• College sophomore charged after dumping newborn in trash

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A 20-year-old former college student was arrested and charged in the death of a newborn baby after the baby was found in a trash bin outside of her sorority, police said. Emile Weaver, a former member of Delta Gamma Theta at Muskingum University in Zanesville, Ohio, allegedly put the newborn girl in a plastic bag while still alive and dumped her in a trashcan, the Columbus Dispatch reported. The infant died of asphyxiation, the coroner said. Ohio has had a Safe Haven law since 2001, meaning mothers don't face prosecution if they leave a newborn up to 30 days old at a fire station, with police or medical personnel, as long as the child was not abused. The children dropped off anonymously are placed in the care of child services.

  • Cincinnati man shoots at 1-year-old boy, is shot by man with concealed carry permit

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A 62-year-old man faces several charges after Cincinnati police say he fired at four people, including a 1-year-old boy. Thomas McCary was then shot by one of the victims, who has a permit to carry a concealed license, Cincinnati police said. He is held without bond at the Hamilton County jail on four counts of felonious assault. He faces a judge at 9 a.m. Monday. According to police, McCary argued with a woman on Holland Drive about 7:30 p.m. Sunday night.

  • Gruesome Find: 100 Bodies Stuffed into Ancient House

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The remains of 97 human bodies have been found stuffed into a small 5,000-year-old house in a prehistoric village in northeast China, researchers report in two separate studies. The bodies of juveniles, young adults and middle-age adults were packed together in the house — smaller than a modern-day squash court — before it burnt down. Anthropologists who studied the remains say a "prehistoric disaster," possibly an epidemic of some sort, killed these people. The site, whose modern-day name is "Hamin Mangha," dates back to a time before writing was used in the area, when people lived in relatively small settlements, growing crops and hunting for food. The village contains the remains of pottery, grinding instruments, arrows and spearheads, providing information on their way of life.

  • Mississippi school district fined $7500 for opening assembly with prayer

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Allowing a school assembly honoring high-achievers to open with a prayer made one Mississippi school district $7,500 poorer - and a student who sued $2,500 richer. The Rankin, Miss., public school district was hit with the fine after U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves said it defied his prior order barring prayers school events. According to the judge, the prayer violated a 2013 court settlement that ordered the district to stop "proselytizing Christianity." The alleged violation, which came at an assembly last year for students who scored above 22 on their ACT college admissions test, prompted the judge to apply fines for that and another incident, in which Gideons International was permitted to hand out Bibles to elementary school students.

  • Coast Guard Expands Search for Florida Teenagers Missing at Sea

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    The Coast Guard has searched 27,000 square miles for two teenagers believed to be lost at sea off the coast of Florida. An area roughly the size of West Virginia had been searched for Austin Stephanos and Perry Cohen as of early this morning. The two 14-year-olds were last seen Friday when they left Jupiter, Florida, for a fishing trip.

  • Cop caught on dash cam threatening to ‘blow a hole’ through driver’s head

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    A Medford police detective has been placed on administrative leave after he was caught on video threatening to “blow a hole through your f---ing head” while pulling over a driver who drove the wrong way at a traffic circle. Medford Police Chief Leo Sacco confirmed to Boston.com that the man in the video was Medford Police Detective Stephen Lebert.

  • Snohomish County settles jail death lawsuit for $2.4 million

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    EVERETT — Snohomish County authorized a settlement Monday with the family of Michael Saffioti, a young Mukilteo man who died at the county jail three years ago. County officials said they were paying $620,000 to end the case. An attorney for parents Rosemary and Giovanni Saffioti called the county’s figure misleading. The total amount of the settlement is four times higher.

  • With Wages Rising, The Fast Food Industry Plans Its Next Move

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    Fast food companies have built their empires by paying workers the least that is legally required, often with an aim to keep their prices low. Now, around the country, the cost of doing business for these employers looks set to rise as lawmakers seriously consider minimum wages increases. What began as a small movement in New York in 2012 now has executives seriously considering how to manage higher pay. “We will work very, very aggressively with our franchisees to mitigate minimum wage” increases, Dunkin’ Brands CEO Nigel Travis told investors on an earnings call last week. “And we will continue to work with them to implement the best programs we can.”

  • KFOR.com: Silver Alert: Police looking for 79-year-old woman headed from Arizona to Oklahoma

    Published: Tue, Jul 28, 2015

    FLAGSTAFF, AZ. — Police are looking for 79-year-old Merittie Turner. Merittie was last seen in Flagstaff, Arizona on July 24, 2015. She was reported missing at 8 a.m. She is described as a white female; she was last seen wearing a light colored blouse with black pants.

