The University of Delaware has cut ties with a part-time professor who said in a Facebook post that U.S. student Otto Warmbier “deserved to die” after visiting North Korea. The Newark college said it would not again employ Katherine Dettwyler, who had taught at Delaware’s Department of Anthropology during the spring semester. Dettwyler had called Warmbier "young, white, rich, clueless" in a now-deleted Facebook post on June 21, following the 22-year-old’s death.
It began as a typical, carefree holiday weekend at the popular Colombian tourist destination, a scenic reservoir surrounded by mountains and greenery that draws throngs every weekend for fishing, water sports and all-inclusive boat cruises. But at about 2 p.m. Sunday on the El Peñol-Guatapé reservoir near Medellin, Colombia, one of these boat cruises took a deadly turn. About 160 people were aboard the four-level, teal-and-yellow boat adorned with pictures of sailboats on its sides, its name “El Almirante,” The Admiral, painted in cursive. Within minutes, it capsized. “Five minutes after leaving everything was normal” a survivor told Colombian newspaper El Tiempo. Then passengers heard a loud
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If you're a parent who has a fear of confrontation, let Mary Katherine Backstorm be your inspiration! The Southern mom was in the checkout line at Target when she noticed a young boy and girl - roughly 11 or 12 years old - in front of her, snickering at the cashier, who had clearly suffered a "very devastating accident and cranial reconstructive surgery."
An unruly passenger caused a Southwest Airlines plane heading from Los Angeles to Houston to make an emergency landing in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Sunday, June 25. These videos, from Kristy Gillentine, show the passenger, a woman, being removed from the Flight 4519 plane, and the flight attendant updating passengers on the situation. Another video shows the woman walking backward and acting erratically before the plane was boarded. Gillentine wrote in the comments of her videos the woman was trying to open an emergency exit door when an off-duty police officer stopped her. Gillentine tweeted at Southwest Airlines about the incident, garnering this response: “Hi Kristy. We assure you Safety is our top priority in this situation. Our Agents and Crew are there for you, and we’re working to get everyone back in the air and on their way soon. We appreciate your patience.” A statement from the airline read that the captain decided to land at Corpus Christi International Airport after the crew became concerned about the behavior of one of the passengers. Credit: Twitter/KrisGillentine via Storyful
Wonkblog | Analysis When Seattle officials voted three years ago to incrementally boost the city's minimum wage up to $15 an hour, they'd hoped to improve the lives of low-income workers. Yet according to a major new study that could force economists to reassess past research on the issue, the hike has had the opposite effect. The city is gradually increasing the hourly minimum to $15 over several years. Already, though, some employers have not been able to afford the increased minimums. They've cut their payrolls, putting off new hiring, reducing hours or letting their workers go, the study found. The costs to low-wage workers in Seattle outweighed the benefits by a ratio of three to one, according