Man allegedly tried to hire cellmate in Indiana to kill 14
A man who pleaded guilty to attacking a 13-year-old girl who was attending an Indiana University violin camp has been charged with conspiracy to commit murder for allegedly trying to hire his jail cellmate to kill the victim's parents and a dozen other people. Dongwook Ko, 19, allegedly provided a hit list and a map to the 39-year-old man who was his cellmate at the Clay County Detention Center in Brazil, Indiana, The Herald-Times reported, citing court records filed Friday along with conspiracy to commit murder charge. Ko, of Bloomington, believed his cellmate was a gang member who would arrange the torture and killings of 14 people connected to his conviction in the 2019 attack on the girl, court records state. The victim’s parents, defense witnesses, two prosecutors and a journalist who covered the case were among the targeted individuals on a list the cellmate provided to police, according to a probable cause affidavit.news.yahoo.com
Scientists look at evolution to save coral reefs
With coral reefs threatened by rising ocean temperatures, scientists are working to breed "super corals" that can better withstand climate change. They're trying to help corals adapt to survive global warming faster than they could in Nature. (Dec. 9)news.yahoo.com
STORIES FOR THE HOLIDAYS FROM DANCE NOW MIAMI Saturday December 11 at Miami Theater Center Featuring Reconstructions of Isadora Duncan’s Iconic Works & More
The company has been presented in sixteen states and on three continents, from Brazil to Mexico, Honduras to Italy and Portugal. has reached over 35,000 children in South Florida alone through its in-school residencies, the World Dance Summer Intensive, the Dance NOW! Youth Ensemble, and performances throughout the community and from its home at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex. The Trust is a dedicated source of revenue established by voter referendum to improve the lives of children and families in Miami-Dade County. is in residence at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex and at TAME Dance Academy, and is a resident company of the North Beach Bandshell.communitynewspapers.com
Messi in, Neymar out of Argentina vs Brazil in WC qualifying
Lionel Messi will play for Argentina when they face Brazil on Tuesday in a World Cup qualifier missing Neymar because of left thigh pains. Messi, who has been bothered by a knee injury, will play in San Juan in a match that could earn the team a spot in next year’s World Cup, Argentina coach Lionel Scaloni said Monday.news.yahoo.com
U.S. missionaries strive to evangelize the ‘unreached.’ Indigenous groups in the Amazon are now fighting back.
In a world with few places beyond the reach of modern civilization, the isolation of the Javari Valley has made it one of the most alluring places for evangelists trying to reach the last people to have never heard the name Jesus Christ.washingtonpost.com
Ex-minister says Brazil leader didn't interfere on pandemic
A former Brazilian health minister has denied receiving any direct orders from President Jair Bolsonaro during his 10 months in the post, providing Senate testimony analysts see as an attempt to shield the country’s leader from any blame over the government’s pandemic response.