84-year-old Kang Wong crossed 96th Street against the light about 5 p.m. as he walked north on Broadway ,officer ordered him to stop. But Wong didn’t seem to understand the officer didn’t seem to speak English, bleeding and dazed after the struggle, witnesses said, and had cuts on his face.
Mexico disarmed 1,200 local police officers suspected of colluding with drug traffickers in Michoacan state, arrested 38 members of Knights Templar drug cartel active in region, accused of colluding with gangs by vigilante militias that have taken up arms in recent months in Michoacan state.
Calm restored to border followingtense standoff between Lebanese, Israeli armies. Following discovery of suspicious object. Lebanese Army deployed immediately in area ready for combat as it investigated devices planted under tree. Spanish, Indonesian UNIFIL soldiers observed the proceedings.
Thomas Jefferson: anti-tax, pro-gun, anti-central bank, loved precious metals. Wanted amendment to Constitution, would ban federal government going into debt. "Paper is poverty, it is only the ghost of money, and not money itself". Wouldn’t have a prayer of making it to the White House today.
Obama: our freedom depend on the work of spies, but the very birth of our republic was dependent on the same kind of surveillance network. Folks at NSA and other intelligence agencies are our neighbors. They’re our friends and family.”
At least nine guerrillas with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) died in a Colombian air force bombardment of one of the insurgent group’s camps in the northeastern province of Arauca. Combat is continuing in the area between the leftist rebels and army troops.
A medical bill has been signed into law in Turkey that requires doctors to obtain government permission before administering emergency first aid. Critics have blasted the bill as a crackdown on doctors who treat activists injured during protests. Up to three years in prison or a fine of almost $1 million.
Nancy Grace; reason I’m against legalization: I’ve people addicted to pot, each other, stab each other, that strangle each other, that kill whole families wipe out a whole family, losing jobs, wrecked cars, cant’t make house payments.
South Carolina state Sen. Lee Bright (R), who is challenging Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in the GOP primary, said on Friday that school teachers should be able to carry machine guns to protect students from gun violence.
Ukrainian police have used tear gas and stun grenades after pro-EU protesters began throwing Molotov cocktails at officers. The clashes followed violence at the protests in the country’s capital, Kiev, on the previous day. officers, trying to prevent protesters from entering government district, forced to retreat.
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw you downtown. We saw what you did.’ And I was like, 'Are you kidding me? I gave a homeless man 75 cents.
e US military is investing in an advanced firearm that comes equipped with an internal computer system as well as sensors that gauge environmental factors to help a soldier aim, according to a technology startup known as Tracking Point.“smart” rifles, which are priced at between $10,000 and $27,000 each.
Ukrainian protesters clashed with police in Kiev after at least 10,000 people took to Independence Square for an anti-government demonstration. Police retaliation with tear gas and water cannons. Some of the protesters started breaking up the pavement, arming themselves with rubble.
Two Republican lawmakers have suggested that NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden may have acted in concert with a foreign power in exposing US surveillance programs.President Obama:leaks by Edward Snowden caused “unnecessary damage” to intelligence capabilities of the US.
Right-wing media figures of all stripes are outraged that New York Gov. Chris Cuomo (D) said that New York state is no place for “extreme conservatives who are right-to-life, pro-assault-weapon, anti-gay” Republicans. have no place in state of New York, that’s not who New Yorkers are.
Libya has declared a state of emergency in the country after heavily-armed gunmen temporarily seized a military base in the south. Army had regained control of the base after air strikes.
aircraft took off and dealt with the targets.
Half of all jobs could be automated by computers within two decades and “no government is prepared. Pace of change unprecedented. Tsunami of social change will follow.Uncertainty about where next generation’ is going to find work. Bleak picture of the future.
Police used water cannon, teargas to disperse hundreds of protesters that gathered in Istanbul's central Taksim Square on Saturday for rally calling against bill that would tighten government control over Internet. Protesters ran to side streets to escape water cannons, teargas police used on peaceful demonstration.
EU and US diplomats voiced dismay after Ukrainecriminalised every aspect of pro-EU protest movement. laws impose fines ofto $1,275, 15 days’ detention on people who install, supply equipment, tent, loudspeakers, at opposition rallies, wear masks, make “extremist” billboards, form convoys of cars.
Under a bill Vitter introduced Wednesday, beneficiaries of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) would be denied their food if they are unable to show a photographic identification card at the register. One in four African-Americans surveyed had no ID
Deadly clashes have broken out in northern Lebanon as the death toll from rocket attacks from Syrian territory on Lebanese cities rises to at least nine.
