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A motorist warned other drivers of Pittsburgh bridge collapse. It was too late for one car.

A motorist warned other drivers of Pittsburgh bridge collapse. It was too late for one car.

Jeremy Habowski said he tried to warn other drivers that the snow-covered bridge in Pittsburgh had collapsed early Friday but one car couldn’t stop. “The silver car ended up going over,” Habowski said told CNN. No fatalities have been reported, Pittsburgh Mayor Ed Gainey told reporters in the area of Forbes and Braddock avenues. Fire…MORE

What is a bomb cyclone? Here’s what you need to know
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What is a bomb cyclone? Here’s what you need to know

Bomb. It’s not a word you can say on an airplane (cue Ben Stiller). You also have to be careful when using it to describe a storm system. But the term “bomb cyclone” does pop up from time to time in weather stories — the latest being the powerful nor’easter set to impact 75 million…MORE

An Arizona hiker fell 700 feet to his death while trying to take a photo

An Arizona hiker fell 700 feet to his death while trying to take a photo

A hiker in Arizona slipped and fell hundreds of feet to his death Monday after trying to take a photo in Lost Dutchman State Park, according to the Pinal County Sheriff’s Office. Richard Jacobson, 21, was found dead around 700 feet below the Flat Iron Trail, sheriff’s office spokesperson Lauren Reimer told CNN by email.…MORE

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

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