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  • 89-year-old scholar who fled Nazis dies after subway shove from rushing commuter

    The New York Times calls Dr. Kurt Salzinger’s death “a tragic end to the everyday jostle of straphangers,” which the New York Post paints as “a daily underground hazard.” His stepdaughter calls it “a complete disregard for the elderly,” per the Times. Salzinger died on Oct. 27, after he was shoved to a subway platform in New York City’s Penn Station by a fellow commuter rushing to catch a train to Brooklyn. The Hofstra community is saddened to learn of the passing of Professor Emeritus […]

  • Amazon to add headquarters in New York City and Northern Virginia, reports say

    After running a year-long competition that drew interest from hundreds of cities and a number of states, Amazon has reportedly chosen New York City and Northern Virginia to split duty as its second headquarters. The Wall Street Journal and Washington Post both reported late Monday reported late Monday that Amazon has picked New York’s Long Island City and Arlington County’s Crystal City neighborhoods, citing people familiar with the matter. Amazon declined to comment to CNN. The development projects, which could be announced […]

  • Father, 9-year-old son killed in barn fire were inseparable, family says

    PROVO, Utah – A Utah father and his 9-year-old son died together, trapped in a stall during a barn fire Monday, family members told KSTU. The blaze started around 1:30 a.m. Monday morning and neighbors said they quickly raced to the farm to save the animals. “Me and a couple other guys were running into the stalls, pulling goats out of them,” said Preston Arnoldsen, who lives down the street and said his uncle owns the farm. Flames tore through […]

  • ‘Secret Sister’ holiday gift exchange scam is back, police warn

    Now that the holidays are here, so are social media posts about a gift exchange that promises you’ll get between 6 and 36 gifts if you participate. Don’t fall for it — it’s a scam! The same scam surfaced in previous years, too. The so-called “secret sister” gift exchange has circulated widely on Facebook, Reddit and various forums, according to Snopes.  The posts often promise participants 36 gifts in exchange for one present valued at $10. Snopes pointed out that, despite […]

  • Photo of Wisconsin students posing in apparent Nazi salute sparks outrage, investigation

    A photo showing a group of male, mostly white Wisconsin high school students with their arms raised in what appear to be Nazi salutes has sparked a district investigation and criticism from a Holocaust memorial group.

  • Police shoot, kill security guard detaining suspect after bar shooting

    Police shot and killed an armed, black security guard who was detaining a suspect after several people were shot at a suburban Illinois bar early Sunday morning.

  • Elephants evolve to not grow tusks, thwarting poachers

    How can elephants fend off ivory poachers? By never growing tusks at all.

  • Veteran died with no family, so other vets showed up for funeral

    The Tennessee community came together Friday to make sure an unclaimed veteran would not be forgotten.

  • Marvel Comics co-creator Stan Lee dead at 95

    Stan Lee, the co-creator of Marvel Comics, has passed away at the age of 95, TMZ reports, saying Lee was rushed to the hospital early Monday where he later died.

  • Woman says husband died while protecting her when thieves tried to steal Xbox One

    A Colorado woman says her husband died while protecting her when armed thieves tried to steal their Xbox One.