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Harvard Law failed to protect students from sexual assault, report finds

Harvard Law sexual assaultsHarvard Law School did not do enough to protect students from sexual assault and sexual harassment, an investigation by the US Department of Education found on Tuesday.

The investigation highlighted two reports of sexual assault. In one, a student was not allowed to participate in her alleged attacker’s appeal, a process that took more than a year and led to a reversal of the findings against him.


Idaho toddler shoots and kills his mother inside Walmart

Idaho toddler kills motherPolice in Idaho say a two-year-old boy shot and killed his 29-year-old mother in a Walmart after finding the woman’s weapon in her purse.

The Kootenai County sheriff’s office said the woman was shopping with her son and several relatives in the store’s Hayden, Idaho location when the boy, sitting in the front of the shopping cart, found the gun in her purse and shot the woman at about 10.15am local time.


Expert: Fired employee may have been behind Sony hack

Sony hackA former employee angry over being fired may have organized the hacking of Sony Pictures' computer network, a security expert says.

The FBI has blamed the government of North Korea, allegedly as reprisal for the movie The Interview. The movie depicts a talk show host and producer who score an interview with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un and are then recruited by the CIA to assassinate him.


School basketballers OK’d to wear ‘I can’t breathe’ shirts

I can't breathe shirts ok'dA California school district on Monday reversed a basketball tournament's ban on T-shirts reading "I can't breathe" and said it would allow high school players to wear the shirts during warm-ups as long as they do not cause problems, lawyers said.

With backing from school officials, last week Bruce Triplett, the athletic director at Fort Bragg High School told the boys' and girls' teams from Mendocino High School they could not compete in the three-day event if they wore the shirts — inspired by the last words of Eric Garner, the New York man who died after an officer put him in a chokehold — at the tournament. The two Mendocino varsity teams first wore the shirts before a Dec. 16 game against Fort Bragg.


Autopsy shows slain black man hit by 3 LAPD bullets, one in his back

MAN HAD LAPD BULLET IN BACKAn unarmed 25-year-old black man who was killed by Los Angeles police officers in August suffered three gunshot wounds, including one to his back, according to a long-awaited autopsy report that was released on Monday.

Police have said two officers shot and killed Ezell Ford, described by a family lawyer as mentally challenged, after he struggled with an officer and tried to grab his gun during a scuffle in mostly poor South Los Angeles on Aug. 11. Ford died in the operating room, according to the autopsy.


New Jersey bill could privatize water without tapping voters' approval

Water privatization in NJA bill that would allow New Jersey municipalities to sell their public water utilities to private, for-profit corporations without putting the measure to voters is awaiting Gov. Chris Christie’s signature.

Until now, any municipality in New Jersey that sought to sell off its water system to a private bidder had to hold a public vote. But a bill passed with bipartisan support by the state’s Senate last week would allow municipalities with aging and deteriorating water systems to put their systems up for sale without holding a referendum.


LAPD declares citywide tactical alert amid manhunt for ambush suspect

LAPDA massive manhunt was under way in a south Los Angeles neighborhood after two gunmen fired on a police patrol car with a rifle on Sunday night.

At around 9.30pm local time, two suspects shot at a Los Angeles Police Department squad car as the officers patrolled an area of south Los Angeles, deputy chief Bob Green said, according to the Los Angeles Times. The officers fired back, but the suspects fled.


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