Trespassing

Starbucks restroom's hidden camera prompts investigation

Police have launched an investigation after a camera was discovered last week inside a restroom at a Starbucks store in an Atlanta suburb.<p>A 25-year-old customer reportedly found the device Tuesday, taped under a baby changing station.<p>According to a police report, the woman removed the camera and …

Crime

DEFAMATION: The Starbucks Manager Accused Of Racism Is Probably About To Be A MILLIONAIRE

The former Starbucks manager who called the police on two non-paying black customers earlier this month may have a good case for bringing a …

Trespassing

"It was horrific, it was torment": Charity worker feared being raped in 40-day Thai prison nightmare

A charity worker accused of trespassing spent more than a month in a Thai prison fearing he was going to be raped.<p>Sean Felton claims he fought off …

Crime

Taylor Swift stalker arrested after breaking into her house

Rodger Alvarado, 22, from Florida broke into Taylor Swift house.<p>A man has been arrested after breaking into Taylor Swift’s New York City apartment. …

Entertainment (India)

Perched on a platform high in a tree, a 61-year-old woman fights a gas pipeline

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. — When the trees started coming down, Theresa “Red” Terry went up.<p>Now, the 61-year-old mother of three is perched on a platform 32 feet in the air between two oak trees, trying to stop a natural gas pipeline from coming through land granted to her husband’s family by the king of …

U.S. Politics

What can we learn from Starbucks in a racially charged PR crisis?

As a native Philadelphian and frequent Starbucks customer, I was deeply disappointed by the arrest of two black men charged with "trespassing" in a …

Public Relations

Liberia:Former Police Chief Under Probe for Journalist's Death

[FrontPageAfrica] Monrovia -Atty. Chris Massaquoi, former Inspector General of the Liberia National Police, has been invited by the Police for …

Crime

Good fences make lonely neighbours

When I was a child, every summer my parents would leave me for two months with my aunt who lived on a large property in northern Kerala. Their hopes …

Trespassing

Starbucks Drama Proves (Again) the Reactionaries Will Be Televised

We are here again. The latest outrage serves as another occasion to gnash our teeth and seethe in collective indignation. This time, it’s the arrest …

Liberal View

School shooter Sky Bouche hid shotgun in guitar case, wore tactical vest, cops say

Sky Bouche smuggled a sawed-off shotgun onto Forest High School’s campus inside a guitar case, authorities said.Once on school grounds, the …

Mass Shootings

Shirley board sits on salvage yard decision

The Shirley Board of Selectmen is attempting to address the concerns of neighbors of Insurance Auto Auctions who have complained about noise and dust …

Massachusetts

Stalker Breaks Into Taylor Swift's Home, Takes Nap

22-year-old Roger Alvarado was found asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood.<p>Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New …

Celebrity Gossip

Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign and WikiLeaks alleging 2016 campaign conspiracy

The Democratic National Committee filed a multimillion-dollar lawsuit Friday against the Russian government, the Trump campaign and the WikiLeaks organization alleging a far-reaching conspiracy to disrupt the 2016 campaign and tilt the election to Donald Trump.<p>The complaint, filed in federal …

Donald Trump

Woman lured by 'creepy' fake bathroom signs in Forest Park

PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) -<p>A woman says she was lured into the woods on Saturday morning after following fake “outdoor bathroom” signs on the Leif Erikson …

Oregon

A Man Broke Into Taylor Swift's Apartment, Showered, And Fell Asleep

Creepy AF, and I guess also sleepy AF?<p>Big nope to this news, <i>nope nope nope:</i> TMZ is reporting that, late Thursday night, an intruder broke into an apartment Taylor Swift owns in New York. The 22 year-old man in question gained access after he "allegedly climbed up a ladder [and] smashed a window …

Celebrity News

A Uniquely American Starbucks Scandal

The coffee chain is initiating racial-bias trainings for its employees in the U.S.—but, so far, not for those around the globe.<p>Starbucks is embroiled in one of its largest scandals to date after two black men were arrested for trespassing in a Philadelphia coffeeshop when they were waiting for a …

