Crime & Justice
Boy Scouts Reach $850 Million Settlement With Over 84,000 Victims in 40 Years Sexual Abuse Case
Thousands of people who alleged they were victims of sexual abuse while serving as scouts and who filed a lawsuit against the Boy Scouts of America have reached an $850 million settlement.
Trump Organization Alleged to Have Run 15-Year Illegal Scheme to Avoid Taxes
U.S. authorities charged the Trump Organization for an alleged 15-year scheme to avoid paying taxes by giving its executives financial benefits that were hidden from official records. The company's chief financial officer Allen Weisselberg appeared in a courtroom escorted by police.
Western Canada Heat Wave Most Extreme in History, Aggravated by Climate Change
Hundreds of North Americans have died of heat-related diseases in the course of the past week following a heat wave striking the US Pacific Northwest US and far southwest Canada. Lytton, British Columbia, broke Canada’s long-running all-time national high temperature.
China Allegedly Threatens Chinese Students in Australia for Supporting Democracy
Chinese students in Australia are allegedly facing frightening threats as Beijing continues its crackdown on pro-democracy supporters both locally and internationally. Universities Australia has expressed its support for the victims, arguing that Chinese students in Australia have the right to freedom of expression.
UK Health Adviser Harassed by "Thugs" on The Street
Two civilians were seen on video footage harassing UK's Chief Health Adviser Chris Whitty while he was walking down the street. Other politicians condemned the actions, calling them "appalling" and "disgusting," and urged for the immediate arrest of the suspects.
More Than 70 People Injured in Weekend Shootings in Chicago
Chicago residents experienced a weekend with two mass shootings that resulted in several deaths. One of the victims was a 15-year-old boy who survived after being shot in the leg while running away from the scene of one of the incidents.
Facebook Stock Market Value Surges Past $1 Trillion After Dismissal of Antitrust Complaint
A U.S. district judge dismissed a complaint by the Federal Trade Commission that argues Facebook has a monopoly over the social networking market. The official noted that the FTC's arguments and evidence were insufficient to prove its claims.
Arkansas Police Officer Dies After Being Run Over, Dragged by Vehicle; Suspects Arrested
An Arkansas police officer was declared dead after being run over and dragged by a fleeing vehicle on Saturday.
Allison Mack Expresses Regret Over Involvement With NXIVM Cult Ahead of Ruling
Former "Smallville" actress Allison Mack spoke out ahead of her sentencing, expressing regrets over her involvement with the NXIVM cult and assisting founder Keith Raniere on the issue of sex trafficking. The actress delivered her sincerest apologies to all the people affected by her actions.
Trump Organization Could Face Criminal Charges for Fraud and Financial Perks, Has a Monday Deadline
Former U.S. President Donald Trump's organization is being investigated regarding potential fraud and financial benefits that have not been paid for in taxes. They have until Monday to present evidence why they should not face charges.
Frenchwoman Who Shot Her Abusive Stepfather Dead Sentenced to Freedom
French authorities ruled that Valerie Bacot, who previously confessed to fatally shooting her stepfather, can go free. Bacot revealed her stepfather abused her for 18 years and became her "husband" and father of her children.
Self-Defense Training For Flight Attendants to Resume Amid Surge of Unruly Passenger Behavior
The Transport Security Administration (TSA) is bringing back self-defense training for flight attendants amid the surge of cases involving unruly passengers. Since the beginning of the year, the Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) has recorded more than 3,000 cases of unruly behavior.
Israel Reportedly Sends Robots Armed With Machine Guns to Gaza Border Days After Easing Some Restrictions
Israel sent Jaguars, tank-like robots armed with machine guns, to patrol the heavily secured Gaza border.
Pentagon Linguist Sentenced for 23 Years, Gave Her Hezbollah-Linked Lebanese Man a List of US Spies' Names
A linguist who worked for the Pentagon in Iraq was sentenced to 23 years of imprisonment for relaying classified information to a Hezbollah-connected foreign national. She pleaded guilty in March.
Ethiopia's Military Airstrike Hits Tigray Marketplace; 64 Killed Including Children
An attack by Ethiopia's military hit a crowded marketplace in the Tigray region, killing at least 64 people including children.