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  • Man who lost wallet has drinking contest named after him

    ENGLAND– It’s pretty easy to lose track of things when you’re drunk, but sometimes those alcohol-fueled accidents can turn out to be some of your best stories. Just ask English journalist Tim Burrows, who had a few too many, lost his wallet and subsequently had a drinking competition named in his honor. Been contacted by a man who found my wallet at Reading 2003, took £10 out to buy cider and held an annual drinking competition in my honour — timburrows […]

  • Dozens of Houston court cases in jeopardy due to errors by crime scene investigator

    HOUSTON — Dozens of local court cases may be in jeopardy because of serious errors committed by a crime scene investigator. Now, several law enforcement agencies are pointing the finger of blame at each other. The Houston Forensic Science Commission has identified a total of 65 different cases dating back to October 2015 that required them to file amended reports. Of the 65 cases, 26 are homicides and 5 are officer-involved shootings. All 65 were missing some sort of documentation, […]

  • Tillerson, U.S., Russia relations at low point following meeting with Putin

    MOSCOW– US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that relations with Moscow are at a low point after meetings in Russia that seemed to do little to bridge a deepening diplomatic divide over a chemical attack in Syria. “Relations are at a low point, there is a low level of trust between our two countries,” Tillerson said at a news conference with his Russian counterpart, Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. Tillerson and Lavrov spoke to the press after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin […]

  • First trailer for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’ sets new records for Marvel and Disney

    LOS ANGELES — The latest installment of the Thor movie series is hammering its way to some pretty big hype thanks to a trailer that’s bringing new energy to the franchise. The first teaser trailer for “Thor: Ragnarok” was watched more than 136 million times in the first 24 hours after it was posted online. That’s a record for both Marvel and its parent company Disney. The feat is doubly impressive when you consider Disney is home to blockbuster franchises like […]

  • Follow the money: What financial disclosures reveal about Michael Flynn, Jared Kushner

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – The 1976 film All the President’s Men, tells the story of the Washington Post reporters who uncovered the Watergate scandal that forced President Richard Nixon to resign. One of the most lasting elements of the iconic film is a simple, three-word phrase that guided the reporters where they needed to go to sniff out political corruption. Nowadays, whenever there’s the possibility of a scandal in Washington the almost surefire way to get to the bottom of things is to take […]

  • President Trump declares April sexual assault awareness month, despite his own sexual assault accusations

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – President Donald Trump has proclaimed April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month, despite being accused of sexual assault, groping, and harassment by no fewer than sixteen women. No, it’s not an April fool’s joke. The proclamation follows in the footsteps of President Obama, who became the first president to officially declare April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention month back in 2009. Advocacy groups like the Rape Abuse & Incest National Network and the National Sexual Violence Resource […]

  • New tattoo policy may allow HPD officers to display body art

    HOUSTON – Tattoos and the workplace don’t always mix. Research published in the International Journal of Innovative Research and Development shows that 86 percent of young professionals don’t think their tattoos and piercings reduce their chances of being hired. Another study from the International Journal of Hospitality Management, found that grooming and business attire are more important to employers looking to hire. The Houston Police Department is the latest employer considering jumping on the pro-tattoo bandwagon by removing a ban on […]

  • State Representative Carol Alvarado fighting to make bestiality illegal in Texas

    HOUSTON – It was shocking enough when Harris County Deputy Andrew Sustaita was caught on tape having sex with a small dog in January, but what may be even more shocking is that he was charged with obscenity and not bestiality. Well, there’s a reason for that! Texas is one of only seven states that do not have a bestiality law on the books. ….but maybe not for long. State Representative Carol Alvarado filed House Bill 1087, which would make sexual […]

  • Bad News Bears: Baylor’s legal arguments to dismiss Title IX lawsuit are striking out

    WACO, Texas – Lawyers for Baylor University have filed a motion to dismiss a Title IX lawsuit filed by a former student who says she and dozens of other women were raped by members of the school’s football team. However, most of the the arguments presented in the motion can easily be taken down by Title IX protections and other legal precedents. It’s Not Baylor’s responsibility In the motion to dismiss, lawyers for the University state, “As a general rule, universities do […]