• FBI: Violent crime up in 2015, but far below peak levels

    Violent crime in the United States increased in 2015 but remained far below peak levels of the 1990s, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Monday as presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump prepared for a debate that is likely to focus on public safety. The FBI's annual report showed that the prevalence of murder, rape and assault edged up last year after decreasing for d.... Read More
  • Mother charged with using crucifix to kill daughter

    A 49-year-old Oklahoma woman has been charged with first-degree murder on suspicion of killing her daughter whom she thought was possessed by the devil by jamming a crucifix down her throat and beating her, court records released this week showed. Juanita Gomez was booked last week in the death of Geneva Gomez, whose body was found in an Oklahoma City home with a large cross on her chest, a pro.... Read More
  • Researchers ID E. Coli bacteria with superbug genes

    New Jersey researchers said on Aug. 29 they had identified perhaps the first strain of E. Coli bacteria in the United States with mobile genes that make it resistant to two types of antibiotics now considered the last line of defenses against superbugs. Researchers said the strain of bacteria was found in a 76-year-old man who was treated in 2014 for a complicated urinary tract infection. Furth.... Read More
  • Maryland lays out reasons against new trial in ‘Serial’ case

    A Baltimore judge was wrong to consider “a novel standalone claim” about the reliability of cellphone tracking evidence in granting a new trial for a man whose murder conviction was re-examined in a popular Serial podcast, the Maryland attorney general’s office says. The podcast attracted millions of listeners who became armchair detectives as the series analyzed the case for weeks in th.... Read More
  • Petition puts down profiting off child players of Pokemon Go

    The Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood wants Niantic, Inc., producers of Pokemon GO, to protect children who play the popular new game from commercial exploitation. CCFC, in a petition online, urged Niantic to not lure children under 13 to visit sponsored “PokeStops” and “Pokemon Gyms,” or deliver to them any targeted advertisements based on their location. Pokemon GO is a lo.... Read More
  • What’s a Zubat? Pokemon Go, how to play

    Confused by the Pokemon Go mania sweeping the world? You're not alone. For those who don't know the difference between a Squirtle and a Zubat, here's a look at the game, how to play it and some of the problems it's causing. WHAT IS IT AND HOW DO I GET IN ON IT? Pokemon Go is a free game app that you can download for your iOS or Android smartphone. The game asks players to wander their real-w.... Read More
  • Former Uber driver in Milwaukee sues company

    A former Uber driver in the Milwaukee area has sued the ride-hailing company in federal court, seeking overtime pay, tips and other expenses on behalf of all current and former Wisconsin drivers. Lamont Lathan is asking the court to “properly classify” Uber drivers as employees, not as the independent contractors Uber says they are in the class action lawsuit, which could have broad impact .... Read More
  • Senate Republicans defeat gun violence prevention measures

    The U.S. Senate has voted down gun violence prevention amendments just a week after 49 people were massacred and 53 others were injured in an attack on a gay club in Orlando, Florida. The votes went largely along party lines, with Republicans siding with the National Rifle Association. The amendments to the FY 17 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, H.R. 257.... Read More
  • Sanders: Political revolution must continue into the future

    Election days come and go. But political and social revolutions that attempt to transform our society never end. They continue every day, every week and every month in the fight to create a nation of social and economic justice. That’s what the trade union movement is about. That’s what the civil rights movement is about. That’s what the women’s movement is about. That’s what the gay rig.... Read More
  • Dustin Diamond back in jail for parole violation

      Former TV star Dustin Diamond is back in jail in Wisconsin after an official says he violated the terms of his parole. Ozaukee County jail records show Diamond, who was recently released after serving time for disorderly conduct and concealed-weapon convictions, was arrested on May 25. Diamond became a minor celebrity for playing Screech in the 1990s show Saved by the Bell. An .... Read More