Two companies that make automated license plate reader (ALPR) technology filed a lawsuit against Arkansas, claim state’s ban on non-law-enforcement use of ALPRs a violation of their First Amendment rights, argue dissemination, collection of license-plate data is constitutionally protected speech.
ISIS militants have launched an attack on Iraq’s largest oil refinery with mortars and machine gun fire, refinery employees say. The extremist group has been gaining ground in Iraq, seizing control of territory in its mission to create an Islamic state. ISIS has been advancing on the Iraqi capital city of Baghdad.
Coal miners of Donetsk stayed away from work, marched over Kiev’s military campaign against Ukrainian citizens, which killed 250 civilians. DNR’s minister of coal mining and energy: “We demand immediate end to the operation, withdrawal of troops from Donbass. This is our last peaceful action.”
President Vladimir Putin, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko discussed possible ceasefire in Ukraine. Putin voiced concerns about deaths of two Russian state television reporters, stressed importance of reporters’ safety in Ukraine. Talks came day after Russia cut gas supplies to Ukraine.
French riot police clashed with striking train workers outraged by a bill proposed by government to reform the state-run railway system. Train workers argue proposed reforms would lead to job losses and security concerns. Walkout caused widespread disruption on trains.
A number of high-ranking Democratic officials have urged US President Barack Obama to consider military strikes against al-Qaeda-linked militants in Iraq. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein said on Tuesday: airstrikes could “absolutely” be a facet of that direct action.
The head of the State Duma’s foreign relations committee called upon fellow MPs to punish the "conflict-mongers" with personal sanctions, warned that relations between Ukraine and Russia were entering a new stage, is bringing the two nations closer to a serious conflict.
A man who was held in Philadelphia’s prison system without trial for seven years – the longest-ever such term in the city’s jails, it is believed – was moved to a nursing home on Monday, two years after he was deemed incompetent to stand trial.
The Iraqi government says that it holds Saudi Arabia “responsible” for the current crisis and has blamed Riyadh for encouraging “genocide” in the country through the backing of Sunni militants. Crisis in Iraq spiked after massive sudden siege by Sunni ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) militants.
Smoking marijuana and driving will now make you just as visible to the police as a drunk-driver, thanks to a former Canadian cop’s idea – the weed breathalyzer. Creation will test for use within the two preceding hours. It still has to undergo field tests and a patent is still pending.
Explosion struck a pipeline in central Ukraine Poltava region. Witnesses say flames from blast up to 200 meter high. Ukraine’s Interior Ministry cites possible “terrorism” based on locals “hearing two loud booms before the fire.” Within an hour of blast Ukraine’s Interior Minister Arsen Avakov blamed Russia.
Cambodia accused Thailand's new military rulers of fomenting exodus of migrant workers,economic hardship for both countries. 188,000 Cambodians who help keep major Thai industries afloat lack official work permits streamed across border since junta warned illegal foreign workers face arrest.
Eileen DiNino, 55, found dead in cell June 7th, 2014, Berks County Jail. Her children had habit of skipping school, government imposed truancy violations on her. Fines, court costs, over $2,000.00. Unable to pay fines, sentenced to 48 hours, debtor’s prison. passed away day into her sentence.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delivered an apparent rebuke to conservative gun advocates during an appearance on CNN on Tuesday, saying she would support a ban on assault weapons. “We cannot let a minority of people hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people,
A Ukrainian delegation is set to travel to Hungarian capital Budapest in attempt to purchase gas from European firms after Russia cut off gas supplies to Kiev. Russia turned off gas to Ukraine Monday. Kiev refused to pay for natural gas upfront as protest to Russia’s decision to double gas prices.
Russia has halted supplying unpaid-for gas to Ukraine as a deadline for Kiev to pay its debt passes without a payment, Russian energy giant Gazprom says. Decision was taken as Ukraine had paid nothing of its debt. Russia warned Europe of possible supply disruptions if Ukraine drains off gas.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko announced plans to offer ceasefire with pro-Russia protesters in east part of country. Temporary truce will be observed as part of peace plan with pro-Russians later this week once the Ukrainian forces regain control of regions close to Ukraine’s border with Russia.
The Israeli army has launched several attacks on the besieged Gaza Strip under the pretext of finding three Israeli settlers who have allegedly gone missing since a few days ago. Israel blamed Hamas for the disappearance of three Israeli settlers in occupied West Bank. Hamas denied the accusation.
The USS Ross, the second of four US Navy destroyers considered to be the cornerstone of NATO’s European missile defense shield, has arrived at the Spanish naval port of Rota. Russia considers the system to be a direct threat to its security.
Ukrainian police have detained two men with a package presumably containing a homemade explosive device near Russia’s consulate in the city of Odessa. The explosive has been sent for inspection, the local Ministry of Interior reports.
