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Past articles by Ryan:

Federal task force kills Portland shooting suspect as investigators moved to arrest him

Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, was killed as a federal task force attempted to apprehend him in Olympia, Washington. → Read More

Hurricane Laura makes landfall in southwestern Louisiana near Texas border as 'catastrophic' Category 4 storm

SABINE PASS, Texas — Hurricane Laura made landfall early Thursday in southwestern Louisiana near the Texas border as a Category 4 storm with a potentially "unsurvivable" storm surge and "extremely dangerous" winds up to 150 mph.Rivaling the infamous Hurricane Katrina of 2005, Laura is forecast to bring "catastrophic damage" to the Gulf Coast, with floodwaters possibly reaching up to 40 miles… → Read More

Category 3 Laura to hit Texas, Louisiana as major hurricane as hundreds of thousands evacuate

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Hurricane Laura, which grew to a Category 3 storm early Wednesday, is forecast to bring "potentially catastrophic" storm surge, fierce winds and flash flooding to eastern Texas and Louisiana on Wednesday night and early Thursday, the National Hurricane Center says.More than half a million people were ordered to evacuate as the storm approached, including the Texas cities of… → Read More

Hurricane Laura to hit Texas, Louisiana as Category 4 with 'unsurvivable storm surge'

PORT ARTHUR, Texas — PORT ARTHUR, Texas — Hurricane Laura is expected to be an "extremely powerful Category 4 hurricane" with → Read More

Elijah McClain was injected with ketamine before he died. Is that legal?

Amid calls for justice for Elijah McClain — a 23-year-old Black man who died after he was stopped by police in Aurora, Colorado, and placed in a carotid hold by an officer — the use of ketamine during his arrest has also drawn scrutiny. McClain's family says he was walking home last August when officers responded to a call of a suspicious person acting erratically. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis on… → Read More

Protest updates: Minneapolis council to vote on abolishing police; Elijah McClain's death investigation reopened

The Minneapolis city council took a first step Friday toward abolishing the city's police department, a move protesters have repeatedly called for during → Read More

Chad Daybell arrested, human remains found: What we know about twisting case of Lori Vallow's missing children

The new husband of the mother of two Idaho kids who have been missing since September was arrested Tuesday after authorities found what they believed to → Read More

'More masks than jellyfish': Environmental groups worry about coronavirus waste in oceans

Environmental organizations are raising alarm about growing ocean pollution caused by increased waste created out of the coronavirus pandemic.Millions of people around the globe have donned disposable face masks and latex gloves, and while it helps slow the spread of the virus, they also may be disposed of incorrectly, groups warn.In a video posted on Facebook, Laurent Lombard of Opération Mer… → Read More

Richmond is taking down Confederate statues: Is this the end for other Confederate memorials?

RICHMOND, Va. – The statue of Robert E. Lee has towered over Richmond for more than 100 years. In recent days, though, it's been conveying a different message - words like "Black lives matter" are covering its stone pedestal.At least a hundred people gathered on a muggy Thursday afternoon near the monument to the Confederate commander after Gov. Ralph Northam announced it was to come down "as… → Read More

White woman fired after calling police on black man who asked her to leash her dog

A video of a woman in Central Park calling New York police on a black man who says he asked her to leash her dog has gone viral, and the woman has been → Read More

Tornadoes, floods leave at least 7 dead as storms rake across South

Severe storms continued to roar across the Deep South on Thursday after floods and apparent tornadoes hit part of Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana a day earlier, killing at least seven people and leaving thousands without power.Parts of Mississippi, Alabama and the Florida Panhandle remained under tornado watches Thursday morning. The National Weather Service for Mobile/Pensacola warned of two… → Read More

There's a new symptom of coronavirus, doctors say: Sudden loss of smell or taste

A loss of a sense of smell or taste may be a symptom of COVID-19, medical groups representing ear, nose and throat specialists have warned.Citing a growing number of cases around the globe, the American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery and ENT UK each issued warnings about patients who tested positive for the new coronavirus with the only symptom being a lost or altered sense of… → Read More

Coronavirus updates: Tax Day delayed; US expected to close Mexico border; New York bans nonessential work, travel

U.S. officials are expected to announced Mexico border closure, Tax Day has been moved back to July, and California, New York and Pennsylvania took the boldest action yet to slow the spread of coronavirus.As COVID-19 continues to dramatically alter lives, the U.S. hit two grim landmarks on Friday — more than 200 deaths and over 14,000 confirmed cases. Worldwide, the death toll has topped 10,000,… → Read More

Coronavirus updates: California, Pennsylvania take strict actions; US death toll hits 205

Governors in California and Pennsylvania took the boldest action yet to slow the spread of coronavirus, and the U.S. hit two grim landmarks — more → Read More

'Ghost population' of ancient humans may have mated with ancestors of modern humans

Ancestors of people living in what is today West Africa may have reproduced with a species of ancient humans unknown to scientists, new research suggests. → Read More

New discovery may lead to 'one-size-fits-all' cancer treatment one day, researchers say

A team of researchers in the United Kingdom discovered a new type of immune cell that they say could one day be used as a "one-size-fits-all" → Read More

'No power. No water. Nothing.' Deadly earthquake forces many Puerto Ricans to sleep outside

Many Puerto Ricans slept outside and woke up to an island still largely without power Wednesday after a string of earthquakes rocked their home in recent → Read More