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  • US Supreme Court Will Not Block Arkansas Execution; State Performs Lethal Injection

    Arkansas executed its fourth inmate in a week late Thursday, ending a frantic schedule caused by the looming expiration of the state’s supply of lethal injection drugs. Kenneth Williams, 38, initially was sentenced to life in prison for the 1998 killing of a university cheerleader. He later escaped from prison and killed a man. He’s the last of eight inmates originally scheduled to die by lethal injection in an 11-day span in April. The compressed timeline was because Arkansas’ supply […]

  • NOAA Investigating After Mass Die-Off of Humpback Whales in 2016

    The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) launched an investigation Thursday into a large number of humpback whale deaths from Maine to North Carolina. The agency declared the deaths an unusual mortality event, the first one observed in humpback whales in nearly a decade. An unusual mortality event (UME) is defined under the Marine Mammal Protection Act as “a stranding that is unexpected; involves a significant die-off of any marine mammal population; and demands immediate response.” The last unusual mortality […]

  • At Least 2 Arrested at UC Berkeley Dueling Protests After Ann Coulter Event Canceled

    At least two people have been arrested at UC Berkeley Thursday during a demonstration against conservative speakers that replaced Ann Coulter, the Los Angeles Times reported. The conservative commentator said that the University of California, Berkeley canceled her event. But the university, a longtime bastion of free speech that has recently been plagued by violence over controversial speakers, denied it had canceled. Speeches done already the alt right rally begins shouting at Berkeley 's mayor — Paige St. John […]

  • Passengers Caught at JFK Airport With 23 Pounds of Cocaine in Pants, Officers Say

    Customs and Border Protection officers at New York’s JFK airport said they captured two more passengers who attempted to smuggle drugs by strapping packages of cocaine to their legs. The most recent seizure came when two men tried to bring more than 10 kilos of cocaine into the United States on April 19, officers said. Both men allegedly had the drugs taped to their legs under their clothing, and one man taped the drugs to his back. The two men […]

  • United Airlines Reaches Settlement With Passenger Who Was Dragged Off Plane

    United Airlines just reached a settlement with Dr. David Dao, the passenger who was violently dragged off a flight earlier this month in an incident that created a firestorm for the company. Dao’s lawyers announced the deal Thursday, but did not disclose the financial terms of the settlement. The announcement includes praise for United CEO Oscar Munoz from Thomas Demetrio, one of his lawyers. “Mr. Munoz said he was going to do the right thing, and he has,” he said. […]

  • Some Online Groups of Men Encouraging Secret Removal of Condom During Sex, Journal Article Finds

    Some people call it “stealthing” — a practice where men secretly remove or damage condoms without their partners’ knowledge. Others call it sexual assault. But giving it an official name could be a major support for survivors of sexual assault, many of whom face an uphill battle in the legal system, according to an article in the Columbia Journal of Gender and Law. Taking action may also add a new layer to the ongoing discussion about consent and sexual assault, […]

  • Once Critical of Executive Orders, Trump Signs Most in First 100 Days Since Truman Presidency

    President Donald Trump, hoping to stack his first 100 days with as many achievements as possible, has relied heavily on the use of executive orders, actions he decried as a 2016 candidate. Trump, after Thursday, will have signed 29 executive orders, more than any President in the last 72 years, when President Harry Truman signed 57 orders in his first 100 days. While the orders have run the gamut from immigration to federal lands, they all offer Trump a key […]

  • Delta Passenger Says He Was Kicked Off Flight for Using Bathroom

    A man says he was ejected from a Delta Air Lines flight because he went to the bathroom while waiting for the plane to leave the Atlanta airport. Kima Hamilton told CNN affiliate WISN he simply could not wait to use the restroom while the plane was waiting to take off for Milwaukee on April 18. ” … it’s at an emergency stage,” Hamilton told WISN. After Hamilton had used the bathroom and returned to his seat, an unidentified Delta […]

  • Dressed as Capt. Jack Sparrow, Johnny Depp Surprises Fans on Disneyland’s ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ Ride

    Johnny Depp surprised fans at Disneyland, by popping up on the “Pirates of the Caribbean” ride in his full Capt. Jack Sparrow costume. The actor was waving his cutlas and talking to riders with his patented British slur on Wednesday night, not far from the animatronic versions of his character that appear throughout the ride. Identical twins Sarah and Rebecca Saryan sailed right up to him and he told everyone to jump into the water, so he could get into […]