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A couple convicted of assaulting a Sesame Place worker after a mask dispute has been sentenced to prison
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A couple convicted of assaulting a Sesame Place worker after a mask dispute has been sentenced to prison

A New York couple has been sentenced to prison after being convicted in last summer’s assault of a Sesame Place employee that prosecutors said happened hours after the victim tried to enforce the theme park’s face mask policy. Troy McCoy, 41, was sentenced to 5 to 10 years in prison Monday, while Shakerra Bonds, 32,…MORE

Senior US general warns China’s military progress is ‘stunning’ as US is hampered by ‘brutal’ bureaucracy
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Senior US general warns China’s military progress is ‘stunning’ as US is hampered by ‘brutal’ bureaucracy

In the wake of China’s test of a hypersonic missile, the second most senior US general said Thursday that the pace at which China’s military is developing capabilities is “stunning” while US development suffers from “brutal” bureaucracy. The outgoing Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General John Hyten, echoed Secretary of Defense Lloyd…MORE

January 6 committee is losing patience with Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows as it seeks his testimony
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January 6 committee is losing patience with Trump’s former chief of staff Mark Meadows as it seeks his testimony

Members of the House select committee investigating January 6 are losing patience with the pace of talks with former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows, and some are considering whether more aggressive steps are needed to force his compliance in the sweeping probe, multiple sources tell CNN. Meadows was first subpoenaed more than a…MORE

Los Angeles County offers $1.25 million each to 2 families whose loved ones died in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash
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Los Angeles County offers $1.25 million each to 2 families whose loved ones died in Kobe Bryant helicopter crash

Two families whose loved ones were killed when a helicopter carrying Kobe Bryant and others crashed on a California hillside have reached a tentative settlement over allegedly leaked photos of the scene. Lawyers representing Los Angeles County have offered $1.25 million each to the Altobelli and Mauser families. John Altobelli, 46, his wife Keri, 46,…MORE

Vampires have thrilled us for centuries. These are the most fearsome, fascinating and funny bloodsuckers ever seen on screen
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Vampires have thrilled us for centuries. These are the most fearsome, fascinating and funny bloodsuckers ever seen on screen

Where zombies are grotesque, werewolves are unsophisticated and mummies are mindless, bloodthirsty vampires have style, intelligence and storytelling potential in spades. For centuries, the bloodsuckers have fascinated and frightened us, occupying the most macabre corners of our collective imagination. There’s a reason we’re so drawn to them, says one expert of supernatural lore: Of all…MORE

12 GOP ‘Young Guns’ embrace Trump’s election falsehoods
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12 GOP ‘Young Guns’ embrace Trump’s election falsehoods

At least a dozen of the House GOP’s most prized recruits for the midterms have sown doubts about the 2020 elections, embracing former president Donald Trump’s deceitful battle cry as they seek to flip the chamber next year. The National Republican Congressional Committee announced this month the 32 candidates who qualified for House Republican Leader…MORE

Remains found in California desert identified as those of missing Lauren Cho
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Remains found in California desert identified as those of missing Lauren Cho

Remains found in a San Bernardino County desert earlier this month belong to Lauren Cho, who went missing in June, authorities said in a news release. Determination of the cause and manner of death is pending toxicology results, the San Bernardino County Coroner’s Division said in a news release Thursday. “No further information will be…MORE

Families of Charleston church massacre victims reach an $88M settlement with the Justice Department
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Families of Charleston church massacre victims reach an $88M settlement with the Justice Department

The families of nine people fatally shot in 2015 at a historically Black church in Charleston, South Carolina, have reached an $88 million settlement with the Justice Department in their lawsuit over the shooter’s weapon purchase, according to agency officials and a news release Thursday. The settlements range from $6 million to $7.5 million per…MORE

North Port officials remove Gabby Petito memorial from front lawn of Laundrie family property
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North Port officials remove Gabby Petito memorial from front lawn of Laundrie family property

The North Port Police Department confirmed Thursday that the Gabby Petito memorial set up in front of the Laundrie family property has been taken down by city officials. According to Joshua Taylor, public information officer for the North Port Police Department, the memorial was removed Wednesday evening ahead of expected extreme weather. “Ahead of severe…MORE

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