his damaged home in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sept. 30, 2022.
Fred Newhall outside his damaged home in Fort Myers, Fla., on Sept. 30, 2022.

Hurricane Ian makes landfall in South Carolina after devastating Florida

More than 180,000 customers in South Carolina lost power shortly after Ian's arrival. The center of the storm is expected to move farther inland across the Carolinas.
Hurricane Ian in South Carolina
Hurricane Ian in South Carolina
4h ago

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa out indefinitely after second head injury

The star quarterback was stretchered off the field Thursday night, just four days after looking woozy and stumbling in a game.
Miami Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa
Miami Dolphins' Tua Tagovailoa

Putin illegally annexes 4 occupied regions, escalating war as Ukraine applies to join NATO

Kyiv has vowed to keep fighting to retake its occupied land, and on Friday appeared on the verge of handing Russia’s military another significant setback.
Russian President Vladimir Putin
Russian President Vladimir Putin

'Mommy, don't let me die': Florida family recounts escaping home during Hurricane Ian

Maribel Gutierrez said her family's home in Fort Myers Beach was destroyed in the storm, adding, "We lost everything. We’re left with not one single thing."
Image:  Maribel Gutierrez
Image:  Maribel Gutierrez
5h ago

At least 5 sailors sickened after jet fuel leaks into USS Nimitz' drinking water, Navy says

The sailors reported “health concerns” that “could be associated” with ingesting jet fuel that contaminated the carrier’s water supply, a Navy spokesperson said.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams forward in the Pacific Ocean on March 12, 2022.
The aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) steams forward in the Pacific Ocean on March 12, 2022.
5h ago

Louisiana man admits to kidnapping gay teen he met on Grindr in attempted murder scheme

Chance Seneca, 21, admitted that he tried to murder a teen he met on the gay dating app and planned to kill others until he was caught, government officials said.
Image: Holden White
Image: Holden White

At least 14 confirmed dead as the scope of Ian's devastation comes into focus

Most of the deaths have been in Charlotte County, an area near the stretch of Florida's southwest coast where Ian made landfall Wednesday afternoon.
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8h ago

'I felt him leave': Mom of boy, 14, fatally shot after football scrimmage recalls finding her wounded son

Nicolas Elizalde, 14, died Tuesday after he and four other football players were ambushed by five shooters as they left scrimmage in Philadelphia.
Meredith Elizalde, mother of Nicolas Elizalde
Meredith Elizalde, mother of Nicolas Elizalde