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Defense Lawyer: Philip Chism Killed Colleen Ritzer

Chism's allegedly claimed that Ritzer was to blame for the attack after she uttered a "trigger" word he refused to divulge. The start of the trial at Essex County Superior Court was delayed when lawyers for Chism reported that he had experienced a mental disturbance and questioned whether he was fit to stand trial.

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USA woman loses battle to keep frozen embryos

Mimi Lee and her ex-husband Stephen Findley agreed to store the embryos prior to her treatment after she was warned she could be left infertile. She noted that if the situation were reversed, no court would require Lee to carry a child from the embryos or allow them to be implanted in a surrogate.

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San Francisco: Tour bus crashes in Union Square, 19 hurt

The driver was aware and can speak when firemen pulled him from the wreck, Hayes-White said. The fire chief says it's too early to determine whether the driver error, a mechanical problem or other issues caused the accident. The tourbus fell onto several cars, decimating construction scaffolding, and trapping passengers and pedestrians under the bus. Five of the adults were in critical condition, spokesman Brent Andrew said.

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Cops: Couple who last saw toddler found dismembered not cooperating

Numerous attempts to contact Harris and Foggs have failed. One of them a Milwaukee resident and the other a Chicago resident, but they said the two are not cooperating. They're just not cooperating. "It's extremely frustrating", Andrews said. He said taking the next step in this investigation is going to be "very difficult" without their cooperation.

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Bomb threat shuts down Parkland College campus

By 11 a.m., much of campus was empty with police cars stationed in parking lots. Around 9:30 a.m., a Reddit post read "Bomb". "It's my understanding that with this type of investigation, it does take several hours". Those who were in a Child Development Center were relocated to the Champaign Park District's Eisner Park. The Champaign County Sheriffs' Department is on the college campus with a bomb-detecting dog and additional resources are being brought in from the Secretary of State's ...

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US House committee passes sentencing reform

The House bill also contains tougher penalties for trafficking in heroin that is laced with fentanyl, a narcotic 30-to- 50 times more powerful than heroin that is typically prescribed to people in chronic pain.