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1 dead, several injured as Ugandans protest popular MP's detention

Monday  22:33,   20 august 2018

One person has died and several others have been injured following protests in Uganda over the arrest and detention of a popular MP, a police spokesman says. According to local media reports, police fired teargas and shots in the air to break up[...]
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Ohio State trustees set Wednesday meeting on Meyer's future

Monday  22:31,   20 august 2018

Ohio State trustees have set a private Wednesday meeting to talk about the future of football coach Urban Meyer. Meyer has been the subject of an investigation into the handling of domestic-abuse allegations against a former assistant[...]

Report: Raiders plan to make run at George Iloka

Monday  22:31,   20 august 2018

<p>When word that the Bengals were going to release safety George Iloka broke on Sunday, it was natural to start thinking about where the five-year starter in the Cincinnati secondary might wind up next.</p>One team that came immediately to[...]

He sold America on vitamin D and reaped the profits

Monday  22:14,   20 august 2018

Dr. Michael Holick, a Boston University endocrinologist, almost singlehandedly created the vitamin D sales and testing industry, and the industry has paid him handsomely.Dr. Michael Holick’s enthusiasm for vitamin D can be fairly described as[...]

Lawyers on the Border Still Dealing With Fallout From Family Separations

Monday  22:11,   20 august 2018

While the political conversation has moved on from the now-defunct family separation policy, the real-world effects continue to be felt.In June, U.S. District Judge Dana Sabraw ordered the Trump Administration to reunite the more than 2,000 families [...]

America’s prisoners are going on strike in at least 17 states

Monday  22:11,   20 august 2018

Incarcerated Americans are often forced to work for cents an hour. So they’re launching what could be their biggest protest ever. America’s prisoners are going on strike. The demonstrations are planned to take place from August 21 to September 9,[...]

How investigators will use social media in Colorado family's murder case

Monday  22:10,   20 august 2018

Shanann Watts posted photos and videos of her family on social media; a former FBI profiler explains the significanceChristopher Watts was arrested and is expected to be formally charged Monday. An affidavit explaining why investigators believe[...]

Man who killed wife while children hid gets life in prison

Monday  22:10,   20 august 2018

<p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. - An Independence, Mo., man who stabbed his wife to death while their three children hid has been sentenced to life in prison with no chance of parole.</p>Vicente Roldan-Marron was sentenced Thursday in Jackson County[...]

NFL's best position groups by team: Eagles are loaded

Monday  22:10,   20 august 2018

When it comes to top-line talent and depth, the Eagles have it good at QB — and several other positions.But if you had to build an ideal roster by cherry picking the best positional groups by team from throughout the league, how would a super team[...]

UFC’s Green Involved In Fatal Crash, Suffers Minor Injuries

Monday  22:06,   20 august 2018

Four-fight Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, Desmond Green, triggered a fatal five-vehicle crash this past weekend (Sat., Aug. 18, 2018), on Interstate 75 in Davie, Fla., according to ABC Local 10 News (click the link to watch video of[...]

'The push starts now': Prison reform finally has a shot in Congress

Monday  22:01,   20 august 2018

"The real game changer will be the president," said a vice president of Families Against Mandatory Minimums.After President Donald Trump announced this month that the White House would push for a landmark ─ and bipartisan ─ proposal to[...]

Boys 16 and 17 found shot to death in Far South Side field: 'They're killing the children'

Monday  21:35,   20 august 2018

CHICAGO - Something compelled Adrienne Lando to stay outside and watch police working a scene in her Far South Side neighborhood, even before she learned that two teen boys had been found shot dead in the field or that she'd once provided a home [...]

Alligator kills woman trying to protect her dog at resort

Monday  21:19,   20 august 2018

A woman trying to protect her dog was killed by an alligator who pulled her into a lagoon at a private South Carolina resort Monday, authorities said. Cassandra Cline, 45, of Hilton Head Island, was walking the dog along a residential area of Sea[...]

At least 60 shot, 8 killed in another deadly Chicago weekend

Monday  21:19,   20 august 2018

"It's no secret that we had another unacceptable violent weekend," Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said MondayThat includes two missing teenage boys found dead in a field late Sunday night, reports CBS[...]

Trio of tropical cyclones in the Pacific aim for Hawaii, South Korea, and Japan

Monday  21:11,   20 august 2018

Chances have increased the Hurricane Lane will bring direct effects to Hawaii later this week.Subscribe to the Post Most newsletter: Today’s most popular stories on The Washington[...]