Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies
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Man who rescued 5 people during Oklahoma City bombing dies

Raymond Washburn, who is credited with helping rescue five people from the rubble of the 1995 Oklahoma City bombing, passed away on Sunday at his home in Bristow, Oklahoma, at the age of 75. When the bomb exploded at the federal building in Oklahoma City, Washburn was working at the fourth-floor snack stand he owned…

Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’
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Times Square subway victim Michelle Alyssa Go remembered as a ‘compassionate soul’

Michelle Alyssa Go, who was pushed to the her death in front of a Times Square subway train, is remembered as a compassionate woman who volunteered her time to help those less fortunate than her. Go, 40, worked in mergers and acquisitions for the multimillion-dollar financial firm Deloitte Services LP and spent time helping women…

Missouri highway patrol blasts out ‘Batman’ cell phone alert by mistake

Missouri highway patrol blasts out ‘Batman’ cell phone alert by mistake

The Joker is not on the rampage in Missouri, but it looks like authorities there are ready for the “Batman” villain. An emergency alert mistakenly sent to mobile devices Tuesday by the Missouri State Highway Patrol asked residents of Gotham City to be on the lookout for a purple/green 1978 Dodge 3700 GT. The sedan,…

University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor
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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for about 1,050 people who say they were abused by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former university physician, UM announced Wednesday. The settlement agreement includes $460 million for the roughly 1,050 claimants and $30 million for future claimants. But it must be agreed…

How Dry January’s continued presence reflects society’s evolving — and divisive — relationship with alcohol
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How Dry January’s continued presence reflects society’s evolving — and divisive — relationship with alcohol

With a new year comes new restrictions. Ditch meat for a month with Veganuary. Start that new gym membership, or try this new diet. The onslaught of demands to “start the new year right” seems endless. One, though, has steadily gained supporters: Dry January. A version of the term, reportedly first coined in 2006 by…

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia “Lucy” Harris, a star in women’s collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our…

New details emerge about hostage-taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff
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New details emerge about hostage-taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff

As authorities work to learn more about the armed man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue Saturday, new details are emerging of his activities in the days leading up to the incident, including a heated exchange at a nearby mosque. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national who arrived in the US…

Off-duty Memphis police officer ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say
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Off-duty Memphis police officer ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say

An off-duty Memphis police officer is recovering after being ambushed and shot outside of his home, investigators say. The man was leaving his Olive Branch, Mississippi, home in his personal car to head to work Monday morning when he was blocked in his driveway by the suspect, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Olive…