At least two people were killed as a tornado struck a village in China’s Hebei Province, destroying houses and causing damage to power cables and gas lines, according to local authorities. Rescue workers have been sent to the area to restore power and conduct emergency repairs to prevent secondary disasters.
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Schanda Handley was at home with her daughter and a neighbor when two men showed up at the door, dressed in what looked like blue uniforms from an appliance store. They had a carpet steamer and asked Handley if they could demonstrate it for her. When she said no, the men forced their way into her house at gunpoint, put a hood over her head and handcuffed her and her neighbor, she said. Then they pushed Handley into a van and drove off, leaving Handley’s 14-year-old daughter and the neighbor behi
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Chris Ardoin was the headliner for a Zydeco music festival that attracted thousands.
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We were almost there.
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TOKYO - Even before she lost in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament in which she was a favorite to win, Naomi Osaka faced backlash in Japan. The criticism, long running and usually bubbling just under the surface in her birth nation, came to the fore again when she climbed an illuminated staircase to light the Olympic cauldron under the glare of the world's spotlight. The issue for many commenters on Yahoo, which serves as a popular forum for a vocal minority of the country's conser
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A federal judge in New York issued a judgment of forfeiture on Friday allowing authorities to seize an oil tanker used to ferry petroleum to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, the Justice Department announced.
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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The final number of dead in the Surfside condo collapse was devastating: 98 lives lost. But at one point it seemed the number could go much higher. On June 29, five days after the collapse, the number of missing was pegged at more than 150 people. It appeared likely that most would be found dead in the rubble. A number of factors account for the difference, police say. ...
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"Never in a million years did I think our justice system was like this," one mother said. "Never did I think that judges were doing this and getting away with it."
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Charges were dropped quickly against Timothy Caraway, the man on the ground, for insufficient evidence, a court filing shows.
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A Trump supporter was arrested after a church prayer group member sent texts to the FBI that showed him inside the Capitol Building on Jan. 6
Glenn Allen Brooks texted selfies of himself inside the Capitol to a church prayer chat group, according to a DOJ criminal complaint.
A woman caught on video being charged by a grizzly bear at Yellowstone faces criminal charges after officials used social media to identify her
Yellowstone officials asked for help identifying the woman, who they later discovered had posted photos of the bears on her personal Facebook page.
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Survivors of heinous crimes deserve to have their day in court, but the bankruptcy proceedings essentially shut down future lawsuits against the BSA.
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A group of inmates were whisked to solitary confinement after the notorious gangster’s killing. Nearly three years later, all but one have been moved out.
In the ‘Great Reshuffling,’ People Are Flocking to Montana’s Biggest City. Its Mayor Has a Good Idea Why
Billings, like many smaller cities, has experienced an influx of newcomers since the pandemic began
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Smoke, closed businesses and constant worry have changed life for those living with disaster on their doorstep A Cal Fire engine navigates along Hwy 70 near the burn zone of the Dixie fire on Thursday, 22 July, 2020 in Plumas County, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/UPI/REX/Shutterstock The Dixie fire was consuming vast swaths of land in the Sierra Nevada foothills, but in the nearby valley city of Chico, California, it was a typical summer day. The temperature had already climbed past 102F
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The woman, who was in her 30s, was found near a home and authorities believe she might have been seeking help before she died.
Footage shows a 'frustrated' contractor using an excavator to wreck a new apartment complex over unpaid work
The contractor from Blumberg, Germany, caused $600,000 worth of damage because he claimed the building's developer owed him $5.8 million, reports say.
A cluster of tropical activity has developed across the Pacific Ocean, as three features battle for dominance and hold the potential for a phenomenon called the Fujiwhara Effect to occur. "Tropical activity has picked up across the eastern Pacific," said AccuWeather Meteorologist Alex DaSilva. The three main areas of interest are Tropical Rainstorm 9-E, Hurricane Hilda and an area of low pressure to their east. The good news is that all three features are generally moving away from Mexico and wi
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An extensive crime scene remained in Queens Sunday morning at the site where 10 people were shot hours earlier on Saturday night. Police shut down five blocks of 37th Avenue while they investigated.
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The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New York's Capital District from 1977 to 2014 and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, made the admission in a statement issued through his lawyer to the Albany Times-Union in response to questions from the newspaper. The Times Union reported Hubbard's statement on Saturday.
A judge told a member of the far-right Proud Boys in a hearing: “We have a virus that is killing people — why is it so hard to wear a mask?”