In response to the State Department's Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, state-owned China Central Television invoked Confucius in commentary surrounding Human Rights Record of the United States in 2013, a report prepared by the Information Office of the State Council, a Chinese cabinet agency.
Authorities have determined that Wednesday's dorm fire on the University of Nebraska: Omaha campus was started by a discarded cigarette. Smoking is not allowed within ten feet of the building. Many students have lost belongings and all fifty residents have been displaced.
Inspired by a speech given by the the Executive Director of Birmingham's Division of Youth Services, Cedric Sparks (pictured), AL.com is asking in an unscientific, online poll whether Black History Month is still needed. At this time the poll is still open and currently the vote is heavily against.
During the harsh winters of the 1990s, the Minnesota legislature established an emergency deer feeding program funded by a hunting license surcharge. It was last used in '97, then because the money went unspent during milder weather, the program was expanded to include the study and eradication of diseases.
Both houses of the Indiana General Assembly have passed legislation which would protect minors from certain alcohol offenses if they are the victim of a sexual assault, if they call in a medical emergency or to report what they believe to be a crime.
Gawker, Jezebel and Deadspin reported on McKenna Pope, the young lady who petitioned Hasbro to offer an Easy Bake Oven in a gender-neutral color. A lot comments were made about the ovens, genders and colors. Now she's given a TEDYouth talk about making change.
Unless a violent crime has been committed and there's a risk of additional harm, the Saint Louis Police policy is to not pursue those who flee. For property crime officers are not allowed to give chase, so Police Chief Sam Dotson would like drones to follow suspects home.
Undoubtedly most Hulu users have seen at least one comment complaining about a show's license, if not several. Brace yourself for another round because starting January 6th, everything ABC and ABC Family went on an eight-day delay for free streams.
On her eighteenth birthday, Lindsey Peterson, an all-state volleyball player and a senior on the high school basketball team was posing for photos with her teammates in the locker room prior to the game, when she slipped and fell from the bench upon which she was standing.
Driving an RV across the country, Sheridan Shepherd didn't signal at the bottom of an exit ramp in Oklahoma City. Before letting him go with a warning, the officer asked if his canine could give the vehicle a quick once over. The dog led them to 188 pounds of marijuana in a cabinet and $4000 in cash.
Steven Loy, a lawyer born and raised in a small Kentucky town recently argued his first case before the Supreme Court. His father was in attendance. At issue is "standing", or whether a supplier who is not a direct competitor can sue a company for false advertising and the question revolves around Lexmark ink refills.
With the ACLU's help, Sarah Childs went to court to protect her right to erect a middle finger out of Christmas lights on her roof. This year vandals have damaged her first reconstruction, but she has put it up again, even though she no longer lives in the house.
Rick Clark, the elected Sheriff of Pickens County South Carolina announced on Facebook Friday that he will not comply with President Obama's request to lower the flag outside his office to honor former South African President Nelson Mandela, saying that though "Mandela did great things for his country and was a brave…
In the wake of Illinois approving same-sex marriage, officials have taken a quick survey of how states handle the question of gay prisoners getting married. Of those listed in this brief, the prevailing policy might best be summed-up with an old song title: "Married, but not to each other".
Researchers at Longwood University have found that having a registered sex offender in the neighborhood will reduce Virginia property values by 7%; 16% if there are four or more and homes with at least three bedrooms will lose 26%, when there's a cluster of peer-networked, often unemployed sex offenders living nearby.
To me, the most interesting thing related to the dashcam video of a Michigan State Trooper and a suspect "falling" over an overpass railing for ten-yard drop is the accompanying article, where we learn the suspect was "on tether".
A Georgia resident contacted the local paper with a report of a white deer. They kept the location a secret, but wanted people to know that the animal was there. The next day, another local man submitted a photo of him standing beside a dead albino, he had killed.
WFMY in Greensboro (NC) combined all of Meghann Mollerus' standups outside of Guilford Courthouse National Military Park this morning into one long video. The big news is that people are going around the barricade, which they apparently regularly do and starting at the six minute mark, she talks to an arrogant prick.