Teen Arrested In Connection To London Acid Attacks, Suspect Confesses to Killing Four Missing Pennsylvania Men

Teen Arrested In Connection To London Acid Attacks, Suspect Confesses to Killing Four Missing Pennsylvania Men, Judge Rules on U.S. Travel Ban, And More
  • ​London authorities arrested a teenager after two moped riders threw acid in people's faces in five instances on Thursday. The attacks took place over 90 minutes, and one victim suffered "life-changing injuries," according to the BBC. The attack was just one of more than 1,800 reported London attacks that have used corrosive fluids since 2010. "Last year, it was used in 458 crimes, compared to 261 in 2015, according to Met Police figures."​

  • A suspect in the disappearance of four men in Pennsylvania confessed to murdering them and agreed to plead guilty, CBS News reports. Cosmo DiNardo, 20, told investigators where the men's remains can be found and confessed to committing or participating in their murders. A motive for the crime has not been released.

  • A U.S. federal judge ruled that grandparents and other relatives should be exempt from the Trump administration's travel ban, which prohibits travel by people from six Muslim-majority countries to the United States. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson wrote in his opinion that the government's definition of close family "represents the antithesis of common sense," according to The Washington Post. "Common sense, for instance, dictates that close family members be defined to include grandparents."

  • U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said that she will revisit the Obama administration's campus rape policies to see whether they deprived accused students of their rights, The New York Times reports. Her remarks came after meeting with rape victims, students who were accused of rape, and higher education officials. "It was clear that their stories have not often been told, and that there are lives that have been ruined and lives that are lost in the process," DeVos said of the meeting with the accused students.

  • In other news, the U.S. Federal Election Commission says lawmakers can use campaign funds for home security, a biometric test helped catch a violent fugitive who spent 25 years on the run, a new survey finds that most IT security professionals work weekends, and securing elections in the United States remains a controversial topic.