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Massachusetts lawmakers pass policing reform bill

Massachusetts lawmakers pass policing reform bill

Massachusetts state legislators passed a sweeping police reform bill Tuesday that amends use of force and training policies and tailors law enforcement legal protections. The bill is the latest state-level effort to address the way police work, how they’re governed and how they’re investigated when accused of misconduct. Federal reform measures introduced in the US…MORE

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, who developed the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, dies of Covid-19

Lon Adams, known for developing the recipe for Slim Jim jerky, has died from Covid-19 complications on Saturday, his funeral home confirmed. He was 95. Adams, whose full name was Alonzo T. Adams II, is best known for his contributions to the popular Slim Jim jerky. Though Adolph Levis invented Slim Jim in 1928, Adams…MORE

Six people are missing after landslides in Alaska

Six people are missing after landslides in Alaska

Six people in Haines, Alaska, were reported missing Wednesday after heavy rains and flooding caused a mudslide. Dozens of homes on the hillside are uninhabitable because of the incident, said Alekka Fullerton, Haines borough interim manager. Haines is about 92 miles north of Juneau. “The whole side of the hill has come down,” Fullerton said,…MORE

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, 1960 Olympic decathlon champion, dies at 86

Rafer Johnson, who ended his famed track and field career with an exciting win in the 1960 Olympic decathlon, died Tuesday in Los Angeles, according to UCLA and USA Track & Field. He was 86. No cause of death was given. A statement from the school said he died at home surrounded by family. Johnson’s…MORE

San Francisco votes to ban smoking inside apartments, with exception for weed

San Francisco votes to ban smoking inside apartments, with exception for weed

Smoking is set to be banned in San Francisco apartments, with one exception: weed. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted 10-1 Tuesday to ban smoking tobacco in apartments, but made an exception for cannabis. The ordinance is an effort to protect residents from secondhand smoke. With its passage, smoking is prohibited inside buildings with…MORE

Driver busted for using flashlights as headlights on his car

Driver busted for using flashlights as headlights on his car

A driver in Washington was pulled over after police noticed the headlights on his car had been replaced by flashlights. A Washington State Patrol officer pulled over a motorist on I-90 near North Bend early Monday morning after seeing the vehicle with “super dim” headlights, WSP officer Rick Johnson told CNN. Upon inspection, the officer…MORE