'Speechless': Co-pilot deliberately crashed Germanwings plane, officials say
Information collected by investigators suggests the co-pilot who was in control of the Germanwings airplane when it crashed, killing all 150 people on board, was acting deliberately, the prosecutor said Thursday.
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Dozens protest rough arrest of man by Inkster police
Inkster — Tears streamed down Floyd Dent's face Wednesday as he described how Inkster police officers pulled him from his vehicle during a traffic stop captured on patrol car video one late January night and began beating him.
"They told me get on the ground, then they snatched me, threw me on the ground and started beating me," Dent said outside his attorney's law office in Novi.
"(An officer) was beating me upside the head. ... While he was beating me I was trying to protect my face with my right arm. ...
The officer nearly choked me to death.
I told them I can't breathe.
He just kept on choking me."
Dent, 57, said he also was Tasered during the arrest Jan.
28 in front of the former Inkster police station, and that he was targeted because he is African-American.
The incident has sparked cries of aggressive policing, led to calls for disbanding the department and prompted the regional leader of a civil rights organization to call Inkster "the new Ferguson" in reference to a recent scathing Department of Justice report that called Ferguson, Missouri's law enforcement practices racially discriminatory.
Bama: a sight and stench of death after Boko Haram defeat
On the dusty roads that separate properties in the second-biggest town in Borno state, northeast Nigeria, the sight -- and smell -- is much worse, with evidence of atrocities everywhere. The Nigerian military forced out Boko Haram from Bama earlier this month. As they did so, locals who managed to escape said the Islamists set fire to homes, including the emir's palace. But clearly much worse happened -- and the evidence is on the streets, beneath them and in the parched fields beyond. Troops find the decomposing body of a man in a sewer, in the fetal position surrounded by trash and human waste. Soldiers cover their noses as more remains are found elsewhere.
Racist chant Oklahoma student 'deeply sorry'
The former University of Oklahoma fraternity member, Levi Pettit, said he was upset and embarrassed over it.
"I did not want to apologise to the press or to the whole country until I first came to apologise to those most directly impacted," he said.
Pettit took a few questions from reporters but would not say where he learned the chant or who taught it to him.
The meeting between Mr Pettit and several black community leaders before the press conference was coordinated by Oklahoma state Senator Anastasia Pittman, who said she believes the apology was genuine. "I admire his courage of reaching to me and saying: 'I want to meet with you face to face and apologise to your directly,'" Sen Pittman said. The video, which was posted online by a black student group, caused a national country and led the university's administrators to expel two students who led the singing of the chant.
Russia's Putin to Iran: Immediate ceasefire needed in Yemen
in Yemen in phone conversations with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani,
the Kremlin said in a statement on Thursday.
Shi'ite Muslim Houthi militias have seized large parts of Yemen.
The conflict deepened on Thursday when warplanes from Sunni Muslim
power Saudi Arabia attacked Houthi positions in Yemen,
drawing protests from Tehran.
US soldier arrested over 'plotting to support IS'
The National Guard soldier, 22, and the other man allegedly discussed using army uniforms and military access to attack an Illinois military facility.
The soldier also planned to travel to the Middle East to fight with the Islamic State, say prosecutors. Both men have been charged with trying to provide support to a terror group.
The FBI arrested the soldier at Chicago Midway International Airport on Wednesday as he attempted to fly to Cairo, and arrested his 29-year-old cousin at his suburban home on the same day.
Both men have been charged with one count of conspiring to provide material support and resources to a foreign terrorist organisation. They face up to 15 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000 (£167,800), if found guilty.
Army National Guard Specialist Hasan Edmonds first came to the attention of the FBI in 2014, the Justice Department said in a statement.
Explosion, massive fire reported in Manhattan’s East Village
An explosion rocked New York City’s East Village neighborhood Thursday afternoon, and after the blast, two buildings were engulfed in flames and at least a partial building collapse had been reported.
Witnesses at the scene tweeted photos showing the two burning buildings, smoke pouring out of the roofs of both. The buildings are both low-rise tenement-style structures.
David Godlis, who lives on St. Marks Place, just around the corner from the explosion site, said he felt his building shake and looked out the window to see people fleeing.
“I saw people running to that direction and people running from that direction,” he told Yahoo News, standing beside a line of blue police tape across the street from his apartment. The apparent blast and fire occurred at 121 Second Ave. around 3:30 p.m. and spread to 123 Second Ave.
