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Hate Crime Charged in Killing of Black Maryland Student
the prosecutor said.
Sean Urbanski, 22, had already been charged with murder and faced a potential sentence of life in prison in the , a student at Bowie State University who had been commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Army.
Collins was visiting friends at the University of Maryland's campus in College Park when he was killed.
Prince George's County State's Attorney Angela D.
Alsobrooks said Tuesday that the grand jury returned an indictment on an additional charge of hate crime resulting in death after digital evidence was found on Urbanski's phone
and in other places.
"What we're saying is that race, that Lieutenant Collins' death, that he was killed because of his race,"
Alsobrooks said at a news conference. She declined to say what kind of digital evidence was found, saying it would be presented at trial.
It had previously been reported that Maryland authorities and the FBI were evaluating hate crime charges after it was discovered that Urbanski was featuring bigoted posts called "Alt-Reich: Nation."
Collins father, Richard Collins Jr., has said that authorities told him his son was as killed while he was waiting for an Uber driver to pick him up along with a couple of his friends from the University of Maryland. Police have said Urbanski screamed at him to move before stabbing him in the chest.
Two moguls down. And the #MeToo movement is just getting started
Sexual harassment accusations have felled another powerful executive in the entertainment world. Thehead of Amazon Studios, Roy Price, stepped down Tuesday, five days after being suspended over allegations of sexual harassment.
Price's alleged sleazy behavior echoes the ugly treatment of women described by the multiple accusers of Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein (whose brother, Bob Weinstein, is also now facing harassment accusations).
Many of them are speaking on social media using the hashtag, #MeToo. Former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson believes the Weinstein allegations were a "watershed moment," a tipping point that will drive people from all industries to say, "enough."
Trump cites chief-of-staff Kelly's dead son to attack Obama
Mr Trump alluded to General John Kelly's son while defending his claim that his predecessor neglected to call the loved ones of fallen soldiers.
Gen Kelly's son, Robert, 29, was a first lieutenant in the Marines when he stepped on a landmine and died in 2010.
The president's claim has sparked outrage among Mr Obama's former aides.
"You could ask Gen Kelly, did he get a call from Obama?" Mr Trump said in an interview with Fox News Radio's Brian Kilmeade on Tuesday.
"I don't know what Obama's policy was. I write letters and I also call," he contended, adding that he has called "virtually everybody" during his time in office.
Reversing Brexit would boost economy, says OECD
A new referendum or a change of government leading to the UK staying within the EU would have a "significant" positive impact on growth, the OECD said.
It also warned "no deal"
would see investment seize up, the pound hit
new lows and the UK's credit rating cut.
It said the outcome of the Brexit negotiations was hard to predict.
The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, said the UK would consider the
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)'s report and act where it could.
Putin's 'chef,' the man behind the troll factory
Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed "chef" to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg.
Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city's most exclusive restaurant. But his business empire has expanded far beyond the kitchen. US investigators believe it was Prigozhin's company that financed a Russian "troll factory" that used social media
to spread fake news during the 2016 US presidential campaign, according to multiple officials briefed on the investigation.
One part of the factory had a particularly intriguing name and mission: a "Department of Provocations" dedicated to sowing fake news and social divisions in the West, according to internal company documents obtained by CNN.
'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall
Abu Anis only realised something unusual was happening when he heard the sound of explosions coming from the old city on the western bank of the Tigris as it runs through Mosul. "I phoned some friends over there, and they said armed groups had taken over, some of them foreign, some Iraqis," the computer technician said. "The gunmen told them, 'We've come to get rid of the Iraqi army, and to help you.'" The following day, the attackers crossed the river and took the other half of the city. The Iraqi army and police, who vastly outnumbered their assailants, broke and fled, officers first, many of the soldiers stripping off their uniforms as they joined a flood of panicked civilians.
It was 10 June 2014, and Iraq's second biggest city, with a population of around two million, had just fallen to the militants of the group then calling itself Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham/the Levant (Isis or Isil). Four days earlier, black banners streaming, a few hundred of the Sunni militants had crossed the desert border in a cavalcade from their bases in eastern Syria and met little resistance as they moved towards their biggest prize. Rich dividends were immediate.
Mudslide hits Puerto Rico neighborhood that Trump visited
The debris added weight and force to a mudslide that took out a bridge in the Guaynabo neighborhood outside San Juan, stranding families who may now have to hike through mountainous, overgrown terrainto get food and water.
Guaynabo, Puerto Rico (CNN)Torrential rains washed away weeks of clean-up and brought new problems for Puerto Ricans on Monday.
