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  • Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

    Cease and desist letter sent in alleged Muslim pool discrimination case

    (WILMINGTON, Del.) — The pool employee who allegedly told children wearing hijabs that they could not go into a public pool has been reassigned as tensions over accusations in Delaware continue to make waves. The leaders of a Muslim children’s summer camp joined with an advocacy group to sent a cease and desist letter to the Wilmington mayor’s office over what their attorney called conduct that “contravenes basic standards of decency.” The cease and desist letter was the latest move in a weeks-long saga over whether the Muslim children were appropriately treated at the pool, the fallout from which included […]

  • Family accuses Indiana officers who restrained teen of going too far: ‘I was trying to break free because I couldn’t bre…

    Family accuses Indiana officers who restrained teen of going too far: ‘I was trying to break free because I couldn’t bre…

    (NEW YORK) — A teen and his family accused Indiana police of excessive force for how they restrained the boy during an altercation at a festival where police accused him of slapping away an officer’s arm. “He didn’t try to swipe away their arm,” the boy’s mother, Elizabeth Montejano, told ABC Chicago station WLS-TV. “When the officer grabbed him right here from his shirt, Dominic grabbed him. He’s just like, ‘What are you doing.’” In Facebook video posted Thursday by his aunt, Dominic Garibay, 15, can be seen being held on the ground by multiple officers. Montejano can be heard […]

  • 4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

    4-year-old boy dies, 2-year-old brother hospitalized in Connecticut hot car incident

    (WEST HAVEN, Conn.) — A 4-year-old died and his 2-year-old brother was hospitalized after they were found in a hot car at a Connecticut apartment complex Thursday afternoon, officials said. Many details in the deadly tragedy remain unknown, including how long they were inside the car, the West Haven Police Department said Friday. Police obtained surveillance from the complex and hoped to determine that from the footage. It also doesn’t appear the children were left in the car, according to the police. The boys’ father had called police, authorities said, adding that he is cooperating. The 2-year-old remains in the […]

  • At least 13 dead, including children, in Missouri duck boat accident

    At least 13 dead, including children, in Missouri duck boat accident

    (BRANSON, Mo.) — A tourist duck boat capsized in a lake near Branson, Missouri, amid powerful storms, killing at least 13 people, including children, the Missouri Highway Patrol said. The Thursday-night accident also injured seven people, and four others are still missing, officials said. A total of 29 passengers and two crew members were on board the amphibious craft at the time, Stone County Sheriff Doug Rader said. Severe evening thunderstorms, including winds in excess of 60 mph, struck the area at the time of the sinking. Eyewitness video showed the craft, which travels on land and water, taking on […]

  • Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

    Three-year-old dies after spending more than three hours in scorching bus

    (HOUSTON) — A 3-year-old boy left unattended in a blistering-hot daycare bus for more than three hours has died. The child was unresponsive when discovered inside the vehicle by police, who said the temperature inside the vehicle at the time was 113 degrees. The bus was parked outside a daycare facility following a field trip, according to a statement from the Harris County Constable’s Office. Twenty-eight students from the Discovering Me Academy went to a local park earlier in the day and returned between 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m., according to the statement. The boy who was left in the […]

  • Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

    Officials confirm shark attacked boy at Long Island beach

    (NEW YORK) — The bites that a 13-year-old boy sustained in the waters around the barrier island off Long Island’s South Shore resulted from a shark attack, New York state officials confirmed on Friday. But experts have been unable to determine the species based on the size and condition of a tooth fragment recovered from the boy, authorities said, adding that the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) will return it to the teen at his request. The beaches on Fire Island had reopened Thursday morning, a day after the boy and a 12-year-old girl suffered large fish bites in […]

  • Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

    Florida, California among top sites for shark attacks in the US

    (NEW YORK) — New York may have been the site of two suspected shark attacks on Wednesday, but attacks by the creatures in these waters are so rare that there have been only 10 documented cases confirmed in nearly 150 years. The worst place in America for shark attacks? Florida. Statistics from The International Shark Attack File, a database of shark attacks from around the world, show that Florida’s coast has witnessed a total of 812 confirmed and unprovoked shark attacks since 1837, at least those that have been recorded. That’s because most sharks prefer warmer waters, said George Burgess, […]