More than a dozen shot in rash of violence in Philadelphia from Friday night into Saturday morning

PHILADELPHIA (WPVI) — Fourteen people have been shot, three of whom died, in a rash of shootings that began late Friday afternoon and continued into Saturday. Around 5 pm Friday, a man in his 20s was shot in Ogontz on Godfrey Avenue and Limekiln Pike. Police say the man was double parked in his running … Read more

Legacy of India’s Partition was reduced to a minor event. After 75 years, community groups are bringing private pain to the fore

A visitor looks at a picture displayed at the Partition Museum in Amritsar on Aug. 2. This year, India marks 75 years of independence from the British empire. But the legacy of Partition, long reduced to a minor event in history textbooks, has only just begun to be seriously examined.NARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images In the summer … Read more

15 people injured after car crash in Berwick, Pa. at benefit for Nescopeck, Pennsylvania fire victims

BERWICK, Pennsylvania (WPVI) — A hospital says more than a dozen people have been injured after a car crashed into a benefit being held for the 10 people killed in a Pennsylvania fire, reports say. Geisinger Hospital says it has treated 15 patients after the crash Saturday evening in Berwick, Pennsylvania. According to WNEP-TV, the … Read more

Britney Spears’ ex convicted of trespassing in wedding raid

VENTURA, Calif. (AP) — A man once briefly married to Britney Spears has been convicted of aggravated trespassing and battery at the pop star’s June wedding. Jason Alexander, 40, pleaded no contest to the two misdemeanor counts in a California court, prosecutors in Ventura County announced Thursday. The Ventura County judge sentenced him to the … Read more

Megaflood is coming to Sacramento, Central Valley

Many Californians fear the “Big One,” but it might not be what you think.It’s not an earthquake. And it isn’t the mega drought. It’s actually the exact opposite.A megaflood.A new study by Science Advances shows climate change has already doubled the chances of a disastrous flood happening in California in the next four decades. And … Read more

Salman Rushdie: Canadian writers double down on free speech

Canadian writers, publishers and literary figures doubled down on the right to freedom of thought and expression on Saturday, one day after an attack on award-winning author Salman Rushdie that left him hospitalized and on a ventilator. Rushdie, whose 1988 novel “The Satanic Verses” drew death threats from Iran’s leaders in the 1980s, was stabbed … Read more

13 hurt when car hits crowd at benefit for families of deadly Pa. house fire victims

More than a dozen people were injured Saturday after a vehicle struck a crowd in Berwick, Pennsylvania, authorities said. Geisinger Medical Center, in nearby Danville, received 13 patients by mid-evening, spokesperson Natalie Buyny said by email. Conditions of the injured were not available. “Staff is assessing and triaging patients for appropriate care,” Buyny said. NBC … Read more

Montenegro mourns after 10 are killed in shooting spree

Predrag Milic, The Associated Press Published Saturday, August 13, 2022 11:20AM EDT CETINJE, Montenegro (AP) — Montenegro declared three days of national mourning Saturday, a day after 10 people, including two children, were killed in a shooting spree by a 34-year-old gunman who police said had recently … Read more