Dissident republican threat could slow police responses

Warning follows attempt by republican renegades on Friday to murder police officers responding to a call in Armagh The threat of being ambushed by dissident republicans in Northern Ireland could slow the police response to calls for help from the public, officers have warned. The Police Federation for Northern Ireland said officers would have to exercise even greater levels of caution before setting out to deliver assistance. The warning follows the attempt by republican renegades on Friday to murder police officers responding to a call from a member of the public at around midnight in Craigavon, Armagh. A loud bang was heard in the Tullygally Road area of the town, and an explosive device was found later. Some residents were …

Teen killed at the Gilroy festival stayed behind to walk with relative with cane, family says

Keyla Salazar, 13, was one of three people killed when a gunman open-fired at an outdoor food festival in northern California over the weekend. (GoFundMe) Salazar’s aunt, Katiuska Pimentel Vargas, told the Associated Press Monday that her niece was eating ice cream with family members when they heard gunshots and began to flee. Salazar stayed behind to keep pace with a relative who uses a cane and was shot with a bullet that otherwise might have hit the woman she was waiting for, Pimentel Vargas said. Pimentel Vargas told BuzzFeed News the teen would have turned 14 on Aug. 4 and was going to start the ninth grade this fall. “I have no words to describe this pain I’m feeling,” she wrote on …

Marines used brute force, says tanker captain

Iran, tankers and the Gulf crisis explained What’s so important about a ship’s flag? UK sends second warship to Gulf The vessel’s captain, an Indian national who asked not to be named, said he was radioed a police request to board his ship and lowered his ladder. But before anyone could board, a military helicopter landed on the ship in a “very dangerous” move, he said. Image copyright MoD The captain agreed to speak to the BBC on condition his name was not used, saying he and his crew had been advised by Indian High Commission officials to remain anonymous while legal proceedings were ongoing. Asked whether he felt there was anything illegitimate about his ship or the cargo, he …

Passenger in clown suit prompted mass cruise ship brawl, say witnesses

Staff injured after late-night fight breaks out in buffet area onboard P&O vessel A holidaymaker dressed as a clown prompted a mass brawl on a cruise ship in which passengers used furniture and plates as weapons, according to witnesses. The late-night fight in the buffet area onboard P&Os Britannia left a member of staff injured as they tried to intervene while onlookers fled in fear. The brawl, which took place in the early hours of Friday morning during the return leg of a week-long cruise to Norways fjords, reportedly followed an alcohol-fuelled afternoon of patriotic partying on deck. The perpetrators were said to have been confined to their cabins for the last day of the cruise. A 41-year-old woman and …

A$AP Rocky assault trial: prosecutor calls for six-month sentence

US rapper has been in detention since 3 July over incident in Swedish capital A Swedish prosecutor has demanded that A$AP Rocky serve six months in prison for assault causing actual bodily harm in a case that that has outraged the US rappers fans and inflamed transatlantic relations. The prosecutor, Daniel Suneson, told the court in Stockholm the musician, whose real name is Rakim Mayers, should serve a longer sentence than two members of his crew who are also accused of attacking the alleged victim, Mustafa Jafari, in a street brawl in the centre of the Swedish capital publicly demand Mayers release. The prosecution alleges that after a violent altercation over a pair of headphones, Mayers, 30, threw Jafari, 19, …

Indian teenager who accused politician of rape injured in crash

Family says car crash that left two relatives dead was attempt to silence alleged victim A teenager who alleged she had been raped by a ruling party official in India is critically injured in hospital after a car crash. Two female relatives were killed in the crash, which occurred on Sunday when a truck collided with their car in Uttar Pradesh. Her lawyer was also badly injured. Police said the collision appeared to have been an accident, but that they were investigating claims it may have been an attempt to silence the girl. We are analysing all the aspects, we are looking into call details and have recorded statements of eyewitnesses, said the states police chief, OP Singh. The girl …

The Real Difference Between Elizabeth Warren And Bernie Sanders

Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) had just kinda-sorta accidentally endorsed former Rep. Perriello was in a tight contest with the favorite, then-Lt. Gov. interview with HuffPost.  If it was an endorsement, it wasn’t one Warren had planned on making ― and she quickly reached out to Democratic Sens. Mary Schwalm / Reuters Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), both contenders for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, will mostly be in agreement on Tuesday night. But that doesn’t mean there’s no difference between the two. Democratic Party loyalist and progressive insurgent, and it provides one of the few clear contrasts between her and Sen. Warren and Sanders are all but certain not to criticize each other during the Tuesday night …

Newborn found dead inside Applebee’s restroom in Texas

(Irving Police Department ) “This kind of incident is very tragic,” Irving police Officer Robert Reeves, said. “It strikes everybody in their family. Everybody’s heart goes out when you hear an infant is deceased. We definitely do not like to see this happen. There’s fire stations, there’s ambulances that you can call, there’s the hospital that’s just two more exits down the freeway.” Investigators are also looking at surveillance video and speaking to witnesses to try to locate the suspect, CLICK HERE TO GET THE FOX NEWS APP Texas, like many other states, has a Safe Haven Law that allows a person to leave a newborn at a police or fire station, hospital or other medical center with no questions asked.

