Bishop who investigated sex abuse accused of sex abuse

A Roman Catholic bishop named by Pope Francis to investigate the church’s response to clergy sexual abuse in Buffalo, New York, has himself been accused of sexual abuse of a child, an attorney for the alleged victim notified the church this week.

The attorney informed Catholic officials in New Jersey that he is preparing a lawsuit on behalf of a client who says he was molested by Brooklyn Bishop Nicholas DiMarzio in the mid-1970s, when DiMarzio was a parish priest in Jersey City.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:23pm to the Crime forum.

Zillow listing of home goes viral after photo shows white powder substance drawn in lines

photo posted to a listing for a home in Oak Park has hundreds of people commenting after a white powdery substance appeared in lines on a plate in the kitchen.

The photo, which has since been removed, was apparently a joke.

7 Action News' Anu Prakash called the number listed with the home, and the man who answered said he's the boyfriend of the woman selling the house. He said he placed the white substance there as a joke to get attention.

"I was like, I'm wondering if I did something ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:22pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Bernard Sigh, Deval Patrick’s Brother-in-Law: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

ernard Sigh is Deval Patrick’s brother-in-law. Sigh, 67, was married to the former Massachusetts governor’s sister, Rhonda Patrick-Sigh. Sigh is serving eight years in prison for rape.
The Herald reported that in 2007 an official with the Sex Offender Registry Board in Massachusetts ruled that Sigh did not have to register as his conviction occurred in California and that he did not pose a significant threat.

That official, Anthony Paglia, filed a whistleblower lawsuit over the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:21pm to the Crime forum.

Erdogan upends Oval Office meeting with Trump and GOP senators to play anti-Kurd film on iPad

An Oval Office meeting yesterday with Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an took a dark turn when Erdo?an pulled out his iPad and made the group watch a propaganda video that depicted the leader of the primarily-Kurdish Syrian Democratic Forces as a terrorist, according to three sources familiar with the meeting.

The meeting hosted by President Trump included five Republican U.S. senators who've been among the most vocal critics of Turkey's recent invasion of Syria and attacks on the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:17pm to the The World forum.

RNC plunges into Louisiana gov's race amid signs of trouble

The Republican National Committee is pouring another $1 million into the Louisiana governor’s race ahead of Saturday’s runoff — a move that comes amid mounting GOP concerns about losing a second major election in a conservative state in as many weeks.

The last-minute spending doubles the committee’s investment in the race, where Republican Eddie Rispone is trying to unseat Democratic incumbent John Bel Edwards. President Donald Trump is set to headline a rally for Rispone in ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:17pm to the Politics forum.

Google Pay to offer checking accounts through Citi, Stanford Federal

lphabet Inc’s (GOOGL.O) Google said on Wednesday it will offer personal checking accounts next year through its Google Pay app, initially in partnership with Citigroup Inc (C.N) and a small credit union at Stanford University.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 22:24pm to the The Economy forum.

Protestors Kill a Drone Using Hundreds of Laser Pointers

In response to rising public transit costs, Chileans have taken to the streets in ongoing protests that have now evolved to encompass broader concerns about inequality — and they’re using high-tech tricks to push police back.

Particularly, a police drone was disabled and fell to the ground after hundreds of protestors aimed their laser pointers at it, according to NextGov. The impromptu light show, captured on video, provides a poignant illustration of an on-going, futuristic arms race.
Submitted by painterfox at 2019-11-14 22:22pm to the Politics forum.

Star Citizen Creator Chris Roberts on the Future of Gaming

A 2014 trailer for Star Citizen asks gamers to imagine a world in which you, as the player, could “do whatever you wanted to do” and “go wherever you wanted to go.” That’s the central premise of the spacefaring massively multiplayer online game, though it will be a while before that vision is fully realized. Headed up by Chris Roberts, the mind behind the classic Wing Commander, Star Citizen began with a crowdfunding campaign in 2012.
Submitted by nocash at 2019-11-14 20:57pm to the Video Games forum.

The 'post-antibiotic era' is here: Drug-resistant superbugs sicken 2.8M and kill 35K each year

Drug-resistant "superbugs" infect 2.8 million people and cause more than 35,000 deaths each year, underscoring the enormous public health threat of germs in what one official describes as a "post-antibiotic era," according to a new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report.

The report, which analyzes electronic health records and other data, shows an infection every 11 seconds and a death every 15 minutes on average from bugs that resist treatment from antibiotics. The CDC said ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 21:01pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Legal Scholars to LexisNexis, Thompson Reuters: Stop Helping ICE

LAWYERS, STUDENTS, AND scholars called on legal database providers to end their contracts with Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the Department of Homeland Security, and private surveillance contractor Palantir, saying the arrangements put universities and immigration lawyers in the untenable position of feeding money and even information into systems that facilitate deportation.

Researchers Against Surveillance and Law Students Against ICE made their requests in a letter and petition ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-11-14 21:01pm to the Off Topic News forum.

Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves 2 students dead, multiple injured

A teenage gunman who opened fire at a Southern California high school Thursday morning shot five students, two of whom have died, before shooting himself in the head, officials said.

The suspect, whom authorities described as an Asian male, whose 16th birthday was on the day of the shooting at Saugus High School, was in "grave" condition at a hospital, Los Angeles County authorities said.

The students who died were a 16-year-old female and a 14-year-old male. All of the victims and the ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 20:59pm to the Crime forum.

Less than half of US evangelicals identify as 'pro-life,' new poll suggests

Only a quarter of evangelicals in the United States believe abortion should be illegal in all cases, according to a new poll showing that a majority of self-identified Christians in the U.S. identify as “pro-choice” and less than half of evangelicals identify as “pro-life.”

Save the Storks, a pro-life organization that partners with pregnancy centers to provide women with free ultrasounds, released a new survey this week that it sponsored through the research firm Magid. 

The ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 21:00pm to the Health & Beauty forum.

Italian council is flooded immediately after rejecting measures on climate change

Veneto regional council, which is located on Venice's Grand Canal, was flooded for the first time in its history on Tuesday night -- just after it rejected measures to combat climate change.

The historic Italian city has been brought to its knees this week by the worst flooding there in more than 50 years.
And the council chamber in Ferro Fini Palace started to take in water around 10 p.m. local time, as councilors were debating the 2020 regional budget, Democratic Party councilor Andrea ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 20:59pm to the The World forum.

Steve King Claims George Soros' Son is WH Whistleblower

Rep. Steve King (R-IA) posted photos of the son of left-wing billionaire George Soros on Thursday, absurdly accusing him of being the White House whistleblower.

“Adam Schiff said, ‘I do not know the identity of the whistleblower.’ @RepAdamSchiff here are four strong clues,” posted King, along with four pictures of Soros with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 20:58pm to the Politics forum.

Rudy Giuliani says Trump will stay loyal to him but jokes that he has 'insurance'

Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, has said he is confident the president will remain loyal to him as an impeachment inquiry unfolds in which the former New York mayor has become a central figure.

But Giuliani joked that he had good “insurance” in case Trump did turn on him, amid speculation Republicans will seek to frame him as a rogue actor.
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 20:58pm to the Crime forum.

On Day One of the impeachment hearings, the Trump Show continues to disrupt Washington

On Google, searches for “impeachment” topped the trending charts for much of the day, but the volume didn’t come close to the previous day’s leader: a nationwide quest for information regarding Sonic the Hedgehog, the video game character that is getting its own ad­ven­ture movie next year.

Submitted by Forensic at 2019-11-14 20:10pm to the Politics forum.

Retired OPD cops with arrest, discipline histories work at schools, hospitals

Retired Orlando Police Department officer Dennis Turner sparked a furor when he arrested two 6-year-old students while working as a school resource officer at Lucious & Emma Nixon Academy in September.

As details emerged of Turner’s history — including a child abuse arrest in 1998 — some questioned why he was allowed to work as a school resource officer.

Turner was part of OPD’s Active Reserve Unit, which is made up of retired officers who pick up shifts to plug staffing gaps. ...
Submitted by sleeppoor at 2019-11-14 19:50pm to the Crime forum.

Graham blocks resolution recognizing Armenian genocide after Erdo?an meeting

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) blocked a resolution on Wednesday that would have formally recognized the Ottoman Empire's genocide against the Armenian people. 
Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) asked for consent to pass the resolution that would have provided "official recognition and remembrance" of the Armenian genocide.
"The United States foreign policy must reflect an honest accounting of human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, ethnic cleansing and genocide. We cannot turn our ...
Submitted by Xiphias at 2019-11-14 20:07pm to the The World forum.

Peter Handke Won Nobel Prize After Two Jurors Fell for Conspiracy Theory

THIS IS A STORY about a conspiracy theory that was born in the 1990s, hibernated in obscurity for two decades, and in 2019 appears to have duped jurors into awarding the Nobel Prize for Literature to Peter Handke, who has denied the Serb genocide of Muslims in Bosnia.

The short version is that two Nobel jurors, responding to global criticism over their selection of the Austrian-born writer, took the unusual step last month of disclosing the sources they consulted while making up their ...
Submitted by Forensic at 2019-11-14 19:27pm to the Off Topic News forum.

A Strike for Racial Justice and Democracy in Little Rock Schools

The teachers’ strike wave shows no signs of ebbing anytime soon. Chicago’s school workers struck in October, teachers in Sonoma walked out this Wednesday, and now 1,800 educators in Little Rock, Arkansas are striking today.

Though every walkout is unique, Little Rock’s action is particularly exceptional: it’s a strike for democracy and racial justice, in a town that stood at the epicenter of the Civil Rights Movement’s fight for school desegregation and which today is confronting a ...
Submitted by crote at 2019-11-14 18:20pm to the Education forum.