3 Stories

Cal State Student Prez Stabbed in Hate Crime

Attackers shouted racial slurs

(Newser) - The student body president of the California State University in Chico was stabbed and wounded in what police say was a racially motivated hate crime. Nigerian-born Joseph Igbineweka was attacked by two men who followed him and shouted racial slurs as he walked home from a party, CNN reports. More »

Minor League Team Signs Female Pitcher

Eri Yoshida, Japan's first pro woman player, comes to US

(Newser) - Eri Yoshida, Japan’s first female pro baseball player, has signed to pitch for a minor league club in California. The 18-year-old knuckleballer will play for the independent Chico Outlaws, though the team stresses that she’ll have to earn her roster spot in spring training, the Enterprise-Record reports. “... More »

8,000 Lightning Bolts Spark California Fires

44,000 acres burn in 700 blazes

(Newser) - Thousands of lightning strikes over a wide swath of Northern California ignited more than 700 wildfires that have burned some 44,000 tinder-dry acres of grassland, brush and forest. Firefighters managed to protect most homes in almost all of the fires. The historically bad fire season has been spurred by... More »

3 Stories