usatoday

Karen Stitt: Arrest made in brutal 1982 killing of a California teenager, officials say

Karen Stitt: Arrest made in brutal 1982 killing of a California teenager, officials say

Karen Stitt, 15, was last seen by her boyfriend when he left her near a Sunnyvale, California, bus stop the night of September 2, 1982, according to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The teen, worried he would get in trouble with his parents for being home late, left after watching Karen walk toward …

Karen Stitt: Arrest made in brutal 1982 killing of a California teenager, officials say Read More »

Opinion: It's not just Equifax.  The whole credit reporting system needs an overhaul

Opinion: It’s not just Equifax. The whole credit reporting system needs an overhaul

US consumers have long complained about mistakes on their credit reports and credit bureaus’ failure to fix those errors. Far too often, people are penalized for mistakes that the credit bureaus or data furnishers made, and irrelevant information — such as a job loss or illness — that doesn’t predict credit default. This can keep …

Opinion: It’s not just Equifax. The whole credit reporting system needs an overhaul Read More »

Sesame Place announces diversity initiatives after accusations of racial bias

Sesame Place announces diversity initiatives after accusations of racial bias

CNN — Sesame Place has announced new measures to expand its diversity, equity and inclusion efforts following a class action lawsuit alleging racial bias. Last month, a Black family accused Sesame Place Philadelphia character performers of racial discrimination and filed a lawsuit against parent company SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment in federal court in Pennsylvania. The …

Sesame Place announces diversity initiatives after accusations of racial bias Read More »

SpaceX denied nearly $900 million in broadband subsidies

SpaceX denied nearly $900 million in broadband subsidies

The Federal Communications Commission had earmarked the funds for SpaceX’s Starlink internet service as part of the agency’s largest-ever subsidy program designed to quickly get internet access to people across rural America, where three out of five people say access to high-speed internet is still a pressing issue. SpaceX was slated to receive a total …

SpaceX denied nearly $900 million in broadband subsidies Read More »

Omaha man charged with theft after stolen vehicles recovered from Benson property

Omaha man charged with theft after stolen vehicles recovered from Benson property

JULIE: BACK IN DOUGLAS COUNTY COURT, PROSECUTORS SAY THIS IS THE MAN RESPONSIBLE FOR A RENTAL LOT FILLED WITH STOLEN PROPERTY IN BENSON. INVESTIGATORS SAY QUIM HEREDIA-SANCHEZ STOLE AT LEAST 11 VEHICLES, WORTH $106,000. POLICE RECOVERED THOSE VEHICLES LAST MONTH FROM A PROPERTY NEAR 61ST AND BINNEY STREETS. A JUDGE SET BOND AT $250,000. HEREDIA-SANCHEZ …

Omaha man charged with theft after stolen vehicles recovered from Benson property Read More »

Austin Tice: Biden says US government knows 'with certainty' that Austin Tice has been held by Syrian government

Austin Tice: Biden says US government knows ‘with certainty’ that Austin Tice has been held by Syrian government

“We know with certainty that he has been held by the Syrian regime,” Biden said in a statement. “We have repeatedly asked the government of Syria to work with us so that we can bring Austin home.” “On the tenth anniversary of his abduction, I am calling on Syria to end this and help us …

Austin Tice: Biden says US government knows ‘with certainty’ that Austin Tice has been held by Syrian government Read More »

Pearland Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton comforted on mound by Tulsa batter whom he hit in head

Pearland Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton comforted on mound by Tulsa batter whom he hit in head

PEARLAND, TX (KTRK) — With a whole town tuning in Tuesday, Pearland Little League fulfills its journey back to the Little League World Series with a 9-4 victory over Tulsa, Oklahoma in the Southwest Regional Final. Pearland ran the table en route to its fourth World Series berth in 12 years, going 13-0 from district, …

Pearland Little League pitcher Kaiden Shelton comforted on mound by Tulsa batter whom he hit in head Read More »

'I had a broken heart,' exonerated man says after his and other convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective are tossed

‘I had a broken heart,’ exonerated man says after his and other convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective are tossed

CHICAGO (CBS) — Seven convictions were overturned in a day Tuesday in Cook County Criminal Court – in what was believed to be the largest mass-exoneration for murder in US history. Prosecutors had determined the cases had been irreparably tainted by disgraced former Chicago Police Detective Reynaldo Guevara. Cook County State’s attorney Kim Foxx said …

‘I had a broken heart,’ exonerated man says after his and other convictions linked to disgraced CPD detective are tossed Read More »

Branson, Mo. neighborhoods cleaning up debris, damaged trees after Monday's storms

Branson, Mo. neighborhoods cleaning up debris, damaged trees after Monday’s storms

BRANSON, Mo. (KY3) -Clean-up efforts are underway in Branson neighborhoods after Monday’s strong winds and heavy rain damaged trees and left debris scattered. When they woke up Tuesday morning, Branson residents said the storm scattered limbs across the subdivision, and trees were blocking the roadway in some areas. Lakewood estate maintenance crews say it will …

Branson, Mo. neighborhoods cleaning up debris, damaged trees after Monday’s storms Read More »