Washington state OKs $19.3M settlement for foster child left blind, quadriplegic after beating

Washington state has agreed to pay $19.3 million to settle a lawsuit over a child’s injuries after her placement with a convicted domestic abuser.   (uscourts.gov) The state of Washington has agreed to settle a $19.3 million lawsuit filed on behalf of an 18-month-old girl whose alleged abuse at the hands of her presumed father left her permanently blind and quadriplegic, […]

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Man City fears grow over state of Wembley pitch for Tottenham clash following NFL fixtures

City's Premier League game against one of their big title rivals has been switched to the national stadium because Spurs have been delayed moving into their new home. But the potentially crucial fixture will be staged on October 29 – just 24 hours after Jacksonville Jaguars take on Philadelphia Eagles at the ground. That would be the third NFL match […]

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Penn State frat member gets probation in pledge death case

Joseph Ems Jr., pictured arriving at court in June 2017.  (Chris Knight/AP file) BELLEFONTE, Pa. –  A former Penn State fraternity member will serve a year of probation for hazing and furnishing alcohol to a minor for events surrounding the death of a pledge nearly two years ago. The Centre Daily Times said 22-year-old Joseph Ems Jr. was also sentenced […]

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Ex-Oklahoma state senator gets 15-year prison sentence for child sex trafficking

Former Oklahoma state Sen. Ralph Shortey was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison on Sept. 17.  (Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office via AP) A former Republican state senator in Oklahoma was sentenced to 15 years in federal prison Monday for child sex trafficking. Ralph Shortey, 36, was also ordered to serve 10 years of supervised probation once he’s released from […]

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Florida State is a bad football team, and the clock already is ticking on Willie Taggart

It is generally a poor sign about the state of a college football program when someone is compelled to look up the theoretical cost of firing a coach just three games into his tenure.  But that’s where we were Saturday afternoon as Florida State got embarrassed at Syracuse 30-7, continuing what has been apparent since Willie Taggart’s debut on Labor […]

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Michigan State to hire firm to assist George Perles in lawsuit involving Nassar case

EAST LANSING — Michigan State University is hiring an outside law firm to assist trustee George Perles in responding to allegations made in a lawsuit this week that he intervened after an MSU athlete reported she'd been raped by Larry Nassar and that the complaint was dropped shortly after. “We are in the process of retaining counsel and once retained, Mr. […]

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India warns of ‘extremely grave’ crisis as flood toll rises

More than 100 people dead and 150,000 homeless as ‘worst floods in a decade’ hit India’s tourist hotspot Kerala The official death toll reached 106 on Thursday with fears the count could rise Kerala officials said almost 150,000 people had moved into makeshift camps  People have been evacuated with warnings that 80 dams could be about to burst Hundreds of […]

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The big grapple: NRL clubs not in a New York state of mind

Clubs are furious they haven’t been consulted about a potential Australia-Tonga Test in New York, putting them on another collision course with the NRL. The governing body is investigating the feasibility of staging the international at the 25,000-seat capacity Red Bull Arena on October 20. It’s understood the promoter is Ricky Wilby, the man attempting to establish a New York […]

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