Riverside murders: Virginia man accused of ‘catfishing’ teen before killing her family, police say

Riverside murders: Virginia man accused of 'catfishing' teen before killing her family, police say

CNN — A former Virginia police officer, believed to have murdered a teenager’s family in Riverside, California after “catfishing” her online, was killed in a shootout while trying to flee authorities, the city’s police department said in a news release. Officers with the Riverside Police were dispatched Friday to check the welfare of a young … Read more

China’s lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

China's lockdown protests: What you need to know about the rare mass demonstrations

Beijing CNN — From Shanghai to Beijing, protests have erupted across China in a rare show of dissent against the ruling Communist Party sparked by anger over the country’s increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. As numbers swelled at demonstrations in multiple major cities over the weekend, so too have the range of grievances voiced – with … Read more

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

Pilot and passenger trapped after small plane crashes into Maryland powerlines

CNN — Rescue operations are underway in Maryland after the pilot and passenger of a small plane became trapped after crashing into power lines Sunday, local officials said. Rescue units were dispatched at 5:30 pm to reports of a small airplane that had flown into the power lines in Montgomery County, according to Pete Piringer, … Read more

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping’s zero-Covid policy

Protests erupt across China in unprecedented challenge to Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy

Beijing CNN — Protests are erupting across China, including at universities and in Shanghai where hundreds chanted “Step down, Xi Jinping! Step down, Communist Party!” in an unprecedented show of defiance against the country’s stringent and increasingly costly zero-Covid policy. A deadly fire at an apartment block in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang … Read more

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

More anti-COVID protests in China triggered by deadly fire

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Protests against China’s restrictive COVID measures appeared to roil in a number of cities Saturday night, in displays of public defiance fanned by anger over a deadly fire in the western Xinjiang region. Many protests could not be immediately confirmed, but in Shanghai, police used pepper spray to stop around 300 … Read more

China’s Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

China's Urumqi to ease Covid lockdown amid public anger over deadly fire

CNN — Chinese authorities said Saturday they would ease a months-long Covid lockdown in the country’s far western region of Xinjiang “in stages”, following protests over a deadly fire at an apartment building in the regional capital of Urumqi. At least 10 people were killed and nine injured when the fire broke out on Thursday, … Read more

Jay Leno spotted driving into same garage as car fire

Jay Leno spotted driving into same garage as car fire

Jay Leno is wasting no time getting back on that proverbial horse. Just one day after being discharged from the hospital — where he was being treated for severe burns sustained in a car fire — the comedian was spotted driving back to the scene of the freak accident. Jay Leno was photographed driving back … Read more

Zaporizhzhia: IAEA warns whoever was behind ‘powerful explosions’ at nuclear plant is ‘playing with fire’

Zaporizhzhia: IAEA warns whoever was behind 'powerful explosions' at nuclear plant is 'playing with fire'

CNN — Powerful explosions rocked the Zaporizhzhia nuclear power plant in Ukraine this weekend, renewing concerns that fighting so close to the facility could cause a nuclear accident. The head of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), Rafael Grossi, said that whoever was responsible for the attacks was “playing with fire,” reiterating a warning he … Read more

Neighborhoods evacuated near burning Georgia chemical plant

Neighborhoods evacuated near burning Georgia chemical plant

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A large fire burned Monday inside a chemical plant on the coast of Georgia, where authorities ordered about 100 nearby homes to evacuate because of threats from toxic smoke and potential explosions. Emergency responders safely evacuated a handful of employees working when the fire broke out about 4 am at the plant … Read more

At least 38 were injured in a Manhattan apartment building blaze that was caused by a lithium-ion battery, officials said

At least 38 were injured in a Manhattan apartment building blaze that was caused by a lithium-ion battery, officials said

CNN — At least 38 people were injured in a Manhattan apartment building fire Saturday morning, which authorities believe was caused by a lithium-ion battery connected to a micromobility device. Of the injuries, two were critical, five were serious and the rest minor, Fire Commissioner Laura Kavanagh said in a news conference. Officials did not … Read more