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'Bridgegate' witness says Governor Christie knew of lane closures
NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie was aware of a politically motivated scheme to close lanes at the George Washington Bridge in 2013 as it was unfolding, a key prosecution witness testified on Tuesday at the criminal trial of two former Christie associates. David Wildstein, a former executive at the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey who masterminded the plot, told jurors in
Newark federal court that he and Bill Baroni, another Port Authority executive, discussed the lane closure with Christie before a memorial service marking the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks at the World Trade Center.
Family Wants Answers on Man's Death After Police Beating
Tawon Boyd, 21 — who had himself called 911 for assistance — died Wednesday, three days after an early morning encounter with police at his home in Middle River, Maryland that ended with an officer hitting him in the head and others climbing on top of him to subdue him, according to police.
Boyd, the father of a 3-year-old child, ended up at the hospital, where his heart and kidneys eventually failed, family lawyer Latoya Francis-Williams said. The family blames the officers — they have already put the Baltimore County government on notice of plans to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
But there are other circumstances that could have contributed to his death, including a preexisting medical condition, drug intoxication and medication administered by EMTs at the scene.
The results of an autopsy could take weeks, a spokesman for the Maryland Office of the Chief Medical Examiner said. Meanwhile, Francis-Williams said she is helping the family round up witnesses who could help investigators determine the cause of death.
Girl weeps over police shootings at tense Charlotte meeting
(CNN)A young girl climbed up a step ladder to stand at the podium before a tense Charlotte City Council meeting. Petite in size, with braids in her hair and hearts on her t-shirt, Zianna Oliphant collected herself and delivered her message loud and clear.
"It's a shame that our fathers and mothers are killed and we can't see them anymore,"
she said with tears streaming down her face.
"It's a shame that we have to go to their graveyard and bury them. And we have tears.
We shouldn't have tears. We need our fathers and mothers to be by our side."
Zianna made her tearful statements during a highly-charged, emotional City Council meeting -- the first after protests over the police shooting of Keith Scott.
First 'three person baby' born using new method
The world's first baby has been born using a new "three person" fertility technique, New Scientist reveals. The five-month-old boy has the usual DNA from his mum and dad, plus a tiny bit of genetic code from a donor. US doctors took the unprecedented step to ensure the baby boy would be free of a genetic condition that his Jordanian mother carries in her genes. Experts say the move heralds a new era in medicine and could help other families with rare genetic conditions. But they warn that rigorous checks of this new and controversial technology, called mitochondrial donation, are needed.
Sam Allardyce: England manager loses job after undercover sting
The 61-year-old was caught on camera seemingly admitting that he knew of ways to skirt FIFA rules on player ownership.
The scandal came to light after the video recorded by undercover reporters from The Daily Telegraph was published Monday.
The Telegraph conducted a series of meetings with Allardyce where journalists posed as businessmen intending to invest in the English Premier League's lucrative transfer market.
Allardyce met with FA chairman Greg Clarke and chief executive Martin Glenn Tuesday, and said he "offered a sincere and wholehearted apology." "Further to recent events, the FA and I have mutually agreed to part company," Allardyce said in a statement Tuesday.
Danish political party hands out 'anti-migrant' spray
"Asyl-spray" with an aim of protecting citizens against migrant attacks.
The right-wing Danskernes Parti, who consider themselves "National Democrats," handed out almost 150 of the spray cans on the streets of Haderslev, a port town in the southeast of Denmark on Saturday.
As the use of pepper spray is illegal in Denmark, the party used hair spray instead for their campaign.
Izza Leghtas, a Senior Advocate for Europe at Refugees International,
condemned the move as "an appalling act of hostility and xenophobia towards asylum-seekers and refugees."
Syria conflict: Aleppo evacuation corridors needed, WHO says
The World Health Organization wants safe routes to be set up immediately to evacuate sick and wounded Syrians from besieged parts of the city of Aleppo. A spokeswoman said there were only 35 doctors left to care for hundreds of trapped patients, and that the number of casualties was rising. Medical supplies are also running out, and there is a shortage of blood. Russian-backed Syrian government forces launched an assault on eastern Aleppo on Thursday after a truce collapsed. Eastern parts of the city are held by rebels. Since then, the intense and sustained aerial bombardment of Aleppo and its surrounding countryside has killed at least 248 people, almost all of them civilians, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Porsche-driving lawyer Nathan DeSai was Houston gunman
Nathan DeSai, 46, began firing apparently indiscriminately at people driving by his apartment building in southwest Houston on Monday morning.
