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The first night of a state-imposed curfew in Ferguson, Missouri, ended seven arrests, after police dressed in riot gear used armored vehicles to disperse defiant protesters who refused to leave a St. Louis suburb. Capt. Ron Johnson said protesters weren't the reason for the escalated police reaction, but people had broken into a barbecue restaurant and a man flashed a handgun in the street as armored vehicles approached the crowd. [ More ]
 

 

US rethinks giving military gear to police

After a decade of sending military equipment to civilian police departments across the country, federal officials are reconsidering the idea in light of the violence in Ferguson, Missouri. The public has absorbed images of heavily armed police and tear gas plumes. Against that backdrop, Eric Holder said "I am deeply concerned that the deployment of military equipment and vehicles sends a conflicting message, especially to black folks." [ More ]
 

 

Perry indictment exposes political divide

An Egyptian-brokered cease-fire halting the Gaza war held into Monday morning, allowing Palestinians to leave homes and shelters as negotiators agreed to resume talks in Cairo. The truce took effect just after midnight, preceded by heavy rocket fire toward Israel. In Cairo, the Egyptian Foreign Ministry said the cease-fire would allow humanitarian aid into battered Gaza neighborhoods and the reopening of indirect talks on a more lasting deal. [ More ]

 

 

U.S. bombs Islamic terrorists in Iraq

U.S. fighters dropped bombs on Islamic militants in Iraq Friday, the Pentagon said, carrying out President Barack Obama's promise of military force to counter the advancing militants and confront the threat they pose to Iraqi civilians and Americans still stationed there. Pentagon press secretary John Kirby said two F/A-18 jets dropped 500-pound bombs on a piece of artillery and the truck towing it. The militants were shelling Kurdish forces defending Irbil.  [ More ]

 

 

 Iraq welcomes US aid to stranded civilians

Iraqis on Friday welcomed the U.S. airlift of emergency aid to thousands of people who fled to the mountains to escape Islamic extremists and called for greater intervention, as U.S. warplanes struck the militants for the first time. Cargo planes dropped parachuted crates of food and water over an area in the mountains outside Sinjar, where thousands of members of the Yazidi minority where sheltering, according to unidentified witnesses. [ More ]

 

 

Justices silent over execution drug secrecy

No one on the Supreme Court objected publicly when the justices voted to let Arizona proceed with the execution of Joseph Wood, who unsuccessfully sought information about the drugs that would be used to kill him. Inmates in Florida and Missouri went to their deaths by lethal injection in the preceding weeks after the high court refused to block their executions. And once again, no justice said the executions should be stopped. [ More ]

 

 

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Police: Jail inmate died from eating cellmate's drug-soaked underwear

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Kentucky (Gawker) -  A Kentucky jail inmate is under investigation for murder after he allegedly shared his contraband drug-soaked underwear with a cellmate, who died of a methadone overdose. Jessamine County jailers said Michael Jones, 55, soaked the underpants in liquid methadone during a temporary funeral leave. He allegedly ripped up the dosed undies and shared them with cellmates.  [ More ]

 

Redhead sent home from school for 'disruptive' hair

MUSCLE SHOALS, Alabama (ABC) -   Personal style is designed to make a statement. Still, Hayleigh Black never expected that hers would land her in the principal's office. No sooner had she arrived for her first day back at school this year than the 16-year-old was told to go home. According to the Muscle Shoals school system in Muscle Shoals, Alabama, her red hair was too disruptive to remain in the building. [ More ]

 

Wife of top Texas anti-gay crusader divorces him to be with lesbian partner

SOMEWHERE-IN-TEXAS (Raw Story) -  The leader of an anti-LGBT group who has joined with Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott to ban same-sex marriage had his own marriage end after his wife began a romantic relationship with another woman. Corrine Morris Rodriguez Saenz was dating another woman when she filed for divorce in 2011. Six months later, Jonathan Saenz became president of the state’s anti-gay group, Texas Values. [ More ]

 

