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Legislators promote sexual assault awareness month


The perpetrator appealed the sentence and his case went to the Italian supreme court, where the case was overturned. Judges determined because the victim in the case had tight jeans on, she must have helped her rapist remove them, implying consent. Read More »

Georgia officers fired, investigated after separate cases of excessive force


Police said videos showed the officers violating the law and department policies during the traffic stop Wednesday. Hollins said he is still physically and emotionally traumatized by the ordeal. Chief Ayers is giving a press conference now in reference to Ofc. Gwinnett County is one of the most diverse in the state and the entire Southeast . Read More »

Federal judge issues order blocking Arkansas executions


In addition to the stays granted two men, an Arkansas circuit court judge, Wendell Griffen of Pulaski County, on Friday issued a temporary restraining order barring authorities from using vecuronium bromide, part of a lethal three-drug cocktail the state meant to use. Read More »

Bus driver cited for driving too fast in West Virginia crash


The Intelligencer and Wheeling News-Register reports the bus carrying football players from Buckeye Local High School in Rayland, Ohio, slammed into a tree Thursday evening along Route 88 near West Liberty, about 15 miles south of Weirton. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, authorities said. Investigators say the accident involved a school bus and a taxi, but right now they don't know who was at fault. Read More »

Defeat then court for Jakarta governor


But the governor - known by his nickname Ahok - lost a once-unassailable lead after a controversy erupted previous year over claims that he had insulted Islam, a grave charge in Indonesia. What remains true, however, is that the sentence the prosecutors are calling for is significantly more lenient than the maximum four years' imprisonment for blasphemy as enshrined under the Indonesian criminal code. Read More »

Abductors of traditional ruler in Ondo reduce ransom to N3m


Confirming the release, spokesman for the Ondo State Police Command, Mr Femi Joseph, said the monarch was seen walking by the roadside in Ayede-Ogbese, a small town along the Akure-Owo highway. The two traditional rulers urged the state government to provide adequate security for royal fathers in the state. An inside source said the monarch must have been released sequel to payment of ransom. Read More »

Rosales, Healey homer; A's beat Seattle for fifth straight


The A's have 22 homers in only 17 games. The Mariners were 1-8 on the road coming into Saturday, hitting.186 in those games. The home run was his fourth of the season, all in the past seven games. He walked two and struck out two. "They got to those pitches", Iwakuma said of the home runs. It was also a career milestone for Plouffe - home run No. Read More »

Haley Calls Out Moscow

Moscow rejected calls by the USA to withdraw support for Syrian president Bashar al-Assad. "There is a low level of trust between our two countries". He has since made his support of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies clear, but has reiterated his stance that European members need to meet their end of the bargain if they are to continue benefiting from the military alliance. Read More »

The Buzz | China launches its 1st unmanned cargo spacecraft


China has taken another step forward in its space programme with the launch of its first cargo spacecraft. If a problem prevents launch Thursday, Chinese officials can try again on another day. Tianzhou-1 will dock with Tiangong-2 three times, said Bai. Eventually China will use these spacecraft to resupply a large, modular space station. Read More »

Every second counts in Thunderbirds' Game 1 win over the Rockets


The first period was a long one. The Rockets battled back from a 4-2 third period deficit with power play goals from Tomas Soustal and Calvin Thurkauf, but a delay of game penalty with two minutes to go in regulation time gave the T-Birds one last chance to get the victor before time expired. Read More »

Paris attack gunman named as ISIS-sympathizer Karim Cheurfi

Far-right candidate Marine Le Pen, who has made terrorism and immigration key issues in her campaign, and Francois Fillon , a conservative former prime minister, are close behind, as is Communist-backed Jean-Luc Melenchon. A female foreign tourist also was wounded, said Paris prosecutor Francois Molins. Police did however find a handwritten note praising IS near the slain attacker. Read More »

Georgia Amber Alert issued for children abducted by armed woman in Atlanta

The vehicle was stopped near the intersection of Arthur B. Langford Jr. At this point, the suspect id described as a black female who was wearing a white shirt. The NBC station WXIA in Atlanta , Atlanta Police believe the woman took 1-year-old Cloy Griffin, 2-year-old Bryson Williams, 4-year-old Brianna Williams and 13-year-old Imani Williams during an alleged carjacking. Read More »