DeSai was killed during a shootout with police. Six people were shot and three had eye injuries from flying glass. Police found a Thompson submachine gun and ammunition in his sports car. As well as the Tommy gun, a bomb squad search of the suspect's black Porsche convertible, which was parked at the scene, found a semi-automatic rifle, a knife and 2,600 rounds of live ammunition.
Officials said DeSai was wearing historic military attire with Nazi emblems and used a semi-automatic handgun during the attack. Authorities also found a notebook with a Nazi symbol and recovered 75 shell casings at the scene. The guns were purchased legally and the suspect had a licence to carry concealed weapons, police said.
Spain Bankia fraud trial for ex-IMF boss Rodrigo Rato
Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato and 64 other bankers have gone on trial in Madrid over an alleged credit card racket at Spain's troubled Bankia bank.
'Darktown' Imagines What It Was Like For Atlanta's First Black Policemen
In 1948, Atlanta added eight black men to its police force.
week article "estimated that one-quarter of Atlanta policemen were, in fact, members of the Ku Klux Klan." Those pioneer police officers were the inspiration for Mullen's new novel, Darktown, a blend of history, mystery and violence
that explores racial tensions in post-World War II Atlanta.
Today, the city is known as one of the most progressive in the South. Proudly dubbed "The City Too Busy to Hate," it never erupted into the racial violence that made other large Southern metropolises infamous.
Petrobras scandal: Brazil ex-Minister Antonio Palocci arrested
Former Brazilian Finance Minister Antonio Palocci has been arrested in connection with a long-running inquiry into corruption at oil giant Petrobras. Prosecutors said he had maintained a "criminal relationship" with officials at a construction conglomerate. His lawyer said he was innocent and called the arrest a "spectacle".
Dozens of politicians and Petrobras executives have been arrested and sentenced after a two-year anti-corruption investigation.
The investigation, called the "Car Wash operations" has unveiled a massive corruption scheme at Petrobras. In a news conference, prosecutors said Mr Palocci had favoured construction giant Odebrecht while in government.
Air Force colonel charged with rape found dead at home
Colorado Springs police Sgt. Tim Stanke says officers responded to a report of a suicide when they found the body of Col. Eugene Caughey on Sunday. Stanke says police are awaiting autopsy results.
The 46-year-old Caughey had been vice commander of the 50th Space Wing at Schriever Air Force Base outside Colorado Springs.The unit operates key military satellite systems.
Caughey was charged with adultery, indecent filming or photography,dereliction of duty and conduct unbecoming an officer. Caughey is accused of raping a woman at Schriever Air Force Base, also in Colorado, in late 2014 or early 2015 while “holding her against the wall and floor using physical strength or violence,” court documents stated.
Prosecutors also accused him of photographing his exposed genitals while in uniform and groping women twice.
His court-martial was scheduled for Oct. 17.
Tributes for US golf legend Arnold Palmer, who died aged 87
Tributes have flooded in for legendary US golfer Arnold Palmer, who died on Sunday aged 87. He was one of golf's dominant players in the 1950s and early 1960s, winning seven major titles over seven seasons. Tiger Woods said: "Thanks Arnold for your friendship council and a lot of laughs."
The US Golf Association called him "golf's greatest ambassador". President Obama posted a photo of a lesson Palmer gave him in the Oval office at the White House. Jack Nicklaus, whose sporting rivalry with Palmer spanned over half a century, said he would "miss him greatly".
"We just lost one of the incredible people in the game of golf and in all of sports," he wrote on Twitter. "Arnold transcended the game of golf. He was more than a golfer or even great golfer. He was an icon. He was a legend."
Houston gunman's rampage ends with suspect dead
The suspected gunman, who she described as a disgruntled lawyer, was fatally shot by officers who responded at the scene, she said.
Police tweeted they were on the scene of an "active shooter incident" north of West University, then tweeted that a suspect "has been shot by our officers."
Later they confirmed the shooter had died. Montalvo said officers responded to 911 calls of a shooter in the neighborhood and quickly became the suspect's target. Officers returned fire, killing the man.
The suspect, who she did not name, was a neighborhood resident and an attorney who was having problems at his law firm, Montalvo said.
She said police found numerous weapons at the scene.
The suspect's Porsche was being scrutinized by a bomb-squad robot, and she said the man's apartment also would be thoroughly searched. Residents of a local condominium building were asked to shelter in place while the investigation was active.
Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez killed in boating accident
Fernández, who was 24, and two other men were found dead after their 32-foot boat was discovered crashed
Clinton server tech told FBI of colleagues' worries about system
A technician hired by Hillary Clinton to run the private email system she used while U.S. secretary of state told investigators he tried to pass on colleagues' concerns that the system might not comply with records laws, FBI interview summaries show.
