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Former Ohio gym teacher indicted over alleged sexual contact with first-graders

A former elementary school gym teacher was indicted Monday over the alleged inappropriate touching of more than two dozen first-grade girls, said a prosecutor in southwest Ohio. John Austin Hopkins, 25, was placed in custody after a three-month investigation by the Springboro Police Department that started in March when a parent reported him to Clearcreek…MORE

Phoenix couple who say police drew guns on them want officers fired

The Phoenix couple who say police drew guns on them after their 4-year-old allegedly stole a doll are calling for the officers involved to be fired, saying their children are still traumatized by the experience. Mayor Kate Gallego issued a public apology but Dravon Ames, who was kicked and handcuffed in the incident, said it…MORE

Former NBA player Anthony Grundy arrested in fatal hit-and-run

Former NBA player Anthony Grundy has been arrested in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash in Kentucky. The 40-year-old turned himself in to Louisville Metro police on Friday, CNN affiliate WAVE reported. Grundy told police he knew he hit something while driving on the highway the night of June 7 but didn’t stop, WAVE reported.…MORE

Mastercard will let transgender, non-binary people use their chosen name on cards

Mastercard has announced that it well let transgender and non-binary people use their chosen name, rather than their legal or given name, on credit, debit and prepaid cards. “For many in the LGBTQIA+ community, the name on their credit, debit or prepaid card does not reflect their true identity,” the company said in a release.…MORE

MIT teaches robots to ‘feel’ objects just by looking at them

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are teaching robots to “see” what an object looks like just by touching it and predict what something will feel like by looking at it. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) have created a predictive artificial intelligence to help robots use multi-modal sensory…MORE

Closing arguments begin in the trial of alleged Nxivm sex cult leader

Within the Nxivm community, group founder Keith Raniere was viewed as a humanitarian and a mentor. “But you saw him for what he was — a con man, a predator, a crime boss,” prosecutor Moira Penza told jurors Monday. Closing arguments in Raniere’s racketeering trial have begun and prosecutors drilled home their claims that the…MORE