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The number of NYPD officer suicides this year rises to 10

The number of NYPD officer suicides this year rises to 10

An off-duty New York Police Department sergeant has died by suicide, becoming the 10th NYPD member to do so this year, an NYPD representative said Wednesday. The sergeant, found in his residence, died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound, the representative said. No other details about the sergeant were released. Of the 10 NYPD officer suicides…MORE

Nearly half of US oil refineries are in states hit by earthquakes and hurricanes

Nearly half of US oil refineries are in states hit by earthquakes and hurricanes

After firefighters contained flames at an oil refinery in California, investigators are trying to determine if a recent earthquake is to blame. The fire at a NuStar Energy oil refinery happened after a 4.5 magnitude earthquake hit California’s Bay area on Monday. About 15 miles away, the shock waves disrupted operations at two oil refineries…MORE

LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

LeBron James says he has more pressing issues to focus on than China controversy

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is ready to move on from the China controversy and focus on winning a championship and other things. Just a day after criticizing Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey as “misinformed” over a tweet supporting Hong Kong protesters, James said Tuesday he has more pressing issues to deal with…MORE

Some defendants in college admission scam want racketeering charges dismissed

Some defendants in college admission scam want racketeering charges dismissed

Attorneys for several defendants in the college admissions scandal want the racketeering charges against their clients dismissed, saying they are unwarranted, new case filings show. In the motion to dismiss her indictment, an attorney for Lisa “Niki” Williams says the “case is an unprecedented attempt by the government to prosecute various individuals.” Williams, a former…MORE

The Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn

The Nevada gaming board wants to ban casino mogul Steve Wynn

The Nevada Gaming Control Board wants to strip Steve Wynn of his gaming license, after the casino mogul stepped down as CEO and chairman of Wynn Resorts following the disclosure of sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. “His conduct demonstrated that he is not a person of good character, honesty, and/or integrity,” the board…MORE