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Danger to life warning as two months of rain to fall in a day before more snow

Two months’ worth of rain is set to fall in a day on already-saturated ground from melting snow (Picture: PA / Met Office)Melting snow and heavy rainfall could cause dangerous flooding across large parts of England and Wales this week. The Met Office has issued an amber warning for rain as two months’ worth of rain is set to fall in a day on already-saturated ground from melting snow. The severe weather warning includes Leeds, Manchester, Sheffield and Wakefield and is valid from 6am tomorrow until midnight on Wednesday. A further yellow warning is issued across the rest of England and Wales on Wednesday and Thursday. Chief meteorologist from the Met Office, Neil Armstrong, said: ‘A wide area of rainfall will move across central parts of the UK on Monday evening and bring hea...

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Shots fired at off-duty suburban cop in Gresham

Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Jan. 17, 2021, in Gresham. | Sun-Times file photoThe officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. Someone fired shots at an off-duty suburban police officer Sunday during a road rage incident in Gresham on the South Side. The officer, a 52-year-old man, got into an argument with three males in a red Kia Sorento about 10:35 p.m. after the officer was rear-ended on a expressway ramp, Chicago police said. When the vehicles pulled away from the light, someone in the Sorento fired shots at the officer’s vehicle in the 1000 block of West 87th Street, shattering the rear window, police said. No injur...

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Missing dad ‘swept out to sea with his dog’ as police call off Coastguard

Gareth Jones was last seen on Saturday with his cockapoo Connie (Picture: Sussex Police/BPM Media)A huge search for a missing father and his dog has been scaled down after CCTV footage appeared to show them being swept out to sea. Gareth Jones, 69, was last seen at Basin Road South near Hove at around 1pm on Saturday and did not return home. His last known whereabouts were with his cockapoo called Connie at a fishmongers called Fish. Despite overnight searches, there were no sight of Mr Jones or his dog. The Coastguard and lifeboat crews have been called off (Picture: SussexLive/BPM Media) Gareth Jones was last seen with his cockapoo Connie at a fishmongers (Picture: Sussex Police)His daughter Rhian Jones thanked all the helpers who looked for her dad in a social media post....

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10 things in tech you need to know today

Summary List PlacementGood morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Sign up here to get this email in your inbox every morning. Have an Amazon Alexa device? Listen to this update by searching "Business Insider" in your flash briefing settings. Tim Cook said Parler could return to the App Store. Apple removed Parler from its platform in the wake of the deadly Capitol siege. Deliveroo raised a $180-million funding round. The Amazon-backed startup is preparing to go public later in 2021. Selena Gomez warned Facebook's COO Sheryl Sandberg about misinformation months ago. The star said she was frustrated tech platforms failed to heed warnings in the wake of the Capitol riots. Critics want populists like Bolsonaro and Modi kicked off social media. It comes after P...

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One in eight ‘recovered’ Covid patients ‘die within 140 days’

A new Covid patient is being admitted to hospital every 30 seconds and many more may be readmitted months later, according to a new study (Picture: Barcroft/PA)A third of people who recovered after suffering from severe Covid were readmitted to hospital within five months with complications including heart problems, diabetes and chronic liver and kidney conditions.  New research has shown the devastating long term impact of the virus with one in eight people dying within five months of diagnosis.  The University of Leicester and the Office for National Statistics found that out of 47,780 people discharged from hospital in the first wave, 29.4% were back in hospital within 140 days and 12.3% died. Covid survivors were three and half times more likely to be readmitted to hospital an

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1 killed, 2 hurt in Malibu fire that spread from house to nearby brush

MALIBU — One person was killed and two others were seriously injured in connection with a second-alarm fire Sunday in Malibu that started out as a house fire and spread to nearby brush, charring a little under 4 acres. The house fire was reported at 3:34 a.m. in the 2100 block of Rambla Pacifico, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department Dispatcher Nicole Larios. By about 5:30 a.m., officials said firefighters had stopped forward progress of the flames. They reached 100% containment of the fire at 5:49 a.m. The flames spread to surrounding brush and a half-acre grew to about 4 acres, Larios said. At the height of the fire, more than 200 firefighters were on the scene. The flames moved downhill, pushed by northeast winds of 10-15 mph and threatened some nearby structures, fire offici...

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The FBI is investigating whether a woman stole a laptop from Pelosi’s office to sell it to Russia, after receiving a tip from someone claiming to be her ex

Summary List PlacementThe Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating whether a Pennsylvania woman stole a laptop from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi's office during last week's Capitol siege to sell it to Russia, a new affidavit said.  The affidavit, which is part of the criminal case against Riley June Williams, said in the days after the siege the FBI received calls from an individual who claimed to be a former romantic partner of Williams. The tipster said they saw Williams inside the Capitol Building and claimed that friends showed them a video of Williams stealing either a laptop or hard drive from Pelosi's office.  "[Witness 1] stated that WILLIAMS intended to send the computer device to a friend in Russia, who then planned to sell the device to SVR, Russia's foreign int...

