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    GENEVA — Countries need to begin making steep cuts to their greenhouse gas emissions immediately or risk missing the targets they’ve agreed for limiting global warming, with potentially dire consequences, senior United Nations officials said Tuesday.

    A sheriff says a central Indiana man who fled police for 4 miles drove his car into a pickup truck and later died at a hospital. The man was identified as 32-year-old Daniel Staten of Camby. Morgan County Sheriff Richard Myers says a deputy tried to stop the car about 11 p.m. Wednesday for traffic violations on a rural road west of Mooresville when the vehicle fled. Myers says the chase ended when Staten lost control of the car and the vehicle struck the truck. The truck driver, Michael Skaggs, was evaluated at an Indianapolis hospital.

    Diverted ambulances, cancer treatment delayed and electronic health records offline are just some of ripple effects of an apparent cyberattack on a major nonprofit health system that disrupted operations throughout the U.S. While CommonSpirit Health confirmed it experienced an ”“IT security issue” earlier this week, the company has remained mum when pressed for more details about the scope of the attack. Despite the lingering questions, the incident underscores the growing concerns surrounding ransomware attacks on health care systems with patient care at stake. Brett Callow, a threat analyst with cybersecurity provider Emsisoft, said the incident could be “the most significant attack on the healthcare sector to date” if all CommonSpirit hospitals and other facilities were affected.

    A northern Indiana man has been charged with attempted murder for allegedly firing more than a dozen shots at an Indiana State Excise Police officer who was following him. Twenty-year-old Ian Steven Austin of South Bend was arrested Tuesday by state troopers in Mishawaka and charged Wednesday with attempted murder, criminal recklessness and other felonies. The South Bend Tribune reports that prosecutors allege that Austin fired 18 rounds at excise officer Joseph Formato on Sept. 29 in the northern Indiana city.  The officer was not wounded in the shooting, which occurred after he began following Austin after seeing him pull his car out of a convenience store parking lot.


    The defendants are accused of delivering the drugs that killed Gerardo P. Alcantar, 40, of Calumet Township, on Aug. 7. One of the men also is charged with stealing Alcantar's wallet.

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