Post It Notes: Hottest Headlines on 12/19
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A Detroit-area man who fatally shot a drunk, unarmed woman on his porch will stand trial for second-degree murder, a judge said Thursday, rejecting a self-defense argument for the killer’s “bad choice.” There is no dispute that Theodore Wafer shot Renisha McBride, 19, through the screen of his front door in the early hours of Nov. 2. His attorneys said the 54-year-old man feared for his life, but Dearborn Heights Judge David Turfe said there were other ways to protect himself, including a phone call for help.
Target says that about 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been affected by a data breach that occurred just as the holiday shopping season shifted into high gear. The chain said that accounts of customers who made purchases by swiping their cards at terminals in its U.S. stores between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15 may have been exposed. The stolen data includes customer names, credit and debit card numbers, card expiration dates and the three-digit security codes located on the backs of cards. The data breach did not affect online purchases.
Enough donations have been raised to allow a blind man to keep the aging guide dog that went onto the subway tracks with him when the man lost consciousness and fell from a station platform, officials say. “The spirit of giving, Christmas … exists in New York,” a tearful Cecil Williams said Wednesday, calling the outpouring of money and good will a “miracle.”
The Chicago rapper debuted his first solo art exhibit at a a TriBeCa pop-up gallery this week. The exhibit, named “Bound,” is featured under the artist’s real name Wasalu Muhammad Jaco and showcase pictures taken on his iPhone. “Bound” will be displayed until December 21.
Will it ever end? Thamsanqa Jantjie, the man who faked sign language during Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, has reportedly been committed to a a psychiatric hospital, according to a South African newspaper. His wife took him to Sterkfontein Psychiatric Hospital for treatment.
Miami Heat MVP LeBron James tops the NBA’s list of top-selling jerseys. Los Angeles Lakers player Kobe Bryant is second on the list, followed by Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, Kevin Durant of the Oklahoma City Thunder and Carmelo Anthony of the New York Knicks.
The Roots will perform January 30 with Run DMC, Busta Rhymes and other rap artists during Super Bowl weekend as a tribute to New York hip-hop. The Super Bowl takes place February 2 at the MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.