The very last bill to be voted on in Colorado’s 2022 legislative session was designed to make sure the state never lets another child experience what Lorenzo Montoyawent through. Montoya was 14 years old in 2000 when he was taken into questioning by Denver police detectives who suspected him in the killing of a Skinner Middle School teacher named Emily Johnson. He didn’t kill her . Again and again, that’s what he told detectives. But over a period of hours, first with Montoya’s mom present and later alone with the child, the police planted a narrative in the child’s mind. They claimed they’d already retrieved fingerprints, shoe prints and hair samples to back it up. Confused and under enormous pressure, Montoya relented and gave a coerced confession. He was convicted of murder and spent the rest of his childhood and most of his 20s incarcerated, before being exonerated in 2014. It is legal in Colorado and all states but Oregon, Illinois and Utah for police to lie to … [Read more...] about “Women of color lead and it’s a problem”: How Colorado’s last bill of 2022 died
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The Hyderabad Marathon is an annual calendar event that’s eagerly looked forward to by the running community, and this weekend will witness the ninth edition. On August 24, participants will gather for a fun 5K run and on August 25 runners will compete in three formats — 10K, half marathon (21.09 kilometres) and a full marathon (42.2 kilometres). Around 27,000 runners have registered for the two-day event, reveals Murali Nannapaneni, president of Hyderabad Runners (HR): “We had to close the registrations more than a month ago due to the overwhelming response, to be able to look into the preparations.” Murali Nannapaneni It’s been a steady growth since the first edition of Hyderabad Marathon in 2011. “Back then, registrations were open until a day prior to the event. Since 2015, we decided to close registrations a few days in advance. Now we also have qualifiers for half and full marathons to discourage those who participate without proper training,” says Rajesh Vetcha, … [Read more...] about The story behind Hyderabad Runners and the city’s marathon
One day after the draft Supreme Court decision that would overturn Roe vs. Wade leaked, Pennsylvania Democrat Josh Shapiro declared that his bid to become governor was the only thing preventing Republicans from restricting abortion access in the state. “The next governor is going to have a bill on their desk that will restrict or outlaw abortion rights, and they will have a decision as to whether to sign it or veto it,” he told reporters this month. “I will, of course, veto it. My opponents would sign it.” If the landmark 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision guaranteeing protection of abortion rights is overturned, abortion policy will be set by states, where Republicans hold the majority of legislatures and governorships. But in a handful of states, particularly Pennsylvania and Kansas, the winner of the November gubernatorial races could have a significant impact, vetoing or signing into law abortion legislation that would affect millions of people of reproductive age both in their … [Read more...] about Pennsylvania governor’s race could have outsize impact on abortion access
This is a carousel. Use Next and Previous buttons to navigate 6 TORONTO (AP) — Brendan Shanahan got his housekeeping out of the way quickly. In the wake of another playoff failure, the president of the Toronto Maple Leafs told reporters at the team’s annual post-elimination media availability — once again far earlier on the calendar than anyone associated with the organization hoped — that general manager Kyle Dubas and head coach Sheldon Keefe would keep their jobs. “Extremely disappointed,” Shanahan stated in his opening remarks Tuesday. “We’re not going to make any excuses. “That being said, we will not be making changes just simply for the sake of saying that we made changes.” There’s no doubt the Leafs played better in their 2022 first-round series against the Tampa Bay Lightning than in previous postseason showings that also ended in heartbreak. The bar was also low. Toronto had the two-time defending Stanley Cup … [Read more...] about Leafs staying the course after another 1st-round loss
In the fall of 2019, amid widespread PG&E power shutoffs because of fears that wind events could prompt a repeat of the 2017 North Bay fires or the 2018 Camp Fire, California Gov. Gavin Newsom went on a series of public tirades against the utility. “As it relates to PG&E, it’s about dog-eats-dog capitalism meeting climate change,” he said at one point. “It’s about corporate greed meeting climate change. It’s about decades of mismanagement. It’s about focusing on shareholders and dividends over you and members of the public.” “PG&E’s lapse in planning to provide adequate, accurate, and accessible information to its customers and the public was inexcusable,” he said at another appearance. “In the same vein, PG&E’s communications with local and tribal governments lacked even the most basic elements of emergency management organization.” Newsom vowed that things would change at PG&E — which was in the process of filing for bankruptcy at the time — before … [Read more...] about Remember California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s 2019 warning for PG&E? Here’s what he’s done since then.
