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Maryland students demand Towson University rename dorms honoring slave owners
Students at Towson University in Maryland want school officials to remove the names of two “racist” slave-owning politicians from campus buildings, according to an online petition. The group of students — who call themselves “Tigers for Justice” – want dormitories dedicated in honor of William Paca and Charles Carroll to be renamed due to their...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 14:15:03 -0500
Japan asks residents to stop hoarding toilet paper amid coronavirus fears
Japanese officials tried to flush away “rumors” of a coronavirus-fueled toilet paper shortage in the country Friday, according to reports. Residents should quit stockpiling rolls because the country’s supply is strong — despite reports that it has been nearly wiped out, industry ministry officials said, according to the local outlet NKH. Last week, panicked Japanese folks...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:53:52 -0500
Bloomberg downplays central role in changing city term limits
Who, me?! Mike Bloomberg tried to downplay his center-stage role in pushing the City Council to override the Big Apple’s strict term limits and allow him a third run for mayor — insisting it was the lawmakers’ doing. The eye-popping remark came amid an answer to a question during an MSNBC interview Friday morning about...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:43:14 -0500
Man pretended he was gay to lure woman before raping her, prosecutors say
An Atlanta man pretended he was gay to lure his female victim into his home, where he “violently” raped her, prosecutors said. Taurence Callagain, 36, was convicted by a jury in September 2015 after meeting the unnamed victim at a Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority station just weeks earlier, Fulton County prosecutors announced Tuesday. “They...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:39:34 -0500
Melania Trump kisses firefighter in unearthed ‘New York’ cover
A 'New York' magazine cover showing Melania Trump smooching a Big Apple firefighter in the wake of 9/11 has been unearthed nearly a decade later.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:28:28 -0500
Milwaukee Coors brewery shooter Anthony Ferrill reportedly built his own guns
The man who police said opened fire at a Molson Coors plant in Milwaukee this week — killing five co-workers and himself — was a gun-obsessed electrician who built his own firearms, according to a report. Anthony Ferrill — who authorities said unleashed one of the worst mass shootings in Wisconsin history on Wednesday —...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:23:30 -0500
House Democrats want to interview prosecutors who quit Roger Stone case
House Democrats want to interview the four federal prosecutors who quit the Roger Stone case in protest after President Trump and Attorney General William Barr said they recommended too harsh a sentence and demanded it be changed, a new report said Friday. Judiciary Committee Chair Jerry Nadler asked for the interviews on Friday in a...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:19:42 -0500
Boston man charged with killing his mother
A 22-year-old Boston man has been charged with killing his mother, police said. Zackery Grandy was taken into custody Thursday after cops responded to a residence in Dorchester and found a woman inside who was later pronounced dead, Boston police said in a statement. The victim’s name has not been released. Grandy is expected to...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:12:56 -0500
AOC and Ted Cruz duke it out over science in Twitter spat
“Mike Pence literally does not believe in science. It is utterly irresponsible to put him in charge of US coronavirus response as the world sits on the cusp of a pandemic..." AOC wrote on Twitter.
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:05:32 -0500
Madoff payout to victims nears $14 billion
Bernard Madoff’s former customers will soon see their total recovery approach $14 billion, a court-appointed trustee said on Friday, as the dying swindler awaits a decision on whether the US government will support his request to leave prison early. Irving Picard, the trustee liquidating Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities, said he has begun distributing $369...
Fri, 28 Feb 2020 13:03:53 -0500

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