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Explosion rocks Manhattan neighborhood, at least 25 hurt

Chelsea explosion NYCAn explosion ripped through a Chelsea street Saturday night – injuring at least 25 people and sending horrified witnesses scattering, Fire Department sources said.

The blast blew out the ground floor windows of the Associated Blind Housing facility at 135 W. 23rd St. near Sixth Ave. at about 8:30 p.m., a witness and an FDNY spokesman said.

The explosion may have originated in a dumpster outside the building, sources said.


Pipe bombing at New Jersey race probed as possible terrorism

Pipe bomb in New JerseyA pipe bomb exploded in a New Jersey beach town on Saturday along the route of a charity race to benefit military veterans, but no injuries were reported in what investigators were treating as a possible act of terrorism.

The explosive device went off in a trash can about 30 minutes after the scheduled start of the race, which coincidentally was delayed, in Seaside Park, a resort about 80 miles (129 km) south of New York City, officials said.

No damage to surrounding structures was reported, and no runners or bystanders were in close proximity to the 9:30 a.m. blast, so no one was hurt, authorities said.





Chicago Cop Indicted For Shooting At Black Teens In Car

Marco Proana

A Chicago police officer who was captured on a dashboard camera firing into a car full of teenagers, wounding two of them, has been indicted on federal civil rights charges, prosecutors and local media said on Friday.

Marco Proano, 41, was charged in the indictment, which was handed down on Thursday, with two counts of deprivation of rights under color of law for allegedly using unreasonable force with a dangerous weapon, U.S. Attorney Zachary Fardon said in a written statement.


Playwright Edward Albee Dies at 88

Edward AlbeeThree-time Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Edward Albee, who challenged theatrical convention in masterworks such as "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and "A Delicate Balance," died Friday, his personal assistant said. He was 88.

He died at his home in Montauk, east of New York, assistant Jackob Holder said. No cause of death was immediately given, although he had suffered from diabetes. With the deaths of Arthur Miller and August Wilson in 2005, he was arguably America's greatest living playwright.


Sandra Bland's family settles wrongful death suit for $1.9 million

sandra BlandThe family of Sandra Bland reached a $1.9 million settlement in their wrongful death civil suit, their lawyer said.

Attorney Cannon Lambert made the announcement Wednesday.

Officials said Bland, 28, killed herself in 2015 in a Waller County, Texas, jail cell after her arrest on a traffic violation. A grand jury later decided no one would be indicted in connection with her death, and in August 2015 her family filed the federal wrongful death suit. The family said Bland should not have been arrested and that she was later held in dangerous conditions without proper supervision.


Ohio police kill 13-year-old Tyre King 'carrying BB gun'

Ohio teen killed for bb gunA white US police officer has shot and killed a 13-year-old black boy in the state of Ohio while chasing down suspects of a reported robbery, after the teenager allegedly pulled out a pellet gun.

Police in the town of Columbus, where the incident took place, said they were investigating Wednesday's killing of Tyre King, the latest in a string of shootings of African Americans by law enforcement that have fueled protests and national debate about policing tactics in US cities.


Apple under fire for treatment of women

Apple under fire for treatment of womenApple, whose CEO Tim Cook has pledged to make the company more diverse and inclusive, has come under fire for its treatment of women.

A dozen former and current Apple employees told Mic they were subjected to sexist comments from co-workers and were passed over for leadership positions.


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