Pope urges remembrance of forgotten victims in Christmas message
Pope Francis calls for "dialogue" in the face of a "tendency to withdraw" during his traditional Urbi et Orbi message on Christmas Day. He insists victims of conflicts, specifically in Syria, Iraq and Yemen, must not be forgotten.news.yahoo.com
Migrants rescued off the coast of Greece after shipwreck
The death toll from a migrant boat sinking off Greece rose to 11, as scores of others, including dozens of children, were rescued. The boat carrying migrants ran aground on an islet north of the Greek island of Antikythera. Eleven bodies have been recovered so far and another 90 people stranded on the islet were rescued overnight, an official from the coast guard told AFP.news.yahoo.com
Tracy Quan: Don’t forget — the Georgia shootings are a hate crime against sex workers
Eros, rebranded and vilified as sex addiction, inspired a homicidal atrocity. Untangling the suspect’s motive isn’t easy when race and sex are competing to dominate the narrative. The most memorable outbursts have been odd letters of denunciation from Asian American readers exposing the underbelly of identity politics. The killing of an Asian American is described as a hate crime, while killing a sex worker is seen as a mental health issue. To me, the doctrine of sex addiction is the erotic equivalent of race science.latimes.com
Venice Film Festival unveils selections for September fete
FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 31, 2018 file photo, actress Cate Blanchett poses for photographers upon arrival at the premiere of the film 'A Star Is Born' at the 75th edition of the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy. The lineup for the Venice Film Festival will be announced on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, and will be the first major film event since the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Barbera noted that almost half of the competition film selections this year are directed by women. The decision to hold the 77th edition of the Venice Film Festival is experienced like a sign of confidence in dnd concrete support of the world of film and the audiovisual industry, Barbera said. Cannes and Telluride were cancelled and others like Venice and the Toronto International Film Festival have had to get creative and scale back where possible in order to proceed.
FBI needs help identifying victims of America's most prolific serial killer
(CNN) - Samuel Little, 79, confessed to strangling 93 victims between 1970 and 2005 last year -- triple the number of victims that Ted Bundy confessed to killing. Now, the FBI is asking the public to help identify more victims of the man they say is America's most prolific serial killer. FBI crime analysts believe all of Little's 93 confessions are credible, but so far they've only been able to verify 50 of them. Before FBI agents knew about his connection to these dozens of murders, Little was already imprisoned for beating and strangling three women. Texas Ranger James Holland and two FBI crime analysts traveled to California to interview Little over the course of May 2018.
U.S. plans to resume prisoner executions
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The day before the federal government announced a plan to resume executions marked 40 years since a judge imposed the death penalty for serial killer Ted Bundy. The government announce the plan to resume executions starting in December. The name of the recent movie about Bundy comes right from the judge who imposed the death sentence, Edward Cowart. "You are extremely wicked, shocking, evil and vile," Cowart said during the 1979 sentencing hearing. While sentenced to death in the sorority killings, Bundy actually went to his death for killing of an 12-year-old Lake City girl.
Inside the Home Where Mackenzie Lueck May Have Been Killed: Today on Inside Edition
A house cleaner who worked for Ayoola Ajayi, who's suspected of killing Utah college student Mackenzie Lueck, said he reminded her of serial killer Ted Bundy. Inside Edition got an exclusive look inside Ajayi's home. Two recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria in Florida are putting a spotlight on the infection, which can be fatal. Video showing her appear to awkwardly jump into the conversation with world leaders has some scratching their heads. For more Inside Edition stories, tune in to today's show.
Alleged Mackenzie Lueck Killer Was Like Ted Bundy, Says Former House Cleaner
Hired to clean his Salt Lake City, Utah, house, Chatterton said she quit after just one day when she discovered his home was filled with cameras. "There was one in every single room for sure," Chatterton told Inside Edition. But as odd as she said she found him, Chatterton said that Ajayi had a certain charm and reminded her of serial killer Ted Bundy. RELATED STORIESDid Suspect in Mackenzie Lueck's Murder Self-Publish Novel About Person Burned Alive? Mackenzie Lueck's Charred Remains Found in Backyard of Suspected KillerMissing Utah Student Mackenzie Lueck Got Into Car With Unknown Man: Police