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El Paso mass shooting widower receives free vehicle after his is wrecked
News ImageVanessa Kondow, who works for a towing company, saidin an Aug. 18 social media postthat Antonio Bascos vehicle was stolen and wrecked Aug. 17.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 19:08:31 -0400
Women 'absolutely terrified' of Donald Trump giving Afghanistan deal to the Taliban
News ImageThe Trump administration's haste to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan could risk the progress on Afghan women's rights since 2001: Our view
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 14:39:18 -0400
School workers who used Sharpie to color in black teens hair in Texas are being sued
News ImageA federal civil rights lawsuit was filed on Sunday against a Texas school district and three officials after they took disciplinary action for a students haircut, court documents say.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 09:23:43 -0400
CNN Pundits Bodyguard Charged with Assault after Removing Reporter Covering Her Speech
News ImageCNN pundit April Ryan's security guard has been charged with assault after he forcibly removed a local New Jersey reporter from an event at which Ryan was delivering a speech.Charlie Kravotil, editor ofNew Brunswick Today,claims that Ryan's bodyguard, 30-year-old Joel Morris, approached him during Ryan's speech at The Heldrich Hotel on August 3 and stole his camera after he refused to stop filming.A video of the incident shows Kravotil, who secured press credentials for the event, following Morris into the lobby of the hotel to retrieve his camera. After the local journalist reclaimed his camera, Morris grabbed his arm, placed it behind his back, and shoved him out of the hotel.Morris has been charged with harassment, assault, and theft in connection with the incident.Kravotil says he was invited to the event and was allowed to film for roughly two hours before Ryan took the stage to deliver a speech, at which point Morris stole his camera but allowed other people in the room to continue filming. He called on Ryan to apologize for the incident in a Monday tweet.Shes been silent about the unacceptable and illegal behavior of her bodyguard, Joel Morris, and we are still waiting for her comment on this unfortunate incident, Kravotil said in a video posted to Twitter. Maybe now that there are criminal charges, we might hear something from her. I hope, sincerely, that she does comment and I hope she does condemn this. This is unacceptable. . . . In our country, we have freedom of the press.Ryan is a vociferous critic of President Trump and routinely disparages him for his rhetorical attacks on the press, even authoring a book on the subject last year entitled Under Fire: Reporting from the Front Lines of the Trump White House.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 12:59:00 -0400
Animal native to South American rainforests waits outside Florida mans front door then barges in and repeatedly charges him
News ImageAn animal native to South Americas rainforests has attacked a man after invading his second-floor Florida apartment.The kinkajou often known as a honey bear - ran into the home, in Lake Worth Beach, through an open door and launched itself at Michael Literskys legs, inflicting bites and scratches.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 11:25:16 -0400
Sen. McSally calls out Omar and Tlaib, talks bill to define domestic terrorism as federal crime
News ImageRepublican Sen. Martha McSally weighs in on the Israel trip turmoil in Congress and her push to have domestic terrorism defined as a federal crime after the latest mass shootings.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 08:46:09 -0400
Authorities praised for handling of protests in Portland
News ImageAfter previous political rallies that ended in violence, police in Portland, Oregon, earned praise Monday from outside observers for using a natural barrier the city's Willamette River to keep dueling protesters apart during a weekend far-right rally and large counter-demonstration that included a subset of masked and black-clad anti-fascists. As the city returned to normal, Mayor Ted Wheeler called Saturday's dueling demonstrations a win for residents. Oregon's top federal prosecutor called the handling of the event a "definitive counterpoint" for those who on both sides who have criticized police after past protests for favoring one side or the other.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 18:29:22 -0400
Rep. Steve King wants media to apologize for reporting what he said about rape and incest
News ImageKing was arguing in favor of an abortion ban with no exceptions for pregnancies that resulted from rape or incest when he made the comment at an Iowa event last week.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 10:50:37 -0400
A man walked into a sheriff's office and said he killed his daughter that day, police say
News ImageA North Carolina father told a dispatcher that he was there to turn himself in for murder. The victim was his 15-year-old daughter.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 15:07:10 -0400
Mexican man facing voter fraud trial in Sacramento. Hes a Trump supporter
News ImageFor years, President Trump has claimed that millions of noncitizens voted in the 2016 presidential election, unfairly skewing his vote as Democrat Hillary Clinton won the popular vote but lost the Electoral College.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 14:03:22 -0400
Huawei dismisses new suspension of 'unjust' US ban
News ImageBeijing (AFP) - Huawei on Tuesday dismissed Washington's three-month delay to a ban on US firms selling to the Chinese tech giant and said the decision would not change the fact it had been "treated unjustly".
