Society & Culture

A society is a group of individuals involved in persistent social interaction, or a large social group sharing the same geographical or social territory, typically subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations. Societies are characterized by patterns of relationships between individuals who share a distinctive culture and institutions; a given society may be described as the sum total of such relationships among its constituent of members.
  • Daily Mail

    Former AFL player Ben Cousins slapped with two new drug charges

    Ben Cousins is facing two fresh drug charges after being arrested over an alleged domestic violence incident earlier this year. The fallen AFL star was arrested by police in August after allegedly breaching a violence restraining order taken out against him by his ex-girlfriend Maylea Tinecheff. During a routine search in custody, police allegedly found a bag containing 13 grams of methamphetamine stashed in the father-of-two's anus.   Since his arrest at the Canning Vale house in south Perth, he has been charged with a further two counts of possessing a prohibited drug, Perth Now reported.  The fresh charges bring his offence tally to 18. Included in that count is burglary, aggravated stalking

  • High school football player arrested in death of pregnant classmate
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    High school football player arrested in death of pregnant classmate

    Police said Aaron Trejo, who is on the Mishawaka High School football team, was being held on a preliminary murder charge in the death of Breana Rouhselang, who was six months pregnant.

  • I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.
    HuffPost

    I Drove Drunk And It Cost 6 People Their Lives. Here's How My Own Life Changed Forever.

    On Nov. 1, 2003, I was involved in a drinking and driving accident. I cost six

  • 2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School
    HuffPost

    2 Nuns Accused Of Embezzling $500,000 From Catholic School

    Two Roman Catholic nuns have admitted to embezzling $500,000 from a parochial

  • Homeless woman arrested after allegedly throwing coffee in doughnut shop owner's face: 'It was so malicious and so barbaric'
    Yahoo Lifestyle

    Homeless woman arrested after allegedly throwing coffee in doughnut shop owner's face: 'It was so malicious and so barbaric'

    When a doughnut shop owner asked a homeless woman to leave her establishment a few days ago, it resulted in a heated exchange that was caught on camera.

  • Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison
    The Seattle Times

    Serbia court sentences drug lord to 15 years in prison

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A Serbian court on Monday sentenced a Balkan drug lord to 15 years in prison for smuggling 5.7 tons of cocaine from South America to Europe. The Organized Crime court ruled that Darko Saric was guilty of leading a criminal organization that smuggled cocaine from Colombia, Argentina and Uruguay to Western Europe in 2008 and 2009. Saric, 49, was sentenced in 2015 to 20 years in prison but that verdict was overturned and a new trial was held. Saric has maintained he is innocent. Saric's lawyer Radoslav Bacovic said he will appeal the verdict again, insisting the court has not reviewed most of the complaints related to the original conviction. “The impression is that the court

  • ATF investigating 5th fire at Jehovah's Witness centers in Washington this year
    Good Morning America

    ATF investigating 5th fire at Jehovah's Witness centers in Washington this year

    Federal authorities in Washington state are investigating the latest in a troubling series of arson cases at worship halls for Jehovah's Witnesses. The latest fire broke out Friday at a Kingdom Hall for Jehovah's Witnesses in Lacey, Washington, completely destroying the building. The Seattle branch of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) ruled the fire an arson on Saturday.

  • North Bay homicide suspect facing numerous charges
    London

    North Bay homicide suspect facing numerous charges

    A suspect arrested in connection with a North Bay homicide investigation has had run-ins with London police before. Ryan Abraham, 25, was arrested in London over the weekend. That homicide investigation began last Wednesday in North Bay after Abraham was one of two men who police say went to a residence for a home invasion. “It was alleged Abraham was a carrying firearm,” says Det.-Sgt. Jeff Warner of the North Bay Police Service. “Abraham got into altercation outside of door, and then discharged multiple rounds and fatally wounded him. They then left and fled the area” That led to the issuing of a nationwide warrant for his arrest. With ties to London, North Bay police suspected he had headed

  • 'I can't breathe': Saudi journalist Khashoggi's last words - CNN
    Reuters

    'I can't breathe': Saudi journalist Khashoggi's last words - CNN

    Journalist Jamal Khashoggi repeatedly told his killers "I can't breathe" during his final moments in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, CNN reported on Monday. Quoting a source who said they had read the full translated transcript of an audio recording, CNN said that Khashoggi recognized one of the men, General Maher Mutreb, who told him: "You are coming back". Khashoggi replied: "You can't do that...people are waiting outside." His Turkish fiancee Hatice Cengiz waited for hours outside the consulate on Oct. 2 and, when he did not return, contacted Turkish authorities about his disappearance.

  • Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video
    Yahoo News

    Imagining a school shooting through the gunman's eyes: Sandy Hook Promise releases chilling new video

    A public service announcement released by the gun violence prevention organization Sandy Hook Promise depicts the moments leading up to a school shooting from the shooter’s perspective.

  • Indian man charged in alleged human smuggling operation
    seattlepi.com

    Indian man charged in alleged human smuggling operation

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal authorities say an Indian national conspired to smuggle foreign citizens into the U.S. on commercial airline flights. An indictment unsealed Monday alleges Bhavin Patel was part of a smuggling operation that recruited Indian nationals and others who would pay fees to be smuggled into the U.S. The indictment says an undercover officer posing as a smuggler met Patel in Bangkok, Thailand in 2013 and helped him smuggle several people into the U.S. through Newark Liberty International Airport. He faces one count of conspiracy to bring in and harbor aliens and six counts of smuggling foreign nationals for private financial gain. The conspiracy count carries a maximum 10-year