Melania Trump hit by plagiarism controversy

Jason Miller, senior communications adviser to the Trump campaign sent a statement to reporters early Wednesday morning. Melania Trump is facing accusations of plagiarism after it emerged several lines in her Republican national convention speech appear to have been copied from Michelle Obama . [Full Article...]

South Sudan's Civil War Restarts, Riek Machar Attacked

The latest fighting in Africa's newest nation was the first major outbreak of violence since Machar was reappointed vice president in April. The United States, Britain, France, Angola and other members of the Security Council pushed for an arms embargo on South Sudan earlier this year. [Full Article...]

Stateliners Hold Peaceful 'Black Lives Matter' Rally in Rockford

Another Black Lives Matter march will be held at 7 p.m. Saturday at the playground on Chestnut Street in Shelby and end at the Earl Scruggs Center in uptown. "This is a peace rally". "Organizers of the march say they're thankful for the Rockford Police Officers who protected the march". In addition to being police officers, the five men who were murdered in Dallas were a part of the communitie... [Full Article...]

Davis Says All Calls For Service Will Require 2 Officers

Davis Says All Calls For Service Will Require 2 Officers University police had no interaction with Long during that time, Bryant said. On Sunday, he was shot dead along with two other police officers in the city. "In uniform I get nasty hateful looks and out of uniform some consider me a threat". Almost 2½ minutes after the first report of an officer getting shot, an officer on the scene is heard saying police do not know the shooter's location. [Full Article...]

Trump gaining on Clinton nationally

Trump gaining on Clinton nationally Clinton had the near inverse of those numbers: 59% said she was qualified, while 39% said she was not. Pat Smith, the mother of State Department employee Sean Smith, accused Clinton of lying to her by blaming the assault on an anti-Muslim video, instead of labeling it a calculated terrorist attack. [Full Article...]

Death penalty not ruled out for coup plotters, Turkey's Erdogan tells CNN

In addition to the arrests , purges of the police, military, and civil service have resulted in the sacking of some 9,000 police officers and 3,000 judges. On Sunday, Yildirim said the coup had failed and life had returned to normal, but he and other officials also urged people to take to streets at night, saying risks remained. [Full Article...]

Louisiana gunman targeted and ambushed cops, police say

He served in Iraq from June 2008 to January 2009, and records show he received several medals during his military career, including one for good conduct. Three law enforcement officers were killed and three other officers were wounded when a shooter opened fire in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, on Sunday morning. [Full Article...]

Highest Ranking Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case Aquitted

Highest Ranking Officer Charged in Freddie Gray Case Aquitted The scrutiny isn't over for Rice. Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake said in a statement Monday that Rice would now face an administrative review by the police department. Additionally, it follows two attacks on police officers, in Dallas , on July 7 and Baton Rouge, July 17, which collectively killed eight officers. The trial for Officer William G. [Full Article...]

Baton Rouge Killer Didn't Make "Ambush" 911 Call, Police Say

Baton Rouge Killer Didn't Make Overall there have been 63 police fatalities so far in 2016, meaning firearms-related fatalities have made up nearly half of all officer deaths. "You see that there are some good folks on both sides that are trying, it's just such rough situation, such a tiring situation for all parties involved", Collins said. [Full Article...]

Effort to thwart Donald Trump's Republican National Convention foes suffers initial setback

Finishing almost 40 percentage points higher than his closest rival, Trump did so well among Rhode Island's GOP voters in the April 26 primary that most of the state's delegates are die-hard supporters who were elected to represent him. [Full Article...]

New Hampshire police use 'Pokemon Go' find as bait to lure fugitives

New Hampshire police use 'Pokemon Go' find as bait to lure fugitives Appearances of rare Pokemon have caused massive crowd gatherings all over the world, with recently the appearance of ultra-rare Pokemon Vaporeon in Central Park, New York, causing players to flock together. Indeed, the police in Milford, Michigan, had much more luck catching a crook, after a player with an outstanding warrant turned up at the police station to try and install himself as the new gy... [Full Article...]

Baton Rouge shooter 'intentionally targeted and assassinated' officers: Authorities

Baton Rouge shooter 'intentionally targeted and assassinated' officers: Authorities But only a week before his death, he wrote a heartbreaking and prophetic Facebook post begging for peace in his community. We also continue to grieve for the families of Alton Sterling in Baton Rouge , Philando Castile in Minneapolis, and all who have suffered because of violence. [Full Article...]

First funerals held for Dallas officers

The lawsuit describes the protests as peaceful and blames law enforcement for escalating the situation. When it comes to shootings by police, "they can't be right every time ", he said. Those will be held on Friday and Saturday. Smith was an Army veteran who had been on the Dallas police force 28 years. Three of the Dallas police officers gunned down in a racist rampage were remembered We... [Full Article...]

Will conventions change views of Trump and Clinton?

At a time when the reeling from the ambush and murder of almost a dozen police officers within less than two weeks, and tensions between blacks and police are at a decades-long high, Trump is touting as the "law and order" candidate. [Full Article...]

Anti-Trump effort slow to start in Cleveland

Throughout the primaries, presidential hopefuls have earned delegates based on how citizens voted. Mr. Chairman, we are calling on you to support us in reaffirming the longstanding principle that delegates to the GOP Convention can vote their conscience in the name of preserving the legacy of our party and our nation . [Full Article...]

Turkey removes 8000 police officers across the country

Turkey removes 8000 police officers across the country Gulen, who is living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, denied he had anything to do with it. Investors will be watching President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's response to last week's failed coup attempt in Turkey, according to Bernard Haykel, professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. [Full Article...]

Slain police officer's Facebook post leaves a heartbreaking legacy

Outside of Jackson's house, about 13 miles from where he grew up in Baton Rouge , a pair of sheriff's deputies cars stood sentry as family grieved his killing on Sunday. But if we are truly to honor his service and mourn his loss - and the loss of his friends and colleagues, and of too many others who have been taken from us - we must not let hatred infect our hearts. [Full Article...]

What it means to say "Black Lives Matter"

Some Black Lives Matter supporters and their counter protesters say they are now one in Dallas . Black Lives Matter has recently made headlines in Canada thanks largely to the group's Toronto branch, which held up the Toronto Pride parade earlier this month to protest the lack of diversity in the Pride organization. [Full Article...]

Queer L.A. Protestors: "Black Lives Matter Here"

There were also countless chants of " Black Lives Matter ", "Hands Up Don't Shoot" and "No Justice No Peace". The policemen were praised online for carrying out their duties and protecting them from harm, with one Twitter user posting that they should be knighted for their service. [Full Article...]

How Top GOP Officials Are Shooting Down 'Free the Delegates' Efforts

In 2012, they flooded the Tampa Bay area to celebrate one of the industry's favorite sons, Mitt Romney , getting the nomination. Arizona delegate Lori Hack announced Sunday on her Facebook page that she would not be voting for Trump , despite the fact that rules say all of her state's delegates are bound to him. [Full Article...]

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