"Serial" Murderer Will Be Allowed To Call Library Witness
If you listened to the "Serial" podcast, you know that one of the big questions was why attorneys for convicted murderer Adnan Syed never called Asia McClain to testify. But now, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals has allowed Syed a chance to call up McClain to talk about how she saw him at a library around the same time that his ex-girlfriend, Hae Min Lee, was murdered in January 1999. In an affidavit filed earlier this year, McClain said that as assistant state’s attorney discouraged her from attending post-conviction hearings and a Syed family friend said the chance to hear McClain’s testimony in court may open up a path for a new trial.
You Won’t Believe What This College Made These Students Do
Two former Valencia College students are suing the Orlando school because they claim instructors forced them to undergo an invasive procedure under threat of docking their grades. The women have filed a federal lawsuit alleging that instructors insisted medical diagnostic students undergo weekly, non-private transvaginal probes as part of their classroom instruction in learning how to perform the procedure… or else risk being blacklisted by future employers. Apparently peer physical exams are an accepted practice in medicine, but according to the suit, at one point one of the defendants told a student she was "sexy" and should consider being an escort. The school says the use of student volunteers for sonography training is a "nationally accepted practice."
If You Weren’t Worried About Global Warming Before, You Can Start Now
NASA has some very bad news for anyone worried about the rise of global sea levels due to global warming: it’s happening, soon. According to a new study, the last remaining sections of Antarctica’s Larsen B Ice Shelf – which has existed for 10,000 years -- is severely compromised and what remains of it will probably "disintegrate completely" before the end of the decade. The initial collapse in 2002 appears to have caused a series of unusually warm summers in Antarctica and the loss of the remaining ice could contribute to a rise in sea levels that would spell trouble for low-lying countries.
Quick Hit: Don’t hold your breath for that huge data-dump of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s e-mails. According to the State Department, they won’t make the 55,000 pages of the former Secretary of State’s e-mail public until Jan. 15, 2016.