50 VE­HI­CLES CRASH IN CHAIN RE­AC­TION

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painesville, ohio» About 50 ve­hi­cles, in­clud­ing a Grey­hound bus, were in­volved in chain-re­ac­tion crashes and pile­ups in snowy con­di­tions.

The Lake County sher­iff’s of­fice said at least 19 peo­ple were in­jured in a Thurs­day af­ter­noon crash in Painesville.

Bus pas­sen­ger Greg Carmichael told Fox 8 News that he was head­ing home to Buf­falo, N.Y.

He said that about an hour into the ride, the weather con­di­tions wors­ened and a truck hit the bus from be­hind on In­ter­state 90, caus­ing a domino-ef­fect crash.

He said sev­eral peo­ple on the bus were se­ri­ously in­jured.

Roads in the area were closed while po­lice in­ves­ti­gated.

Ohio House passes abor­tion ban.

The Repub­li­can-con­trolled Ohio House voted to pass a bill that would ban abor­tions af­ter 20 weeks.

The House voted 64-29 on Thurs­day night to ap­prove the bill, which will be added to leg­is­la­tion al­ready on its way to Repub­li­can Gov. John Ka­sich that would pro­hibit abor­tions once a fe­tal heart­beat is de­tected. Sim­i­lar 20-week bans are on the books in 17 states.

South Korean pres­i­dent faces pos­si­ble last day in power

B seoul, south korea» Pres­i­dent Park Geun-hye en­tered what could be her last day in power Fri­day, as law­mak­ers geared up for what is widely ex­pected to be a suc­cess­ful impeachment vote amid a cor­rup­tion scan­dal that has left her iso­lated and loathed. Park in re­cent weeks has faced mil­lions of South Kore­ans who have taken to the streets in anger over what prose­cu­tors say was col­lu­sion with a long­time friend to ex­tort money from com­pa­nies and to give that con­fi­dante ex­traor­di­nary sway over govern­ment de­ci­sions.

Sec­ond of­fi­cer shot in Ge­or­gia dies af­ter sus­pect found dead.

A sec­ond Ge­or­gia po­lice of­fi­cer died Thurs­day, a day af­ter be­ing shot along­side a fel­low of­fi­cer who was a life­long friend, and the hunt for the sus­pected gun­man ended when a SWAT team found the fugi­tive dead — ap­par­ently by his own hand — in­side a home where he was hid­ing.

Of­fi­cer Jody Smith ini­tially clung to life af­ter be­ing gravely wounded Wed­nes­day when the uni­ver­sity of­fi­cer went to help his friend, Amer­i­cus Of­fi­cer Ni­cholas Smarr, re­spond to a do­mes­tic dis­pute call at an apart­ment in ru­ral Amer­i­cus, about 130 miles south of At­lanta.

Rus­sia says Aleppo com­bat sus­pended; res­i­dents say no letup.

Rus­sia said the Syr­ian army was sus­pend­ing com­bat op­er­a­tions in Aleppo late Thurs­day to al­low for the evac­u­a­tion of civil­ians from be­sieged rebel-held neigh­bor­hoods, but res­i­dents and fight­ers re­ported no let-up in the bomb­ing and shelling cam­paign on the op­po­si­tion’s ever-shrink­ing en­clave. Rus­sian For­eign Min­is­ter Sergey Lavrov said mil­i­tary ex­perts and diplo­mats would meet Satur­day in Geneva to work out de­tails of the rebels’ exit from Aleppo’s east­ern neigh­bor­hoods.

At­tor­ney says Roof’s mom had heart at­tack dur­ing trial

B charleston, s.c.» Dy­lann Roof ’s mother suf­fered a heart at­tack not long af­ter prose­cu­tors de­scribed how her son planned a cold and cal­cu­lated killing of nine black church mem­bers in a racially mo­ti­vated at­tack, the white man’s at­tor­ney said in court doc­u­ments Thurs­day. Roof ’s mother col­lapsed and said “I’m sorry” sev­eral times on Wed­nes­day as fam­ily mem­bers and court se­cu­rity came to help her dur­ing the open­ing of her son’s fed­eral death penalty trial. Roof ’s at­tor­ney men­tioned the heart at­tack in court doc­u­ments ask­ing for a mis­trial.

Con­joined twins sep­a­rated in suc­cess­ful surgery B

palo alto, calif.» Con­joined twins Eva and Erika San­doval have be­come two sep­a­rate tod­dlers fol­low­ing a 17hour marathon surgery and are re­cov­er­ing “quite well,” of­fi­cials said Thurs­day. The 2-year-old Sacra­mento-area girls were born con­joined from the chest down and shared a blad­der, liver, parts of their di­ges­tive sys­tem and a third leg.

Their par­ents said each girl has re­tained por­tions of the or­gans they shared. Each girl still has one leg, and sur­geons told the news­pa­per both would likely need a pros­thetic leg. The third limb was used for skin grafts to cover sur­gi­cal wounds.

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