News: Weekend Reads

Giant gator picks wrong prey in Florida airport

Friday  02:44,   09 june 2017
CBS News

Giant gator picks wrong prey in Florida airportLocal pilot Brad Pierce posted a photo on Facebook Tuesday showing the lifeless reptile and explaining the information he was given about the[...]

Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to church

Friday  02:44,   09 june 2017
MSN

Remains of former slave eyed for sainthood moved to churchMany touched the glass covering of a wooden chest holding the exhumed skull and other bones of Julia Greeley, a domestic worker known for her charity work and evangelism until her death in[...]

Manchester bomb police arrest 20-year-old

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
Sky News

Police investigating the Manchester Arena bombing have arrested a 20-year-old man in the city. The man handed himself in at North Manchester Police Station on Wednesday night and was arrested on suspicion of terror offences.He is still in custody,[...]

Oldest Homo sapiens fossils ever found push humanity's birth back to 300,000 years

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY

Digging on a hilltop in the Sahara Desert, scientists have found the most ancient known members of our own species, undermining longstanding ideas about the origins of humanity. The 200,000-year-old fossils were found in eastern Africa,[...]

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
MSN

A woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before the[...]

Did girlfriend's text messages lead to teen's suicide?

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
USA TODAY

Did girlfriend's text messages lead to teen's suicide?A Massachusetts woman on trial for the death of her boyfriend, is accused of sending a string of text messages encouraging him to kill himself when she was[...]

One of the London attackers was in a British documentary on Islamic extremism

Friday  02:42,   09 june 2017
Vox.com

One of the London attackers was in a British documentary on Islamic extremismA 2016 British documentary about Islamist extremism in the UK is roaring back into the news for a surprising and profoundly depressing reason: Two militants featured in the [...]

Cosby's accuser stands by her story under cross-examination

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
MSN

The woman who accuses Bill Cosby of drugging and violating her more than a decade ago stood by her story at his sex-crimes trial Wednesday.Calm and composed, Andrea Constand brushed off suggestions she and Cosby had a romantic relationship before[...]

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
MSN

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburstJeremy Christian, 35, didn't enter a formal plea during his brief court appearance but said he was "not guilty of anything but defending myself against the violent aggression by Micah[...]

At least 12 killed in militant attack in Iran, Guards blame Saudi Arabia

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
Reuters

<p>Suicide bombers and gunmen attacked the Iranian parliament and the Mausoleum of Ayatollah Khomeini.<br></p><p></p><p></p>Video by Associated[...]

The Personas of a 1970 Jane Doe in Harlem Come Into Focus

Friday  02:41,   09 june 2017
The New York Times

<p>A murdered drug dealer dressed as a man, had lovers of both genders and used several aliases, successfully concealing her identity even well past her[...]

Head of U.S. missile defense says N.Korea missile advances a 'great concern'

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
Reuters

Head of U.S. missile defense says N.Korea missile advances a 'great concern'WASHINGTON, June 7 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, Vice Admiral James Syring, said on Wednesday that technological advances demonstrated by[...]

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicants

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
MSN

NASA picks 12 new astronauts from crush of applicantsThe astronaut class of 2017 includes doctors, scientists, engineers, pilots and military officers from Anchorage to Miami and points in between. They've worked in submarines, emergency rooms,[...]

Social media mocks Ivanka Trump ‘Why I disagree with my dad’ magazine cover

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
The Hill

Social media mocks Ivanka Trump ‘Why I disagree with my dad’ magazine coverIn the issue, an insider told the magazine that Ivanka was disappointed in President Trump's decision to withdraw the U.S. from the Paris climate deal, but took it in[...]

China making 'preliminary' preparations for manned lunar mission

Friday  02:37,   09 june 2017
Reuters

China is making "preliminary" preparations to send a man to the moon, state media cited a senior space official as saying, the latest goal in China's ambitious lunar exploration program. China in 2003 became the third country to put a[...]