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Mass fight involving sword, knives and bottles breaks out in London

The incident occurred in St Johns Road, Southall (Picture: Google)Police in West London were forced to break up a huge street brawl involving bottles, knives and a sword on Sunday. Officers in Ealing say they responded to a large fight involving up to 40 men yesterday morning and have now arrested two males. They initially suggested two swords had been identified during the chaos in Southall, but later said ‘at least one sword’ was involved. In a statement released on Sunday night, the Metropolitan Police said ‘no injuries’ had been reported. It explained: ‘Police were called at around 12.20am to a large group of males fighting with knives and at least one sword in the area of King Street, Southall. Officers attended and arrested two male, both aged in their 20s, on suspicion of...

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San Jose: Vehicle crashes under investigation

SAN JOSE — Police were investigating separate vehicle-pedestrian collisions that injured three people, leaving one pedestrian with life-threatening injuries, authorities said Sunday. Shortly after 7:20 p.m., police said on social media that officers were at the scene of one collision near Monterey Highway and Branham Lane East. The pedestrian suffered life-threatening injuries; their condition was not available Sunday night. Investigators’ efforts closed southbound Monterey lanes from Skyway Drive to Branham Lane East for just over an hour, police said. Just before 6:30 p.m., officers responded to reports of a multi-vehicle collision in southbound Capitol Expressway lanes at Quimby Road. Two people were later listed in critical condition after the collision, police said. Both directions o...

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Woman fatally shot in Garfield Park: police

A woman was shot to death Jan. 17, 2021, in Garfield Park. | Sun-Times file photoSomeone pulled up alongside the 26-year-old and fired shots at her about 11:10 p.m. as she was stopped at a red light in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, Chicago police said. A woman was shot to death Sunday in Garfield Park on the West Side, according to police. Someone pulled up alongside the 26-year-old and fired shots at her about 11:10 p.m. as she was stopped at a red light in the 700 block of North Hamlin Avenue, Chicago police said. The woman was struck twice in the head and taken to Stroger Hospital, where she died, police said. The Cook County medical examiner’s office has not released details about her death. No one is in custody as Area Four detectives investigate. ...read more Source::...

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A new coronavirus variant has been tied to at least 90 infections in a deadly outbreak at a medical center in San Jose, California

Summary List PlacementA new coronavirus variant has been linked to multiple outbreaks in Santa Clara County, located southeast of San Francisco. One of the outbreaks has led to at least 90 infections and one death at the Kaiser Permanente medical center in San Jose, public health officials said.  The variant known as L452R has been discovered in other states and countries, but is now spreading rapidly through California. It's different than the B.1.1.7 variant, which was first found in the UK.  "The fact that this variant was identified in several large outbreaks in our county is a red flag and must be investigated further," Santa Clara County Health Officer Dr. Sara Cody said in a statement. "This virus continues to mutate and adapt, and we cannot let down our guard." California is wo...

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Kawhi Leonard, Clippers overwhelm Pacers at Staples Center

Los Angeles Clippers players wear shirts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Indiana Pacers players wear shirts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. before an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Sound The gallery will resume inseconds Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard, center, is introduced with other players, who are all wearing shirts to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., before an NBA basketball game against the Indiana Pacers Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Ashley Landis) Indiana Pacers forward Domantas Sabonis (11) shoots against Los Angeles...

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NRA declares bankruptcy, plans to incorporate in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — The National Rifle Association announced Friday it has filed for bankruptcy protection and will seek to incorporate the nation’s most politically influential gun-rights group in Texas instead of New York, where a state lawsuit is trying to put the organization out of business. The announcement came months after New York Attorney General Letitia James sued the NRA, seeking its dissolution over claims that top executives illegally diverted tens of millions of dollars for lavish personal trips, no-show contracts for associates and other questionable expenditures. The coronavirus pandemic has also upended the NRA, which last year laid off dozens of employees. The group canceled its national convention and scuttled fundraising. The NRA’s bankruptcy filing listed between $100 mil

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Chargers hire Rams DC Brandon Staley as head coach

COSTA MESA, Calif. — The Los Angeles Chargers have hired Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Brandon Staley as the team’s head coach. The Chargers made the decision Sunday after having a second interview with Staley. The interview was held a day after the Rams were eliminated from the playoffs with a 32-18 loss to the Green Bay Packers. “It’s not just that Brandon possesses a tremendous football mind that makes him the ideal head coach to lead our team forward,” general manager Tom Telesco said in a statement. “It’s that he excels in the ability to effectively tailor, apply and communicate his concepts to players. “It’s clear that Brandon will not be outworked. He’s the football equivalent of a gym rat, and that has earned him the universal respect of the players he has coached througho

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