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Flight Attendant Loses 2 Teeth in Assault

Southwest crew member hurt amid 'intolerable level' of passenger misconduct incidents

(Newser) - A flight attendants union is pleading for more travel safeguards after an attack against a crew member on a Southwest flight over the weekend. Per a letter from Lyn Montgomery, president of Transport Workers Union Local 556, to the airline's CEO, a flight attendant was "seriously assaulted" by...

FAA: Told to Mask Up, Passengers Got Physical

Agency issues 4 fines totalling more than $67K

(Newser) - Two travelers are facing a combined $50,000 in fines from the FAA, and not just for their lack of masks. Both are accused of assaulting flight attendants who called them out for their rule-breaking, per the Hill . A female passenger told to don a mask on a Feb. 7...

Soldier Arrested in Assault on Black Man Walking by His House

Jonathan Pentland told victim, 'You're in the wrong neighborhood'

(Newser) - "I didn't do anything to you," a Black man tells a white man in a viral video. "I'm about to do something to you," responds Jonathan Pentland, an active-duty soldier, who was demanding the man leave his neighborhood, known as the Summit, in Columbia,...

Man Arrested in Vicious Attack on Asian-American Woman

Witnesses who did nothing while older NYC woman was beaten have been suspended

(Newser) - An arrest has been made in the heinous attack on an older Asian-American woman in New York City, the latest amid an increasing wave of violence against Asian Americans. A surveillance video that circulated earlier this week showed the Monday assault on the 65-year-old, who was walking along West 43rd...

Videos Show Assault on Capitol Cop Who Later Died

Brian Sicknick was hit with what might have been bear spray

(Newser) - The New York Times has obtained videos showing an attack on deceased Capitol police officer Brian Sicknick during the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. The videos focus on two men, Julian Elie Khater and George Pierre Tanios, who are charged with assaulting Sicknick and other officers with chemical spray. They're...

Chinese Grandma Who Fought Attacker Makes Another Big Move

Xiao Zhen Xie to donate nearly $1M from GoFundMe to combat anti-Asian racism

(Newser) - An elderly Chinese woman who captured the nation's attention when she fought back against an attacker is drawing headlines once again. When Xiao Zhen Xie, said to be 75 or 76, was punched by a man last week as she waited to cross a San Francisco street, the grandmother...

'Belligerent' Refusal to Wear a Mask, Then a Stabbing

Police say Texas man attacked Jack in the Box manager over mask request

(Newser) - Police in Texas have issued an arrest warrant for a man they say stabbed a fast-food manager over a request to put on a face mask. NBC News reports that cops in League City, about 25 miles southeast of Houston, are searching for James Schulz. The 53-year-old is said to...

Family Alleges 'Racially Motivated' Attack Against Boy at Sleepover

Black 13-year-old allegedly shot at with BBs, made to drink urine, called the n-word

(Newser) - School and law enforcement officials in Texas are investigating after a Black boy was allegedly called the n-word and homophobic slurs, shot with BB guns, and made to drink urine during a sleepover at a friend's house. SeMarion Humphrey, a 13-year-old eighth grader at Haggard Middle School, went to...

Home Improvement Star Pleads Guilty to Attacking Girlfriend

Zachery Ty Bryan was accused of choking her

(Newser) - Home Improvement star Zachery Ty Bryan pleaded guilty Tuesday to attacking his girlfriend. Bryan was accused of choking her at their Oregon apartment in October, but the 39-year-old's plea deal saw the felony strangulation charge and others, including coercion, dropped, TMZ reports. Bryan will avoid jail after pleading guilty...

Cops: Disney Worker in Fla. Helped Victim of Assault in Pa.

Employee alerted police after woman calling for Disney tickets indicated she was in trouble

(Newser) - A quick-thinking Disney World worker may have helped save a life nearly 1,000 miles away. According to Northern York County Regional Police, the Orlando employee got an alarming phone call close to midnight on Jan. 9, with the Pennsylvania woman on the other end at first making a normal...

