• Second 'Slender Man' Suspect Unfit to Stand Trial, Lawyer Argues

    Second 'Slender Man' Suspect Unfit to Stand Trial, Lawyer Argues

    (WAUKESHA, Wis.) — The second Wisconsin girl accused of stabbing a classmate 19 times, allegedly to please the fictional character “Slender Man,” is unfit to stand trial, her lawyer contends. Anissa Weier, 12, will be back in court Monday. She and her friend, Morgan Geyser, are both charged with attempted first-degree intentional homicide in the May 31 attack. In a letter to Judge Michael Bohren, Weier’s attorney, Assistant State Public Defender Joseph Smith Jr., said his client met with a forensic psychologist, and that “in his professional opinion, she is not presently competent to proceed.” That same argument worked for… Read more

  • NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Criticized on Airplane Banners, TV Broadcasts

    NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell Criticized on Airplane Banners, TV Broadcasts

    (NEW YORK) — Sunday was a difficult day for NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. Commentators on NFL pregame shows questioned his leadership, while banners flew over three stadiums, the message simple: “Goodell Must Go,” with criticism simmering over the commissioner’s handling of players accused of domestic violence. The women’s advocacy group UltraViolet was behind the banners, which appeared in Cleveland, San Francisco and East Rutherford, New Jersey. Another banner plane is slated to fly over Indianapolis Monday. “It is time for Roger Goodell to resign, and for the NFL to get serious about its commitment to ending violence against women within… Read more

  • Ray Rice Shows Up at Old High School

    Ray Rice Shows Up at Old High School

    (NEW YORK) — Former Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice chose a football game Saturday to make his first public appearance since the NFL suspended him indefinitely for a domestic violence incident. Rice, a graduate of New Rochelle High School in Westchester County, New York, returned to the sidelines of his alma mater along with his wife, who he was seen punching and knocking out in a video first posted on TMZ Sports a week ago. The couple and their small daughter attended a game against Ramapo. Some fans were seen greeting the star while New Rochelle coach Louis DeRienzo… Read more

  • Odile's Remnants Could Bring More Flooding to the Southwest

    Odile's Remnants Could Bring More Flooding to the Southwest

    (SAN DIEGO) — Hurricane Odile, the seventh major hurricane of the Eastern Pacific Hurricane Season, was nearing the southern coast of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula on Sunday evening. While a landfall is not expected with this system, flooding rain, dangerous storm surge, and hurricane-force winds are expected to impact much of southern and western Baja California through Monday. The southern tip of Baja California will experience the worse conditions from Odile Sunday night and into early Monday. On Sunday evening, Cabo San Lucas was already reporting heavy rain and strong wind gusts. Odile will continue to move in a general north-northwest… Read more

  • Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

    Six Flags Power Outage Shuts Down Rides

    (JACKSON, N.J.) — A power outage at Six Flags Great Adventure in Jackson, New Jersey, forced parkgoers off rides Sunday. Rides stopped during the incident, prompting crews to remove guests from the theme park attractions. “All of our guests were safely unloaded from the affected rides within 20 minutes,” Six Flags Great Adventure representative Kaitlyn Turi said in a statement. Jersey Central Power and Light arrived to assess the source of the power outage. Teams restored service to portions of the park as of 3 p.m., followed by safety checks that allowed rides to resume operation. In August, the park’s… Read more

  • Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

    Climate Change Activists Organize New York March Ahead of UN Summit

    (NEW YORK) — Activists say they hope for “a world safe from the ravages of climate change,” as they plan a New York City march to draw attention to changing global weather patterns, two days before a United Nation summit meets to discuss the issue. “Together, we’ll take to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach,” organizers of the People’s Climate March, the New York City event planned for Sunday, Sept. 21, wrote on their Facebook page. “A world with an economy that works for people and the planet … A world with good jobs,… Read more

  • Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

    Texas Cancer Doctor Accused of Poisoning Lover Heads to Trial

    (AUSTIN, Texas) — The trial for a Texas cancer researcher accused of poisoning her jilted lover’s coffee with a colorless and odorless chemical found in antifreeze begins Monday. Dr. Ana Maria Gonzalez-Angulo allegedly poisoned fellow cancer researcher Dr. George Blumenschein, according to officials. The breast cancer oncologist laced Blumenschein’s coffee with ethylene glycol last year,  prosecutors say. When Blumenshein told Gonzalez-Angulo he thought his coffee tasted “sweet,” she allegedly told him it just was Splenda, according to court documents. Blumenschein survived, but his attorneys told ABC News that his kidneys are severely damaged and that “he is not 100 percent… Read more

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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