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(Dieu-Nalio Chery/Reuters)

22-year-old NYPD officer dead and another critically injured in Harlem shooting

Friday night's shooting follows several high-profile violent incidents in New York City in January, just weeks into Democratic Mayor Eric Adams’s term.

Winds die down as Big Sur wildfire burns near California’s Highway 1 and forces evacuations

The Colorado Fire, which started in the Palo Colorado Canyon, has burned 1,050 acres and had shut down the iconic highway, Cal Fire authorities told The Washington Post.

A 12-year-old wrote his governor to oppose a gun law. A stray bullet killed him on Christmas.

The sixth-grader's letter opposed a new law to expand access to what Tennesseans could do with guns, but he would not live long enough to receive a response.

Homicide rates have soared nationwide, but mayors see a chance for a turnaround in 2022

City leaders say greater funding, improved strategies and fed-up communities could help curb violence this year.

Thich Nhat Hanh, Buddhist monk who sought peace and mindfulness, dies at 95

He lived in exile from his native Vietnam for decades and sought to apply Buddhist principles to social and political concerns.

Woman, 21, arrested after Jewish boy was spat on outside synagogue

Surveillance video released by the New York Police Department shows Christina Darling, 21, dressed in an orange hoodie, black leggings and black Uggs marching up to three children outside a synagogue and shouting “anti-Jewish statements” at them, authorities said.

Mother of 11-year-old who died by suicide sues social media firms Meta and Snap

Rodriguez's mother said her daughter experienced depression and sleep deprivation as a result of her addiction to Instagram and Snapchat.

British scientist visiting Atlanta suburb killed by stray bullet while lying in bed

Matthew Willson's death, which Georgia law enforcement said appeared to be random, received widespread coverage in Britain, where gun violence is very rare.

Arnold Schwarzenegger involved in four-vehicle car crash in Los Angeles

Schwarzenegger’s spokesman told the LA Times the actor-turned-politician was uninjured.

Israel Dresner, rabbi who fought for civil rights, dies at 92

In seven decades of activism, and especially during his work in the 1960s on behalf of racial equality, Rabbi Dresner became, in his words, the most arrested rabbi in America.

Covid-19 live updates: Unvaccinated seniors nearly 50 times more likely to be hospitalized than boosted peers

The CDC figures also indicate that receiving a primary series of coronavirus vaccines sharply reduces the risk of hospitalization for those 65 and older.

Brian Laundrie claimed responsibility for Gabby Petito’s death in his notebook, FBI says

The agency said it is wrapping up its investigation, concluding that Brian Laundrie alone was directly involved in the death of Gabby Petito.

Judge apologizes for shaming 72-year-old cancer patient for overgrown lawn

The comments from Michigan Judge Alexis Krot toward Burhan Chowdhury have been met with a backlash since a video of the court exchange was shared on social media this month.

Crows took over a Silicon Valley city. Officials hope green lasers will get them to leave.

A roost of crows in Sunnyvale, Calif., has grown bothersome over the past six years, and now the city is trying to get rid of them — with lasers.
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