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"Yorkshire Ripper" serial killer Peter Sutcliffe dies in U.K. after COVID-19 diagnosis

The British serial killer known as the "Yorkshire Ripper," a man who instilled terror and fear across northern England in the 1970s, died Friday at a hospital there./ APPeter Sutcliffe, a former grave digger, was serving concurrent life sentences for killing 13 women in Yorkshire and northwest England between 1975 and 1980.Pyne / APDuring his trial, even Sutcliffe expressed surprise that he was able to carry on for so long.But her testimony was discounted by police, who thought she was not a Ripper victim because she was not a prostitute, as were some of his other victims.A Prison Service spokesman said: "HMP Frankland prisoner Peter Coonan (born Sutcliffe) died in hospital on November 13. read more...

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"Wipeout" contestant dies after completing obstacle course

A contestant on "Wipeout" has died after completing the game show's obstacle course, authorities and sources close to the production said Friday.The cause of death has not been released, and the man's name is being withheld until relatives can be notified.Get Breaking News Delivered to Your InboxTwo people close to the production said the man had completed the course on the show's set in Santa Clarita, California, when he needed medical attention.The show stopped production Thursday and Friday and has a planned week off next week, they said.Endemol Shine released a statement saying, "We offer our heartfelt condolences to the family and our thoughts are with them at this time." read more...

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"They took her soul": Army did "nothing" for soldier who reported sexual assault, mom says

Fifteen years ago, the Department of Defense established a program to combat sexual assault and rape in the ranks.Over the course of the investigation, CBS News spoke with nearly two dozen survivors of sexual assault, whistleblowers who worked for the military's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response program and families of suicide victims who say the military grossly mishandled reports of sexual assault.Nothing happened in Kuwait with the sexual assault and the harassment, so why would they do something, you know, in Afghanistan?"In April 2018, then-Secretary of Defense James Mattis said there was zero tolerance for sexual assault.At the time, a principal policy advisor to the military's sexual assault program reaffirmed the Pentagon's commitment to hold itself accountable. read more...

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"Take action" or face a grim future, warns climate scientist after a year locked in Arctic ice

Johannesburg, South Africa A massive ship called the RV Polarstern spent 389 days drifting slowly across the Arctic, trapped in ice.Scientists haul a sample of ice from the Arctic Ocean as part of research into the effects of climate change on the sensitive region as their vessel, the RV Polarstern, waits behind them.And the loss of this ice, both in the north and the south, is causing major changes to the way the climate functions."Researcher Dr. Alison Fong peers through the Arctic Sea ice during a year-long mission aboard the RV Polarstern to evaluate the impact of climate change on the Arctic.She believes that it will take different choices on that scale, at the national and international level, to help halt the damage to our warming world. read more...

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"Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome": COVID "long-haulers" suffering symptoms months after initial diagnosis

"Post-acute COVID-19 Syndrome": COVID "long-haulers" suffering symptoms months after initial diagnosis Doctors are still searching for answers to why a portion of people who were diagnosed with COVID-19 are still suffering symptoms months later.Anderson Cooper reports. read more...

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"One of the rarest marine mammals" on Earth washes ashore dead in North Carolina

Biologists performed a necropsy on the North Atlantic right whale calf and took DNA samples Saturday.The National Park Service at Cape Lookout National Seashore posted news of the whale's death on its Facebook page.Right whales are critically endangered.The park service says only about 360 of the animals are still alive and about five or six calves are born each year.A right whale calf lies on its side on the beach in the foreground while two of the scientists dig around it in the sand with shovels. read more...

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"My Life of Crime" with Erin Moriarty: A "48 Hours" original podcast

In the second season of her critically praised "My Life of Crime" podcast, "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty goes past the headlines to confront crime and its consequences face-to face.In each edition of "My Life of Crime," Moriarty, a delivers an immersive, intimate and sometimes irreverent take on true-crime cases.Come along with "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty for "My Life of Crime," an immersive podcast series from the producers of "48 Hours," America's true-crime destination.In this journey behind prison walls, "48 Hours" correspondent Erin Moriarty asks: does the punishment fit the crime?| Read more"48 Hours" correspondents Erin Moriarty and Richard Schlesinger talk to a Hollywood horror writer and producer about his scary movies. read more...

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"Murder hornet" nest with nearly 200 queens destroyed "in the nick of time"

Get Breaking News Delivered to Your InboxThe Asian giant hornet, Vespa mandarinia, is the world's largest hornet species.The first murder hornets nest - found in a tree and destroyed in late October in Whatcom County along the Canadian border - was about the size of a basketball.76 queens, nearly all of them new virgin queens.The first Asian giant hornet was found in the state a year ago and the first was trapped in July.Murder hornets also have been found in British Columbia, Canada. read more...

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"Multiple" stabbing in San Jose church leaves at least two dead

San Jose, California At least two people were killed and others seriously wounded Sunday night in a multiple stabbing at a church here.San Jose police tweeted around 8:47 p.m. that officers were responding to the Grace Baptist Church.It's near the San Jose State campus, CBS San Francisco reports.Get Breaking News Delivered to Your Inbox"Our hearts go out to the families of the two community members who have succumbed to stabbing wounds in the attack at Grace Baptist Church downtown tonight," he tweeted.Others are seriously wounded, & we keep them in our prayers." read more...

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"Jeopardy!" will resume production with Ken Jennings as the first interim host

"Jeopardy" will resume production on November 30 just weeks after the show's beloved host Alex Trebek died after a battle with pancreatic cancer, the show announced Monday.Former contestant Ken Jennings, who is widely regarded as the best "Jeopardy!"player of all time, will serve as the first of a "series" of interim hosts before the show announces Trebek's permanent replacement.Jennings, who won "JEOPARDY!The show also announced that it would no longer air Trebek's final episodes during the holidays "due to anticipated preemptions around Christmas and New Year's." read more...

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