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Driver plows into emus in attack described as 'sickening cruelty': video

A disturbing video that surfaced on social media Wednesday shows a motorist cackling with delight as he prepares to strike about a dozen emus.<p>“This is f----ing great,” the man is heard saying in the video about the attack on the birds, which a spokeswoman for an animal protection agency later …

Lawn Mowing

Ticketmaster caught enlisting pro scalpers for online resales

It's allegedly turning a blind eye to bots in the name of extra fees.<p>Ticketmaster claims it's fighting scalpers tooth and nail, but it may be aiding them in private. Exposés at <i>CBC News</i> and the <i>Toronto Star</i> have shown the company courting professional scalpers, even when it's clear they're using bots …

Bots

Airline Passengers Suffered Bleeding Ears and Headaches After Pilots 'Forgot' to Pressurize Cabin

Bleeding from the ears, pounding headaches and nosebleeds: those were some of the symptoms suffered by more than 30 passengers on an Indian airplane …

Jet Airways

Surgeon who appeared on Bravo reality show accused of drugging and raping women

A Southern California surgeon who appeared on Bravo's 2014 reality show <i>Online Dating Rituals of the American Male</i> and was once named Orange County's …

Newport Beach

Rice University Announces Free Tuition for Low and Middle-Income Students

Rice University will offer free tuition to low- and middle-income students starting in the fall of 2019. And it’s cutting costs for many others as …

Rice University

Former Oklahoma state senator sentenced to 15 years on child sex trafficking charge

U.S. news<p>OKLAHOMA CITY — A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday on a child sex trafficking charge.<p>U.S. District Judge Timothy DeGiusti handed down the sentence to Ralph Shortey, 36, who faced sentences of between 10 years and life in prison. …

News

Former Texas teacher gets 40-year sentence for raping kindergarten student who said he did 'nasty things'

A former Central Texas teacher has been sentenced to 40 years in state prison for raping a 6-year-old girl who said he did "nasty things" to …

Texas

Police sergeant, firefighter among 24 busted in child-sex sting

A New Jersey police sergeant was among 24 men who were arrested in a child-sex sting in the state, law enforcement officials said Tuesday.<p>In addition …

New Jersey

"Lawful intercept" Pegasus spyware found deployed in 45 countries

At least ten operators of Pegasus spyware have deployed the malware outside their country's border, new Citizen Lab report finds.<p>Security researchers …

Human Rights

‘Tied to trees and raped’: UN report details Rohingya horrors

Horrific accounts of murders, rapes, torture and indiscriminate shelling allegedly committed by the Burmese army against the Rohingya people and other minority groups have been laid out by UN investigators in an extensive new report detailing evidence for their accusation of genocide.<p>The report …

Human Rights

'Lawn mower parents' are the new 'helicopter moms'

Video<p>Lawn mower parenting: What is it?<p>Move over, helicopter parents and tiger moms — a whole new breed of terrifying moms and dads has arrived, just in time for the new school year: the "lawn mower parent."<p>In recent weeks, the so-called phenomenon of such parents has gone viral on Facebook after an …

Lawn Mowing

More than 500 people have reported price gouging in the wake of Hurricane Florence

More than 500 complaints of price-gouging have been filed to the North Carolina attorney general's office in the wake of Hurricane Florence, <i>The</i></i> …

North Carolina

A woman’s daring escape from a Border Patrol agent helped reveal a ‘serial killer,’ police say

The woman in the white pickup was feeling increasingly uneasy about the driver, whom she knew only as “David.” Two fellow sex workers in Laredo, Tex., had been recently killed, and one was her friend Melissa.<p>The man and the woman had already been at his house, where she had discussed Melissa. He …

San Antonio

Teen accused of killing classmate was ‘smiling and laughing’ during attack, reports say

A Michigan teen accused of fatally stabbing a classmate was “smiling and laughing” during the attack, according to reports.<p>Two dozen students watched in horror as Tanaya Lewis, 17, killed Danyna Gibson, 16, with a kitchen knife in a classroom Wednesday at Fitzgerald High School in Warren, Mich., …

Gunmen disguised as mariachi musicians in Mexico City kill 5, wound 8

next<p>prev<p>At least five people were killed and eight others were wounded Friday night after gunmen disguised as mariachi musicians opened fire in Mexico City’s iconic square, sending residents and tourists fleeing as they head into the weekend’s Independence Day celebrations.<p>Three gunmen opened fire …

