The deadly bombing attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, highlights how difficult it can be to prevent attacks at “soft targets” like arenas.
The notion of “legacy” has been a big part of the Olympic movement over the years. It’s a catch-all phrase that refers to the International Olympic Committee’s oft-stated desire to leave a lasting and positive impact on the cities that spend billions to host its Summer and Winter Games. But recent reports suggest the IOC might be coming up short in Rio de Janeiro. Speaking at a public hearing in the city that hosted the 2016 Summer Olympics, a Brazilian federal prosecutor reported this week that many of the sparkling new venues from last August are now deserted and boarded up. “There was no planning,” Leandro Mitidieri was quoted as saying by the Associated Press. “There was no planning when
LSU running back Lanard Fournette was arrested and booked into East Baton Rouge Parish Prison after he was allegedly caught gambling with a false ID, police said. Fournette, the younger brother of former LSU standout Leonard Fournette, was arrested at L'Auberge Casino in Baton Rouge on Monday, according to police. Fournette, 20, of Slidell, was given bond of 1,000. Security video showed Fournette playing at a “craps table” for 16 minutes at about 1:30 p.m., before walking to the player’s services counter. Fournette then allegedly presented his real ID to the cashier for a cash withdrawal, who determined his age and contacted security. Fournette was detained at the casino, but left before an