(NEW YORK) -- The overdose crisis has reached historic levels in New York City, according to new data from the city's Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.Provisional data shows there were 3,026 overdose deaths in New York City in 2022, the highest total since... Read More.
(LONDON) -- Iranian human rights activist Bahareh Hedayat is experiencing dire health issues 13 days into her hunger strike in Tehran's notorious Evin Prison, making her family and friends worry about her life.She has been “grappling with severe weakness and heart palpitations” after losing... Read More.
(WASHINGTON) -- Attorney General Merrick Garland has appointed Delaware U.S. Attorney David Weiss as a special counsel in his investigation of President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden, Garland announced on Friday.The move came as a plea deal struck between Hunter Biden and federal prosecutors... Read More.
(PITTSBURGH) -- A federal jury has decided if Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooter Robert Bowers will be sentenced to death or to life in prison following weeks of testimony in the trial's penalty phase.The jury's verdict is expected to be announced shortly.Bowers stormed the Tree... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For four days in a row, the planet reached its hottest day ever recorded as regions all over the world endure dangerous heat.Earth warmed to the highest temperature ever recorded by human-made instruments when the average global temperature reached 17.18 degrees... Read More.
(NEW YORK) -- For three days in a row, the planet reached its hottest day ever recorded as regions all over the world endure dangerous heat.Earth warmed to the highest temperature ever recorded by human-made instruments when the average global temperature reached 17.18 degrees... Read More.
(LONDON) -- The global number of children forcibly displaced from their homes reached a record 43.3 million by the end of 2022, fueled by conflicts such as the war in Ukraine, according to estimates released Wednesday by the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund.That... Read More.
The City of Everett announced a $4.19 million settlement has been reached on its lawsuit against several pharmaceutical corporations for their contributions to the local opioid crisis: CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Teva and Allergan.Everett faced sharp rises in drug abuse, addiction and associated illegal conduct... Read More.
(SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas) -- Victims of the 2017 mass shooting at a Sutherland Springs, Texas, church have reached a tentative agreement with the Justice Department to settle their yearslong legal battle with the government for $144.5 million, according to an attorney for the victims... Read More.
(ORLANDO, Fla.) -- The mother of a Missouri teenager who fell to his death last year while on the world's tallest tower drop ride has reached a settlement in a wrongful death lawsuit with the Florida amusement park and ride's operator, her attorney announced... Read More.