Mexico City

AT&T says 5G is going to bring carrier-locked phones back in a big way

5G will be making its proper mobile debut next year, according to everything we’ve heard. That means 5G smartphones — and hopefully, they’ll be real …

Technology

Story of teens shouting 'Trump 2016,' leaving 'Go Home' note all lies, woman admits

A New York woman admitted she fabricated her story to police claiming a group of teens shouted “Trump 2016” at her and left the note “Go Home” after slashing her tires, police said.<p>Adwoa Lewis, 19, was arrested and charged with making a false punishable written statement following an “extensive …

Nassau County

Students can no longer transfer to Wharton at the end of sophomore year

Penn students will no longer be able to transfer to Wharton or add a dual degree at the end of their sophomore year or later.<p>Until this past spring, …

Wharton School

Mother of girl killed by MS-13 fatally struck by SUV before memorial service

Evelyn Rodriguez, whose 16-year-old daughter Kayla Cuevas was murdered by members of the MS-13 gang two years ago, was fatally struck by an SUV …

Donald Trump

Man accused of raping daughter caught illegally crossing U.S. border

A Mexican national who was previously accused of raping his teenage daughter was caught trying to illegally enter the U.S. at the Texas border on Tuesday, WKRN-TV reported.<p>Border agents found Rusbel Zamorano-Calderon, 39, near the Ysleta Port of Entry, about 14 miles south of El Paso. The agents …

El Paso

Accounts from The Truth Project reveal the lifelong consequences of childhood abuse

In 2015, the British government set up the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse to investigate why institutions from local councils to churches and boarding schools had failed to protect children.<p>The Truth Project, a forum for victims and survivors to share their stories, was created to …

Birth Control

China shutters churches, demands recant of faith

Copyright (c) 2018 Baptist Press. Reprinted from Baptist Press (www.baptistpress.com), news service of the Southern Baptist Convention.<br>The original …

Xi Jinping

Gunman kills 5 people, then himself, in Bakersfield, California

At about 5:20 p.m. on Wednesday, an unidentified man and his wife showed up at a trucking company in Bakersfield, California, and after fatally …

Trucking

Teacher busted for sex with teen girl over summer break: cops

A Texas middle school teacher is accused of having a sexual relationship with her seventh-grade student, revealing in texts that she “had feelings” …

Middle School

6 Dead in Bakersfield Shooting, Including Gunman, California Officials Say

A gunman in Bakersfield, Calif., went on a killing spree through the city on Wednesday night, fatally shooting five people — including his wife — and stealing a vehicle before being confronted by a sheriff’s deputy and killing himself, the authorities said.<p>The series of shootings in Bakersfield — …

News

Sistine Chapel Choir under investigation for money laundering

The Vatican has launched an investigation in the Sistine Chapel Choir, after claims that members of the world-renowned choir may be involved in embezzlement, fraud and money laundering.<p>The Vatican issued a statement on Wednesday confirming that Pope Francis had authorised an investigation into …

Pope Francis

Teens Are Protesting In-Class Presentations

Some students say having to speak in front of the class is an unreasonable burden for those with anxiety and are demanding alternative options.<p>For many middle- and high-school students, giving an in-class presentation was a rite of passage. Teachers would call up students, one by one, to present …

High School

Ohio teacher resigns after assigning students bizarre quiz

An Ohio high school teacher who allegedly assigned a bizarre quiz last week on the morality of incest and killing animals, resigned Monday amid swift parental backlash, the Columbus Dispatch reported.<p>Sarah Gilliam, 35, who had been an English teacher at Hilliard Bradley High School since 2007, said …

High School

The Crazy Amount America Spends On Higher Education, In One Chart

As college students head back to campus for the new academic year, high tuition levels will doubtless be on everyone’s mind. The rising price of college has led progressives to call for a more European-style higher education system, where the government picks up a bigger share of the bill for …

Food & Dining

Pharmaceutical company CEO says he has a 'moral requirement' to sell drugs at the highest price

The chief executive of Nostrum Laboratories won't let public shaming make him feel bad about raising the price of an antibiotic to $2,392 a bottle, …

World Health Organization