A federal prosecutor says parents need to know their children’s online friends. Assistant U.S. Attorney Nancy Healey says that includes the people who are on a kid’s smart-phone contact list. Healey says many young people don’t know the people they’re dealing with and might send risque pictures to an adult with no qualms about trying extortion. She says sexting and sextortion are now part of the vocabulary of people who investigate crimes against minors. Healey works out of the U.S. Attorney’s office in the Vinegar Hill federal building. She was a Wednesday guest on Charlottesville Right Now with Les Sinclair.
This year will be the hottest on record and 2016 could be hotter due to the El Niño weather pattern, the World Meteorological Organization said.
Nearly one-third of the Republicans in the House of Representatives signed a letter calling on party leaders to ensure that a must-pass spending bill block any use of federal funding to resettle refugees from Syria and nearby countries.