Category Archives: National News

Ma’Khia Bryant case shines light on ‘adultification’ of Black girls

Ma’Khia Bryant case shines light on ‘adultification’ of Black girls

Scott Olson/Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — Ma’Khia Bryant was 16 when she was shot and killed by police outside of her foster home in Columbus, Ohio. Since her death, the Bryant family lawyer, Michelle Martin, said she has had to combat negative portrayals of the teenager, who has been described by her family as “sweet” and…read more »

City of Columbus reaches $10 million settlement with family of Andre Hill

City of Columbus reaches $10 million settlement with family of Andre Hill

STEPHEN ZENNER/AFP via Getty Images(COLUMBUS, Ohio) — The City of Columbus, Ohio, has agreed to deliver a settlement of $10 million to Andre Hill’s family. Hill, a 47-year-old Black man, was shot to death by former Columbus police officer Adam Coy, who is white, on Dec. 22. Coy has been charged with murder, felonious assault,…read more »

Carole Baskin offering $5k reward for missing tiger in Houston

Carole Baskin offering $5k reward for missing tiger in Houston

Kbytes/iStock(HOUSTON) — “Tiger King” star Carole Baskin is offering a $5,000 reward for the person who helps find a tiger that has been missing since being spotted in a Houston neighborhood Sunday night. The founder and CEO of Big Cat Rescue shared an Instagram post Thursday in which she offers the sum to “the person…read more »

Battle brewing between turtle rescuers, Florida’s wildlife commission

Battle brewing between turtle rescuers, Florida’s wildlife commission

Staci-Lee Sherwood(NEW YORK) — Tensions are rising between turtle rescue organizations and the Florida Wildlife Commission that oversees their work — so much so that the unpaid volunteers may soon be banned from helping to save the reptiles. Every year between March and October, multiple species of sea turtles, mainly loggerheads, swim up to Florida’s…read more »

MIT graduate accused of murdering Yale student is arrested in Alabama by US Marshals

MIT graduate accused of murdering Yale student is arrested in Alabama by US Marshals

BlakeDavidTaylor/iStock(MONTGOMERY, Ala.) — The Massachusetts Institute of Technology graduate student wanted in the killing of a Yale student has been arrested by U.S. Marshals in Alabama after evading authorities for three months. Qinxuan Pan, 29, was arrested in Montgomery Friday morning in connection to the death of 26-year-old Yale graduate student Kevin Jiang in New…read more »

Judge says he wants to review Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records

Judge says he wants to review Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records

kuzma/iStock(ATLANTA) — A Georgia judge on Thursday said he wants to review Ahmaud Arbery’s mental health records in private to determine if he will allow them to be used at the trial of three white defendants accused of tracking down the 25-year-old Black man and shooting him to death. Chatham County Superior Court Judge Timothy…read more »

Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack highlights US vulnerability: Experts

Colonial Pipeline ransomware attack highlights US vulnerability: Experts

Milan_Jovic/iStock(NEW YORK) — Millions of Americans on Thursday were still feeling the effects of the ransomware attack that led to the shutdown of one of the biggest gas pipelines on the East Coast. While Colonial Pipeline said operations were starting to return to normal, at gas stations that haven’t run out of fuel in North…read more »

Police make arrest in attack of Asian woman hit with hammer

Police make arrest in attack of Asian woman hit with hammer

New York Police Dept.(WASHINGTON) — The suspect who allegedly hit an Asian woman in the head with a hammer earlier this month has been arrested. Ebony Jackson, 37, who officials describe as a homeless woman, was arrested on Wednesday on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and menacing, the New York Police Department…read more »