Malaysia protests against PM Najib Razak draw thousands
Protesters are angered by a $700m (£455m) payment made to his bank account from unnamed foreign donors.
It was discovered last month during a probe into alleged mismanagement at the debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Mr Najib has denied any wrongdoing.
Saturday's rally is expected to continue into Sunday. The pro-democracy group Bersih has also called for protests in the cities of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching on the Malaysian side of Borneo.
Kuala Lumpur authorities have rejected the group's application for a permit to protest and Malaysian police have declared the rallies illegal. Security is tight: access to Kuala Lumpur's Independence Square has been blocked. Eyes will be focused on any possible army intervention.
Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison
Cairo (CNN)An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison after a lengthy retrial. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were present for the proceedings, with the latter given an additional six months in prison and a fine of 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($640.) Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was deported from Egypt in February 2015, was sentenced in absentia.
Bangkok bomb: Thai police arrest man over Erawan blast
The man, a foreigner, was arrested in Nong Jok on the outskirts of Bangkok, a police spokesman said.
Bomb-making materials were found at the apartment along with 10 passports, said the spokesman, Prawut Thavornsiri.
The bomb tore through the crowded Erawan Shrine on 17 August injuring more than 100, mostly tourists.
Police said bomb-making material found at the apartment, including ballbearings and piping, was of the "similar or same type" used in that attack.
Man held in killing of Texas sheriff's deputy
(CNN)A man "believed to be the alleged gunman" in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff's deputy was in custody Saturday morning, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
The man's mother called the Harris County Sheriff's Department about her son, Kennard said. "All the information she had heard led to him."
A red pickup truck was parked at the spot where deputies took the person in custody, according to video shot by CNN affiliate KTRK.
Authorities had said the suspect drove away from the shooting in a red Ford Ranger.
UN calls on Netherlands to revamp 'Black Pete' tradition
The comments from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will stoke an already heated debate on the custom, described as a harmless piece of fun by defenders, but condemned by other groups as an offensive stereotype.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte quickly dismissed the recommendations, saying it was not the government's job to shape folklore.
"Guys. Folk traditions, come on. What Christmas songs you should sing, how you celebrate Christmas and Easter - this isn't what politics is about," he told reporters in The Hague
"(The stereotypes) are experienced by many people of African descent as a vestige of slavery," it added.
Verdict reached in prep school rape trial
Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prison
The Democrat was accused of steering state investments to a broker who gave her
$36,000 in cash,
some of which was delivered
in a pie box.
The 71-year-old resigned in 2013, days after she was arrested by FBI agents in a sting operation.
"It was wrong, it was unethical and it was a violation of the public's trust," Shoffner told U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes.
Sentencing guidelines had suggested a stiffer sentence, but Holmes said Shoffner had netted little from her crimes.
Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell
A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.
Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floorof his cell by guards early last Wednesday, according to authorities.
Mitchell’s family said they believed he starved to death after refusing meals and medication at the jail, where he was being held on misdemeanour charges of petty larceny and trespassing. A clerk at Portsmouth district court said Mitchell was accused of stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven.
NSA phone data collection 'not illegal', US court rules
A US appeals court has overturned a ruling that deemed the National Security Agency's (NSA) bulk collection of phone records to be illegal. District of Columbia judges said the plaintiffs had failed to prove they had been targeted for NSA surveillance.
Judges in a separate case in New York in May ruled the programme illegal. It is not clear what the latest ruling means, as Congress has since passed legislation phasing out the NSA's bulk collection of Americans' records.
Prosecutors won't seek retrial for officer in Charlotte shooting death
(CNN)Prosecutors in North Carolina will not seek a retrial in the case of a police officer who was charged in the shooting death of an unarmed man, according to a letter from the state attorney general's office.
Officer Randall Kerrick of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department was
charged with voluntary manslaughter after he shot and killed Jonathan Ferrell,
a college student and football player, in 2013.
A judge declared a mistrial in Kerrick's case last week after the jury could not reach a verdict. Prosecutors made their decision after speaking with
jurors from the original trial.
ABC News has obtained State Department e-mails that shed light on Bill Clinton’s lucrative speaking engagements and show he and the Clinton Foundation tried to get approval for invitations related to two of the most repressive countries in the world -- North Korea and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
While Hillary Clinton served as Secretary of State, Bill Clinton earned speaking fees around the globe totaling more than $48 million -- speeches that had to be vetted by the State Department to ensure there were no conflicts of interest with his wife's work as America's top diplomat. These newly revealed emails show speech requests that the State Department refused to approve.
