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Boko Haram faction seeks grassroots support in NE Nigeria

Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) – A Boko Haram faction led by the son of the group’s founder is trying to win over civilians by shunning the indiscriminate violence of its longtime figurehead that has alienated locals. Eyewitnesses to a spate of … Continue reading

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Arizona high school athletes arrested in hazing case

By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) – Six Arizona high school football players were arrested on Wednesday and accused of sexual assault, kidnapping and aggravated assault in connection with a hazing case, police said. Police said the students were current or … Continue reading

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Amazon Kills Quidsi, Announces It Will Buy Middle Eastern Site SOUQ.com

Amazon is reportedly shutting down its Quidsi division, which owns Diapers.com and Soap.com, according to Bloomberg. The move comes a few years after Amazon acquired Quidsi for $545 million in 2011. Amazon said it wasn’t able to make Quidsi profitable. … Continue reading

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First lady helps present courage awards to 13 women

WASHINGTON (AP) — Melania Trump helped present State Department awards Wednesday to 13 women from around the globe who were recognized for demonstrating courage and leadership in the face of adversity, a group she praised as “true heroes.” The first … Continue reading

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Woman Survives Vicious Attack by Her Husband

The following material contains graphic images that may be disturbing. Parents are advised that these images may not be suitable for young children. 10 million men and women are abused by their intimate partners every year in America. Audrey was … Continue reading

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Senate intelligence leaders pledge bipartisan Russia probe

By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The leaders of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee pledged on Wednesday that their investigation of Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election campaign would be bipartisan, a sharp contrast to bitter partisan disagreement surrounding … Continue reading

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2020 Census To Ignore Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity Questions

The U.S. Census Bureau apparently has abandoned plans to count LGBTQ Americans in the 2020 Census. Census officials submitted to Congress a list of topics it plans to cover in the decennial survey that dashes hopes of the LGBTQ that … Continue reading

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Former PM Valls endorses Macron for French presidency

Paris (AFP) – France’s former prime minister Manuel Valls endorsed the presidential bid of centrist Emmanuel Macron on Wednesday, becoming the most high-profile Socialist to back the ex-banker over the party’s own nominee. His support was seen as a mixed … Continue reading

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Storm Chasers Killed in Collision While Tracking Tornado

Three storm chasers died while tracking a tornado in Texas Tuesday, killed when their two vehicles collided at a rural intersection after traversing more than 100 miles in search of the dangerous gale, officials said. Kelley Gene Williamson, 57, was … Continue reading

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Woman strikes police cruiser near the U.S. Capitol

A woman described as “erratic and aggressive” drove a vehicle into a U.S. Capitol Police cruiser near the Capitol on Wednesday morning and was taken into custody, police said. Shots were fired during the arrest attempt, but the incident appeared … Continue reading

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