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Climate change activists shut down streets in Washington, D.C.

Climate change activists shut down streets in Washington, D.C.

DisobeyArt/iStock(WASHINGTON) — Morning commutes around Washington, D.C., were disrupted Monday by activists calling for action on climate change.The protest comes after activists gathered at the Capitol on Friday for the Global Climate Strike and coincided with the United Nations Climate Action Summit in New York, where world leaders were meeting to “discuss a leap in…Read more »

Puerto Rico schools closing ahead of Tropical Storm Karen

Puerto Rico schools closing ahead of Tropical Storm Karen

ABC News(NEW YORK) — Schools in Puerto Rico will be closed Tuesday as residents gear up for impacts from Tropical Storm Karen, the governor said.A tropical storm warning is in effect for Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, where Karen could bring heavy rain and possibly flash flooding. Some areas could see up to…Read more »

Teens fatally punch man at Maryland fair in random attack, police say

Teens fatally punch man at Maryland fair in random attack, police say

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(FREDERICK, Md.) — Police arrested two teenagers who are accused of fatally punching a man in what investigators are calling a random and unprovoked attack.The teens, ages 15 and 16, were charged for allegedly attacking a 59-year-old man at the Great Frederick Fair in Frederick, Maryland, over the weekend, police said. The victim, who police…Read more »

Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill

Fort Jackson Army recruit dies preparing for outdoor physical training drill

JRLPhotographer/iStock(COLUMBIA, S.C.) —  An 18-year-old Army recruit at Fort Jackson died on Friday night following a “medical emergency” before an outdoor physical training exercise, according to a Fort Jackson official.The unidentified recruit was from central North Carolina and part of the 3rd Battalion, 60th Infantry regiment, nicknamed the “River Raiders.”U.S. Army Training Center and Fort…Read more »