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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the 85-year-old U.S. Supreme Court justice who was hospitalized for treatment and observation after she fractured three ribs in a fall, was released from a Washington hospital, and is “doing well” and working from home, a court spokesman said.
Sonny Pumphrey, 78, of Waynesville, N.C., said he saw two bear cubs run off as he worked in his driveway right before he punched the mother bear “right dead on the point of the nose” when it attacked, biting him on the hip before it ran off when his wife fired a shot into the air.
Thomas O’Connor and Christopher Warwick, two New Jersey state troopers, are being praised for pulling an unconscious man out through the window of his wrecked car in Gloucester Township as flames engulfed the vehicle.
Edward Abernathy, 50, an elementary school principal in Land O’Lakes, Fla., is accused of stealing $900 after a mentally disabled 9-year-old took $2,100 to school and Abernathy gave only $1,200 to the boy’s mother when she went to pick up the cash, deputies said.
Jack Burt, a police sergeant in Humble, Texas, said a 15-year-old boy who was illegally driving an ATV along Houston-area freeways “made a bad decision” by not stopping for police and by posting on social media a video of himself being chased by officers for about an hour until he pulled over and was arrested.
Aasia Bibi and her friend, Shahid Lashari, were found guilty in the poisoning deaths of 17 family members in Pakistan after Bibi was forced to marry against her will, and both women were sentenced to 15 life terms, authorities said.
E.J. Rivers, spokesman for the city zoo in Jackson, Miss., said zoo staff members killed three stray dogs that entered zoo grounds and killed two klipspringers, which are small African antelope, and a spurwinged goose, a bird native to sub-Saharan Africa.
Karin Sullivan, spokesman for a high school in Oak Park, Ill., said school officials believe they’ve identified the person who used an app to send the image of a swastika to students with smartphones during a school assembly.
Tom Collins, emergency management director in Pender County, N.C., said reports of shots fired from the roof of a high school in Hampstead, prompting a police response and a lockdown at three schools, turned out to be noise from “a malfunctioning water heater.”