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  • Auto workers union says it will strike against GM at midnight

    The United Auto Workers union said Sunday that its members at General Motors will walk out by midnight if the automaker does not meet its demands, setting the stage for the nation’s first auto strike in 12 years. A union statement suggests the two sides are still very far apart in negotiations for a new contract. As union officials met in Detroit Sunday morning, the union issued a new strike threat. “If GM refuses to give even an inch to help hard-working […]

  • What really goes on inside Area 51?

    So apparently a bunch of people showed up in the Nevada desert this weekend to follow through on their Facebook pledge to storm Area 51 and “see them aliens.” And it wasn’t nearly as exciting as some had hoped. OK, but really. What goes on at Area 51? If people had actually gotten inside — which, to be clear, was ill-advised — what would they have found? There’s a lot that we don’t know about the Area 51 (thus, the conspiracy theories). But here’s what we […]

  • Hong Kong enters 16th weekend of protests as police warn violence escalating beyond control

    Hong Kong has entered its 16th consecutive weekend of anti-government protests, as police warned the level of violence is escalating potentially beyond control, and the force faced renewed allegations of brutality. What began as a peaceful march in the city’s suburban Tuen Mun district on Saturday, turned in a violent standoff between a group of protesters and riot police. Hong Kong Police accused “radical protesters” of setting fire to a national flag, destroying property and holding weapons, including metal rods, slingshots and laser […]

  • Australian hiker rescued after crawling with broken leg for two days

    An experienced Australian hiker crawled for two agonizing days, carrying his broken leg, to find help after falling down a waterfall during a solo mountain hike. Neil Parker, 54, was hiking on Mount Nebo, northwest of Brisbane, on Sunday when he tumbled six meters from the top of a waterfall, fracturing his leg and wrist. Parker splinted his shattered leg with hiking sticks before crawling for two days to find a clearing, where he hoped he would be spotted by […]

  • A mountain climber survived a terrifying fall into a crevasse while descending Mount Rainier. Then he snapped a pic

    A mountain climber thought he’d finished the hardest part of his journey up and down Mount Rainier, but as he’d tell you now, he was wrong. Graham Parrington and his team were on a climb headed up Washington’s largest mountain last August. They had just made it to the top of were heading back down to camp when it happened — Parrington plummeted 30 feet through a crack in the ice. “We were on our way back down, we’d gotten past […]

  • FBI seeking help identifying a bank robber dressed as a mummy

    Authorities in Texas are on the search for a bank robber they have dubbed the “Mummy Marauder.” The robbery took place on Friday the 13th at the First Convenience Bank in Harris County. The FBI in Houston described the suspect as a black male in his early 20s standing about 5’11.” The suspect wrapped white gauze around his face and arms, the FBI said. He also wore a wig and baseball cap. No other information about the robbery was released. […]

  • One man is paying $34 million to wipe out a graduating class’ college debt

    Billionaire Robert Smith has made good on his promise to pay off the student loan debt of the entire 2019 graduating class at Morehouse College by donating $34 million to the historically black men’s school in Atlanta. In May, Smith stunned students, their parents and school officials when he announced his offer during commencement. His multi-million-dollar donation will be distributed through the school’s new Student Success Program. In addition to paying off the debt of the 2019 graduates, this program will […]

  • Woman’s blood turned blue after she used numbing cream to treat toothache

    A 25-year-old woman walked into an emergency department in Providence, Rhode Island, complaining of generalized weakness, fatigue, shortness of breath… and an unusual symptom you don’t see every day. She was turning blue. Literally. Physicians Otis Warren and Benjamin Blackwood wrote about the case in a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine on Thursday. They attributed her blueness to a numbing agent the woman was using, which deadens nerve endings in the skin. “She reported having used […]

  • Colt will stop making AR-15 rifles for consumers

    Colt, the manufacturer of the AR-15 rifle, has announced it’s exiting the consumer rifle market as demand for high-powered, semi-automatic guns wanes. The consumer market for rifles has “experienced significant excess manufacturing capacity” and there’s too much supply of AR-15 guns on the market to justify making more, the company said in a statement. Colt will still manufacture other consumer guns, including pistols and revolvers, and it will continue to expand its network of dealers. Colt said its business remains healthy, […]

  • Former ‘Jersey Shore’ star suing city of New York, alleging sexual harassment

    Angelina Pivarnick, a “Jersey Shore” reality star turned emergency medical technician, filed a gender discrimination lawsuit against the city of New York, where she’s been working as an emergency responder since 2016, a court document shows. In the suit filed Monday, Pivarnick alleges she was sexually harassed by two supervisors while working for the New York City Fire Department’s Bureau of Emergency Medical Services on Staten Island and retaliated against for filing internal complaints. In the complaint, Pivarnick says she […]

  • Teen’s mother alerted authorities after she found plans in his journal detailing a school attack

    Washington police have arrested a high school student in a plot against his school after his mother found journal entries detailing his plans and alerted authorities. The 17-year-old’s journal contained information about an attack the student was planning at College Place High School on April 20, 2020 — the anniversary of the 1999 Columbine High School shooting, the College Place Police Department said in a press release. Twelve students and one teacher were killed at Columbine High School in Littleton, […]

  • ‘It can happen to anybody’: Yale grad, former Wall Street banker now homeless in Los Angeles

    LOS ANGELES – Shawn Pleasants has the kind of resume that would attract the attention of any job recruiter: high school valedictorian, economics major from Yale University, Wall Street banking jobs, small business entrepreneur. But a few wrong turns in life 10 years ago left him homeless, and today he’s living underneath a tarp in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles. He’s been told before that a smart and capable person like him should not be in this situation. “But I’m […]

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