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6 injured in shooting in Philadelphia

6 injured in shooting in Philadelphia

Six people were injured in a shooting in Philadelphia, Sunday, police said. A 911 call came in at about 5:24 p.m. reporting “gunshots and several victims,” Philadelphia police said. “At 8th Street and Clearfield Street on the highway at approximately 5:24 p.m., E-911 received a call for gunshots and several victims shot on the highway,”…MORE

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

Pennsylvania teacher on leave without pay after racist tirade recorded by parent

A female teacher at a Pennsylvania middle school is on administrative leave after she could be heard on video calling a black man the “N-word” and using other racist language after a fender bender in the school parking lot. The incident happened Thursday at Drexel Hill Middle School, Upper Darby School District Superintendent Daniel McGarry…MORE

Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California’s active wildfires

Firefighters make headway against the biggest of California’s active wildfires

Firefighters are making progress containing the largest of the wildfires currently burning in California, authorities said. The Saddleridge Fire in Los Angeles is 41% contained, up from 19% Saturday, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or CAL FIRE, said on Facebook Sunday. The fire is almost 8,000 acres in size. All evacuation orders…MORE

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California becomes the first state to ban fur products

California has become the first US state to ban the sale of animal fur products. Gov. Gavin Newsom signed legislation Friday that will make it illegal to sell, donate or manufacture new fur products in the state. The bill, authored by state assemblymaker Laura Friedman, applies to all new clothing, handbags, shoes and other items…MORE

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

Girl dies after being flung from a ride at a New Jersey festival

A 10-year-old girl died after she was thrown from a ride Saturday at the Deerfield Township Harvest Festival. The girl was ejected from a ride called “Extreme” at 6:18 p.m. and suffered serious injuries, New Jersey State Police said in a statement. She was airlifted to Cooper University Hospital, where she was pronounced dead at…MORE

NFL Sunday is back! Here’s how to watch your favorite teams play

NFL Sunday is back! Here’s how to watch your favorite teams play

It’s NFL Sunday! You know what that means — tackles, touchdowns and timeouts (to grab another bag of Takis). It’s already been a busy season, marked by fires, suspensions, controversies and, of course, game-winning plays. Week 6 brings 12 new Sunday match ups. Here’s how to catch them: Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers Watch:…MORE

The 49ers and Rams go head-to-head this NFL Sunday

The 49ers and Rams go head-to-head this NFL Sunday

If you’re looking forward to some NFL action today, there’s no need to wait until the afternoon. The first game of the day — Carolina Panthers vs. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — starts at 9:30 a.m. ET. But the biggest storyline of the day comes when the San Francisco 49ers take on the Los Angeles Rams…MORE

Not everything you learned about Christopher Columbus is true

Not everything you learned about Christopher Columbus is true

We grow up learning all kinds of history about the founding of America, and one of the explorers taught in every classroom is Christopher Columbus. But how much do we actually know about him as an explorer and his famous journey? Columbus was the first explorer to discover America. False: Scholars believe it was Viking…MORE

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