Grand Jury’s ‘Myth’ Report On A California Jail Snitch Scandal Draws Criticism

June 24, 2017

… presenting damning evidence gathered by the informants in court while withholding other evidence that could have been beneficial to the defense. That would violate a defendants right to due process. The grand jury also found that ongoing hearings related to the misuse of informants inside county jails, which are being conducted as part of the penalty phase in the case against mass killer Scott Dekraai, are nothing more than a witch hunt that the grand jury suggested should be stopped. The …

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Hill figures: The stories behind the scars on England’s skin – BBC News

June 24, 2017

… company as an advert, until it was covered during World War Two in case it was used as a landmark by enemy aircraft. Although the carving was neglected and nearly disappeared in the 1970s, it was restored close to its former glory in 1986 by a local scout group – which changed its name to the 1st Bulford (Kiwi) Scouts. It has now been given protected status. Image copyright Historic England Archive Image caption The YMCA emblem, which is not a regimental badge, was allowed to fade …

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London fire: Inquest versus inquiry – BBC News

June 23, 2017

… to master technical evidence and regulations (this will cover complex construction issues and building regulations in the case of Grenfell Tower), and the personality to drive the inquiry legal teams effectively and efficiently. Which works best for victims and their families? Both can work well. Hillsborough is an example of a long and painstaking inquest that addressed the needs of victims’ families. Image copyright PA Image caption Lord Justice Leveson had to conduct his inquiry …

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What an autopsy may (or may not) have revealed about Otto Warmbier’s death

June 22, 2017

… “I think it’s a terrible mistake” not to perform an autopsy, said Dr. Cyril Wecht, a prominent forensic pathologist who was not involved in Warmbier’s case. “If you have something that could be anything other than a natural death, you’re obligated to do an autopsy.” As far as what put Warmbier in a coma in the first place, Wecht said it would be difficult to determine in someone who had been comatose for such a long time “because the brain …

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Judge declares mistrial in Bill Cosby sexual assault case

June 19, 2017

… than 45 hours in sequestered deliberations since getting the case Monday, telling Judge Steven ONeill as recently as midday Friday that they werent making progress. ONeill sent them back yet again something judges have the discretion to do as many times as they see fit but by Saturday, after six days of fruitless deliberations, the jury convinced ONeill that they were never getting to a unanimous decision. Cosby seemed to know a mistrial could be coming. On Friday, he tweeted thanks to his …

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There’s a serious problem with Twitter’s account security

June 17, 2017

… your browsing history could also just make things worse But let’s back up for a second. No matter who you are, having your Twitter hacked would be a major bummer. In the case of political figures like Donald Trump, however, a hijacked account means more than just a headache think of the havoc a fake policy pronouncement could wreak? And so it was welcome news back in 2013 when Twitter rolled out two-factor authentication (2FA) to all of its users. This added layer of security allows users …

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General election 2017: What caused Labour’s youth vote surge? – BBC News

June 17, 2017

… believe in and a better future”. ‘Victory realistic’ The question is what happens next with that youth support. Is there the danger the young will be discouraged by the election result and be less likely to turn out at the next election, whenever that may be? Mr Todd thinks the opposite is the case. “For most people this project was something they believed in, but it seemed like it might not be possible. Now the prospect of victory is really realistic,” he said. …

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Here’s What We Know About The U.S. Open Airship Crash

June 16, 2017

… propane burners to fill the balloon with hot air. Pilots of commercial thermal airships usually ride alone. Thermal airships typically carry only the pilot, Alvaron Bellon, a trustee of the Lighter-Than-Air Society, an organization for blimp and airship pilots, told HuffPost in an email. In the case of the traditional helium-filled blimps, the pilot would be accompanied by a television operator. Despite earlier reports, Thompson did not deploy a parachute prior to the crash.The pilot …

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Kim Jong Un Pal Dennis Rodman Reportedly Heading To North Korea

