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Former USC gynecologist George Tyndall accused of sexual assault of 16 patients

Former USC gynecologist George Tyndall accused of sexual assault of 16 patients

Dr. George Tyndall, a gynecologist who practiced at the University of Southern California for almost 30 years, was charged Wednesday with 18 counts of sexual assault, according to a criminal complaint filed by prosecutors in Los Angeles. Tyndall, who was fired in 2017, has denied allegations of wrongdoing, which were also included in a class-action…MORE

Philadelphia refinery shutdown could raise gas prices in the northeastern US

Philadelphia refinery shutdown could raise gas prices in the northeastern US

Gas prices in the northeast could rise after Philadelphia Energy Solutions announced it’s closing the largest oil refinery on the East Coast. The company announced the decision after the refinery erupted into a massive fire and explosion last week. It’s the 10th largest refinery in the US and refines about 335,000 barrels of crude oil…MORE

19 albino alligator eggs may hatch this summer at an animal park in Florida

19 albino alligator eggs may hatch this summer at an animal park in Florida

Two albino alligators at a Florida animal park are the proud parents of 19 gator eggs, and park officials are hoping for a bounty of the rare white creatures. The eggs were discovered this month at Wild Florida Airboats and Gator Park, about an hour’s drive south of Orlando. Gator parents Snowflake, a 25-year-old female,…MORE

Alligator did not kill South Carolina man

Alligator did not kill South Carolina man

A man who was found dead in a Kiawah Island, South Carolina, pond with bite marks and wounds believed to be from an alligator did not die as a result of those bites, according to the Charleston County coroner’s office. An autopsy revealed that 79-year-old John Elias died of natural causes. “The results of the…MORE

This is what an erupting volcano looks like from space

This is what an erupting volcano looks like from space

The Raikoke volcano rarely ever erupts, but when it does, it goes big. Astronauts and several satellites captured images of the volcanic eruption from space early Saturday morning. The plume from the eruption may have reached an altitude of 8 miles high, according to the Volcanic Ash Advisory Centers in Tokyo and Anchorage. Raikoke is…MORE

The mansion that inspired ‘Gone With the Wind’ is going up for auction

The mansion that inspired ‘Gone With the Wind’ is going up for auction

The mansion that inspired the Twelve Oaks plantation, home of the Wilkes family in “Gone With the Wind,” is going up for sale. And frankly, my dear, it’s easy to see how the author was moved by the 10,000-square-foot antebellum mansion in Covington, Georgia, about 40 miles from Atlanta. When Margaret Mitchell saw the house,…MORE

California’s background checks for ammunition buyers start Monday

California’s background checks for ammunition buyers start Monday

California is about to become the first state to require gun owners to pass background checks before buying ammunition. Under the new law, which goes into effect Monday, ammunition vendors will have to enter the buyer’s name, date of birth and current address and the number from a driver’s license or other government-issued ID into…MORE

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