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Bridge given an overall ‘poor’ rating by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Bridge given an overall ‘poor’ rating by Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

The bridge that collapsed Friday had an “overall condition” rating of “poor,” according to the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation website that tracks bridges across the state. The bridge was built in 1970, was 447 feet long, and made of a steel rigid frame, the website says. The PennDOT website says the Deck Condition was rated…More

Bridge in Pittsburgh collapses hours before scheduled Biden visit to talk infrastructure
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Bridge in Pittsburgh collapses hours before scheduled Biden visit to talk infrastructure

A snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh collapsed Friday morning, just hours before President Joe Biden was expected to visit the city on a previously scheduled trip to discuss infrastructure. No fatalities have been reported, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey said in a news conference at the scene. There had been 10 “minor injuries,” Fire Chief Darryl Jones…More

5 things to know for Jan. 28: Bomb Cyclone, Supreme Court, Covid, Ukraine, Honduras

5 things to know for Jan. 28: Bomb Cyclone, Supreme Court, Covid, Ukraine, Honduras

Did you take your vitamins this morning? Daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help prevent some adults from developing autoimmune disorders such as arthritis and psoriasis. Here’s what you need to know to Get Up to Speed and On with Your Day. (You can also get “5 Things You Need to Know Today”…More

NYC mayor’s brother can serve as his adviser on mayoral security for a salary of $1, conflict of interest board says
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NYC mayor’s brother can serve as his adviser on mayoral security for a salary of $1, conflict of interest board says

Bernard Adams, the brother of New York City Mayor Eric Adams, can serve as the mayor’s senior adviser for “Mayoral Security” for a $1 salary, according to a waiver granted by the city’s Conflict of Interest Board (COIB). The New York City Charter precludes a public servant from nominating an “associated” person, such as a…More

Lawsuit over Oxford High School shooting claims negligence by some school staff and the shooter’s parents
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Lawsuit over Oxford High School shooting claims negligence by some school staff and the shooter’s parents

A lawsuit regarding the November school shooting in Oxford, Michigan, claims certain staff members as well as the parents of the alleged shooter were negligent in their handling of the suspect. The plaintiffs — three students, their families and the estate of Tate Myre, who died from his injuries from the shooting at Oxford High…More

9 police officers fatally shoot pedestrian after standoff on interstate in Nashville, authorities say

9 police officers fatally shoot pedestrian after standoff on interstate in Nashville, authorities say

Nine police officers fatally shot a pedestrian on a Tennessee interstate after a short standoff, authorities said Thursday. Landon Eastep, 37, was killed after about 30 minutes of negotiations — during which traffic was halted along Interstate 65 near Nashville. Officers opened fire after he appeared “to adjust his stance and reach for what was…More

US Coast Guard finds 5 dead from capsized vessel off Florida coast, officially suspends its search
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US Coast Guard finds 5 dead from capsized vessel off Florida coast, officially suspends its search

After finding five bodies off Florida’s Atlantic coast, the US Coast Guard announced Thursday it officially suspended its search for the remaining 34 people missing after a vessel capsized over the weekend. The search was officially suspended at sunset, according to Petty Officer Jose Hernandez, a Coast Guard spokesperson. The service said earlier it planned…More

A Georgia sheriff hopes for ‘much needed change in the mental health system’ after a deputy was shot during a traffic stop
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A Georgia sheriff hopes for ‘much needed change in the mental health system’ after a deputy was shot during a traffic stop

A central Georgia sheriff is calling for changes in the mental health system after a sheriff’s deputy was shot in the chest by a suspect. The suspect, 24-year-old Zachary Lucas Olivar, has a “history of mental illness,” Jones County Sheriff R. N. Reece said. “We have received reports that he has been having issues for…More

Gas stoves are a threat to health and have larger climate impact than previously known, study shows
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Gas stoves are a threat to health and have larger climate impact than previously known, study shows

