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Confederate-related paraphernalia must be removed from all Marine installations, commandant orders

The highest-ranking officer in the US Marine Corps has ordered Confederate-related paraphernalia to be removed from all Marine installations. The order from Commandant Gen. David Berger was one of several initiatives he prioritized for “immediate execution” in a memo sent to senior leadership last week, Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Joseph Butterfield told CNN. Some of…

Univ. of Michigan doctor allegedly sexually abused students, including Olympic wrestler

A doctor at the University of Michigan sexually abused students and athletes, including an Olympic wrestler, for decades, three former wrestlers and their attorneys said in a news conference Thursday. University doctor Robert E. Anderson, who worked at Michigan from 1968 to 2003, allegedly molested them during unnecessary medical examinations, the wrestlers said. Anderson died…

Houston water main break causes major flooding, submerging cars and filling streets

A water main break Thursday sent water flowing nearly two miles away, submerging some freeways, streets and even cars in east Houston, Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez said. “Water covering a part of the main lanes causing people to sit on the roofs of their cars,” Gonzalez tweeted. All occupants are now out, he said.…

Illinois lawmakers have introduced a bill to ban Native American mascots

Sports mascots that invoke Native American imagery and traditions have long been considered offensive by tribal nations. Two Illinois lawmakers want to ban them. Two representatives in the state House have introduced a bill that would prohibit schools from using Native American logos, mascots or other imagery unless they: receive written permission from a tribe…

MLB makes history by naming its first black and Latino-born umpire crew chiefs

Major League Baseball just notched a win for diversity. The MLB announced on Thursday it appointed Kerwin Danley as its first black umpire crew chief and Alfonso Marquez as its first Latino-born crew chief. Danley, 58, started umpiring for the major leagues in 1992 and was hired full-time in 1998. His resume includes umpiring for…

Lori Loughlin will stand trial with her husband and 6 other parents in October

Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are expected to stand trial starting October 5 on charges related to the college admissions scam, a spokesperson for the US Attorney’s Office in Massachusetts said. They will stand trial alongside six other parents charged in the scam: Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane Blake, Todd Blake, John Wilson, Homayoun Zadeh…

What we know about the shooting that turned Molson Coors complex into a ‘war zone’

A gunman shattered a regular work day at the Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee on Wednesday, killing five co-workers before he turned the gun on himself. Here’s what we know: The motive Investigators have not released any details on the shooter’s motive. The company describe him as an “active” employee but did not provide additional…

Lori Loughlin and Mossimo Giannulli’s legal team files a motion to postpone setting a trial date over newly released evidence

Lori Loughlin and her husband Mossimo Giannulli’s legal team has filed a motion to postpone setting a trial date against the couple for their role in the college admissions scandal light of recently released evidence, according to newly filed court documents. “The government is trying to benefit from withholding information in violation of its obligations…

Clive Cussler, prolific author and sea explorer, dead at 88

Clive Cussler, the bestselling author and sea explorer, died on Monday, his family announced in a Facebook post. He was 88. In the Facebook post, wife Janet Horvath said it had been a privilege to be with the author over the years. “I want to thank you, his fans and friends for all the support,…

5 people killed after worker opens fire at Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee; gunman also dead

A worker at the sprawling Molson Coors complex in Milwaukee opened fire Wednesday afternoon, killing five employees before taking his own life, the company’s chief executive officer and police said. The suspected shooter, a 51-year-old man from Milwaukee, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound, police Chief Alfonso Morales told reporters. Gavin Hattersley, Molson Coors president…