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8h ago

At least 20 people injured when Texas walkway collapses

Authorities are investigating the cause of the deck collapse at Southside Beach.
More than 20 people were injured during a possible deck collapse at Stahlman Park in Surfside Beach, Texas on Thursday afternoon.
More than 20 people were injured during a possible deck collapse at Stahlman Park in Surfside Beach, Texas on Thursday afternoon.
9h ago

Joran van der Sloot, chief suspect in Natalee Holloway disappearance, transferred to U.S. custody

Holloway, 18, vanished on vacation with classmates in Aruba in 2005 and was last seen getting into a car with van der Sloot.
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot
Joran Andreas Petrus van der Sloot
9h ago

Gun used in Florida neighbor's killing was bought last year after previous dispute, affidavit says

The suspect, Susan Louise Lorincz, said she purchased the .380-caliber Remington after an altercation with the victim, Ajike “AJ” Owens, the document says.
Susan Louise Lorincz
Susan Louise Lorincz
10h ago

Nutrient found in high-protein foods helps slow aging in animals — and maybe humans, too

Scientists report that increasing the nutrient found in protein-rich foods may slow the aging process, leading to longer, healthier lives in animals — and maybe humans, too.
Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in San Diego, California 10 November 2006. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals. The drinks are often aimed at the youth market with edgy names like Rockstar and Full Throttle, and the provocatively named Cocaine Energy Drink, which despite its name contains no illegal ingredients. The typical energy drink sells for two dollars or more per can or bottle, well above the average price of traditional soft drinks.
Cans of energy drinks are displayed in a store in San Diego, California 10 November 2006. The kick from caffeine has a growing number of consumers jumping into energy drinks-soft drinks spiked with nutritional aids and stimulants despite warnings from health professionals. The drinks are often aimed at the youth market with edgy names like Rockstar and Full Throttle, and the provocatively named Cocaine Energy Drink, which despite its name contains no illegal ingredients. The typical energy drink sells for two dollars or more per can or bottle, well above the average price of traditional soft drinks.
11h ago

Wildfire smoke snarls U.S. air travel with flight delays

The smoke wafting across the eastern U.S. is causing flight delays and cancellations at major airports and travel hubs.
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TOPSHOT-US-CANADA-FIRES-SMOG
11h ago

2 Connecticut officers fired over treatment of man paralyzed in police van after 2022 arrest

The New Haven officers recklessly dragged Richard "Randy" Cox out of the van while he was paralyzed, mocked him for not being able to move and falsely accused him of being drunk, an investigation found.
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11h ago

Air quality: New York sending firefighters to Canada to battle blazes blanketing U.S. in smoke

New York City had the worst air quality in the world early this morning, with Detroit in fifth place, according to the tracking service IQAir.com.
Image: Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Blows South Creating Hazy Conditions On Large Swath Of Eastern U.S.
Image: Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Blows South Creating Hazy Conditions On Large Swath Of Eastern U.S.

Wrinkles and trouble sleeping are among the strange symptoms poor air quality can cause

The wildfire smoke that has blanketed much of the Northeast can cause a number of unexpected symptoms.
Image: The Statue of Liberty, covered in a haze-filled sky, from the Staten Island Ferry, on June 7, 2023, in New York.
Image: The Statue of Liberty, covered in a haze-filled sky, from the Staten Island Ferry, on June 7, 2023, in New York.
11h ago

Human remains identified as Minnesota mother missing since March, police say

Adam Fravel, Madeline Kingsbury’s ex-boyfriend and the father of her two children, was arrested in connection with her disappearance, but police have not said on what charge.
Minnesota Mom, Madeline Kingsbury, 26, who was last seen March 31
Minnesota Mom, Madeline Kingsbury, 26, who was last seen March 31

Experimental drug for marijuana addiction shows promise, small study finds

There's no FDA-approved medication to treat cannabis use disorder, which may affect millions of Americans.
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Image: Marijuana