Things you should know today: 5/22/18


Australian archbishop convicted of child sex abuse cover-up

In this image made from video, Archbishop Philip Wilson, center, heads to Newcastle Local Court, north of Sydney, Australia Tuesday, May 22, 2018. The Australian archbishop who was the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world charged with covering up child sex abuse was convicted Tuesday. (Australian Broadcasting Corporation via AP)

Archbishop of Adelaide Philip Wilson, who suffers from early stages of Alzheimer’s disease, told the court that he cannot recall two victims tell him that they were abused by pedophile priest James Fletcher. Wilson plead not guilty, but has been convicted as the most senior Roman Catholic cleric in the world to cover up a child sex abuse scandal.

Texas school shooting suspect’s father thinks he was bullied

FILE – This file photo provided by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office shows Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who law enforcement officials took into custody Friday, May 18, 2018, and identified as the suspect in the deadly school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas, near Houston. (Galveston County Sheriff’s Office via AP, File)

Father of 17-year-old Dimitrios Pagourtzis, who killed eight classmates, two teachers and injured 13 others at a high school in Santa Fe, said that he suspects his son was under pressure and possibly bullied. He explained that he didn’t know his son was capable of such violence, since he didn’t fight with others, didn’t drink and pursued healthy activities like working out. “My son, to me, is not a criminal, he’s a victim,” he said.

Records: Teen suspect said he ‘drove at’ Maryland officer

This photo made available by the Baltimore County Police and Fire Department Tuesday, May 22, 2018, shows Dawnta Anthony Harris. Harris was arrested in connection with the death of Baltimore County police officer on Monday. (Baltimore County Police and Fire Department via AP)

Sixteen-year-old Dawnta Anthony Harris of Baltimore has been charged as an adult for the slaying of police officer Amy Caprio. Police have not yet confirmed how Caprio was fatally injured, but witnesses say they heard a pop before seeing Harris run her over with his Jeep. Three other teenagers connected to Harris have been taken into custody, and police are looking into whether they had anything to do with the officer’s death.

Maddie Poppe was announced as the winner of American Idol 2018. Upon the announcement, she performed her new song, “Going Going Gone.”

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It’s the anniversary of the premier of Mr Roger’s Neighborhood. People on Twitter are sharing their appreciation by using the hashtag #ThingsILearnedFromMrRogers.

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