LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video.
The Department of Land and Natural Resources says that 19-year-old Shylo Akuna of Eleele, Kuaui, was taken into custody Thursday afternoon.
The department says in a statement late Thursday that the video, supported by witness accounts, led to Akuna’s arrest.
He is being held on suspicion of “taking a monk seal,” a charge that includes harassing, hunting, or capturing an endangered animal.
KHON-TV reported earlier that Kauai County police responded Tuesday to a report of the man attacking the well-known, pregnant seal while she was trying to rest in the water. Officials identified the seal as RK-30, who is easily identifiable by scars from shark bites, boat propellers and a neck entanglement.
In the dark video made around sunset, a man is shown wading into the water, swinging at the seal and possibly throwing sand at the endangered animal. It’s unclear from the video if the man had a weapon. NOAA said the seal, believed to be about 17 years old, had no apparent injuries from the attack.
Information from: KHON-TV, http://khon.com
1. What is a contributing factor to school fights becoming more violent?
a. More fights are occurring in school bathrooms.
b. Students compete with one another to upload shocking videos.
c. Participants in fights are often suspended rather than expelled.
d. Communities do not realize how much violence happens in their schools.
2. How much more radiation was released at Chernobyl than from the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II?
a. two times more radiation
b. 10 times more radiation
c. 70 times more radiation
d. 200 times more radiation
3. Why are some people against the bathroom law in North Carolina?
a. They say it is discriminatory.
b. They say it is unclearly written.
c. They say it wastes the time of police officers.
d. They say it makes holding a concert more difficult.
4. According to the Nation’s Report Card, what percent of high school seniors are ready for college-level work?
a. 37 percent
b. 52 percent
c. 71 percent
d. 94 percent
5. Why did Benjamin invent his eco-friendly shampoo balls?
a. to make a lot of money
b. to help protect marine life
c. to be featured on television
d. to inspire people to shower more often
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on campaign 2016 (all times Eastern):
Six people are being evaluated by emergency medical crews after an envelope containing a white powdery substance was mailed to a Donald Trump campaign office in New York City.
Emergency crews were called to Trump Tower in Manhattan around 8 p.m. Thursday.
Police say a Trump staffer opened the letter containing the powder and immediately called police. It was unclear if the envelope also contained a letter.
The six people who were isolated and evaluated at the scene included five Trump staffers and a police officer who responded to the call.
In March, an envelope containing a non-hazardous white power and a threatening letter was sent to the Manhattan apartment of Donald Trump’s son, Eric.
Thousands of supporters have turned out for Donald Trump as the Republican presidential brought his campaign to Southern California, predictably sparking shouting matches with counter-demonstrators.
Heated words were exchanged after people wearing expletive-laden anti-Trump shirts began to taunt people waiting in line to attend Trump’s speech in an amphitheater at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa.
Trump supporters surrounded the demonstrators and shouted: “Build that wall! Build that wall!” — a reference to Trump’s call to create a barrier between the United States and Mexico to stop illegal border crossers.
Later, county sheriff’s deputies in riot gear and on horseback formed a barrier between a small group of anti-Trump demonstrators and the pro-Trump crowd.
Police say there have been no arrests.
The GOP presidential contenders are facing an early test at the Republican Party convention in California, a state whose June primary could hold the decisive delegates in the fight for the presidential nomination.
Donald Trump, who made his mark as a political outsider, is scheduled to speak Friday to hundreds of GOP insiders — the activists and elected officials who make up the core of the state party.
The reception he receives will be noteworthy: the billionaire businessman rarely speaks to Republican establishment groups, and he’s railed against what he calls a rigged party system for the nomination.
In addition to Trump, Ohio Gov. John Kasich speaks on Friday night. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz and his choice for running mate, former presidential candidate Carly Fiorina, speak on Saturday.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says his wife was not rolling her eyes at Republican presidential front runner Donald Trump when he said Hillary Clinton would not win so many votes if she were a man.
