WPVI (PAULSBORO, N.J.) — Officials have cracked the code on what was stinking up southern New Jersey this week, after authorities removed a truck that was releasing chemical fumes on Thursday morning. According to New Jersey officials, the foul smell has been reported across several counties before being identified on Wednesday. A tanker truck at […]

Josh Lefkowitz/Getty Images, FILE (LOS ANGELES) — Jury selection and opening arguments in Vanessa Bryant’s case against Los Angeles County began Wednesday. Bryant filed a lawsuit in September 2020, alleging that first responders took and shared photos of her husband’s and daughter’s remains on Jan. 26, 2020. Bryant’s husband, basketball superstar Kobe Bryant, and daughter […]

RapidEye/Getty Images (NEW YORK) — Three towns on Maryland’s Eastern Shore will pay $5 million to the family of a Black teenager who was killed in an encounter with police officers almost four years ago, according to the attorneys for the family. Anton Black, a 19-year-old former star high school athlete, died on Sept. 15, […]

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images, FILE (NEW YORK) — The New York City Council held a special hearing on Tuesday after buses of asylum seekers recently arrived in the city after being sent by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott. The hearing focused on the conditions of the city’s homeless shelters and how it can deal with […]

LPETTET/Getty Images/Stock (KALAMAZOO, Mich.) — Federal prosecutors have charged a 25-year-old man for allegedly setting a Michigan Planned Parenthood clinic on fire. Joshua Brereton allegedly set fire to the Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo on July 31 around 4 p.m., when the clinic was closed and no patients were inside, according to authorities. Officials said the suspect […]

ABC News (NEW YORK) — Intense heat has returned to the Northeast, with 70 million Americans facing heat advisories on Thursday that will likely extend into the weekend. Boston is projected to reach 99 degrees on Thursday, breaking a 96-degree high from 1928, according to the National Weather Service. The mayor of Boston declared a […]

Michael Swensen/Getty Images, FILE (FRANKFORT, Ky.) — Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear said water and electricity systems across the state remain heavily damaged Wednesday from intense flooding, an issue raising concerns as scorching heat replaces rainfall. National, state and local authorities are working to bring food, water and electricity to those in the affected areas, he […]

krisanapong detraphiphat/Getty Images, FILE (BROOKLYN CENTER, Minn.) — A passenger sitting next to Duante Wright during his police-involved killing, has filed suit against the city of Brooklyn Center, Minnesota, and ex-officer Kim Potter for the injuries and trauma she says was caused by the incident. Alayna Albrecht-Payton, 21, is seeking at least $150,000 in damages […]

SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images (KALAMAZOO, Mich.) — A Michigan Planned Parenthood was intentionally set on fire, local authorities said. The Kalamazoo, Michigan, clinic was shut down on Sunday after a fire broke out around 4:10 p.m, according to officials. The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety released a surveillance photo that captured the alleged suspect […]

Mario Tama/Getty Images, FILE (LAS VEGAS, N.M.) — As his city stands on the brink of running out of water, Las Vegas, New Mexico, Mayor Louie Trujillo said the fires that initiated the problem could have been avoided. “The government is 100% responsible for this disaster and we intend to hold them accountable, to pay […]

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