June 14, 2017

… Rodmans 2014 visit, he insinuated that Korean-American Kenneth Bae, who was beingheld captiveat the time in North Korea, was somehow complicit in his imprisonment. But Rodman apologized, and Bae later thanked the basketball star after he was released, saying the attention Rodman had brought to his case was helpful. Rodman at his West Point talk said Kim is just a normal guy. He told me, I would love to come to America to go to a New York Knicks game. He actually said that to me, Rodman …

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I came up with some GoT season 7 theories while drinking 19 cups of coffee

June 11, 2017

… point where he actually has dreams where he kills dogs. And the final nail in this coffin: in Cheers his mother is often portrayed as cold and unstable, whereas in Frasier, his mother is regularly described as kind, sweet, and always able to find something she likes in somebody. Consensus? Two different mothers because TWO DIFFERENT FRASIERS. case. Closed. Coffee #18: Jon Snow is Frasier Now that being said…Frasier (in Frasier) is definitely Jon Snow reincarnated. This is obvious. And …

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The most ridiculous viral moments of the UK election campaign

June 9, 2017

… ‘smell his spaniel’? #GE17 pic.twitter.com/GZ3zWALHGU BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) April 27, 2017 When you’re out meeting the public and, in this case, animals there are plenty of opportunities for awkwardness. On this occasion it was a video clip of Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron appearing to ask a man to “smell his spaniel”, which quickly sparked the inevitable headlines and Twitter jokes. In hindsight, Farron was probably suggesting that the man’s …

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Trump, critics gird for long war after Comey’s moment

June 9, 2017

… Schumer said Thursday. Yet the most intriguing takeaway of Comey’s performance for the ages, despite his scalding indictment of Trump, was that Republicans came away with more than they had hoped for to bolster their defense of the President. Republicans previewed a logical alternative thesis of the President’s actions based on Comey’s explosive testimony that Trump tried to convince him to go easy on Flynn. It’s a case that ultimately could serve as an argument …

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‘Stranger Things’ Season 2 will explain what’s wrong with Mike

June 8, 2017

… faces arriving in Hawkins to round out the case. The most important of the bunch may be Max (Sadie Sink), who attempts to work her way into their tight-knit group. “She’s this sort of tomboy, badass little skateboarder punk,” Wolfhard says. “She shows the boys that you can be a lot more inviting.” While breaking into their very exclusive clique may seem difficult at first, if anyone is up for the task it’s Max. “It’s tough because because …

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Guys seeking a ‘generic’ dad on Craigslist ad want a paternal presence at their BBQ

June 7, 2017

… comedian Bill Murray, barbecue co-host Dane Anderson told The Huffington Post in an interview. In case Murray is a no-show, there’s probably still an array of dads who can meet those burger-flipping, Jimmy Buffet-summer needs. To those interested: just keep in mind that this gig isn’t paid. But hey, there’ll be tons of food and beer. “We’re just looking for a dad to crack a cold one open with the boys,” Anderson said to KHQ-TV. Any takers? WATCH: Bacon lovers …

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’13 Reasons Why’ showrunner says ‘there’s quite a bit more of Hannah’s story to tell’ in Season 2

June 5, 2017

… going to do with closure and moving on and if he’s going to be able to at all.” Clay may have ended Season 1 looking as if he had a giant weight lifted off his chest, driving away with his friends after passing the tapes on to the school guidance counselor, but Minette “would be surprised if he’s able to just move on.” “I don’t think that’s going to be the case,” he said. “I’m sure his anxiety is going to come into play still. He …

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The Secret Sorority at Penn States Deadly Hazing Party

June 5, 2017

… advisers, national oversight, general leadership, and risk-management training makes it a worst-case scenario for a campus organization, according to students and parents on campus who told The Daily Beast that placing restrictions on fraternities and sororities and ignoring groups like Trilogy is naive. Trilogy has been allowed to continue with no advisers, no oversight, and Penn State is well aware of it, said a sorority collegiate adviser who asked to remain anonymous because she has a …

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Hey Corporate America, Please Sponsor This Column!

