Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

 

Chicago mother says video shows son with autism body-slammed, injured at school

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iStock/Thinkstock(CHICAGO) — A Chicago mother of a student with autism said her son was attacked at school in a brutal bullying incident that was captured on video. Gabrielle George said a video posted on social media Monday showed her 14-year-old son T.J. Harrer being picked up and body-slammed by another student at Lake View High School, located on the north side of Chicago. Harrer — who has autism, but functions well enough to attend public school — suffered from a separated shoulder and head trauma in the incident, according toRead More


California gunman failed to access elementary school classrooms in shooting spree, authorities say

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moodboard/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — The gunman who went on an apparently random shooting spree in rural Northern California allegedly left an elementary school after he failed to access classrooms there, authorities said. Four people were killed and 10 more were wounded in a series of shootings this morning in Tehama County. The shootings took place in seven locations, including at the Rancho Tehama School, an elementary school in Corning, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, police said, but no children were killed. Ten people were hospitalized, including at least two children,Read More


Texas State University suspends all Greek activities following death of 20-year-old fraternity pledge

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iStock/Thinkstock(SAN MARCOS, Texas) — Texas State University has suspended all Greek activities following the death of a 20-year-old fraternity pledge. Matthew Ellis, a pledge for the university’s Phi Kappa Psi chapter, was found unresponsive Monday by officers with the San Marcos Police Department after attending an “off-campus social event” the night before, Texas State University President Denise Trauth said in a statement today. Friends of Ellis called 911, and Ellis was pronounced dead after first responders were unable to revive him, Trauth said. Police said they received a call aroundRead More


Blake Shelton is "People"'s Sexiest Man Alive

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David Becker/Getty Images via ABC(NEW YORK) — Country superstar Blake Shelton is People magazine’s 2017 Sexiest Man Alive. Blake’s response when he was told of the news was: “y’all must be running out of people,” he told the magazine. But he says his girlfriend, Gwen Stefani, convinced him to embrace the title. “She goes, ‘Listen to me, you’re going to regret this for the rest of your life if you don’t take this gift and just live in the moment,” Shelton tells People. Most of all, however, the newly mintedRead More


Family of Florida State University pledge who died thanks school for suspending Greek life

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iStock/Thinkstock(TALLAHASSEE, Fla.) — The family of a Florida State University fraternity pledge who died earlier this month released a statement thanking the university’s president for suspending all Greek life on campus in response to his death. Andrew Coffrey, 20, was found dead on Nov. 3 after the Tallahassee Police Department received a call about an unresponsive person in a home on Buena Vista Drive. His death initially sparked a police investigation and the suspension of the local chapter of Pi Kappa Phi, the fraternity to which Coffrey was pledging. ThreeRead More


Four killed, others injured in apparently random California shooting spree

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moodboard/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — Four people were killed and 10 more were wounded in a series of shootings this morning in rural Northern California. The shootings took place in seven locations, including an elementary school, police said, but no children were killed. The male suspect was killed by police, but his motive is unknown, according to authorities. Ten people were hospitalized, including at least two children, police said. One student was shot at the Rancho Tehama School, an elementary school in Corning, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, police said. CoyRead More


At snack business, young people with autism find work and skills for the future

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ABC News(LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.) — Sam Antar was all smiles when he was offered a full-time, paid position as a “granologist” at Luv Michael, a healthy snack business. “I like to put the ingredients together,” Antar, 22, told ABC News. “I love making new friends.” Based in Long Island City, Luv Michael’s mission is to provide meaningful employment for young adults with autism. The business was started by Lisa Liberatore and husband, Dimitri Kessaris, for their son, Michael, who has autism and also loves to cook. Luv Michael nowRead More


What Roy Moore's five accusers have said and his responses

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Scott Olson/Getty Images(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) — Five women have accused Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexual misconduct or impropriety. He has denied any wrongdoing and points to a political conspiracy as the reason why the allegations are being made public now. Four of the accusers were named in a Washington Post article and the fifth accuser came forward and told her story in a news conference Monday. Ahead, here is a summary of the accusations against Moore and what he has said about each case.Leigh Corfman Corfman spoke to TheRead More


At least 4 dead in apparent shooting spree near California elementary school

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moodboard/Thinkstock(SAN FRANCISCO) — At least four people are dead from an apparent random shooting spree Tuesday in rural Northern California. The shootings took place in seven locations, including an elementary school. The shooter, shot dead by police, was the fifth person killed. One student was shot at the Rancho Tehama School, an elementary school in Corning, about 130 miles north of Sacramento, police said. No deaths were reported at the school, Ann Bates, administrative assistant to the superintendent of the Corning Union Elementary School District, said. Police said the shooterRead More


Even Justin Timberlake's wife doesn't know what his Super Bowl show will be like

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ABC/Adam RoseJustin Timberlake is set to headline next year’s Super Bowl halftime show, but the production is being kept under wraps. How secret is it? Even JT’s wife Jessica Biel doesn’t know what he’s going to do. Speaking to E! Online, Jessica says, “I know nothing, truly.” All she would say is, “They’re being very thoughtful about what they want to do and figuring it out.” However, the actress says that she, Justin and their two-year-old son Silas are looking forward to returning to Minneapolis for the Super Bowl, becauseRead More