Philando Castile shooting: Dashcam video shows rapid event

June 21, 2017

(CNN)What’s most shocking is how fast it happened. Until Tuesday, few people had seen the dashcam video from July 6, 2016, when Officer Jeronimo Yanez killed Castile in Minnesota. It was shown in court during Yanez’s trial. Yanez tells Castile his brake lights are out. The video does not show Yanez’s point of view or the inside of Castile’s car, where his girlfriend Diamond Reynolds and her 4-year-old daughter were passengers. Yanez asks for …


Muslims keep alive Kolkata’s Jewish schools, stores and traditions

June 16, 2017

Kolkata, India (CNN)When Mitana Alexander bid goodbye to Kolkata’s Jewish Girls School in 1975, she was its last Jewish student. The bulk of the others were Muslims. They were worried because she was last remaining occupant of a Jews-only dormitory, as most Jewish girls they had known had migrated to Israkel, America or Europe “with their folks.” A new age for India’s Anglo-Indians …


We really need to talk about 3-on-3 basketball becoming an Olympic sport

June 11, 2017

… Why it’s cool Pickup hoops in Berkeley, California. Image: JOSE SANCHEZ/AP/REX/Shutterstock Three-on-three half-court is arguably the funnest way to play not necessarily watch, but play basketball. Plenty of lifelong hoopers would rather run 3-on-3 half-court games than full-court 5-on-5 for reasons aside from sheer laziness. There’s more space on the floor. But, as opposed to two-on-two or one-on-one, each team still has enough players to make offense interesting. Meanwhile, …


LGBT community prepares for a march — and a fight

June 10, 2017

(CNN)Two years after the White House was adorned in rainbow colors to commemorate the Supreme court’s ruling legalizing same-sex marriage nationwide, gay rights activists and lawmakers are preparing to march on Washington again, saying the current President threatens to erase those gains. The march Sunday, which will commemorate the upcoming anniversary of the shooting deaths of 49 people and wounding of more than 50 others at gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, comes despite …


Gianforte apologizes to reporter and pledges contribution to press group

June 8, 2017

… responsibility for his actions and statements,” he said in a statement. “I hope the constructive resolution of this incident reinforces for all the importance of respecting the freedom of the press and the First Amendment and encourages more civil and thoughtful discourse in our country.” Gianforte is scheduled to appear in a Montana court on June 20, to face the misdemeanor assault charge. During their encounter at Gianforte’s campaign headquarters in Bozeman last …


Angela Merkel just took a strong stand against U.S. leadership

May 29, 2017

… American allies are so spooked by Trump’s longstanding denialist views. Reports suggest that several European leaders put on a full-court press to try to get Trump to pledge to stay in the agreement, which was struck in 2015. But from the sounds of things, it didn’t worklike he infamously quipped in the run-up to the 2016 election, it seems Trump intends to keep everyone in suspense. More From this publisher : HERE Recommended ProductsSociConnect Unlimited SociConnect is a “One of …


Alan Thicke’s sons in legal battle with his widow over estate

(CNN)Alan Thicke’s sons are gearing up to battle their father’s widow, Tanya Callau Thicke, over his estate. Thicke’s two eldest son, Brennan Thicke and musician Robin Thicke, filed a petition Tuesday in the Los Angeles County Superior court after they allege that Callau disputes the prenuptial agreement she signed ahead of her marriage to the “Growing Pains” star in 2005. “Now that Alan is dead, Tanya claims there are numerous problems with the Trust and …

May 18, 2017