Christie on Thursday called the description of Mary Pat Christie by the media “silliness.”
He says that as the recipient of more eye rolls from his wife than “any human being on earth” he could confirm it was not an eye roll.
Trump said Tuesday night that Clinton wouldn’t get 5 percent of the vote if she were a man.
Mary Pat Christie could be seen looking one direction then another. Voters circulated video on social media and many called it an eye roll.
Donald Trump has won 57 delegates in Pennsylvania, picking up endorsements from seven more on Thursday.
Trump won the Pennsylvania primary, which guaranteed him 17 delegates. An additional 54 delegates were elected directly by voters — three in each congressional district. These delegates are free to support the candidate of their choice.
The Associated Press has confirmed that 40 of them support Trump. Four said they support Cruz and nine are uncommitted. One delegate race was too close to call.
These delegates, however, change their minds.
Trump has 80 percent of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination. He needs 48 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention.
The AP delegate count:
Needed to win: 1,237.
Jeb Bush says Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz made a “smart move” in choosing Carly Fiorina as his running mate.
Bush, a former contender for the GOP nomination, said Thursday that front-runner Donald Trump is “not a serious person,” especially on foreign policy matters.
The CNN interview was the first public appearance by Bush since dropping out of the race in February.
Bush, who has endorsed Cruz, praised Fiorina as “talented” and “tough.” He says she “takes on Trump really well … and she takes on Hillary Clinton very well. I thought it was a smart move.”
As for Trump, the country needs “a president with a steady hand.” Bush told CNN.
He added: “The successful presidents have been clear about their vision, have laid out the agenda, and with foreign policy, our friends know we have their back and our enemies fear us … He’s proposing the exact opposite.”
Bobby Knight, a Donald Trump backer, is praising former President Harry Truman for “having the guts” to drop the atomic bomb on Japan — and said Trump would “do the same thing.”
Knight, the famed Indiana University basketball coach, introduced Trump at an Evansville rally on Thursday and was then summoned back to the stage by the celebrity businessman.
Knight mocked the idea of Trump needing to “act presidential” and said similar criticism had been levied against Truman, whom he felt was “one of the three great presidents of the United States.”
Knight said Truman “saved millions of American lives” by “having the guts to drop the bomb in 1944,” though the weapon was actually utilized the following year.
He then pointed to Trump and said “here’s a man who would do the same thing, because he’s going to become one of the four great presidents of the United States.”
Donald Trump’s top advocate in the Senate is refusing to defend the GOP front-runner’s remark that Hillary Clinton is playing “the woman card.”
Alabama Sen. Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he’s “not goin’ to be the person that has an answer for everything a candidate says in the race.”
Asked to defend Trump’s assertion about the former secretary of state, senator and lawyer, Sessions said, “I think there can be no discrimination against women and I do not believe that Donald Trump would ever discriminate against a woman.”
He would not say whether he agrees with Trump about Clinton, the Democrats’ lead candiate for president. Republicans have long struggled to attract women to the party.
Trump stood by his remark when asked about it Thursday on NBC’s “Today” show, adding that “no one respects women more than I do.”
The world is fascinated by Donald Trump. It’s just as blindsided as many Americans about his rise and nearly at a loss to understand what he would do as president.
Foreign-policy elites around the globe speak of Trump as a loose cannon, a “roller-coaster,” ”unpredictable,” ”dangerous” and, perhaps above all, a “mystery.”
But they can’t avert their gaze from a Republican presidential race that turns on the billionaire’s every word.
The handwringing is not universal.
Some analysts saw hints in Trump’s foreign policy speech this week that he would take a reasoned approach in office, his out-there instincts curbed by the realities of government, and some thought relations with China and Arabs might improve.
And Trump is no outlier in contending the United States is too entangled abroad.
