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California Taser death victim went 14 minutes with no care

California Taser death victim went 14 minutes with no care His brother, Steve Binkley, allegedly came to the door and threatened the officers while holding a handgun, Losacco said. He refused officers' orders to put the gun down. Steve Binkley was booked into the Burbank City Jail on suspicion of threatening a public officer, with bail set at $25,000, Losacco said. The incident was being investigated by Burbank police detectives and the Los Angeles County... [Full Article...]

In dramatic turnaround, Cruz decides to vote for former arch-rival Trump

Trump sparked a wave of controversy by posting an unflattering photo of Cruz's wife. Trump responded to the news by saying he was "greatly honored" to have the endorsement of "a tough and brilliant opponent". Michael McCaul, an outspoken supporter of Trump's from Texas. They spoke on the condition of anonymity because these were internal discussions. Trump and Cruz repeatedly clashed during th... [Full Article...]

WikiLeaks' Assange promises leaks on US election, Google

Assange quickly wrote off expectations that a major announcement would be made. "Do they show interesting features of USA power factions and how they operate? Yes they do", he said, addressing an anniversary event in Berlin via videolink . [Full Article...]

Nawaz Sharif accuses India of double standards on Kashmir

Nawaz Sharif accuses India of double standards on Kashmir An exclusive report in Pakistan's Dawn newspaper said that in an "extraordinary" meeting earlier this week, intelligence agencies and army officials were told "not to interfere if law enforcement acts against militant groups that are banned". [Full Article...]

Hurricane Matthew's storm surge could surpass Hugo's destructive force, Gov. Haley says

Hurricane Matthew's storm surge could surpass Hugo's destructive force, Gov. Haley says SC officials are warning people along the southern coast of SC that they will face a life-threatening storm surge, possibly worse than those experienced during Hurricane Hugo in 1989. Indeed, the largest evacuation in SC in at least 17 years began on Wednesday, with hundreds of thousands of people starting to move inland. "You need to look at the entire area the storm could impact". [Full Article...]

Trump looms large in New Hampshire Senate debate

Trump looms large in New Hampshire Senate debate In the Balance is NHPR's blog looking at the race for U.S. Senate between Republican incumbent Kelly Ayotte and Democrat Gov. Maggie Hassan. But her campaign issued a statement shortly afterward, in which Ayotte reversed herself. Ayotte explained that she's taken this odd stance "Because I've had some disagreements with him, and I've been quite clear about those disagreements". [Full Article...]

NC bishop to lead Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia

NC bishop to lead Catholic Diocese of Arlington, Virginia Bishop Burbidge, 59, was most recently Bishop of the Diocese of Raleigh. The Diocese of Raleigh announced Tuesday that it was informed during the early morning hours that Bishop Michael Burbidge has been appointed by Pope Francis to serve as the Bishop of the Diocese of Arlington , Virginia. [Full Article...]

US Atlantic coast braces for Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane-force winds extended 45 miles (72 kilometers) from the center. The United Nations disaster risk agency says the scale of the destruction in the most remote parts of Haiti's southwestern peninsula is still unknown. "When a hurricane is forecast to take a track roughly parallel to a coastline, as Matthew is forecast to do from Florida through SC, it becomes very hard to specify impac... [Full Article...]

Ex-Florida QB Chris Leak being investigated for sexual assault of student

Ex-Florida QB Chris Leak being investigated for sexual assault of student Orlando police confirmed to News 13 that Leak had not been arrested. No charges have been filed as the investigation continues. The massage began with the back of his legs and moved to the front, at which point Leak allegedly pulled the girl's hands up onto his genitals. [Full Article...]

Baylor University Title IX Coordinator Resigns Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

In her televised interview, Crawford said Baylor officials marginalized her by leaving her out of meetings, undermining her authority and making decisions that should be left to a Title IX coordinator. "There was a mediation and Texas law is quite clear that you can not comment on what took place at the mediation", Dunne said. Crawford said. "I was being retaliated against for fighting discrimin... [Full Article...]

