The children, ages 3, 9 and 10, were rescued Tuesday by bystanders and officers as the minivan was almost submerged off a coast in Daytona Beach, Fla. Wilkerson, who is pregnant, was charged Friday with three counts each of attempted first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse, police said.
Sapp, a well-known Grand Rapids, Mich., pastor and gospel singer, was issued a personal-protection order against Patrick last September by a Kent County Circuit Court judge. In an affidavit that accompanied the request for a restraining order, Sapp said Patrick had joined his church, come to his home and made claims that he was her husband.
“She also told her mom, and Mrs. Patrick talks about this often, if anything happens to me you got to look at that church,” Carlin told WWMT. “It’s pretty profound.”
“The government gives them the drugs, builds bigger prisons, passes a three-strike law and then wants us to sing ‘God Bless America.’ No, no, no, God damn America, that’s in the Bible for killing innocent people,” the Rev. Wright said in a 2003 sermon, which came under fire. “God damn America for treating our citizens as less than human. God damn America for as long as she acts like she is God and she is supreme.”
A Massachusetts “upskirting” photo ban has been signed into law.
Lawmakers passed the bill Thursday, in response to a ruling by the state’s highest court that said a law aimed at criminalizing voyeurism did not apply to the taking of secret photos up a woman’s skirt, CNN reports.
Why did the court rule in favor of the upskirt photographer, and how will the new law address the issue?
The FAA’s ban on small commercial drones was struck down by a federal administrative law judge on Thursday, possibly green-lighting the use of drones without regulation.
National Transportation Safety Board Judge Patrick Geraghty ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration couldn’t enforce its policies on commercial drones because it hadn’t followed the proper rulemaking process, reports Politico.
With this rule shot down and nothing to replace it, are commercial drones free to fly the skies?
What Is Valley Fever?
Valley fever is an infection caused by the coccidioides fungus, which is prevalent in the dry soil of the West and Southwest (especially Arizona and California). It often spreads through the air when dirt is disturbed or kicked up and then inhaled, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Most people exposed to the fungus don’t get sick, but some people develop flu-like symptoms. In severe cases, valley fever can cause chronic pneumonia (lung infection), meningitis (spine and brain infection), infection in the bones and joints, or even death.
Anyone can get valley fever, but some people are at higher risk for developing severe forms of it, including African Americans, Filipinos, pregnant women, and people with weak immune systems or other medical problems (including those who have HIV/AIDS).
Calif. Prisoners’ Valley Fever Lawsuit
Two California prisons have