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Fire ravages 249-year-old Spanish mission in Southern California

A nearly 250-year-old Spanish mission in California containing artifacts dating back to the late 1700s was ravaged by fire early Saturday morning. The roof of the Roman Catholic church at the San Gabriel Mission and much of its interior was destroyed. Capt. Antonio Negrete, public information officer for the San Gabriel Fire Department, called the […]

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Two years after Lara Prychodko was found dead at bottom of Manhattan trash chute, father maintains she was murdered

This July marks two years since a New York woman was found dead at the bottom of a luxury Manhattan building’s trash chute, and while officials have found no signs of foul play in her death, her distraught family believes she was murdered. Lara Prychodko, 48, died less than a month after she celebrated her […]

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Top Tucker Carlson writer at Fox News resigns after alleged racist, sexist online remarks

A top writer for Fox News host Tucker Carlson has resigned after reports surfaced that he had posted racist and sexist comments in an online forum known to be a hotbed for offensive and bigoted remarks, Fox News executives confirmed in a memo Saturday. CNN Business first reported Friday that Blake Neff was a frequent […]

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Nonprofit hopes to build 20 ‘tiny homes’ for Black transgender women

Ever since Perriviia “Black Butterfly” Brown moved into her Memphis, Tennessee, apartment in 2015, she has been afraid to sit on her front porch. A Black transgender woman who is partially blind, Brown said she doesn’t feel safe in her neighborhood. She said she often deals with transphobic abuse when she ventures to the nearby […]

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A year after leaving prison, he has a job, a fiancée — and maybe only a week left of freedom

By the time Richard Midkiff walked out of a Florida prison last year at age 42, he had spent more than half his life behind bars for a crime he committed when he was 19. Midkiff has now restarted his life: A full-time paralegal in Ocala, Florida, and the president of the board of a […]

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Man arrested in kidnapping of Linda Stoltzfoos, an Amish woman who has been missing since June from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

A man has been arrested and is charged with kidnapping an 18-year-old Amish woman who has been missing since June 21, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. On Friday, East Lampeter Township police charged 34-year-old Justo Smoker with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment. Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, who was last seen walking home […]

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21 reported injured after fire aboard military ship in San Diego

Seventeen sailors and four civilians were reported injured Sunday after an apparent explosion and fire on a military ship in San Diego. Firefighters were still battling the blaze early Monday morning on the USS Bonhomme Richard, Naval Surface Force said in a statement. Federal Fire San Diego, which serves naval installations and facilities in the […]