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Man convicted of sexually abusing a woman on a plane could get life in prison
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 18:59:48 GMT
A man accused of undressing and fondling a Spirit Airlines passenger while she was asleep could spend the rest of his life behind bars.
Women detail sexual assaults and harassment on commercial flights
Thu, 28 Dec 2017 18:20:18 GMT
Katie Campos settled into her seat for a short flight from Newark to Buffalo last week. Within minutes, she said, an intoxicated male passenger sitting next to her began groping and harassing both Campos and a second female passenger seated in the same row, grabbing Campos repeatedly despite her demands for him to stop it.
FBI: Sexual assaults on flights increasing 'at an alarming rate'
Thu, 21 Jun 2018 01:19:08 GMT
The number of sexual assaults reported during commercial airline flights is increasing "at an alarming rate," the FBI said Wednesday, and the number of actual cases could be much higher.
Are airlines doing enough to stop sexual crimes?
Wed, 27 Dec 2017 22:28:37 GMT
CNN uncovered several cases of women claiming they were sexually harassed or assaulted on airplanes and the airlines did little to deal with it.
Who's Trump attacking on Twitter?
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:27:36 GMT
President Donald Trump has long used Twitter to define -- and defame -- his political opponents, but about 18 months into his presidency it's become blindingly clear that his use of social media to target critics, disloyal former lieutenants and the media tells us more about him than anyone else.
Pennsylvania AG: Cardinal isn't truthful
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 13:56:49 GMT
CNN's Jake Tapper digs into the past of Cardinal Donald Wuerl, who is at the center of a 900-page Pennsylvania grand jury report that revealed shocking accusations: More than 1,000 children had been abused by 300 Catholic priests in six Pennsylvania dioceses during the past 70 years.
Giuliani says Trump Tower meeting was to get Clinton dirt
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:46:24 GMT
President Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani said Sunday that the June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between senior Trump campaign officials and Russians "was originally for the purpose of getting information about (Hillary) Clinton," but denied any collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign.
McGahn attorney didn't fully apprise Trump team
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 01:06:21 GMT
White House counsel Don McGahn's attorney did not give President Donald Trump's lawyers a full accounting of McGahn's interviews with the special counsel's team, a person familiar with the matter tells CNN.
Brett Kavanaugh was concerned with his Federalist Society membership in 2001, emails show
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 02:35:52 GMT
In an email chain addressed to two of his colleagues in March 2001, Brett Kavanaugh, then associate counsel to President George W. Bush, complained to his colleagues about recent press reports characterizing him.
Corporate America is raking in fat profits. Will it last?
Mon, 13 Aug 2018 17:20:53 GMT
3 reasons you're not making more money at work
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Beaches reopen after discovery of hypodermic needles
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Man honored with dedication 70 years after murder
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Police identify two arrested amid k2 overdoses
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
GBI investigating 50th officer-involved shooting
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Coast Guard searching for missing couple in river
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
NYPD sergeant fired following off-duty shooting
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Robber steals $1000 in vape pens from gas station
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
Board to assume control over McNair investigation
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
24 cars broken into over 3 days in MA town
Fri, 20 Jul 2018 15:46:31 GMT
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U.S. health secretary says agency has power to eliminate drug rebates
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 07:25:25 -0400
U.S. health secretary says agency has power to eliminate drug rebatesU.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said it was within his agency's power to eliminate rebates on prescription drug purchases, a key element of the Trump administration's plan to lower prescription medicine costs. Such rebates are negotiated in the United States by pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs) to lower the cost of medicines for their clients, including large employers and health plans that cover tens of millions of Americans. Drugmakers say they are under pressure to provide rebates to the few PBMs that dominate the market and that those payers do not pass on enough of those savings to patients - a contention the PBMs dispute.
Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering family
Mon, 20 Aug 2018 06:06:18 -0400
Colorado prosecutors set to charge man for murdering familyColorado prosecutors said they plan to formally file murder charges on Monday against a man accused of killing his pregnant wife and their two young daughters, days after he told police they went missing and pleaded on TV for their safe return. Christopher Watts, 33, has been held without bond in the Weld County jail since his arrest last week for the murders of his pregnant wife Shanann Watts, 34 and two daughters, Celeste, 3, and Bella, 4. Weld County District Attorney Michael Rourke will formally file charges against Watts on Monday and seek the release of an arrest affidavit, which has been under seal, that lays out details of the crime, his spokeswoman Krista Henery said in a telephone interview.
USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assault
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 20:35:03 -0400
USA Gymnastics ex-doctor moved from prison after alleged assaultNassar was at a federal transfer facility in Oklahoma City after being removed from a penitentiary in Tucson, Arizona, Federal Bureau of Prisons records showed. Last year, Nassar, 55, was given an effective life sentence by a Michigan court for sexually abusing young female gymnasts entrusted to his care. Nassar's lawyers said in a legal filing last month that the former doctor was assaulted soon after being released into the general population at the medium-security Tucson prison.
Fire that prompted closure of parts of Yosemite Park is contained
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 17:46:53 -0400
Fire that prompted closure of parts of Yosemite Park is containedMore than 3,000 personnel have battled the Ferguson Fire, which ignited on July 13 and has burned through nearly 97,000 acres (39,250 hectares) of steep slopes and bone-dry terrain southwest of the park, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, or Cal Fire, said. Two firefighters were killed while tackling the blaze and 19 others injured, it said. Cooler weather and calmer winds in recent days have helped firefighters in California and other western states get a handle on major blazes, according to authorities.
U.S. Catholics 'sickened' by sex abuse report, stand by their faith
Sun, 19 Aug 2018 14:30:58 -0400
U.S. Catholics 'sickened' by sex abuse report, stand by their faithMany churchgoers said they were sickened and saddened by a grand jury report detailing widespread sexual abuse by hundreds of priests in Pennsylvania but they would not let the Roman Catholic Church's cover-up dissuade them from their faith. Nearly 200 parishioners filled almost all the pews for Saturday’s Mass at St. Patrick’s Church in York, Pennsylvania, where six priests who at one time worked in that parish are accused in the report https://bit.ly/2vTa9oY of sexually abusing children. “I can't talk about it without crying," said Kathy Morris, a retired steelworker and a member of St. Patrick's for over 15 years.
Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughters
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 14:31:59 -0400
Vigil held in Colorado town for slain pregnant woman and daughtersShanann Watts, 34, and her daughters Bella, 4, and Celeste, 3, were reported missing from their home in Frederick, 25 miles north of Denver, by a family friend on Monday afternoon, touching off an exhaustive search by law enforcement agencies. Chris Watts was taken into custody on Wednesday on suspicion of murder, a day before the bodies of his wife and children were found. Watts, 33, had pleaded for the safe return of his pregnant wife and two young daughters while the search was underway.
Trans students: A test of identity for U.S. girls schools
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 12:45:05 -0400
Trans students: A test of identity for U.S. girls schoolsAs students who are openly transgender or non-binary - those who identify as neither male nor female - have become more visible at girls schools in recent years, educators are re-defining policies on admission, retention and other issues. The challenge, experts say, is to create policies that support and respect students while preserving the historic mission of these schools to educate and empower young women in exclusively female environments.
U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning
Sat, 18 Aug 2018 04:48:26 -0400
U.S. senators demand answers from Army after Reuters report on lead poisoning"We write to you today concerned about recent reports of lead poisoning at a number of Army installations," the senators wrote. The letter, written by Democratic Senators Tim Kaine and Mark Warner of Virginia, along with Republican Senators David Perdue and Johnny Isakson of Georgia, came a day after Reuters reported that more than 1,000 young children tested at military clinics had elevated lead levels between 2011 and 2016. The Reuters investigation also found that several military bases had not been reporting children's blood test results to state health departments, violating state laws and creating public health blind spots.
Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to family
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 21:22:56 -0400
Texas jury finds Toyota negligent in accident, awards $242 million to familyThe verdict by the jury in Dallas County District Court includes more than $143.6 million in punitive damages after jurors agreed that the actions of Lexus-maker Toyota Motor Corp and Toyota Motor Sales amounted to gross negligence, the Law Offices of Frank L. Branson said in a statement. The 3-year-old son and 5-year-old daughter of Benjamin and Kristi Reavis were in the car's back seat, in child safety seats, the statement said.
U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant families
Fri, 17 Aug 2018 18:26:53 -0400
U.S. judge approves plan to reunite separated immigrant familiesThe plan negotiated by the U.S. government and immigrant rights advocates marked the second stage of federal efforts to reunite 2,551 children ages 5 to 17 with their parents. Sabraw, who was appointed to the bench by President George W. Bush, on Friday acknowledged the challenges in efficiently bringing parents and children back together.
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