Many Kenyan men flee to avoid forced circumcisions

 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The circumcision season among Kenya's Bukusu ethnic group brings a festive atmosphere: music, food and free-flowing beer. For the uncircumcised men from other tribes in the area, it's time to flee. At least 12 men from other tribes have been forcibly circumcised since the start of the circumcisions in August, according to police and local authorities. Others have sought refuge in police stations to avoid the knife's cut. [ More ]

 

Boy, 6, drives toy car onto NY parkway

WHITE PLAINS, New York (AP) -  A 6-year-old boy drove his battery-powered toy car onto a suburban parkway before grown-up motorists rescued him, police said Monday. Westchester County police spokesman Kieran O'Leary said three drivers formed a slow-moving shield around the boy on the Bronx River Parkway, then one pulled over and ran to grab the boy and his little vehicle and move them onto the shoulder. [ More ]

 

Vietnam’s taste for ‘little tiger’ leaves cat owners in constant fear

HANOI, VIETNAM (Raw Story) -  The enduring popularity of “little tiger” as a snack to accompany a beer in Vietnam means that cat owners live in constant fear of animal snatchers, despite an official ban. At an unassuming restaurant next to a carwash in central Hanoi, a cat is prepared for hungry clients: drowned, shaved and burned to remove all fur before being cut up and fried with garlic.  [ More ]

 

Japanese high school girl 'dismembers classmate'’

SASEBO, JAPAN (BBC) - A high school girl has been arrested on suspicion of killing and dismembering a classmate, Japanese police say. The 15-year-old was arrested on Sunday in Sasebo city in Japan's southern Nagasaki prefecture. Police said the girl beat her friend and then strangled her on Saturday. She then severed the victim's head and cut off one of her hands, they said. [ More ]

 

‘Allah’ handle gets Turkish Twitterer sentenced to 15 months in prisons

SOMEWHERE-IN-TURKEY (Washington Times) -  A Turkish Twitter user learned the hard way that Muslim hardliners mean business when they preach against disrespecting their god’s name: He was sentenced to prison for using a social media handle that included the word “Allah.” The man adopted the Twitter handle “@CenabiAllah.” He was arrested and charged with “humiliating the religious values accepted by a part of the people.” [ More ]
 

Nun tells students: Masturbation and ‘lack of masculinity’ make you gay

CHARLOTTE, NC  (Raw Story) -  Officials at Charlotte Catholic High School in North Carolina apologized to parents and students on Wednesday following a guest speaker’s remarks condemning homosexuality at a school assembly. “The statement she basically made was that homosexuality was something developed from lack of masculinity or a lack of father figures in one life,” one student told WSOC regarding the speech from Sister Jane Dominic Laurel. [ More ]

 

Back to the 8th Century: Afghanistan plans stoning adulterers to death

SOMEWHERE-IN-THE-CAVES-OF-AFGHANISTAN (Al Jazeera) -  Afghanistan's government is considering restoring stoning for adultery, a punishment used by the Taliban during its time in power. "Men and women who commit adultery shall be punished based on the circumstances to one of the following punishments: lashing, stoning [to death]," states article 21 of a draft of the new penal code. Article 23 specifies that the stoning should be public. [ More ]

 

Israeli "police officer" rapes two Palestinian boys

RAMALLAH, Palestine (Kawther) - Two Palestinian children were sexually assaulted by an armed Israeli assailant dressed in a police uniform. The perpetrator, driving a white car with Israeli license plates, approached the two boys while they grazed their goats in a field. With his firearm visible, he ordered them to strip from the waist down and sexually assaulted them one at a time. Asked to comment, Paris Hilton said, "that's hot!" [ More ]
 

 

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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking

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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking

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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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San Antonio teen accused of killing dad with ax reportedly laughs at his booking



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Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-lawyer-doug-christie-who-defended-zundel-and-keegstra-is-dying-1.80575#sthash.K3ROXUwt.dpuf
Victoria lawyer Doug Christie, who defended Zundel and Keegstra, is dying - See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/victoria-lawyer-doug-christie-who-defended-zundel-and-keegstra-is-dying-1.80575#sthash.K3ROXUwt.dpuf
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