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Donald Trump's police brutality comments 'making a joke' - White House
- August 01, 2017

The Washington Post reported that the president personally dictated the statement as he flew home on Air Force One from the G-20 Summit in Germany last month. Perry Tarrant, assistant chief of the Seattle Police Department and current president of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives, said he believes "off-the-cuff" comments like Trump's can detract from local police officers' efforts to build trust in their communities. (more...)
20% of Remainers want economic crash 'to teach Leave voters a lesson' 20% of Remainers want economic crash 'to teach Leave voters a lesson'
- August 01, 2017

Citigroup, Bank of America and Morgan Stanley as well as Britain's Barclays have all indicated in the last month they are finalizing plans to set up subsidiaries within the EU. The level of discord is such that one opposition politician spoke of "civil war" within the government over Brexit and some of the bloc's most powerful politicians have even raised the prospect of Britain scrapping Brexit . (more...)
Sen. Booker to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide Sen. Booker to Introduce Bill to Legalize Marijuana Nationwide
- August 01, 2017

The Democratic senator, and former mayor of Newark, discussed his plans for the Marijuana Justice Act on Facebook Live Tuesday. "For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders - especially for marijuana-related offenses - at an incredible cost of lost human potential, torn apart families and communities, and taxpayer dollars", Booker said in the Facebook post . (more...)
1 for school spirit, per Princeton Review 1 for school spirit, per Princeton Review
- August 01, 2017

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges from 1 to 382 in any category. This year marks the 20th consecutive year the Mormon school has made it to the Stone-Cold Sober ranking, which is based on survey answers that show a campus with high daily study hours outside class, low use of alcohol and drugs as well as a relative distaste for Greek life. (more...)
Arab States Say Cannot Cut List of Demands on Qatar Arab States Say Cannot Cut List of Demands on Qatar
- August 01, 2017

According to Al Jazeera , the NHRC said it had filed a complaint with the United Nations special rapporteur over the restrictions, which it said were in "stark violation of global laws and agreements that guarantee the right to worship". The foreign ministers of Bahrain , Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates met in the Bahraini capital, Manama, to discuss the crisis that has raised tensions across the region. (more...)
Ayesha Gulalai suddenly quits PTI Ayesha Gulalai suddenly quits PTI
- August 01, 2017

He said if Gulalai or any other PTI activist received any demeaning messages in the past from any leader why she was silent till a day before. "The messages contained words that can not be tolerated by any respectful individual", said Gulalai. (more...)
Honolulu considers it illegal to cross a street viewing a mobile device Honolulu considers it illegal to cross a street viewing a mobile device
- August 01, 2017

Mayor Kirk Caldwell called the city's new law one he wishes it didn't have to pass, but he said common sense does not always prevail, Hawaii News Now reported. "We're not out there to look for how many citations we can get", Honolulu police Capt. Thomas Taflinger said. "But sometimes we lack common sense", Caldwell said before signing the bill. (more...)
Philippine Mayor, Six Others Killed in Raid Linked to Drugs Philippine Mayor, Six Others Killed in Raid Linked to Drugs
- August 01, 2017

The wake for Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. and his family members who were killed during an anti-drug raid last Sunday is ongoing in a covered court. But human rights groups have warned that the actual death toll could be higher. Twelve people, including a city mayor, have been killed in a shoot-out with police officers during a series of pre-dawn anti-drug raids in the southern Philippines . (more...)
Suspect shot in struggle with police dies Suspect shot in struggle with police dies
- August 01, 2017

Brizzee said, around 6 A.M. the daughter of the suspected man called the authorities, she reported that her father had broken into their apartment, he entered the apartment through a window. His identity will be released after next of kin has been notified, the Merced County Sheriff's Office said. The suspect allegedly grabbed one of the officer's guns and shot the officers. (more...)
Ideology leading to mob violence: Opposition to government in Lok Sabha Ideology leading to mob violence: Opposition to government in Lok Sabha
- August 01, 2017

Citing the Ballabhgarh train lynching incident in which 16-year-old Junaid Khan was fatally stabbed for allegedly carrying beef in a bag, Kharge blamed the government for failing to control such incidents. The government asserted that mob-lynching or anything related to it was "unacceptable" and noted that the Prime Minister has himself condemned this several times while terming the acts as the "worst form of crime". (more...)
Houston County Sheriff's Office involved in chase, shooting Houston County Sheriff's Office involved in chase, shooting
- August 01, 2017

The officers attempted to pull the two men over after they left the gas station near Hokah, Minn. In the dramatic arrest captured on the recording, officers can be heard ordering the suspects to keep their hands up, shouting for them to "get away from the auto and get on the ground". (more...)
Man hid girlfriend's body in freezer and lived with imposter Man hid girlfriend's body in freezer and lived with imposter
- August 01, 2017

Novoa and Layton have been jailed on corpse-abuse charges, according to CBS. Both are in the Mahoning County Justice Center. The landlord's wife became suspicious after seeing the freezer was padlocked, and made a decision to break in. "Basically, Miss Layton moved in with Mr. Novoa and started living her life", Dana Lantz, the prosecutor, said in a telephone interview. "Shannon's friends called her Starr and described her as having a heart of gold, an angel on earth, supportive, outgoing, ... (more...)
Missing MPs leave govt embarrassed in Rajya Sabha; opposition passes amended bill Missing MPs leave govt embarrassed in Rajya Sabha; opposition passes amended bill
- August 01, 2017

Taking serious note of the absence of BJP members in Rajya Sabha on Monday when the government suffered an embarrassment over a Constitution amendment bill, party President Amit Shah on Tuesday warned his MPs against its recurrence and asked them not to skip Parliament during the rest of the monsoon session. (more...)
Yikes - Even Right-Leaning Rasmussen Poll Has Trump Approval Rating Under 40% Yikes - Even Right-Leaning Rasmussen Poll Has Trump Approval Rating Under 40%
- August 01, 2017

