by Sanya Mansoor and Nik Popli Two of the four Americans who the FBI said went missing on Friday in an armed abduction in Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico have been found dead, the Tamaulipas state governor said Tuesday, according to the Associated Press. Governor Américo Villarreal said that of the two individuals alive, one was wounded andContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: 2 of 4 Americans Kidnapped in Tamaulipas, Mexico Are Dead. Here’s What We Know So Far”
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History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History
by Michael Ray The earliest known purpose-built weapons in human history date to the Bronze Age. Maces, which were little more than rocks mounted on sticks, had questionable value as hunting tools, but they were superbly suited for smashing the bones and skulls of other humans. Later in the Bronze Age, the sword made its first appearance. SinceContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesdays: 7 Deadliest Weapons in History”
Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.
A Nampa woman was sentenced to 12 years in federal prison for possessing 15 pounds of fentanyl with the intent to distribute. by Jude Binkley BOISE, Idaho — Officials are sounding the alarm on rising cases of fentanyl possessions in Idaho after one of the largest fentanyl seizures in state history. U.S. Attorney for theContinue reading “Opioid Crisis Friday: US Attorney for Idaho announces one of the largest fentanyl busts in state history.”
‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges
Five of the seven men who continued to pray were pepper-sprayed, and one was viciously beaten— for nothing more than praying. by Osama Ayyad BONNE TERRE, Mo. — At a Missouri Department of Corrections facility in Bonne Terre, nine inmates stood shoulder to shoulder, preparing to kneel, prostrate, and praise God — an act ofContinue reading “‘Stop praying now’: Prison guards in Missouri beat, pepper-spray Muslim inmates, lawsuit alleges”
True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.
by Barnini Chakraborty Alex Murdaugh, a once-wealthy and powerful South Carolina attorney on trial for allegedly shooting his wife and son, took the stand Thursday, testifying he had no part in the grisly double murder and blaming an addiction to painkillers for his erratic behavior in front of friends and law enforcement officials. “I did not shootContinue reading “True Crime Sundays: Alex Murdaugh trial: Murdaugh testifies he did not shoot wife, son, blames drug addiction for lies to police.”
Senate committee passes bill to ban sex, gender identity instruction before fifth grade in Idaho
by Laura Guido Iguido@Idahopress.com BOISE — The Senate Education Committee voted 6-2 Monday to pass legislation prohibiting sex education of all types before fifth grade. SB 1071 would prohibit instruction related to human sexuality, sexual orientation or gender identity to students under fifth grade. “The goal is to maintain children’s innocence during the most vulnerableContinue reading “Senate committee passes bill to ban sex, gender identity instruction before fifth grade in Idaho”
History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.
February 21, 1965: In New York City, Malcolm X, an African American nationalist and religious leader, is assassinated while addressing his Organization of Afro-American Unity at the Audubon Ballroom in Washington Heights. He was 39. Born Malcolm Little in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1925, Malcolm was the son of James Earl Little, a Baptist preacher who advocated the Black nationalistContinue reading “History Lesson Tuesday: Malcolm X assassinated.”
Trump’s Attorney Gears Up for Fight That Could Doom Trump
by Lauren Giella Donald Trump’s lawyer is gearing up for his own legal fight in a move that could spell trouble for the former president and 2024 GOP candidate. Evan Corcoran, who has represented Trump during the government’s probe into classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago home last summer, has now retained prominent white-collar lawyerContinue reading “Trump’s Attorney Gears Up for Fight That Could Doom Trump”
What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.
by Anna Kaufman Asking for a raise can be tough. Even tougher now that the US economy is struggling to rebound after a years-long pandemic and the war in Ukraine which has disrupted the price of everything from grain to fuel. As the job market cools, some employees are asking: Can I still ask for a raise when given more responsibility? How about asking forContinue reading “What do you say when asking for a raise? One expert guides you through the conversation.”
Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US
by Marina Pitofsky Bans and restrictions on the popular social media app TikTok are spreading at the state and federal levels, with some lawmakers seeking to block TikTok in the United States. The U.S. Senate this week approved legislation to ban the use of the video platform on government devices. Some state lawmakers have blocked TikTok on state devices too, andContinue reading “Banning TikTok? Restrictions on the popular video app are spreading across the US”