The building is a mix of commerical and residential tenants, according to local media reports. The NYPD is asking that anyone who knows people who live in the buildings call 311. As of 4:40 p.m. the FDNY reported that 12 people — all civilians — had been injured, three of them critically, in the seven-alarm fire.
Saudi-led coalition strikes rebels in Yemen, inflaming tensions in region
(CNN)Saudi and allied warplanes struck rebels in Yemen on Thursday, with Saudi Arabia threatening ground troops and inserting itself into its southern neighbor's civil war, potentially opening up a broader sectarian conflict in the Middle East.
The swift and sudden action involved 100 Saudi jets, 30 from the United Arab Emirates, 15 each from Kuwait and Bahrain, 10 from Qatar, plus a handful from Jordan, Morocco and Sudan, plus naval help from Pakistan and Egypt, according to a Saudi adviser.
Indiana's governor signs bill allowing businesses to reject gay customers
The bill has sparked an uproar among gamers and church groups that hold their conventions in Indianapolis and businesses that are threatening to pull out of the city.
Even the NCAA -- which is less than two weeks from hosting its men's basketball Final Four in Indianapolis -- was critical, saying the organization is "committed to an inclusive environment where all individuals enjoy equal access to events" as it hinted the bill could damage the city's reputation as a host of major sporting events.
Germanwings co-pilot 'wanted to destroy' plane
(CNN)The 28-year-old German co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 apparently deliberately crashed the plane in the French Alps Tuesday, killing 144 passengers and five crew members, as well as himself, officials said Thursday.
It seems that Andreas Lubitz "wanted to destroy the aircraft," Marseille prosecutor Brice Robin said, but it's unclear why.
Information gleaned from the aircraft's mangled cockpit voice recorder showed Lubitz was alone at the controls of the Airbus A320 when it crashed.
Military officials are set to charge Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl with desertion and misbehavior before the enemy for leaving his post in Afghanistan before being captured and held captive for five years, according to Bergdahl's attorney and a congressional source.
Can Female Marines Carry The Load And Kill The Enemy?
The small forms dash ahead. Some drop to one knee, others fall on their stomachs, firing at pop-up targets.
Only one woman is part of this group. Until last fall,
Sgt. Kelly Brown was fueling helicopters and trucks.
Now she's running with an assault rifle.
She's a good Marine, she's adapted well," says Capt. Ray Kaster, Alpha Company commander, as he walks up a gravel road toward the training range at a Marine base in Twentynine Palms, Calif.
Updated: Saudi Arabia Launches Air Campaign In Yemen
in coordination with a coalition of 10 allies, has started a bombing campaign in Yemen.
came hours after unconfirmed reports emerged that
Yemen's President Abed Raboo Mansour Hadi had fled the country, as Houthi rebels closed in on Aden, the country's second largest city.
The rebels had also just seized an airbase, just 35 miles from Aden, that was critical to
U.S. drone operations against
Quoting and unnamed U.S. official, Reuters reports that the United States is
supporting the Saudi military in the operation.
The official did not
elaborate on what that support was but, Reuters reports,
"Saudi Arabia's envoy to Washington told
reporters the United States was not participating in the military operation itself,
which includes air strikes against Houthi fighters."
Turkish cartoonists fined for suggesting Erdogan is gay
Bahadir Baruter and Ozer Aydogan were prosecuted for an illustration on the front page of satirical magazine Penguen last August in which an official greeted Erdogan while apparently making a circle with his thumb and forefinger.
Thai PM Prayuth warns media, says has power to execute reporters
in the latest outburst aimed at Thailand's media.
Related Stories Thai PM says to limit use of martial law, military courts Reuters Thai PM says security must come first to boost foreign confidence Reuters Thai court to decide on trial of ex-PM Yingluck AFP Thai panel drops plan to ban junta from politics for two years Reuters Last month Prayuth said he had the power to shut down news outlets.
Israel suspends E.Jerusalem settlement building plan
Jerusalem (AFP) - As tension mounts with Washington, Israel's outgoing government has suspended a controversial plan to build hundreds of new settler homes in annexed east Jerusalem, a news website reported Wednesday.