Donald Trump is saying that the Republican nomination race “is over” if he wins in Indiana next week — but is still railing against what he calls the “crooked way” the party picks its nominee.
Trump, speaking in Evansville on Thursday, claimed his rival Ted Cruz was unfairly winning delegates.
The Republican front-runner said Cruz “can only successfully win support by wooing delegates with “steaks” and “trips.”
Trump then said the winner “should be based on votes, not on whether people like a certain steak from a certain place.”
Donald Trump has added endorsements from five more delegates in Pennsylvania, giving him 147 delegates from Tuesday’s primaries.
Ted Cruz and John Kasich won a total of eight.
Trump now has 80 percent of the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination for president. Going forward, Trump needs just 47 percent of the remaining delegates to clinch the nomination and avoid a contested convention.
The AP delegate count:
Needed to win.
Donald Trump is once again trotting out famed former Indiana University Bobby Knight as he campaigns across the Hoosier State.
Knight, who endorsed Trump in Indianapolis on Wednesday night, appeared with the Republican front-runner again Thursday afternoon in Evansville.
Trump praised Knight’s coaching record — which included three national titles and an undefeated season — and then the coach came out to echo his praise of the celebrity businessman.
Knight said Trump was “not a Democrat or a Republican at heart” but just “a great American” and had the “ideal background” to become president.
Knight also said that, as coach, he was selective in choosing his players and, gesturing toward Trump, said “That son of a b—h” could play for me.
Trump, who has a commanding delegate lead over rival Ted Cruz, has said that the nominating race “would be over” if he wins the Indiana primary next week.
Ted Cruz says John Boehner (BAY’-nur) let his “inner Trump come out” when the former House speaker described Cruz as “Lucifer in the flesh.”
Cruz is campaigning ahead of Indiana’s Republican presidential primary on Tuesday and he took issue with Boehner’s barb.
Boehner told a Stanford University audience this week that he has “never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life” than Cruz — who’s a Texas senator.
The comments were reported by Stanford’s student newspaper.
Cruz says he never actually worked with Boehner. And the White House candidate says he’d be surprised if the two politicians ever exchanged more than 50 words.
Cruz has this message for voters: “When John Boehner calls me Lucifer, he’s not directing that at me. He’s directing that at you.”
Former House Speaker John Boehner is unloading on Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, calling him “Lucifer in the flesh.”
“I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch in my life,” Boehner tells students at Stanford University according to The Stanford Daily.
The Ohio Republican resigned last fall under pressure from conservatives allied with Cruz. Boehner’s well-known contempt for the Texan stems in part from Cruz’s role forcing a partial government shutdown in 2013. Boehner said he and Donald Trump are “texting buddies” and he would vote for Trump, but not Cruz.
Of Ohio Gov. John Kasich Boehner said he “requires more effort on my behalf than all my other friends . but he’s still my friend, and I love him.”
Carly Fiorina is explaining the rules of the Republican Party to rival Donald Trump as she looks to assert why the race for the Republican nomination could go to a contested convention.
In an interview on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, a day after Ted Cruz named her as his running mate, Fiorina said Trump will get “shellacked by Hillary Clinton” if he is the nominee for the Republican Party, but asserted that he could lose the nomination if he doesn’t get the majority.
“Donald Trump just figured it out, but wow, this system has been in place for a very long time,” she said, referring to his claims that he should be named the nominee even if he falls slightly short of the required 1,237 delegates needed to win the nomination.
“I think what we need in November is a very clear choice,” she said.
Bernie Sanders’ wife and adviser Jane Sanders says his campaign will do well in the remaining contests because they are open primaries, which she describes as “more democratic.”
In an interview with MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Thursday, Jane Sanders noted that Bernie Sanders won Rhode Island on Tuesday, which was an open primary, allowing independents as well as Democrats to vote for her husband.
“If you close the primary and you only have people who have been in the Democratic Party for years, what you are doing is effectively shutting the door on the millions of people that Bernie has brought in to the political process during this election,” she said.
