Hillary Clinton named U.S. Senator Tim Kaine as her running mate on Friday, opting for an experienced governing partner who will help her present the Democratic ticket as a steady alternative to the unpredictable campaign of Republican presidential rival Donald Trump.
The selection of Kaine, a self-described “boring” Virginian with a reputation for low-key competence, could appeal to independents and moderates, but it quickly angered liberal groups that object to his advocacy for an Asian free-trade pact. Continue reading
Yahoo News – by Keith Coffman
DENVER (Reuters) – Residents of a small farming community in eastern Colorado have been warned to avoid drinking the town’s water after THC, the psychoactive agent in marijuana, was found in one of its feeder wells, authorities said on Thursday.
A public works employee in Hugo, a town of about 800 people 90 miles southeast of Denver, detected the chemical and health officials believe it is “marijuana THC-related,” the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook posting. Continue reading
The FBI is offering a $10,000 reward to help retrieve an assault-style weapon, a handgun and other equipment that was stolen July 10 from an agency vehicle that was parked along the H Street corridor in Northeast Washington.
Authorities said that the vehicle — a Ford Expedition — was locked and that someone smashed a rear window and took a secured gun lock box. The agent reported the missing items to police about 7:50 a.m.; the FBI said they think the break-in occurred between 12 a.m. and 2 a.m. Continue reading
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Police in New Jersey warned residents not to approach endangered rattlesnakes turning up in the community.
Manchester Township police shared photos of timber rattlesnakes on Facebook after receiving several confirmed sightings in the Roosevelt City section of the Ocean County town of Whiting. Continue reading
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UPI – by Ben Hooper
GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo., July 22 (UPI) — The owner of a Colorado bed and breakfast lassoed and wrestled with a 2-year-old black bear to free the animal’s head from a plastic jug of Cheese Balls.
Jim Hawkins, owner of Four Mile Creek Bed and Breakfast outside of Glenwood Springs, said the bear had been spotted numerous times during the past week with the clear plastic Cheese Balls container on its head, but it always wandered away before authorities arrived. Continue reading
Police in Munich reportedly said they expect “multiple dead” after a shooting spree inside a city shopping center, prompting a massive police response and an intense manhunt for possible suspects.
There were no official reports of injuries at the Olympia-Einkaufszentrum shopping mall but Germany’s dpa news agency reported that police are saying “we expect multiple dead.” Continue reading
Information Liberation – by Chris Menahan
Shocking video shows a young African-American male violently rob a 95-year-old woman outside a mall in Tennessee.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A man has been charged with the assault of a woman outside Oak Court Mall.
Electronic Intifada – by Rania Khalek
Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed rejected a demand from groups affiliated with the movement for Black lives to halt Israel’s training relationship with local police departments.
Following a resurgence of street protests over the gruesome police slayings of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, two Black men killed on film in Louisiana and Minnesota, Reed held a meeting with a collective of protesters calling themselves #ATLisREADY to discuss their list of demands. Continue reading
Free Thought Project – by Claire Bernish
An as-yet unnamed North Miami Police officer who shot a behavioral therapist attempting to calm a distressed autistic man who was carrying a toy truck, was apparently aiming for that autistic patient, a union official said Thursday.
How, exactly, this new information should quell public outrage over the already wholly unjustified shooting remains to be explained. Continue reading
A Chicago police officer was wounded and a suspect was fatally shot on Thursday when police responded to a man acting erratically on the city’s south side, police said.
When officers approached the suspect at about 8:15 p.m., he reached into a backpack, pulled out a gun and shot one of the officers in the leg, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson told a news conference. Continue reading
Breitbart – by Warner Todd Huston
An expedition to the North Pole intended to measure the effects of global warming ground to a halt this month when the scientist’s ship got blocked by the ice packs near Murmansk, Russia, reports reveal.
The Polar Ocean Challenge set out on a two-month campaign hoping to prove that the ice at the North Pole was melting. As the expedition’s website explains, the group aimed to show “that the Arctic sea ice coverage shrinks back so far now in the summer months that sea that was permanently locked up now can allow passage through.” Continue reading
Freedom Outpost – by Tim Brown
At least two sources are confirming that a Grand Jury has been called to decide if there is enough evidence to indict four FBI HRT team members in the coverup of LaVoy Finicum, who was shot and killed on January 26, 2016 by Oregon State Police.
Guerilla Media Network reports: Continue reading
The U.S. Secret Service is investigating a New Hampshire state representative and Donald Trump adviser who said Hillary Clinton should be shot for treason.
“Hillary Clinton should be put in the firing line and shot for treason,”Al Baldasaro, a Republican from Londonderry, N.H., said Tuesday on the Kuhner Report, a conservative radio show in Boston. Continue reading
Wall Street Journal – by Geoffrey A Fowler
Two things beloved by San Francisco resident Galen Pewtherer just couldn’t get along: his Edwardian-style house and wireless Internet access.
In 2008, Mr. Pewtherer tried to replace his old-fashioned cable Internet connection with a Wi-Fi network that he could share with other tenants in his building. “It turned out to be impossible,” says the 38-year-old program manager at Cisco Systems Inc. “We couldn’t get signal in or out of one room.”
The Secretary-General of the United Nations (UNSG or just SG) is the head of the United Nations Secretariat, one of the principal organs of the United Nations. The Secretary-General also acts as the de facto spokesperson and leader of the United Nations. Their role is laid out by Chapter XV (Articles 97 to 101) of the United Nations Charter.
The rack is a torture device consisting of a rectangular, usually wooden frame, slightly raised from the ground, with a roller at one or both ends. Continue reading