Category: News

‘Catch the scum’ who left woman in her nineties with bruised face in burglary

Masked burglars broke into an elderly woman’s home as she slept and attacked her, leaving her with purple bruising under her eye. One of them put his hand over the woman’s mouth to stop her crying out as the other searched the home in Liverpool just after 2.25am today. The woman, 93, was taken to […]

‘I don’t pick up from airports’ — how Uber and Lyft drivers are dealing with the coronavirus outbreak

Tewodros Amare, a full-time Uber driver in Oakland, California, isn’t taking any chances when it comes to the coronavirus. Amare gives an average of 100 rides per week around the San Francisco Bay Area and relies on his gig economy job to help pay his bills. Staying home isn’t an option, so instead he’s making […]

FDA bans shock device used on mentally disabled patients

Federal officials on Wednesday banned electrical shock devices used to discourage aggressive, self-harming behavior in patients with mental disabilities. The announcement from the Food and Drug Administration follows years of pressure from patient groups and mental health experts who have called the treatment outdated, ineffective and unethical. The agency first announced its intent ban the […]

Irish architects Farrell, McNamara win Pritzker Prize

Irish architects Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara have been awarded the 2020 Pritzker Architecture Prize for “consistent service to humanity as evidenced by a body of built work,” and for leading the way for women in a male-dominated profession. The announcement was made Tuesday by Tom Pritzker, chairman of The Hyatt Foundation, which sponsors the […]

The FBI has failed to identify and track homegrown extremists, Justice Department watchdog says

The FBI has not done enough to identify and fight homegrown extremists, the Department of Justice’s internal watchdog said Wednesday. The agency also failed to follow up on some cases that had been flagged as potential threats to the country, Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz wrote in his report. “The FBI has not taken […]

Lawmakers brawl in Turkey’s parliament over military involvement in northern Syria

Fists flew as a fight broke out between lawmakers from opposing parties in Turkey’s parliament Wednesday during a tense discussion about the country’s military involvement in northwest Syria. Dozens of legislators from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s party and from the main opposition party were caught on camera pushing and punching each other. Some are seen […]

Mother of American held in Iran fears her son is at risk of infection from coronavirus

The mother of an American imprisoned in Iran said Wednesday she fears her son is at risk of contracting the coronavirus given the scale of the outbreak in the country and reports that the illness has spread to a major prison where he was held temporarily. Michael White, a U.S. Navy veteran, had just finished […]