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Ohio officer who shot Sam DuBose wore Confederate flag T-shirt under uniform

Ohio officer had Confederate flag under uniformFormer University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing was wearing a T-shirt featuring a Confederate flag under his police uniform at the time he fatally shot Sam DuBose. The shirt was part of the presentation of evidence Friday in the murder trial.

The T-shirt was submitted as evidence during the testimony of Cincinnati police crime scene investigator Jimmy Nghia Duc Pham. Pham testified investigators found a jar containing marijuana within the 1998 Honda Accord DuBose was occupying, three bags of marijuana in the Accord and a "couple" of bags in DuBose's pockets.

Court took a 10-minute recess following the introduction of evidence gathered by crime scene investigators.


Bridgegate verdict: Bill Bridgegate: Baroni and Bridget Kelly guilty on all counts

Bridgegate guilty verdictsTwo former Christie administration insiders charged in a bizarre scheme of political retaliation against a mayor who refused to endorse the governor for re-election were found guilty Friday on all counts in the long-running Bridgegate saga.

In a seven-week trial that saw their own words used against them, Bill Baroni and Bridget Anne Kelly were convicted of helping orchestrate massive traffic tie-ups at the George Washington Bridge in September 2013. The plot was hatched to send a pointed message to Fort Lee Mayor Mark Sokolich, after he stepped back from his earlier public support of Gov. Chris Christie.


Harvard Cancels Men’s Soccer Season After Finding Sexually Explicit 'Reports' Continued Through 2016

Harvard Cancels Soccer SeasonHarvard has cancelled the men’s soccer team’s season after an Office of General Counsel review found that the team continued to produce vulgar and explicit documents rating women on their perceived sexual appeal and physical appearance.

Athletics Director Robert L. Scalise wrote in an email to Harvard student athletes that he decided to cancel the rest of the team’s season because the “practice appears to be more widespread across the team and has continued beyond 2012, including in 2016.”


Penn State fined $2.4M for mishandling sex crimes on campus

Penn State fined

The U.S. Department of Education has issued a record $2.4 million fine against Pennsylvania State University following the investigation into the school’s handling of sexual assault cases.

The 2012 conviction of the school's former assistant football coach, Jerry Sandusky, prompted the investigation.


Chicago Cubs Bury Curse With First World Series Title in 108 Years

Chicago CubsThe billy goat is dead.

The Chicago Cubs finally got out from behind the (190)8 ball, winning their first World Series in 108 years and ending the longest championship drought by any major American sports team.

The Cubs — America's most lovable sad sacks, its glorious sporting schlemiels, its embodiment of the jinx — defeated the Indians 8-7 in an incredible 10-inning marathon that stretched into Thursday morning in Cleveland. And the Billy Goat Tavern needs a new gimmick.


Tribe cheers Obama talk of rerouting ND pipeline

Dakota pipelineThe Standing Rock Sioux Tribe on Wednesday welcomed President Obama’s hint at rerouting the Dakota Access Pipeline they say threatens their land.

At the same time, the suggestion drew scorn from the pipeline’s developers and its industry supporters, and green groups said Obama needs to block the pipeline entirely.

Obama told NowThis News on Tuesday that the Army Corps of Engineers “is examining whether there are ways to reroute the pipeline,” which the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe says threatens sacred sites and a water source near their reservation in North Dakota.


2 Iowa officers killed in 2 ambush-style attacks

2 Iowa officers killedTwo Des Moines area police officers were shot to death early Wednesday in separate ambush-style attacks while they were sitting in their patrol cars, and police are searching for a suspect, authorities said.

Officers responded to a report of shots fired at 1:06 a.m. and found an Urbandale Police Department officer who had been shot. Authorities from several agencies saturated the area after that shooting, and about 20 minutes later discovered that a Des Moines officer had been shot in a patrol car at an intersection, Des Moines Sgt. Paul Parizek said. The shootings happened less than 2 miles apart and both took place along main streets that cut through residential areas.

Update: 46-year-old Scott Michael Greene, a suspect in these murders, has been taken into custody.


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