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NYPD officer accused in Eric Garner's death has been fired, commissioner says

NYPD officer accused in Eric Garner's death has been fired, commissioner says | 19 Aug 2019 | Daniel Pantaleo, the New York City police officer accused in the 2014 death of Eric Garner that sparked nationwide outrage, has been fired, Commissioner James O'Neill announced Monday afternoon. O'Neill, who said it was "an extremely difficult decision," said he made his final call in the "last couple of days." ...Pantaleo had been suspended since Aug. 2, after a judge recommended he should be terminated.

Iceland unveils memorial for melted glacier

Iceland unveils memorial for melted glacier | 18 Aug 2019 | Icelandic officials and environmental activists on Sunday unveiled a memorial plaque, read poems and held a moment of silence to say an official goodbye to the country's first glacier recognized by the country as disappearing due to global warming. Scientists declared in 2014 the Okjokull ice sheet in west Iceland no longer fulfilled the criteria to be considered a glacier after it progressively melted throughout the 20th century...Icelandic geologist Oddur Sigurðsson, who had declared the ice mass "extinct," brought a death certificate. Children set down a plaque to the glacier, called "Ok," to signify its loss of ice.

Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created a Cryptic Gmail Account and Sent It Nearly All of Hillary's Emails

Clinton IT Aide Who Defied Subpoena Says He Created a Cryptic Gmail Account and Sent It Nearly All of Hillary's Emails --All but four of Hillary Clinton's 30,000 emails were copied, likely secretly, to a Gmail address called CarterHeavyIndustries@gmail.com, according to a new Senate report. --The FBI says that the account was linked to Paul Combetta, an IT aide Clinton hired who used BleachBit to destroy emails after they were subpoenaed and misled FBI agents. | 16 Aug 2019 | Virtually every single one of Hillary Clinton's emails were sent, potentially secretly, to a cryptically named Gmail address, according to a new Senate report. The finding, which has not been previously reported, means that Clinton's emails, including classified ones and ones which were later deleted, likely existed on Google's U.S.-based servers. The FBI said in the report that it knew this -- and of the suspicious explanation for it -- but did not alert other intelligence agencies or the public, according to the report.

Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63

Wow, what a coincidence! Just as the Trump administration tries to secure a peace deal with the Taliban, I-CIA-SIS re-emerges to bomb a wedding, thus emboldening the dirt-bags in Washington (Lindsey Graham, etc.) who want to keep US troops in Afghanistan *forever,* at the behest of the Deep State: Islamic State claims bombing at Kabul wedding that killed 63 | 18 Aug 2019 | The local Islamic State affiliate [aka I-CIA-SIS] claimed responsibility for the deadliest attack in the capital this year, with 63 killed and 182 wounded, while outraged Afghans Washington's war profiteers questioned just how safe they will be under an approaching deal between the United States and the Taliban to end America's longest war. Stunned families buried the dead, some digging with their bare hands. One wounded survivor, Mohammad Aslim, still wore his bloodied clothes the day after the blast late Saturday.

Dozens killed and injured as blast rocks Afghan wedding hall in Kabul

Dozens killed and injured as blast rocks Afghan wedding hall in Kabul | 18 Aug 2019 | Dozens of people are feared dead after a powerful blast rocked a wedding reception in the western part of Afghanistan's capital, Kabul. Interior Ministry spokesman Nasrat Rahimi said that "blast caused civilian casualties," adding that these may yet number in their dozens...Tolo News reported early Sunday, citing sources, that at least 40 people were killed and over 100 people were injured in the blast.

Suspect accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops during standoff charged with attempted murder

Suspect accused of shooting 6 Philadelphia cops during standoff charged with attempted murder | 17 Aug 2019 | The man accused of shooting six Philadelphia police officers during a seven-hour standoff on Wednesday has been charged with attempted murder, authorities said. Maurice Hill, 36, faces multiple counts of attempted murder, assault on a law enforcement officer, aggravated assault and reckless endangering, FOX 29 reported Saturday. Hill is being held without bail and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.

At least 13 arrested at Portland protests as police try to keep Antifa, right-wing demonstrators apart

At least 13 arrested at Portland protests as police try to keep Antifa, right-wing demonstrators apart | 17 Aug 2019 | At least 13 people were arrested as far-right groups and far-left members of Antifa conducted dueling demonstrations in the center of Portland, Ore. Saturday. Authorities did not immediately release details of the arrests. Earlier in the day, the Portland Police Bureau tweeted images of weapons it had seized from multiple groups, including bear spray, shields and metal and wooden poles. Police said one injured person was taken to a local hospital, but no further information about the victim was released. Three others had been evaluated by Portland fire medics. All the injuries were considered to be minor.