She Said Black Teen Took Her Phone. Now She's Arrested

Miya Ponsetto allegedly assaulted Black teen she wrongly accused of theft

(Newser) - A woman accused of attacking a Black teenager whom she falsely accused of theft in New York has been arrested across the country in California. Miya Ponsetto, 22—whom some are calling the new Amy Cooper or the "SoHo Karen"—was seized in her home state days after...

Rapper's Surprise Release Includes an Apology

He says sorry to singer Rihanna

(Newser) - Eminem's surprise album, which was released Thursday night, includes a apology. In a track titled "Zeus," the Detroit rapper seeks to atone for a line from a decade-old song in which he endorsed singer Chris Brown's 2009 assault on his then-girlfriend, singer Rihanna. That song—which...

Ex-Cop Pulls Gun in Hunt for 'Fake Ballots': Report

Mark Anthony Aguirre is facing up to 20 years in prison

(Newser) - An ex-police captain was charged Tuesday after allegedly stopping a man at gunpoint in Texas and accusing him of voter fraud, CNN reports. Prosecutors say Mark Anthony Aguirre, 63, was even paid over $260,000 for his work. "He crossed the line from dirty politics to commission of a...

Man Attacked While Campaigning for Democrats

'The supporter suffered wounds to his face and head'

(Newser) - Another rally, another act of violence. On Saturday—the same day four stabbings were reported at a pro-Trump rally in Washington, DC—a man carrying campaign signs for Democratic candidates in Georgia was bloodied by a passerby, per the Atlanta Journal-Constitution . Police say the victim was carrying signs for US...

City Offers Reward for Man 'Lying in Wait'

At least 10 random assaults have occurred in Waltham, Mass.

(Newser) - The suspect in a string of at least 10 random assaults in Massachusetts now has a price on his head. Authorities in Waltham, about 20 miles outside of Boston, offered a $5,000 reward Tuesday for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the man responsible for the recent...

Ghostbusters Actor Attacked in New York

Surveillance video shows Rick Moranis fall to the ground

(Newser) - Rick Moranis was out walking in Manhattan on Thursday morning when an apparent stranger sucker-punched him in the head—and it was all caught on video, the New York Daily News reports. The Ghostbusters actor, 67, was near his Upper West Side apartment when the stranger knocked him to the...

Dad Pays Steep Price After He Has High Schooler Beaten

Michael Tilton ordered to pay $360K to victim in 2009 assault he orchestrated

(Newser) - A Canadian man is out more than $360,000 after ordering the beating of a 14-year-old boy as revenge for a high-school spat with his son. Little was previously known about the decade-old incident laid out in a British Columbia Supreme Court ruling last week, per the CBC . Describing "...

Trump Funeral Guest Hit Restaurant Worker: Report

Seems it all went down at a Fig & Olive restaurant

(Newser) - Looks like someone in Robert Trump's funeral party got upset Friday night and punched a restaurant worker in the nose, Fox 5 DC reports. NBC News correspondent Geoff Bennett tweeted that he confirmed the assault at a Fig & Olive restaurant in DC: The unnamed mourner "blindsided one...

Arrest of Man in Assault on Teen Worker Was a Bit Dramatic

But Troy McCoy and a woman have now been charged in alleged Sesame Place attack

(Newser) - A couple accused of assaulting a teenage Sesame Place worker who asked them to wear masks are now facing multiple charges over the incident. Troy McCoy, 39, and Shakerra Bonds, 31, allegedly attacked the 17-year-old because he had, earlier in the day, reminded them to wear their masks at the...

Couple Assaults Teen Sesame Place Worker Over Masks

Theme park employee reminded them to wear facial coverings, got seriously injured

(Newser) - A 17-year-old employee at Sesame Place was forced to undergo surgery after a mask dispute at the Pennsylvania theme park Sunday ended in an altercation. The worker had asked a couple to put on their masks earlier in the day; then, around 5pm, he encountered the man and woman again...

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