She also said that his campaign intends to continue through the final contest in California, despite a revelation Wednesday that the campaign plans to lay off hundreds of field staffers and other aides.
An astonishing Republican presidential primary season has taken another unusual turn.
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has picked Carly Fiorina as his running mate — even though he’s mathematically unable to become the GOP nominee through the regular voting process.
It’s the move of a candidate desperate to block front-runner Donald Trump, who is growing only stronger as the primary contest presses deeper into the spring.
Trump now has 80 percent of the delegates he needs for the Republican nomination, though he could still fall short and have to battle Cruz at a contested convention. Trump must win 48 percent of the remaining delegates to avoid that scenario.
Cruz’s White House hopes now rest largely on Tuesday’s primary in Indiana. That’s where he announced Wednesday that he is tapping Fiorina as his vice presidential pick.
NEW YORK (AP) — The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s sleekest, lightest e-book reader yet — and at $290, unnecessary unless you’re a die-hard reader.
The Oasis, which started shipping this week, is meant to be a luxury e-book reader — a solid, top-of-the line device, when money is no object. It’s designed strictly for reading, without Facebook, streaming video and other distractions common on full-functioning tablets.
Though the Oasis has a lot going for it, I didn’t find any feature that sucked me in or won me over after a few days toting around three Kindles in New York. Amazon would have had a stronger case if its cheaper readers weren’t already good.
Here’s how the Oasis compares with the $100 Paperwhite (currently on sale from $120) and the $200 Voyage:
COMFORT FOR READING
Unlike previous Kindles, the Oasis is designed for one-handed reading. One side is thicker, for a better grip, and the text flips so you can use either hand. At just 4.6 ounces (131 grams), the Oasis feels as light as a paperback.
Amazon executives say their goal is to make the device disappear so you can focus on the pages you’re reading. I found it a breeze to hold and flip the pages with one touch, either by touching the screen or using the page-turn buttons on the side.
But I also enjoyed reading with the Voyage and Paperwhite. I get lost when reading novels, whether it’s one-handed or two.
Text looks crisp and bright on the Oasis, with a screen resolution of 300 pixels per inch. But the Voyage and the latest Paperwhite have that, too (The original Paperwhite was duller.)
All three also have built-in lights, but the Oasis is packed with more LEDs for a display that’s brighter and more evenly lit. The display adjusts automatically to ambient lighting. Reading in bright sunlight, I didn’t find the screen any brighter than the Voyage, but in a dim coffee shop, it did stand out.
The Oasis also offers more fonts to choose from, including a new one called Amazon Ember — meant for easier reading, as it removes the tiny strokes, or serifs, at the tips of letters. Frankly, I prefer the strokes, as printed pages typically have them. Ember is only on the Oasis for now, though older Kindles might get them later.
Because I spend my day at the computer, I don’t want to feel like I’m staring at a screen when reading. The Oasis is much easier on the eyes than a phone or tablet because there is no glare and the screen is lit from the front, rather than behind — as in directly into the eyes. But the Voyage and the Paperwhite have those characteristics, too.
A CASE PACKED WITH POWER
The Oasis comes with a leather case, in black, merlot or walnut, so you’re saving $15 or so, presuming you’d be buying a case with a cheaper Kindle.
The case attaches to the Oasis with a magnetic snap and makes the device easier to hold. In fact, I prefer reading with the case, even though it covers up the thicker edge meant for better grip.
There’s a spare battery in the case, so you get nine weeks of reading combined, based on 30 minutes of reading a day. Though that’s more than previous Kindles, it’s not a crucial feature. It simply means you need to recharge it every other month rather than monthly.
GET MORE, PAY MORE
The Oasis is sleek and chic, and given that it’s out of stock until June 1, it looks popular with at least some readers.
But it’s hard to overlook that price tag.