Complete List of Inconsistencies in Prison Policy Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Complete List of Inconsistencies in Prison Policy Surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's Death |15 Aug 2019 | On Saturday the most notorious prisoner in the US prison system committed "suicide." Epstein, 66, was the highest profile prisoner in the US prison system. On Tuesday the autopsy revealed Epstein suffered broken bones in his neck common in homicide by strangulation. Since his death we have learned a number of things that make you question this man's death. Here is a complete list of inconsistencies in prison policy surrounding Jeffrey Epstein's death.

Tulsi Gabbard lists political correctness among threats to American values

Tulsi Gabbard lists political correctness among threats to American values [True dat.] | 17 Aug 2019 | Widespread efforts to silence speech deemed to be offensive threaten US constitutional rights, Democratic presidential hopeful Tulsi Gabbard says. Her latest campaign ad takes aim at the hot-button issue of political correctness. In a new campaign video posted on Twitter, Gabbard lists political correctness alongside things like overly powerful IT corporations and government overreach. All three infringe on Americans' personal rights, she says.

Some jail staffers not cooperating with DOJ investigation into Epstein suicide, source says

Some jail staffers not cooperating with DOJ investigation into Epstein suicide, source says | 16 Aug 2019 | Personnel at the New York City prison where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide last week have not been initially cooperative with investigators from the Department of Justice, a federal source told Fox News Friday. Attorney General William Barr sent two senior DOJ officials to personally visit the Metropolitan Correctional Center and speak with staff from the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) in order to gather information on Epstein's death after Barr said officials uncovered "serious irregularities" at the jail, a senior DOJ official told Fox News. The officials have been on site since Thursday and the FBI and the Justice Department's inspector general are investigating conditions at the MCC.

Rice cookers shut down NYC subway station

Rice cookers shut down NYC subway station | 16 Aug 2019 | A pair of suspicious rice cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning -- but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said. Another cooker was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. It was determined safe just after 9:40 a.m., according to cops. Police urged straphangers to avoid the Fulton Street subway station because of the first two packages, which were reported by a 911 caller.

New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging

New York medical examiner: Jeffrey Epstein's death was a suicide by hanging | 16 Aug 2019 | New York City's chief medical examiner has ruled that disgraced financier and accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein committed suicide by hanging in his prison cell last week. In a brief statement Friday, Dr. Barbara Sampson said her ruling came following a "careful review of all investigative information, including complete autopsy findings." Epstein was found unresponsive in his cell at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan early Saturday and was pronounced dead hours later. His lawyers said in a statement late Friday that they were "not satisfied" with Sampson's ruling and vowed to conduct their own investigation, including seeking to obtain any video of the area around Epstein's cell from the time leading to his death.

Uzbekistan immigrant in New Haven pleads guilty to sending money to help others join ISIS

Uzbekistan immigrant in New Haven pleads guilty to sending money to help others join ISIS | 15 Aug 2019 | A citizen of Uzbekistan living in New Haven pleaded guilty Thursday to trying to raise money to send other U.S. residents to fight for the Islamic State in Syria. Azizjon Rakhmatov, 32, entered his plea before United States District Court Judge William F. Kuntz, II in New York as part of a years-long investigation into a group of immigrants from Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan who tried to support people hoping to travel to Syria to fight for ISIS [I-CIA-SIS] or tried to travel there themselves.

Israel bars visit by U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib

Israel bars visit by U.S. Democratic lawmakers Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib | 15 Aug 2019 | Israel will bar a visit by U.S. Democratic Congresswomen Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday, shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump called on Israel not to let them in. The pair, the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, are members of the Democratic party's progressive wing and sharp critics of Israel's policy toward the Palestinians...Tlaib and Omar have voiced support for the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement. Under Israeli law, BDS backers can be denied entry to Israel.

Biden Decried Bain in 2012, But Has Taken Execs' Donations in 2019

Biden Decried Bain in 2012, But Has Taken Execs' Donations in 2019 | 15 Aug 2019 | The booming voice of Vice President Joe Biden reverberated throughout the cavernous manufacturing facility as assembled workers took in his message of economic populism. "Romney made sure the guys on top got to play by a separate set of rules," Biden said...It was May of 2012, and the Obama reelection campaign had sent the veep to Youngstown, Ohio, to contrast the economics of the administration with those of Republican challenger Mitt Romney. But now Bain Capital could complicate Biden's attempt to return to the White House. He has accepted campaign contributions in 2019 from the same corporate executives he decried seven years ago. Records publicly available through the Federal Election Commission and first reported by RealClearPolitics show that Biden has taken $14,000 in contributions from Bain executives.

