Judge refuses to dismiss Jussie Smollett lawsuit and schedules trial

U.S. 10/17/21, 15:18

Actor Jussie Smollett will go on trial in late November, after an Illinois court denied his bid to dismiss an alleged hate crime case. Lawyer Hail Mary failed to convince the Circuit Court of Cook County to dismiss allegations that Smollett lied to police. He also faces six counts of disorderly ...

Taliban sets woman on fire for ‘bad cooking’ says report

Middle East 08/22/21, 20:26

Taliban fighters allegedly set an Afghan woman on fire for preparing an unsatisfactory meal on Aug. 20. Najla Ayoubi described her experiences in Afghanistan's capitol of Kabul as horrible. The former Afghan judge revealed she had to "flee" for her life after supporting women's rights. "They are forcing people to give them ...

Twitter sued after losing legal immunity in India

Tech 06/23/21, 01:30

A Californian social media giant will be directly liable for content posted to its online platform in India. Indian authorities have stripped Twitter Inc. of its legal intermediary status, which prevented the San Francisco-headquartered company from being sued for hosting certain third-party text, images, and videos. Uttar Pradesh Police accuses the business ...

Black man jailed for 7 years for assaulting 12-year-old boy in Missouri

U.S. 06/01/21, 10:04

The man who punched a 12-year-old child on a Missouri sidewalk when he was dancing with his instructor last July was sentenced to seven years in prison. The assault occurred on July 3, 2020, when two teenagers were dancing in Cape Girardeau, MO, with their instructor, and one of them, later ...

Video: Gang of muggers brutally beats 60-year-old to steal $1 on Christmas eve

U.S. 12/25/19, 05:59

After being viciously attacked by a group of robbers, a 60-year-old man is in critical condition—they ended up taking just $1 from their victim. The NYPD released surveillance video of the horrific assault showing the group hitting, kicking, and punching around 1:30 a.m. on the defenseless victim. In the Morrisania neighborhood ...

3 Kansas teens arrested after video shows 16-year-old boy punching girl

U.S. 10/26/19, 04:12

Two more Kansas teenagers have been arrested in connection with an attack caught on camera that resulted in a 15-year-old girl suffering serious injuries. Wichita police said on Friday afternoon, Oct. 25, that two girls, ages 15 and 16, face charges of aggravated battery stemming from the video on social media. ...

12-year-old boy in Massachusetts suspended from school for hugging teacher

U.S. 10/16/19, 19:52

A 12-year-old boy in Worcester, Massachusetts got suspended from school for hugging a teacher. The seventh-grader was initially suspended from Forest Grove Middle School for 10 days and given a record of physical assault of a teacher for giving his gym teacher a hug last month, WBTS reported. Julie Orozco, the boy's ...

NYPD officer injured, gunman killed in Staten Island shootout

New York 09/17/19, 15:59

A Staten Island domestic violence suspect was killed and a police officer injured in the hand Tuesday morning, Sept. 17, in a wild street shootout, police said. Emergency crews were called over to a reported domestic dispute. A woman called 911 around 8:15 a.m. reporting a domestic assault. When police arrived, they ...

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