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‘Fat Leonard’ scandal swells; three more Navy figures charged
were arrested on federal charges of feeding inside information to a Singapore-based defense contractor for sex, vacations and other favors.
All three defendants are accused of acting as paid moles for the contractor, Glenn Defense Marine Asia, by leaking
intelligence about criminal investigations into the company or other information to give the firm an unfair advantage over competitors.
The new cases bring the number of people charged in the mushrooming scandal to 14. Prosecutors have said that as many as 200 people are under investigation.
According to Navy officials, about 30 admirals are under scrutiny for possible criminal or ethical violations.
Lt. Cmdr. Gentry DeBord, a supply and logistics officer, was charged in federal court in San Diego with conspiracy to commit bribery. An affidavit filed by federal investigators describes him as a sex-starved officer who routinely beseeched Glenn Defense executives to arrange prostitutes for him during port visits in Asia.
Judge Handcuffs Defense Attorney In Court To Teach Her 'A Lesson' For Speaking Out
But legal experts say it's the judge who may actually need a lesson in decorum.
On Monday, an irritated Justice of the Peace Conrad Hafen told Clark County Deputy Public Defender Zohra Bakhtary to "be quiet"
as she tried to defend her client and keep him from serving a six-month jail sentence for violating probation, the Las Vegas Review-Journal first reported.
As Bakhtary continued speak out in defense of her client, Hafen exploded and ordered a marshal to place Bakhtary in handcuffs and seat her in the jury box next to inmates.
Hafen told the Review-Journal that it's not "proper decorum" to talk over or interrupt in court. But Bakhtary told The Huffington Post that it was Hafen who first interrupted her while she was in the middle of defending her client. Here's the court transcript from the incident:
'Nowhere close to a fair trial': pressure builds to aid Americans detained in UAE
Barack Obama’s former White House counsel, human rights groups and families have made a final push to pressure the US and Canada over three men who have been detained in the United Arab Emirates for nearly two years.
The three men, two American Libyans and one Canadian Libyan, face a verdict on Monday in their trial before the UAE’s highest court.
In March, prosecutors suddenly dropped charges that the men supported terrorist groups, but charges remain that they provided supplies to groups in a foreign country and collected donations without permission.
Before that, the men were held in prisons for 505 days without charges, and family members have alleged torture including beatings, electric shocks and sleep deprivation.
Tropical Storm Bonnie nears SC coast
(CNN) — An Atlantic storm was upgraded Saturday afternoon to Tropical Storm Bonnie and was beginning to pelt some South Carolina coastal areas with heavy rain. The National Hurricane Center earlier issued a tropical storm warning for the state's coastline. Maximum sustained winds increased to nearly 40 miles per hour. "Some additional strengthening is possible tonight as Bonnie moves over the warm waters of the Gulf Stream.
NBA player Bryce Dejean-Jones fatally shot
(CNN) — New Orleans Pelicans player Bryce Dejean-Jones was fatally shot in Dallas early Saturday, Dallas police spokesman DeMarquis Black said. A Dallas resident told police he heard someone enter his apartment by kicking open the front door, Black said in a statement. The resident said "he called out to the individual, but was not answered," and when the resident's bedroom door was kicked open, the resident fired his gun, police said Dejean-Jones was struck and collapsed in the breezeway. He was transported to a local hospital where he died from his injuries, Black said. It's not known if any charges have been filed.
Dejean-Jones, 23, was a rookie guard with the Pelicans this past season, having played in college for Iowa State, the University of Nevada at Las Vegas and the University of Southern California.
After Hiroshima Bombing, Survivors Sorted Through The Horror
The magazine turned over its entire issue to his report in August of 1946; it's considered a classic.
John Hersey didn't try to second-guess the American decision to drop the atom bomb, a year after it ended the deadliest war in history.
Simply and plainly, he described the stories of six people who survived in a city where so many thousands died:
"Early in the evening of the day the bomb exploded, a Japanese naval launch moved slowly up and down the seven rivers of Hiroshima,"
John Hersey wrote, "alongside the crowded sandspits on which hundreds of wounded lay..."
Mr. Tanimoto found about twenty men and women on the sandspit. He drove the boat onto the bank and urged them to get aboard. They did not move and he realized that they were too weak to lift themselves.
He reached down and took a woman by the hands, but her skin slipped off in huge, glove-like pieces.
He was so sickened by this that he had to sit down for a moment.
Then he got out into the water and, though a small man, lifted several of the men and women, who were naked, into his boat. Their backs and breasts were clammy, and he remembered uneasily what the great burns he had seen during the day had been like: yellow at first, then red and swollen, with the skin sloughed off, and finally, in the evening, suppurated and smelly.
