When ‘Puppy Mill Rescue’ Blurs The Line Between Saving And Selling Dogs

After the video played, Strader walked to center stage and talked about how her visit to the dog auction where she bought Lily seven years earlier had changed her life. She described her first sight of Lily and dozens of other dogs, how she was left speechless at their living conditions, how she sank to the ground in tears. During those first moments at the auction, she said, she decided to found a new kind of dog rescue organization — one that would take dogs from “puppy mill” breeders like Lily’s and offer them for adoption to loving homes. In the 12 years since she attended the Missouri auction, Strader has built a nonprofit empire. The organization she founded, National …

New Republic Drops Out Of Climate Forum Over Backlash To Buttigieg Op-Ed

The summit, set for Sept. 23 in New York, will provide an opportunity for Democratic presidential candidates to discuss the climate change crisis after the Democratic National Committee said it would not host a debate focused solely on the issue, TNR and Gizmodo announced Thursday. “This incident was entirely inconsistent with our values as journalists and with the inclusive atmosphere we intend to foster at the event,” Gizmodo said in its statement. “The forum itself will go on, for all of the reasons outlined in our  TNR faced swift condemnation after it published an op-ed by openly gay literary critic Dale Peck about Buttigieg, vying to become the nation’s first openly gay president. In his piece, Peck referred to the …

Twitter Is Reportedly Down For Many Users, So #Yikes

Bethany Clarke/Getty Images News/Getty Images Is Twitter Down On July 11? The Site’s Reported Issues Will Have You Saying, “Yikes” By Mehak Anwar a day ago If you’ve tried to get on Twitter during the afternoon of Thursday, July 11, you may have noticed an error message. Twitter’s homepage, which says, “Something is technically wrong,” might have you wondering: Is Twitter down on July 11? The social media site’s reported problems already have me missing my Twitter timeline and wondering when the heck I’ll have access to it again. In an emailed statement to Elite Daily, a Twitter rep said, “We are currently investigating issues people are having accessing Twitter. We’ll keep you updated on what’s happening here.” If you …

Two charged over death of girl in ‘hit-and-run’

Image caption The 15-year-old was struck as she crossed Glenburn Road in Paisley Officers confirmed two men, both age 20, have been arrested and charged over the fatal crash. Image caption Flowers have been left at the scene of the crash in Paisley A petition has been launched calling for the installation of speed cameras on the route where Robyn was struck. A Renfrewshire Council spokesperson said: “Our heartfelt sympathies go out to Robyn’s family and friends and all affected by this tragic incident. “Road safety is of course of paramount importance to us. Currently the incident is subject to a police investigation – but as with all incidents we will consider any measures that could enhance road safety once …

Warwick University sorry over rape chat scandal

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionWarwick University vice chancellor apologises over handling of rape chat scandal Warwick University’s vice chancellor has apologised for the way it responded to complaints from female students targeted with rape threats. Stuart Croft admitted personal and institutional failings, saying there must be “profound changes” to the way the university deals with complaints. An independent review has found a “legacy of mistrust” generated by its handling of the case. Two women are suing the university for discrimination and negligence. One of the women – who was subsequently forced to sit an exam alongside one of the men disciplined in the case – says even though Warwick has apologised, it still has not learned …

New York City LGBT Bar Owners Relief as Rainbow Flag Burning Suspect Is Caught

Alexi Minko, the owner of the Alibi Lounge, New York Citys only black-owned Pride month and one sometime between Sunday night and early Monday morning. Police arrested Tyresse Singleton, 20, of Manhattan, in connection with both incidents. He is charged with two counts each of criminal mischief as a hate crime and arson. It was not clear if an attorney had been assigned to his case. He was awaiting arraignment in Manhattan criminal court Tuesday night. It brings a sense of resolution, Minko told The Daily Beast of the arrest, and serves as a cautionary tale to anyone thinking of doing something similar not only to us, but to anyone who thinks of targeting anyone else for reasons of gender, …

New Indictment in New York Alleges R. Kelly, Entourage Used Stardom to Recruit Underage Girls for Sex

Disgraced singer R. Kelly, who 52-year-old performer as well as members of his entourage pursued women and underage girls to recruit them to have sex with the R&B star. The musician-turned-predator allegedly used his stardom to coax some victims into nefarious sex acts while certain members of his enterprise calculatingly facilitated the aberrant conduct, said Angel Melendez, special agent-in-charge for Homeland Security Investigations, a division of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. Todays indictment charging racketeering is a clear indication of the extent of his criminal activity, which involves coercion and kidnapping. The five-count indictment unveiled Friday charges Kelly with racketeering predicated on criminal conduct including sexual exploitation of children, kidnapping [and] forced labor, as well as violating the Mann Act, …

