Bus drivers in southwest France are refusing to work after one of their own was violently attacked while on the job Sunday night. Newser reports the driver, a man in his 50s, was attacked by a group of passengers in Bayonne. He suffered severe head injuries after he reportedly refused to let them board without tickets and face masks. The man has now been declared brain dead. Five suspects were arrested Monday. Masks are required on all public transportation in the country.
An off-duty police officer in Del City, Oklahoma, opened fire on a Walmart customer who allegedly shoplifted. Newser reports the Langston University cop struggled with the suspect, who appeared to have stolen a BBQ grill. As the suspect began to back up his vehicle, the officer drew his firearm and shot off at least eleven rounds. The shoplifting suspect was said to be hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and is in stable condition.
A young woman is dead after being hit by a man who drove his car onto a closed Seattle freeway and into a crowd protesting police brutality. Summer Taylor, 24, of Seattle, died Saturday evening at Harborview Medical Center. According to Newser, Dawit Kelete also hit 32-year-old Diaz Love, of Portland, Oregon, in the incident. Kelete hit both of them when his car barreled through a panicked crowd of protesters on Interstate 5 early Saturday morning.
Media heiress Ghislaine Maxwell was arrested this week, and faces multiple felony charges connected to Jeffrey Epstein and sex trafficking girls. However, Newser reports she has at least one high-profile ally: Celebrity attorney Alan Dershowitz. Dershowitz wrote in The Spectator that he and his friends never saw Maxwell behave inappropriately. Maxwell and Dershowitz have something in common. Both are accused of sexual misconduct by Jeffrey Epstein accuser Virginia Giuffre.
Mythbusters co-host Adam Savage is facing a horrific accusation. And it's not from a groupie or ex-girlfriend, either. It's from his sister. Newser reports Miranda Pacchiana filed a lawsuit Tuesday in New York state accusing her brother of 'repeatedly' sexually abusing her as a child. Savage was 9 to 12 years old at the time of the alleged assaults, and Pacchiana was 7 to 10. Now 52, Savage denies everything. While I hope that my sister gets the help she needs to find peace, this needs to end.
New York authorities have fined Deutsche Bank $150 mln over failures including the services it provided to Jeffrey Epstein - the former financier who committed suicide while awaiting trial on charges of trafficking minors. Julian Satterthwaite reports.
Newser reports Ghislaine Maxwell, the girlfriend of the late Jeffrey Epstein, is now in a federal detention center in New York City. However, it isn't the one where Epstein died last year. The British former socialite, and daughter of media mogul Robert Maxwell, is accused of recruiting girls as young as 14 for Epstein to sexually abuse. She was moved to Brooklyn's Metropolitan Detention Center on Monday and awaits a bail hearing on Friday.