A bill introduced by Democratic lawmakers in Delaware would allow adults to possess marijuana. Republicans are voicing opposition, calling marijuana a “pathway to greater drug use. Governor Jack Markell says he is open to discussions. 20 other states have decided to weaken penalties.
Five peoplek killed, Ukrainian forces shell downtown Slavyansk in country’s east. Four-year-old girl among the dead, died in fire at local leisure center. People of Slavyansk without water and electricity for days. Schools, houses, orphanage targeted by Kiev’s military in Slavyansk.
Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko has said that fighting in the eastern regions of the country must stop by the “end of this week.” And to do that, we must restore the Ukrainian border so that the safety of each Ukrainian citizen is guaranteed." Western countries promised to support Poroshenko.
Death and destruction is reported in eastern Ukraine as Kiev’s artillery has resumed shelling the rebellious city of Slavyansk. Locals tell RT they have been without running water and power for days, and that hope is fading. Four people killed in the shelling, a small girl among them.
After photos of metal spikes designed to prevent homeless people from sleeping in posh London neighborhoods surfaced online, people have been venting their outrage with controversial invention all over the social media.
President Alexandr Lukashenko of Belarus, a former Soviet republic, decreed those toiling on collective farms, a leftover from communism, cannot under any circumstance quit their jobs. Critics said the longtime dictator wanted to turn the workers into serfs, in existence during the days of imperial Russia.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel: Leaders of the Group of Seven most industrialized countries (G7) decided to abstain for the moment from imposing further sanctions against Russia, intend to discuss Ukraine with Russian President Vladimir Putin in France this week .
European Union called on Israel to reverse plans for building new settler units in occupied West Bank and East al-Quds (Jerusalem), added it is “deeply disappointed” by Israel’s plans to build over 3,000 settler units on the occupied Palestinian territories, saying, "This move is unhelpful to peace efforts."
Ukrainians in the east fleeing to Russia to escape violence since country's military began offensive .Hundreds of Ukrainians killed. Obama met with Ukrainian President-elect Petro Poroshenko, pledged support for Kiev promising $5 million of supplies for Ukraine military to aid continued offensive.
Kiev has admitted showering the eastern Ukrainian city of Lugansk with dozens of missiles from the air, saying that its Air Force helicopters and jets “fired more than 150 missiles” in Monday’s military action, saying its forces “do not target” civilian areas.
Ukrainian armed forces have allegedly killed more than 25 wounded people in a hospital in Krany Liman, on the outskirts of Slavyansk, as the National Guard seized the town from the local militia following heavy shelling.
Israel urged Europe's rising right-wing parties on Sunday to shun "neo-Nazi, racist" parties, saying it would not recognize political blocs with ties to such groups, called on more moderate European rightists not to join forces with them.
Thailand's ruling junta deployed thousands of security forces on the streets of Bangkok on Sunday to thwart another round of small-scale protests denouncing last month's military coup. Hundreds of demonstrators came out and several were detained, but there was no violence.
Protesters sat down, pulled out book titles such as George Orwell's "Nineteen Eighty-Four" a dystopian novel about life in a totalitarian surveillance state and began to read. Junta banned political gatherings of five people or more. Unclear what laws such low-key protests could be breaking.
Los Angeles Police Department has acquired two “unmanned aerial vehicles” as gifts from Seattle Police Department. equipped with video camera, infrared night-vision. Doesn’t intend to keep watch over public. Will be only for “narrow and prescribed uses” that will be made clear to public.
Several buildings severely damaged by artillery fire in Slavyansk, eastern Ukraine, fighting between self-defense troops and Kiev’s army renewed over the weekend. Orphanage shelled third time, roof and walls riddled with bullets. Kiev authorities assert military action is to protect people from “terrorists.
Turkish police have shot tear gas at protesters, along with an RT journalist covering the event. More than 100 have been detained on the anniversary of the 2013 Gezi Park demonstrations and 25,000 officers have been dispatched to quash the protest.
France’s biggest bank, BNP Paribas, facing $10 billion fine over charges it violated US sanctions against Iran and other countries. US Justice Department pushing bank to plead guilty to charges, pay one of biggest penalties imposed on a financial institution
Students at Wantagh High School — located about 34 miles east of New York City — are being forced to carry their books and belongings in plastic bags, sign in and out to use the bathroom and submit to searches when entering the building. But the sealing up of lockers took school security to a new level.
