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Source: Common Domain

College Students Suing Over Free Speech Get a Powerful Ally: The Trump Administration

Sunday 16:21 GMT

The Trump administration is using its legal muscle to aid college students who say their free-speech rights have been violated on campus, diving into a politically charged battle over whether school discipline and safety policies are hindering expression.

In recent months, the Justice Department has sided with conservative student groups suing the University of California, Berkeley over the school’s policies regarding guest speakers, and with a student who sued Pierce College in Los Angeles over its restrictions on where he could distribute Spanish-language copies of the U.S. Constitution.

Source: Fox News

Iowa woman fatally shot by cop in front of toddler to receive $2 million settlement

Wednesday 04:19 GMT

The family of an Iowa woman who was holding her toddler when she was fatally shot to death by a police officer will reportedly receive $2 million as part of a wrongful death settlement.

The family claimed in a 2016 suit that Hill shot his weapon in “unreasonable, unnecessary and reckless manner,” The Gazette reported. Steele’s mother, Gina Colbert, said the $2 million settlement was “recognition” by both the city of Hill that he “acted in a wrongful and unjustified manner in shooting and killing my beautiful daughter,” according to the Gazette.

Source: Fox News

Bill Gross made disputed home with ex-wife stink like vomit, dead fish with foul-smelling sprays: lawsuit

Tuesday 13:38 GMT

The bitter divorce battle between billionaire bond king Bill Gross and his ex-wife is beginning to stink — like vomit, flatulence and dead fish.

The California moneyman, who lost his beloved 13,819-square-foot Laguna Beach home to his ex-wife in the breakup, used foul-smelling sprays to leave the place a stinking mess — and placed dead fish in the air vents, a “disgusted” Sue Gross claimed in court papers last week.

Source: The Guradian

More tigers live in US back yards than in the wild. Is this a catastrophe?

Thursday 02:27 GMT

Seven thousand of the big cats live in US captivity, whereas, despite increases, there are as few as 3,890 wild tigers worldwide.

Illegal trade in tiger parts remains the primary threat to tigers in the wild, and the last thing we want is parts from captive tigers helping sustain or even fuel this black market.” “A patchwork of regulations governs these tigers, meaning no agency can say how many there are, when they are born, when they die and what happens to their valuable parts when they do.

Source: New York Times

At the U.S. Open, Ball Boys and Girls Now Must Roll, Not Throw

Today 13:38 GMT

Ball girls, ball boys, ball men and ball women at the United States Open will have a very different job, starting with this summer’s tournament.

They now must roll balls on the ground rather than exchange them in the air around the court because, in simplest terms, too many just cannot throw the ball overhand well enough. Throwing — not even catching — is the toughest part of the job to master, tournament officials said, the one skill that has eliminated the most candidates who were otherwise qualified.

Source: Washington Post

Pentagon will make room for up to 20,000 migrant children on military bases

Friday 21:06 GMT

The Defense Department will house up to 20,000 unaccompanied migrant children on military bases in coming months, a Pentagon official said Thursday, the latest twist in the Trump administration’s immigration enforcement effort.

In a notification to lawmakers, the Pentagon said Wednesday night that officials at HHS asked whether beds could be provided for children at military installations “for occupancy as early as July through December 31, 2018.”

Source: NBC News

David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing children, are ordered to stand trial

Today 00:32 GMT

David and Louise Turpin, the California couple accused of abusing, shackling and starving 12 of their 13 children, were ordered to stand trial Thursday on 49 counts, including torture and false imprisonment.

David Turpin, 57, is charged with one count of a lewd act on a child under the age of 14 by force, fear, or duress, as well as eight counts of perjury, while Louise Turpin, 49, is also charged with a count of assault with force likely to cause great bodily injury.

Source: DW

Turkey elections: Can Erdogan really lose?

Tuesday 13:38 GMT

Erdogan has not lost an election in 16 years, but the forthcoming elections are likely to be the most difficult of his political career.

Sanver's assessment: "If the AKP no longer has a majority in parliament Erdogan will lose some of his current power, even if he's re-elected. Following the imposition of the state of emergency, Erdogan was able to pass laws and govern by decree.

Source: CBS News

30 years after warning, global warming "is in our living room"

Wednesday 12:47 GMT

Brockton, Massachusetts, had only one day with at least four inches of rain from 1957 to 1988, but a dozen of them in the 30 years since, according to NOAA records.

South central Colorado, the climate division just outside Salida, has warmed 2.3 degrees on average since 1988, among the warmest divisions in the contiguous United States. When she was a little girl 30 years ago, winery marketing chief Jessica Shook used to cross country ski from her Salida doorstep in winter.

