Subway restaurant customer sues franchisee after video captures alleged assault

Subway restaurant customer sues franchisee after video captures alleged assault

A North Carolina woman has filed a $25,000 lawsuit against a Subway sandwich shop franchisee after he allegedly slapped her during a dispute over a sandwich. Elizabeth Hinson, who goes by the name Tina Richardson, went to a Subway owned by Kenneth Lancaster in Concord, North Carolina, on March 8 to get a Sesame-Ginger Glazed…

Florida city dismantles, relocates Confederate statue

A statue of a Confederate soldier is being removed from a Florida park. The statue had stood at the center of Lakeland's Munn Park for 109 years. City officials began dismantling the monument Friday. City commissioners voted in December 2017 to start the process to move the statue after receiving complaints from residents. In November,…

Magnitude 6.1 quake rattles nerves in southwestern Colombia

A magnitude 6.1 earthquake that struck in Colombia shook buildings and frightened residents, but does not appear to have caused any damage. The U.S. Geological Survey reports the mid-afternoon quake Saturday took place near El Dovio, about 200 miles (325 kilometers) south of Medellin. Colombians reported feeling the quake as far away as the capital…
Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

Lawyer’s office shot at after cop’s acquittal in teen death

The father of a slain black teenager pleaded for peace Saturday after the acquittal of a white police officer triggered an apparent retaliatory shooting at the defense attorney's office and touched off protests in the streets of Pittsburgh. Police put officers on 12-hour shifts until further notice. The verdict late Friday in the deadly shooting…
White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

White cop cleared in fatal shooting of black teenager

A jury acquitted a white former police officer Friday in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager as he was fleeing a high-stakes traffic stop outside Pittsburgh, a confrontation that was captured on video and led to weeks of unrest. Former East Pittsburgh Police Officer Michael Rosfeld was charged with homicide for killing Antwon…
Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

Pittsburgh jury clears white cop in fatal shooting of fleeing black teenager

A Pittsburgh jury acquitted a white former police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in the back last summer as the young man fled a traffic stop. Video of the incident captured by a local resident and posted online went viral and led to weeks of demonstrations. The panel of five women and…
Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Experts warn Midwest flood risk may persist for months

Even as floodwaters receded in hard-hit places in in the Midwest, experts warned Saturday that with plenty of snow still left to melt in northern states, the relief may only be temporary. Rainfall and some snowmelt spurred flooding in recent weeks that's blamed in three deaths so far, with two men in Nebraska missing for…
Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police say

Man arrested for throwing glass of water at controversial Iowa Rep. Steve King, police...

A man was arrested Friday for throwing a glass of water in the face of controversial Rep. Steve King at a local restaurant, police said. Blake Gibbins, 26, allegedly approached King while he was eating lunch at Mineral City Mill and Grill restaurant in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He asked King if he was the congressman…
Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian and Kurdish forces declare victory over ISIS in Syria

Syrian Kurdish forces declared victory over the Islamic State on Saturday, after a years-long fight to reclaim territory that once belonged to the terror group’s self-declared caliphate. "Syrian Democratic Forces declare total elimination of so-called caliphate and %100 territorial defeat of ISIS," Mustafa Bali, head of the SDF press office, said on Twitter. "On this…

US Customs and Border Protection detain 9-year-old US citizen for 32 hours without her...

Federal officials at the Mexico border detained a 9-year-old U.S. citizen for 32 hours without her parents in order “to perform due diligence in confirming her identity and citizenship,” according to a statement released Friday by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. The girl’s mother told NBC San Diego that her daughter and son cross…
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