Man arrested in kidnapping of Linda Stoltzfoos, an Amish woman who has been missing since June from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

A man has been arrested and is charged with kidnapping an 18-year-old Amish woman who has been missing since June 21, the Lancaster County District Attorney’s Office announced Friday. On Friday, East Lampeter Township police charged 34-year-old Justo Smoker with felony kidnapping and misdemeanor false imprisonment. Linda Stoltzfoos, 18, who was last seen walking home […]


Patriots coincidentally gain $7 million in cap space after signing Cam Newton

Some would say it’s a coincidence that the Patriots signed quarterback Cam Newton before resolving a pair of grievances that freed up $7 million in cap space, at a time when the Patriots were cap strapped. Others would say that, with the Patriots, there are no coincidences. Consider the timeline. Newton’s bargain-basement deal, with a […]


Valentina Sampaio makes history as first ever trans Sports Illustrated model

Brazillian Valentina Sampaio has had a modelling career full of firsts. From being the first transgender Victoria’s Secret Angel to becoming the first ever trans Vogue cover model, she’s done so much in just 23 years. The latest of these feats is being featured on the pages of Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Edition, the first trans […]


Credit Suisse settles U.S. shareholder lawsuit over debt writedowns, disclosures

Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN.S) agreed to pay $15.5 million to settle a lawsuit accusing it of defrauding shareholders about its risk appetite and management before taking $1 billion of writedowns on souring debt, court filings on Friday show. The preliminary settlement of the proposed class action by holders of the Swiss bank’s American depositary […]


Researchers develop new cathode coating that extends lithium-ion battery life and boosts safety

Researchers from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory in collaboration with scientists from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) have developed a particle-level cathode coating that could extend the lifespan and boost the safety of lithium-ion batteries.As the Argonne National Laboratory highlights, lithium batteries have utilized cathode coatings for […]


21 reported injured after fire aboard military ship in San Diego

Seventeen sailors and four civilians were reported injured Sunday after an apparent explosion and fire on a military ship in San Diego. Firefighters were still battling the blaze early Monday morning on the USS Bonhomme Richard, Naval Surface Force said in a statement. Federal Fire San Diego, which serves naval installations and facilities in the […]