Joe Hernandez

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After a man drowns in Arizona, officials say police aren't trained in water rescues

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

Tempe police officers receive no training in water rescues and don't have the equipment necessary to help drowning victims, according to the Tempe Officers Association.

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'Top Gun: Maverick' faces a copyright infringement lawsuit

Wednesday, June 08, 2022

"Top Gun: Maverick" has raked in more than half a billion dollars at box offices worldwide. But behind the scenes, there's some litigation brewing over the movie.

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Three Arizona police officers are placed on leave after looking on as a man drowned

Tuesday, June 07, 2022

Sean Bickings, 34, drowned after beginning to swim in Tempe Town Lake. Officers watched from the shore as Bickings struggled in the water.

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Paramount Pictures faces copyright lawsuit over 'Top Gun: Maverick'

Monday, June 06, 2022

Ehud Yonay wrote the 1983 magazine story that inspired the original Top Gun film. His widow and son say they recovered the copyright and that Paramount didn't secure the film rights before the sequel.

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The U.S. men's national soccer team wore orange armbands in support of gun control

Monday, June 06, 2022

The team also sent a letter to Congress urging members to vote for stricter gun legislation in the aftermath of several recent mass shootings across the nation.

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Authorities arrest suspect in the killing of the Atlanta rapper Trouble

Monday, June 06, 2022

Mariel Semonte Orr, known professionally as Trouble, was shot once in the chest and killed at an apartment in Conyers, Georgia. Authorities have arrested the suspected shooter, Jamichael Jones.

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A victim of the Brooklyn subway shooting is suing the gun maker Glock

Wednesday, June 01, 2022

Ilene Steur, who was one of 10 people injured in the April attack, says in the lawsuit that Glock's marketing practices made it possible for the shooting suspect to buy one of the company's guns.

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Biden visits Uvalde as DOJ announces review of how police responded to the attack

Sunday, May 29, 2022

As President Biden visited Uvalde on Sunday, federal officials said they would investigate how law enforcement responded to the massacre that left 19 fourth-grade students and two teachers dead.

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What we know about the victims of the Uvalde school shooting

Friday, May 27, 2022

Two teachers and 19 students were killed at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, making it the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history. At least four others were injured.

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Guns are banned during Trump's upcoming speech at the NRA conference

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The Secret Service is taking control of the hall during Trump's speech in Houston on Friday and is prohibiting attendees from having firearms and other weapons, according to the gun group.

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The designer of the X-wing and other iconic 'Star Wars' ships has died

Monday, May 23, 2022

Colin Cantwell worked on other films including 2001: A Space Odyssey and WarGames. He was 90.

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A Texas woman is wanted in the murder of cyclist Anna Moriah 'Mo' Wilson

Monday, May 23, 2022

The suspect, Kaitlin Marie Armstrong, and Wilson had both had a relationship with the same man, according to an arrest warrant.

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A new federal law bans baby sleep products linked to nearly 200 infant deaths

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

President Biden signed the Safe Sleep for Babies Act of 2021 on Monday, outlawing the manufacture and sale of crib bumpers and certain inclined infant sleepers.

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The U.S. men's and women's soccer teams will be paid equally under a new deal

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

The new collective bargaining agreements will run through 2028 and will also include the "equalization" of World Cup prize money, the organization announced.

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Biden will visit Buffalo, where residents are reeling from the mass shooting

Tuesday, May 17, 2022

In Buffalo, N.Y., people are still struggling to comprehend Saturday's attack that killed 10 people at a supermarket. Authorities say a self-avowed white supremacist targeted Black people.

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Buffalo victim Roberta Drury, 32, is remembered as a great help to her family

Monday, May 16, 2022

"She would go to Tops for us all the time, actually," Moyer told NPR. "We don't really have family in the area, so it was just a great help that she could do something for us like that."

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Encore: Nationwide shortage of baby formula is a major stressor for parents

Friday, May 13, 2022

There's an acute baby formula shortage in the U.S. A recall at a big supplier along with supply chain challenges have caused the issue. (Story first aired on All Things Considered on May 11, 2022.)

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The Biden administration is working to ease the ongoing shortage of baby formula

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

The average out-of-stock rate for baby formula at retailers across the country was 43% during the first week of May, according to the firm Datasembly.

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Former NBA and Michigan State basketball star Adreian Payne is shot and killed

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

Payne, 31, was known for the bond he formed with a young girl who had become ill with cancer. A 29-year-old man has been charged with murder in the Orlando shooting and is in custody.

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Authorities find human remains in Lake Mead twice in one week

Monday, May 09, 2022

Lake Mead's falling water levels could lead to the discovery of more human remains in the reservoir, a police officer warns.

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