People have taken to streets in Bahrain to hold pro-democracy protests against the ruling Al Khalifa regime. Protesters said their rights cited in the country’s constitution have been violated by the regime and that they want Bahrain to be governed based on the will and the rights of its people.
Houston resident Greg Snider claims he was arrested and held for more than an hour after local police mistakenly targeted him as a criminal, all for giving a homeless man a few quarters. We saw what you did. I gave a homeless man 75 cents. Drug war has come under scrutiny lately.
A report issued by a Bahraini human rights body says the country saw 745 protests in just December alone. The government’s reaction to dissent, according to the study, included arrests of 31 children, home raids and enforced disappearances.
President Barack Obama announced as expected on Friday a major overhaul to some of the National Security Agency’s most disputed surveillance operations seven months after they was first exposed, reining in the metadata collection program among others.
people are saying area water still burns their noses, despite fact that officials saywater is safe now. cities that are downriver of this spill. Charleston, Cincinnati, Louisville, Evansville, Memphis and New Orleans. People left to suffer, companies pay nominal fine, and repeat.
New York City has agreed to pay $18 million for the arrest, detention and fingerprinting of hundreds of protesters, journalists and legal observers during the 2004 Republican National Convention, marking the largest protest settlement ever in the US.
Violent clashes have broken out between police and demonstrators after thousands of Spaniards took to the streets of the capital Madrid to protest against a controversial construction project. Nightly protests over the costly project, which began on January 10 in Burgos, have spread nation-wide in Spain.
British police have discovered a large cannabis factory in southeast London, where officers noticed a strong smell of cannabis in the area. They found 500 fully grown cannabis plants in the factory. Cannabis remains the drug most heavily used.
One Egyptian protester has been killed and several others injured in clashes that erupted between student protesters and army supporters at Cairo University. The violence broke out on Thursday at the university’s main campus. The new wave of unrest comes after a two-day constitutional referendum.
Sensors follow signals emitted from Wi-Fi-enabled smartphones, allows them to create portraits of people’s habits as they go about their daily lives, traveling from yoga studios to restaurants, to coffee shops, sports stadiums, hotels, and nightclubs. Location trackers ignite privacy concerns.
Half a dozen car bombs exploded across Iraqi capital Wednesday, kills 52 wounding 71 .Al-Qaeda-linked militants campaign of attacks, directed at state targets, civilians loyal to the government. Half a million people have died from war-related causes in Iraq since the US-led invasion of 2003.
Turkey jails more reporters than any other country. proposal would give the country’s transport minister and its communications agency the right to shut down a website without even having to take the issue to court. Internet service providers would have to block a site within four hours of being ordered to do so.
The FDA would like to know what you're thinking. Seeking bids from contractors to provide agency with monitoring online sentiment, social media, blogs, forums, Twitter, social networking, photos, audio, video, e-commerce sites, Amazon. FDA's focus should be regulating, not spying on Americans.
Won't be long before all movie scripts use only monosyllabic words, many studios already do so. Most television about cooking, poor people having arguments. News is just opinions. Impossible to dumb down news, entertainment media any further. Human intelligence on downward trajectory, can't get stupider.
A former sheriff’s deputy in Tennessee arrested for allegedly forcing a woman to perform oral sex on him during traffic stop. Former Hamilton County sheriff’s deputy Willie Marshay Greer, 33, was charged with aggravated rape and official misconduct last Thursday. He was out on $50,000 bond the next day.
PreCheck program,sold travelers' rights back to them for small fee now being applied randomly to people waiting in line. Didn’t need to take off our shoes, remove laptops from their bags, and the other perks of being a PreCheck traveler.
U.S. Border Patrol had lent out its Predator drones 700 times over the past three years. new records also show that CBP lent its drones out to previously unnamed agencies such as the Arizona Department of Public Safety and the Minnesota Drug Task Force.
A voucher-funded Milwaukee school that had gotten more than $2 million in taxpayer money disappeared “in the dead of the night” last month. LifeSkills Academy had already received over $200,000 as a part of the Milwaukee Parental Choice Program this year before vacating the premises around Dec. 12.
Edward Snowden will join the likes of Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg and journalist Glenn Greenwald on the executive board of the non-profit Freedom of the Press Foundation, goal of helping support and defend public interest journalism.
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