Related Stories Netanyahu promises no Palestinian state if he is re-elected Associated Press If reelected, Netanyahu vows wave of E.Jerusalem building AFP Netanyahu says Israel will not cede land to Palestinians Associated Press Netanyahu:
Israel Won't Cede Territory To Palestinians Huffington Post Netanyahu says no Palestinian state if reelected AFP The plan involves the construction of 1,500 homes in the settlement neighbourhood of Har Homa where Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave a controversial speech on the eve of March 17 elections, pledging to build thousands of new homes if returned to office.
France crash: Germanwings plane obliterated, data recorder found
"The grief of the families and loved ones is immeasurable," Steinmeier said, after flying over the area in the Alps in southeastern France. "We must stand with them. We are all united in great grief."
Officer behind wheel in fatal wrong-way crash had DUI in 2013
The off-duty New Jersey police officer who was behind the wheel during a wrong-way crash that killed another officer and a friend last week in New York City had previously had his driver's license suspended for driving under the influence, an official said Tuesday.
Linden Officer Pedro Abad Jr., had his license suspended for seven months starting in October 2013, said Elyse Coffey, spokeswoman for the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission.
The suspension stemmed from an accident in Rahway, New Jersey, in February of that year. A judge found he refused to submit to a chemical test and was also driving under the influence.
Debra Milke, who spent 22 years on Arizona death row, has murder case tossed
On Monday, a judge ruled that the Arizona woman is innocent and dismissed all charges against her.
This makes Milke only the second woman exonerated from death row in the United States.
More importantly, the judge's decision finally clears Milke after years of legal back-and-forth in a case where she steadfastly maintained her innocence.
Key to the case's dismissal was prosecutorial misconduct, mainly that of a detective, Armando Saldate, who said Milke confessed to the crime to him --
even though there was no witness or recording. Prosecutors withheld from the jury Saldate's personnel record which showed instances of misconduct in other cases, including lying under oath.
The two men with whom Milke was accused of conspiring were tried separately and are still on death row.
Obama halts Afghanistan troop withdrawal
Washington (CNN)The United States will keep its current level of 9,800 troops in Afghanistan through the end of the year, rather than reducing that number to 5,500 as planned, the White House said Tuesday.
The announcement comes as Afghan President Ashraf Ghani visits President Barack Obama and attends a series of meetings at the White House. The two plan to hold a joint news conference Tuesday afternoon.
CHICAGO — Chicago police officers initiated stop, question and frisk encounters at a much higher rate last summer than their New York City counterparts ever did, and just like with New York's heavily criticized program, Chicago blacks and other racial minorities were disproportionately targeted, according to a civil liberties group.
Deadly-force report cites Philly cops' poor training
PHILADELPHIA — Poor training has left Philadelphia police officers with the mistaken belief that fearing for their lives alone is justification for using deadly force, the Justice Department said Monday in a review of the city's nearly 400 officer-involved shootings since 2007.
That notion, inconsistent with police policy and court rulings on police-involved shootings, appeared to stem from the Philadelphia department's lack of regular, consistent training on its deadly force policy, a Justice Department assessment team found.
Obama Chief Of Staff: Israel's 50-Year 'Occupation' Must End
"An occupation that has lasted for almost 50 years must end, and the Palestinian people must have the right to live in and govern themselves in their own sovereign state,"
Denis McDonough, President Obama's chief of staff, said Monday at the annual conference of J Street, a left-leaning pro-Israel group.
Sheriff: New Orleans airport attacker had machete, Molotov cocktails
KENNER, La. — A machete-wielding attacker who died hours after being shot by a sheriff's deputy who stopped his rampage at New Orleans' international airport had a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, authorities say.
Richard White, 63, had been shot Friday night as he chased an unarmed Transportation Security Administration agent through a concourse full of frightened travelers — and in the direction of a sheriff's deputy, who drew her gun and fired three times.
White died Saturday afternoon. Sheriff Newell Normand said investigators discovered White had been carrying a bag loaded with Molotov cocktails, but had dropped it in the airport.
The bag contained six Mason jars with cloth wicks soaked in gasoline and that residue from smoke bombs also was found near White's body, Normand added.
Ex-Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction
While nowhere near the levels seen in the U.S., Mexico is battling a growing problem — in the past decade illicit drug use has grown by more than a third.
While millions admit to using marijuana, cocaine and meth, addiction is not talked about openly, especially among the country's rich or famous, but one former champion boxer has set out to change the image of recovering addicts and rehabilitation.
