Climate activist and newly-released prisoner Tim DeChristopher has given up his job at a Salt Lake City Unitarian church after the Federal Bureau of Prisons barred him from social justice work. DeChristopher, who is serving out the remainder of his two-year sentence in a halfway house, had planned on working in the church's social justice ministry. "The Bureau of Prisons official who interviewed Tim indicated he would not be allowed to work at the Unitarian church because it involved social ... Read More
The IOC suspended India’s Olympic Committee earlier today after government interference with its election process, according to two anonymous officials. Despite warnings from the IOC, a New Delhi court declared that the Indian committee should follow the country’s sports code rather than the IOC code in Wednesday’s planned elections for various top spots in the committee. Suspension means that India won’t receive Olympic funding and officials will not be allowed to atte... Read More
State police in western New York have arrested a man and two women wanted in connection with multiple Christmas tree thefts. 911 dispatchers received a call at 2:30 a.m. Sunday from a seller reporting the theft of a tree from his shop in the town of Andover. Angiline M. Palmiter, 28, and Victoria R. Greene, 36, both from nearby Wellsville, were found by police as they were attempting to escape with the tree in their vehicle and the tree seller in pursuit. At one point, the women dislodged the ... Read More
On-the-run software designer John McAfee seems to have made a mistake in trusting a pair of journalists from VICE magazine with his whereabouts: The risqué online publication published a photo of the fugitive earlier today with the headline, "We Are With John McAfee Right Now, Suckers." But it seems they failed to wipe the photo's GPS data, which a hacker on Twitter noticed pinpoints him at a location in eastern Guatemala. McAfee, who is wanted in connection with the shooting death of a... Read More
Utah skier Ted Ligety crushed the competition at this weekend's Birds of Prey giant slalom in Beaver Creek, Colorado, beating defending World Cup champion Marcel Hirscher as Lindsey Vonn pulled off a similar feat in Lake Louise, Alberta. Ligety won his race by 1.76 seconds, wrapping up his second win in as many giant slalom races this season.
“It's great winning in front of the home crowd, especially by that kind of margin,” said Ligety, who took home a gold medal in combined at t... Read More