Paris: Attacker kills officer before being shot dead

His two colleagues and the German tourist are said to be out of danger and police have been praised for helping to stop Cheurfi before he could hurt anyone else. Several hours following the attack, ISIS claimed responsibility and identified the shooter as an ISIS soldier by the name of Abu Yusuf al-Baljiki. However, the man later turned himself in at a police station in the Belgian city of Antwerp and claimed that he has nothing to do with the shooting. Read More »

Trump says he plans tax reform announcement on Wednesday

President Donald Trump signs an executive order to withdraw the USA from the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact agreed to under the Obama administration, Monday, Jan. Republicans are split over issues such as a border adjustment tax on imports, while Democrats have vowed opposition until the president follows 40 years of tradition by making his own tax returns public. Read More »

Paris terror attack hasn't boosted Marine Le Pen election chances, says journalist

And President Donald Trump appeared to throw his weight behind Le Pen's right-wing campaign, Salon noted , tweeting Friday that "the people of France will not take much more of this" in reference to the Paris attack. A presidential election in France is not usually the sort of thing that I would tell you to pay attention to. Le Pen has also echoed some of Trump's hard-line rhetoric on immigration, calling for hardening French borders to stanch what she describes as an ... Read More »

Moving Stocks: BlackBerry Limited (BBRY), AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. (AU)

Its last month's stock price volatility remained 2.19% which for the week approaches 2.59%. There is no concrete way to calculate a price target . AngloGold Ashanti Ltd. Comparatively, the peers have a net margin 8.89%, and the sector's average is -5.28%. A moving average can help cut down the amount of "noise" on a price chart. Read More »

Trump plays hardball with Dems on ObamaCare payments

Numerous changes follow recommendations from insurers, who wanted the government to address shortcomings with markets, including complaints that some people are gaming the system by signing up only when they get sick and then dropping out after being treated. Read More »

Security dominates French politics after Paris attack

The attack brought back the recurrent campaign theme of France's fight against Islamic extremism, one of the mainstays of the anti-immigration platform of far-right leader Marine Le Pen and also, to a lesser extent, of Fillon. Fillon was Prime Minister between 2007 and 2012. Bloodshed had always been feared ahead of Sunday's first round after a string of jihadist atrocities since 2015, and the shooting on the Champs-Elysees forced security to the top of the agenda in the campaign. Read More »

Turkey's PM Binali Yildirim warns opposition against street protests


The president will have the power to dissolve parliament and declare a state of emergency, while enjoying enhanced powers to appoint judges to the high court and constitutional court. The White House said Trump and Erdogan during their phone call also discussed the war in Syria, which has complicated ties between the two countries, according to The Associated Press. Read More »

Un impact sur la présidentielle difficile à évaluer — Attentat à Paris

Il est encore trop tôt pour l'affirmer. Toutefois, au vu des pronostics "très serrés" des quatre candidats, ces quelques points "sont tout de même importants", selon M. Concernant les autres candidats, Nicolas Dupont-Aignan arrive à monter à 4%, tandis que Philippe Poutou stagne à 1,5%. Une participation élevée pourrait lui être favorable, avec un mouvement vers les urnes d'électeurs habituellement plus abstentionnistes, comme les jeunes ou les ouvriers, qui lui constituent une base ... Read More »

Starbreeze Studios announces Payday 2 for Nintendo Switch

This is considered to be higher than initial expectations and forecast, as SuperData originally believed that the console could sell only about 2 millions. According to data gathered by NPD Group , the new system sold 906,000 units in North America within the first month it was on sale. By contrast, Microsoft sold more than 2 million Xbox One units during its first 18 days of availability, while Sony sold 2.1 million PlayStation 4 units during the console's first 14 days, according to ... Read More »

Police arrest German-Russian citizen in connection with Dortmund bombing


Prosecutors said the suspect had bought the Dortmund shares on the day of the attack using the IP address of l'Arrivee hotel, some 7 kilometres south of Dortmund's stadium. The team's share price has fallen by about 5.5 percent on the Deutsche Boerse since the attack and closed at 5.36 euros on Thursday. The devices, packed with metal rods, were remotely triggered, and shrapnel was found as far as 250 metres away. Read More »

Former Tennessee Running Back Jalen Hurd Will Transfer To Baylor


Hurd left Tennessee last October with plans to transfer. After starting his Tennessee career with two solid seasons, Hurd's game took a big step back last season, as he rushed for only 451 yards and rushing for 1,285 the season prior. He also dealt with a number of injuries, including a concussion, throughout the season. Before making his decision, Hurd reportedly had at least at one time been looking at possibly entering the 2017 NFL Draft and also the supplemental draft. Read More »