President Barack Obama announced 275 US troops will be deployed to Iraq to provide security for US Embassy in Baghdad as Sunni insurgents continue to push closer to the capital. This force will remain in Iraq until the security situation becomes such that it is no longer needed.”
Hawaii’s big island currently has a law restricting the use of genetically modified crops. Mayor Billy Kenoi signed Bill 113 into effect late last year. Now, several Big Ag groups and farmers have filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court seeking to overturn the GMO ban.
Sen. Lindsey Graham: decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Iraq has made chances for another 9/11-like attack on American soil “inevitable. Decision to withdraw U.S. forces created a vacuum. “Syria is launching pad. They will eventually march on Jordan, our best ally in region and Lebanon.
Archbishop Despond Tutu has called on Presbyterians to acknowledge that Israel is an apartheid state and to support divestment from companies that contribute to the Israeli occupation. comments were made in letter to US Presbyterian church’s biennial General Assembly, taking place this week in Detroit.
Tony Blair said Britain needed to take action in Iraq and Syria - or face terror attacks in at home. The former Prime Minister said the UK needed to intervene to stop a 'total disaster'. He insisted that he was not calling for troops on the ground - but suggested the 'selective use of air power' was one option.
Republican hawks are using the violence in Iraq as a political tool that is escalating pressure for US military intervention. But, if the US follows the rule of law — both US and international law — the president does not have the authority to attack Iraq without Congressional and UN authorization.
German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier warned Sunday that the bloody conflict in Iraq could quickly spin into a regional "proxy war, called on Turkey, the Gulf Arab states and Iran to do their part to stabilise Iraq."We have to prevent a proxy war of the regional powers breaking out on Iraqi soil.
Iran warned "any foreign military intervention in Iraq" would only complicate the crisis, after the United States said it was deploying a warship in the Gulf."Iraq has capacity, necessary preparations for the fight against terrorism and extremism," foreign ministry spokesman Marzieh Afkham.
Having set a deadline of June 16 (next Monday) for pre-payment of gas supplies from Russia to Ukraine, it appears Ukraine officials are willing to take the pain of no energy instead of paying what Gazprom is asking.
Utah’s main utility, Rocky Mountain Power, proposed a new fee on its residential solar customers. users make up a small percentage of RMP’s customer base 2,000 people number growing quickly additional $4.25 a month is not sitting well with residents and solar installers.
Russia's Foreign Ministry expressed concern over Ukraine’s recent encroachment upon the Russian territory, claimed a Ukraine army Su-27 aircraft breached Russia’s airspace in the area of Kuibyshevo on June 5. Moscow also claimed that it had detected one Ukrainian armored vehicle.
Ukrainians held a day of national mourning in remembrance of 49 military troops killed in country’s troubled regions. People gathered in Kiev’s Maidan Square Sunday to honor the soldiers who died as their military transport plane was downed by pro-Russian protesters in Ukraine’s eastern region.
NATO is preparing a package deal to ramp up the Ukrainian military because it ‘must adapt’ to Russia viewing it as an enemy, the outgoing chief of the military bloc said. The alliance may facilitate cooperation with Ukraine over modernization, military training.
There are indications that “physical seizure” and bloodshed were the aims of the attack on the Russian embassy in Kiev, Russia's foreign minister told journalists, believes the attack was thoroughly planned. Groups of “well equipped” young people had baseball bats, metal rods, axes.
US president said he would decide "in the days ahead" whether to launch military strikes in Iraq to help halt the progress of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis), which has swept across Sunni territory and is quickly approaching the capital
Marketing a product that has virtually none of the ingredient featured on the label is grounds for being sued for false advertising, U.S. Supreme Court ruled in case involving Coca-Cola and pomegranate juice, contains only 0.3% pomegranate juice, 99.4% apple and grape juices.
Showed a power point presentation, passed out a deck of playing cards to students with Monsanto logo emblazoned on it. Told children how one farmer tried to get rid of Monsanto seed, stuff they spray on their crops, caused him great trouble. Warned against saving heirloom, organic seed.
Tyler Cowen writing in the New York Times, came up theory to explain the "continuing slowness of economic growth in high-income economies." In his own words: "An additional explanation of slow growth is now receiving attention, however. It is the persistence and expectation of peace."
Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko has called on fighters to lay down their arms as the crisis deepens, with dozens dead, hundreds wounded and tens of thousands of refugees. In the last few days, 20,000 people have crossed the border into Russia.
George Orwell, novelist, essayist, journalist and critic, was born 111 years ago on June 25th. His novel 1984, a disturbing reminder of the dangers of excessive state power, remains gripping and popular, as does his allegorical novel Animal Farm.
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