Millions Of Students Lack Home Internet In ‘Homework Gap,’ Analysis Finds

On the tiny screen, she switches between web pages for research projects, losing track of tabs whenever friends send messages. She uses her thumbs to tap out school papers, but when glitches keep her from submitting assignments electronically, she writes them out by hand. She is among nearly 3 million students around the country who face struggles keeping up with their studies because they must make do without home internet. In classrooms, access to laptops and the internet is nearly universal. But at home, the cost of internet service and gaps in its availability create obstacles in urban areas and rural communities alike. Until a couple of years ago, Raegan’s school gave every student a laptop equipped with an internet …

No apology to journalists from top officer

On Monday, police confirmed the case against the two journalists had been dropped. It followed a court ruling that the search warrants issued against them had been “inappropriate”. The items collected from the journalists included laptops, hard drives, mobile phones, notepads and millions of digital files. Speaking at a meeting of the Northern Ireland Policing Board on Thursday, Mr Barton said that press freedom was crucial in any democracy. Image caption PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton said police had a duty to follow the evidence PSNI Chief Constable George Hamilton also spoke about the case at the meeting. “There is nothing about this investigation that has been easy,” he said. “I became a police officer to uphold the law, to …

14 Amazing Photos You Missed This Week

We’re highlighting exceptional photos from around the world for the week of June 1 to 7. Check them out below. ABOVE: Veteran David Edwards attends a commemoration service on the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings on June 6, 2019, in Arromanches Les Bains, France.  Del. Kelly Fowler holds her daughter Sophie, 6, in front of the row of crosses at the memorial located by Building 11 of the Virginia Beach Municipal Center, Sunday, June 2, 2019, in Virginia Beach, Va. Twelve crosses were placed at the memorial to honor the 12 victims of the mass shooting that took place at the center several days earlier. People in Sutamarchan, Colombia, throw tomatoes at each other during the annual “Gran Tomatina …

Ex-soldier’s court appeal dismissed

John Pat Cunningham, 27, who had learning difficulties, was shot in the back as he ran away from an Army patrol near Benburb, County Tyrone, in 1974. Mr Hutchings has made the case it was never his intention to kill or injure Mr Cunningham, but that he was firing warning shots to get him to stop. He began his appeal in March. Lord Kerr, who delivered the judgement on Thursday, said that trial by jury should not be assumed to be the unique means of achieving fairness in the criminal justice process. What is a Diplock court? The non-jury system was named after Lord Diplock, a former senior judge and Law Lord. During the height of the Troubles, he chaired …

Knighthood for PSNI chief constable

Image Copyright @ChiefConPSNI @ChiefConPSNI Report Report Feargal Sharkey receives an OBE for services to music. Once the lead singer with The Undertones, he went on to have a successful solo career. Image caption Feargal Sharkey in 1978, when The Undertones appeared on Top of the Pops He subsequently took on a number of public roles as a member of the Radio Authority and as head of UK Music, representing the interests of the UK commercial music industry. Meanwhile, one of Ireland’s most famous priests is to receive an OBE. Image caption Richard Williams has taken a lead role in developing the film industry in Northern Ireland The growing importance of the film industry in Northern Ireland is acknowledged with an …

Authorities: Woman who left newborn in woods in ’93 charged

CHARDON, Ohio – A woman who put her newborn baby boy in a garbage bag and left him in a wooded area in 1993 was charged with aggravated murder after detectives tracked her down using DNA from relatives around the world, a county sheriff outside Cleveland said Thursday. Geauga County Sheriff Scott Hildenbrand announced at a news conference that deputies had arrested 49-year-old Gail Eastwood-Ritchey, of the Cleveland suburb of Euclid. Hildenbrand said Eastwood-Ritchey “admitted to a similar crime two years prior,” adding that she had left that newborn somewhere in Cuyahoga County. Eastwood-Ritchey provided a precise location within the county, but detectives were unable to find any remains, he said. Trending in US Original Article : HERE ; This …

Metallica Performs The Face-Melting National Anthem The NBA Finals Needed

The Star-Spangled Banner” on guitar Wednesday before Game 3 of the The home team losing to the Toronto Raptors, 123-109. Golden State trails 2 games to 1 in the best-of-7 series. RELATED… Metallica And Jimmy Fallon Do Savage 'Enter Sandman' With Kazoos Drake Trolls Back At Klay Thompson And Losing Warriors In NBA Finals Warriors Taunt Drake Near Locker Room After NBA Finals Victory REAL LIFE. REAL NEWS. REAL VOICES. Help us tell more of the stories that matter from voices that too often remain unheard.

Teens graduating in California town nearly destroyed by fire

The school is still standing. But most of the buildings around it were destroyed. The senior class will graduate on the football field, a tradition dating back to at least the mid-1960s. Senior Lilly Rickards says it’s fitting for the senior class to end where they began. Many gathered there Wednesday night to watch the sun set. Former Paradise Mayor Steve “Woody” Culleton said the high school is a community focal point.

