EPA recommends stricter rules on harmful lead dust in millions of homes, schools and daycare centers

CNN — The Biden administration proposed new federal rules on Wednesday to reduce the levels of harmful lead dust in millions of homes, schools and child care facilities. Even though lead has been phased out of paint for decades, the harmful substance is still found in many older buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency estimates that … Read more

Jury in Pittsburgh synagogue mass shooter begins deliberations to decide whether death penalty phase of trial should proceed

CNN — The jury in the trial of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooter began deliberating Wednesday on whether he is eligible for the death penalty. If the jury finds that he is eligible, it will proceed to a final phase of the trial, called sentence selection, to consider whether to recommend the death penalty for capital … Read more

Ex-Louisiana priest sentenced to 25 years after pleading guilty to drug and molestation of men he met in New Orleans

CNN — A former Louisiana Catholic priest has been sentenced to 25 years in prison after pleading guilty drugging and molested 17 men he met in New Orleans’ French Quarter, according to prosecutors. Stephen Sauer, 61, admitted to targeting men who appeared to be “intoxicated, lost or in need of assistance,” according to a news … Read more

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center is facing a civil rights investigation for its treatment of black women giving birth

CNN — Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles is facing a civil rights investigation Black women giving birth are treated in his hospital. “Maternal health is a priority for the Biden-Harris Administration and one where the HHS Office for Civil Rights is working across the country to ensure equity and equality in health care. To … Read more

Parkland civil case: Judge to allow re-enactment of school shooting in lawsuit against former school resource officer

CNN — A Florida judge ruled Wednesday to allow reenactments of the 2018 mass shooting in the 1200 building of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School as part of a civil lawsuit against the former school resource officer who stood outside during the massacre. Scot Peterson was found not guilty Criminal charges late last month after … Read more

Parts of Arizona have seen temperatures of 110 degrees every day this month. And it’s about to heat up

CNN — Arizonans endured scorching temperatures for more than two weeks and that hot streak is about to get even hotter with a brutal heat wave starting to take shape ahead of the weekend. Temperatures in Phoenix have reached 110 degrees Fahrenheit every day this month. On Wednesday, the high in the city was 111 … Read more

Turbulence aboard Allegiant Air plane leads to injuries, officials say

CNN — Four people on a Florida-bound Allegiant Air flight were examined for injuries after the flight encountered severe turbulence Wednesday afternoon, the airline said. Allegiant Air Flight 227which had taken off from Asheville, North Carolina, “experienced severe turbulence prior to landing” at St. Louis International Airport. Pete-Clearwater, airline spokesman Andrew Porrello said. The plane, … Read more

Gunnison National Forest: Authorities in Colorado are working to identify the bodies of 3 people found

CNN — Authorities are working to identify three bodies found decomposing at a remote Colorado campground, Gunnison County Undersheriff Josh Ashe told CNN. A hiker found the first body Sunday in a remote area of ​​the Gunnison National Forest near Gold Creek Campground, Ashe said. The forest is about 100 miles west of Colorado Springs. … Read more

As Pennsylvania inmate escapes, corrections officer watching video raises alarm, official says

CNN — Surveillance cameras captured inmate Michael Burham escape from a northwestern Pennsylvania jail last week, Warren County Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said at a news conference Wednesday. Burham was in the recreation yard — a 40-foot by 40-foot space on the top floor — of the Warren County Jail last Thursday with three other inmates. … Read more