Rower says she learned she was assaulted after friends saw it on video

May 19, 2017

(CNN)A University of Washington rower says she found out in April that she was sexually assaulted in December, after friends told her they had seen cellphone video of the incident, a police affidavit says. The university said Wednesday it has suspended two male members from the rowing team while the allegations are investigated, and University of Washington police filed a search warrant asking to access the Apple iCloud accounts of both suspects to see if evidence of the crime exists. The …


This is how a Russian social network spread the #SyriaHoax conspiracy

April 16, 2017

A video grabbed still image shows Syrian people receiving treatment after a chemical attack at a field hospital in Saraqib, Idlib province, northern Syria.Image: STRINGER/EPA/REX/Shutterstock A conspiracy theory about whether a chemical weapons attack was actually perpetrated by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad started making the rounds shortly after that tragic incident shocked the world. Surprise, surprise, now we know Russian social media posts fueled that conspiracy, according to ABC. SEE …


United Airlines, David Dao, And The Way We Blame

April 12, 2017

… incident shows that it is deep. An airline appealed to law enforcement to forcibly evict a man from a seat for which he had paid, with no justification beyond the airlines financial and logistical convenience. And yet, even in this seemingly indisputable set of circumstances, the victim found critics unbelievably, and yet predictably. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsChannel Authority Builder (UTX OTO1) action plan to success AdExpress Elite ONLY ADEXPRESS Let’s Your …


His name was Henry Summers – but who was he? – BBC News

April 9, 2017

… talk about parents and pensioners as if they are conversation-starters about social issues. But the way someone dies isn’t a summary of their whole life. Who was Henry Summers? A year after his body was found, I wanted to find out who Henry Summers had been during his 80-something years of life. My detective work was for a BBC Radio Scotland documentary and it began with the reports of the incident in the local papers. Journalist John Connell had interviewed neighbours at the time the …


‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ has never been more timely

April 8, 2017

… the family tried to run for freedom on the other side of the Canadian border as hundreds of refugees are already doing in our timeline. She was placed in a reeducation camp run by Aunts. Part of the process involved what Atwood now identifies as “slut shaming.” It is drilled into the women that every incident of sexual abuse in their lives was somehow their fault. They asked for it. In this dystopian future, thanks to air and water pollution, couples are becoming increasingly …


Police: Hunt continues for armed teacher who kidnapped student

March 20, 2017

… an official reprimand issued to Cummins indicated that Elizabeth had been in his classroom for a half-hour earlier that day. Teacher fired last week Maury County Public Schools officials have been quiet about the incident. There doesn’t appear to be any word about the missing student on the school’s website or Facebook account. The school’s website recently listed Cummins as part of the health science faculty at the Culleoka Unit School, the site has been updated and …