Society

  • London school confirms its pupils were abused by teacher in FBI investigation
    William-james-vahey-child-011 2014-04-24 18:28:16 UTC
    Pupils at the elite Southbank International School in London were victims of serial paedophile teacher William Vahey, the school has confirmed. The scale of the abuse is expected to be revealed later on Thursday in a letter to parents who are dist...
  • Ladies' Home Journal ending regular publication after 130 years
    Michelle 2014-04-24 18:15:24 UTC
    Ladies' Home Journal, the magazine that has been helping to shape the style and taste of American women since the 19th century, is ending its 130-year run of regular publication. In its heyday, LHJ, as it is known in short, reached almost 7 mil...
  • Murder charges for former leader of the Ku Klux Klan
    -frazier-glenn-cross-c1-main 2014-04-16 02:11:13 UTC
    Frazier Glenn Cross is accused of shooting to death a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center near Kansas City, Kansas, on Sunday and then a woman at a nearby Jewish assisted living facility. He has been charged with one count of...
  • Suspect shouts 'Heil Hitler' from police car
    Kansassuspectcrop 2014-04-14 08:49:30 UTC
    Kansas City - A Missouri man, with a long virulent history of anti-Semitism, is suspected of killing a boy and his grandfather outside a Jewish community center in Kansas City, and a woman at a Jewish assisted living facility nearby. While police...
  • US Woman Arrested After Police Find Corpses Of 7 Babies In Garage
    Megan_huntsman__39-diaalnews.com 2014-04-14 08:42:36 UTC
    An American woman accused of killing seven babies she gave birth to over a decade has been arrested after police discovered the tiny bodies stuffed in cardboard boxes in the garage of her former home. Megan Huntsman, 39, who lived in the house ...
  • Multiple stabbings at Pennsylvania High school
    High_school-diaalnews.com 2014-04-09 16:22:47 UTC
    A 16-year-old student embarked on a stabbing spree at a Pennsylvania high school on Wednesday that left 20 people injured before he was apprehended by staff. Police said the boy brandished two knives in the attack that left 19 students and a sc...
  • Jimmy Carter on the road for 'A Call to Action'
    Jimmy_carter_at_the_book_passage-marin_san_francisco-diaalnews-1 2014-04-02 07:17:25 UTC
    Former President Jimmy Carter is on an impressive publicity tour as he promotes his new book, “A Call to Action: Women, Religion, Violence, and Power." The book addresses worldwide discrimination and violence against women and girls, covers the im...
  • Elephants damage vehicles after escaping from Missouri circus handlers
    Zimbabwe-diaalnews.com 2014-03-23 05:52:14 UTC
    Three elephants escaped on Saturday from their handlers at a circus in the US and damaged several vehicles in the parking lot before they were recaptured. Television station KMOV reported that the female elephants escaped from the children's ri...
  • California prepare for worst as drought deepens wildfire risk
    95a8f918dcf9d40e300f6a7067006ad4 2014-03-20 06:36:59 UTC
    California is facing wildfires "outside of any normal bounds" as a historic drought turns drying brush and trees into a perfect tinderbox, officials have warned. The state recorded 665 wildfires from 1 January, about three times the average of 225...
  • Immigrant activists push to stop deportations
    Immigrant-rights-protester-cropped-proto-custom_28 2014-03-18 17:17:10 UTC
    DENVER (AP) — Late last year members of the Austin Immigrant Rights Coalition acknowledged that there was little hope Congress would pass much-anticipated legislation granting citizenship to people in the U.S. illegally. So the group stopped lobby...
  • Earthquake strongly felt across Los Angeles
    Los-angeles-diaalnews.com 2014-03-17 17:59:57 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A pre-dawn earthquake rolled across the Los Angeles basin on Monday, rattling nerves and shaking buildings along a 150-mile swath of Southern California but causing no major damage. The 4.4-magnitude quake was centered 2 mile...
  • Investigators seek cause of San Francisco fire
    San_francisco_firefighters-mission_st-diaalnews.com 2014-03-13 06:22:34 UTC
    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Fire investigators on Wednesday were looking into whether welding work was to blame for a massive blaze that barreled through an apartment building construction site, threatening nearby structures and prompting evacuations as ...
  • Man convicted of slaying 7 awarded nearly $500K
    James_degorski-diaalnews.com 2014-03-10 06:57:09 UTC
    CHICAGO (AP) — A former handyman serving life in prison for the 1993 murder of seven people at a suburban Chicago restaurant has been awarded nearly a half-million dollars in a civil lawsuit in which he alleged a jail guard punched him in the face...
