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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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Next week's Arctic blast will be so cold, forecasters expect it to break 170 records across US Next week's Arctic blast will be so cold, forecasters expect it to break 170 records across US
This week's cold snap is only an appetizer compared with the main Arctic blast that's coming next week, meteorologists said. That freeze could be one for the record books. "The National Weather Service is forecasting 170 potential daily record cold high temperatures Monday to Wednesday,” tweeted Weather Channel meteorologist Jonathan Erdman. "A little taste of January in November." The tem...
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Shooting of 10-year-old boy the latest sign of Philadelphia's surge in violent crime Shooting of 10-year-old boy the latest sign of Philadelphia's surge in violent crime
The shooting of a 10-year-old boy walking home from school is the latest tragedy in the escalating problem of violent crime in Philadelphia. Semaj O’Branty, a student at Sullivan elementary school in the city’s Frankford section, was in critical but stable condition at a hospital Thursday, a day after being shot in the back of the head by a stray bullet. Police say he was caught in the crossfir...
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Las Vegas outlaws camping or sleeping on downtown streets as protesters decry the city's 'war on the poor' Las Vegas outlaws camping or sleeping on downtown streets as protesters decry the city's 'war on the poor'
LAS VEGAS — A proposed ordinance to criminalize camping or sleeping on downtown streets when beds are available at established shelters passed Wednesday night against a backdrop of protests in and around city hall. Protesters flooded the Las Vegas City Council chambers with signs reading "Poverty is not crime" and "Eat the rich," while others led led chants of disapproval aimed at Mayor Carolyn...
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After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car After seeing a FedEx worker walk 12 miles home for months, co-workers rally to buy her a car
GREENVILLE, S.C. – Darlene Quinn, 60, has been walking 12 miles home from work since her car broke down three months ago. Now, thanks to thoughtful co-workers and dozens of strangers, she won't have to. Josh Lewis works with Quinn at FedEx. A few months ago, Lewis said he and his boss started seeing Quinn walking along busy roads. Lewis said Quinn had someone who would take her to work, bu...
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106,000 still without power in wildfire-weary California; Maria Fire breaks out in Ventura County 106,000 still without power in wildfire-weary California; Maria Fire breaks out in Ventura County
LOS ANGELES – The hurricane-force wind gusts that fanned at least 10 wildfires across the state were easing Thursday, providing a modest respite for firefighters and residents overwhelmed by evacuations, preemptive power outages and extreme fire warnings. More than 106,000 people were without power Thursday evening because of an unrelenting series of planned outages aimed at limiting fire risk...
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