San Francisco Dungeon launching ‘Rat Bar’ pop-up where you can pay to drink with live rodents

The tourist hot spot known for its interactive tours through history, featuring live actors and thrilling special effects, is opening its Rat Bar as the “next iteration of what the Department of Public Health” will allow, according to a press release. (The San Francisco Dungeon) ZIP LINE SET UP AT EIFFEL TOWER FOR THRILL-SEEKERS The tourist hot spot known for its interactive tours through history, featuring live actors and thrilling special effects, is opening its Rat Bar as the “next iteration of what the Department of Public Health” will allow, according to a press release. The Dungeon had previously offered a tour with something called a “Rat Café.” “Let’s be honest — pastries and coffee were nice and all when we …

BBC confirms first Tory leadership debate

“It’ll be broadcast at a key moment in the process of narrowing down the field of candidates in the race for Downing Street.” The quirks of the Tory leadership process BBC to host Tory leader TV debates Tory leadership: Who will replace Theresa May? Brexit: Where do Conservative leadership candidates stand? The Conservative leadership contest is already under way, despite MPs still having until the end of the week to put their names forward. After the full list of candidates has been confirmed on Monday, MPs will begin a series of votes, and the contender with the lowest number will be eliminated in each round. The process will take place until only two MPs remain, and the wider party membership …

Slimmed down Bopper finds forever home

Image caption Bopper (left) with his new owner Mike and dogs Honey and Sadie The shelter’s deputy manager Ruth Rickard approached the pair as they had already rehomed five older dogs, including labradors Honey and Sadie, from the shelter. Image caption Bopper has almost reached his target weight of 27kg (4st) The shelter has earned a reputation for helping hefty hounds shed the pounds. Bopper was about 10kg heavier than the shelter’s other hefty hound, “Hattie the Fatty”, who also made headlines for her huge frame. Hattie has since been rehomed by Mrs Rickard after shedding half her body weight. In April, the shelter took in its biggest dog yet – 70kg (11st) Georgie Porgie. You may also like: ‘Britain’s …

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

Given the painful memories, given their unfamiliarity with the country they liberated, given the difficulty of traveling abroad, why are Americans in their 90s coming back for this week’s anniversary of the June 6, 1944, invasion of Normandy? For many, returning is a duty, a way to honor fallen comrades and fulfill promises they made as young men never to forget each other. Some buried their memories for decades but feel a compulsion to face their demons before going to their graves. Many fear the world is forgetting and want young people to hear their stories one last time. The inevitability of all veterans of the 1939-1945 war being gone soon is acting as a clarion call. From across the …

MVP chants broke out during Game 2 of the NBA Finals — for Barack Obama

(CNN)Chants of “MVP” breaking out in an NBA arena are pretty common this time of the year. Former President Barack Obama received a standing ovation and heard the MVP chants from the crowd when he was shown on the arena’s video screen and later introduced during the game. Obama, who was seated next to NBA commissioner Adam Silver, briefly stood up and waved. Obama is a noted basketball fan, and his love for the game was on full display during his two terms in office. His picks for the NCAA’s basketball tournaments became something of a yearly televised ritual. He delighted in meeting championship basketball teams at the White House. That even continued after he left office. In January, Obama …

Fox cubs ‘fed’ to hunting hounds

Image copyright PA Image caption Nathan Parry was the hunt’s terrierman Opening the case against the hunt’s master of hounds Paul Oliver, kennel maid Hannah Rose and terrierman Nathan Parry, prosecutor Simon Davis said: “The unnecessary suffering involved the killing of fox cubs, effectively feeding the animals… throwing the fox cubs into the kennels of the fox hounds, thereby killing them.” Image copyright PA Image caption Paul Oliver and Hannah Rose deny the charges Mr Oliver, was caught by the covert camera as he prepared to feed live fox cubs to the dogs, the court heard. Mr Davis alleged the camera provided “significant” evidence against Mr Oliver, including footage which he claimed showed him lifting fox cubs out of a …

Joe Jonas Reveals Who ‘Ruined’ His Secret Wedding To Sophie Turner

Joe Jonas revealed on the UK radio show “secret Las Vegas wedding to “Game of Thrones” star Sophie Turner was “ruined” because their friend, Diplo, decided to livestream it.  “We just laughed. We loved it. We thought it was ridiculous, and I just love that he was walking into the chapel and he was like, ‘going to hit this wedding real quick,’” he added.  “He just kind of decided to livestream it,” she said. ”[What happens in Vegas] doesn’t stay in Vegas.” Neither, apparently, do family secrets, as the couple’s sister-in-law revealed the two have a second wedding coming up soon.  Access, right after the two’s Las Vegas ceremony.  RELATED… Sophie Turner Marries Joe Jonas In Las Vegas Wedding Ceremony Sophie Turner …