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 07:24:57 -0400
Tourists who stole sand from beach in Sardinia could face up to six years in prison
News ImageA pair of tourists face up to six years in prison after allegedly stealing a large quantity of sand from the pristine beaches of Sardinia. The French couple were found to have nearly 40kg (90lb) of fine white sand in the boot of their car. The vehicle was stopped during a routine check by border police as the tourists were preparing to board a ferry in Porto Torres, on the north coast of the island, bound for Toulon in France. The sand was found in 14 large plastic bottles and had been taken from a beach near Chia in southern Sardinia. The couple told police that they had no idea they were breaking the law, but they now face between one and six years in jail. The island has battled for years to stop tourists from pinching its sand, shells and pebbles, which are prized as souvenirs or in some cases, for indoor aquariums. WWF has run a campaign against 'beach thieves', reminding tourists that taking sand from Sardinia's shoreline is a crime To try to stop the pillaging, some locals have taken on the role of self-appointed guardians of the beaches. If they see tourists taking sand or shells, they ask them to return the material. If that does not work, they call the police or national park rangers. One of them, Pina Careddu, told an Italian newspaper on Monday that visitors sometimes become rude and aggressive when challenged. A family of Germans were filling up some bottles with sand. I recorded them on my phone so they couldnt deny it. The father came towards me in a threatening manner. But in the end he tipped the sand back onto the beach, Mrs Careddu, 58, told Corriere della Sera. Dubbed the granny sheriff of the Sinis peninsula, on the west coast of the island, she is strict even with her grandchildren. They say, Nana, cant we take some pebbles home to play with? And I say no, if everyone did that, soon there would be no beach left.
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 11:04:40 -0400
Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point
News Image(Bloomberg) -- Radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is becoming the latest source of tension between Japan and South Korea, potentially undercutting Tokyos effort to promote the 2020 Olympics.In recent days, South Korean officials have summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concern about a planned release of treated radioactive water into the ocean by Tepco, the plants owner. Theyre also pushing for independent radiation checks at Olympic venues and proposing a separate cafeteria for their athletes, citing concerns about contaminated food.The radiation dispute is threatening to prolong tensions between the two U.S. allies, who have spent much of the summer trading economic sanctions and diplomatic threats in a tit-for-tat dispute. The feud has exposed lingering mistrust and disagreements over Japans colonial rule on the Korean Peninsula.South Koreas radiation concerns contrast with signs of softening attitudes last week on the anniversary of Japans World War II surrender. Japan has also taken steps to show that its recent export controls wont prevent legitimate sales to its neighbor. JSR Corp., one of the materials makers subject to the restrictions, received an export permit this week, according to a person familiar with the matter.No Backing DownIts gone so far that neither side can back down, said Hiroyuki Kishinev, a former trade official turned professor at Keio University in Yokohama, adding that the dispute would probably continue or get worse. Im concerned that Japan may respond emotionally, because the Olympics are seen as very important.South Korea is also mulling whether to maintain an agreement on sharing military information with Japan. The decision could come after South Korean Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha meets with her Japanese counterpart Taro Kono in Beijing on Wednesday, on the sidelines of a trilateral meeting with China.Senior diplomats from the two countries held consultations on Tuesday, at which both sides urged the other to ensure the safety of their citizens, according to a statement from the South Korean foreign ministry.Under ControlThe issue of radiation at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, which was damaged in the March 11, 2011, earthquake and tsunami, has loomed over Tokyos Olympic bid from the start. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe threw his weight behind the campaign, assuring the International Olympic Committee in a 2013 speech that the plant was under control and would have no impact on the capital.Now, Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings Inc. is preparing a release from on-site storage tanks, which are expected to fill up by 2022 with water treated to remove most radioactive elements. An adviser for the company has recommended a controlled release into the Western Pacific -- a common practice at other reactors around the world -- while the environmental group Greenpeace has urged keeping the water in storage.South Korea summoned a Japanese diplomat on Monday, with the Foreign Ministry urging Tokyo to look into international organizations views on the matter and be more transparent about its plans.Separately, the Korea Sport & Olympic Committee is set to make an official request that international organizations such as Greenpeace monitor radiation at Tokyo Olympic venues, the committees press officer, Lee Mi-jin, said. South Korean officials have also drawn up a plan to run a separate cafeteria exclusively for South Korean athletes, to ensure they dont eat food from Fukushima, Lee said.Produce from Fukushima is screened before shipment and is widely available in Japanese supermarkets. Recent data from volunteer organization Safecast shows that radiation levels in Tokyo are somewhat lower than those in Seoul.The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee declined to comment on requests from other countries organizing committees.(Updates with license granted in fourth paragraph.)\--With assistance from Stephen Stapczynski.To contact the reporters on this story: Isabel Reynolds in Tokyo at ireynolds1@bloomberg.net;Jihye Lee in Seoul at jlee2352@bloomberg.netTo contact the editors responsible for this story: Brendan Scott at bscott66@bloomberg.net, Peter PaeFor more articles like this, please visit us at bloomberg.com2019 Bloomberg L.P.
Tue, 20 Aug 2019 22:27:25 -0400
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