The four-day festival returns to Omaha in its 98th year celebrating Italian culture, history and traditions.
- USA TODAY
Frederick Woods, now 70, was 24 when he and two other men kidnapped 26 school children and their bus driver in Northern California and buried them.
The Los Angeles Police Department released new video and sought the public's help with identifying the people seen on video looting and vandalizing a 7-Eleven store following a street takeover earlier this week.
- Chicago Tribune
R. Kelly’s former goddaughter breaks down at his federal trial, telling jury he filmed them having sex while she was a minor
The woman had been testifying for more than four hours Thursday about her clandestine sexual relationship with R&B superstar R. Kelly as an impressionable young teenager when she was asked about one of the central mysteries in the case. Why, after two decades of silence, did she finally decide to come forward and speak out? There was a lengthy, silent pause in the Chicago federal courtroom. ...
- KABC – Los Angeles
A bystander's video shows a man stepping out of a pickup truck after a crash in Van Nuys and calmly walking away from the scene.
- Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“We have done our research and know that we aren’t breaking any laws,” the coffee shop’s owner said.
- Miami Herald
“Yesterday my world ended.”
One brother's body has been recovered, while the other remains missing, per multiple reports
Two people were bitten by sharks on the same day earlier this week off the coast of Myrtle Beach, the local police department said.
- Associated Press
Unchecked development has hit this once laid back beach town on Mexico’s Caribbean coast so hard that developers are now eager — even desperate — to build condominiums and hotels in a shantytown. While police are trying to evict squatters so towering condos can be built next to wood and tarpaper shacks, residents are fighting back, saying they are tired of foreign investors excluding local people from their own coast. In the latest clash on July 27, police accompanying a backhoe fired tear gas and tried to knock down some squatters’ homes in the shadow of a new, balconied condo building.
A museum in New York City that told the story of the 9/11 attacks from the perspectives of the people affected has closed its building and ended its walking tours, a co-founder said Thursday. After shuttering the doors of the 16-year-old 9/11 Tribute Museum Wednesday evening, volunteers spent Thursday morning coordinating the pickup of a World Trade Center steel beam that was heading for storage, along with other artifacts such as first responders' gear and parts of the two planes that crashed into the buildings. Attendance has decreased from nearly 300,000 a year prior to a six-month closure in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic to a record low of 26,000 in 2021, said Jennifer Adams-Webb, a co-founder of the museum and CEO of the non-profit September 11th Families' Association, which helped start the museum.
A video of a man fighting with a teen in Valencia has gone viral and the LA County Sheriff Santa Clarita Valley Station is investigating.
Lana Batochir, 34, was on a raft with friends when a larger boat reversed into them, police said, dragging Batochir and another with it
- BuzzFeed News
As San Francisco’s wealthy residents panic over property crime, some of the city’s less privileged can’t find ways to make ends meet.View Entire Post ›
Japanese hikers survive 10 days lost in the wilderness — immediately apologize for ‘causing trouble’ upon rescue
Two Japanese women who spent 10 days lost in the mountains immediately apologized to emergency responders for “causing trouble” after being rescued. The two unnamed hikers, a 61-year-old from Nagoya and a 69-year-old from Ichinomiya, were climbing the 1,895-meter-tall (approximately 6,217 feet) Mount Misen in central Japan, reported The Asahi Shumbun.
- KABC – Los Angeles
Police are searching for dozens of people who ransacked and vandalized a 7-Eleven store following a nearby street takeover in South Los Angeles.
- Associated Press
Yeyerisa Abimbola has dedicated most of her 58 years on Earth to the Osun, a waterway in deeply religious Nigeria named for the river goddess of fertility. As the deity’s chief priestess, she leads other women known as servants of Osun in daily worship and sacrificial offerings along the riverbank. The river, which flows through the dense forest of the Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove — designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2005 — is revered for its cultural and religious significance among the Yoruba-speaking people predominant in southwestern Nigeria, where Osun is widely worshipped.
A homeless single father dubbed “Balloon Father” on Chinese social media went viral after he was seen selling balloons at night with his young daughter. The father decorated a luggage bag with balloon dolls and filled the inside with cotton-padded quilts, everyday necessities and materials for balloon creations. Residing in Xuchang, Henan province of central China, the father explained that he brings his daughter along with him as he does not want to leave his daughter alone.
- LA Times
Police released surveillance video showing people storming into a 7-Eleven store early Monday, stealing items and throwing merchandise at employees.
- Associated Press
The man charged with stabbing Salman Rushdie on a lecture stage in western New York said in an interview that he was surprised to learn the accomplished author had survived the attack. Speaking to the New York Post from jail, Hadi Matar said he decided to see Rushdie at the Chautauqua Institution after he saw a tweet last winter about the writer's planned appearance. Matar, 24, said he considered late Iranian leader Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini “a great person” but wouldn't say whether he was following a fatwa, or edict, issued by Khomeini in Iran in 1989 that called for Rushdie’s death after the author published “The Satanic Verses.”
American Airlines honors first African-American woman to earn pilot’s license with historic all-Black female crew
Some may find it difficult to believe that in 2022, we’re still commemorating the “first Black” anything, but American Airlines […] The post American Airlines honors first African-American woman to earn pilot’s license with historic all-Black female crew appeared first on TheGrio.