Nikola Fific / DreamstimeThe Toledo, Ohio, SWAT team raided Alfred Miller’s home, killing his two dogs and doing thousands of dollars worth of damage. They seized just one pill, for high blood pressure. The name on the search warrant was Joe McDuffey. Miller says he doesn’t know who that is. Cops will only say this […]
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Kopitinphoto / DreamstimeIn Georgia, Rockdale County Public Schools has fired physics teacher Paul Hagan after he was caught on video apparently threatening a student in class. “If you screw with me, you’re going to be in big ass trouble,” he says in the video. “Don’t smile at me, man. That’s how people like you get […]
David Maung/EFE/NewscomOfficials at Troy University, a state school in Alabama, have punished members of the FarmHouse fraternity for a skit in which frat members playing Donald Trump and Border Patrol agents chased a Mexican immigrant over a wall. Members of the fraternity were ordered to complete “education and training on the importance of unity, respect […]
Ginasanders / DreamstimeA South Korean court has fined Park Yu-ha, a professor at Sejong University, $8,900 for defaming comfort women, those women who worked at Japanese military brothels during World War II. In her book The Comfort Women of the Empire, Park suggested that some of the women may have willingly prostituted themselves and were […]
Rafael Ben Ari / DreamstimeLacey-Jai Stokes, 7, has brachial palsy and recently had surgery that required doctors to break her collarbone and shoulder. When she went back to school at England’s Smiths Wood Primary Academy, her mother had to modify some of her clothes to accommodate her body cast. But when they got to school, […]
Djedzura | DreamstimeOfficials in three Chinese provinces have expelled about a thousand South Korean missionaries and pastors and closed down their churches. They gave no reason for the crackdown but new tougher regulation of religious activities is scheduled to take effect next year.
Oleksii Terpugov / DreamstimeCamille LeNoir had a job offer from then-New Mexico State University womens basketball head coach Mark Trakh, her former coach at the University of Southern California, to work for him as an assistant. But two days before she was to leave for New Mexico, Trakh called and said he’d seen a video […]
Monkey Business Images / DreamstimeDr. Joy Hataley, an Ontario physician, says she was stunned when she referred one of her patients to a neurologist at Kingston General Hospital and was told it would be 4.5 years before the patient could get an appointment. She was told if that was unacceptable she could send the patient […]
Laura Gangi / DreamstimeWant a job with the British Transport Police? The agency holds special workshops to help recruits fill out their applications, prepare for tests and get ready for interviews. But white men are barred from taking part in the workshops.
The Pittsburgh Arts Commission has unanimously recommended removing a 117-year-old statue of Stephen Foster, the “Father of American Music,” from a public park. The statue depicts him next to a black slave playing a banjo.