Three people, including an 85-year-old man, an 83-year-old woman and a 17-year-old girl, were killed and three others were injured in a wrong-way crash on Interstate 95 in North Stonington, Connecticut Wednesday night.
According to State Police, Abigayl Lanphear, 17, of Westerly, Rhode Island, was driving a 2002 Mercedes Benz south in the northbound lanes of I-95 just before 8 p.m. when she hit a 2017 Honda Accord head-on near exit 93 in North Stonington.
The city of Chicago released the long-secret Inspector General’s report on the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald on Wednesday, making public for the first time hundreds of pages detailing the investigation into the shooting that rocked the city. The release of the report was made possible by a City Council ordinance passed last month giving Chicago's corporation counsel the power to release any reports by Inspector General Joseph Ferguson when they involve "sustained findings regarding conduct that either is associated with a death or is, or may be, a felony as defined in the Illinois Criminal Code and is of a compelling public interest."
Nearly four weeks into the United Auto Workers' strike against General Motors, employees are starting to feel the pinch of going without their regular paychecks.
They're scaling back at the grocery, giving up on eating at restaurants and some are taking on part-time jobs while trying to get by on weekly strike pay of $250.
"In a couple of more weeks, I think everybody's going to be calling the bank or their creditors, going, 'Hey, probably going to be late or delinquent,'" said Mike Armentrout, who works at GM's transmission plant in Toledo.
In response to the NBA defending Daryl Morey's freedom of speech, Chinese officials took it away from the Los Angeles Lakers and Brooklyn Nets.
All of the usual media sessions surrounding the Lakers-Nets preseason game in Shanghai on Thursday — including a scheduled news conference from NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and postgame news conferences with the teams — were canceled. It was the latest salvo in the rift between the league and China stemming from a since-deleted tweet posted last week by Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets.
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Nobel Prizes for literature were awarded Thursday to two writers enmeshed in Europe's social and political fault lines: a liberal Pole who has irked her country's conservative government and an Austrian accused by many liberals of being an apologist for Serbian war crimes.
The rare double announcement — with the 2018 prize going to Poland's Olga Tokarczuk and the 2019 award to Austria's Peter Handke — came after no literature prize was awarded last year due to sex abuse allegations that rocked the Swedish Academy, which awards the literature prize.
Yet if prize organizers hoped to get through this year's awards without controversy, they will likely be disappointed.
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Hotels in the nation's most populous state will have to stop giving guests small plastic shampoo bottles under a new law set to take effect starting in 2023.
Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday he had signed a law banning hotels from giving guests plastic bottles filled with shampoo, conditioner or soap. It takes effect in 2023 for hotels with more than 50 rooms and 2024 for hotels with less than 50 rooms.
Violators could be fined $500 for a first offense and $2,000 for subsequent violations.
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Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden said Wednesday for the first time that President Donald Trump must be impeached for abusing the powers of his office to help his own reelection.
Biden made the remarks as part of a blistering 25-minute campaign speech in New Hampshire.
Dr. Anna Nguyen spoke with none of the five patients she treated on a recent weekday morning. She didn’t even leave her dining room.
The emergency physician nevertheless helped a pregnant Ohio woman handle hip pain, examined a Michigan man’s sore throat and texted a mom whose son became sick during a family trip to Mexico.
Welcome to the latest wrinkle in health care convenience: the chat diagnosis.
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Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground offensive against Kurdish fighters in northern Syria on Wednesday after U.S. troops pulled back from the area, paving the way for an assault on forces that have long been allied with the United States.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday announced the start of the campaign, which followed an abrupt decision Sunday by U.S. President Donald Trump that American troops would step aside to allow for the operation. The decision marked a sudden shift in U.S. policy that essentially abandoned the Syrian Kurds, longtime U.S. allies in the fight against ISIS in Syria.
Trump's move drew bipartisan opposition at home and represented a shift in U.S. policy that essentially abandoned the Syrian Kurdish fighters who have been America's only allies in Syria fighting the Islamic State group. After Erdogan announced the offensive, Trump called the operation "a bad idea."
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Melania Trump said Wednesday she's glad some stores are pulling electronic cigarettes off the shelves amid an explosion in vaping among young people, calling it a necessary step to protect the next generation.
"We need to be proactive before it gets out of control," she said at a White House "listening session" where a small group of teenagers from around the country told her about their experiences using e-cigarettes.
The first lady's discussion with the teens comes as the CDC reports that more than 1,000 people in 48 states have been affected by a lung infection caused by vaping. As of Oct. 1, the CDC confirmed there had been 18 vaping-related deaths.
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Thousands of people lined major boulevards Wednesday to catch a glimpse of the hearse bearing the ashes of singer José José, who was memorialized in a tribute at the majestic Palace of Fine Arts and a Mass at one of Latin America's most important Roman Catholic shrines.
The ashes of the Mexico City-born singer were flown back to Mexico aboard a military plane early in the day. A hearse picked up the casket with the ashes at the airport and drove to the city's downtown. Along the route, admirers tossed flowers and waved to the passing vehicle as it made its way to the Palace of Fine Arts.
Relatives and dignitaries such as Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum, Culture Secretary Alejandra Frausto and Mexican singer Emmanuel were on hand.
Drexel University students are on high alert after a man walked into a woman's off-campus apartment, forced her upstairs and then raped her, police said.
The second round of PG&E's planned power shutoffs have begun in the East Bay, South Bay and Santa Cruz and the process will continue through midnight, the utility confirmed.
Several communities in Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Alameda Counties are reporting outages at this time.
The unprecedented planned power outages are due to high fire danger, with PG&E closely monitoring weather conditions to decide on whether to push forward with shutting off power in other parts of the region.
A homeowner's security camera captured the frightening sight and sound of a large crane as it listed to one side before toppling in a Long Beach, California, neighborhood, injuring a man and damaging two homes.
Utility crews were working on power lines Monday afternoon across the street from a home fitted with a doorbell camera when the truck-mounted crane began leaning.
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