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Chicago cop cited for racist and threatening Facebook posts

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:50

CHICAGO (AP) — An oversight agency for the Chicago Police Department has cited a veteran officer for more than 60 rule violations, including openly advocating for civil war and Facebook posts that that it deemed to be racist, Islamophobic or threatening.

Putin urges 'compromise' ahead of new Syria peace talks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:40

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that efforts to end Syria's six-year war were entering "a new stage" ahead of a planned meeting of Syrian government officials and opposition leaders, warning both sides that compromise would be necessary. The new talks should happen soon, Putin said after a summit with Iran's President Hassan Rouhani and Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, insisting that they would reinvigorate a hobbled peace process. "It is obvious that the reform process will not be simple, it will require compromise and concessions from all parties, including obviously the Syrian government," Putin said after two hours of talks with Rouhani and Erdogan in the Black Sea resort of Sochi.

FCC Faces Scrutiny For Refusing To Turn Over Evidence On Net Neutrality Comments

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:38

The Federal Communications Commission received millions of suspicious comments in support of its plan to repeal net neutrality, and it ignored multiple requests for evidence that would explain their origin.

No verdict yet in San Francisco pier killing as jury breaks

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:40

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The criminal case against a Mexican man accused of killing a woman on a crowded San Francisco pier is coming to a close more than two years after setting off a national firestorm over immigration.

Indian navy the odd man out in Asia's 'Quad' alliance

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:37

The Trump administration is pushing security ties between the United States, India, Japan and Australia, but the revival of the Asian "Quad" must overcome lingering mistrust in New Delhi towards its allies that hampers genuine military cooperation.

Trump Hotel Owner Pays Trumps to Leave

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:22

Andrea Bernstein talks with Rachel Maddow about the problems the Trump family has had with the Trump SoHo Hotel and today's news that the owner has paid the Trump's to exit the contract early, as the Trump name is seen as damaging to business.

Man Wrongly Convicted of Murder Will Get $15 Million From L.A. County

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 15:06

Franklin O'Connell has maintained his innocence for the last 32 years.

U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:34

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Anita Hill: Joe Biden's Apology Is 'Not Enough'

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:23

Anita Hill said former Vice President Joe Biden’s recent apology for his handling of her 1991 Senate testimony against then-Supreme Court nominee Clarence Thomas is “not enough” to make up for his failure at the time “to show leadership on this issue on behalf of women’s equality.”

Mom Allegedly Killed in Front of Family by Her Children's Dad

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 14:23

“He stood right there and he looked me dead in my face and unloaded the gun again on her,” the victim’s mother, Gloria Blaylock, told the Atlanta Journal Constitution

Woman Gets Prison After Boyfriend Dies From Meth-Laden Kiss

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:20

An Oregon woman whose inmate boyfriend died from a meth-laden kiss after a prison visit was sentenced to two years behind bars Tuesday on a drug conspiracy charge.

Net neutrality repeal was decided after 'enormous numbers' of fake people sent messages of support for Trump administration

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:20

The profound and fundamental changes currently being made to the internet are being done partly on the basis of hundreds of thousands of fake people, according to New York's attorney general. This week, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it would repeal Obama-era protections that guaranteed net neutrality. Campaigners say that the move would allow internet companies to force people to pay for access to specific websites, for instance, or charge a fee if they want to download things at any speed.

Venezuela debt defaults pile up with fresh S&P warning

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:11

Venezuela moved closer to a possible all-out default on Wednesday, with ratings agency S&P Global saying the country had failed to make repayments on two more loans. The oil-rich, cash-poor South American country failed to make $237 million in payments on bonds due 2025 and 2026, now past their 30-day grace period, the US ratings firm said in a statement. "Two additional coupon payments are overdue, but within their grace period.

Trump Is On The Verge Of Politicizing The Census, Advocates Say

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:05

President Donald Trump is reportedly leaning toward tapping an academic for the No. 2 position at the U.S. Census Bureau, a decision that has alarmed advocates who say the pick lacks adequate management experience for a massive operational role and has political views that would undermine the credibility of the agency.

Roy Moore Follows Donald Trump Playbook On Allegations Of Sexual Misconduct

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 12:00

WASHINGTON ― Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore has executed a familiar playbook when it comes to allegations of sexual assault and harassment.

Years into journey, transgender teen still finding himself

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:58

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — It's been six years since Theo Ramos first cut himself in the school bathroom, six years since his parents and friends and teachers found out he wanted to be a boy instead of a girl, six years in transition.

Shelter Dogs Get Week-Long 'Vacation' To Spend Thanksgiving In Real Homes

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:54

Twenty Georgia shelter dogs don’t have permanent homes yet, but that won’t stop them from celebrating Thanksgiving in style.

Lebanon's Hariri gets hero's welcome

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:30

After nearly three weeks of an absence cloaked in rumour and mystery, a crowd of ecstatic supporters welcomed Prime Minister Saad Hariri like a prodigal son on Wednesday. Hundreds of noisy supporters thronged a beaming Hariri at his Beirut home, a few hours after a jet flew him back to Lebanon. The unprecedented episode in Lebanese politics saw him announce his resignation in a November 4 televised address from Saudi Arabia in which he said he feared for his life.

David Cassidy dead at 67

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:08

David Cassidy, whose starring role on “The Partridge Family” made him a teen heartthrob in the 70s, passed away Tuesday night from organ failure.

'Zero Hope For Denuclearizing North Korea,' China Expert Says

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 11:05

BEIJING ― President Donald Trump’s designation of North Korea as a state sponsor of terrorism may not be the best way to quell the country’s nuclear ambitions, according to one expert in China.