Biden allies float scaling back events to limit gaffes

Biden allies float scaling back events to limit gaffes | 15 Aug 2019 | Allies to Joe Biden have been floating the idea of altering the former vice president's schedule in an effort to reduce the gaffes he has made in recent days. The allies, growing increasingly nervous about Biden's verbal flubs, have said it's an approach that's been suggested to campaign officials on the heels of the former vice president’s stumbles...The ally said it was unclear whether the campaign would make any changes to Biden's schedule, particularly because Biden was criticized recently for not doing as many events as his Democratic rivals.

Beijing: US 'insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong'

Beijing: US 'insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong' | 15 Aug 2019 | China has accused the United States of collaborating with violent extremists in an effort to undermine stability in Hong Kong. A statement released by the Office of the Commissioner of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of China in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) condemned House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other US lawmakers for their "erroneous" remarks about the ongoing unrest in Hong Kong. "The distortion of reality, the blind observance of double standards by American politicians is already close to hysteria. They conspired with radical criminal elements and are insanely involved in anti-Chinese criminal cases in Hong Kong," the statement read.

N.J. Rep. demands answers: Was Lyme disease a U.S. biological weapon created in a govt research center and released, either accidentally or intentionally?

N.J. Rep. demands answers: Was Lyme disease a U.S. biological weapon created in a govt research center and released, either accidentally or intentionally? | 14 Aug 2019 | People suffering from Lyme disease could be closer to knowing whether the chronic illness impacting an estimated 300,000 or more people started off as a U.S. biological weapon. U.S Rep. Chris Smith (R) of New Jersey hopes that knowledge could lead not only to accountability, but also a potential cure and greater recognition of the disease...The House of Representatives added a Smith amendment to a federal defense spending bill that would require the Department of Defense's Inspector General to investigate whether the military, between 1950 and 1975, experimented with ticks and other insects to be used as biological weapons.

Google whistleblower reveals tech giant DOES blacklist right-wing news sites and says the company called police when he leaked the evidence

Google whistleblower reveals tech giant DOES blacklist right-wing news sites and says the company called police when he leaked the evidence, leaving him 'fearing for his life' --Engineer Zachary Vorhies released hundreds of documents to Project Veritas --He says he added a 'dead man's switch' to the files in case he was 'assassinated' --One of the files leaked by Vorhies is a 'news black list site for Google Now' | 14 Aug 2019 | A Google engineer has spoken on the record to say the web giant does blacklist certain news sites and has an 'editorial agenda'. Whistleblower Zachary Vorhies spoke to Project Veritas after claiming the company called police in San Francisco to perform a 'wellness check' on him when he originally leaked files on their activity. Senior software engineer Vorhies, who worked for the company for eight years, says he added a 'dead man's switch' which would activate the files in case he was 'killed or assassinated'. Among the hundreds of documents leaked by Vorhies to Project Veritas is a document called 'news black list site for Google Now' which he claims shows a list of the web pages Google restricts.

Multiple police officers shot in North Philadelphia

Breaking: At least 6 police officers shot in Philadelphia standoff | 14 Aug 2019 | At least six Philadelphia police officers were shot during a wild standoff in the city's North Side Wednesday, according to various reports. Police told 6ABC News that at least five of the officers were rushed to Temple University Hospital. It is not known if their injuries are life-threatening. FOX 29 tweeted that witnesses reported more than 100 rounds fired before police arrived, and said at least one officer was shot in the head.

Undocumented immigrant found guilty in killing of San Antonio college student

Undocumented immigrant found guilty in killing of San Antonio college student | 13 Aug 2019 | A Bexar County jury found an undocumented Mexican immigrant guilty of murder Tuesday in the brutal killing of a San Antonio college student whose body was set afire in a North Side apartment. Ernesto Esquivel-Garcia was 20 last year when he was arrested and accused of killing Jared Vargas, also 20, a Northwest Vista College student who wanted to pursue cybersecurity studies at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

FBI investigating shooting at ICE office in San Antonio as 'targeted attack'

FBI investigating shooting at ICE office in San Antonio as 'targeted attack' | 13 Aug 2019 | The FBI is investigating a "targeted attack" in which shots were fired into an Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) office and another facility associated with the agency in San Antonio, Texas early Tuesday. The shooting occurred around 3 a.m. at an ICE building where two floors that housed administrative and executive offices were targeted, according to the San Antonio Express-News. The outlet reported another shooting occurred at a separate facility where an ICE contractor was located. FBI Special Agent in Charge Chris Combs said those responsible knew what they were shooting at.

