In a revelation described as "a punch in the eye to the Police Department," a San Antonio, Texas, police officer was arrested early Saturday morning for allegedly raping a 19-year-old woman he had pulled over and placed in handcuffs while on duty.
According to a mysanantonio.com report, this isn't the first time officer Jackie Len Neal, 40, has been accused of sexual assault.
On Saturday, Neal was charged with felony sexual assault and released on a $20,000 bond. more >>
A Nigerian bishop addressed rumors that terrorist group Boko Haram has been kidnapping Christian women and forcing them to convert to Islam.
"That there are kidnappings is a fact, but I am not aware that there is a systematic campaign to kidnap Christian women in order to convert them to force them to marry Boko Haram members. This does not mean that there are rapes of war. These things happen unfortunately in conflict zones," Cardinal John Olorunfemi Onaiyekan, archbishop of Abuja, told Fides Agency.
"I am sorry to say but there are people who spread rumors which are not controlled in order to accentuate the sense of persecution of Christians living in areas most at risk in Nigeria. I do not think this helps us. It is always better to tell the truth." more >>
Shou Kuan Lin, 72, remains unconscious with a skull fracture and broken collarbone two days after he was shoved onto subway tracks at a Harlem stop by Rudralall Baldeo, 57. Friends and family say that Lin is a churchgoing man and ask for any and all prayers for their loved one.
Baldeo, a homeless man who was possibly intoxicated at the time, shoved Lin onto the tracks at the 145th and St. Nicholas stop on New York City's Subway A line on Friday. Bystanders jumped down onto the tracks and managed to pull Lin to safety before a train could hit him.
"God sent angels to come help, and I'm very grateful," Lin's wife Yumei Li told the New York Post. "They just brought my husband back up to me without thinking about their lives. They came and helped save my husband. I was shocked but also very moved. If I could meet them, I have to say thank you to them, but I do not know them." more >>
Teresa Giudice, the 41-year-old "Real Housewives Of New Jersey" star, has a message for her fans after it was announced that she and her husband Joe Giudice, 43, pleaded guilty to two new counts of fraud.
The Giudices pleaded not guilty to two new counts of fraud after being indicted on 39 counts of conspiracy to defraud lenders that were brought against them last summer. The new charges brought against the Giudices stem from a mortgage loan where Teresa allegedly falsified her job information, listing herself as a realtor who brought in $15,000 each month, according to NJ.com.
Teresa took to Twitter after her not guilty plea to let people know that she appreciated their support. more >>
Early Tuesday morning, 19-year-old Liberty University student Joshua Hathaway was shot and killed by a school security guard. As the school's community was learning the details of incident, Jerry Falwell Jr., the current chancellor of Liberty, informed students that the twin brother of a current Liberty student was killed in a car crash. A day after Hathaway was shot, a current student attempted suicide.
"People are in shock about all of the serious things that have happened involving Liberty," Grant Leasure, a senior at the school and its newspaper's editor-in-chief told The Christian Post.
A day after Hathaway's death, Colby Tallafuss, a resident assistant (RA) in the building where the slain student had lived, described the campus mood as "somber" and "introspective" and said that the incident had shaken his collegiate "aura of invincibility." more >>
$48 million worth of cocaine has been found in four backpacks on a Japanese beach in Yokosuka.
According to Fuji Network News, each of the backpacks contained about 20 one pound bricks of the drug wrapped in plastic. The total amount of the drugs would have went for 4.8 billion Yen, and is one of the biggest drug finds in Japanese history.
The Sydney Telegraph has reported that an elderly person made the discovery and contacted the authorities. According to reports, Japan is not really known for major drug hauls and smuggling, but over the years the number of incidents have increased. more >>