The basic version is $290 and comes with ads on the screensaver. Add $20 to turn them off and another $70 for 3G cellular connectivity, which allows you to buy and download e-books when you don’t have Wi-Fi. The data plan is included. With the extras, the device costs $380, or about the same as a tablet with far more functionality.
Amazon’s other Kindles already provide a pleasant e-book reading experience. You could buy both a $100 Paperwhite and a $180 Fire HD tablet for the price of an Oasis, with $10 to spare for your first e-book.
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This two-day lesson plan demonstrates the importance of Memorial Day for students. It includes Channel One News videos and slideshows, as well as links to pertinent writing such as the poem “In Flanders Fields” by John McCrae and the story of the role of poppies as the Flower of Remembrance. Students will write two brief pieces, explaining the impact of World War I, and finally, a plan for celebrating Memorial Day and honoring fallen soldiers.
Check for Understanding:
- What was the main cause of World War I?
- Why did so many nations enter the war?
- How did World War I change the way we fight wars?
- How many soldiers participated in World War I? How many soldiers died?
World War I, which claimed the lives of 16 million people, officially ended in 1919 with the signing of the Treaty of Versailles. Nearly a hundred years later, many of the world’s conflicts can be traced back to that war and its immediate aftermath.
During WWI, the world’s great powers took sides against one another. On one side were the Central Powers: Germany, the Austro-Hungarian empire, and Ottoman empire. On the other side were the Allied Powers: Britain, France, and Russia. When the war ended, the defeated German, Austro-Hungarian, and Ottoman empires were in ruins.
The Allied Powers took advantage of their victory by redrawing the world map. Britain and France carved up the lands of the Ottoman Empire without consideration for religious or ethnic differences. They created the country of Iraq by joining Kurdish, Shiite, and Sunni provinces. Today, Iraq is violently splitting apart along those prewar lines.
The Treaty of Versailles required Germany to give up 10% of its land and pay the Allied Powers for the damages they suffered during the war. Historians believe that the humiliation and economic pain caused by these harsh terms led to the rise of the ultra-nationalist Nazis, who viewed Jews as foreigners they could blame for Germany’s decline.
Even before WWII, Jews fleeing anti-Semitism in Europe had been migrating to the area then known as Palestine. They believed that they would only be safe in a Jewish homeland. After the Holocaust, the Nazi’s systematic slaughter of 6 million Jews, much of the world agreed.
On May 14, 1948, with support from the United States, the Soviet Union, and other countries, the Jews living in Palestine declared that they were forming the State of Israel. Today, Israel is still in violent conflict with the Arabs displaced by its formation.
Although Russia was one of the victorious Allied Powers, it suffered 3 million casualties — more than any other country. Dissatisfaction with the war led to the Russian Revolution of 1917, the creation of the Soviet Union, and its Cold War with the United States. Today, the Soviet Union no longer exists, but experts see Russia’s current aggression against Ukraine as an extension of Cold War hostilities.
Turn and Talk
How did decisions made during the aftermath of WWI create future conflicts throughout the world?
In a few paragraphs, describe the consequences of World War I that the world is still coping with today. How were future generations of American soldiers affected? Cite evidence from the story script and the Extend Slideshow.
Share student responses.
Check for Understanding:
- Who are the “We” referred to in McCrae’s poem?
- What are the “crosses, row on row” McCrae describes?
- What is the reader asked to do in the poem’s final stanza?
- How do you think the poem influenced Anna Guerin and Moina Michael? Explain.
Check for Understanding:
- What do the poppies symbolize?
- How have visitors reacted to the memorial?
- Do you think this is a fitting tribute to memorialize those who lost their lives in battle? Why or why not?
- What are some ways we remember or honor fallen soldiers throughout the United States?
