Israel-Hamas war: Security heightened in US cities amid protests, mounting tensions
Major American cities, including New York, Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, Portland and Pittsburgh, are on a heightened alert in bracing for protests and potential violence this coming weekend, reports Xinhua news agency.
Teen suspect arrested in murder of NYC activist
In a statement on Thursday, the police said that the suspect Brian Dowling has been charged with murder and criminal possession of a weapon, the BBC reported.
New York City declares state of emergency over flash flooding
Ophelia's remnants soaked New York City with heavy rain early Friday, and caused flash flooding in parts of the city, Xinhua news agency reported.
Jacksonville shooting: Gunman kills three people in Florida store
The man, described as white and in his early 20s, entered a Dollar General store and opened fire, triggering a standoff with police, BBC reported.
New York struggles to accommodate influx of asylum seekers
Hundreds of asylum seekers were seen sleeping on the sidewalk outside the Roosevelt Hotel, the city's migrant intake centre, since last week, before the area was cleared on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported. An average of about 500 asylum seekers are coming to the city per day, according to a report by documentedny.com on Friday, citing city officials.
After New York, Chicago's downtown buildings are slowly sinking: Study
As the ground heats up, it also deforms. This phenomenon causes building foundations and the surrounding ground to move excessively (due to expansions and contractions) and even crack, which ultimately affects structures’ long-term operational performance and durability.
New York gunman kills 1, wounds 3 in random shooting
According to acting NYPD Commissioner Edward Caban, the 25-year-old shooter rode an illegal scooter while shooting at the four people in Brooklyn and Queens boroughs of New York City.The shooting incidents occurred at different locations.