Bryan Pagliano, the technician Clinton hired when she joined the State Department in 2009, told federal investigators he relayed the concerns to Cheryl Mills, then Clinton's chief of staff.
Mills, whose lawyer did not respond to requests for comment, has previously testified under oath she could not recall anyone alerting her to potential problems with Clinton's email arrangement.
The episode had not been disclosed until the Federal Bureau of Investigation released on Friday night nearly 200 pages of additional records from its year-long investigation into the handling of classified government documents by Clinton and her staff via an unauthorized email server in the basement of her New York home.
Clinton has said the decision to use a private email system was a mistake, but the controversy has dogged her campaign as the Democratic candidate for the presidency and raised public doubts about her trustworthiness, public opinion polls show. Republicans have criticized her for putting national security at risk.
Two years after Ferguson, where is the police reform?
CHARLOTTE — Things would change, city officials vowed three years ago, after a white police officer shot and killed a black man seeking help after he was injured in a car accident. There would be new training and community outreach designed to prevent encounters from escalating into police gunfire.
But change has been slow to come here and across the nation, since Jonathan Ferrell died in 2013.
Last week, a black police officer shot and killed another black man, Keith Lamont Scott, triggering massive, sometimes violent protests. Police officials acknowledged that the officer had recently been trained on ways to de-escalate tense encounters with citizens, but he had not yet received mandatory training aimed at rooting out racial, gender and religious bias.
Protesters who thronged the streets of downtown Charlotte for five straight nights after Scott’s shooting said the lack of progress is palpable. Charlotte police, they say, continue to single out minorities and ignite rather than reduce tensions.
A punch. A death. And now a fear in Britain that a surge in hate crimes is here to stay.
HARLOW, England — He went down with a single punch. Arkadiusz Jóźwik — shy, devoted to his mother and an immigrant to Britain from his native Poland — was out with friends late last month enjoying pizza and drinks when they were set upon by a group of teens, some reportedly shouting anti-Polish slurs.
The punch knocked Jóźwik to the ground, the back of his head slapping the concrete of the rundown pedestrian plaza in this hardscrabble London suburb.
The 40-year-old was taken off of life support days later. Now Jóźwik’s violent death is reverberating throughout Britain, and across Europe, as the latest evidence of a post-Brexit surge in suspected hate crimes directed at immigrants.
When anti-immigrant assaults first started rising after the June 23 vote to leave the European Union, authorities expressed hope that the spike would prove temporary.
One of three young drifters linked to a savage crime spree took the witness stand Tuesday to say the drug-addled group had selected their two killing victims — the first in San Francisco and the second in Marin County — almost randomly while dreaming of moving to Oregon to start a pot farm.
Fla. man involved in gun rights case charged with murder
A tangled Florida Panhandle case involving a sheriff, accusations of misconduct and an argument over gun rights has taken a new twist: a homicide. State authorities announced Monday that they had arrested Floyd Eugene Parrish on a second-degree murder charge.
North Carolina congressman: Protesters 'hate white people' 9/25/16
Hidden Psycho Fears based on Centuries of "Hidden Guilt"
Any Malice Act will eventually harm "ALL"
The Destruction of a "Lie", triples in critical professions
We know, as human beings, what a lie can do to a relationship of any type.
We know the reasons for telling a lie when one is a child... but, we also know that the reasons for telling a lie as an adult, are generally, lies told intended to avoid accountability or to manipulate others for self benefit or collective positioning.
A Doctor tells a lie to protect a fellow Doctor's reputation, is the type of lie that does 10 times more harm than any other type of lie, primarily because, it allows the flawed Doctor to continue to harm others, while ignoring the pain and suffering in the life of the victims who the poorly skilled doctor damaged.
This type of professional supporting lying is standard in all professional environments, with the most known lying to support a fellow professional has taken place in the profession of
In this instance, the lie remains as a conscious burden that destroys from the inside out.
Telling the truth isn't a difficult thing to do...
it just takes choosing the correct words.
Example how we allow flawed leaders get away with...
Today, 5 years later, some of the most recent reports of the most egregious of all types of attacks on citizens is "Chemical Warfare", which has been validated to have taken place in Syria, by the representatives of the Syrian Government, led by Al Assad,
who have yet to be assigned the correct criminal label of being responsible for "War Crimes and Murder" of Syrian Citizens...
Now... the Philippines have an elected leader that is, at a minimum, has a criminal history, supported by witnesses who have come forward to testify in court, his past acts and actions....
yet... the world's leaders have allowed another human being to be given the status and prestige of a leader that allows him to avoid prosecution or correct assignment of his/her acts and actions.
When your nation's leadership work with a nation that has a criminal in the leader's seat, your entire nation becomes a endorsor of all the flawed acts and actions of that nation's leadership.
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