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Authorities found the body of a missing woman days after charging her boyfriend with her killing
Fresno County Sheriff's Office

Authorities found the body of a missing woman days after charging her boyfriend with her killing

Divers from the Fresno County, California, Sheriff’s Office embarked on a “dangerous dive operation” this week and recovered the body of Missy Hernandez, who was last seen more than a month ago, authorities announced Tuesday. The recovery came just days after Hernandez’s boyfriend, Ramon Jimenez, was charged with murder. Hernandez’s body was recovered Sunday from…MORE

Mayor Eric Adams acknowledges New Yorkers don’t feel safe in the subways

Mayor Eric Adams acknowledges New Yorkers don’t feel safe in the subways

The former New York Police Department captain now running the city, who won the job on a law-and-order message, acknowledged on Tuesday that many New Yorkers do not feel safe in the subways. Mayor Eric Adams, a Democrat who two weeks ago took over the city’s top job, made the remarks two days after assuring…MORE

New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools
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New Jersey becomes second state to require Asian American history to be taught in schools

New Jersey will soon require Asian American history to be taught in public schools. Gov. Phil Murphy signed legislation on Tuesday that will make it mandatory for K-12 schools to include Asian American and Pacific Islander history in their curriculums starting on the 2022-2023 school year. The move makes New Jersey the second state in…MORE

Suspect identified in killing of woman at Los Angeles store
Los Angeles Police Department

Suspect identified in killing of woman at Los Angeles store

Los Angeles police have identified a suspect they’re looking for in the murder of a store employee Thursday in the city’s Hancock Park neighborhood. Shawn Laval Smith, 31, is considered “armed and dangerous,” the Los Angeles Police Department said in a tweet, warning people to call 911 instead of approaching him. Smith has been in…MORE

ACLU sues on behalf of inmates who say they were given Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 without consent

ACLU sues on behalf of inmates who say they were given Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 without consent

The American Civil Liberties Union of Arkansas has filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of four inmates who claim they were given the drug Ivermectin to treat Covid-19 without their consent. The suit accuses the Washington County Detention Center, Washington County Sheriff Tim Helder, jail physician Dr. Robert Karas and Karas Correctional Health of administering…MORE

Stevie Wonder tells senators the ‘filibuster doesn’t work … why won’t you?’

Stevie Wonder tells senators the ‘filibuster doesn’t work … why won’t you?’

Stevie Wonder has joined the push for voting rights bills with an open message for senators. “Any senator who cannot support the protection of voting rights in the United States of America cannot say they support the Constitution. Stop the hypocrisy, cut the bull-tish,” the award-winning performer said in a video message posted on his…MORE

5 things to know for January 18: Covid, Texas synagogue, voting rights, Ukraine, 5G

5 things to know for January 18: Covid, Texas synagogue, voting rights, Ukraine, 5G

Millions of people are digging out from a massive winter storm that caused widespread power outages, road closures, and thousands of flight cancellations yesterday — and we could see more of the same later this week. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also…MORE

The body of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor has been discovered in a landfill
City of Tallahassee Police Department

The body of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor has been discovered in a landfill

The death of an LGBTQ advocate and brother of a former Miami mayor is being investigated as a homicide, authorities said, after his body was discovered in a Florida landfill. Jorge Diaz-Johnston, a plaintiff in a historic same-sex marriage lawsuit against Miami-Dade County in 2014, was found dead at a Jackson County landfill on January…MORE

Gunman in Texas synagogue standoff was thrown out of a local mosque for erratic behavior days before taking hostages
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Gunman in Texas synagogue standoff was thrown out of a local mosque for erratic behavior days before taking hostages

About 10 days before taking four hostages at the Congregation Beth Israel synagogue in north Texas, Malik Faisal Akram had a heated exchange with officials at the Islamic Center of Irving and was eventually escorted from the property, according to the organization’s chief legal counsel. Khalid Hamideh of the Islamic Center told CNN on Tuesday…MORE

A Tennessee jury orders Cracker Barrel to pay man $9.4 million after he was served glass filled with a chemical
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A Tennessee jury orders Cracker Barrel to pay man $9.4 million after he was served glass filled with a chemical

A jury in Marion County, Tennessee, ordered Cracker Barrel to pay a man $9.4 million after it found the company at fault for serving him a glass filled with a chemical instead of water. The size of the award may be capped due to a Tennessee law on civil damages. “The jury returned a verdict…MORE