The emails -- which have come to light because of a public records request by the conservative group Citizens United, which sued the State Department to get the documents -- show just how far Bill Clinton was willing to go to earn those lucrative fees -- seeking approval for appearances with ties to two of the most brutal countries in the world.
Austrian officials: 71 migrants likely suffocated in truck
VIENNA (AP) — Police arrested several people believed to be part of a human smuggling operation in connection with the deaths of 71 migrants who likely suffocated in a refrigerated truck found abandoned on Austria's main highway, law enforcement officials said Friday.
Austrian police said three people had been arrested while their Hungarian counterparts said four were in detention. There was no immediate explanation for the discrepancy.
200 feared dead in latest migrant disaster off Libya's coast
ZUWARA, Libya (AP) — Libyan authorities were collecting the bodies of migrants who drowned off the western coastal city of Zuwara, with some 200 feared dead on Friday in the latest disaster involving desperate people trying to reach Europe across the Mediterranean.
An Associated Press photographer at the scene saw workers removing bodies from the water, and pulling a flooded boat into the harbor that contained several drowned victims floating face down.
At least one victim, a man, was wearing a life vest. They were put into body bags and lined up on the waterfront.
Hussein Asheini, the head of Libya's Red Crescent in Zuwara, said at least 105 people were killed, some while trapped inside the boat after it capsized.
Fishermen and the coast guard found the waterlogged vessel at sea and towed it back to Zuwara, where they had to break the ship's deck to reach people trapped inside.
"The boat sank out at sea, and a coast guard team is still diving in and checking inside to see if there's anyone else," he said. There were conflicting casualty figures and the Red Crescent was still counting the bodies and the survivors, he added.
Michigan Man Allegedly Robbed Bank to Pay for Daughter’s Chemo
A Michigan man who robbed a local credit union reportedly did so in a desperate attempt to help pay for his daughter’s chemotherapy, according to authorities, ABC News reports. Brian Randolph, 23, is accused of entering the Vibe Credit Union in South Lyon earlier this month, and passing a note demanding money.
The note said that he had a gun hidden in his clothes,
but Randolph reportedly never showed a firearm and, according to the authorities, did not
actually have a gun with him.
The young father has
been charged with
His bond was set at $500,000.
According to ABC News, Randolph’s troubles began when his insurance company reportedly stopped paying for his daughter’s chemotherapy treatment.
Brialynn, who is one, has retinoblastoma, a cancer that forms in the eye, and needs treatment,
that costs thousands of dollars, every four weeks, the site notes.
Randolph told the authorities
that it was a last-ditch
attempt to get money for Brialynn’s upcoming session.
Tianjin officials suspected of negligence over port explosion
China has accused 11 government and port officials of negligence over the massive explosions that killed 139 people in Tianjin earlier this month. It remains unclear whether they have been taken into custody.
However 12 company executives have now been formally detained, mostly from Ruihai International Logistics, which owned the warehouse that blew up.
The 12 August chemical explosions sent a huge fireball in to the sky and destroyed hundreds of homes.
At least 34 people are still missing since the blast, more than 500 are still in hospital and thousands have been unable to return home.
The explosions sparked concerns about the storage of dangerous chemicals and planning regulations.
At least three residential complexes were found to have been built within a 1km-radius of the warehouse, which flouted Chinese law.
The 11 officials include the head of Tianjin's transportation commission Wu Dai, and Zheng Qingyue, the boss of Tianjin's port operator, a statement released through the Xinhua state news agency said.
Derrick Rose Reportedly Sued, Accused of Raping Ex-Girlfriend
Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose “is being sued by a woman who claims the NBA superstar and two of his friends drugged and gang raped her,” according to TMZ (warning: report contains graphic sexual content).
A spokesperson for Rose denied the allegations, calling the lawsuit “outrageous.”
She alleged Rose and two friends slipped a drug into her drink at Rose’s Beverly Hills home.
TMZ reported “the plaintiff says she escaped the house with a friend, but later that night, Rose and his friends broke into her apartment and gang raped her while she was incapacitated.
She said she remembers only ‘flashes’ of the incident, but can remember the defendants forcibly raping her.”
