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Less deadly than delta? In some states, omicron caused more deaths

The omicron variant, though extremely contagious, was considered less deadly than delta. New research shows that wasn't always the case.
Image: Covid patient
Image: Covid patient
3h ago

Trevor Reed reveals he 'lost hope', describes squalid cell conditions in Russia

Trevor Reed, 30, returned to the U.S. late last month after serving nearly three years in a Russian jail.
Image: Trevor Reed
Image: Trevor Reed
3h ago

Florida deputy charged after man covered in gasoline ‘cooked alive’ in fire sparked by stun gun

Deputy David Crawford's “actions were reckless and held such disregard for human life that it rises to the level of culpable negligence,” Osceola County Sheriff Marcos López said.
Jean Barreto.
Jean Barreto.
5h ago

Former Missouri hospital worker charged with murder 20 years after spate of deaths

The deaths at Hedrick Medical Center involved people of varying ages and levels of health. Jennifer Anne Hall was charged with first-degree murder in one of the deaths.
Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, Mo.
Hedrick Medical Center in Chillicothe, Mo.
5h ago

3 high school graduations across the U.S. end with gunfire in less than 24 hours

At least one person was killed and seven others injured in three separate shootings after high school graduation ceremonies in Louisiana, Michigan and Tennessee.
Police officers respond to a reported shooting at Louisiana Southeastern University after a graduation ceremony on May 19, 2022.
Police officers respond to a reported shooting at Louisiana Southeastern University after a graduation ceremony on May 19, 2022.

At least 2 dead, 8 wounded in Chicago shooting, police say

Gunfire erupted at around 10:30 p.m. Thursday near a McDonald's restaurant on the city's Near North Side.
Two people were killed and eight others were injured after a shooting erupted in Chicago on May 19, 2022, police said.
Two people were killed and eight others were injured after a shooting erupted in Chicago on May 19, 2022, police said.
7h ago

Gun in 8-year-old’s backpack goes off at Chicago school, mom charged

Prosecutors said the 8-year-old had found the gun underneath his mother's bed and brought it to school. A 7-year-old student was injured in the incident.
The Walt Disney Magnet School on Chicago's North Side.
The Walt Disney Magnet School on Chicago's North Side.
8h ago

13-year-old arrested in Cinco de Mayo shooting that injured 5

The teen was being held at the Yakima County Juvenile Justice Center in Washington state on suspicion of five counts of first-degree assault in connection with the May 6 incident.

Here’s how some experts think attacks like the Buffalo shooting might be prevented

In behavioral threat assessment teams, law enforcement and mental health professionals join forces to find and divert people who are on paths to violence.
Shannon Waedell-Collins pays her respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo
Shannon Waedell-Collins pays her respects at the scene of Saturday's shooting at a supermarket in Buffalo