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Colorado skier dies from asphyxiation by his coat on a chair lift

Colorado skier dies from asphyxiation by his coat on a chair lift

A skier in Colorado died after his coat became wrapped around his head and neck on the chair lift, according to the company that operates the chair lift. The 46-year-old man from New Jersey died in a “serious incident” on February 13, Vail Mountain said in the statement. It began when the man boarded the…MORE

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits

Boy Scouts of America files for bankruptcy amid hundreds of sexual abuse lawsuits

The Boy Scouts of America has filed for bankruptcy, according to a court document filed in Delaware bankruptcy court early Tuesday. The youth organization, which celebrated its 110th anniversary February 8, listed liabilities of between $100 million and $500 million, but $50,000 or less in assets. The bankruptcy filing comes at a time when the…MORE

An Uber driver fired at passengers after an argument, New Orleans police say

An Uber driver fired at passengers after an argument, New Orleans police say

An Uber driver was arrested after he fired shots at passengers following an altercation, New Orleans police said Monday. Ahmad Ahmad, the 53-year-old driver, picked up two passengers at a bar in downtown New Orleans Sunday and was asked to drive to Kenner, a nearby city in Jefferson Parish. Ahmad allegedly took his passengers across…MORE

Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, author of ‘True Grit,’ dies at 86

Charles Portis, best known as the author of the novel “True Grit,” died Monday, according to his brother. Portis’ brother, Jonathan Portis, told CNN he passed away in a hospice in Little Rock, Arkansas. He was 86 years old. In 2012, Charles Portis was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Funeral services are set for next Tuesday,…MORE

NYPD confirms detective dead by suicide

NYPD confirms detective dead by suicide

A New York Police Department detective died by suicide in Queens on Monday, the NYPD said. The detective, whose name was not released, was “an active member of the service,” Sgt. Lee Jones told CNN. Monday’s suicide comes after a somber 2019 for the nation’s largest force. An off-duty NYPD sergeant who died by suicide…MORE