1 killed in fiery pileup on 105 Freeway in Paramount

One person was killed in a fiery, multi-vehicle crash on the 105 Freeway in Paramount on Monday morning. The collision happened shortly before 3:30 a.m. on the eastbound side of the freeway near Garfield Avenue, according to the California Highway Patrol incident log. Up to seven vehicles may have been involved in the pileup, among… Continue reading 1 killed in fiery pileup on 105 Freeway in Paramount

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‘Spiraling crisis’: Thefts from cargo trains have spiked in L.A. County, Union Pacific says

Rail thefts have spiked in Los Angeles County, with thieves climbing aboard cargo trains, breaking into the containers and stealing packages, railroad company Union Pacific warned Sunday. Union Pacific said it has seen rail thefts increase by 160% in the county over the past year. And it’s been more of a problem during the past… Continue reading ‘Spiraling crisis’: Thefts from cargo trains have spiked in L.A. County, Union Pacific says

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In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece imposed a vaccination mandate Monday for people 60 and older as a spike in infections has put sustained pressure on Greek hospitals, where most of the seriously ill patients belong to that age group. Older people failing to get vaccinated will face penalties, starting at a 50-euro ($57) fine in… Continue reading In Greece, unvaccinated people 60 and up face monthly fines

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‘History will be watching what happens tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

(CNN) — The family of Martin Luther King Jr. on Monday demanded the Senate pass voting rights legislation and said lawmakers who truly honor the late civil rights leader’s legacy must stand on the right side of history. “No matter what happens tomorrow, we must keep the pressure on and say no more empty words. Don’t tell… Continue reading ‘History will be watching what happens tomorrow’: King family demands Senate pass voting rights legislation

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The world left these Afghan women behind. Now they’re fending for themselves.

The dark spectres that hang over Shazia Mohseni take multiple forms these days. Sometimes it’s the haunting possibility that to build the future she dreamed for herself she will be forced to leave her family behind in Afghanistan. “How can I live without them?” she says. “They are my life.” On good days, when she… Continue reading The world left these Afghan women behind. Now they’re fending for themselves.

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Investigation Underway After 1 Injured In Brooklyn Park Shooting

BROOKLYN PARK, Minn. (WCCO) — Investigators in Brooklyn Park are looking into a shooting that left one person injured. According to Brooklyn Park police, officers responded Sunday evening to a residence on the 6300 block of Boone Avenue North. When they arrived, no one was located at the scene. Officers soon after learned that a… Continue reading Investigation Underway After 1 Injured In Brooklyn Park Shooting

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Ice ‘Highway’ On Lake Of The Woods Opens For 2nd Year

WARROAD, Minn. (AP) — A 37-mile ice highway in Minnesota that takes motorists across the mammoth Lake of the Woods to the northernmost point in the contiguous United States is open for the second straight year. The toll is $250 per vehicle. The road costs an estimated $1,500 per mile for plowing and other upkeep.… Continue reading Ice ‘Highway’ On Lake Of The Woods Opens For 2nd Year

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Can you get too much COVID vaccine?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Doctors across the country are urging vaccinations and booster doses as the omicron and delta variants spike COVID positivity rates across the country. But many still have questions about the safety of continued injections to stave off severe infection. Although COVID-19 vaccines are highly effective at minimizing severe symptoms caused by… Continue reading Can you get too much COVID vaccine?

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CDC cites obesity as culprit for hospitalizing children with COVID-19

(KSNT) — Childhood obesity in America was already putting children at risk for poor health, now it’s hospitalizing children and adolescents who have contracted coronavirus. In a study released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, researchers found approximately two-thirds of COVID-19 patients aged 12-17 were obese, and the length of stay in the… Continue reading CDC cites obesity as culprit for hospitalizing children with COVID-19

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Bill would allow recordings in Florida classrooms, force teachers to wear microphones

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WFLA) — A new bill filed in the Florida Legislature would allow video and audio recordings in school classrooms, forcing teachers to wear microphones and allowing parents to review video of any “incidents.” HB 1055 is sponsored by Florida Rep. Bob Rommel, R-Naples. It would allow school districts to install video cameras in… Continue reading Bill would allow recordings in Florida classrooms, force teachers to wear microphones

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