ALLENTOWN, PA.

3 dead after car

explodes downtown

A car explosion that rocked downtown Allentown left three males dead, including the likely “perpetrator,” officials said Sunday as federal authorities leading the investigation looked ahead to autopsies.

“We know there’s been a criminal incident,” District Attorney James Martin said Sunday. “We have a high degree of confidence that the perpetrator was probably killed in the incident.”

Authorities released no information about the possible cause of Saturday night’s blast, including whether it was a bomb, but Martin said, “Loads of us in law enforcement” are confident “this was A., an isolated incident, and B., there’s no continuing threat.”

HOUSTON

Robot sex brothel

halted by city

Houston city officials have ordered a halt, at least temporarily, to a Canadian company's plan to open a so-called "robot brothel" in the city.

Building inspectors said KinkySDollS lacked the permits required for demolition and construction, The Houston Chronicle reported.

KinkySdollS announced last month on Facebook that it plans on opening a "love dolls brothel" in Houston. It would be the company's second location and the first in the U.S.

On social media, KinkySdollS says its human-like dolls are available for sale or rent and can speak. Mayor Sylvester Turner says he's not trying to be the "moral police," but that it's not the kind of business he wants in the city.

SACRAMENTO, CALIF.

Law first requiring

women on boards

California has become the first state to require state-based publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors, one of a series of laws boosting or protecting women that Gov. Jerry Brown signed Sunday.

The measure requires at least one female director by the end of next year. Companies would need up to three by the end of 2021.

 

Beacon Journal/

Ohio.com wires