Confirmed by medical staff at scene: Rubber bullets used on protesters. Number of resulting injuries unknown at this point. #ukraine
(MICHAEL RAMIREZ Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate)
(MICHAEL RAMIREZ Copyright 2014 Creators Syndicate)
The bank’s CEO will get a 74% jump in compensation, even after it had to pay $13 billion in a settlement with the Department of Justice and acknowledged that it misled investors about the quality of risky mortgage-backed securities ahead of the 2008 financial crisis.
The rich getting richer while the fucked-over continue to get, well, fucked over.
- Picture of a suspect. This is from Claflin University Police. The campuses are side by side. #News19 pic.twitter.com/uq3wVBQTcQ
- Suspect Justin Bernard Singleton. This is from Claflin University Police. #News19 pic.twitter.com/18NzAl6kg6
- Claflin sends photo of suspect in #SCStateShooting. Justin Bernard Singleton from Charleston MT @StevenDialWLTX: pic.twitter.com/LPkIuitqnj
- Coming up at 4 p.m.: S.C. State University school shooting news conference http://on.wfmy.com/1aPYOpm
- Loud sirens continue to sound on campus as helicopter circles near scene of shooting #News19 pic.twitter.com/JZo00ScKRh
"We’ve prepared a present for you and all tourists who’ll come over," they said in the video.
Two young men who took the blame for the recent string of bombing attacks in the Russian city of Volgograd also threatened to leave a “present” at next month’s Olympic Games in a video released today.
“We’ve prepared a present for you and all tourists who’ll come over,” they said in the video, which CNN reports was posted on a well-known Jihadi forum. “If you will hold the Olympics, you’ll get a present from us for the Muslim blood that’s been spilled.”
The men, who are believed to have carried out the Volgograd attacks, are dressed in black and standing in front of a black banner with a religious verse that has been associated with al Qaeda-linked extremists.
The threat was released the same day that an interview with President Vladimir Putin was broadcast, in which he promises to keep Olympic visitors safe.
“We will try to make certain that the security measures are not intrusive or too conspicuous, so they are not too noticeable for the athletes, the Olympics’ guests or journalists,” Putin said. “But at the same time, we will do our utmost to ensure that they are effective.”
"War’s finally started," wrote one opposition lawmaker. "Laws don’t apply anymore."
Clad in helmets and gas masks, wielding sticks and shields, and chanting “Re-vo-lu-tion!,” protesters in Kiev, the capital, rushed a police bus blocking their way to parliament and set it on fire with Molotov cocktails, local media reported.
Later in the evening, they fired rubber bullets, according to a reporter for the Kyiv Post, the local English-language newspaper.
Western officials called for an end to the violence. Ukrainians, however, are furious with foreign governments for professing moral support but doing little to back it up.
The European Union said earlier this week that it was not considering Ukrainian officials involved in earlier outbreaks of violence.
The State Department said earlier this week that “all options are on the table” if the situation deteriorates, including sanctions.
How long before we start seeing this in America? How many millions will need to starve to death, become homeless, lose their jobs and everything else before this happens here?
A second Maryland woman has been charged with murder in connection with the Friday stabbing deaths of two children during an exorcism attempt, authorities said.
Two children died of multiple stab wounds and two others are hospitalized with undisclosed injuries, police said.
Monifa Denise Sanford, 21, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and two counts of attempted first-degree murder, Montgomery County Police said.
Earlier, authorities announced that the children’s mother, Zakieya L. Avery, 28, also faces the same charges. Police said Saturday that Avery stabbed two of her children to death and wounded two others while attempting an exorcism.
Sanford was briefly hospitalized after the incident and was charged after she was released. Police believe she is not related to the family, but lived at the same residence in Germantown.
Norell Harris, 1, and his sister, Zyana Harris, 2, suffered fatal stab wounds while their siblings, who are 5 and 8, were hospitalized, authorities said.
VALDOSTA, Ga. (AP) — A south Georgia funeral home broke no laws when it used newspapers to stuff the body of a Valdosta teenager found dead last year inside a rolled up gym mat at his school, state regulators concluded in a report sent to the teen’s parents.
The family of 17-year-old Kendrick Johnson of Valdosta filed a complaint with the Georgia Board of Funeral Service last year after newspaper was found in the place of his missing organs when the body was exhumed for a second autopsy. Johnson’s parents, who are fighting to have their son’s death declared a homicide after authorities concluded it was a freak accident, said they were outraged and found the funeral home’s use of newspapers to be disrespectful.
Attorneys for the Johnson family released a letter from the board saying it found Harrington Funeral Home broke no state law. However, the board also noted that using newspaper to fill a body cavity is not considered a “best practice” and that other materials are “more acceptable than newspaper,” The Valdosta Daily Times reported Saturday (http://bit.ly/1f0scc1).
Roy Copeland, an attorney for Harrington Funeral Home, said its owners were “certainly happy” with regulators’ finding that it did nothing illegal.
Students at Lowndes High School discovered Johnson’s body Jan. 11, 2013, inside a rolled up gym mat propped against the wall beside the bleachers. A Georgia Bureau of Investigation medical examiner concluded he died from positional asphyxia, meaning his body was stuck upside down and he was unable to breathe. Sheriff’s investigators concluded Johnson got trapped in the mat while reaching for a gym shoe that had fallen inside.
Johnson’s parents insist someone must have killed him and have pushed to reopen the case. The U.S. attorney for middle Georgia is reviewing the investigation with help from the FBI.
It’s still unclear what happened to Johnson’s internal organs after the GBI autopsy. The GBI has said it returned the organs to the body before sending it to the funeral home. But the funeral home has said the organs were missing when the body arrived. Lowndes County Coroner Bill Watson has said many of Johnson’s organs were deemed too badly decomposed to be preserved and had to be disposed of before the body was embalmed.
A police officer can’t pull you over and arrest you just because you gave him the finger, a federal appeals court declared!
Mark one down for the first amendment my friends!