A Nantucket Police Officer, working in a temporary summer position, has been charged with rape. The 21-year old officer, James Sampson, allegedly assaulted the victim, who was in protective custody at the time, while she was sleeping. The victim woke up during the attack, and screamed for help. Sampson has since been dismissed by the Department and will be brought up next month on charges of battery, rape, and indecent assault.
1/27/2016 Taiwan Elects First Woman President - In a landslide victory, the leader of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) Tsai Ing-wen won the country's presidential election, becoming the first woman in Taiwan's history to hold the position.
Emphasizing her party's commitment to maintaining Taiwan's independence from China, Tsai won over young voters eager to usher in a political changing of the guard following some 70 years of dominance by the pro-Chinese unification party, the Kuomintang (KMT), chaired by presidential opponent Eric Chu. . . .