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June 22, 2016

Karate instructor allegedly sent nude pics, videos to 11-year-old boy

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A karate teacher in Orlando reportedly sent nude and racy pictures to an 11-year-old boy in her class and told him that she wanted to have sex with him, police said on Monday. The 21-year-old teacher, Stephannie Figueroa, is now facing charges of attempted lewd or lascivious conduct, solicitation and contributing to the delinquency of a minor, showing a minor obscene material and child abuse. The boy’s mother discovered the messages on…

Rainbow Push to hold annual convention, Hillary Clinton to attend

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The Rainbow PUSH Coalition and the Citizenship Education Fund are holding their 45th annual convention on human rights this summer, and Hillary Clinton is schedule to be a keynote speaker. The convention, which will take place from June 25 to June 29 in Chicago, is titled “A More Perfect Union: from Freedom to Voting Rights to Economic Justice” and will include, among other things, STEM workshops and a hack-a-thon. “There is no talent…

Justice Department will not file criminal charges in gym mat death of Kendrick Johnson

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MACON, Ga. (AP) — There’s not enough evidence to support federal criminal charges in the case of a teenager found dead inside a rolled-up gym mat at a Georgia high school, the U.S. Department of Justice announced on Monday. The decision comes after a lengthy review of circumstances surrounding the death of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta. Local and state authorities had ruled the teenager’s death Jan. 10, 2013, was…

Clinton Foundation scandals will be good fodder for Trump

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As Donald Trump gears up for his all-out war on Hillary and Bill Clinton, the presumptive Republican nominee on Wednesday is planning to draw ammunition from the controversies that have dogged the family, and particularly its Clinton Foundation, for years. “I will be making a big speech tomorrow to discuss the failed policies and bad judgment of Crooked Hillary Clinton,” Trump tweeted Tuesday, teasing out an address scheduled for Trump…

Trump’s stumbles fuel convention delegate revolt

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They’re leaderless, cash-poor and facing an impossibly tight deadline. But Republican activists clamoring to block Donald Trump from the GOP nomination say they’re suddenly in the midst of a Dump-Trump bump. News of the mogul’s dismal fundraising and skeletal campaign staff has energized the ragtag band of delegates looking to unseat Trump as the party’s nominee at next month’s national convention. A handful of Republican Party insiders, long dismissive of…

What will it take for the Senate to pass gun control?

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After losing big on gun control, yet again, this week, Democrats are shifting full-on to election mode. Their argument: Only a Democratic Senate can make any headway on the issue. But unless the GOP suddenly renounces the National Rifle Association, the vision of sweeping gun control that Democrats are selling to voters is probably an illusion — no matter who’s running the chamber. Even if Donald Trump produces a wave…