(Washington, DC-AP) – The Secret Service says a man lit himself on fire yesterday at the White House Ellipse, a park outside the White House gates.
It happened around 12:20 in the afternoon near a security checkpoint. Witnesses watched on as the burning man walked around in flames. He was taken to the hospital; his identity or motive haven’t been revealed.
We have to note that it is obvious that he is wearing some sort of protective suit.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) – Actor Ashton Kutcher is now done testifying in a Los Angeles serial murder trial. A man named Michael Gargiulo is accused of killing a woman he was set to go out on a date with in 2001. On the stand yesterday, Kutcher said that on the night of the murder, he was stopping by to pick up Ashley Ellerin.
She didn’t answer the door. When he looked through the window he spotted what he thought was spilled red wine on the floor. He assumed she had already left for the night. Her body was discovered the next day.
(Los Angeles, CA-AP) — The L.A. Crips street gang is filing a trademark application in hopes of taking over murdered rapper Nipsey Hussle’s slogan – “The Marathon Continues.”
The idea is to use the phrase in collaboration with services geared toward gang prevention and community building. Hussle was affiliated with the Rollin’ 60s Crips which is considered the largest black criminal street gang in the city.
It’s unclear if the gang is looking to make money with the trademark.
(Sunland Park, NM-AP) — A private group building a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border is being issued a cease-and-desist order by the mayor of a New Mexico town. The Texas Tribune says the order was issued yesterday by the mayor of Sunland Park, just north of El Paso, after it was determined that the group did not have the proper permits for construction.
A half-mile border wall was constructed over the Memorial Day weekend on private property owned by a brick company in Sunland Park. The construction was paid for by a private group called We Build The Wall, which has raised 22-million-dollars to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
(Dayton, OH-AP) — At least one person is dead and several are injured after multiple tornadoes hit Ohio last night. The mayor of Celina, a town located about 60 miles north of Dayton, confirmed one death and seven other injuries after a twister struck.
The National Weather Service says several destructive tornadoes touched down near Dayton, injuring several. There is extensive damages to homes and roads and mass power outages throughout state.
Tornadoes also struck in several other states including Colorado, Iowa, Indiana, and Oklahoma.
(Washington, DC-AP) — The Supreme Court is striking down part of an Indiana abortion law signed by then-Governor Mike Pence. Today, the High Court affirmed the lower court ruling that invalidated part of the law that prohibited abortion because of the gender, race or disability of the fetus, such as Down syndrome.
The Supreme Court did uphold a portion of the law that required the fetal remains from abortions be buried or cremated. Pence signed the bill into law three months before then-candidate Donald Trump selected him to be his running mate in 2016.
(Washington, DC – AP) — The Supreme Court is upholding a Pennsylvania school district policy that allows transgender students to use the bathroom matching their gender identity. Today, the High Court turned down an appeal from students who are concerned they may encounter transgender students who are not fully clothed.
The students argued in their appeal that the policy violated their right to privacy under the 14th Amendment and Title Nine. The transgender bathroom policy was put in place during the Obama Administration.
(Paris-AP) — Rihanna is unveiling her first Fenty fashion line at a pop-up shop in Paris this weekend. The line includes clothing, shoes, accessories and eyewear.
It is available online everywhere on May 29th. Rihanna is the first black woman to head a luxury brand in Paris.
(New York, NY-AP) — Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has reportedly reached a 44-million dollar settlement with women who accused him of sexual assault.
The Wall Street Journal says board members of his former film studio and the New York Attorney General’s office have reached an agreement.
The deal will reportedly include 30-million dollars in cash for the alleged victims as well as former company employees, creditors and lawyers. Weinstein still faces criminal charges in connection with two alleged attacks in 2013 and 2006.