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Brendan O'Brien

Rochester mayor fires police chief over handling Daniel Prude's death

Sep 14 2020

Rochester, New York, Mayor Lovely Warren on Monday fired Police Chief La'Ron Singletary and suspended two city officials over the handling of the asphyxiation death of Daniel Prude in police custody, as she called for a federal review of the case.

Tahlequah, 'Tour of Grief' killer whale, gives birth

Sep 06 2020

An endangered killer whale named "Tahlequah," which famously carried her dead calf on her head in mourning for 17 days through the Salish Sea off British Columbia in 2018, is a new mother.

Kenoshians face 'wake-up call' after tumultuous, painful week of violence

Sep 02 2020

(This August 31 story corrects spelling to Chenessa Brown instead of Chenesse Brown, paragraph 18)

Anti-racism protesters rally in Kenosha, Trump plans visit

Aug 30 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. About 1,000 people joined a mile-long march in Kenosha, Wisconsin on Saturday, chanting "Black Lives Matter" and "No Justice, No Peace" as U.S. President Donald Trump announced plans to visit the violence-rocked city next week. | Video

Attorney for accused Kenosha protest gunman says teen acted in self-defense

Aug 29 2020

KENOSHA, Wis. A high-profile lawyer representing the 17-year-old boy charged with killing two protesters and wounding another during demonstrations on the streets of Kenosha, Wisconsin, said on Friday that his client had acted in self-defense. | Video

Marco forecast to become hurricane as governors urge residents to brace for storms

Aug 22 2020

Marco, one of two tropical storms headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast, was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later on Saturday as coastal governors urged residents to prepare for the unprecedented weather event amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Marco forecast to become hurricane as governors urge residents to take precautions

Aug 22 2020

Aug 22 Marco, one of two tropical storms headed for the U.S. Gulf Coast, was forecast to strengthen into a hurricane later on Saturday as coastal governors urged residents to prepare for the unprecedented weather event amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump administration classifies teachers essential workers during pandemic

Aug 20 2020

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security on Tuesday classified teachers as essential workers during the coronavirus pandemic as the Trump administration presses schools nationwide to bring students back to class.

U..S teachers added to essential-worker list as they face White House pressure to return to classrooms

Aug 20 2020

U.S. teachers have been added to an advisory list of essential workers as they face pressure from the White House to return to classrooms even as their unions challenge decisions to return to in-person instruction amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Coping with campus coronavirus: U.S. fraternities, sororities give it the old college try

Aug 12 2020

MADISON, Wisconsin Sixteen gallons of hand sanitizer sat in the foyer of the Alpha Epsilon Phi sorority house at the University of Wisconsin as house mother Karen Mullis reconfigured tables in the dining room to maintain social distancing.

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