Cop Charged With Assault After Video Shows Him Slamming Suspects Head Into Pavement

A Maryland police officer who was caught on video violently forcing a teenagers head into a concrete sidewalk during an arrest has been charged with assault, the states attorneys office said on Tuesday. Officer Kevin Moris, 31, was charged with second-degree assault and misconduct in office for allegedly assaulting 19-year-old Arlando Pesoa during an arrest outside a McDonalds on July 3, Montgomery County States Attorney John McCarthy said at a Tuesday press conference. The incident, said in a statement last week. Officers eventually removed Pesoa from the restaurant. While outside the restaurant, Pesoa continued to act in a disorderly manner and resist arrest. In the video, Moris can be seen leaning over Pesoa, whose arms are lifted, and using his …

Texas 4th of July road rage incident with an AR-15 could have ended before children were hurt, police say

(CNN)The Independence Day “road rage incident” in Texas that left two children severely burned didn’t have to happen, Harris County police say. Both men got out of their vehicles and a long argument ensued. During their verbal skirmish, Bayron J. Rivera, 18, took out a firearm. At this point, his opponent returned to his car and started to drive away with his wife and two children and the bundle of fireworks he had just purchased. Here, Rivera fired into the car. One of the rounds hit the fireworks, causing them to explode and “catching the vehicle on fire,” said Turner. Engulfed in flames, the father hit the brakes. Some “good Samaritans” came to the rescue, helping the family from the …

Iran shows growing fury in the Gulf. It really is desperate to talk

Abu Dhabi (CNN)The British Heritage super tanker is owned by BP, under a British flag, and on charter to an Anglo-Dutch company, so it’s unsurprising that the ship appeared to abandon suddenly its plans over the weekend as it sailed within sight of Iran. The skipper’s instincts were dead on. According to sources in the British Ministry of Defence, the Montrose drove off three Iranian gunboats that sought to herd the tanker into Iranian waters in or near the Straits of Hormuz. HMS Montrose manned its guns and leveled its 30-millimeter automatic cannon to add menace to the verbal warnings given to the Iranian ships to clear off. The Iranians deny the incident ever occurred. But the United States says …

Serena Williams Pens Emotional New Essay Apologizing For 2018 U.S. Open Outburst – Perez Hilton

Less than a year after Serena Williams lost at the 2018 U.S. Open, the seasoned tennis pro is apologizing once again for how she handled the situation. As we reported, the 23-time Grand Slam champion Now, with the benefit of hindsight, Serena realizes she was in the wrong. In a new essay for Harper’s Bazaar, Serena reflects on how the entire fiasco totally marred her the historic victory for her opponent, 20-year-old Naomi Osaka. She candidly admits: This debacle ruined something that should have been amazing and historic. Not only was a game taken from me but a defining, triumphant moment was taken from another player.” It’s hard to forget the way the half-Japanese, half-Haitian tennis star was overcome with emotion …

It was a really bad month for the internet

If these past few weeks felt like the sky was falling, you weren’t alone. In the past month there were several major internet outages affecting millions of users across the world. Sites buckled, services broke, images wouldn’t load, direct messages ground to a halt and calendars and email were unavailable for hours at a time. It’s not believed any single event tied the outages together, more so just terrible luck for all involved. It started on June 2 — a quiet Sunday — when most weren’t working. A massive Google Cloud outage took out service for most on the U.S. east coast. Many third-party sites like Discord, Snap and Vimeo, as well as several of Google’s own services, like Gmail …

UKs ICO fines British Airways a record 183M over GDPR breach that leaked data from 500,000 users

The U.K.’s Information Commissioner is starting off the week with a GDPR bang: This morning, it announced that it has fined British Airways and its parent International Airlines Group (IAG) £183.39 million ($230 million) in connection with a data breach that took place last year that affected a whopping 500,000 customers browsing and booking tickets online. In an investigation, the ICO said that it found “that a variety of information was compromised by poor security arrangements at [BA], including log in, payment card, and travel booking details as well name and address information.” The fine — 1.5% of BA’s total revenues for the year that ended December 31, 2018 — is the highest-ever that the ICO has leveled at a company over a …

Chicago families sue after a case of mistaken identity allowed a man to be taken off life support

(CNN)Two Chicago families have sued the city and a hospital after an injured patient was incorrectly identified, and people who did not know him were given the decision to take him off life support. When the sisters saw the man in the hospital, they “continually and repeatedly expressed their serious doubts” that he was actually their brother, the lawsuit said. But hospital staff told them repeatedly that they just didn’t recognize him because of his facial injuries and because they were struggling to come to terms with a difficult situation, according to the suit. The hospital told them that he needed to be removed from life support, the lawsuit said. The sisters agreed, and the man they believed to be …