A fifth-grader dies after being injured in a school fight:
A South Carolina fifth-grader who was injured when a fight broke out in her classroom died Wednesday, school officials said.
The student, Raniya Wright, died two days after she was involved in a fight at the Forest Hills Elementary School in Walterboro, Colleton County School District officials said.
“Raniya was a wonderful student. She loved to write, spend time with her friends, play basketball and loved being a big sister. She was actively involved in her church as a junior usher,” the district said in a statement.
“She will be missed greatly by her family, friends, and the entire school commun
The $768 million Powerball jackpot has a winner in Wisconsin:
The $768.4 million Powerball has a winner — and it’s probably not you.
Unless you are a Wisconsin resident who got all winning numbers: 16, 20, 37, 44, 62 and the Powerball number 12.
A single ticket sold in the state matched all six numbers to win the third largest jackpot in US lottery history, lottery officials said.
“Due to strong ticket sales, the jackpot climbed to an estimated $768.4 million at the time of the drawing with a cash option of $477 million,” the Multi-State Lottery Association said in a statement. “The lucky ticket holder(s) will have the choice between an estimated annuity of $768.4 million, paid in 30 graduated payments over 29 years, or a lump sum payment of $477 million. Both prize options are before taxes.”
Cardi B will not ‘glorify’ her controversial past:
Cardi B is discussing dark corners of her past after an old video circulated on social media over the weekend.
The “I Like It” rapper has addressed a three-year-old Instagram Live video in which she said she had drugged and robbed men during her days as a stripper in the Bronx.
“So I’m seeing on social media that a live I did 3 years ago has popped back up. A live where I talked about things I had to do in my past right or wrong that I felt I needed to do to make a living,” Cardi B wrote in an Instagram post on Tuesday. “I never claim to be perfect or come from a perfect world wit [sic] a perfect past I always speak my truth I always own my s***.”
Trump and Comey clash over outcome of Mueller probe:
The ill feeling between Former FBI Director James Comey and the President who fired him burst back into the open in dueling interviews on Wednesday that followed the end of the Robert Mueller investigation.
Their fresh clash revived the mystery of their short, disastrous relationship at the beginning of President Donald Trump’s term, which plunged the administration into crisis and led to the appointment of the special counsel. In retrospect, Trump’s move in firing Comey was the start of a long-term power play that established the President’s dominance over the judicial establishment.
Trump on Wednesday blasted Comey as “a terrible guy” and slammed his leadership team at the FBI as “not clean, to put it mildly,” in an interview on Fox News’ “Hannity.”
$80 million awarded to man who jury says got cancer after Roundup exposure:
A federal jury has awarded $80 million to a California man after determining that Monsanto’s popular weedkiller, Roundup, was a substantial factor in causing his cancer, and that the corporation is liable.
The jury in San Francisco awarded compensatory damages at $5.27 million and punitive damages of $75 million to the plaintiff, Edwin Hardeman.
During the first phase of the trial last week, the jury dealt a blow to Monsanto, saying Roundup was a substantial factor in causing Hardeman’s non-Hodgkin lymphoma.