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Here’s what we know about the Fort Worth police shooting

Here’s what we know about the Fort Worth police shooting

A concerned neighbor called police at 2:23 a.m. to check on the woman across the street because her front door was open. At 2:30 a.m., she would be dead. A white police officer shot and killed Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman, through her window early Saturday morning in Fort Worth, Texas. Police say…MORE

6 people hospitalized after being shot in Philadelphia

6 people hospitalized after being shot in Philadelphia

Six people, ranging from 14 to 27 years old, are being treated in a Philadelphia hospital after being shot, police said. A 911 call came in Sunday evening reporting “gunshots and several victims,” Philadelphia police said. “At 8th Street and Clearfield Street on the highway at approximately 5:24 p.m., E-911 received a call for gunshots…MORE

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

A female teacher at a Pennsylvania middle school is on administrative leave after she could be heard on video calling a black man the “N-word” and using other racist language after a fender bender in the school parking lot. The incident happened Thursday at Drexel Hill Middle School, Upper Darby School District Superintendent Daniel McGarry…MORE

Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California’s active wildfires

Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California’s active wildfires

Firefighters are making progress containing the largest of the wildfires currently burning in California, authorities said. The Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles is 41% contained, up from 19% Saturday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CAL FIRE, said on Facebook Sunday. The fire is almost 8,000 acres in size. All evacuation orders…MORE

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, authored by state assemblymaker Laura Friedman, applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items…MORE

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at…MORE

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor kills 4 people eating dinner in a Chicago apartment, police say

A neighbor is in custody after he shot five people — four of them fatally — in an apartment building in Chicago, police said. The shooting happened Saturday night and a weapon has been recovered from the scene, according to Tom Ahern, a spokesman for the Chicago Police Department. The suspect — a 67-year-old retired…MORE