Will China Invade Hong Kong? Or Taiwan Instead?

Xi Jinpings choices on would not be out of character for Xi. For many, an invasion of Taiwan or some other belligerent act seems inconceivable, but the events of the last few weeks have been nothing short of extraordinary. Unfortunately, anything can happen now. Beijing made headlines on Wednesday when Wu Qian, a Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman, demonstrations started over an extradition bill, sponsored by Hong Kongs Chief Executive Carrie Lam. The bill would permit fugitives to be sent to, among other jurisdictions, mainland China. Last weekend, the number of demonstrators was significantly less than in June but the nature of the disturbances was of far greater concern for Beijing. The seventh straight weekend of protests saw young demonstrators thought …

A$AP Rocky Charged With Assault Over Street Fight In Sweden – Perez Hilton

Prosecutor Daniel Suneson said in a statement on Thursday that Rocky (born Rakim Mayers) was charged with “assault causing actual bodily harm, having come to the conclusion that the events in question constitute a crime and despite claims of self-defense and provocation.” The two other suspects, whom are supposedly part of the Harlem native’s entourage, will also remain in custody until trial after being hit with the same charges. After studying videos of the brawl and getting witness statements, Suneson revealed he was able to reach his conclusion: “It is worth noting that I have had access to a greater amount of material than that which has previously been available on the internet. In addition to video material, the injured …

More Research Shows Neurological Differences In American Diplomats Targeted By Cuban “Sonic Attacks”

The bizarre story of the “sonic weapon” attacks against American and Canadian diplomats based in Cuba has many twists and turns – and apparently, just as many explanations. Possible causes range from silent weapons and mass hysteria to chirping crickets (yes, really). Naturally, some of these hypotheses are more credible than others, but one thing that does seem to be clear is the very real physical changes in the brains of the diplomats (and relatives of diplomats) affected. Something research published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) this week appears to confirm. Between 2016 and 2018, diplomats reporting attacks described similar symptoms. These included headaches, nausea, insomnia, vertigo, and hearing loss, as well as problems with memory and cognition. Often these sensations would have been preceded …

I would say it again: White woman calls Black woman N-word at restaurant

A North Carolina white woman who was caught on video calling two Black women the N-word has come under fireand reportedlyThe woman, since identified as Nancy Goodman by , is seen in a video captured by Chanda Stewart in the incident that took place on Tuesday at a restaurant and bar in Raleigh, North Carolina. So I am shocked because this person had the audacity right here to come to our table and tell us that we are the rudest people that she has ever met, Stewart says from behind the camera. Goodman then walks over to Stewart and her friend, holds up her phone, and starts recording them, as well. We never said anything about color, says Stewart, while …

How the women of Twitch put up with the bullsh*t

The elementary school teacher turns off her ringing alarm at 7am and begins her daily grind. An hour later, shes out the door, headed for her job while scarfing down breakfast and guzzling a cup of coffee from the nearby QuickChek. TwitchOverwatchRainbow 6But almost alwaysalmost every day or sometimes almost every hour, it seems likeshe has to fend off the trolls. was swattedP.E. teacher/streamer Hiiiilee, whose real first name is Hayley, does it all. The New Jersey resident is exuberant, outspoken, enthusiastic, and funny. But shes a woman on Twitch. Which means the streamerthe same woman who sets up the bean bag toss during Field Day, teaches her 10-year-olds how to play , and lays out the Tug of War …

UK navy to escort British-flagged vessels through Strait of Hormuz amid tensions with Iran

In this Sunday, July 21, 2019 photo, an aerial view shows a speedboat of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard moving around the British-flagged oil tanker Stena Impero which was seized in the Strait of Hormuz on Friday by the Guard, in the Iranian port of Bandar Abbas. Global stock markets were subdued Monday while the price of oil climbed as tensions in the Persian Gulf escalated after Iran’s seizure of a British oil tanker on Friday. (Morteza Akhoondi/Tasnim News Agency via AP) (AP) IRAN HINTS AT SWAP WITH UK IN BID TO REDUCE TENSIONS “The Department for Transport has therefore updated its advice to confirm that the Royal Navy has been tasked to accompany British-flagged ships through the Strait of Hormuz, either …

New York’s Revenge Porn Law Is a Flawed Step Forward

Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill into law this week criminalizing the spread of nonconsensual pornography, making New York the forty-sixth state to implement such protections for its residents. Unlike many “revenge porn” laws before it, New York’s version includes private right of action in addition to criminal penalties, allowing victims take additional steps like suing the perpetrator for money, or demanding that a website take down their illegally shared images. It’s undoubtedly progress—but also an object lesson in how US legislators fail to fully understand the problem they’re trying to solve. Sharing another person’s private nude images online is now a Class A misdemeanor in New York. Victims will also be able to obtain an order of protection, and …