The gas emitted from household stoves and ovens is not only dangerous to public health but also has a much more significant impact on the climate crisis than previously thought, new research shows. The study, from scientists at Stanford University, found the emissions from gas stoves in US homes have the same climate-warming impact as…More

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‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu voices support for vaccines after revealing he lost grandparents to Covid

‘Shang-Chi’ star Simu Liu voices support for vaccines after revealing he lost grandparents to Covid

Simu Liu, the star of Marvel’s “Shang-Chi,” is voicing his support for Covid-19 vaccines after revealing he lost his grandparents to the virus. Liu took to Twitter, writing, “I lost my grandparents to COVID last year. They were still waiting for their vaccines. I’m fortunate to have been double-vaccinated and boosted when I got COVID…More

‘The Afterparty’ turns its comedic murder mystery into more of an afterthought

‘The Afterparty’ turns its comedic murder mystery into more of an afterthought

Telling stories from shifting perspectives a la “Rashomon” has become pretty commonplace in premium-TV and streaming, from Showtime’s “The Affair” to Netflix’s “Clickbait.” Enter “The Afterparty,” an Apple TV+ comedy series with one murder, plenty of suspects and minimal intrigue — the sort of show that’s modestly entertaining but doesn’t bring enough to the party.…More

‘Janet Jackson’ tells the singer’s story, but it’s clear who’s in control
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‘Janet Jackson’ tells the singer’s story, but it’s clear who’s in control

Janet Jackson gave a documentary crew access for five years, but with Jackson and brother Randy Jackson serving as executive producers the resulting project, “Janet Jackson,” feels too conspicuously like a licensed product. Addressing some uncomfortable parts of her biography but sidestepping others, it’s pretty obvious who’s in control here. To be fair, plenty of…More

Kristen Bell dials ‘S’ for ‘silly’ in ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window’
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Kristen Bell dials ‘S’ for ‘silly’ in ‘The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window’

The title might be the funniest thing about “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window,” which is sort of the verbal equivalent of that “Spaceballs” visual gag where the spaceship just won’t end. Beyond that, this Netflix series provides a fun showcase for Kristen Bell but only a…More

‘The Mighty Ducks’ star Shaun Weiss celebrates two years sober with striking before-and-after photos

‘The Mighty Ducks’ star Shaun Weiss celebrates two years sober with striking before-and-after photos

“The Mighty Ducks” star Shaun Weiss has celebrated a two-year sobriety milestone in his battle against methamphetamine addiction with an inspiring transformation picture. The 43-year-old former child star, best known for playing Greg Goldberg in the Disney comedy franchise about a misfit hockey team, became unrecognizable at the height of his addiction to crystal methamphetamine.…More

Caesars Palace is scrambling to book artists like Keith Urban and others after Adele postpones residency
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Caesars Palace is scrambling to book artists like Keith Urban and others after Adele postpones residency

It’s been one week since Adele announced the postponement of her Las Vegas residency. The highly anticipated series of concerts titled “Weekends With Adele” were supposed to kick off last Friday at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace and run through April 16. A source familiar with the situation tells CNN that although Caesars has publicly…More

Vachik Mangassarian, ‘N.C.I.S.’ actor, dies of complications from Covid-19
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Vachik Mangassarian, ‘N.C.I.S.’ actor, dies of complications from Covid-19

Actor Vachik Mangassarian has died of Covid-19 complications, according to his manager. He was 78. Mangassarian, a character actor who appeared on “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “The Mentalist,” was vaccinated, his manager Valerie McCaffrey told CNN. He was most recently filming an upcoming movie with Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda called “Moving On.” He had…More

‘Pam & Tommy’ blends nostalgia with amazing makeup to create a two-in-one miniseries
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‘Pam & Tommy’ blends nostalgia with amazing makeup to create a two-in-one miniseries

Once you get past the astonishing makeup and prosthetics, “Pam & Tommy” essentially functions as two miniseries in one, the first devoted to the central couple, and the latter to the hapless guy who turned them into a pioneering Internet sensation. The former works better, in a limited series that sprinkles social insight (if not…More

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