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Families of Oxford High School shooting victims react after board again rejects independent investigation

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The parents of several Oxford High School students, including deceased Tate Myre, have filed a lawsuit against shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, his parents and school staff. The parents of two victims of the Nov. 30, 2021, shooting at Oxford High School in Michigan are demanding more transparency from the Oxford Community School District after the board voted against moving forward with an independent investigation into the tragedy last fall. The Oxford Board of Education on Tuesday announced that the district has, for the second time, declined an offer from Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel to conduct a third-party investigation into the school shooting with the goal of determining how shooting suspect Ethan Crumbley, 15, managed to kill four students and injure seven others last fall. "To me, this is an admission of guilt," Buck Myre, father of deceased 16-year-old Tate Myre, said during a Thursday press conference. "They know that things didn't go right that day, and they don't want to stand up and fix it. They're going to hide behind governmental immunity and they're going to hide behind insurance and the lawyers. What's this teach the kids? "We just want accountability," he added later when asked why an independent investigation is important to parents. Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald revealed in December 2021 that school officials met with Crumbley and his parents to discuss violent drawings he created just hours before the deadly rampage. The 15-year-old suspect was able to convince them during the meeting that the concerning drawings were for a "video game." His parents "flatly refused" to take their son home. The shooting has also resulted in several lawsuits, including two that seek $100 million in damages each, against the school district and school employees on behalf of the family of two sisters who attend the school. Ethan Robert Crumbley, 15, charged with first-degree murder in a high school shooting, poses in a jail booking photograph taken at the Oakland County Jail in Pontiac, Michigan. Myre and Meghan Gregory, the mother of 15-year-old Keegan Gregory, who survived the shooting but witnessed and was traumatized by Crumbley's rampage, are suing the shooting suspect's parents, James and Jennifer Crumbley, as well as school staff for negligence. JENNIFER CRUMBLEY, ETHAN CRUMBLEY'S MOTHER, SENT OMINOUS TEXTS ON DAY OF SHOOTING: 'HE CAN'T BE LEFT ALONE' "They're the ones that know what happened that day.


Machine Learning Model Predicts COVID-19 Severity, Helps in Decision-Making, Says Study

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New York, July 14: A centralised repository of COVID-19 health records built by US researchers, last year, has been helpful in tracing the progression of the disease over time and could eventually be used as the basis for decision-making tools. The National COVID-19 Cohort Collaborative (N3C) is a centralised, harmonised, high-granularity electronic health record repository that is the largest, most representative COVID-19 cohort to date. 'Treatment With Blood Thinners May Reduce Death in COVID-19 Patients', Says Study This multicenter data set can support robust evidence-based development of predictive and diagnostic tools and inform clinical care and policy, said a team of researchers from those including at Universities of Colorado, Michigan, Rochester Medical Center, and Johns Hopkins. The cohort study, published in the JAMA Network, used data from 34 medical centers and included over 1 million adults -- 174,568 who tested positive for COVID-19 and 1,133,848 who tested negative between January 2020 and December 2020. "This cohort study found that COVID-19 mortality decreased over time during 2020 and that patient demographic characteristics and comorbidities were associated with higher clinical severity," said Tellen D. Bennett, from Department of Pediatrics at Colorado's School of Medicine.


Michigan man stabs parents after asked to turn off video game, stepdad dies

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Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. A Detroit-area man upset that his parents asked him to turn off his video game while in their bedroom last week so they could go to sleep flew into a rage and stabbed them, with his stepdad succumbing to his injuries days later, authorities said. Christopher McKinney, 29, of Madison Heights, faces several charges related to the Dec. 11 incident, including assault with intent to murder and obstructing and resisting a police officer, according to Oakland County jail records. The charges could be upgraded following his stepfather's death from his injuries four days later.


The Future is Here

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Clockwise, from top left: Ford Transit, Navya Autonom Shuttle, May Mobility, Navya Autonom Cab, Jaguar iPace, Mercedes Urbanetic, Chevy Cruise AV, Ford Fusion Dominos AV Research, Waymo Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid, Volvo 360c. On a recent Friday morning, before fine-tuning the slides he planned to use during a speaking trip to London, Larry Burns took his family's two dogs to the vet. One is a 14-pound Maltipom, the other a larger mixed-breed rescue. Like a lot of people, Burns, who lives in Franklin, didn't know dogs get the flu -- but because of an outbreak in Oakland County, he needed proof of vaccination just for grooming. Although Burns, the former head of General Motors' R&D efforts, admits he was preoccupied with squeezing in the trip to the vet, he was still able to plan how he intended to promote his new memoir, Autonomy: The Quest to Build the Driverless Car -- And How It Will Reshape Our World, co-written with Christopher Shulgan. Autonomy shares with the reader a personal account of the development of robot vehicles, starting with the GM Autonomy concept car that, in 2002, offered a "skateboard-like platform similar to what underlies today's Tesla models." Batteries or a hydrogen fuel cell filled the platform's inner cavity to provide power for electric drive. In turn, the lightweight body could be easily swapped; any number of variants could be created. Before leaving GM in 2009, Burns worked on another concept vehicle, the "autonomous, shareable, and electric" EN-V.