Kenyan officials have confirmed forces fatally shot five people allegedly involved in a World Cup screening attack that killed 50 earlier this week. The five were killed Thursday in the coastal town of Mpeketoni as they tried to escape Kenyan forces, the ministry said Friday. Officials detained additional suspects in the raid, including the owner and driver of a taxi used in the attack. Read about it here…[CNN]
As many as 75 scientists working in government laboratories may have been exposed to anthrax bacteria, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Researchers working in the high-level biosecurity laboratory at the agency’s Atlanta campus failed to follow proper procedures to inactivate the bacteria. “Out of an abundance of caution, CDC is taking aggressive steps to protect the health of all involved, including protective courses of antibiotics for potentially exposed staff,” spokesman Tom Skinner said in a statement. “Based on most of the potential exposure scenarios, the risk of infection is very low.” Read about it here…[NBC]
And over in Florida, a 59-year-old man was arrested after he threw hot grits on 29-year-old Darryl Blacknell. Edward Holley now faces attempted-murder charges after he admitted to throwing the pot of scalding grits at Blacknell. Blacknell was burned over 30 percent of his body and was hospitalization for second and third-degree burns. Read about it here…[OrlandoSentinel]
And in Rape Culture news, three James Madison University Sigma Chi fraternity members who filmed themselves sexually assaulting a woman on spring break and then distributed the film to others via social media were given permission to graduate from the university. Yep. That happened. Read about it here…[Jezebel]
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