Source: Fox News

Michigan woman who lied about being raped on college campus sentenced to jail

Wednesday 21:53 GMT

Mary Zolkowski, 21, was sentenced to 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to fabricating a story about being sexually assaulted in a parking lot at Delta College in Bay County, MLive.com reported.

In March, Zolwolski reportedly admitted to making up the alleged rape, telling the judge: "I called Delta College and falsely reported the rape on their campus. Zolwolski will also have to be tested for drugs and alcohol and partake in substance abuse counseling.

Source: Common Domain

U.K. Clears Path for Fox to Partake in Bidding War for Sky

Wednesday 12:47 GMT

The U.K. government has all but given Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox Inc. permission to partake in a bidding war for British pay-TV giant Sky SKYAY -0.77% PLC, clearing one of the last obstacles for a corporate takeover battle that also includes Walt Disney Co.

DIS -0.43% and Comcast Corp. CMCSA 1.10%. British Culture Secretary Matt Hancock earlier this month indicated he would approve Fox’s $15 billion bid to buy the 61% of Sky it doesn’t already own, on the condition that Fox sell Sky’s news channel if its bid succeeds.

Source: Fox News

Body of high school student found dead in rolled-up gym mat to be exhumed for second time

Friday 11:49 GMT

The parents of a Georgia high school student who was found dead in a rolled-up gym mattress five years ago will exhume their son’s body for the second time in order to prove the 17-year-old’s death was not an accident.

On Friday June 22 my son Kendrick Kj Johnson body will be exhumed for the 2nd time to have a 3rd autopsy done, Lord to have to disturb his resting place breaks my heart into so many pieces but it has to be done don’t know how much more I can take,” she wrote.

Source: Global News

Intelligence watchdog calls for more CSIS resources to tackle mental health links to terrorism

Thursday 16:26 GMT

Canada’s intelligence service should put more resources into the growing number of cases linked to mental health, a watchdog agency said in a report tabled in the House of Commons on Wednesday.

The Security Intelligence Review Committee report urged the intelligence service to expand the “resources available to keep up with the demand for services that assist CSIS to manage mental health issues that arise in investigations.”

Source: BBC

Major fire ravages Glasgow School of Art

Sunday 03:21 GMT

Glasgow's world-renowned School of Art has been gutted by another huge blaze, four years after part of the building was destroyed by fire.

The fire in 2014, caused by a faulty projector, destroyed the building's library, which was recognised as being one of the finest examples of art nouveau in the world.

Source: CBS News

Obesity rates surging in rural America

Thursday 08:12 GMT

Further, rates of severe obesity in adults grew much faster in rural areas than metropolitan areas during the past decade and a half, said senior researcher Cynthia Ogden.

Nearly 40 percent of rural American men and almost half of rural women are now statistically obese, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention researchers reported Tuesday. And rural men, women and children are more likely to be severely obese than their counterparts from urban areas.

Source: New York Times

Matt Murphy, Master of Blues Guitar, Is Dead at 88

Tuesday 22:48 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Mexico Criticizes U.S. Over Policy Removing Immigrant Children From Parents

Wednesday 18:15 GMT
Source: Reuters

In Mexico, Trump's child separations trigger wrenching decisions

Thursday 05:16 GMT
Source: Fox News

4 common mistakes in retirement planning

Friday 06:09 GMT
Source: CBS News

China blocks talk of John Oliver for taunting leader Xi Jinping

Friday 11:51 GMT
Source: CBS News

Johnny Depp: "I was as low as I believe I could have gotten" after money and marital problems

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: CBS News

This "Hot Dog Water" sells for $37.99 a bottle

Thursday 21:55 GMT
Source: New York Times

Hubert Green, Who Won Golf’s U.S. Open Under a Threat, Dies at 71

Today 00:32 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nikki Haley: ‘It is patently ridiculous for the United Nations to examine poverty in America’

Today 02:28 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Nearly three dozen children fell ill at a Florida summer camp, and no one knows why

Today 13:38 GMT
Source: DW

Turkey detains suspected members of Islamic State over election attack plot

Today 07:02 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Katie Arrington, GOP lawmaker who defeated Sanford, seriously injured in car accident

Today 19:10 GMT
Source: Global News

Democratic Senate candidate describes D.C. as ‘dumpster fire’ in new campaign ad

Today 13:37 GMT
Source: NBC News

David and Louise Turpin, accused of torturing children, are ordered to stand trial

Today 00:32 GMT

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