Not only is this the first time Trump has fallen so low in this particular poll , but the new rating is a collapse of 20 percent from his high in Rasmussen . The latest figures show 26 percent "strongly approve" of the way Trump is performing and 49 percent who "strongly disapprove". Meanwhile, Gov. Jerry Brown saw strong approval ratings, with 53 percent of Californians saying they support the job he's doing. (more...)
Starbucks to Close All Teavana Stores Starbucks to Close All Teavana Stores
- August 01, 2017

Teavana adds to the list of other mall chains that have announced plans to shut down brick-and-mortar stores because of online competition, including retailers JCPenney and GameStop. The 16,302 cafes in Starbucks' US-dominated Americas region contributed $974.8m in operating income over the quarter, while the 7,183 cafes from the China/Asia Pacific region posted $223.8m. (more...)
Scores killed in shooting and blasts at Herat mosque Scores killed in shooting and blasts at Herat mosque
- August 01, 2017

He said at least 25 others who sustained injuries in the attack were also shifted to the hospital for the treatment. The state broadcaster in neighbouring Iran, IRIB, said at least 30 were killed and 50 injured - and reported seven gunmen were involved. (more...)
High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana High court ruling on juvenile lifers hasn't impacted Indiana
- August 01, 2017

Since the rulings, OR has resentenced one man who had been given life without parole for a killing committed as a youth. ME eliminated parole more than four decades ago, so all life sentences are imposed without the possibility of parole. Davis has argued that he should be eligible for parole after serving 25 years and maintains that the 51-year provision means he has essentially been condemned to serve the rest of his life behind bars. (more...)
3 killed in Russian Federation courthouse shooting 3 killed in Russian Federation courthouse shooting
- August 01, 2017

Three gunmen were killed Tuesday after opening fire at the Moscow Regional Court, Russia's official TASS news agency reported. The members of the GTA Gang, which took its name after a computer game, are charged with the murders of vehicle drivers in the Moscow and neighboring Kaluga regions in 2012 and 2014, Russian media reports. (more...)
Germany raises business concerns over US-Russia sanctions Germany raises business concerns over US-Russia sanctions
- August 01, 2017

But it fears the latest measures could hit companies that are involved in the financing of a controversial new pipeline, Nord Stream 2, that would carry natural gas from Russian Federation to Germany. Germany, which strongly backs the new pipeline, said it was concerned over the sanctions. The bill toughening unilateral U.S. sanctions against Russian Federation risks driving a wedge between the United States and key European allies, Richard Connolly, an associate fellow of the Russian ... (more...)
Iran complains to United Nations over new USA sanctions against Tehran Iran complains to United Nations over new USA sanctions against Tehran
- August 01, 2017

The judiciary chief reiterated that Iran will not bow down to the enemies' pressure and will not follow the trend of global hype in dealing with the United States provocative moves against Tehran . The National Security and Foreign Policy Commission of the Parliament July 28 passed the general outlines of a motion to reciprocate the U.S. sanctions on the country. (more...)
US, Europe-Led Drills Underway in Georgia US, Europe-Led Drills Underway in Georgia
- August 01, 2017

He said the Kremlin decree this week ordering most American diplomats to leave their posts in Moscow will not deter the US commitment to its allies' security. Mr. Pence said on Tuesday that Mr. Putin's actions would not sway the United States, echoing a message he delivered on Monday in Estonia , where he reassured leaders of the three Baltic nations - the others are Lithuania and Latvia - of the American commitment to NATO's collective defense clause, known as Article 5. (more...)
'Campus Carry' Expands To Texas Community Colleges 'Campus Carry' Expands To Texas Community Colleges
- August 01, 2017

Some restrictions to the law do apply. This includes performance halls and child care centers. Licensed students, staff, faculty and visitors will be able to carry their concealed handguns at colleges like Houston Community College. Private colleges were allowed to opt out under the law and almost all did - except for Amberton University, a small, nonprofit school based in Garland, according to the Texas Tribune . (more...)
NCAA deems UCF kicker ineligible after he refused to demonetize YouTube videos NCAA deems UCF kicker ineligible after he refused to demonetize YouTube videos
- August 01, 2017

The university released a statement Monday saying De La Haye did not accept the conditions of a waiver received from the NCAA and has been ruled ineligible to compete. "After hours and hours of fighting, I finally lost that (expletive)", De La Haye said in the video, which has more than 12,000 views. "They wanted me to give up the money that I made, which is insane". (more...)
Airing of intimate Princess Diana tapes sparks outrage Airing of intimate Princess Diana tapes sparks outrage
- August 01, 2017

Channel 4 has defended the tapes, never before broadcast on British TV, describing the material as an "important historical source". He said the tapes show the Princess at "a time when, with good reason, Diana felt herself to be under attack from advisers and friends of her estranged husband, who had chosen as their main weapon the accusation that she was mentally ill", adding: "Classy". (more...)
When Ayushmann Khurrana & Kriti Sanon Gatecrashed An Engagement Party! When Ayushmann Khurrana & Kriti Sanon Gatecrashed An Engagement Party!
- August 01, 2017

In the day and age of social media where we are caught up between swiping left or right, Kriti and Ayushmann's old school romance is refreshing. When the actors entered the ceremony, people were shell shocked by their presence. I would like to do that with my band too". She comments about Kriti Sanon's slim body and used a kind of crude words to describe her body. Meanwhile, Ayushmann, who also shared the song on Twitter, explained what the desi song is actually about: " Pet mein titliya ... (more...)