  • The time change: Move clocks ahead 1 hour
    Daylight-savings-time-forward 2014-03-08 09:01:00 UTC
    WASHINGTON (AP) — Winter has dragged on in much of the country, but here's a sign spring is close at hand: Daylight saving time arrives this weekend. Most Americans will set their clocks 60 minutes forward before heading to bed Saturday night. ...
  • Boy, 8, dies after East Price Hill shooting
    Untitled 2014-03-02 07:41:38 UTC
    EAST PRICE HILL — An 8-year-old boy died Saturday after he was fatally shot by his brother in an apparent accident, according to Cincinnati Police Department officials. The child, Sammy Lorenzo, and his two brothers were visiting an uncle in th...
  • AP Exclusive: Phone system failed in LAX shooting
    B1098ccbd4efe624410f6a7067001396 2014-02-27 07:47:18 UTC
    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles International Airport police dispatcher who received a call seconds after a gunman opened fire last year didn't know where to send officers because no one was on the line and the airport communications system d...
  • Michael Taylor has been executed by Missouri shortly after midnight
    Michael_taylor-diaalnews.com 2014-02-26 09:51:02 UTC
    Missouri has gone ahead with executing a death-row prisoner using a drug from an unspecified source. The lethal injection of pentobarbital used to kill Michael Taylor, 47, who raped and murdered a teenage girl in 1989, was presumed to have been bo...
  • Probe begins into carbon monoxide leak at NY mall
    73979d779bce9d074c0f6a706700747f 2014-02-23 09:41:48 UTC
    HUNTINGTON STATION, N.Y. (AP) — Officials investigating a carbon monoxide leak at a New York mall are concentrating on the heating system of a restaurant following the death of the eatery's 55-year-old manager and more than two dozen others being ...
  • Tribal objects shown reverence on trip home to US
    P5-hopi-a-20131213-870x580 2014-02-20 08:56:21 UTC
    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Two dozen ceremonial items bought last year at auction in France are set to return to Arizona in a way that pays reverence to the beliefs of American Indian tribes. The masks and hoods invoke the ancestral spirits of the...
  • Fla. detective: 9 bullet holes in loud music SUV
    726512c53ab416054b0f6a7067009ff1 2014-02-09 07:02:59 UTC
    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Nine bullet holes were found in an SUV after an argument over loud music at a Florida convenience store that left a teen dead, an investigator testified Saturday at the trial of the man charged with opening fire. Also ...
  • Tenn girl, 5, dies from being forced to drink soda
    Alexa_linboom-diaalnews.com 2014-02-07 09:33:24 UTC
    SURGIONSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee couple faces a murder charge, accused of forcing the man's 5-year-old daughter to drink more than 2 liters of grape soda and water, causing her brain to swell and rupture, authorities said. Accordin...
  • Martin Luther King's children battling over estate
    7bb549f139f113054b0f6a7067004ff7 2014-02-07 09:30:38 UTC
    ATLANTA (AP) — A generation after the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s death, his children are fighting among themselves again, this time over two of their father's most cherished possessions: his 1964 Nobel Peace Prize medal and the Bible he carried...
  • Woman executed in Texas for 1998 torture killing
    25d65cc913a3f0054a0f6a706700f7bb 2014-02-06 06:16:58 UTC
    HUNTSVILLE, Texas (AP) — A woman convicted of torturing and killing a mentally impaired man she lured to Texas with the promise of marriage was put to death Wednesday evening in a rare execution of a female prisoner. The lethal injection of Suz...
  • Cabin fever sets in amid relentless cold, snow
    257760c9eef6d5044a0f6a706700f900 2014-02-04 12:59:31 UTC
    ST. LOUIS (AP) — T.J. Rutherford loves to golf, even in the winter. Just not this winter. With single-digit temperatures and sub-zero wind chills becoming the norm from the Midwest to the East Coast, often combined with snow or ice, the 59-year...
  • Police: Michigan escaped prisoner captured
    40563c23ce78ce044a0f6a706700bf2c 2014-02-04 03:03:39 UTC
    IONIA, Mich. (AP) — A convicted killer who peeled a hole in two fences with his hands to escape from a Michigan prison before abducting a woman and fleeing to Indiana was captured Monday evening after a chase, authorities said. Officials were s...