Category Archives: National News

COVID-19 live updates: NYC officials investigating 16 cases linked to concert

COVID-19 live updates: NYC officials investigating 16 cases linked to concert

stefanamer/iStock(NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 666,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.6 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins…read more »

Nicholas slams Gulf Coast with dangerous flooding: Latest forecast

Nicholas slams Gulf Coast with dangerous flooding: Latest forecast

mrolands/iStock(NEW YORK) — Nicholas is stalling over the Gulf Coast, dropping dangerous amounts of rain over areas still recovering from previous storms. Flash flood watches are in effect through Friday in Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida. Ten to 11 inches of rain has already inundated Alabama and Mississippi with more rain on the way. The…read more »

Where is Dulce Maria Alavez? Age-progression photo released two years after her disappearance

Where is Dulce Maria Alavez? Age-progression photo released two years after her disappearance

Cumberland County Prosecutor’s Office(NEW YORK) — Thursday marks two years since 5-year-old Dulce Maria Alavez mysteriously vanished at a New Jersey park. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has worked with investigators to create this age-progression image showing what Dulce may look like today as a 7-year-old. “Law enforcement continues to pursue all…read more »

Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police, separated from her son

Philadelphia pays $2 million to woman beaten by police, separated from her son

kuzma/iStock(PHILADELPHIA) — The city of Philadelphia has agreed to pay $2 million to Rickia Young, who was pulled from her vehicle, beaten by police and separated from her 2-year-old son in October 2020, according to the mayor’s office. “She’s still dealing with the trauma, even though it’s been almost a year,” Young’s attorney, Kevin Mincey,…read more »

COVID-19 live updates: Alaska’s largest hospital begins rationing care amid surge

COVID-19 live updates: Alaska’s largest hospital begins rationing care amid surge

stefanamer/iStock(NEW YORK) — The United States is facing a COVID-19 surge this summer as the more contagious delta variant spreads. More than 663,000 Americans have died from COVID-19 while over 4.6 million people have died from the disease worldwide, according to real-time data compiled by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins…read more »

Probe after Elijah McClain’s death finds police department racially biased

Probe after Elijah McClain’s death finds police department racially biased

AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images(DENVER) — A 14-month probe into the actions of the Aurora Police Department in Colorado following the death of Elijah McClain found the department “has a pattern and practice of violating state and federal law through racially biased policing, using excessive force, and failing to record legally required…read more »

Tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scheme

Tennis coach to plead guilty in college admissions scheme

Scott Eisen/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Rhode Island tennis legend Gordon Ernst, who formerly coached at Georgetown, has agreed to plead guilty in connection with his role in the college admissions cheating scheme that embroiled actress Lori Loughlin and other high-profile people, according to a court document filed Wednesday. Ernst has been charged with allegedly taking nearly…read more »