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College student slips, falls 150 feet off cliff while hiking in New York park College student slips, falls 150 feet off cliff while hiking in New York park
POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. — A New York college student died Monday after falling from a cliff while hiking with a group of friends in Hasbrouck Park, according to police. In a statement distributed to students, SUNY New Paltz President Donald Christian identified the student as Katherine Vollmer of Rochester, a visual arts major. The 20-year-old was a member of an "unsanctioned hiking group" that ...
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Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS Undercover FBI agents say Chicago college student tried to write code for ISIS
CHICAGO — A 20-year-old U.S. college student was arrested Monday for allegedly writing computer code to help the Islamic State spread propaganda online, according to the FBI. Thomas Osadzinski, a student at DePaul University who lives in the city's northside neighborhood of Buena Park, was charged in a federal criminal complaint with one count of attempting to provide material support to a terr...
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An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul An iconic Boston Irish pub closes after 137 years. Residents fear for the city's soul
BOSTON — Out of nowhere, the sound of bagpipes filled Doyle's Café. A young boy stopped by the old Irish pub in the Jamaica Plain neighborhood after his music lesson. His dad gave him the go-ahead to start playing. Patrons from the bar's three main rooms soon converged, and for 10 minutes, they listened, pints in hand, to a concert from the youngest person in the tavern. "The crowd erupt...
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4 dead, 6 injured in 'mass casualty shooting' at Sunday Night Football party in California 4 dead, 6 injured in 'mass casualty shooting' at Sunday Night Football party in California
FRESNO — Fresno Police have confirmed four people were killed and at least six wounded in what police in this central California city are describing as a "mass casualty shooting." Three people were killed at the scene, Fresno Police said. A fourth person died later at the hospital. Five of the wounded are in critical condition at local hospitals, and one victim was released with a minor gra...
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Off-duty officers rushed to Saugus High after hearing shots: 'Their actions saved lives' Off-duty officers rushed to Saugus High after hearing shots: 'Their actions saved lives'
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – As gunshots at Saugus High School sent frightened students fleeing the building, a detective and two off-duty officers who were dropping off their own kids ran toward the sound of gunfire, providing life-saving first aid to the victims, Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said. In only 16 seconds, two teenagers — a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy — were kil...
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'He doesn't seem like the kind of kid to do this': Classmates, neighbors surprised by suspected Santa Clarita shooter's identity 'He doesn't seem like the kind of kid to do this': Classmates, neighbors surprised by suspected Santa Clarita shooter's identity
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. – The 16-year-old suspected of fatally shooting two students and wounding three others at their high school Thursday was an unlikely gunman, classmates and neighbors said. Following a 16-second burst of gunfire that ended with the suspect shooting himself in the head, the boy was is in critical condition at a local hospital, said Los Angeles County Sheriff Alex Villanueva....
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Deadly Arctic blast breaks records set more than 100 years ago Deadly Arctic blast breaks records set more than 100 years ago
It was literally freezing in Florida and Alabama while parts of Maine, Michigan and New York were digging out from a foot of snow Wednesday as a historically early and deadly Arctic air mass gripped much of nation. Records, some dating back more than 100 years, were toppled as the front continued its ferocious roll for a third day. The entire state of Alabama was under a freeze warning as te...
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4 frat deaths this month. 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing? 4 frat deaths this month. 2 this week alone. What's going on with fraternity hazing?
In the past month, at least four young men have died in circumstances apparently related to college fraternities. Two of those deaths have come this week alone. At least three young men had also died the previous semester. If that seems like a lot, Hank Nuwer, an author who chronicles these types of deaths, has some unfortunate news. Since 2017, that number of fraternity deaths annually has bec...
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Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as cold sweeps nation; freeze coming to Florida Veterans Day beginning to look a lot like Christmas as cold sweeps nation; freeze coming to Florida
A wintry weather pattern that brought single-digit temperatures and more than a foot of snow to parts of the Upper Midwest rolled across a wide swath of the nation Monday, threatening to break hundreds of records and bring a deep freeze as far south as Florida. "The coldest surge of arctic air so far this season will bring widespread record low temperatures for much of the central and eastern U...
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Mexico invites U.S. to join investigation of ambush that killed mothers and children Mexico invites U.S. to join investigation of ambush that killed mothers and children
The Mexican government has invited the FBI to participate in the investigation into the attack on three carloads of women and children from an isolated community just south of the Arizona border. In a joint statement Sunday, Mexico’s Security and Citizen Protection Secretariat and Foreign Relations Secretariat said the FBI would be invited to "accompany" investigators from the federal prosecut...
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