Turn and Talk
Turn to a partner and discuss different ways we can best honor our fallen U.S. soldiers. Here are a few resources to help you get started:
Work with your partner to develop a plan to honor U.S. soldiers who have lost their lives defending our country. Include who you’ll involve, what you’d like to do, where the plan will take place and all of the necessary details to complete your idea. Write down your memorial plan, including an explanation as to why you think this is a worthy tribute.
Holocaust Remembrance Day is an international memorial of the Nazi genocide of 6 million Jewish people, as well as another 5 million non-Jewish victims. Help your students understand the importance of remembering the Holocaust with this lesson plan featuring Channel One News videos and slideshow. Please note, this lesson plan is appropriate for grades six and higher.
Watch: Auschwitz Survivor
On the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, survivor Eva Mozes Kor recalls her time at the notorious camp and the day of her liberation.
Check for Understanding
- When did Hitler gain power in Germany?
- How many people lost their lives at Auschwitz?
- Why was Eva Mozes spared?
- What did the Nazis at Auschwitz do as the Soviet army approached? Why?
On January 27, 1945, Russian troops liberated nearly eight thousand sick and starving prisoners from Auschwitz, a group of camps where Nazis murdered more than a million people, most of them Jews. The soldiers discovered sights that would shock the world, including gas chambers designed to kill 6,000 people a day, and giant warehouses filled with the clothing, hair and teeth of dead prisoners.
On November 20, 1945 in Nuremberg, Germany, Nazi leaders responsible for Auschwitz and other camps, where 15-20 million people were imprisoned or killed, were put on trial. The question hanging over the trial: What kind of people could be capable of such evil?
At his trial, Rudolph Hoess, the Nazi officer in charge of Auschwitz, described what took place there in horrifying detail, but showed no remorse and took no responsibility for his actions. “I thought I was doing the right thing,” he said. “I was obeying orders.”
Herman Goering, Hitler’s second in command, blamed Jews for Nazi anti-Semitism but claimed not to have known about the mass murders committed in Auschwitz and other camps. “I was always a person who felt the suffering of others,” he told Jewish psychiatrist Leon Goldensohn, whose incredibly difficult job it was to monitor the mental health of the Nazi defendants at Nuremberg.
Goering was found guilty at Nuremberg and sentenced to death along with Rudolph Hoess and other Nazi leaders. But Adolf Eichmann, who sent more than 1.5 million Jews to extermination camps, escaped capture and went into hiding. In 1960, Israeli secret service agents tracked him to Argentina and sent him to Israel to stand trial.
German-Jewish writer Hannah Arendt attended Adolf Eichmann’s trial. She saw in Eichmann an “almost total inability to ever look at anything from the other fellow’s point of view” and noted that he paid more attention to the twists and turns of his political career than to the events of the war or the murder of millions.
During World War II, about 80,000 Germans participated in the murder of Jews. Were they evil or crazy — or just ordinary people who committed monstrous crimes? One thing we know is that certain behavior opens the door to violence. Nazis thought of Jews as inferior, calling them “rats” and “vermin.” When we fail to see the humanity in others, we unlock the worst in ourselves.
Turn and Talk
What excuses did each of the Nazi officers give when they were on trial? Do you think they are valid? Why or why not?
Why is it important to remember Auschwitz? Use details from the video and the Extend slideshow to support your response.
Watch: Auschwitz Guard Trial
Check for Understanding
- What was Groening’s defense?
- How is this trial different from previous trials related to German war crimes during World War II?
If you were on the jury, would you find Groening guilty or not guilty? Explain your response.
Read “‘Accountant of Auschwitz’ jailed for the murder of 300,000 Jews,” July 15, 2015, from The Guardian, to learn the jury’s verdict.
Turn and Talk
- Do you agree with the sentence? Why or why not?
- What does Auschwitz survivor Eva Mozes Kor suggest is a more fitting sentence? Do you agree or disagree? Why?
Imagine you have a friend who has never heard of the Holocaust. Using information from the videos and the Extend slideshow, write three paragraphs in which you tell this friend what he or she needs to know.