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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor
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University of Michigan reaches $490 million settlement after sex abuse allegations against former UM doctor

The University of Michigan has reached a settlement agreement with attorneys for about 1,050 people who say they were abused by the late Dr. Robert Anderson, a former university physician, UM announced Wednesday. The settlement agreement includes $460 million for the roughly 1,050 claimants and $30 million for future claimants. But it must be agreed…MORE

How Dry January’s continued presence reflects society’s evolving — and divisive — relationship with alcohol
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How Dry January’s continued presence reflects society’s evolving — and divisive — relationship with alcohol

With a new year comes new restrictions. Ditch meat for a month with Veganuary. Start that new gym membership, or try this new diet. The onslaught of demands to “start the new year right” seems endless. One, though, has steadily gained supporters: Dry January. A version of the term, reportedly first coined in 2006 by…MORE

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia Harris, the only woman ever officially drafted by an NBA team, has died

Lusia “Lucy” Harris, a star in women’s collegiate basketball during the 1970s and the first and only woman ever to be officially drafted by an NBA team, died Tuesday, according to a statement from her family as well as Delta State University. She was 66. “We are deeply saddened to share the news that our…MORE

New details emerge about hostage-taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff
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New details emerge about hostage-taker’s behavior in days before Texas synagogue standoff

As authorities work to learn more about the armed man who held four people hostage at a Texas synagogue Saturday, new details are emerging of his activities in the days leading up to the incident, including a heated exchange at a nearby mosque. Malik Faisal Akram, a 44-year-old British national who arrived in the US…MORE

Man arrested for ambush of off-duty Memphis police officer outside his home, investigators say
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Man arrested for ambush of off-duty Memphis police officer outside his home, investigators say

An off-duty Memphis police officer is recovering after being ambushed and shot outside his home, investigators say. The man was leaving his Olive Branch, Mississippi, home in his personal car to head to work Monday morning when he was blocked in his driveway by the suspect, according to the DeSoto County Sheriff’s Office. Olive Branch…MORE

3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility
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3 Pennsylvania officers charged with manslaughter in fatal shooting of 8-year-old Fanta Bility

Three Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, police officers were charged Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of 8-year-old Fanta Bility while she exited a high school football game on August 27, 2021, prosecutors said. Officers Devon Smith, Sean Dolan and Brian Devaney were each charged with one count of voluntary manslaughter, one count of involuntary manslaughter,…MORE

A Florida woman survived after a bear attacked her while she was walking her dog

A Florida woman survived after a bear attacked her while she was walking her dog

A woman walking her dog was attacked and injured by a bear, according to the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). The woman, who wasn’t named by wildlife officials, was attacked by a black bear on January 13 in DeBary, a city north of Orlando. The FWC and the Volusia County Sheriff’s Office responded…MORE

Question of the Day

Jan 20

Q: We see this multiple times a day, but the first time it actually appeared was in 1985… A: .com

Jan 19

Q: Nearly 60-percent of pet owners have considered getting one of these for their pet… A:  A pet (companion)

Jan 18

Q: 48-million American households still have one of these and use it… A: TV antenna