A father of two high school students who survived February’s school massacre in Parkland, Fla., was fatally shot this week by a robber, authorities said.On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered
On Friday, a 19-year-old man surrendered to police in connection with the death,Miami’s FOX 7 reported. Police identifed the suspect as Tyrone Fields Jr. and said he faces one count of murder and an armed robbery charge, the report said.
The victim, Ayub Ali, 61, was stocking shelves in his North Lauderdale convenience store when the suspect walked in, video footage released by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office shows.
Source: Parkland survivors’ dad fatally shot in robbery
Here’s all of the coolest cosplay we saw on Day 2 from this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, including X-Men, Captain Marvel, and Skyrim’s Dragonborn.
Source: Comic-Con 2018: Best Cosplay At SDCC Day 2 — Skyrim, X-Men, Captain Marvel, More – GameSpot
Several people were taken to the hospital after a van and a Port Authority of Allegheny County bus collided Friday morning in Pittsburgh, officials said.
Source: PAT BUS CRASH: Several taken to hospital after PAT bus, van collide | WPXI
PITTSBURGH – A woman was rushed to the hospital after being shot several times in Pittsburgh’s Homewood neighborhood early Saturday morning.
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Officers responded to reports of a woman shot in the 7100 block of Upland Street around 12:25 a.m.
Source: 19-year-old woman shot multiple times in Pittsburgh neighborhood | WPXI
The study, published Thursday in the BMJ, analyzed more than 600,000 death certificates and census data over the 17-year span. Deaths from liver cancer, another result of excessive alcohol use, doubled across the U.S. Although the hepatitis C virus is another common driver of cirrhosis and other liver diseases, alcoholism was the primary cause of fatal cases of the illness, researchers said.
The researchers said the trend is likely caused by growing alcohol consumption, particularly in excessive amounts.
Source: More Americans Are Dying From a Liver Disease Caused By Rise in Excessive Drinking, Study Says
A recent Salmonella outbreak connected to raw turkey products has infected 90 people across 26 states, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.
Forty people have been hospitalized, the CDC said.
Source: 90 people in 26 states infected with Salmonella: CDC – ABC News
It’s hard to reason with people who embrace conspiracy theories, but some strategies are more effective than others.
The “moon landing hoax” was among the first conspiracy theories to gain traction with the American public. In the years since, the theories have multiplied like jack rabbits, swarming all corners of the cultural landscape. After the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, some fringe activists insisted the U.S. government, rather than al-Qaeda, had planned the attacks. Conspiracies about President Trump’s ties to Russia compete with all the real news on the topic. “Pizzagate” conspiracists claimed Hillary Clinton was operating a pedophile ring in a D.C. pizza parlor, leading one true believer to fire a gun in the restaurant.
It’s tempting to dismiss conspiracy theorists as wearers of tinfoil hats. But the theories should be taken seriously for their effects on political and social discourse — and research suggests that, under the right circumstances, many people are susceptible to their allure.
Source: Why do people believe the moon landing hoax or other conspiracy theories? – The Washington Post