Lancaster County paramedic dies weeks after contracting COVID-19

LANCASTER, S.C. — Richard McKinney was a big man with a big heart. “He’s like a big teddy bear,” said fellow paramedic and longtime friend Josh Faulkenberry. Two weeks ago, Faulkenberry said McKinney started to get sick. [ ALSO READ: Mecklenburg EMS struggling with staff shortages as COVID-19 transports spike ] “He just started feeling not well. …

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Tropical Storm Ida Forms in the Caribbean

Tropical Storm Ida, the ninth named storm of the 2021 Atlantic hurricane season, formed in the Caribbean Sea on Thursday afternoon and could reach Louisiana over the weekend as a hurricane, the National Hurricane Center said. As of 5:20 p.m., the storm was 100 miles west-southwest of Negril, Jamaica, the center said. It was moving …

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Justice Dept. to Close Troubled Jail Where Jeffrey Epstein Died

Conditions at a high-security federal jail in Lower Manhattan have deteriorated so much that federal officials said on Thursday that they planned to close the facility, at least temporarily. The decision comes just weeks after the deputy attorney general, Lisa O. Monaco, visited the jail in order to get a firsthand look at its operations, …

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Martial arts studio vandalized after instructor’s arrest for failing to register as sex offender

HOUSTON, Texas (KTRK) — More than a week after the arrest of a Houston martial arts instructor on charges he failed to register as a sex offender, owners of the studio he was connected to say they’ve been the victim of backlash and claim he was never a formal employee there. In a statement posted …

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At the BMW Championship, Sam Burns Is Steady Once Again

OWINGS MILLS, Md. — Sam Burns, who won his first PGA Tour event in May, made two birdies in his first four holes during the first round of the BMW Championship on Thursday. It was a good start for Burns, a lesser-known tour pro competing alongside the galaxy of top golfers at the tournament, which …

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Time’s Up C.E.O. Resigns Amid Crisis Over Cuomo Ties

The chief executive of Time’s Up, the prominent anti-harassment charity, resigned on Thursday, the latest fallout in a crisis that threatens the organization’s survival. For weeks, the group has been in upheaval over what some survivors of sexual abuse have called a fundamental betrayal: Its leaders appear to have allied more closely with former Gov. …

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