Chicago Police Department to hire almost 1000 new officers

There will also be promotions for existing officers, with 200 new detectives, 112 new sergeants and 50 new lieutenants, he said. Johnson said that the decision to increase the police force came following discussions with the mayor but said that he had no information on how Chicago planned to pay for the addition of new officers. [Full Article...]

Time is Right for Drew Carey to back Gary Johnson

Time is Right for Drew Carey to back Gary Johnson Pollsters find that many of them are struggling over whether to vote for a third-party candidate, the strongest of whom is Johnson, on the ballot in all the states and Washington, D.C. "You know, pop quizzes on TV are just not Gary's long suit". In most cases, we make things worse, and I pose Syria right now as an example of that. [Full Article...]

Chicago Hires Hundreds of New Police

Whatever the number, Mayor Rahm Emanuel said on "Connected to Chicago" Sunday it's going to take more than additional cops. Asked about possible funding sources for more officers, Poppe reiterated that Emanuel has said the 2017 city budget would not include any property, sales or gas taxes to pay for officers. [Full Article...]

Chicago's mayor to deliver major speech on city crime

The breakdown is 516 new officers, 92 field-training officers, 200 detectives, 112 sergeants and 50 lieutenants, Guglielmi said. He would only say the mayor has been " very clear that his priority in the budget is going to be public safety " and that whatever resources Johnson needs, he will get " without an increase in general revenue taxes " on sales, property or gasoline. [Full Article...]

Libertarian Nominee Johnson: Marijuana 'Has Something To Do With Denver Vibrancy'

Libertarian Nominee Johnson: Marijuana 'Has Something To Do With Denver Vibrancy' William Weld, interjected Shimon Peres. Gary JohnsonGary JohnsonDrew Carey joins Gary Johnson campaign Gary Johnson: You can't get into a war with a country you can't find Poll: Clinton leads Trump by 10 points in battleground Pa. He is pro-choice, and he is against military engagement for the objective of regime change but said, "If we are attacked, we will attack back". "Screw 'em if it means ... [Full Article...]

Drew Carey joins Gary Johnson campaign

Drew Carey joins Gary Johnson campaign The House of Representatives would elect the president . I've been watching the new TV series "Designated Survivor", and frankly I can't imagine either of the our presidential candidates being able to cope with such an emergency. But we are not running for president, a position in which familiarity with foreign leaders ought to be a minimum requirement. The Libertarian candidate attacked Repu... [Full Article...]

Chicago Police Department to hire almost 1000 new officers

There will also be promotions for existing officers, with 200 new detectives, 112 new sergeants and 50 new lieutenants, he said. Johnson said that the decision to increase the police force came following discussions with the mayor but said that he had no information on how Chicago planned to pay for the addition of new officers. [Full Article...]

Drew Carey Joins Gary Johnson Campaign to Help Stop Needless War

Drew Carey Joins Gary Johnson Campaign to Help Stop Needless War The remarks continue Johnson's attempts to turn a gaffe signaling his ignorance of world affairs into an asset. "We have to take some responsibility for a lot of people that have died". Other state chairs include 1990s TV star Melissa Joan Hart , who lives in CT and former State Treasurer of New Jersey Andrew Sidamon-Eristoff. But the state where Johnson happens to have been governor also just ... [Full Article...]

Chicago to add 970 new police positions over next 2 years

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson formally announced on Wednesday that the department will be adding 970 total positions to the force by 2018. "We did an overall analysis of the department.I took a real hard look at it and this is what I think we need to make Chicago safer", he said. "Any move toward an increase in manpower is appreciated by us and law-abiding citizens". [Full Article...]

Gary Johnson stands by being skeptical of elected officials, foreign leaders

Gary Johnson stands by being skeptical of elected officials, foreign leaders A total of 270 electoral votes are needed to clinch the election. Because of "hanging chads" and other questions of faulty ballots, there were calls for recounts in some districts. He made headlines recently for a couple of gaffes: Not being able to name a foreign leader who he admired and asking "what is Aleppo " when asked about the Syrian city at the center of the refugee crisis. [Full Article...]


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