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Federal court overturns former Blackwater guard's murder conviction Federal court overturns former Blackwater guard's murder conviction
- August 05, 2017

The appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, also found that the mandatory 30-year sentences for the other three guards violated the Eighth Amendment's ban on cruel and unusual punishment . Heard, Liberty, Slatten and Slough worked as security guards for Blackwater, a private security firm under contract with the State Department, in Iraq . (more...)
Irish prime minster: 'I do not want an economic border' Irish prime minster: 'I do not want an economic border'
- August 05, 2017

The face-to-face comes days after a row over the Irish-UK border between the DUP and Mr Varadkar after he insisted there was no proposal that the Irish Sea should become the new frontier with the UK after withdrawal from the European Union . (more...)
Rahul Gandhi attack: Amarinder, Surjewala say highly Rahul Gandhi attack: Amarinder, Surjewala say highly
- August 05, 2017

Some of the people gathered at the spot also raised slogans hailing Prime Minister Narendra Modi . Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi's convoy was attacked by alleged BJP activists here on Friday. Rahul Gandhi said that the state government has failed to provide relief to the affected people. Window panes of the auto were broken in the attack, but Rahul Gandhi escaped unhurt as he was sitting in the front seat. (more...)
Motorcyclists accompany a student being bullied at school Motorcyclists accompany a student being bullied at school
- August 05, 2017

He's been working to raise awareness about bullying and teen suicide, so he made a decision to organize a special ride for Phil on his first day of middle school. He added that Phil was delighted to have such support for his entry in the new secondary school. "Standing up against bullying - we need more of that", Vince said to the Journal Gazette. (more...)
U.S. travel ban on North Korea to begin September 1 U.S. travel ban on North Korea to begin September 1
- August 05, 2017

Tillerson pressed the idea that the USA would like "to sit and have a dialogue about the future that will give them the future they seek and the future economic prosperity for North Korea but that will then promote economic prosperity throughout northeast Asia", without mentioning the US's goals in the dialogue. (more...)
DOJ reportedly going after affirmative action programs DOJ reportedly going after affirmative action programs
- August 05, 2017

Affirmative action in the U.S. has roots as far back as the 1940s-and court cases have regularly been raised against it ever since. The report doesn't spell out that the new initiative would specifically look at how affirmative action has harmed and disadvantaged white students, but affirmative action by design helps non-white students seen to be at a societal disadvantage. (more...)
Secret Service moves to NYC trailer after dispute at Trump Tower Secret Service moves to NYC trailer after dispute at Trump Tower
- August 05, 2017

President Donald Trump has not visited his office or residence in Trump Tower since taking office. In total, the Secret Service spends more than $750 million of its $1.8 billion budget on protective operations. Experts have raised concerns about the command post , which is usually located on the same floor the president is sleeping on, being so far away from the residence. (more...)
Partly sunny, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST Partly sunny, chance of showers and thunderstorms — TODAY'S FORECAST
- August 05, 2017

Friday: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly after noon. Monday: Rain likely, some could be heavy. Northwest wind 6 to 14 miles per hour, with gusts as high as 23 miles per hour. The low will be around 66 with an east southeast wind of 8 miles per hour. Mostly sunny Sunday , with more showers possible Monday . Southeast wind around 6 miles per hour. (more...)
Rapper LL Cool J honored by the Kennedy Center in Washington Rapper LL Cool J honored by the Kennedy Center in Washington
- August 05, 2017

The New York Times is reporting that the 95-year-old Lear has made a decision to boycott the award. That in and of itself will be an interesting moment, as Lear and Estefan have been particularly outspoken against Trump and his policies. (more...)
Uber found renting faulty cars to Singapore drivers Uber found renting faulty cars to Singapore drivers
- August 05, 2017

Honda recalled its Vezel SUV past year because it could catch fire - but Uber continued to lease the cars to drivers in Singapore . Uber Singapore bought more than 1,000 units of Honda Vezel SUVs which were rented out to their drivers since April 2016. (more...)
Indian Health Minister on IGIMS marriage declaration form: 'virgin means unmarried girl' Indian Health Minister on IGIMS marriage declaration form: 'virgin means unmarried girl'
- August 04, 2017

