Christopher Lane, a 22-year-old Australian man living in Oklahoma on a baseball scholarship, was shot and killed randomly while jogging in the town of Duncan, police said yesterday. Three teenagers — ages 15, 16, and 17 — are expected to face first-degree murder charges in court today after the oldest boy confessed. “They saw Christopher go by, and one of them said: ‘There’s our target,’” said local police chief Danny Ford. “The boy who has talked to us said: ‘We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.’” … [Read more...] about Oklahoma Teens Allegedly Killed Baseball Player Because They Were ‘Bored’
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LAGOS—BROTHER in-law to Udeme Otike-Odibi, a female lawyer, who allegedly murdered her husband, Symphorosa Otike-Odibi, Chijioke Akukuma, yesterday, told a Lagos High Court sitting in Igbosere, that he aborted his trip when he got a call from his wife Dr. Awunli Akukuma, that her brother has been killed by his wife. … [Read more...] about How female lawyer killed husband, brother in-law tells Court
Update, 3:15 a.m.: At least 91 people have died, including 20 children, according to the Oklahoma City medical examiner. A spokeswoman said 51 people have been confirmed dead, and emergency services told the office to expect 40 more bodies found in the debris. Hospitals say about 60 of the 240 people injured are children. … [Read more...] about This Is What a Two-Mile-Wide Tornado Did to Moore, Oklahoma [Updated]
For fellow New Zealand-born director Regan Hall his own gender has not hindered his approach to his first feature, Fast Girls, a female-centred story about British relay athletes to be released next month before the London olympics. "I have never felt that I wasn't qualified," he said. "I have done a lot of filming with women because I have worked in fashion and it never crossed my mind that a woman should be making this film." He added that historically women had developed expertise in other areas of film-making, such as editing, continuity and styling. … [Read more...] about Cannes 2012: Why have no female film directors been nominated for the Palme d’Or at Cannes?
Of all Macron’s new cabinet members, Schiappa has drawn the nastiest criticism. The right wing is especially irritated by her views on France’s sexually predatory and chauvinistic male culture. Critics dislike her plans to introduce state maternity cover for self-employed women, and to make artificial insemination available for lesbian, older and single women (it’s currently available only for heterosexual couples). They are squeamish about other campaigns: earlier this year, she was part of a group that said French mothers are being treated as criminals for choosing to bottlefeed rather than breastfeed. Some have seized on one of her more light-hearted books about motherhood, in which she advised women how to prolong maternity leave (humorously, she says): “Make yourself ugly, come across as traumatised, exaggerate everything”; she was encouraging women to defraud the state, her critics argued. She has not escaped censure from the left, either – … [Read more...] about ‘€5,000 would be a deterrent’: the French minister who wants sexual harassment fines