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Officers fired over photos taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial

Officers fired over photos taken near Elijah McClain’s memorial

Two Aurora, Colorado, police officers involved in taking selfie photographs at the memorial site for Elijah McClain and an officer who failed to alert supervisors about the photos were fired on Friday. Interim Aurora Police Chief Vanessa Wilson said officers Erica Marrero, Kyle Dittrich, and Jason Rosenblatt were terminated on Friday. A fourth officer, Jaron…MORE

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, will miss Sunday’s race

NASCAR’s Jimmie Johnson tests positive for Covid-19, will miss Sunday’s race

Seven-time NASCAR Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson has tested positive for Covid-19 and will miss Sunday’s race in Indianapolis, according to his team, Hendrick Motorsports. Johnson tested positive Friday afternoon after learning that his wife, Chandra, had tested positive, according to a news release. In Johnson’s absence, Justin Allgaier will drive the No. 48 Chevrolet…MORE

An 8-year-old was killed and three others hurt during shooting at Alabama mall

An 8-year-old child was killed when shooting broke out Friday afternoon at the Riverchase Galleria shopping mall in a suburb of Birmingham, Alabama, authorities tweeted. “Breaking: sadly, an eight year old child was killed earlier today at the Galleria. (We) will work tirelessly to bring the responsible individuals to justice. The investigation continues,” the Hoover…MORE

Nope, every dog year isn’t equal to 7 human years, researchers now say

Nope, every dog year isn’t equal to 7 human years, researchers now say

How do you compare a dog’s age to that of a person? A popular method says you should multiply the dog’s age by 7 to compute how old Fido is in “human years.” But new research published Thursday in the Cell Systems journal debunks that method. And that’s because the scientists behind a new study…MORE

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

Washington Redskins will review name, team says

The Washington Redskins could get a new name. The NFL team announced Friday it will review the name, long criticized for racist connotations. “In light of recent events around our country and feedback from our community, the Washington Redskins are announcing the team will undergo a thorough review of the team’s name,” the Redskins said…MORE

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

With a worsening pandemic, California bans singing in places of worship

While you can still attend in-person church services in California, you can’t sing. The state, to curb a rapidly worsening pandemic, has temporarily banned singing and chanting in places of worship. “Practices and performances present an increased likelihood for transmission of Covid-19 through contaminated exhaled droplets and should occur through alternative methods like internet streaming,”…MORE