Southern Baptist church releases database of sexual abusers, redactions spark anger – National

The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) has published an internal database of sexual abusers and those accused of sexual assault within the church’s ranks, as promised early this week. The 205-page list holds hundreds of entries of alleged and convicted cases of sexual abuse perpetrated by pastors and officials in the Southern Baptist denomination, the largest … Read more

Texas school shooter warning signs drowned in sea of social media posts – National

The warning signs were there for anyone to stumble upon, days before the 18-year-old gunman entered a Texas elementary school and slaughtered 19 children and two teachers. There was the Instagram photo of a hand holding a gun magazine, a TikTok profile that warned, “Kids be scared,” and the image of two AR-style semi-automatic rifles … Read more

Toronto Police shot and killed a man who was carrying a firearm near three schools, police say

Officers responded to reports of a man carrying a firearm and “there was an interaction” between officers and the man, according to the Special Investigations Unit in the Canadian province of Ontario. At some point during the interaction, two officers shot at the suspect, hitting him at least once, police said. The suspect was pronounced … Read more

Meghan Markle visits Texas to pay respect to school shooting victims – National

by staff The Associated Press Posted May 26, 2022 9:55 pm narrower font Descrease article font size †a Larger font Increase article font size a† Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, made a visit to a memorial site for the victims involved in the deadly elementary school shooting in Texas. Meghan placed white flowers tied with … Read more

‘How to Murder Your Husband’ writer found guilty of murdering husband – National

In 2011, self-published romance writer Nancy Crampton Brophy wrote an essay titled “How to Murder Your Husband.” On Wednesday, she was convicted of murdering her husband. Nancy, 71, was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of her spouse, Daniel Brophy, 63. Daniel was killed on June 2, 2018, as he prepped for work … Read more

Canada gives $1M to investigate Russian sex crimes in Ukraine – National

Canada is committing an extra $1 million to help the international community investigate sex crimes by Russian troops in Ukraine. Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly said Canada would give the extra funds to the International Criminal Court to help it investigate sexual violence toward women, and also crimes against children. Ten RCMP officers, and Canadian … Read more

What Is Monkeypox, And Could It Become The Next Pandemic?

Like its close relative the smallpox virus, monkeypox is a pathogen in the Orthopoxvirus family. It is transmitted through contaminated body fluids or close contact with infected humans and other animals. Approximately a week or two following infection, the virus gives rise to a fever, headaches, muscle aches, swollen lymph nodes, and exhaustion. Several days … Read more

Texas school shooting victims trapped in class, official says as families mourn losses – National

Distraught families gathered at a local civic center and turned to social media to mourn and to make desperate pleas for help finding missing children as the death toll in a gruesome school shooting at a Texas elementary school rose to at least 19 students and two teachers. By nightfall, names of those killed during … Read more

Unearthing the evidence of Russia’s war crimes in east Ukraine – National

MALA RAYAN, Ukraine — Incinerated by a Russian tank shell, the Mercedes sedan sat for two months on Shlyakhova Street. It was just another rusted frame on a rural road littered with them, but when Oleksander Ilenkov got to it, it became a war crime scene. Illenkov is a prosecutor in Kharkiv region. Before the … Read more

North Korea launches series of missiles, including ICBM, soon after Biden departs Asia – National

North Korea fired three missiles, including one thought to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) on Wednesday, after US President Joe Biden left Asia following a trip in which he agreed to new measures to deter the nuclear-armed state. South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said the three missiles were fired in less than an … Read more