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Police: FL day care owner arrested after leaving baby girl hot van, killing her

Arpad Benedek/iStock(JACKSONVILLE, Fla.) — A Florida day care owner was arrested on child neglect charges on Wednesday after a baby girl died in a scorching hot van outside of the facility. Police arrested 56-year-old Darryl Ewing, co-owner of the Ewing’s Love & Hope Preschool and Academy in Jacksonville, where an employee found the infant unconscious…read more »

Wanted man says he’ll turn himself in if he gets 15K Facebook likes: Police

Torrington Police Department(TORRINGTON, Conn.) — Authorities in Connecticut are asking for the public’s help in capturing a suspect who teased police officers online with an unusual deal to turn himself in.Police in Torrington, Connecticut, said Jose Simms, 29, reached out to the town’s lieutenant on Facebook earlier this week, saying he’d turn himself in if…read more »

State abortion bans in 2019: Many signed, none in effect

Casimiro/iStock(NEW YORK) — A wave of new abortion bans in states like Alabama and Georgia, and a long list of subsequent lawsuits challenging them, has led to confusion about where the law stands from state to state. The confusion over the laws comes as little surprise, given how many have appeared in recent months. More…read more »

2-year-old boy rescued from hot car in moment caught on video

ChiccoDodiFC/iStock(ATLANTA) — A 2-year-old boy was rescued from a scorching hot car in a Walmart parking lot on Tuesday in a moment caught on video. Video obtained by ABC Atlanta affiliate WSB-TV shows shoppers at the Georgia Walmart spot the little boy inside the parked car. When officers raced to the scene in McDonough, outside…read more »

New York City man sentenced to 6 years in prison for paying students to build bombs

Zolnierek/iStock(NEW YORK) — A former New York City teacher was sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for providing the materials and paying for teenagers to build explosives, prosecutors announced on Wednesday.Christian Toro pleaded guilty earlier this year to Manhattan Federal Court Judge Richard M. Berman that he instructed unsuspecting students from a New York…read more »

Rare eastern black rhinoceros born at Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo

(Courtesy Lincoln Park Zoo) An eastern black rhinoceros named Kapuki gave birth to a calf at Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, May 19, 2019.(CHICAGO) — Chicago’s Lincoln Park Zoo recently welcomed the birth of a critically endangered black rhinoceros after more than a year of waiting.A 13-year-old eastern black rhino named Kapuki went into labor Sunday,…read more »