close Video Fox News Flash top headlines for May 17 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what's clicking on Foxnews.com. NEW You can now listen to Fox News articles! A 17-year-old in Maryland has been charged with murder months after his high school classmate was reported missing and turned up dead in a shallow creek days later with multiple stab wounds. Ta’Quawn Deon Henderson, 17, of Germantown, Maryland, was charged through an arrest warrant issued on May 12 with first-degree murder and turned himself in three days later at the Montgomery County Police 1st District Station late Sunday. He is being charged as an adult in the gruesome stabbing death of his fellow classmate at Northwest High School, 17-year-old Jailyn Jones. Jones’ body was found on Jan. 24 in a small creek in the 18900 block of Grotto Lane in Germantown with multiple stab wounds to his head and torso, Montgomery County Police Chief Marcus Jones told reporters … [Read more...] about Maryland teen charged in murder of missing high school classmate who turned up stabbed to death in creek
Vladimir Putin's enemies are keeping a close eye on a bird in pointe shoes, because a broadcast of "Swan Lake" may reveal his demise. The ballet—a more-than-century-old staple of our own highbrow culture—is one of Russia's most famous contributions to the arts. It is a work that contains all the pathos and depth of the modern Russian nation, a dark story with a tragic ending. (Or a happy one, if one delves deeper in the ballet's evolution.) It's also a secret key to the state of things in the Kremlin. Swan Lake has all the elements of a modern-day binge-able series: young, scantily dressed women, a winged sorcerer, an evil stepmother, a handsome prince, a double suicide. On March 3rd, Swan Lake played a role in the Ukraine war, when State authorities in Moscow shut down Russia's youth-focused, independent and often Kremlin-critical TV Rain. The staff walked off the set and asserted their power to have the last word through Tchaikovsky's dramatic music and the disciplined dancing of … [Read more...] about Is Putin dead? Pay attention when Russia starts broadcasting “Swan Lake”
Republican Congressman Thomas Massie has claimed on Twitter the federal government has spent more on Ukraine in the past six months than it has on road infrastructure annually. Massie was one of 57 members of the House of Representatives who voted against the package, which was later blocked in the Senate by one dissenting vote from Senator Rand Paul . It is still widely expected to pass later this week. The member for Kentucky took to Twitter to justify the grounds for his vote by comparing the U.S.' recent aid spend on Ukraine against its annual commitment to domestic infrastructure. The Claim House Rep Thomas Massie (R-KY) tweeted about his reasoning for voting against the $40 billion aid package for Ukraine on Tuesday, May 10. In the tweet, Massie claimed that Congress had spent more on Ukraine in the past six months than it spends on U.S. road and bridges infrastructure annually. In an emailed response to Newsweek , Massie clarified the tweet: "The … [Read more...] about Fact Check: Did Congress spend more on Ukraine than U.S. roads and bridges?
Soon Acharya Nagarjuna University (ANU) will wear a new look with the laying of the 400-metre synthetic track, the first in new Andhra Pradesh, according to varsity Physical Director Y. Kishore, here on Friday. The long-cherished dream of athletes from Krishna and Guntur is all set to be realised as the survey to lay the track will be completed in a couple of weeks and in the next five months the all-weather track will be ready for the athletes to dash off the starting-blocks. “The track will be laid by National Building Construction Corporation Limited (NBCCL), an empanelled outfit of the Government of India, with an estimated cost of Rs. 6.86 crore. The Ministry of Sports has sanctioned Rs. 5.5 crore and the rest is funded by the varsity,” says Mr. Kishore, from the sidelines of the Central Zone Inter-State Badminton Tournament held at the varsity indoor stadium. The track, once laid, will attract many premier events, both national and international, as the varsity is centrally … [Read more...] about Synthetic track at ANU next summer
LONDON — The British government dramatically escalated a fight with the European Union on Tuesday by saying it will pass a law to scrap parts of the trade treaty signed by the two sides less than two years ago. Britain says its move to singlehandedly change the legally binding treaty — an apparent breach of international law — is an insurance policy in case it can’t reach agreement with the bloc to end a long-running dispute over post-Brexit trade rules . “Our preference is to reach a negotiated outcome with the E.U.,” Foreign Secretary Liz Truss said. The announcement drew a sharp response from the E.U., which has long accused Prime Minister Boris Johnson of trying to wriggle out of a deal that his government negotiated and signed as part of the U.K.’s exit in 2020. The spat raises the chances of a trade war between Britain and the 27-nation bloc that is — even after Brexit — its major economic partner. “Unilateral actions contradicting an international agreement are … [Read more...] about U.K. threatens to break Brexit deal, raising stakes in E.U. feud over Northern Ireland