The women of Instagram can have their cake and eat it, too, if the recent response to a body-shaming troll is any indication. Jenny Rushmore, a blogger who goes by Cashmerette, often posts images of herself in clothing she’s designed.
Nine people were struck by gunfire and four others suffered cuts and scrapes in the early morning shooting, according to the New York Police Department. All of the gunshot victims, which included both men and women ranging in age from 19 to 38-years-old, were transported to local hospitals and are expected to survive, the NYPD said.
DNA solved a 70-year-old question of whether Loraine Allison survived the Titanic crash. Many have wondered what happened to the two-year-old little girl who disappeared from the crash more than 100 years ago. The story begins with Hudson and Bess taking their two kids, Trevor, seven months, and Loraine, two years of age, across the… Read more
By Richard Cowan and Alex Wilts WASHINGTON, August 3 (Reuters) - Women's health group Planned Parenthood, under attack by anti-abortionists posting hidden-camera videos online, will be the focus of a partisan showdown on Monday in the U.S. Senate, with any wider influence on voters from the charge still unclear. Congressional Republicans are trying to cut off Planned Parenthood's federal funding. The Senate plans to hold a procedural vote on Monday on a Republican proposal to cut off the funds.
PLACENTIA, Calif. (AP) — Police are looking for a robbery suspect who was wearing a ninja mask and armed with a sword when he demanded cash from a clerk at a Walgreens pharmacy in Placentia, California.
Italian police stopped American rapper Snoop Dogg at Lamezia Terme airport on Saturday for trying to board a plane with over $420,000 in undeclared cash. Travellers within the European Union must declare any amount over 10,000 euros in cash as part of efforts to combat money laundering. According to AGI, four lawyers have been assigned to the case and Snoop Dogg will be able to reclaim the rest of his money after paying a fine.
Five bodies with their hands bound and some with apparent signs of torture were found in a home in Mexico City, police said Saturday. Mexico is enduring a nightmare of drug-related violence that has left more than 100,000 people dead and 22,000 missing since 2006, when the government deployed the military to fight the country's powerful drug cartels. When bodies with signs of torture are found, authorities often suspect the deaths stem from the settling of scores between rival gangs, mainly in states in northern of Mexico.
Japanese police on Saturday arrested Mark Karpeles, head of the MtGox Bitcoin exchange, after a series of fraud allegations led to its spectacular collapse and hammered the digital currency's reputation. A spokesman for the Tokyo Police said French-born Karpeles, 30, was suspected of manipulating data on the exchange's computer system in 2013 to artificially create about $1.0 million. Earlier Saturday, Kyodo News and other Japanese media said police were also investigating his possible involvement in the 2014 disappearance of nearly $390 million worth of the virtual currency, at current exchange rates.
Zimbabwe has linked a Pennsylvania doctor to an investigation into illegal lion hunting, naming him on Sunday as a client of a safari operator accused of breaching regulations, a week after an American dentist was accused of illegally killing the country's most famous lion, Cecil. Dr. Jan Seski, who runs a women's health practice in Pittsburgh, was named by Zimbabwe as a client of Nyala Safaris, owned by a landowner who has been arrested on accusations of conducting an illegal hunt. The doctor was in Zimbabwe in April, according to a statement issued by Prince Mupazviriho, permanent secretary in the ministry of environment, water and climate.
A heroic act to save a drowning girl last Saturday left a Special Forces soldier paralyzed. Sgt. First Class Tim Brumit was responding to screams that a girl was drowning in the waters of Crab Island in Destin, Florida, amid a storm. A member of the 7th Special Forces group who had been deployed 11 times in 12 years, Brumit was taken to Baptist Hospital paralyzed from the neck down.
The students, aged between 11 and 16, typically spend around a year at the Northleigh House School studying English, math, and science, taught by a mainly part-time staff of 22. Some of you may find my next statement surprising: We should want our children to feel some emotional pain when they are in our homes,” says Ms. Prisby in a New York Times blog post.
A teenager stabbed at a Gay Pride march died of her injuries Sunday as the attack and a firebombing that killed a Palestinian child put pressure on Israel to crack down on Jewish extremists. Shira Banki, 16, was among six people stabbed at the Jerusalem march on Thursday by a suspect identified as an ultra-Orthodox Jew released from prison only weeks earlier for a similar attack.
With one eye on his legacy, US President Barack Obama will Monday unveil what he called the "biggest, most important step we've ever taken" in the fight against climate change. The White House will release the final version of America's Clean Power Plan, a set of environmental rules and regulations that will home in on pollution from the nation's power plants, setting limits on power-plant carbon emissions for the first time. Plants will have to reduce carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent from 2005 levels by 2030, in an ambitious drive which will boost the renewable-energy sector but which is already facing stern opposition.
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Two young Orthodox rabbis have traded their studies in Brooklyn for the back roads of Montana, where they are teaching the far-flung faithful how to keep kosher in Big Sky Country.
The parents of a college football player who died in 1981 in a jail cell will receive about $1 million in a legal settlement, a lawyer for a key defendant said today. The lawyer, Stephen Yagman, disclosed that the civil rights lawsuit filed in the death of Ron Settles had been settled out of court. The agreement, which is subject to the approval of a Federal judge, came in a $62 million damage suit filed by Helen and Donell Settles primarily against the city and Police Department of Signal Hill, an independent community surrounded by Long Beach. The lawyer for the Settles family, Johnnie L. Cochran, said, ''A substantial measure of justice has been achieved.''
CLEVELAND (AP) — The discovery of a young girl's decomposed body in a crib at an Ohio apartment is prompting authorities to take another look at her sister's death two years ago, the Medina County police chief said Friday.
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