USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Gymnastics Files For Bankruptcy in Wake of Sex Abuse Scandal

USA Gymnastics is turning to bankruptcy in an effort to ensure its survival. The embattled organization filed a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition on Wednesday as it attempts to reach settlements in the dozens of sex-abuse lawsuits it faces and to forestall its potential demise at the hands of the U.S. Olympic Committee. USA Gymnastics filed…

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rose 2.7 Percent in the Last Year, New Studies Show

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions Rose 2.7 Percent in the Last Year, New Studies Show

(WASHINGTON) — After several years of little growth, global emissions of heat-trapping carbon dioxide experienced their largest jump in seven years, discouraging scientists. World carbon dioxide emissions are estimated to have risen 2.7 percent from 2017 to 2018, according to three studies released Wednesday from the Global Carbon Project , an international scientific collaboration of…

At Least 84 People Arrested in Crackdown Targeting Italian Mob’s Alleged Widespread Cocaine Trafficking

At Least 84 People Arrested in Crackdown Targeting Italian Mob’s Alleged Widespread Cocaine Trafficking

(THE HAGUE, Netherlands) — In an investigation that underscored an Italian crime syndicate’s role as a leading player in international cocaine trafficking, police in four countries arrested at least 84 suspected mobsters Wednesday in a series of carefully coordinated raids. Those detained allegedly work for the Italian ‘ndrangheta criminal network that traffics in cocaine on…

Princeton a Cappella Group Cuts Little Mermaid Song After Complaint Performance Promotes ‘Toxic Masculinity’

Princeton a Cappella Group Cuts Little Mermaid Song After Complaint Performance Promotes ‘Toxic Masculinity’

(PRINCETON, N.J.) — An all-male a cappella group at an Ivy League university has pulled a Disney movie song from its act following a student newspaper column that suggested the lyrics helped promote “toxic masculinity.” The Princeton University Tigertones have performed “Kiss the Girl,” a song from “The Little Mermaid,” for years. During the performances,…

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral…

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

Nation bids goodbye to Bush with high praise, cannons, humor

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation bid goodbye to George H.W. Bush with high praise, cannon salutes and gentle humor Wednesday, celebrating the life of the Texan who embraced a lifetime of service in Washington and was the last president to fight for the U.S. in wartime. Three former presidents looked on at Washington National Cathedral…

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a U.K. parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of user data as a competitive weapon, often in ways designed to keep its users in the dark. Parliament’s media committee accused Facebook on Wednesday of cutting special deals with some app…

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

Prosecutors ramp up foreign lobbying probe in New York

WASHINGTON (AP) — Spinning off from the special counsel’s Russia probe, prosecutors are ramping up their investigation into foreign lobbying by two major Washington firms that did work for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort, according to people familiar with the matter. The investigation had been quiet for months since special counsel Robert Mueller referred…

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise. They were among hundreds of residents who were finally allowed back into neighborhoods…

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

Residents head back into California town leveled by wildfire

PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — Joyce and Jerry McLean sifted through twisted metal and broken glass Wednesday on the property where their mobile home once stood, hoping to find precious family possessions that might have survived the devastating California wildfire that leveled Paradise. They were among hundreds of residents who were finally allowed back into neighborhoods…