The Indira Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences (IGIMS) in Patna deleted the word "virgin" from its marital declaration form on Thursday, a day after the issue was reported and led to controversy. "And in all the medical institutions in the country since 1983, the staff and the doctors who work there, they have been giving out their declarations on such forms only", he said. (more...)
Israeli Police Suspect Bribery, Fraud in Cases Related to Netanyahu Israeli Police Suspect Bribery, Fraud in Cases Related to Netanyahu
- August 04, 2017

Police have been questioning Netanyahu for months over the cases but have released few details. Right after the story broke, Israeli police put a gag order on all news regarding the premier's affiliation with ongoing corruption cases, Daily Sabah reports . (more...)
Russian reporter punched in jaw during live newscast Russian reporter punched in jaw during live newscast
- August 04, 2017

The unnamed attacker was seen stumbling towards Russian TV reporter Nikita Razvozhaev as he reported from Gorky Park in the Russian capital of Moscow. The assailant was quickly caught and detained by police; it also appears that the reporter did not suffer from any injuries during the altercation. (more...)
Millions of Dollars in Seized Illegal Ivory Crushed in NY Millions of Dollars in Seized Illegal Ivory Crushed in NY
- August 04, 2017

New York State passed a law in 2014 to prevent the trade of illegal ivory articles by strengthening criminal and civil penalties for buyers and sellers whose actions are endangering elephant populations worldwide. "Doing so helps reduce speculation (the existence of stockpiles drives up speculation) and clearly signals to poachers and traffickers that the US will not reopen its ivory market, thereby reducing their incentive to kill elephants", the group said. (more...)
Curious great white shark nibbles on GoPro Curious great white shark nibbles on GoPro
- August 04, 2017

MA researchers taking underwater video of a great white shark captured the moment the ocean predator chomped down on a GoPro camera. During a recent excursion off Cape Cod , the Atlantic White Shark Conservancy team came across a female specimen that seemed to have escaped their tagging efforts. (more...)
USA bans travel to North Korea from September 1
- August 04, 2017

Security Council resolutions, are necessary to counter US aggression. North Korea has hundreds of artillery units and missiles aimed across its southern border at South Korea - an ally who the US conducts military exercises with - making the already sensitive issue even more complex. (more...)
Phone transcript reveals Trump pressured Mexican leader on border wall payment Phone transcript reveals Trump pressured Mexican leader on border wall payment
- August 04, 2017

In their conversation, Pena Nieto - who gave Trump a PR boost during the campaign by meeting him one-on-one - was unequivocal about his opposition to paying for the wall. Which sounds pretty tough, until you realize Trump still went through with it. We have our San Bernardino's, we have had the World Trade Center come down because of people that should not have been in our country, and now we are supposed to take 2,000. (more...)
Maharashtra govt sacks controversial IAS officer Radhyesham Mopalwar Maharashtra govt sacks controversial IAS officer Radhyesham Mopalwar
- August 04, 2017

The Congress-NCP opposition demanded action against the bureaucrat after the audio clips, in which he is purportedly heard fixing a deal concerning a piece of land in suburban Borivali, surfaced. "This is a very serious issue and the government should not protect the officer", Mr Pawar said. When these call recordings are sent to a forensic laboratory, it will be clear that the person is indeed Mr. (more...)
Italy enforces NGO boat crackdown as migrant flux slows Italy enforces NGO boat crackdown as migrant flux slows
- August 04, 2017

A few months ago, prosecutors in Trapani and in Catania, another Sicilian city, said they suspected some non-governmental organizations which rescue migrants , were also essentially aiding traffickers. The assistance from Rome is expected to take the form of two ships for logistics and patrol, as well as mechanics to maintain equipment. Rome has begun imposing a controversial code of conduct for NGOs operating in the Mediterranean which is created to reduce the number of asylum seekers ... (more...)
Russia, Syria opposition agree on 3rd Syria Safe Zone Russia, Syria opposition agree on 3rd Syria Safe Zone
- August 04, 2017

Russian Federation announces a de-escalation zone north of the Syrian city of Homs. "On July 31, a new round of talks between representatives of the Russian Defense Ministry and the moderate Syrian opposition was held in Cairo", he said. "Agreements on the functioning of the third de-escalation zone in Syria, north of Homs, were reached at the meeting". Syria has remained locked in a vicious civil war since early 2011, when the Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests with ... (more...)