Bangladesh factory collapse death toll hits 1,034, http://rtvote.com/11pY08s
A woman has been rescued alive from the rubble caused by a collapsed garment factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The factory collapsed two weeks ago, killing 1,034 factory workers. It’s currently the worst disaster the garment industry has ever seen. There was a fire at another factory in Dhaka this week, further underscoring the factories’ dangerous conditions.
British Police Force Denies Protecting Savile From Abuse Allegations, http://rtvote.com/11YfRhy
British police deny covering up sexual abuse claims made against former TV personality Jimmy Savile. However, an internal report shows that Savile had a close relationship with the West Yorkshire police and promoted crime-prevention campaigns on air for them. “It seems to me that West Yorkshire Police over the years failed to join up the dots,” said lawyer Alan Collins, who represents 40 of the 500 who have stepped forward with sexual abuse allegations since Savile’s death in 2011. “There seems to be a collective myopia,” Collins said. “Savile was able to run rings around the police for decades. He used police officers. He was ingrained with them, dovetailed with them.”
North Korea Lays Out Case Against Jailed American, http://rtvote.com/11YgiZc
North Korea claims that Korean-American Kenneth Bae has been sentenced to 15 years of hard labor due to past missionary work in China and an anti-regime mission he planned to spread in Rason City, North Korea. North Korea has considered missionary work a threat in the past and has insisted that Bae’s arrest is not a bargaining chip in talks with the U.S.
British Olympic sailor killed in capsize in San Francisco Bay, http://rtvote.com/11pZUpq
British Olympic sailor Andrew “Bart” Simpson was killed after his sailboat capsized when training for the America’s Cup with Swedish Artemis Racing team. All 10 of Simpson’s crew members survived the capsize in the San Francisco Bay, but attempts to revive him did not work. “The entire Artemis Racing team is devastated by what happened,” Artemis’s chief executive said. “Our prayers are with Andrew Simpson’s family, his wife and kids, and also the rest of my teammates. It’s a shocking experience to go through, and we have a lot to deal with in the next few days in terms of assuring everybody’s well being.”
In Hours, Thieves Took $45 Million in A.T.M. Scheme, http://rtvote.com/11YhYSG
According to an indictment made public on Thursday, cyberthieves made off with $45 million from thousands of ATMs in a matter of hours in February. The thieves’ suspected leader, Alberto Lajud-Peña, was found dead in the Dominican Republic on April 27th. Seven other people, who are all American citizens, have been charged with conspiracy to commit “access device fraud.”
Palestinians chose a new president — on reality TV, http://rtvote.com/18yGJtQ
8 Obnoxious Trends on Instagram, http://rtvote.com/14acHcf
Randy Jackson confirms exit: I’ve decided to leave ‘American Idol’ after 12 years, http://rtvote.com/14aiYEZ
McCain proposes ‘a la carte’ cable bill, http://rtvote.com/14aj4MN
Kiefer Sutherland mulling return to ‘24’ after cancellation of ‘Touch’: reports, http://rtvote.com/11q4Avx