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13h ago

Oregon man spiked smoothies for daughter's 12-year-old friends with sedatives, affidavit says

Michael Meyden is accused of making the smoothies with benzodiazepine, a drug typically prescribed for anxiety, according to a probable cause affidavit.
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legal law exterior court view
14h ago

Paramedic sentenced to 5 years in prison in death of Elijah McClain

McClain, 23, died after being injected with the sedative ketamine after a 2019 police encounter in Colorado that followed a call about a person wearing a ski mask.
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain
A demonstrator carries an image of Elijah McClain
15h ago

Biggest storm of the season dumps snow across Sierra Nevada with 145 mph wind gusts

With snow falling two to four inches an hour, travel is life-threatening and impossible, and portions of the highly-traveled I-80 will likely close for days. 
People check on tire chains in the Sierra Nevada mountains
People check on tire chains in the Sierra Nevada mountains
15h ago

Ex-Chiefs assistant coach Britt Reid’s sentence commuted in DWI crash that injured girl

Reid, the son of Kansas City Chiefs head coach Andy Reid, caused a serious brain injury to a then 5-year-old girl when he crashed into the vehicle she was in.
Image: Britt Reid
Image: Britt Reid
15h ago

Ohio 'incel' who plotted to kill women at college is sentenced to 6 years in prison

Tres Genco, 24, pleaded guilty to attempting to commit a hate crime. He wrote that he would act “out of hatred, jealousy and revenge,” prosecutors said.
Tres Genco, a 22-year-old from Hillsboro, Ohio, charged with hate crime related to a plot to conduct mass shooting of women.
Tres Genco, a 22-year-old from Hillsboro, Ohio, charged with hate crime related to a plot to conduct mass shooting of women.
16h ago

Caught on camera: How a flood of video helped authorities get a conviction in the death of a missing Connecticut mother

The massive amount of video used to convict Michelle Troconis in the death of her boyfriend's estranged wife, Jennifer Dulos, reflects a new reality for police.
Images of Dulos and other security footage
Images of Dulos and other security footage

Does yogurt reduce risk of diabetes? The FDA says it might.

Food makers can safely advertise that eating yogurt may reduce the risk of Type 2 diabetes, the FDA announced on Friday — with some caveats.
There is limited evidence to suggest that eating yogurt regularly, at least 2 cups (3 servings) per week, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.
There is limited evidence to suggest that eating yogurt regularly, at least 2 cups (3 servings) per week, may reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

This L.A. neighborhood's 'cool pavements' help it beat the intense heat

A solar-reflective coating used in the community of Pacoima could be a playbook to offer relief to other incredibly warm — and often working-class — California neighborhoods.
technology solar reflective heat reflecting tech
technology solar reflective heat reflecting tech
18h ago

Missing 13-year-old Florida girl found dead and mother's boyfriend suspected of moving her body

Video evidence showed Stephan Sterns, the boyfriend of Madeline Soto's mother, discarding items in a dumpster the day she vanished, police said. Her backpack and laptop were later found inside.
Madeline Soto
Madeline Soto
18h ago

New York AG sends county lawmaker a cease-and-desist letter over trans athlete ban

Attorney General Letitia James ordered a Nassau County executive to “immediately rescind” an order designed to keep transgender athletes from playing sports.
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legal law
18h ago

Texas wildfires: 500 structures destroyed, governor says

The Smokehouse Creek Fire is already the biggest in Texas history and has spread into Oklahoma.
Smokehouse Creek Fire
Smokehouse Creek Fire