Daily Archives: April 23, 2018

Michigan State kept ties to coach accused of sexual abuse

Michigan State University has maintained ties to a prominent volleyball coach for decades after he was publicly accused in 1995 of sexually abusing and raping six underage girls he trained. Continue reading

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Former Texas official slammed for asking biracial Harvard teen if he was admitted ‘on merit or quota’

A former Texas education official asked a biracial teen accepted to an Ivy League school whether he was admitted based “on merit or quota.” Continue reading

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New Zealand leader triumphs abroad, faces pressures at home

As citizens of a small and isolated nation, New Zealanders often seek validation from abroad. Continue reading

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Motive elusive after van driver kills 10 on Toronto sidewalk

Police in Canada’s biggest city are piecing together witness accounts and surveillance video trying to determine why a driver plowed a rented van along a crowded sidewalk, killing 10 people and injuring 15 in what many said seemed a deliberate attack. Continue reading

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Officer gives firefighter apology cake: ‘Sorry I tased you’

An Ohio police officer has apologized for a work mishap by bringing a firefighter a cake iced with an unusual message: “Sorry I tased you.” Continue reading

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House arrest modified for teen mom accused of killing infant

An Ohio judge has modified a house arrest order for a former high school cheerleader accused of killing and burying her newborn near her family’s home. Continue reading

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Yeti calls NRA claims ‘inaccurate’ says it has ‘unwavering’ belief in Second Amendment

Yeti, the premium cooler-maker synonymous with the outdoors and country music, was forced on Monday to defend its “unwavering belief and commitment” to the Second Amendment after widely read email by the National Rifle Association. Continue reading

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China says terrorism tops meeting of Central Asian states

China’s defense minister says fighting the threat of terrorism is a top concern to be discussed by a Beijing-led group of Central Asian states this week. Continue reading

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The Latest: US offers condolences over Toronto van rampage

The latest on the van striking pedestrians in Toronto (all times local): 11:20 p.m. Continue reading

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Atlanta attorney found guilty of murder in wife’s shooting

After telling the judge Monday morning that they were stuck and couldn’t reach a verdict, jurors deliberated a few more hours before deciding that a well-connected Atlanta attorney intentionally shot his wife, causing her death. Continue reading

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Car theft solved too late to prevent Waffle House tragedy

After Travis Reinking allegedly stole a BMW from a Nashville area car dealer last week, police say they found it outside the apartment where he lived. Continue reading

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Magnitude 5.6 earthquake strikes off Nicaragua’s coast

The U.S. Geological Survey says an earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 5.6 has struck in the Pacific off the coast of Nicaragua. Continue reading

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Gronk’s namesake horse to miss Kentucky Derby because of infection

The horse named after New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski has to bow out of the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby because of a slight infection that will keep the UK-based colt from traveling to the United States. Continue reading

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Official: Suspect in killing of Mexican journalist arrested

Mexico’s interior secretary says federal authorities have arrested the suspected killer of internationally recognized journalist Javier Valdez. Continue reading

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Woman says she cut off boyfriend’s penis with garden shears because he leaked sex tape, reports say

A woman from Argentina accused of cutting off her boyfriend’s penis with gardening scissors said she was provoked because he showed his friends their homemade sex tape, according to reports. Continue reading

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Guilty plea set in planned attack on San Francisco Pier 39

A man who allegedly planned a Christmas Day bombing and shooting attack at San Francisco’s Pier 39 will plead guilty in a federal case. Continue reading

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Van kills 10 and injures 15 in Toronto; driver in custody

A rented van plowed down a crowded Toronto sidewalk Monday, killing 10 people and injuring 15 before the driver fled and was quickly arrested in a confrontation with police, Canadian authorities said. Continue reading

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Where your tax dollars go after you pay the IRS

Last week, for most Americans, represented Tax Freedom Day – meaning you spent all of January, February, March and roughly half of April – paying Uncle Sam. Continue reading

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Mistrial declared for Border Patrol agent accused of killing Mexican teen

A mistrial was declared Monday in the case of a U.S. Border Patrol agent after an Arizona jury acquitted him of a second-degree murder charge in the killing of a teen from Mexico but deadlocked on lesser counts of manslaughter. Continue reading

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North Korea’s Kim meets Chinese envoy after deadly bus crash

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has met with China’s ambassador at a hospital where Chinese tourists were being treated after a deadly bus crash. Continue reading

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