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Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Some victims of former New York gynecologist Robert Hadden reach $71.5 million settlement

Dozens of women who say they were sexually abused by former gynecologist Robert Hadden reached a settlement with the hospital system that employed him that will allow them to seek money from a $71.5 million victims’ compensation fund. Columbia University Irving Medical Center and New York-Presbyterian Hospital reached the settlement with 79 women who were…MORE

When a Florida woman misdialed her sister’s number, it sparked a 20-year friendship with a stranger in Rhode Island
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When a Florida woman misdialed her sister’s number, it sparked a 20-year friendship with a stranger in Rhode Island

What started out with an incorrect phone number is now a friendship that has lasted 20 years. One day in the early 2000s, Gladys Hankerson of Delray Beach, Florida, was trying to call her sister in Maryland, according to CNN affiliate WPBF. Her sister’s area code was 410, but Hankerson kept dialing 401 instead. Mike…MORE

Here’s why the suspected Michigan school shooter has been charged with terrorism
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Here’s why the suspected Michigan school shooter has been charged with terrorism

Ethan Crumbley, who is accused of killing four fellow students at a Michigan high school, will be tried as an adult and faces murder, assault and weapons charges. He will also face one count of terrorism causing death, a rare charge for a school shooting. The events unfolded Tuesday at Oxford High School when, law…MORE

Accuser testifies Jeffrey Epstein brought her to meet Donald Trump when she was 14; no wrongdoing alleged
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Accuser testifies Jeffrey Epstein brought her to meet Donald Trump when she was 14; no wrongdoing alleged

A woman who said she was sexually abused by Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein more than two decades ago testified in court Wednesday that she met Donald Trump when Epstein took her to Mar-a-Lago when she was 14 years old. The woman, identified in court under the pseudonym “Jane,” also testified that she flew on…MORE

Jussie Smollett ‘wanted me to beat him up,’ Abimbola Osundairo testifies

Jussie Smollett ‘wanted me to beat him up,’ Abimbola Osundairo testifies

On January 25, 2019, a few days before Jussie Smollett reported an alleged hate crime attack, he told an acquaintance he “wanted me to beat him up,” the man testified Wednesday. Abimbola Osundairo, also known as “Bola,” said the “Empire” actor’s comment was puzzling. “I was confused,” Osundairo continued to testify. “Then he explained he…MORE

Father charged in shooting death of former UCF football player Otis Anderson Jr.

Father charged in shooting death of former UCF football player Otis Anderson Jr.

Denise Anderson, Otis Anderson Jr.’s mother, told authorities in Jacksonville, Florida, that an argument over a dog bite led to the shooting death of the former University of Central Florida football star. She said the fatal altercation began when her husband, Otis Anderson Sr., became upset after being bitten by a dog belonging to Anderson…MORE

A beloved football player and a senior with college scholarships among Michigan school shooting victims
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A beloved football player and a senior with college scholarships among Michigan school shooting victims

Friends, family and an entire Michigan high school are grieving the loss of four students after a 15-year-old boy opened fire during the school day, killing four peers and shooting seven others on campus. A suspect is in custody after Tuesday’s shooting at Oxford High School in Oxford, Michigan, authorities said. More than 100 calls…MORE

Hurricane Ida recovery is slow for Louisiana bayou communities — and nonprofits need your help

Hurricane Ida recovery is slow for Louisiana bayou communities — and nonprofits need your help

Three months after Hurricane Ida barreled through Louisiana, the town of Jean Lafitte near New Orleans is still pulling itself out of destruction and despair. “Hurricane Ida was our Hurricane Katrina; it completely devastated our community,” said Jean Lafitte’s Mayor Tim Kerner. “This was the worst disaster in our history.” Nonprofits and FEMA have been…MORE

3 dead in Atlanta suburb shooting, including a police officer. The suspect also was killed

3 dead in Atlanta suburb shooting, including a police officer. The suspect also was killed

A police officer and two other people died in a shooting in Rex, Georgia, Clayton County authorities said. The suspect was also killed. Two women, the police officer and a suspect were killed, Clayton County Police Chief Kevin Roberts said at a news conference. The Clayton County Police Department received a call at around 8:40…MORE

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Kanye West to release new album this week

Kanye West to release new album this week

By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Kanye West made headlines over the weekend, appearing at multiple events in Las Vegas, Nevada. On Sunday, Ye held a private listening party for his new album LP 10 (Donda). The album reportedly will feature Travis Scott, Post Malone, Lil Baby, and Tyler The Creator. Tyler was in a viral video…

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

‘Just A Friend’ Artist Biz Markie has passed at 57

  By: Josh Lea @joshdlea Biz Markie, known by many for his hit song, Just A Friend, passed away on Friday from complications of type II diabetes. Markie, a native of Harlem, New York, began his rise in 1988 with his debut album Going Off. The album featured Markie’s calling card of beatboxing with the…

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake gets slammed for tattoo of himself in front of the Beatles

Drake recently posted a pic of his newest tattoo on Instagram featuring the famous Beatles walk across Abbey Road. However, he tattooed himself in front of the Beatles. Drake, of course, famously said in the song ‘Going Bad’ “I got more slaps than the Beatles.” Supporters of the Beatles didn’t take long to slam Drake…

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