Deadly storm disrupting Thanksgiving travel across US hits north-east

A foot of snow predicted in upstate New York and New England after powerful storm blamed for several deaths A deadly winter storm that has been tormenting travelers across the US. since before Thanksgiving moved to the north-east on Sunday, packing one last punch of snow and ice as people made their way home after the holiday weekend. The National Weather Service predicted more than a foot (0.3 meters) of snow in swaths of upstate New York and New England, as well as ice accumulations in parts of Pennsylvania. Weve got our shovels ready. Weve got the snowblower ready. Were prepared, said Paul Newman of Wethersfield, Connecticut. The same storm has been pummeling the US for days as it moves …

Prosecutors allege El Chapo gave $1m in bribes to Honduran presidents brother

Juan Antonio Tony Hernndez is accused of using his government connections to smuggle US-bound cocaine through Honduras Prosecutors in New York have alleged that the convicted Mexican drug lord the president tweeted on Wednesday . He has said in the past that drug smugglers extradited under his government are seeking revenge. Relatives of Tony Hernndez, who was arrested in 2018 in Miami, declined to speak with journalists at the court. In Honduras, Juan Arnaldo Hernndez, another brother, predicted Tony Hernndez will be cleared of the accusations. Jury selection in the case took place earlier in the day. Richman told the panel that they would hear details of two murders in which Tony Hernndez was allegedly involved. He said the defendant …

Fear, Misinformation, and Measles Spread in Brooklyn

By then, however, “the bomb had gone off,” Arroyo says. Measles is considered one of the most contagious diseases in existence. If a person with measles walks through a room with a hundred people who are not immunized, up to 90 of them will get the disease. The virus is spread through coughs and sneezes and lingers in the air for up to two hours. Some 122,000 ­people come through the Maimonides emergency room every year. The hospital, located in Borough Park, serves one of the most diverse patient populations in the country, from ultra-Orthodox Jews to immigrants whose first language might be Mandarin, Russian, Hindi, Punjabi, Arabic, or Uzbek. Many are working-class cab drivers, manual laborers, and restaurant workers …

Stopped in his tracks: New York ‘subway bandit’ suspect arrested for brake chaos

Isaiah Thompson, 23, was charged for allegedly activating the brakes of a 2 train amid a recent pattern of subway disruption A suspect has been arrested in the case of the mysterious subway bandit who has wreaked havoc on New Yorkers rush-hour commutes by pulling train emergency brakes, causing delays and stranding riders at peak times. New York City police announced the arrest of Isaiah Thompson, 23, of Brooklyn, on Friday morning. He was charged with reckless endangerment and criminal trespassing, after allegedly activating the brakes of a 2 train on Tuesday. (He is also charged with public lewdness for a separate incident of exposing himself to people on a train platform on 16 May.) Though he was arrested for …