Ukraine's President-elect Petro Poroshenko has vowed to punish "bandits" after pro-Russian rebels shot down an army helicopter, killing 12. "These criminal acts of the enemies of the Ukrainian people will not go unpunished. Sloviansk has seen fierce fighting between the rebels and Ukraine's army.
At least eight people have been killed in an airstrike carried out by US-led forces in Afghanistan’s southeastern province of Paktika. The provincial police chief, General Nabi Jan Malakhel said the victims were all Taliban militants in the Thursday night attack.
Ukraine’s acting Defense Minister Mykhailo Koval says government forces have cleared parts of the eastern provinces from pro-Russians, added that Kiev will push ahead with its offensive against pro-Russia activists in the east until it “starts working.”
Seven children injured by bullets and shrapnel during bombardment by Ukrainian army, Fatalities only avoided because teachers and pupils managed to find shelter in basement of school building. Violations of humanitarian law and Convention on Rights of the Child by the Ukrainian regime.
Defense Minister Mikhail Koval: We will work until region begins live and function normally and people will get peace.” School, kindergarten in Slavyansk hit by mortar shells, local children's hospital, clinic targeted. UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Kiev should refrain from using excessive force.
227 million Americans may be compelled to disclose intimate details of their families and financial lives -- including their Social Security numbers -- in a new national database being assembled by two federal agencies.
A campus cop, who was working the Elliot Elementary School campus recently, fired upon a teen couple who were merely making out in a parked vehicle. The driver’s side rear wheel was reported to have been struck by a bullet. School district said the kids had no right being on their property.
U.S. House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly for sanctions. Appeal by Representative John Conyers of Michigan and 13 other progressive Democrats who opposed sanctions, called for restoration of diplomatic relations between the two nations was ignored.
Every single variety of vegetable to be registered on an EU list, otherwise illegal to sell it. To be registered on the list, seed varieties have to pass series of tests demonstrating what is called DUS ‘Distinctiveness, Uniformity and Stability. ?3000 to test, register one single variety of seed for sale.
According to RIA, quoting Slaviansk people's mayor Vyacheslav Ponomaryov, 1,200 Ukrainian soldiers killed during special operation, eight helicopters, 15 armored vehicles destroyed. huge losses. I’m speaking only about Slaviansk. Self-defense forces of Slaviansk 200, killed 300 wounded.
Several people have reportedly lost their lives in fresh fighting in the eastern Ukrainian region of Luhansk. Ukraine’s National Guard said there have been several losses among their ranks, reported several deaths, injuries among pro-Russian activists involved in the fighting.
Obama expressed willingness to expand assistance to Syrian opposition groups who are trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad. Announced plans for $5 billion counterterrorism fund training and equipping partners in other countries to fight violent extremism.
$5 billion, 33 times amount spent by Apple to develop iPhone, wasted on failed websites, fraudulent contractors, false promises from Obama administration. Most individual state exchanges still don’t work, despite tens of millions of dollars in funding.
Kiev authorities are massing troops around Lugansk, but local self-defense forces are ready to repulse the aggression, President of the Lugansk People’s Republic Valery Bolotov said on Wednesday. self-defense forces prepared for possible attack,"have several fully combat-ready units."
Soldiers of Ukraine’s National Guard have used prohibited explosive bullets banned by international convention while shelling city of Rubizhne, near Luhansk. “They have begun firing explosive bullets in residential areas. People hiding in basements.”
Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the U.S. Department of Agriculture taking 47% of a farmer's harvest does not violate the Fifth Amendment's takings clause as long as the government aims to drive up crop prices.
Israeli forces shot, injured four Palestinian worshippers in al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. Clashes erupted at mosque compound when Palestinian worshippers protested presence of Israeli extremists in holy Islamic site commemorating "Jerusalem Day," anniversary of Israel's capture of Jerusalem 1967.
Ukraine’s president-elect, Petro Poroshenko, promised to quickly crush activists, ruled out negotiations with pro-Russia protesters, vows to continue military operations in southeastern provinces. Kiev: controls Sergei Prokofiev Airport. 40 killed. 97 percent voted for rejoining Russia.
Obama: US military remains core of America’s ability to influence changes abroad. reserves power to launch attacks if America’s interests threatened, urged Congress earmark billions to assist nations combating terrorism.
A school and a kindergarten have been shelled in Slavyansk as the city becomes increasingly unsafe in the intensified Kiev military campaign. At least 9 civilians were injured in Wednesday’s shelling incidents, including a child. Shells started hitting residential blocks.
The aim of the scheme, carried out in the Middle East, was to use DNA analysis to identify suspected terrorists who would then be targeted to be killed by the United States.
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