News: Weekend Reads

Alien abduction: 45 years after alleged UFO encounter, Mississippi man breaks his silence

Tuesday  15:56,   14 august 2018
usatoday

<p>Calvin Parker, now of Moss Point, along with friend Charles Hickson, claimed they were abducted by aliens while fishing on the Pascagoula River and now Parker has written a book he hopes will set the record straight.</p>"Pascagoula — The[...]
News / Weekend Reads

Escape from the Mayo Clinic: Parents break teen out of world-famous hospital

Tuesday  14:21,   14 august 2018
cnn

Alyssa Gilderhus' family begged for her to be sent to the Mayo Clinic. They never thought they'd have to help her escape a few months later.Alyssa Gilderhus, 18 and a senior in high school, had been a patient at Mayo for about two months,[...]

The Royal Family Is Now in Crisis After 'Inept' Handling of the Thomas Markle Situation

Monday  21:50,   13 august 2018
elle

Some see Meghan talking to Thomas as the only way forward, but Meghan isn't ready.An aide who worked on Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding called the handling "inept." The aide said, "The perception is that he was treated very much as[...]

As Venezuela disintegrates, a new breed of pirates threatens the Caribbean

Monday  16:21,   13 august 2018
washingtonpost

Boarded ships, terrorized fishermen and lawless coastlines. It’s a 21st-century version of an old menace.“We be lookin’ for our red fish as normal, thinkin’ they be fishin’, too,” said Jimmy Lalla, 36, part of the crew that had dropped lines in[...]

Omarosa Manigault Newman releases recording purportedly made in White House Situation Room

Monday  14:43,   13 august 2018
washingtonpost

Such a recording would constitute a serious breach of security protocol.Omarosa Manigault Newman, the fired White House aide seeking publicity for her new memoir about her time in the Trump administration, said in an interview Sunday that the way[...]

Mom of 3 fatally shot in McDonald's drive-thru; suspect sought

Monday  04:15,   13 august 2018
msn

Police in Jacksonville, Fla., were searching for a suspect after a mother of three boys was fatally shot Friday morning while she ordered food in the drive-thru lane of a local McDonald’s. Jamie Marie Roque, 32, of Jacksonville, died about an hour[...]

A Dream Ended on a Mountain Road: The Cyclists and the ISIS Militants

Monday  00:20,   13 august 2018
nytimes

Two American cyclists had a vision of the world, or, at least, what it could be. The men who mowed them down in Tajikistan had a starkly different one.“There’s magic out there, in this great big beautiful world,” wrote Jay Austin who, along with his [...]

670 ballots in a precinct with 276 voters, and other tales from Georgia's primary

Monday  00:20,   13 august 2018
msn

Habersham County's Mud Creek precinct in northeastern Georgia had 276 registered voters ahead of the state's primary elections in May. But 670 ballots were cast, according to the Georgia secretary of state's office, indicating a 243[...]

Plane crash sends 5 to hospital after Abbotsford Airshow

Sunday  09:30,   12 august 2018
cbc.ca

An aircraft operated by a museum crashed after the airshow ended, sending five on board to hospital.A statement from the airshow says the aircraft, a 1930s-era biplane (a deHaviland Dragon Rapide) operated by a museum taking part in the show,[...]

Slain couple had just begun their romance

Sunday  03:15,   12 august 2018
msn

Slain couple had just begun their romanceFREDERICTON - The new relationship had been announced with a little blue heart posted on Facebook, but just days later a gunman in an apartment window brought it to a sudden and violent[...]

‘Canada is the world’s worst oppressor of women’: Saudi Arabia’s bizarre propaganda campaign

Friday  21:46,   10 august 2018
nationalpost

A Saudi-owned TV channel claims that University of Toronto professor Jordan Peterson is a Canadian prisoner of conscience . Peterson certainly has his qualms with the Canadian justice system; he first rose to prominence as a critic of an Ontario law [...]

Gruesome discovery follows SWAT raid on New Mexico compound where 16 people lived in buried RV, truck

Friday  20:20,   10 august 2018
usatoday

Neighbors say they had no idea 16 people were living in a buried RV and moving truck on remote New Mexico property where a boy's body was found.Here, down a dirt road scratched through the sagebrush, investigators are trying to piece together[...]

‘I won’t go in:’ Frightening video captures teenage girl shoved off bridge, plunging 60 feet into river below

Friday  18:31,   10 august 2018
washingtonpost

The dramatic fall left Jordan Holgerson with five broken ribs, an injured trachea, a bruised esophagus and air trapped in the lining of her lungs.Video provided by[...]

A Welsh town was suspicious of a newcomer. His shocking secret came out, and now he’s been murdered.

Friday  17:26,   10 august 2018
washingtonpost

David Gaut's murder has suddenly thrown focus back on another crime from 1985, when a 17-month-old child was tortured and killed.The houses running down Long Row are identical — pitched roofs, tan paint, satellite dishes angled skyward. The[...]

Trump criticized from right and left for not standing with Canada on Saudi Arabia

Friday  16:36,   10 august 2018
nationalpost

'We have a president who time and time again seems to be more comfortable with authoritarian-type governments than with democracies'Video provided by HuffPost[...]