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- The New York Times
Schanda Handley was at home with her daughter and a neighbor when two men showed up at the door, dressed in what looked like blue uniforms from an appliance store. They had a carpet steamer and asked Handley if they could demonstrate it for her. When she said no, the men forced their way into her house at gunpoint, put a hood over her head and handcuffed her and her neighbor, she said. Then they pushed Handley into a van and drove off, leaving Handley’s 14-year-old daughter and the neighbor behi
- Lexington Herald-Leader
The girl sent an “SOS” message to her parents before she went missing.
- NBC News
Chris Ardoin was the headliner for a Zydeco music festival that attracted thousands.
- Washington Post
TOKYO - Even before she lost in the third round of the Olympic tennis tournament in which she was a favorite to win, Naomi Osaka faced backlash in Japan. The criticism, long running and usually bubbling just under the surface in her birth nation, came to the fore again when she climbed an illuminated staircase to light the Olympic cauldron under the glare of the world's spotlight. The issue for many commenters on Yahoo, which serves as a popular forum for a vocal minority of the country's conser
- Miami Herald
We were almost there.
- Washington Examiner
A federal judge in New York issued a judgment of forfeiture on Friday allowing authorities to seize an oil tanker used to ferry petroleum to North Korea in violation of international sanctions, the Justice Department announced.
- NBC News
"Never in a million years did I think our justice system was like this," one mother said. "Never did I think that judges were doing this and getting away with it."
As the first anniversary approaches on Aug. 4, major questions remain unanswered, including how a huge quantity of ammonium nitrate - which can be used to make fertiliser or bombs - was left unsafely stored in a capital city for years. The blast was one of the largest non-nuclear explosions ever recorded, killing more than 200 people, wounding thousands, and devastating swathes of Beirut. The FBI's Oct. 7, 2020 report, which was seen by Reuters this week, estimates around 552 tonnes of ammonium nitrate exploded that day, much less than the 2,754 tonnes that arrived on a Russian-leased cargo ship in 2013.
- Associated Press
When the giant cargo ship began to tip over off the Georgia coast, harbor pilot Jonathan Tennant found himself on his side, screaming orders in the darkness while flying debris that felt like gravel pelted him. After much of the Golden Ray slipped into the sea, crew members feared they would perish if they stayed on the ship — but they also could die if they attempted perilous climbs and dangerous leaps to reach the ocean. Tennant and about two dozen crew members on board were rescued and survived.
- Charlotte Observer
Charges were dropped quickly against Timothy Caraway, the man on the ground, for insufficient evidence, a court filing shows.
- The Root
Another day, another violent arrest of a Black person that began with an alleged nonviolent offense.
- USA TODAY Opinion
Survivors of heinous crimes deserve to have their day in court, but the bankruptcy proceedings essentially shut down future lawsuits against the BSA.
- The Guardian
Smoke, closed businesses and constant worry have changed life for those living with disaster on their doorstep A Cal Fire engine navigates along Hwy 70 near the burn zone of the Dixie fire on Thursday, 22 July, 2020 in Plumas County, California. Photograph: Peter DaSilva/UPI/REX/Shutterstock The Dixie fire was consuming vast swaths of land in the Sierra Nevada foothills, but in the nearby valley city of Chico, California, it was a typical summer day. The temperature had already climbed past 102F
- Kansas City Star
The victim was also missing most of her fingers and all of her toes, police said.
- Business Insider
The wife of the slain Haitian president said she survived the attack because the assassins thought they'd killed her already
Haitian President Jovenel Moïse was assassinated in his home on July 7. His wife, Martine Moïse, who was beside him, was injured in the attack.
Footage shows a 'frustrated' contractor using an excavator to wreck a new apartment complex over unpaid work
The contractor from Blumberg, Germany, caused $600,000 worth of damage because he claimed the building's developer owed him $5.8 million, reports say.
- Business Insider
A cruise passenger who assaulted two men during a drunken brawl at a buffet was sentenced to 21 months in jail
A financial advisor was sentenced to 21 months in jail after being found guilty of two counts of assault causing actual bodily harm during a cruise.
- Raleigh News and Observer
The Josephus Daniels house in Hayes Barton has been a national landmark since 1976.
- Associated Press
The longtime former head of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Albany says the diocese covered up sexual abuse by priests for decades and protected clergy by sending them to private treatment instead of calling police. Bishop Howard Hubbard, who ran the diocese in New York's Capital District from 1977 to 2014 and has himself been accused of sexual abuse, made the admission in a statement issued through his lawyer to the Albany Times-Union in response to questions from the newspaper. The Times Union reported Hubbard's statement on Saturday.
- The Wrap
Rudy Giuliani: If I Go to Jail, Those Who Put Me There ‘Will Suffer the Consequence in Heaven’ (Video)
Rudy Giuliani tells NBC New York that he is “more than willing to go to jail,” but if he does, those who put him there will “suffer the consequences in heaven.” Donald Trump’s former attorney has been the subject of a lengthy federal investigation into his dealings as an “unregistered lobbyist for Ukrainian” before the 2020 presidential election, an investigation which he calls unlawful and politically motivated. In a new interview with NBC News 4’s Melissa Russo, Giuliani maintains his innocenc