Youngstown State University’s hire of an athlete it found responsible for sexual assault to coach the women’s tennis team coach has sparked outrage and an online petition urging the school to adopt a stronger personal conduct policy. Condemnation from students, faculty and outside observers came in the wake of a USA TODAY Network investigation that […]
Rain, snow and early season freezing across much of the U.S. sent the country’s average temperature for October plunging to its coolest in a decade, after months of near record or record high temperatures. But despite the national dip, it was the warmest October on record across the globe. And 2019 continues to trend warmer […]
Youngstown State University said Friday it will consider new rules in light of a GateHouse Media investigation that found a YSU tennis player disciplined for sexual assault was placed as assistant coach on the women’s team. The university said it will look into whether students readmitted to the school after conduct violations should be allowed […]
Youngstown State University in 2016 suspended a men’s tennis player it found responsible for sexual assault. Two years later, it installed him as an assistant coach of the men’s tennis team. And one semester after that, the women’s tennis team. Bassem El Mekawi was one of three Youngstown State athletes disciplined for sexually assaulting a […]
More vandalism occurs on Oct. 31 than any other time except for New Year’s Day, according to a GateHouse Media data analysis of the FBI’s National Incident-Based Reporting System.
Halloween spending is projected to drop for the second consecutive year but it’s still the third-highest in the National Retail Federation’s 15-year survey history.
Between January and August — the latest month for which data is available — U.S. airlines reported having mishandled at least 6,915 wheelchairs. That’s an average of 29 times a day.
Overall, climate experts expect 2019 to be one of the warmest years on record. So far this year in the U.S., 2019 ranks third warmest.
Rip currents, high surf and unexpectedly large “sneaker waves” had claimed at least 85 lives by October 2019. Experts say too many beachgoers either don’t understand the dangers, or ignore them.
“It is virtually certain that 2019 will end up among the five warmest years on record,” said Ahira Sánchez-Lugo.