41 people, including chief, killed in attack on Afghan police headquarters
Kabul, Afghanistan (CNN)At least 41 people were killed Tuesday in an hours-long, multipronged attack at a police headquarters in eastern Afghanistan, officials said. Another 158 people were injured, said Murad Ali Murad, the country's deputy interior minister for security. Two car bombs exploded at the gate of the police headquarters in the Paktia provincial capital of Gardez, Afghan Interior Ministry spokesman Najib Danish said.
Afterward, five attackers entered the building, leading to a five-hour gunbattle between them and police. The Patkia provincial police chief was killed in the gunbattle, Danish said. The five attackers who entered the building were also killed.
The Taliban claimed responsibility for the attack, according to a statement from the group's spokesman, Zabiullah Mojahid. Those killed included 21 police officers and 20 civilians, Murad said. At least 110 civilians and 48 police officers were injured.
‘Disrespectful lie’: Anger grows over Trump’s claims about past presidents and fallen troops
Near midnight Monday, Former U.S. attorney general Eric H. Holder Jr., who in 2009 to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware to witness the return of 18 Americans killed in Afghanistan, for Trump to “stop the damn lying.” He added, “I went to Dover AFB with 44 and saw him comfort the families of both the fallen military & DEA.”
Retired Army Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff from 2011 to 2015, that Obama and President George W. Bush “and first ladies cared deeply, worked tirelessly for the serving, the fallen, and their families,” adding, “Not politics. Sacred Trust.”
“If you look at President Obama and other presidents, most of them didn’t make calls. A lot of them didn’t make calls. I like to call when it’s appropriate, when I think I am able to do it,” he said. judged his description “false.”
Iran's hardliners say Trump has done them 'great favors'
Somalis Grasp For Answers After 'Deadliest Single Attack Somalia Has Ever Faced'
At least 300 people injured.
A blast area the size of "two or three football fields," as one witness told The Guardian.
The truck bombing in Mogadishu on Saturday — which tore through one of the Somali capital's busiest intersections, at one of its busiest hours — has left the country shaken and a section of the city in ruins. Even in a country that's no stranger to militant attacks, Saturday's violence marked "the deadliest
single attack Somalia has ever faced," according to its Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management.
And even as the country moved to mourn its dead Monday — with more than 100 funerals held already — authorities expect the death toll to rise still further, as The Associated Press reports that scores of people remain missing. Given the intensity of the explosion, it's feared that some of the dead may never be found or identified.
Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays
President Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.
The article, entitled, “The Danger of President Pence,” details various viewpoints held by the socially conservative vice president that clash with Trump’s. Two sources told the magazine Trump has teased Pence about his stances toward religion, abortion and the LGBTQ community.
“A longtime associate” of Trump and Pence was quoted in the article saying that the president likes to let his VP “know who’s boss” and that Trump asks people who stop by Pence’s office, “Did Mike make you pray?”
After a legal adviser told Trump and Pence that many states would probably legalize abortion if the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Trump was said to have turned to Pence: ‘You see?’ Trump asked Pence. ‘You’ve wasted all this time and energy on it, and it’s not going to end abortion anyway.’ When that meeting shifted to discuss gay rights, according to the article, Trump pointed to Pence and joked, “Don’t ask that guy — he wants to hang them all!” Pence’s views on equal rights have long stirred concern in the LGBTQ community.
As Indiana governor, he signed the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in 2015, which essentially gave businesses the right to refuse to serve gay people. He has supported so-called gay conversion therapy and has been called “one of the most anti-LGBT politicians out there.”
Passengers describe terror as Indonesia AirAsia flight plunges more than 20,000 feet
Passengers said they were ordered to don oxygen masks and brace for impact Sunday on Flight QZ535 from Perth, Australia, bound for the Indonesian tourist island of Bali.
Glenyce Regan told Australia's 7 News she started to pray as a woman next to her scribbled a goodbye message in a notepad.
“I could feel (the loss of pressure) from breathing because I’ve not long ago had a heart operation,” Regan said. “Then the masks dropped and it frightened the (expletive) out of me.
The incident occurred about an hour into the flight. The plane returned safely to Perth but not before fear gripped almost everyone on board.
Report: Kaepernick files grievance against NFL owners for collusion
Two law enforcement officers, three others arrested in 1983 murder of 23-year-old Georgia man
The body of Timothy Coggins was found in a grassy area in Spalding County on Oct. 9, 1983. The 23-year-old was “brutally murdered” and died from multiple forms of trauma, according to the Spalding County Sheriff’s Office.
Authorities launched their investigation, conducting interviews and gathering evidence in their hunt for Coggins’ killer.
“No stone was left unturned,” officials said in a press release, but the case “went cold” until this March, when “new evidence came to light.” Upon reopening the decades-old case to the public, new witnesses came forward, some of them previously afraid to speak up.
