Things you should know today: 6/11/18


Supreme Court allows Ohio, other state voter purges

Jacquelyn Martin
FILE – In this Jan. 10, 2018, file photo, people rally outside of the Supreme Court in opposition to Ohio’s voter roll purges in Washington. The Supreme Court is allowing Ohio to clean up its voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t cast ballots in a while. The justices are rejecting, by a 5-4 vote on June 11, 2018, arguments that the practice violates a federal law that was intended to increase the ranks of registered voters.(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, File)

The Supreme Court ruled by a 5-4 vote that states can clean up their voting rolls by targeting people who haven’t voted in the past two years. Under Ohio rules, registered voters who fail to vote in a two-year period are targeted for eventual removal from registration rolls, even if they haven’t moved and remain eligible. Voters are notified to confirm their eligibility, but if they do nothing, they will be removed as registered voters.

Pope begins purge in Chilean church over sex abuse scandal

Andrew Medichini
Pope Francis meets a group of children who traveled on a special train from Milan and arrived at St. Peter’s station at the Vatican, Saturday, June 9, 2018 as part of an initiative to give children living in disadvantaged areas of the country a day of joy. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis accepted the resignations of three bishops involved in the Chile clerical sex abuse scandal. The bishop at the center of the scandal, Bishop Juan Barros of Osorno, denied charges of witnessing and ignoring victims of sexual abuse, but offered his resignation along with 30 others of Chile’s active bishop at an extraordinary Vatican summit last month.

Man gets over 16 years in prison for kidnapping UK model

Antonio Calanni
FILE – In this Monday, Feb. 19, 2018 file photo, video evidence of British model Chloe Ayling is played in court during a trial on the alleged kidnapping of the model last summer, in a Milan courtroom, Italy. Italian prosecutors are demanding 16 years and eight months in jail for a Polish man charged with drugging and kidnapping a British model for ransom. Prosecutor Paolo Storari says Monday, June 11 in closing arguments that he based sentence demand on the fact that 20-year-old Chloe Ayling could have died during the kidnapping, for he said she was transported unconscious inside a bag. (AP Photo/Antonio Calanni, file)

A Polish man was sentenced to 16 years and nine months in prison for kidnapping a 20-year-old British model and holding her for ransom. Prosecutor Paolo Storari said the model was drugged with ketamine, which knocked her out, then put inside a canvas bag and transported to a farmhouse, where she was handcuffed to the furniture for at least the first night. The perpetrator, Lukasz Herba, denied the charges and said that he and British model Chloe Ayling concocted the kidnapping scheme together in order to boost Ayling’s career.

Dwane Casey, former Raptors coach, has agreed to a 5-year-deal to become the Detroit Piston’s new head coach.

The popular restaurant IHOP–or known now, temporarily, as IHOB–is trending on Twitter for announcing what the B stands for. The change in its name is due to the restaurant’s new burger selection.

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