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8 dead as house collapses amid record rain in southern India

HYDERABAD, India — A house collapsed in the southern Indian city of Hyderabad amid record rains and heavy flooding, killing at least eight people, police said Wednesday.

In addition to the dead, another four people were hospitalized after a farmhouse’s boundary wall fell on a neighboring house, which collapsed with the impact, said police officer Gaja Bhopal Rao.

The house was in a hilly area of the city where the soil was loosened by more than 25 centimeters (9.8 inches) of rain in the past 24 hours, said Police Commissioner Anjani Kumar.

The heavy rain in Hyderabad, caused by a deep depression in Bay of Bengal, broke a record set 20 years ago. It caused flooding in low lying areas of the city, where authorities used boats to evacuate people.

More than 9.6 million people across South Asia have been affected by severe floods this year, with hundreds of thousands

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House Democrats Prep to Pass Stimulus Bill That is Dead with GOP if Talks Fail

Once again, House Democrats are preparing to go it alone.



a group of people standing next to a person in a suit and tie: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk with members of Congress following ceremonies honoring late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol on September 25 in Washington, DC.


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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) talk with members of Congress following ceremonies honoring late U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg at the U.S. Capitol on September 25 in Washington, DC.

Amid renewed negotiations between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, the House postponed plans Wednesday evening to vote on a trimmed-down $2.2 trillion stimulus package until Thursday to “give further room for talks,” a Democratic aide told Newsweek.

Democrats have dubbed the new proposal the Heroes Act 2.0, which they unveiled this week after the last few months failed to produce a bipartisan agreement for another pandemic relief measure.

If a deal is not reached, the Democratic measure is expected to pass along mostly party lines. The proposal offers

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Woman Found Dead In McDonald’s Bathroom, Investigation Underway

Police have launched an investigation after a woman was found dead inside a bathroom at a McDonald’s restaurant in North Carolina.

Officers responded to the fast food restaurant in Huffman Mill Road, in Burlington, on Monday after the discovery was reported at around 3 p.m., according to local news station WFMY.

The woman is around 50 years old, rival station WXII reported, but no other details about her were immediately released.

The cause of death remains unknown, but according to Fox8, officers at the scene reported no signs of foul play nor any obvious signs of drug use.

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The situation was described as medical, the station reported. The investigation is ongoing.

It is not clear if the woman’s death may have been linked to coronavirus, but Alamance and Guilford counties—where Burlington is located—have some of the highest numbers of infections in the state.

Alamance County has

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Man shot dead in Cleveland’s Garden Valley neighborhood, police say

CLEVELAND, Ohio — A 37-year-old man is dead after a shooting Thursday in the city’s Garden Valley neighborhood.

The man has not yet been identified in the shooting that happened about 10 p.m. in the area of Colfax Road and Minnie Street, Cleveland police spokeswoman Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia said.

Police received a call about a loud party and a man being shot. Police found the man lying on the sidewalk with several gunshot wounds, Ciaccia said.

Police rendered aid to the man before he was taken to MetroHealth. He was later pronounced dead at the hospital, Ciaccia said.

Investigators tried to interview witnesses but all of them said they only heard the shots, police said.

Police have made no arrests in the shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to call detectives at 216-623-5464.

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