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Cashman sentenced to life in prison

Thomas Cashman, who was found guilty of the murder of Olivia Pratt-Korbel while he was in a “ruthless pursuit” of rival gang member Joseph Nee, has been sentenced to life in prison, with the possibility of parole after 42 years. On Thursday, Thomas Cashman, 34, was found guilty of murdering of killing[Read More…]

Remote trains carrying hazmat fall outside Congress’ push for rail regulation

Congress said it intends to push for legislation mandating a specific crew size on trains following several dangerous incidents. But the legislation leaves out a type of train that regularly carries hazardous chemicals in major metropolitan areas with no licensed engineers onboard. Union Pacific, among other rail companies, operates remote-controlled locomotives[Read More…]

Cornell’s classroom trigger warnings “a disaster for free speech”

Cornell University’s student assembly has voted unanimously in favor of requiring trigger warnings for “traumatic” content in classes, a move that some people have said will restrict freedom of speech on campus. The recently introduced resolution “implores all instructors to provide content warnings on the syllabus that may be discussed,” meaning professors[Read More…]