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Deleted texts helped convince jurors man killed trans woman because of gender ID, foreperson says

A South Carolina man was found guilty this month of killing a Black transgender woman in the nation’s first federal trial over a hate crime based on gender identity.
Image: Dime Doe, a Black transgender woman.
Image: Dime Doe, a Black transgender woman.
3h ago

Handcuffed car theft suspect escapes from police outside of a Philadelphia hospital

Police are working to locate 29-year-old Alleem Borden, who escaped from custody while being discharged from Temple University’s Episcopal Hospital.
Alleem Borden.
Alleem Borden.
5h ago

Americans whose yacht was hijacked in Grenada likely thrown overboard and died, police say

Kathy Brandel and Ralph Hendry have been missing since their boat was apparently taken by three escaped prisoners in Grenada on Feb. 19
Kathy Brandel, front left, and Ralph Hendry, front right, with family.
Kathy Brandel, front left, and Ralph Hendry, front right, with family.
5h ago

Boeing's safety culture is 'inadequate' and 'confusing', new FAA report finds

“We’ve taken important steps to foster a safety culture that empowers and encourages all employees to share their voice. But there is more work to do,” Boeing said Monday.
A worker walks past a Boeing 737 MAX-9 under construction at their production facility in Renton, Wash.
A worker walks past a Boeing 737 MAX-9 under construction at their production facility in Renton, Wash.
5h ago

Scammers hack Matthew Perry's X account and try to solicit cryptocurrency donations on fraudulent site

The Matthew Perry Foundation notified fans of the hack. They urged users to report imposter accounts and to not submit donations through unofficial channels.
Matthew Perry smiles as he poses for a photograph.
Matthew Perry smiles as he poses for a photograph.
5h ago

Oklahoma students walk out after trans student's death to protest bullying policies

After the death of Nex Benedict, classmates at Owasso High School say bullying often goes unpunished, causing students to feel like there’s no point asking for help.
A photo of Nex Benedict with a note is left alongside flowers
A photo of Nex Benedict with a note is left alongside flowers

Video shows gunfire and terror inside Joel Osteen’s megachurch in Houston

Houston police released roughly 26 minutes of video, which includes the sounds of dozens of bursts of gunfire, as questions remain over the Feb. 11 attack at Lakewood Church that left the shooter dead and two others injured.
Body camera video released by the Houston Police Department on Feb. 26, 2024.
Body camera video released by the Houston Police Department on Feb. 26, 2024.
6h ago

New York City medical school goes tuition-free thanks to $1 billion gift from former professor

Ruth Gottesman announced the gift and its purpose to students and faculty at Albert Einstein College of Medicine Monday, bringing some in the audience to tears and others to their feet, cheering.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, N.Y.
7h ago

Mouse-infested warehouse lands Family Dollar Stores with record $41M fine

An investigation found “live rodents, dead and decaying rodents, rodent feces, urine and odors,” at a warehouse in Arkansas.
Family Dollar Tumbles Most in a Year as Gross Margin Narrows
Family Dollar Tumbles Most in a Year as Gross Margin Narrows
10h ago

Calvin University president quits after school gets report of 'inappropriate' conduct

Calvin’s Board of Trustees accepted Wiebe Boer’s resignation, which he offered after admitting to sending communications that were inappropriate.
Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich.
Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Mich.
10h ago

Phones are distracting students in class. More states are pressing schools to ban them

In Maryland, a chemistry teacher says students use gambling apps to place bets during the school day.
At the rural Utah school, there is a strict policy requiring students to check their phones at the door when entering every class. Each classroom has a cellphone storage unit that looks like an over-the-door shoe bag with three dozen smartphone-sized slots.
At the rural Utah school, there is a strict policy requiring students to check their phones at the door when entering every class. Each classroom has a cellphone storage unit that looks like an over-the-door shoe bag with three dozen smartphone-sized slots.