  • Former NBA player banned from county fair after winning all the prizes

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    Gilbert Arenas took his family to the Orange County Fair, and it turns out he is not bad at carnival games, SBNation.com reports. Per his Instagram, the three-time All-Star was banned from all basketball hoops, but not before racking up several giant pandas, a sack of plush toys and a Minion that is larger than his son.

  • Facebook users in Europe can now assign someone to manage their account when they die

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Facebook users in the US have been able to nominate someone to manage their account pages after they pass away – allowing it to be turned into a sort of memorial, if desired – but the company has only just now started rolling the option out for UK users, The Next Web reports. Until now, there’s been a basic memorial account, but people weren’t able to access or update it at all. Now, it’s fully updateable by a nominated friend or family member.

  • WATCH: Semi-truck jumps 166 feet, smashing world record

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    There are few things more American than jumping a semi-truck in front of a crowd of cheerful onlookers. Mashable reports Gregg Godfrey shattered the world record on Friday for the longest semi-truck jump — a whopping 166 feet in the air — at Evel Knievel Days, an extreme sports festival in Butte, Montana.

  • Have Mercy! John Stamos Posts Sideburn-Heavy Pic from 'Fuller House' Set

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Have mercy! Uncle Jesse has returned! John Stamos posted a photo from the set of "Fuller House," the Netflix reboot he's not only acting in but producing as well, ETOnline.com reports.

  • Here Are the Movies Coming to Netflix in August — and the Ones Going Away

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Here are the Netflix new releases for August 2015, as well as the movies and television shows that will expire from the streaming service next month, according to The Hollywood Reporter. "The Hurt Locker," "Leap Year," "Seeking a Friend for the End of the World" and season four of both "Revenge" and "Once Upon a Time" are all coming to the streaming service next month.

  • Anti-abortion hackers attack Planned Parenthood, release databases, employee data

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Planned Parenthood has been hacked. Late Sunday night, a group of hackers who oppose the healthcare nonprofit's abortion practices released Planned Parenthood's website databases as well as names and email addresses of the organization's employees. The attack on Planned Parenthood follows a storm of controversy over the organization. Anti-abortion activists sparked the uproar earlier this month with the release of an edited video showing a Planned Parenthood director discussing the donation of fetus organs and tissue to medical research facilities, a legal but highly controversial practice.

  • Cheating Wife Reportedly Busted While Sexting At A Baseball Game

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    A woman who was apparently cheating on her husband was reportedly busted at a baseball game in Atlanta by a pair of eagle-eyed sisters sitting right behind her, The Huffington Post reports. Last week, Delana and Brynn Hinson posted images on social media showing what appeared to be a woman sexting someone who is not her husband. The Hinson sisters say the woman's spouse had been sitting next to her at the time, watching a game between the Atlanta Braves and Los Angeles Dodgers at Turner Field.

  • This girl danced onstage with Kevin Bacon -- in a BACON costume!

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Kevin wasn’t the only “Bacon” onstage at his concert this weekend, USA TODAY reports. During a performance by The Bacon Brothers (Kevin Bacon’s band with with his brother, Michael), a surprise super-fan joined them onstage — wearing a BACON costume!

  • Group ranks Montgomery as most sexually diseased city

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    Montgomery, Ala., has been named the most sexually diseased city in the nation, according to one group's ranking of federal data. USA TODAY reports the rankings, released this week and compiled by rentapplication.com, use 2013 data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • 35 women tell magazine of alleged Bill Cosby sex attacks

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The latest cover of New York magazine features a black and white image of 35 women who have accused comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault, USA TODAY reports. The magazine photographed and interviewed the women for the issue, which was released online Sunday.

  • The New York Times reviews R&J Lounge and Supper Club in Oklahoma City

    Published: Mon, Jul 27, 2015

    The following is a review from The New York Times of Oklahoma City's R&J Lounge and Supper Club:  When I tugged open the door to R&J Lounge and Supper Club, a midcentury-inspired restaurant, I expected plumes of cigarette smoke to waft into the air. It’s a nonsmoking place, but looks like a set from my imagined sequel, “Goodfellas Take the Middle West” — red and gold flock wallpaper, burgundy Naugahyde booths, a neon sign out front that washes its somewhat seedy location (up an alley next to a tire dealership) in a warm fluorescent glow.




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