Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths increased by a startling 20 percent in Washington DC between 2017-2018, according to a 2018 report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In New York, pedestrian deaths increased from 107 in 2017, to 114 last year, the New York Time reports, while Los Angeles has experienced an astonishing 82-percent increase in pedestrian deaths between 2015-2018, according to the LA Times. © Sputnik / Alexandr VilfMoldova's President Involved in a Car Accident and Hospitalized Some 55,000 Americans were killed in traffic accidents annually in the 1970s but that number had dropped to about 40,000 by 2017, likely due to safer vehicles and new laws. A 2018 World Health Organization report, titled the "Global status report on road safety," revealed that road traffic injuries are the leading cause of death for people between the ages … [Read more...] about Murder Maps: US Cities See Sharp New Rise in Pedestrian and Cyclist Fatalities
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Nate Davis USA TODAY Published 6:39 AM EST Jan 25, 2019 No NFL franchise has a richer Super Bowl legacy than the New England Patriots. The Bill Belichick-Tom Brady tandem that's propelled a dynastic reign approaching two decades is about to make its ninth Super Sunday appearance. Context? No other team in the league has more than eight trips. So in the spirit of celebrating unparalleled excellence, I thought I'd take a crack at ranking all of the Pats' Super Bowl entries — including the 20th century ones that have receded from some memories. 11. 1985 Patriots (lost Super Bowl XX to Chicago 46-10): Fun fact — New England's original AFC champions actually led the vaunted '85 Bears 3-0 ... before surrendering 44 consecutive points. There was exceptional talent on this roster — notably Hall of Famers John Hannah and Andre Tippett — but overmatched QB Tony Eason was a microcosm for an overmatched team that finished the … [Read more...] about New England Patriots’ Super Bowl teams ranked worst to best
David Robinson Rockland/Westchester Journal News Published 4:19 PM EST Jan 6, 2019 Kathryn and Jeffrey Blank are hellbent on protecting other parents from their day care nightmare. The New York couple’s tale started with a phone call from The Learning Experience in Dobbs Ferry, where a door closed on their son’s finger. Stuck at work in Manhattan and suspecting a minor injury based on the center’s description, the Blanks sent grandma and grandpa to pick up the 20-month-old boy, Max. The truth emerged, however, when a paper towel wound-covering came off in the car and grandma saw Max’s missing fingertip, or more precisely the exposed bone it left behind. A frantic race to save Max’s pinky digit ensued. Grandpa ran inside the day care and demanded the fingertip, which workers had in another paper towel in the office. He got it on ice and rushed Max to White Plains Hospital, where a hand surgeon reattached it under general anesthesia. Recalling … [Read more...] about Parents warn their son’s fingertip was severed at New York day care
This week, Democrats returned to Washington with the authority to investigate a Trump White House that is suspected of foreign collusion, conflicts of interest, and mismanagement of the federal government. How far will they go, asks Jason ZengerleAs political life kicked back into action in Washington this week, a number of letters were in circulation. All were sent by US Representative Elijah Cummings.One letter was jointly addressed to US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, demanding the age, gender, country of origin, and current location of every child who was separated from his or her parents under the Trump administration’s immigration policy.Another will have gone to Pat Cipollone, the White House counsel, asking for the identities of any senior White House officials who have used — as Hillary Clinton once did — nongovernment email accounts to conduct official … [Read more...] about Trump’s Inquisitors: How far will the Democrats go with their new found investigative powers?
The Associated Press Published 8:55 AM EST Dec 18, 2018 NEW YORK (AP) — A 1974 New York state ban on nunchucks that was put into place over fears that youth inspired by martial arts movies would create widespread mayhem is unconstitutional under the Second Amendment, a federal court has ruled. Judge Pamela Chen issued her ruling Friday in a Brooklyn federal court on the martial arts weapon made famous by Bruce Lee. The plaintiff, James Maloney, started his legal quest after being charged with possession of nunchucks in his home in 2000. He initially filed a complaint in 2003, and appealed all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court when the case went against him. The Supreme Court in 2010 remanded the case back down to be reconsidered in light of a Second Amendment decision it had made in another case, and Maloney filed an amended complaint later that year. Maloney had been focused on getting the part of the law overturned that banned nunchucks, two rigid rods connected at one end … [Read more...] about New York ban on nunchucks is unconstitutional, says federal court