More than 34 years after Coggins death, police on Friday arrested five people in the case, two of them facing murder charges. Frankie Gebhardt, 59, and 58-year-old Bill Moore Sr. were charged with murder, felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery and concealing the death of another, according to the news release.
Sandra Bunn, her 32-year-old son, Lamar Bunn, and Gregory Huffman, 47, were charged with obstruction.
Californians wonder why Trump isn’t tweeting about the fatal wildfires
“Where’s the president?” of the San Fransisco Chronicle, as California burns.
The newspaper board means where is he on Twitter — or as the board says, “How many times has Trump tweeted about the fires since they were whipped by winds into life-threatening force early Monday: zero.”
Zero, true, as of early Sunday evening. As the Chronicle notes, Trump did speak once, offline, about the fires. , he promised to “stand with” Californians and said he’s in touch with the governor — and then welcomed the Pittsburgh Penguins to the White House and turned to other matters.
But the death toll in California has , thousands of homes and millions of acres have been burned — and “one voice has been conspicuously mute,” the Chronicle wrote.
“Americans expect their president to step forward with empathy and resolve in moments of national trauma,” the paper observed. And: “This is not a man who is reticent to let Americans know what is foremost on his mind.”
“So how can it be that the loss of 40 human beings on American soil did not merit a single tweet?”
Hurricane Ophelia: Fresh warnings as powerful storm heads to UK
The warning of "potential danger to life" came as the Republic of Ireland called anational emergency meeting.
Ophelia, on its way from the Azores in the Atlantic Ocean, is currently blowing winds of 90mph (145km/h).
The hurricane will be a storm when it hits the UK, exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987 killed 18 people.
It has been downgraded to a category one hurricane by the US National Hurricane Center and is forecast to continue gradually weakening.
The weather system is expected to bring severe winds and stormy conditions to parts of Ireland and the UK, with winds of up to 70mph (113km/h).
All schools and colleges in the Republic of Ireland will be closed on Monday, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar said.
(CNN)As a candidate, Donald Trump sold himself as a deal maker. As president, he's governing more as a hostage taker. Across an array of domestic and foreign challenges, Trump's go-to move has become to create what amounts to a political hostage situation. He's either terminating, or threatening to terminate, a series of domestic and international policies adopted by earlier administrations -- and insisting that others grant him concessions to change his mind.
Trump's latest travel ban order blocked
"We're not getting the job done. And I'm not going to blame myself, I'll be honest," Trump said during short remarks in a Cabinet meeting. He then shifted away from "we" to "they." "They're not getting the job done," the president said of Congress.
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" Is The Example "
Through Sports, Black Americans were able to "Rise"
COLLUSION IS A FACT IN THIS CASE
The Entire NFL Ownership, and the NFL Management Office
Colin Kaepernick is a QB that has proven his value and there are several existing
NFL QB starters that are not as good as Kaepernick, not to mention the guys that have been brought on a team, after a injury of a currently starting QB, leaving the team
with having to find a quality QB.
There is no argument that could be construed as
"plausible or worth considering" in this instance, by Owners of NFL Teams or the NFL Office.
Colin Kaepernick will get "DOUBLE" his fair market value, plus lawyer fees when the dust settles, and if I were Kaepernick, I'd simply retire from NFL Football... with a nice bank account....
and refuse to participate in any NFL future activities, based on a
"Flawed Collection of Racist & Demoralizing Group of Imbeciles"
who just happen to be extremely rich, but who are very
Mike Ditka "IMBICILE" label is proven by his mouth
"racist", but, I never had any evidence for facts to support my thoughts.
Sure, Ditka is an idiot, Sure Ditka is an "under educated"...
common thoughts that I would agree with if someone were to refer to Ditka in those terms, based on having been forced to listen to Ditka simply because he sits on the Sunday morning sports channel...
However, Ditka words regarding the players who are peacefully, and respectfully, protesting the treatment of blacks by this nation's law enforcement industry, proves how truly stupid Ditka is.
Ditka, I would recommend that you educate your mental base with two documentaries... and then we can discuss.
Click on the "Pictures" and watch the documentaries.
World Leadership Conscious of Trump's Idiocy
Every Good and Conscious Laws and Rules enacted by the Obama Administration are specifically, being removed by Trump, based not on clear and prudent thoughtful decisions, but, based on the sole "Idiocy Foundation" of Trump.
The Danger of electing a completely flawed person is being realized, with Trump's actions being noted and plotted against by Nation's Leaders... around the world.
Prudence and Leadership in the
Republican & Democratic Parties
completely failed the American Citizens... by allowing the two worse American Presidential Candidates to represent the only two political parties in this nation, and now these two political party's can do nothing..., as this man represent this nation around the world.
Trump is a danger to the world specifically, because he is the American President.
Democratic & Republican Parties
are at complete fault for where this nation is.
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