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Small earthquake hits Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — A small earthquake with an epicenter just outside Los Angeles has gotten people in southern California talking on social media. The U.S. Geological Survey says a magnitude-3.6 quake hit at about 11:20 Monday night. Its epicenter was about 3.6 miles northwest of Westwood. While the quake wasn’t big enough to cause much damage, the USGS says dozens...

Man who didn’t want to drink alone broke into woman’s home: cops

STEWARTSTOWN, Pa. — Police say a drunken Pennsylvania man who didn’t want to drink alone forced his way into a woman’s home and sat down with two 12-packs of beer. Thirty-nine-year-old Sean Haller, of Stewartstown, faces charges including criminal trespass and remained in the York County jail on Monday. Southern Regional police say a woman called them on Sept. 12 to...

Man faces prison for breaking legs, ribs of weeks-old baby

DANIELSON, Conn. — A Connecticut man is heading to prison after fracturing the legs and ribs of his weeks-old baby in 2015. The Bulletin reports that 34-year-old Jarod Trudeau pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and risk of injury to a minor. He faces 10 years in prison, suspended after seven, and five years of probation at sentencing scheduled for Sept. 29. Trudeau...

Woman allegedly shot boyfriend as he slept, dismembered him with a machete

BAYTOWN, Texas — Police in Louisiana have arrested a Texas woman accused of shooting and dismembering her boyfriend, and dumping parts of his body in southeast Texas. Police say 30-year-old Cierra Sutton was jailed without bond following her Thursday arrest in Jefferson Parish, near New Orleans. Jail records don’t list an attorney for Sutton, who lives in Baytown, just east of...

Man tries to barbecue rattlesnake, gets bit on the face instead

A man in Arizona was attempting to cook a rattlesnake on a barbecue grill when the snake decided to fight back. Victor Pratt, 48, was throwing his child a birthday party when a rattlesnake slithered into his yard. Upon seeing the intruder, Pratt decided to take the opportunity to teach his party guests how to catch and cook a rattlesnake. In...

Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Dominica as Category 5 monster

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Hurricane Maria intensified into a dangerous Category 5 storm and pounded the little island of Dominica as it surged into the eastern Caribbean on Monday night, and forecasters warned it might become even stronger. The storm was following a path that could take it on Tuesday near many of the islands already wrecked by Hurricane Irma...

Hurricane Jose could bring heavy rain, strong winds to NYC

Stay away, José! After a week hovering around the Bermuda Triangle, Hurricane José is on the move — but for now he’s projected to stay well out to sea and safely away from the East Coast. José will likely be downgraded to a tropical storm when it creeps up the Atlantic and past New Jersey and New York on Tuesday and...

Hurricane Maria aims for islands already devastated by Irma

Hurricane Maria is now barreling toward some of the Caribbean islands already devastated by Irma. Maria will be on the doorstep of the US Virgin Islands on Tuesday as at least a Category 3 hurricane, according to the National Weather Service. If Maria hits there, it will mark the first time two major hurricanes have smacked the island chain in the...

Student goes on hunger strike to get pervy professor fired

A student at the University of Rochester has vowed not to eat until the school fires a professor who has been accused of sex harassment by ​seven faculty members and multiple students — who allege he threw wild, drugged-out hot tub parties and pressured female students into sex. The professor, D​​r. Florian Jaeger of the university’s brain and cognitive sciences...

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