Brazil 'mass rape' video: President calls crisis talks
He vowed to form a federal police unit to deal with violence against women.
The girl, 16, believes she was doped after going to her boyfriend's house last Saturday and says she woke up in a different house, surrounded by 30 men.
Hundreds of protesters on Friday demanded an end to sexual violence.
The video of the attack was put on social media, shocking Brazil.
Police are hunting more than 30 male suspects. Arrest warrants have been issued, including one for the boyfriend.
"I condemn most forcefully the rape of the teenager in Rio de Janeiro," Mr Temer said. "It is absurd that in the 21st Century we should have to live with barbaric crimes such as this."
He said the authorities were working "to find those responsible" for the attack.
Bernie Sanders calls for ouster of two convention co-chairs
The campaign announced Saturday it wants to remove Connecticut Gov.
Dannel Malloy as a co-chairman of the Platform Committee and former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank as head of the Rules Committee.
Frank has sharply criticized Sanders’ positions on breaking up big banks and Malloy has criticized Sanders on guns.
The campaign’s Friday letter to Democratic National Committee rules officials marks the latest turn in Sanders’ feud with party officials.
Australia immigration: Rival Melbourne rallies spark clashes
clashed with protesters against immigration, with hundreds of police trying to keep them apart. Several people were arrested for rioting and assaulting police.
Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull said Australia's multicultural society was still "a work in progress".
Victoria state police condemned the behaviour of groups of demonstrators during the rallies in the suburb of Coburg.
"There was riotous behaviour and it was appalling," Commander Sharon Cowden told reporters, adding there were only minor injuries.
Racism, immigration and the the fear of Islamist extremism have become important issues in the run-up to
parliamentary elections, to be held in July.
The anti-immigration protesters carried banners saying "No refugees, our home, our future",
according to the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC).
Pakistani men can beat wives 'lightly,' Islamic council says
In the 75-page proposal, Mohammad Khan Sheerani suggests a light beating is acceptable should the need arise to punish a woman.
The proposal bans forceful beating, saying only a small stick is necessary to instill fear. The Council of Islamic Ideology is a powerful constitutional body that advises the Pakistani legislature whether laws are in line with the teachings of Islam. Its proposed bill is seen as a response to the rejected Punjab Women Protection bill for abused women.
The council shunned it as "un-Islamic" and wrote its own bill, which includes the recommendation for the light beating.
"A husband should be allowed to lightly beat his wife if she defies his commands and refuses to dress up as per his desires; turns down demand of intercourse without any religious excuse or does not take bath after intercourse or menstrual periods," Pakistan's Express-Tribune newspaper cited the proposal as saying.
Donald Trump rally sparks clashes in San Diego
Supporters and opponents of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump have clashed in the city of San Diego in California. Police declared a gathering outside the city's convention centre unlawful and made 35 arrests, as stones and water bottles were thrown.
Mr Trump was in the city near the Mexican border to hold a rally ahead of the 7 June California primary.
He has pledged to build a border wall to keep out illegal immigrants. 'Fantastic job' The skirmishes flared as the convention centre emptied following Mr Trump's rally, and supporters and opponents met in the streets, jeering and heckling each other
San Diego's population is about one-third Latino and hundreds of thousands of people cross the border with Mexico legally each day.
One San Diego protester, Martha McPhail, told the local City News Service:
"I am opposed to the hateful, bigoted,
racist language of Donald Trump and his arrogance and intolerance.
Doctors: Postpone or move Olympics due to Zika
The summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro should be postponed or moved "in the name of public health" due to the widening Zika outbreak in Brazil, more than 100 prominent doctors and professors said Friday in an open letter to the World Health Organization.
Ex-'Glee' star Mark Salling indicted on charges of possessing child porn
Former Glee star Mark Salling was charged Friday in a federal indictment with receiving and possessing child pornography on his laptop computer and a flash memory drive, the Justice Department in Los Angeles announced. Salling, 33, best known as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on Glee, was named in a two-count indictment by a federal grand jury, charged with using the Internet on Dec. 29, 2015, to receive a still image and a video depicting child pornography and involving young girls. The second count in the indictment charges Salling with possessing two videos, also involving young girls and depicting child pornography, on December 29, 2015. Salling was arrested at the end of December after the LAPD's Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force served a search
Automakers recall 12 million vehicles over Takata air bags
Eight automakers are recalling more than 12 million vehicles in the U.S. to replace potentially dangerous Takata air bag inflators. Documents detailing recalls by Honda, Fiat Chrysler, Toyota, Mazda, Nissan, Subaru, Ferrari and Mitsubishi were posted Friday by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
They're part of a massive expansion of Takata air bag recalls announced earlier this month.
