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Firefighter escapes injury after ladder collapses on 3-story building

BOSTON — Officials say a firefighter who was standing on a telescoping ladder when it collapsed onto a three-story building in Boston suffered no serious injuries. Boston Fire Commissioner Joseph Finn says the firefighter was suspended about two feet above the building Wednesday night when the ladder buckled. He was able to safely climb out of the ladder’s bucket onto...

Women shamed for entering ‘sacred’ sumo ring to help save man’s life

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Two Japanese women were shamed for entering a “sacred” sumo ring to provide first aid to a local mayor who collapsed during a speech, reigniting criticism about the tradition as discriminatory, it was reported Thursday. Maizuru Mayor Ryozo Tatami, 66, collapsed Wednesday inside a Kyoto sumo ring from a hemorrhage, prompting people to rush to his aid, including two women, The...

Remorseful robber turned himself in 90 minutes after heist

NEW ORLEANS — A man who robbed a New Orleans bank of $1,100 kept the money for only about 90 minutes before he called the FBI to confess, according to court documents accompanying his guilty plea this week. Eddie James, 41, entered his plea Wednesday on a bank robbery charge, according to court documents. James faces a possible 20-year prison...

Man dies after shirt catches fire at family barbecue

PROVO, Utah — A Utah man has died after his shirt caught on fire during a family barbecue on Easter. The Daily Herald reports 73-year-old Larry Webster died Wednesday after he was severely burned outside his home in Spanish Fork on Sunday. Family members say his polyester shirt caught on fire as he lit the grill. The family rushed to his side...

Authorities: Man used neighbor’s Wi-Fi to access child porn

UNION BEACH, N.J. — Authorities say a New Jersey man used his neighbor’s Wi-Fi network to download and distribute child pornography. Monmouth County prosecutors had sought to have Henry Cicerale detained until his trial. But a judge ruled Wednesday that the 59-year-old Union Beach man would instead be kept on home detention. Prosecutors say Cicerale set up the Wi-Fi at his...

Perv nurse mistakenly freed from jail turns himself back in

A male nurse who was serving a life sentence in Georgia for sexually assaulting female patients and was mistakenly freed from custody turned himself into authorities on Wednesday. Paul Serdula, of Marietta, turned himself in to the Cobb County Jail at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Cobb County Sheriff’s Office records show. He had been serving a life-plus-25-year sentence at the medium-security Wheeler...

Cynthia Nixon says she would ‘absolutely’ legalize marijuana if elected governor

ALBANY - Actress Cynthia Nixon says she "absolutely" would legalize and tax marijuana if she is elected governor. "Let's capture some of that revenue," Nixon said on an episode of the "Wendy Williams Show" that aired on Wednesday. Nixon also said that given the recent rash of shootings nationally, New York missed out on an opportunity in the recently enacted state...

Massive Credit Card Breach

Experts call it of the most significant credit card heists in modern history. More than five million card numbers stolen from shoppers at Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord and Taylor. World War E has the details.   NY DAILY NEWS

On the 50th anniversary of MLK’s assassination, remember him for who he was and not as a prop to support flawed agendas

On this day 50 years ago, an unarmed black man was shot to death by a white man. If it happened today, you would probably scroll past his name on one of your social media platforms, and it would look like this: #MartinLutherKingJr. When you look at the 50th anniversary of King's assassination from that perspective, it makes it pretty clear that...

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