Rise Out Of Poverty
In the 1980s and '90s, Julio Cesar Chavez was known for his strong chin, feared for his left hook and widely called one of the greatest "pound-for-pound" fighters of his era — and one of the greatest Mexican boxers of all time.
3-D Silk Structure Enables Scientists to Grow Blood Cells Outside the Body
Your blood isn’t the uniform river of red it appears to be. It’s actually made up of many, varied cells. One class of blood cells is the platelets, which are small, and circulate throughout the blood to activate clotting and stop bleeding.
When platelet function is impaired—such as in the case of thrombocytopenia, hemophilia and more than 200 other conditions, according to the Platelet Disorder Support Association—patients run the risk of bleeding in greater, life-threatening amounts.
If the blood does not clot, patients may bleed out and die.
Climate change: China official warns of 'huge impact'
Zheng Guogang told Xinhua news agency that climate change could be a "serious threat" to big infrastructure projects.
He said temperature rises in China were already higher than global averages.
Four Florida police officers out after racist text messages
(CNN)Three Florida police officers were fired and a fourth resigned after exchanging a series of racially offensive text messages and a video that portrayed President Barack Obama in a derogatory way, Fort Lauderdale police said.
Jason Holding, James Wells and Christopher Sousa were terminated after a five-month internal affairs investigation found sustained department misconduct, conduct unbecoming of a police officer and engaging in "conduct prejudicial to the good of the order of the police department."
A fourth officer, Alex Alvarez, resigned but authorities said Friday that he would have been fired had he not done so.
In the text message exchanges, the former officers used racially derogatory terms to refer to people they encountered while on duty, included racially insensitive material from the film, "Django Unchained," and talked about getting drunk and "killing n*****," according to investigative documents.
The suit, which was filed in the Los Angeles Superior Court on Thursday, alleges that wineries in California “ produce and market wines that contain dangerously high levels of inorganic arsenic.”
A prosecutor apologizes for his role in putting an innocent man on death row
Stroud was relatively new in his role as assistant district attorney in Caddo Parish, La., when Ford was indicted on a charge of first-degree murder for the 1983 killing of a watchmaker who ran a jewelry store in Shreveport.
“The case took about a week and a half,” Stroud recalls now.
Ford, a black man before an all-white jury, was convicted and sentenced in 1984. He remained on death row for three decades.
It was the first and only death sentence Stroud won as a prosecutor.
Last year, Ford was declared a free man and released from prison. His attorneys said upon his release he was sentenced due to questionable testimony as well as inexperienced defense.
The lawyers he had during his initial trial had not tried a case before a jury before, Stroud said.\Other men had also initially been charged in the shooting of Isadore Rozeman, the watchmaker, but those charges were later dismissed.
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The Power of Young Black Athletes can
Sometimes, the word "IDIOT"
is the appropriate word to describe someone
Republican Failure in leadership is a
Democrat Failure as well
Mal Behaved Friends stopped only by stern friends
Israeli's continued development of land in the disputed area ensured that no agreement were possible.
Many have claimed that Israel has created the perfect method to not agree while appearing to insist on negotiations...
and during these decades, "Every American President" has pinched their nose while they supported Israel's continued contradictory behavior.
This President has chosen to hold Israel's Netanyahu at his word and mirrored his response based Netanyahu's flawed behavior by challenging this President on American Soil.
an American President's mere words have caused Israel to change it's behavior, which proves that
it takes the closes friends to stop flawed behavior because so long as the friend condones flawed behavior in a friend,
flawed behavior will continue.
In this instance, American Presidents have condoned flawed behavior for 47 years.
2 Lives, equally stolen, but, not equally compensated... WHY
The Law never ignores the facts,
never withholds evidence,
never plant evidence,
never beat a citizen into submission,
never treat specific people different from others.
it is the citizens who pay the huge sums of money on lawyer fees associated with defending those who abuse their position, and eventually
paying the victims as well.
Huge sums of money that could go to school systems often end up in a lawyers or victims pocket.
Equal injustice should be equal payment.
A Wonderful acknowledgement of a "Good Mind"
Surprise... there is not look of "Smart".
It is a wonderful thing to be around a person that is extremely knowledgeable about the subject that they love, and in this case,
a very big man who happen to be very smart,
plays football and earns $millions, not for his smartness,
but for his physical talents.
A reminder that, smart people aren't just smart in 1 subject.
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