Los Angeles cuts police spending, reduces force to 2008 levels

Los Angeles cuts police spending, reduces force to 2008 levels

The Los Angeles City Council on Wednesday voted to slash the budget for the city’s police force and reduce staffing to levels reportedly unseen since 2008. The vote was a response to a dire financial forecast and the demands from mass protests in the wake of the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd. The Council … Read more

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Music teacher in semen-tainted flute incident to plead guilty

Music teacher in semen-tainted flute incident to plead guilty

A California music teacher accused of giving elementary school students woodwind instruments with his semen inside has reportedly agreed to plead guilty to state and federal charges. John Edward Zeretzke, 61, will make the plea in relation to one federal count of production of child pornography and several state charges of lewd acts with a … Read more

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I’ll deputize gun owners if protests are violent

I'll deputize gun owners if protests are violent

A sheriff in Florida said he’s ready to deputize every gun owner in his county if violent protests erupt. Clay County Sheriff Darryl Daniels issued the warning in a three-minute video Wednesday, saying he was ready to enlist the help of civilians if there are any demonstrations his deputies can’t handle alone. “If we can’t … Read more

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Alabama students gamble on who gets sick at ‘COVID-19 parties’

Alabama students gamble on who gets sick at 'COVID-19 parties'

Students in Tuscaloosa, Alabama are reportedly throwing “COVID parties” with their friends and gambling on who will get sick first, according to local officials. City Council member Sonya McKinstry testified on Wednesday that a series of previously reported parties were all part of a morbid game that included intentionally inviting COVID-positive students in an attempt … Read more

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Cali couple nearly swept out to sea during wedding photos

Cali couple nearly swept out to sea during wedding photos

A couple taking wedding photos at a California beach had to be rescued by lifeguards after being swept into the ocean by a crashing wave, a report said. Footage shot by a witness and obtained by KABC showed the moment the photoshoot at Treasure Island Beach in Laguna Beach turned soggy. The bride and groom … Read more

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Some New Yorkers had coronavirus in early February, study says

Some New Yorkers had coronavirus in early February, study says

The coronavirus appears to have been circulating at low levels in the Big Apple since early February — about a month before the first case was confirmed in the city, new research reveals. A study published this week, based on more than 5,000 plasma samples collected from patients at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital, revealed that … Read more

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