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3h ago

Teen attacked by shark in Florida suffers serious injuries

The teen was scalloping in 5-foot deep water at Keaton Beach on the west coast of the state when the shark attacked, authorities said.
3h ago

USC, UCLA leave the Pac-12 for the Big Ten

The L.A. schools have been affiliated with the venerable "Conference of Champions" for a century, but the lure of big football revenue drew the Trojans and the Bruins to the Midwest.
Kazmeir Allen #19 of the UCLA Bruins catches a pass and runs for a touchdown past Isaac Taylor-Stuart #6 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA football game in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2021.
Kazmeir Allen #19 of the UCLA Bruins catches a pass and runs for a touchdown past Isaac Taylor-Stuart #6 of the USC Trojans in the first half of a NCAA football game in Los Angeles on Nov. 20, 2021.
3h ago

R. Kelly on suicide watch for 'purely punitive reasons,' his attorney says

“MDC Brooklyn is being run like a gulag,” his lawyer Jennifer Bonjean said. BOP insists it's committed to "the safety and security of all inmates."
R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing
R Kelly Appears In Court in Chicago For Status Hearing
5h ago

Florida teen killed by man who feared being outed as gay, police say

The 19-year-old suspect has been charged with first-degree murder, and prosecutors haven't ruled out adding a hate crime charge.
Image: Telan Mann
Image: Telan Mann
6h ago

Father mourns death of daughter with lupus, smuggled in truck abandoned in Texas

He had urged his daughter not to leave home in Honduras. She said she'd be safe and was one of 53 migrants who lost their lives, abandoned in a sweltering truck.
Image: Roberto Marquez
Image: Roberto Marquez
7h ago

Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson's death was caused by fentanyl and cocaine

Ferguson, 26, died on June 21. The manner of his death was determined to be an accident, according to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Maryland.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on December 26, 2021 in Cincinnati.
Baltimore Ravens linebacker Jaylon Ferguson during a game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Baltimore Ravens on December 26, 2021 in Cincinnati.
8h ago

8 Akron, Ohio, police officers placed on leave following killing of Black motorist

Large trucks and snow plows, meant to be street barriers, were moved downtown overnight as the city braces for protests in the wake of Jayland Walker's death.
City of Akron Police cars.
City of Akron Police cars.
8h ago

Shooting of officers up 19% across nation, according to police advocacy group

The union found that 178 officers have been shot in the line of duty in 2022, compared to 150 through the same time period of 2021, marking an 18.66% spike.
New York police officers salute during the funeral for officer Wilbert Mora on Feb. 2, 2022, in New York. Mora, 27, along with partner Jason Rivera, were killed on January 21, as they responded to a domestic violence emergency.
New York police officers salute during the funeral for officer Wilbert Mora on Feb. 2, 2022, in New York. Mora, 27, along with partner Jason Rivera, were killed on January 21, as they responded to a domestic violence emergency.

WNBA star Brittney Griner stands trial in Russia on drug charge

Legal experts say an acquittal in Russian criminal court is "very unlikely," and that Griner's best bet at becoming free would be through diplomatic negotiations.
Image: Brittney Griner
Image: Brittney Griner

Man who sold pistol to Texas synagogue hostage-taker pleads guilty

Henry “Michael” Williams sold Malik Faisal Akram the weapon Arkam used when he entered Congregation Beth Israel in the Dallas-area suburb of Colleyville on Jan. 15.
Image: Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas.
Image: Congregation Beth Israel synagogue on Jan. 16, 2022 in Colleyville, Texas.

The highest maternal poverty levels are in trigger law states, data shows

Nearly 1 in 4 women who gave birth in recent years in trigger law states lived in poverty, data shows.
pregnant woman silhouette
pregnant woman silhouette