Ex-prep school student accused of rape says he lied about having sex
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN)Speaking in a calm and assured tone, the graduate of a prestigious New England prep school on trial for rape testified Wednesday that he put on a condom but didn't have sex with a female fellow student because it "didn't feel like the right move."
With his accuser watching in the courtroom, 19-year-old Owen Labrie described the encounter last year with the now-16-year-old girl as consensual. Labrie said that the two sneaked into an attic room in a St. Paul's School academic building a few days before graduation and together spread a flannel blanket Labrie brought with him.
Sweatshirts, shirts and later pants were removed, he testified, but all of their underwear stayed on.
When a defense attorney asked about their demeanor, Labrie testified they were both giggling and smiling and that the girl held him in an affectionate way."I thought she was having a great time," he said.
Ex-NFLer: I attempted suicide multiple times
Retired NFL offensive lineman Jonathan Martin was the target of a bullying scandal during his time with the Miami Dolphins, but that wasn't the first time he'd felt like an outcast in the environment that surrounded him.
Your job leads you to attempt to kill yourself on multiple occasions. Your self-perceived social inadequacy dominates your every waking moment & thought. You're petrified of going to work. You sleep 12, 14, 16, hours a day when you can, or not at all. You drink too much, smoke weed constantly, have trouble focusing on doing your job, playing the sport that you grew up obsessed with.
Although Martin did succeed and was eventually driven to play football at the highest level, it evidently came at a deep personal cost.
After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’
He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:
“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”
“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them."
Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'"
Second minority woman describes bad experience on Napa Valley Wine Train
Norma Ruiz of San Leandro, Calif., was celebrating her 28th birthday in the train's lounge car with 10 friends in April, when a fellow passenger aggressively approached the party and said they were "annoying" other guests.
The group moved to the dining car, and even though they kept their voices low, a staff member threatened to boot them off the train.
Ruiz complained about the incident on Yelp, posting a two-star review with a lengthy account on April 20.
"I felt so ridiculed when the manager approached me about keeping our noise down when in fact our noise level was no longer an issue," Ruiz wrote.
After this experience I sincerely have no desire to come back."
"I really advise you if you will be celebrating a special occasion with a group larger than 4 PLEASE really consider taking your business elsewhere because you will not be welcomed."
Ruiz's friends were Latino UC-Berkeley graduates and she told Slate that she's now realizing race played a role in how staff treated her group.
Napa Valley Wine Train Apologizes for Booting Black Women's Book Club: 'We Were 100 Percent In the Wrong'
The Napa Valley Wine Train CEO has apologized to the members of a predominantly black women's book club whose alleged behavior got them booted from a California tour this weekend, according to a company news release.
The incident sparked outrage on social media after one of the 11 members of Sistahs on the Reading Edge, Lisa Renee Johnson, live-posted their removal Saturday on Facebook, using the hashtag #laughingwhileblack.
After customers complained the women were too noisy, a manager on the train "paraded" the women through six cars before forcing them to get off at the St. Helena station, where they were met by police from the St. Helena police department, according to Johnson.
"At no time were we loud with them," fellow club member Debbie Reynolds told ABC San Francisco station KGO-TV. "We were direct, and we asked questions, but at no time were we loud with them or inappropriate with them."
Migrants crisis: Merkel vows 'no tolerance' of migrant hatred
Far-right protesters booed and shouted "traitor" as she arrived at the newly-opened centre in Heidenau near Dresden.
Germany has seen a sharp rise in attacks on asylum centres, as it deals with record numbers of arrivals.
Earlier, police in Hungary fired tear gas at migrants at a reception camp. They tried to disperse crowds amid unrest at the centre in Roszke, on the Serbian border.
Hungary has said it is considering the use of troops to secure the border. 'Shameful'
'Dust lady' of 9/11 Marcy Borders dies of cancer at 42
Marcy Borders became known as the "dust lady" after a photo showed her covered in dust as she escaped the World Trade Center during the attacks.
Ms Borders, a mother of two, died on Monday, her family said on Facebook. She blamed her cancer on inhaling dust during the attack and suffered from alcoholism and anxiety in later years.
"I can't believe my sister is gone," her brother Michael Borders wrote on Facebook.
Her cousin John Borders called her a "hero" and said she had "succumbed to the diseases that [had] ridden her body since 9/11".
"In addition to losing so many friends, co-workers and colleagues on and after that tragic day ... the pains from yesteryear have found a way to resurface," he added.
