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Upstate New York judge dies after having a heart attack on the bench

A judge in upstate New York died after suffering a heart attack in his courtroom. Putnam County Court Judge James Reitz had just finished a case on the bench Friday morning when he asked a court officer for help. “They were getting ready to call the next case when Reitz said to the court officer…MORE

Democrats court black voters at South Carolina forum

Four Democratic presidential candidates pitched wholesale changes to the federal government’s approach to African-Americans on Saturday, using a forum here in South Carolina to woo the state’s crucially important electorate. New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and former Texas Rep. Beto O’Rourke all discussed their plans…MORE

Crew of oil tanker attacked in the Gulf of Oman arrive in Dubai

Twenty-three crew members from a Norwegian-owned oil tanker that was attacked in the Gulf of Oman have arrived safely in Dubai, the shipping company that owns the tanker said Saturday. The crew of the “Front Altair” includes 11 Russians, one Georgian and 11 Filipinos. “All crew members are well and have been well looked after…MORE

New York Times: US ramping up cyber attacks on Russia

The US is escalating cyber attacks on Russia’s electric power grid and has placed potentially crippling malware inside the Russian system, The New York Times reported Saturday. The placement of the malware that deep within the Russian grid had never previously been attempted, the Times reports, and is intended partly as a warning and also…MORE

Babe Ruth’s jersey sold at auction for a record-breaking $5.6 million

It’s been more than a century since Babe Ruth started his baseball career, but the Bambino is still breaking records. A Babe Ruth New York Yankees jersey from 1928-1930 fetched $5.64 million at auction Saturday, making it the most expensive piece of sports memorabilia ever sold, according to the auction house. The previous record was…MORE

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