Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milk

Pennsylvania woman charged after baby's death blamed on drugs in breast milkSamantha Jones, 30, had been prescribed methadone to help her overcome her addiction to painkillers, and took it during pregnancy and after giving birth, according to a statement from Buck's County District Attorney's Office dated July 13. An autopsy found the baby died April 2 from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine transmitted through Jones' breast milk, according to the charging documents. Jones' attorney Louis Busico said the baby's death was not intentional, according to the district attorney's office statement.



Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 22 people on tour boat in Hawaii

Volcanic lava 'bomb' injures 22 people on tour boat in HawaiiA blob of hot volcanic lava struck an ocean tour boat just off the Big Island of Hawaii on Monday, injuring at least 22 people in the worst casualty incident to date from the ongoing eruption of the Kilauea Volcano, fire officials said. One woman's leg was broken when the "lava bomb," which spattered out of the water with explosive force nearby as molten rock poured into the ocean, landed on the roof of the vessel and crashed into the seating area, said Hawaii County Fire Department Battalion Chief Darwin Okinaka.



Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agent

Woman arrested in Washington, accused of being Russian government agentA 29-year-old Russian woman living in Washington, D.C., has been arrested and charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian government while developing ties with American citizens and infiltrating political groups, the U.S. Justice Department said on Monday. Maria Butina, who studied at American University in Washington and is a founder of the pro-gun Russian advocacy group Right to Bear Arms, was arrested on Sunday and accused of operating at the direction of a high-level official who worked for the Russian Central Bank and was recently sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Justice Department said.



School buses collide in New Jersey, multiple injuries reported

School buses collide in New Jersey, multiple injuries reportedThere were no immediate reports of serious injuries or fatalities in the crash in Medford Lakes, said Dave Kinney, a supervisor at the Burlington County, New Jersey 911 communications center. "I’m sure a lot of them were students or children," Kinney said, adding that 23 people were transported to a hospital following the accident at about 4 p.m. eastern time. Medford Lakes Borough said on its Facebook page that "no serious injuries" had been reported in the crash, but advised motorists to avoid the area.



Pianist's wife not guilty by insanity in killing of daughters in Texas

Pianist's wife not guilty by insanity in killing of daughters in TexasThe estranged wife of a prominent Ukrainian-born concert pianist was found not guilty by reason of insanity in the 2016 slayings of the couple's two young daughters in their Texas home, and the judge hearing the case ordered her committed to a state mental hospital. The verdict, accepted by prosecutors and defense lawyers, capped a 3-1/2-hour bench trial in which the two sides presented their testimony in written form to Judge Ruben Gonzalez, said Samantha Jordan, a spokeswoman for the Tarrant County District Attorney's Office. Sofya Tsygankova, 34, the estranged wife of pianist Vadym Kholodenko, was charged with capital murder, which can bring the death penalty, for the March 2016 deaths of the couple's daughters, Nika, 5, and Michela, 1.





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