Stereotypes

Shocking moment Signature Living boss Lawrence Kenwright is BITTEN by pensioner's dog

This is the shocking moment Signature Living boss Lawrence Kenwright was bitten by a dog after an angry altercation with a pensioner.<p>The Scouse hotel …

Pierce

When You're Black, Every Place Is A Starbucks

Last week, two black men were arrested while waiting in a Philadelphia Starbucks. And what's most jarring to me about the reaction is that something so commonplace to black men is still news to whole swathes of this country.<p><b>Some years back,</b> I met this guy at a coffee shop for lunch. When he’d …

Trespassing

Man Breaks Into Taylor Swift's Home and Takes a Shower Before Getting Arrested

Taylor Swift-obsessed creepers have been particularly active this month.<p>According to <i>TMZ</i>, a man identified as Roger Alvarado was arrested Friday after …

Crime

Colbert on Michael Cohen: 'The word innocent is nowhere in this conversation'

Stephen Colbert and Trevor Noah talked about Trump lawyer Michael Cohen and America’s problem with over-policing black men<p>Late-night hosts on Thursday discussed the upcoming talks between the Trump administration and the North Korean leader, Kim Jung-un, the likelihood Michael Cohen will flip on …

Culture

Sheriff’s office: ‘There will never be a reason’ explaining fatal attack on Florida deputies

BELL, Fla. — Investigators continued Friday to seek a motive behind the killing of two Florida sheriff’s deputies gunned down while eating inside a restaurant the previous day, even as the sheriff’s office said no answers would fully explain the shocking attack.<p>The Gilchrist County Sheriff’s …

Crime

These Pinelands explorers may be paddling their kayaks through your next glass of water

Genevieve Leet stooped over a spring at the edge of a lake deep within New Jersey’s Pinelands Friday morning.<p>She pumped water up through a filter and …

New Jersey

As its beaches recede, Florida shores up private ownership

A new law passed in March sets limits on public access to private beaches. Some conservatives say private beaches should be sacrosanct, pitting them …

Beaches

Elsinore Talks Addressing Homelessness for Businesses

Learn how we can partner together to combat this social and economic problem.<p>City Update on Efforts to Address Homelessness<p>Ways to Improve the Safety …

Homelessness

2 Women Break into Keanu Reeves’ Home. Instead of Calling Cops, He Writes Them Note

It’s no wonder that people consider Keanu Reeves something of a tough guy. Just take a look at the 53-year-old actor’s filmography. For every …

Keanu Reeves

UNLV Fondling Suspect In Custody

A man UNLV Police said is a suspect in a fondling incident on campus has been arrested and is being held at Clark County Detention Center.<p>LAS VEGAS, …

Las Vegas

Starbucks isn't the only chain that's faced claims of racial bias

<b>(CNN) —</b> Even though federal law outlaws discrimination in public restaurants and cafes, there are still incidents in which black customers wait longer to be served, are asked to pay before a meal or sometimes subjected to arrest.<p>That's what happened most recently at a Starbucks in Philadelphia, …

Justice

The Atlantic Daily: Adapt to the Sunlight

What James Comey’s memos reveal, the legacy of a 50-year-old anti-immigration speech, a cannabis conference in Silicon Valley, and more<p>What We’re Following<p><b>Memo Highlights:</b> Copies of the memos written by former FBI Director James Comey about his conversations with Donald Trump—both before and after …

Donald Trump

Starbucks, LA Fitness and the long, racist history of America’s loitering laws

<i>About US is a new initiative by The Washington Post to cover issues of identity in the United States. Sign up for the newsletter.</i><p>In January 1959, Sam Thompson entered the Liberty End Cafe in Louisville. While he waited to catch a bus nearby, he ordered macaroni and a beer and shuffled his feet to …

Rights & Freedoms

Stalker broke into Taylor Swift's NYC home and took nap, police say

NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a stalker broke into Taylor Swift's New York City townhouse and took a nap.<p>Police say officers investigating a reported break-in Friday found 22-year-old Roger Alvarado asleep in the pop star's home in the Tribeca neighborhood.<p>Alvarado, of Homestead, Florida, was arrested …

Entertainment