Trump: Voter ID must play 'very strong part' in deal on election security

Trump: Voter ID must play 'very strong part' in deal on election security | 13 Aug 2019 | President Trump on Tuesday said Congress should not consider any "final agreement" on election security that does not include provisions mandating voters present identification while casting ballots. "No debate on Election Security should go forward without first agreeing that Voter ID (Identification) must play a very strong part in any final agreement. Without Voter ID, it is all so meaningless!" Trump tweeted Tuesday.

Sanders overtakes Biden in New Hampshire poll

Sanders overtakes Biden in New Hampshire poll | 13 Aug 2019 | Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) leads the Democratic presidential field in New Hampshire with 21 percent in a Gravis Marketing poll released Tuesday. Sanders is followed by former Vice President Joe Biden with 15 percent and by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) at 12 percent. The poll stands in contrast from the most recent polls in New Hampshire compiled by RealClearPolitics, which have showed Biden leading in the critical primary state, followed by Sanders.

DOJ reassigns warden after Epstein's apparent suicide

DOJ reassigns warden after Epstein's apparent suicide | 13 Aug 2019 | Attorney General William Barr has ordered the Bureau of Prisons to temporarily reassign the warden at the New York federal prison where accused sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead over the weekend pending federal investigations into his apparent suicide. Two staff members assigned to Epstein's unit at the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MMC) in lower Manhattan have also been placed on administrative leave, Justice Department spokeswoman Kerri Kupec said Tuesday, noting additional actions may be taken if warranted. The Department of Justice (DOJ) disclosed the developments Tuesday afternoon, one day after Barr expressed outrage over Epstein's death and spoke of "serious irregularities" at the federal prison in New York.

Epstein jail guards suspected of falsifying logs

Epstein jail guards suspected of falsifying logs | 13 Aug 2019 | A person familiar with the probe of Jeffrey Epstein's death at a federal jail says guards are suspected of falsifying log entries to show they were checking on inmates in his unit every half hour, when they actually weren't. Epstein is believed to have killed himself early Saturday at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York, where he was awaiting trial in a sex trafficking case. Surveillance video reviewed after the death showed guards never made some of the checks noted in the log, according to the person familiar with the investigation.

Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages of Documents, Laptop to DOJ

Google Insider Turns Over 950 Pages of Documents, Laptop to DOJ | 13 Aug 2019 | A former Google insider claiming the company created algorithms to hide its political bias within artificial intelligence platforms - in effect targeting particular words, phrases and contexts to promote, alter, reference or manipulate perceptions of Internet content - delivered roughly 950 pages of documents to the Department of Justice's Antitrust Division Friday...Several weeks prior, the insider mailed a laptop to the DOJ containing the same information delivered on Friday, they said. He told this reporter on his recent trip to Washington D.C. that the documents he turned over to the Justice Department will provide proof that Google has been manipulating the algorithms and the evidence of how it was done, the insider said.

22 states sue Trump over repeal of Obama-era power plant rules

22 states sue Trump over repeal of Obama-era power plant rules | 13 Aug 2019 | A coalition of mostly Democratic-led states has filed a lawsuit against the Trump administration, arguing its rules for addressing power plant pollution are so weak they violate federal law. Attorneys general from 22 states and several major cities including New York City and Los Angeles argue that the Trump administration's rule violates the Clean Air Act by having virtually no impact on carbon emissions. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) had finalized the rule in June to repeal and replace a capstone Obama-era carbon pollution regulation they say exceeded agency authority.

Scaramucci dined with Nikki Haley days before dumping Trump

Scaramucci dined with Nikki Haley days before dumping Trump | 12 Aug 2019 | Did Nikki Haley recruit the Mooch to "the resistance?" Over the weekend, fleeting Trump comms chief Anthony Scaramucci forcefully broke up with President Donald Trump in interviews and on Twitter, comparing the president to a nuclear reactor on the verge of a meltdown, and suggested the GOP may need to run a candidate against him in 2020...Curiously, Page Six is told the Mooch dined with fellow Trump turncoat [Deep State dirt-bag] Haley at famed Harlem eatery Rao's 10 days ago, where a witness saw them "in deep discussion." Could they be plotting something? The administration's former UN ambassador also slammed POTUS recently after he mocked Baltimore Rep. Elijah Cummings after his home was burgled.

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Fukushima Is Running Out of Space to Store Its Tons of Radioactive Water | 12 Aug 2019 | The clean-up of the Fukushima nuclear power station is heading towards a major hurdle. Within just three years, the project will run out of space to contain its ever-increasing stores of radioactive water. As reported by Japanese newspaper Asahi Shimbun, authorities are now left struggling to know what to do with the water build-up before it's too late...There are currently over 1.15 million tons of this radioactive water being stored at the facility in 960 tanks and it's continuing to accumulate at a rate of about 150 tons a day, meaning the tanks could reach full capacity by the summer of 2022.

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