A crane lifted a medical helicopter from its crash site next to a church in a residential area of suburban Philadelphia on Wednesday. Investigators planned to move the wreckage to Delaware and continue searching for evidence there. (Jan. 13)
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Fragments of what may have been a drone were found at the site and could have caused the explosion, police said. Houthi rebels claimed responsibility.
The Philippines is buying 32 S-70i Black Hawk helicopters from Poland-based Sikorsky Aircraft subsidiary PZL Mielec to beef up its existing fleet of 12, the country's defence chief said on Sunday, as it seeks to boost its disaster response capabilities. Defence Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said a notice of award was issued on Dec. 28 for the purchase of brand new helicopters under a project that comes with logistics support and a training package for pilots and maintenance crew at a cost of 32 billion pesos ($624 million). The contract was now being drafted, with the delivery of the first five units expected in 2023, Lorenzana said on Facebook.
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No public tickets will be sold to next month's Beijing Olympics due to COVID-19, the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said. Instead, groups of spectators will be invited to the games, and "the organizers expect that these spectators will strictly abide by the COVID-19 countermeasures before, during and after each event," the Beijing 2022 Organizing Committee said. The organizing committee said this change is due to the "grave and complicated situation of the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure the safety of all participants and spectators."
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Pete Sztybel and his faithful companion Whiskey, a 16-year-old miniature pinscher, found a war hero's footstone. His daughter is profoundly grateful.
Tickets for the Winter Olympics set to begin on Feb. 4 will be distributed to "targeted" groups of people and will not be sold to the general public, the organising committee said on Monday, in the latest setback to the Games inflicted by COVID-19. Organisers had said in September that there would not be any international spectators at the Games, under COVID-19 prevention policies that have all but shut China's borders to international travellers. It cited the "severe and complex" COVID-19 situation and the need to protect the safety of Olympics personnel and spectators in Monday's announcement.
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Mayfield candle factory destroyed by a killer Kentucky tornado, where workers said they were threatened with dismissal if they left their posts, closing
Two residents at an assisted living facility in Sun City are dead after an apparent murder-suicide Sunday, authorities said.
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An officer in Florida tried to deescalate a situation between a suspect and her colleague. That's when Sgt. Christopher Pullease grabbed her by the throat.
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Bice: U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson blames LBJ and Great Society for high percentage of out-of-wedlock births
Ron Johnson — who has advised using mouthwash to fight COVID and labeled Social Security a Ponzi scheme — is has a new topic: out-of-wedlock births.
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Aaron Pollack died Dec. 7, 2021
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“Without the (security) instruction we received, we would not have been prepared to act and flee when the situation presented itself,” Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker said.
"I hope that people will understand that one of the things that the Nazi ideology did during the Holocaust was to dehumanize Jewish people," said Rabbi Menachem Sebbag
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No good deed goes unpunished, as they say
Cartels have begun to target the lucrative crop and farmers are arming themselves.
New Database Reveals All the U.S. Congressmen Who Owned Slaves — Including Those Seen as Progressive
The Washington Post has chronicled 1,715 former members of Congress who were slave owners at some point in their lives
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GoFundMe/Antoinajah EdwardsWhen a 16-year-old girl was shot and killed while working at a Burger King drive-thru in Milwaukee earlier this month, the horrific news reverberated around the nation. Tens of thousands of dollars in donations poured in and Niesha Harris-Brazell’s devastated family wondered how she could be taken “in the blink of an eye.” But after spending two weeks piecing together events, investigators have made the bombshell allegation in court documents that Harris-Brazell was ki
- LA Times
Thieves pilfering railroad cars is a crime that harks back to the days of horseback-riding bandits, but is fueled by a host of modern realities including homeless encampments and e-commerce.
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The FBI is being slammed for saying the Congregation Beth Israel hostage taker’s demands were “not specifically related to the Jewish community.”
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With St. Louis getting $790 million from the NFL over the re-relocation of the Rams to L.A., someone in San Diego has gotten an idea. As explained by Jeff McDonald of the San Diego Union-Tribune, there’s a movement in the former home of the Chargers to sue the NFL over the team’s departure. Former City [more]