3 dead in shooting at Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida

EDGEWATER, Florida — A man went to a Narcotics Anonymous meeting in Florida and shot and killed his ex-girlfriend and her friend before turning the gun on himself, police said Tuesday. Quinton Hunter brandished the gun shortly after entering Monday night’s meeting, Edgewater Police Chief Joseph Mahoney said at a news conference on Tuesday. About … Read more

GoFundMe scammer who used homeless vet’s story gets 5 years

A New Jersey man who made up a story about a homeless veteran helping his then-girlfriend and used the story to solicit more than $400,000 in online donations was sentenced to five years in prison on Friday. ‘State. Mark D’Amico had pleaded guilty in December 2019 and admitted to concocting the feel-good story in late … Read more

UN chief warns of global food shortage ‘catastrophe’

BERLIN– The UN chief warned on Friday that the world was facing a “catastrophe” due to growing food shortages around the world. UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the war in Ukraine has added to the disruption caused by climate change, the coronavirus pandemic and inequality to produce an “unprecedented global hunger crisis” that already affects … Read more

Afghanistan earthquake death toll rises to 1,150

GAYAN, Afghanistan — The death toll from a devastating earthquake in Afghanistan continued to climb days after it turned brick and stone houses into rubble, killing 1,150 people and injuring dozens more, according to the latest figures released. Friday in state media. The country of 38 million people was already in the midst of a … Read more

Feds: Ghislaine Maxwell deserves at least 30 years in prison

NEW YORK — British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell is set to spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 10-year period by her former boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said in written submissions on Wednesday . Prosecutors said she should serve between 30 and 55 … Read more

Scorching temperatures in store in the Southwest of the United States

Scorching temperatures are forecast for the southwestern United States over the next few days, with cities like Phoenix, Las Vegas and Palm Springs in California expected to reach 110 degrees. Parts of New Mexico and Texas will also see triple digit numbers. The heat is part of the normal summer routine in the desert, but … Read more