June 5, 2017

… apparently recoiling from the specter of commercialization. But given the way sponsorship has metastasized across the sports universe, the seems like a case of straining at a gnat after having swallowed whole caravans of camels. NBA teams play in the Quicken Loans Arena, American Airlines Arena, the Air Canada Centre, the Bankers Life Fieldhouse. Major league baseball is played in Minute Maid Park, Citi Field, Tropicana Field, Globe Life Park. Virtually every college bowl game comes with a …

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This is what 24 hours at the Cannes Film Festival looks like

May 29, 2017

… You can watch them from screens in the press rooms, but it’s sort of fun to be in the same room as the cast and crew and see how they react to the questions up close. In my case it was also an opportunity to take a borderline-inappropriate number of photographs of Jake Gyllenhaal’s chiselled beard. 11:10am Attempt to befriend Jake Gyllenhaal. Here’s important confirmation that I have now been in the same room as Jake Gyllenhaal. Just look at that sculpted facial hair. …

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REPORT: Trump To Set Up ‘War Room’ To Repel Russia Probe Attacks

… join the administration as early as next week, a source close to him said. This month, the Justice Department named Robert Mueller, a former FBI director, as an independent special counsel in the probe. Trump has been frustrated of late that his communications team hasnt done a more effective job at making the case that he isnt implicated in the Russia probe and highlighting his administrations successes, sources close to the president said. Another Republican close to the White House said …

May 27, 2017
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U.S. Stocks Advance, Bonds Mixed as Oil Tops $51: Markets Wrap

… and France’s is gathering momentum, adding to evidence that the European economy is on firm footing. That’s bolstering the case for investing in the region. With President Trump overseas, renewed political turmoil in Washington did little to capture investor attention Tuesday as the White House delivered a budget that seeks steep cuts to social programs. Read our Markets Live blog here. Here are some key upcoming events: Trump’s tour will headed to Group of Seven and NATO …

May 25, 2017
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Billy Bush Plans Return To TV After Soul-Searching And Walking On Fire

… women from the then-reality star before. I felt that, in that moment, he was being typically Donald, which is performing and shocking. Almost like Andrew Dice Clay, the stand-up comedian: Does he really do the things that hes saying or is that his act? And in Donalds case, I equated it that way. When he said what he said, Id like to think if I had thought for a minute that there was a grown man detailing his sexual assault strategy to me, Id have called the FBI. And Ive done a lot of …

May 22, 2017
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Your Weekend Horoscopes May 19-21: Black Out All Weekend & Blame It On Your Sign

… case it wasnt clear enough, you have no problem letting everyone know. Yeah, shit is unfair and life is awful, but the only person who can do anything about it is you. This weekend, start taking the steps towards a life that doesnt make you want to die on a daily basis. Your friends and family are behind you 100%, mostly because they dont want to listen to you bitch for the rest of their lives. Get out there and makes moves, Taurus. Win or lose, at least you actually did something. Gemini Youre …

May 21, 2017
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Dont Pass Go: AI Will Beat You at Pretty Much Everything

… captured by the other players stones. The game gets more complicated when players link stones, which makes them harder but more enticing to capture. For AI, the sheer number of possibilities (2.082 x 10170, according to mathematiciansmore atoms than there are in the universe, in case youre counting) makes Go incredibly difficult to play and win. But if its one thing we know about AI, its not to count it out for long. DeepMind, a British AI company that Google acquired two years ago, has a simple …

May 21, 2017
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Maria Bamford gets painfully real about student loans: ‘To receive an invoice is to know you’re alive’

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May 20, 2017
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Sally Yates Says There Are ‘Serious Questions’ About Comey Firing

… where she worked for 27 years. Its inappropriate. The Russians also knew that Gen. Flynn had misled the vice president and others, Yates testified to the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, noting a situation was created where the national security adviser could essentially be blackmailed. In Tuesdays interview, Yates said that wasnt the case. Yates said recent news could have a chilling effect at the DOJ and alluded that her own ouster could stoke worry among career …

May 17, 2017
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