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Malls increase security after flurry of smash-and-grab thefts

Store owners and shoppers are on edge after a number of California malls were hit by what police call “flash mob thefts” ahead of the major holiday shopping weekend. Both major retailers and mom-and-pop shops have been impacted.
Malls increase security after flurry of smash-and-grab thefts
Malls increase security after flurry of smash-and-grab thefts
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How 'freedges' spread across the nation

“People need to eat. That’s really all there is to it,” one organizer said. “It’s important to me that my neighbors’ needs are being met.” 
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Blue skies as the 95th Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade makes a return.

New York City celebrates after Covid scaled back last year's parade.
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Mother who gave birth on a plane thanks first responders who delivered baby

"I just pushed once and the baby girl came out crying," Liliana Castañeda said of her daughter, Analia, who was born on a Delta Air Lines flight.
A Delta passenger named Liliana Castaneda-Avilia gave birth to a daughter after starting contractions during her descent into Atlanta airport.
A Delta passenger named Liliana Castaneda-Avilia gave birth to a daughter after starting contractions during her descent into Atlanta airport.
2d ago

Off-duty N.J. officer fatally struck pedestrian, put body in car, prosecutor says

Louis Santiago allegedly hit the man, put the victim in his car, went home and discussed what to do, then returned to the scene.
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Virginia professor to step down after backlash to research on 'minor-attracted' people

Allyn Walker said the research was intended to prevent child sexual abuse, but a petition signed by thousands claimed the views were "unacceptable."
Image: Old Dominion University
Image: Old Dominion University
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Gray wolf whose 'epic' travels captured headlines is killed in Southern California

Wildlife officials believe the wolf, known as OR93, was hit by a vehicle.
The gray wolf known as OR93.
The gray wolf known as OR93.
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High school football hazing led to brain damage, according to suit against California powerhouse Mater Dei

The teen was struck multiple times in the face and the head, leading to permanent scars and a “traumatic brain injury,” the lawsuit against the Catholic school claims.
Image: Mater Dei High School players warm up before a game in Santa Ana, Calif., on April 17, 2021.
Image: Mater Dei High School players warm up before a game in Santa Ana, Calif., on April 17, 2021.
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NFL player Everson Griffen reports intruder then refuses to leave home, officials say

He had called 911 to report an intruder and then refused to come out for hours, officials said.
Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 14, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif.
Everson Griffen of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Los Angeles Chargers on Nov. 14, 2021, in Inglewood, Calif.
2d ago

Michigan teachers told to take down Pride flags after 'external challenge'

A teacher resigned over the incident, saying he is "disheartened and saddened."
A pride flag flutters in the wind on July 10, 2021, in San Diego, Calif.
A pride flag flutters in the wind on July 10, 2021, in San Diego, Calif.
2d ago

LAPD forms task force to stem trend of follow-home robberies

Investigators have spotted a trend in people wearing flashy jewelry or driving expensive cars are followed and then robbed, police say
Nordstrom in Los Angeles, CA
Nordstrom in Los Angeles, CA