Seventeen automakers are adding 35 million-to-40 million inflators to what already was the largest auto recall in U.S. history. In addition, the Japanese transport ministry on Friday announced 7 million additional recalls related to the Takata inflators. Those recalls cover all front air bags that do not have a chemical drying agent
Faster Than a Speeding Bullet: A First Look at America's Supergun
DAHLGREN, Va.—A warning siren bellowed through the concrete bunker of a top-secret Naval facility where U.S. military engineers prepared to demonstrate a weapon for which there is little defense. Officials huddled at a video screen for a first look at a deadly new supergun that can fire a 25-pound projectile through seven steel plates and leave a 5-inch hole. The weapon is called a railgun and requires neither gunpowder nor explosive. It is powered by electromagnetic rails that accelerate a hardened projectile to staggering velocity—a battlefield meteorite with the power to one day transform military strategy, say supporters, and keep the U.S. ahead of advancing Russian and Chinese weaponry. In conventional guns, a bullet loses velocity from the moment the gunpowder ignites and sends it flying. The railgun projectile instead gains speed as it travels the length of a 32-foot barrel, exiting the muzzle at 4,500 miles an hour, or more than a mile a second.
Syria war: Turkey anger over US commando photos
during joint operations against so-called Islamic State (IS).
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called the US "two-faced" and said the practice was
The images appear to show a US special forces soldier wearing the patch of the YPG, a Kurdish militia group.
On Friday the US ordered its personnel to remove the patches.
A US spokesman in Baghdad, Col Steve Warren,
said the wearing of the patches was unauthorised,
and admitted there were political sensitivities
on this occasion
which made the practice inappropriate.
'Racist' Chinese advert appals viewers
A Chinese advert for laundry detergent has been winning attention for all the wrong reasons, with at least one commentator describing it as "jaw-droppingly racist." The commercial, for the Qiaobi detergent brand, begins with a woman loading her washing machine. A black man in paint-splattered clothes appears, who then wolf-whistles and winks at the woman. She beckons him over, then pushes him into the machine - and he emerges, to the woman's delight, as a Chinese man in clean clothes. The video achieved viral notoriety after it was shared on Facebook by American expat Christopher Powell, a musician with the Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, who said, simply: "I'm appalled."
Two of three suspects in a Marin County trail attack that killed one high school student dead and left another in critical condition were arrested Thursday afternoon in police raids on residences in Novato, officials said.
Arrest made in fatal shooting of N.Y. governor's aide
A 24-year-old New York man has been arrested and charged with the killing of Carey Gabay, an aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo who was caught in apparent crossfire during a gang shootout last year in Brooklyn, according to local media reports..
Crash of the Clean White Night Reputation
Which is worse?
Admitted Adultery or
1 Week of News about Police Officers indicates?
3 Mayor Candidates
3 Different Perspectives
Decades of Sexual Assaults will be revealed
50 Years of fame, and fortune, is at stake, and if these allegations are judge by a jury, of being valid, we will have witnessed a human being stripped of all dignity, and conscious value, to the extent that one would have to wonder if we were all duped because Bill Cosby, who is so good at hiding his psychological flaws, and acts of deception, that we praised him for
50 plus years.
So many have accused Cosby of the same thing, that one has to wonder how all of these woman can all be lying?
Time and will tell.
Republican led states imposing their values on "ALL"
During the Republican Debate, going back to January, you heard one common comment by republican presidential candidates over and over again....
" Let the States
Well guess what...,
this action is what those purposed, and planned comments meant.
Since a republican can no longer win the office of Presidency, they have chosen to take charge of states, and their efforts are producing laws that have angered locals, and pissed off many people all around this nation.
There ain't but one way to address these types of laws, and those who promote them....,
remove them from office.
Those who dictate to others, are those with the insecurities, and people of the weakest character.
South American Spring is taking place
Venezuela & Brazil
that is currently affecting the entire world, with millions of refugees stranded in nations...
that they would have never considered living in just, 7 years ago.
Brazil's "Dilma Rousseff" has been removed from office 2 weeks ago, after a vote by Brazil's "house", impeached her, based on allegations that she manipulated the nation's true financial status, in order to be re-elected 2 years ago.
2 Years ago Venezuela's Maduro was hailed as a new change, but today..., Maduro has declared a national emergency because of the degree of protests against his leadership.
So... What the hell is going on in these two normally stable nations?
Take a look at this picture, and I believe that this picture speaks a thousand words.
Citizens around the world are seeing for themselves, all the flaws of those who sit in the seats of power in each individual nation, primarily because there are 10 times more resources that provide information, because 20 years ago..., the big media owners chose which stories to display, which often times, were stories that kept the powerful protected, by not displaying the true nature of the behind the closed doors deals.
Keep your socks on, this is only the beginning.
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