• Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns in Schools, Churches, Bars

    Georgia Governor Signs Law Allowing Guns in Schools, Churches, Bars

    (ATLANTA) — Critics are calling it “the guns everywhere” law, and depending on how you see it, it’s either one of the most frightening or one of the most progressive gun laws in the country. Starting July 1, people in Georgia can bring firearms into bars, libraries, churches and even some government buildings that don’t already have door security. People convicted of certain misdemeanors can now legally get gun permits. Police can no longer stop someone “for the sole purpose of investigating whether such a person has a weapons carry license.” The law does give businesses, churches and schools the… Read more

  • Former NFL Cheerleaders Accuse Buffalo Bills of Demeaning Treatment, Unfair Pay

    Former NFL Cheerleaders Accuse Buffalo Bills of Demeaning Treatment, Unfair Pay

    (NEW YORK) — Five former Buffalo Bills cheerleaders, known as the Buffalo Jills, are accusing their team of demeaning treatment and unfair pay. “Our dream as being a Buffalo Jills cheerleader was taken advantage of,” former cheerleader identified only as Maria P. told ABC affiliate WKBW. The suit, filed by five former Buffalo Jills, says the team controlled everything from how much bread to eat at formal dinners to how to properly eat soup. The cheerleaders say the team even regulated what color nail polish they could wear. At an annual golf tournament, the cheerleaders say they were required to… Read more

  • Father of Teen Stowaway: ‘Allah Had Saved Him’

    Father of Teen Stowaway: ‘Allah Had Saved Him’

    (SAN JOSE, Calif.) — The father of the 15-year-old who stowed away in the wheel well of a plane for five hours said his son was saved by God. The teen survived through chilling temperatures and high altitudes in the unpressurized area of the jetliner. In an interview with the Voice of America, Abdilahi Yusuf Abdi said his son is recovering in a Hawaii hospital. “I heard that he survived, God saved him, I was extremely happy, but, it was something unexpected, it is something that crosses anyone’s mind,” Abdi told VOA on Wednesday. The father identified the teen as… Read more

  • Reddit User Posts About Missing Mom, Other Redditor Finds Her

    Reddit User Posts About Missing Mom, Other Redditor Finds Her

    (NEW YORK) — A woman with Alzheimer’s who went missing this week in New York City was located and reconnected to her family by the work of Reddit users. According to a post on the social sharing site Reddit, a user named Josh Goldberg posted Tuesday that his 59-year-old mother, May Goldberg, had wandered out of her apartment on the Upper West Side of Manhattan and was missing. Goldberg described his mother as having “severe dementia” and posted several photos and a description of her to the site. He said he first reported the incident to police, who distributed her… Read more

  • James Holmes' Lawyers Fight Order for Second Mental Exam

    James Holmes' Lawyers Fight Order for Second Mental Exam

    (CENTENNIAL, Colo.) — James Holmes’ attorneys are fighting an order to have the accused Aurora, Colo., theater shooter undergo a second mental evaluation. Holmes’ first evaluation was ruled inadequate. A county judge in Colorado has ordered a new exam, but Holmes’ lawyers are appealing the ruling to the Colorado Supreme Court. Holmes, 26, is accused of killing 12 people and wounding 58 others during a midnight showing of The Dark Knight Rises on July 20, 2012. He has pleaded not guilty by reason of insanity. While his attorneys appeal the order for a second exam, all hearings in the case… Read more

  • Colorado Fourth Graders Busted for Selling Pot

    Colorado Fourth Graders Busted for Selling Pot

    (DENVER) — Two Colorado fourth graders were busted for selling marijuana at their elementary school, prompting officials on Wednesday to urge adults to keep their weed locked away from kids. School officials said a 10-year-old fourth-grade boy brought a small quantity of leafy marijuana to Monfort Elementary School in Greeley, Colo., on Monday. “He sold it to three other fourth graders on the school playground, which resulted in a profit to the young man of $11,” John Gates, director of safety and security for the Greeley-Evans School District, told ABC News. The next day, Gates said one of the three… Read more

  • Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

    Broadened Clemency Rules Could Affect Thousands of Inmates

    (WASHINGTON) — Prison inmates serving sentences for nonviolent crimes have been offered broader guidelines for seeking clemency, the Department of Justice announced on Wednesday. The new rules, only eligible to prisoners who have already served 10 years behind bars, will focus on people who would be handed a lesser punishment if they were charged with the same crime today. The decision is part of a broader effort by the Obama administration to reduce the U.S. prison population by turning back the use of harsh sentences for drug crimes. The administration has also sought to reverse a legacy of racial disparity… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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