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Parents of Slain University Student File $56 million Wrongful Death Lawsuit

Parents of Slain University Student File $56 million Wrongful Death Lawsuit

By Hannah Smith - Jul 19, 2019 08:11 AM EDT

Lauren McCluskey, a track star at the school, was gunned down while on campus in October. Her parents claim that nobody has been held accountable. The family has filed a wrongful death lawsuit in US District Court against the school over its "repeated failure" to act on the student's "multiple and continuing pleas for help" in the days just before her death.

What is Self-Defense and Justifiable Homicide?

By Hannah Smith - Jul 18, 2019 09:39 AM EDT

Self-defense and justifiable homicides are two forms of defense that a lawyer will try to argue on behalf of their client when they kill another person with a gun. Statistically, 48% of gun owners claim that they have a gun for self-defense, but only 0.9% of gun owners used their firearms to defend themselves between 2007 and 2011.

Nursing Home Abuse is Under-Reported, Government Agency Finds

By Hannah Smith - Jul 18, 2019 09:30 AM EDT

Nursing home abuse often goes unreported in the United States, according to reports released by the Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the Inspector General.

How Medical Professionals Conceal Errors and Mistakes

By Hanna Smith - Jul 17, 2019 11:33 AM EDT

A survey from 2014 found that 7% of physicians believe it's acceptable to conceal errors. The survey found that 78% of physicians believe the concealment of mistakes or errors is unacceptable. With 22% of physicians believing that it's acceptable to conceal errors, it's important for patients to know how these mistakes and errors are concealed.

Volcano On Small Italian Island Of Stromboli Unexpectedly Erupts, Killing One

By Staff Reporter - Jul 25, 2019 02:24 AM EDT

A volcano on the Italian island of Stromboli erupted Wednesday, releasing hot trapped magma in a powerful explosion, killing one person and covering the popular tourist destination in ash, local officials said. The Italian news agency ANSA says eruptions on the Sicilian island, which is south of Italy, sent about 30 tourists jumping into the sea for safety.

A Worthless Degree? To Change Rules For Which Colleges Stay to Open or Close

By Staff Reporter - Jul 16, 2019 04:00 AM EDT

Going to Brightwood College in the 2019 fall semester was supposed to be a safe bet. So thousands of students enrolled across the country.

What's Different About Bernie Sanders' Student Loan Plan? It Would Help More Rich People

By Staff Reporter - Jul 16, 2019 10:52 PM EDT

If Bernie Sanders' student loan plan evoked deja vu Monday, it's because of its remarkable similarities with the one Elizabeth Warren proposed earlier this year. The biggest difference? Sanders' plan doesn't have caps or limits.

3M Earplug Lawsuits Moved to Florida’s Federal Court

By Hannah Smith - Jul 08, 2019 09:51 AM EDT

U.S. District Court Judge Berle M. Schiller has transferred lawsuits pertaining to 3M’s Combat-Arms Earplugs to a Florida federal court. The lawsuit alleges that 3M knew of the faulty earplugs that left many veterans hard of hearing and even deaf in many cases.

Deaths Shot Up Even As Car Safety Improves For Drivers: Cyclists And Pedestrians, Beware

By Staff Reporter - Jul 16, 2019 04:03 AM EDT

A distracted sheriff's deputy on patrol accidentally slammed his cruiser into Olin's bike from behind, sending him crashing into the car's windshield. Olin died at the scene.

Virginia Beach Shooting Survivor Who Won't Return To Crime Scene Has Been Arrested

By Staff Reporter - Jul 18, 2019 06:57 AM EDT

Jonathan McIvor is accused of raising his voice and showing hostility when his supervisors asked why he won't return to work in the building where a city employee killed 12 people. The Virginian-Pilot reports that chief technology officer Darrell Riddick and acting operations manager Jamie Weaver filed the complaint.

2020 Democrats Defend Kamala Harris After Trump Jr. Retweets, Deletes Post About Her Race

By Staff Reporter - Jul 19, 2019 03:31 AM EDT

WASHINGTON - California Sen. Kamala Harris' rivals for the Democratic presidential nomination defended her after criticisms based on her race circulating on social media, which were amplified when Donald Trump Jr. shared one such post with his more 3.6 million followers on Thursday.

Phoenix Tops The List: The 50 Hottest Cities In America

By Staff Reporter - Jul 19, 2019 03:33 AM EDT

At the tail end of spring and as we're officially about to welcome summer, forecasts project temperatures are set to continue to rise. Many Americans will try to beat the heat with air conditioning, swimming pools, and cold drinks. Residents of certain cities face a much greater challenge than some others, with temperatures regularly exceeding 90 degrees, and in some cases even 100 degrees.

Republicans Start Donating to Marianne Williamson to Keep Her in Future Democratic Debates

By Staff Reporter - Jul 11, 2019 12:12 PM EDT

Author Marianne Williamson's quirky, love-conquers-all approach on the Democratic debate stage Thursday drew applause, ridicule, and confusion.

Is Facebook Listening to Me? Why those Ads Appear After you Talk About Things

By Staff Reporter - Jul 11, 2019 12:11 PM EDT

My editor, Michelle, was at a birthday party for her son's friend recently, when the mom mentioned a company she liked called Joymode. Minutes later, an ad for Joymode appeared on Michelle's Facebook news feed.

After Running Over Her 3-year-old During a Game of 'Chicken': Texas Mom Charged with Homicide

By Staff Reporter - Jul 01, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

A woman has been charged with criminally negligent homicide after police say she ran over her 3-year-old son during a game of "chicken" in Houston

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