Friday, August 17, 2018

Nation & World

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

Arbitrary arrests, abuse the new norm in Nicaragua

MANAGUA, Nicaragua — The 21-year-old university student, nearly two months pregnant, had hoped to escape Nicaragua with her boyfriend, but a police officer on a motorcycle blocked their path as they were getting into taxis with other students to go t...
Updated: 7 hours ago
At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade

At this camp for burned kids, hanging out with firefighters helps emotional scars fade

When Dana Csonka was 8 years old, a house fire left burn scars over 18 percent of her body, including her face, neck and arms. She recovered and returned to school, but her classmates were merciless. "They would call me ‘blackie’ and ‘burnt crisp,’?"...
Updated: 7 hours ago
Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Fentanyl use drove drug overdose deaths to a record high in 2017, CDC estimates

Drug overdose deaths surpassed 72,000 in 2017, according to provisional estimates recently released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. That represents an increase of more than 6,000 deaths, or 9.5 percent, over the estimate for the pr...
Published: 08/16/18
The questions the jurors in the Manafort trial will be asking

The questions the jurors in the Manafort trial will be asking

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Jury deliberations began Wednesday in the trial of Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman, who is charged with 18 counts of bank and tax fraud. The prosecution called more than 20 witnesses and presented a ...
Published: 08/16/18
FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

FCC shuts down Alex Jones’ pirate flagship radio station

AUSTIN, Texas — The Federal Communications Commission has shut down a pirate radio station that served as the flagship outlet for conservative conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. The Austin American-Statesman reports the FCC also has fined the station’s ...
Published: 08/15/18
Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

Church helped former priest accused of abuse get Disney job

HARRISBURG, Pa. — A grand jury report into child sexual abuse in Roman Catholic dioceses in Pennsylvania says church officials gave a former priest a positive reference to work at Disney World, even though they’d fielded at least one complaint about ...
Published: 08/15/18
Puerto Rican storm victim gets her power back, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rican storm victim gets her power back, nearly a year after Hurricane Maria

PONCE, Puerto Rico — Jazmín Méndez has lived much of the last year in the dark. No light to read by. No food cooled in the fridge. No television for her three children.Work crews have repaired storm-damaged Puerto Rico’s electricity grid in fits and ...
Published: 08/14/18
Catholic church covered up child sex abuse in Pennsylvania for decades, grand jury says

Catholic church covered up child sex abuse in Pennsylvania for decades, grand jury says

Bishops and other leaders of the Roman Catholic Church in Pennsylvania covered up child sexual abuse by hundreds of priests over a period of 70 years, persuading victims not to report the abuse and police officers not to investigate it, according to ...
Published: 08/14/18
11-year-olds hack mock version of Florida’s election site in minutes

11-year-olds hack mock version of Florida’s election site in minutes

FORT LAUDERDALE — They haven’t even made it to high school yet, but they managed to hack into a mock version of Florida’s election website and change the results in a matter of minutes.An 11-year-old boy pulled off the feat in less than 10 minutes du...
Published: 08/14/18

Crash outside parliament in London treated as terrorism

LONDON — A car plowed into pedestrians and cyclists near the Houses of Parliament in London during the morning rush hour Tuesday, injuring three people in what police suspect is the latest in a string of vehicle-based attacks in the British capital.A...
Published: 08/14/18