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Homicides 2016

A chronological log of the homicides recorded in 2016 in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as reported by the VIPD. Cases…

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Three events are slated for the opening of the school year – V.I. Fathers Back to School Barbecue and Fun Day on Saturday, Aug. 27; the Back to School Days of Prayer on Saturday , Sept. 3, and Sunday, Sept. 4; and the V.I. Fathers March on Sept. 6, the first day of school for public schools in the territory. Organizers are encouraging fathers to take their children back to school starting on the first day.

 
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Advertising: Great Fliers Make the ‘Best of Their Situation,’ American Airlines Suggests

August 29, 2016 - 12:18pm
Who’s responsible for your happiness onboard? In a new ad campaign, the airline tactfully says it’s you.

Back-to-School Divide: $195 Headbands and $1 Glue Sticks

August 29, 2016 - 11:59am
As the income gap in the United States has widened, luxury and discount retailers have become increasingly deft at drawing people at separate ends of the income spectrum.

The New Old Age: The Decline of Tube Feeding for Dementia Patients

August 29, 2016 - 11:29am
The families of patients with advanced dementia are increasingly rejecting that feeding method. For one thing, there’s no evidence that it extends life.

About That Ouija Board: How Langdon Hammer Summoned a Poet’s Spirit

August 29, 2016 - 11:25am
Mr. Hammer, who wrote a 2015 biography of James Merrill, discusses the poet’s mysticism, the biographer’s job — and the Ouija board.

What to Cook: It’s Not You, It’s Me

August 29, 2016 - 11:10am
A clean break, a few recipes and a serenade from Babs.

Well: Edible Sunscreens Are All the Rage, but No Proof They Work

August 29, 2016 - 11:08am
In New York’s Hamptons, beachgoers pass around orange sun-protector pills as if they are a party drug, but there’s no evidence they work.

Once a Qaeda Recruiter, Now a Voice Against Jihad

August 29, 2016 - 11:00am
In a new effort to counter the lure of terrorism, a former American jihadist is moving into the public sphere to research the ideology he once spread.

Syria, MTV, U.S. Open: Your Monday Briefing

August 29, 2016 - 10:59am
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

An Islamic Radical Who Changed His Mind

August 29, 2016 - 10:58am
For years, Jesse Morton advocated a violent vision of Islam, inspiring recruits to commit acts of terror. He explained why he had recanted and joined a think tank that researches radicalization.

Suicide Attack Kills Scores of Military Recruits in Aden, Yemen

August 29, 2016 - 9:57am
The Islamic State called the car bombing, in the crowded Mansoura neighborhood, a “martyrdom operation.”

Critic's Notebook: MTV Video Music Awards a Playground for the Next Generation

August 29, 2016 - 9:03am
The challenge MTV faces moving forward was clear in the night’s performances: The gap between the veterans and the younger class was vast.

Arson Attack Damages Crime Lab in Brussels

August 29, 2016 - 9:01am
No one was wounded, but the destruction was described as severe, and evidence crucial to terrorism investigations may have been damaged.

Public Health: Obamacare Marketplaces Are in Trouble. What Can Be Done?

August 29, 2016 - 9:00am
A look at four major challenges the Affordable Care Act is facing, and some possible solutions.

New York Today: New York Today: King of the Subway

August 29, 2016 - 8:43am
Monday: A record ride, more marvelous weather, and the city’s worst train derailments.

Mylan to Offer a Generic EpiPen at Half the Price

August 29, 2016 - 8:27am
The drug maker said that the generic version, identical to the name-brand treatment for allergic reactions, would be available in several weeks.

On the Runway: MTV Video Music Awards Are the Anti-Oscars, and That’s a Good Thing

August 29, 2016 - 8:19am
From Beyoncé to Kim Kardashian West, the clothing choices were a declaration of independence from the fashion police.

Fans Mourn Juan Gabriel, Mexican Singer

August 29, 2016 - 8:07am
People in Mexico City honored the singer and songwriter on Sunday night after news of his death at 66.

Attackers Set Fire to Belgian Crime Lab, Sparking Bomb Scare

August 29, 2016 - 7:03am
Attackers rammed a car through the gates of Belgium's crime institute early Monday and set fire to a lab containing crime scene samples, apparently in an effort to destroy evidence, Brussels prosecutors said.

The New Health Care: Surprisingly Little Evidence for the Usual Wisdom About Teeth

August 29, 2016 - 7:00am
Many of the things we’re told to do for our dental health aren’t supported by systematic reviews.

Sinosphere: ‘Facekini’-Wearing Chinese Stand Up for the Right to Bare Nothing

August 29, 2016 - 6:48am
Chinese women who cover their heads sometimes also wear bathing suits over their entire torsos and arms, similar to the burkini and to surfers’ wet suits.