COVID-19 live updates: Omicron variant will ‘spread widely,’ Fauci warns

COVID-19 live updates: Omicron variant will ‘spread widely,’ Fauci warns

(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.2 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 776,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States…
New York City chief medical examiner resigning

New York City chief medical examiner resigning

(NEW YORK) -- Dr. Barbara Sampson, the first woman to lead the New York City Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in its 100-year history, announced her departure Monday for a job in the private sector. Sampson has been with the agency 23 years, nine as chief, and steered it…
COVID-19 live updates: Omicron cases spread to UK, Germany

COVID-19 live updates: Omicron cases spread to UK, Germany

(NEW YORK) -- As the COVID-19 pandemic has swept the globe, more than 5.1 million people have died from the disease worldwide, including over 775,000 Americans, according to real-time data compiled by Johns Hopkins University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering. Just 59.1% of the population in the United States…
Mall shootings, flash mob thefts mark Black Friday

Mall shootings, flash mob thefts mark Black Friday

(LOS ANGELES) -- Several mall shootings and flash mob robbery sprees cast a pall on Black Friday, one of the busiest shopping days of the year. Three people were shot, including a 10-year-old, and another three suffered non-life-threatening injuries during the subsequent evacuation when gunfire broke out at Southpoint Mall…
3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Nashville apartment, police say

3 killed, 4 injured in shooting at Nashville apartment, police say

(NASHVILLE, Tenn.) -- Three people were killed and four injured in a shooting at an apartment in Nashville, Tennessee, Friday night, police said. The incident happened around 9:45 p.m. local time and "claimed the lives of 3 young men," the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department said on Twitter. Four other people…
Man stabbed to death near Penn Station; 2 sought in connection with attack

Man stabbed to death near Penn Station; 2 sought in connection with attack

(NEW YORK) -- A man was fatally stabbed near New York's Penn Station on Thanksgiving, said police, who are now seeking two people in connection with the attack. The incident occurred around 6 p.m. Thursday near the busy rail hub, hours after people packed the area for the Macy's Thanksgiving Day…
Michigan State University suspends frat in wake of student’s death

Michigan State University suspends frat in wake of student’s death

(MICHIGAN) -- The death of a 21-year-old Michigan State University student has prompted the school to suspend a fraternity he recently joined as police investigate whether alcohol played a role in the tragedy that unfolded at an off-campus frat house, officials said. The student, identified as Phat Nguyen by the Ingram…
Visitor attacked by buck in Yosemite National Park, as others feed wildlife

Visitor attacked by buck in Yosemite National Park, as others feed wildlife

(CALIFORNIA) -- Yosemite National Park officials warned visitors not to feed or approach wildlife after a girl was attacked by a buck. The girl, whose identity has not been made public, was approaching a deer being fed by other visitors when the animal became spooked and charged her with his antlers,…