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Harvard students sue university officials over school’s investment ties to prisons

Harvard students sue university officials over school’s investment ties to prisons

Five Harvard students are suing university officials over Harvard’s investments in what they call the “prison-industrial complex.” The students are accusing the university’s president, a senior fellow of Harvard Corporation, and Harvard’s endowment manager, Harvard Management Company (HMC), of a “violation of fiduciary duty and breach of the Harvard charter.” Jason Newton, a spokesman for…

Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho children, arrested in Hawaii

Lori Vallow, mother of missing Idaho children, arrested in Hawaii

The mother of two missing children has been arrested by police officers in Hawaii on a warrant issued by Madison County, Idaho, according to a statement from law enforcement. Lori Vallow, 46, was arrested on multiple charges, including on suspicion of two felony counts of desertion and nonsupport of dependent children, Kauai police said. She…

USC is waiving tuition for students whose families make less than $80,000

USC is waiving tuition for students whose families make less than $80,000

As college tuition prices continue to increase across the country, the University of Southern California is fighting back. USC announced Thursday that families with an annual income of $80,000 or less can attend the private university tuition-free, starting with students entering their first year this fall. Furthermore, owning a home will no longer be considered…

Sy Sperling, Hair Club for Men founder and client, dies at 78

Sy Sperling, Hair Club for Men founder and client, dies at 78

Sy Sperling, the founder of Hair Club for Men, died Wednesday after a lengthy illness in Boca Raton, Florida, said company vice president Rich Narcisi. Sperling was 78. Sperling is best known for his TV ads in the 1980s that famously pitched his hair restoration club with the tag line, “I’m not only the Hair…

Fotis Dulos’ attorney pleads not guilty to murder conspiracy

Fotis Dulos’ attorney pleads not guilty to murder conspiracy

A former attorney for Fotis Dulos pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges he conspired to murder Dulos’ wife. Dulos died by apparent suicide while awaiting trial for the murder of Jennifer Farber Dulos, a Connecticut woman missing since May 2019. Kent Mawhinney had worked for Dulos and was arrested along with the man’s former girlfriend…

3 corrections officers say Nicholas Sutton protected them. He was executed tonight

3 corrections officers say Nicholas Sutton protected them. He was executed tonight

Nicholas Sutton, a multiple murderer who was sentenced to death for fatally stabbing a fellow inmate, was executed Thursday night by electric chair at a Tennessee prison. Sutton was pronounced dead at 7:26 p.m. (8:26 p.m. ET), according to a news release from the Tennessee Department of Correction. Sutton was convicted in 1981 of killing…

Paraglider rescued after flying into power lines in California

Paraglider rescued after flying into power lines in California

A paraglider had to be rescued after he flew into power lines and became trapped in the wires for more than three hours. The man become entangled in the power lines Wednesday afternoon while trying to land near the Yuba County Airport in Olivehurst, California, the Yuba County Sheriff’s Department said in a news release.…

All the questions the jury has asked in Harvey Weinstein’s trial

All the questions the jury has asked in Harvey Weinstein’s trial

Jurors in Harvey Weinstein’s case have asked the court for legal clarifications, to repeat testimony from key witnesses, to provide apartment blueprints and more since deliberations began on Tuesday. In all, jurors have sent in five notes, each with multiple questions and requests. Their specific questions showed a focus on testimony from Miriam Haley, whose…

Wanted: Half a million workers to help count people for the census

Wanted: Half a million workers to help count people for the census

The Census Bureau is ramping up recruiting in a push to hire up to half a million temporary workers for this year’s count. Census Director Steven Dillingham said this week that his agency is hoping hundreds of thousands more people will submit applications. So far, about 2.4 million have applied. “We would still like to…