Dodgers legend Carl Erskine, last surviving ‘Boys of Summer’ member, dead at 97

[ad_1] Carl Erskine, a legendary pitcher for the Dodgers who was the last surviving member of the 1950s “Boys of Summer” squad, has died. He was 97 years old.  Erskine died in his hometown of Anderson, Indiana, at Community Hospital Anderson, according to Michele Hockwalt, who serves as the hospital’s marketing and communication manager.  “For … Read more

U.S.C. Cancels Valedictorian’s Speech After Pro-Israel Groups Object

[ad_1] The University of Southern California said it has canceled plans for a graduation speech by this year’s valedictorian, Asna Tabassum, who is Muslim. The school said the decision stemmed from security concerns based on emails and other electronic communications warning of a plan to disrupt the commencement, including at least one that targeted Ms. … Read more

Drinking 100% orange juice is linked to surprising health benefits, study finds

[ad_1] Pure orange juice might have some unexpected benefits. Researchers from Toronto Metropolitan University researched the effects of drinking 100% orange juice compared to a sugar-sweetened beverage (SSB), or “orange drink,” on appetite, food intake and glycemic response in adults. The study was funded by the Florida Department of Citrus. It was published in the … Read more

4 in ‘God’s Misfits’ Group Charged in Disappearance of 2 Kansas Women

[ad_1] Two Kansas women who disappeared last month were likely targeted over a custody dispute, the authorities said, after four people involved in an anti-government group they called God’s Misfits were arrested on murder and kidnapping charges in the case. Two bodies were recovered as part of the investigation, but they have not yet been … Read more

Texas set to be fined $100,000 per day after failing to investigate allegations of abuse in foster care system

[ad_1] A federal judge is fining Texas $100,000 per day for routinely neglecting to adequately investigate allegations of abuse and neglect raised by children in the state’s struggling foster care system. U.S. District Judge Janis Graham Jack in Corpus Christi ruled Monday that the Texas Health and Human Services agency has shown contempt of her … Read more

North Korea to put Chinese surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces to monitor citizens, report says

[ad_1] North Korea is intensifying its surveillance efforts by installing surveillance cameras in schools and workplaces. The country also plans to collect biometric information such as fingerprints and photographs from its citizens. The use of digital surveillance tools threatens the few remaining private spaces for North Koreans. North Korea is putting surveillance cameras in schools … Read more

Iraq’s Abu Ghraib prison detainee shares emotional testimony in trial against Virginia military contractor

[ad_1] Detainees from Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq who allege abuse will testify in front of a U.S. jury for the first time in a lawsuit against Virginia-based military contractor CACI. CACI’s lawyers questioned whether the plaintiffs can prove they were abused, or that CACI interrogators inflicted abuse on them. Regardless, lawyers claimed the U.S. … Read more