Univision's Jorge Ramos: It's my 'right' to challenge Trump on immigration
The Univision anchorman's testy Q&A with Trump has the political and media worlds buzzing.
Perhaps both men benefited -- Ramos by getting to challenge Trump in front of millions of viewers, Trump by getting to appear gracious by letting the reporter back in, then tough by responding to the rapid-fire questions.
Some Trump supporters and conservative commentators say the candidate should have left Ramos outside, since the journalist stood up and starting asking questions without being called on.
Trump said on Wednesday's "Today" show that Ramos "was totally out of line last night" and was "ranting and raving like a madman."
Second minority woman describes bad experience on Napa Valley Wine Train : NAPPA VALLEY'S BILL COSBY SYNDRONE....
It begins with "1" group telling story's of the flawed treatment by those who represent or visit Napa Valley Wine Train, and then the snowball begins to roll down hill, and the flood gates open. Is this a "racial" issue or is a "class" issue?
Republicans hate/love Donald Trump;
Democrats hate/love Donald Trump
AT&T Stabbed every one of its customers
in the back
When those in the seats of power are mal-behaved, removal is required to ensure systemic stability
I Asked the Same Question, and I got the same response none.....
John Kerry reopens embassy in Cuba, but tensions remain 8/14
A welcomed change and a very good
strategic move by the Obama Admin
The American Race Reality.... Meet the Republican and Democratic Parties
Muslim Nations.... A Quagmire of Corruption & Deceit
The Middle East has more than 2 thousand years of in fighting, power struggles between clans, and a caste system that to this day,
Woman are 2nd class citizens, families have no rights to rise, and those who have enjoyed the fruits of power for generations....
continue to expect no change.
Yet... as the Islamic State destroy land, property and vast historic marvels, no one in the Muslim leadership have done a thing to prevent this huge disaster that is taking place.
It isn't the responsibility of western nations to save Muslim Nations because Muslim people can only be saved by Muslim people.
It's time for the poor among Muslims to band together and fight for their rights and to fight for their lands.
When Stock Market Dive and your 401k Does Too
The Stock Market and its yo yo ways ought not affect the money in your 401k and if it does..., you have the wrong 401k.
Playing Black Jack with your hard earned life savings isn't the purpose of creating and depositing into a 401k retirement plan and we continue to see how those hedge funds that manage your company's 401k retirement plan use your savings to play the stock market and when the hedge fund win... you don't... but
when that hedge fund that manages your company's money looses in a big way, they take your saving down with them.
Change That Immediately.
Iran unveils Big Ass Weapon & Israel Audio released.... Coincidence?
no WAR has a winner,
and the perception that any type of conflict will ever end well,
has also been squashed.....
we continue to see leaders in every corner of the world,
willing to create war and conflict, who themselves, are never the ones on the front line.
We see Syrians dying in the 4 year conflict,
We see Afghanistan & Pakistanis dying on the front lines,
We see now, Saudi Arabians and Iraqis dying on the front lines,
but we don't see anyone who chose not to agree to any negotiations,
ON THE FRONT LINES.
We see Israeli's 44 years of flawed leadership inept at agreeing to any deal with the Palestinians, yet, every 18 months, there is some type of conflict costing innocent lives to be lost and the destruction of valuable property.
WHEN WE LEARN?
No one ever wins and it's always the poor who suffers while the leaders hide behind the walls of protection.
CNN Propaganda Machine Divides for ratings
" Propaganda: deceptive or distorted information that is systematically spread "
In the year of our lord, 2008, America was in a financial collapse created by the Republican President Bush, who in 2008, had this nation involved in a illegal war based on flawed and subsequently proven wrong facts based on the reasons that America Attacked Iraq.
When Bush left the white house, America had just gave $Billions to Banks in order so save the American Currency, subsequently bailed out the Auto Industry and was in a tale spin regarding jobs with an unemployment rate of 9% plus, not to mention "$Trillions" in debt for a war that was costing $90 Billion Monthly.
America is at 5% unemployment, and financially stable, and not involved in "any war" that is the responsibility of America, yet,
if you listen to CNN, you will get the impression that
President Obama has America on the cusp of the 2008 existence, when in 2008, CNN wasn't speaking of the complete collapse that America was truly in.
CNN's Propaganda Machine is in full effect,
so make sure that you understand where we are before you believe anything CNN peddles.
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