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Driver in Deadly NJ Bus Crash Has History of Speeding, License Suspensions

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:44

New details emerged Tuesday about the driver of a school on a field trip collided with a dump truck in New Jersey last week, killing a 10-year-old girl and a teacher.


California Moves To Let Schools, Co-workers 'Red Flag' Dangerous Gun Owners

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:24

Lawmakers in the California Assembly voted Monday to advance a bill that would


Federal Court Sides With Transgender Teen Gavin Grimm In Bathroom Fight

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 18:15

A Virginia federal court on Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss the case of


Paris, May 1968 — a view from the barricades by Gökşin Sipahioğlu

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 17:06

Fifty years ago, as France exploded in mass protests, words scrawled on the walls of the Sorbonne summed up the revolutionary zeal of the time: “Run free, comrade, we’ve left the old world behind!”

Half a century later, the May 1968 demonstrations that brought millions of idealistic students and striking workers to the streets remain a watershed moment in France’s cultural history.

Sexual liberation, artistic creativity and anti-capitalism were the order of the day. For those who were there, it was an unforgettable time.

The protests swept through a France that was still ruled by the strict conservatism of Gen. Charles de Gaulle, who was then president and banned the concerts of French rocker Johnny Hallyday for causing scenes of mass hysteria.

The aftershocks of the protests would be felt for years to come. (AFP)

Gökşin Sipahioğlu, a Turkish photojournalist and one of the father figures of photojournalism, covered news stories from the 1956 war in the Sinai Peninsula to Mao’s revolution in China, the Cuban missile crisis, the 1972 Munich Olympics killings, and the Prague Spring and Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia.

As a correspondent for the Turkish daily Hürriyet, he came to Paris to cover the May 1968 student uprising. While many photojournalists were on the streets, Gökşin brought his curiosity, audacity, uncanny anticipation of events, and keen eye to the frontlines to freshly illuminate the quickly unfolding events. He remarked at the time:

“At first I did not understand what was going on. For hours on the first day of rioting the police allowed the students to do as they liked. The students wrecked everything, ripped up paving stones, chopped down trees, erected barricades, set cars on fire. Later, in a matter of minutes, the CRS [riot police] charged the students. I asked myself, ‘Why hadn’t they charged earlier?’ I soon understood why. The authorities wanted the public to see the devastation.”

While in Paris, Gökşin realized that a network was sorely needed for distribution of news photos, and he founded Sipa Press photo news agency in 1973 with American journalist Phyllis Springer. Encouraging young photographers and giving many their first chance, Gökşin created a generation of photojournalists.

Photography by Gökşin Sipahioğlu/SIPA

“May 68, photographs by Gökşin Sipahioğlu,” is on view at Galerie Basia Embiricos and Photo 12 Galerie in Paris through May 25, 2018. It was curated by Ferit Duzyol in collaboration with Sipa Press. 

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Texas school shooting suspect's father thinks he was bullied

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:57

SANTA FE, Texas (AP) — A 17-year-old student accused of fatally shooting 10 people at a Texas high school should be seen as a "victim" because he may have recently been bullied, causing him to lash out, his father said.


Democrats can — and must — unite in November, says party deputy chair Ellison

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:31

Predictions of the death of the Democratic Party after the 2016 election were premature. If the party can unite behind its candidates, it can take one or both houses of Congress, says deputy chair Keith Ellison.


Judge evicts son from family home after parents sue him

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 16:04

Mark and Christina Rotondo filed suit against their adult son, Michael, for refusing to vacate their home earlier this year. The younger Mr Rotondo has lived with his parents for the last eight years rent-free, and maintains that he is owed six months to find somewhere to live. State Supreme Court Justice Donald Greenwood issued an eviction order and told adult protective services to investigate the situation, according to Syracuse.com.


Medical examiner releases CDC doctor Timothy Cunningham's official cause of death

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 15:45

The death of a CDC employee whose body was found in an Atlanta river last


Israeli air force chief confirms first F-35 airstrike

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:37

JERUSALEM (AP) — The head of Israel's air force on Tuesday revealed that it used the next-generation F-35 fighter jet for the first time during a recent mission.


Florida Police Report 2 Dead After Standoff At Panama City Apartment Complex

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:24

A Florida man suspected of killing one person and injuring another has died


Texas School Shooting: Father of Alleged Santa Fe Gunman Says His Son Was Bullied: 'He's a Victim'

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 14:04

Antonio Pagourtzis, father of Dimitrios Pagourtzis, says his son was "mistreated at school."


Shoppers Boycott Publix Over Store's Donations To NRA-Backed Candidate

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 13:46

Some Florida shoppers are vowing to boycott grocery store Publix ahead of the


Georgia Dems choosing between two female gubernatorial candidates named Stacey

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 12:11

Tonight’s winner will be the first woman ever to be a major party nominee for governor in Georgia history.


Reporter Shoved, Others Barred From EPA Meeting On Water Contaminants

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:56

A reporter was grabbed and shoved by a security guard at the EPA headquarters


Parents sue their 30-year-old son because he won't move out

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:20

One set of parents is desperate to have an empty nest.  In Syracuse, New York, a couple is suing their 30-year-old in order to get him to move out of their house. According to News 8, the Rotondo parents say they've given their son Michael five notices over the past few months telling him to leave. They also told him that they'll help him if he does vacate. SEE ALSO: Awkward photobomb gets MUCH worse when daughter recognizes her dad as a creepy meme However, the son is saying he legally wasn't given enough notice.  You have to admire his determination. The court filings state the parent's reason for suing is that he doesn't pay for living with them and doesn't help out around the house. Under this legal reasoning, my parents probably should have sued me when I was a kid. The neighbors in the area are siding with the parents. News 8 says resident Lashea Wright stated, "It's time. He's 30. And not paying rent. You need to be independent." The Rotondo family is going to court later this month, just before the son's 31st birthday. WATCH: Here's why parents should be concerned about their kids' social media use


What Do You Say To Sexist Passengers? This Female Pilot Has The Perfect Response.

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 11:08

This female pilot is using Twitter to call out two sexist passengers.


Why the Glock 21 and HK45 Are 2 of the Best .45 Caliber Guns on the Planet

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 10:22

In reality, the Glock 21 is actually one of the best, and most affordable, .45 ACP pistols on the market. The Glock 21 carries thirteen rounds in a double stack magazine that is wider than the 1911—but is not uncomfortable to hold.


Two Sherpa guides killed on Everest

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:27

Two Sherpa guides working on Everest were confirmed dead Tuesday, bringing the death toll on the world's highest peak this spring climbing season to five. The two guides -- both ethnic Sherpas from the valleys that surround Everest -- were working on opposite sides of the mountain, which straddles the border between Nepal and Tibet. Experienced guide Damai Sarki Sherpa, 37, fell more than 60 metres into a crevasse on Monday as he was helping a foreign climber to a rescue helicopter on the Nepal side of the mountain.


2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Package Level 2 First Drive: A Value-Priced GT350

Tue, 05/22/2018 - 09:00

Ford’s latest Mustang track package is about $12K shy of a GT350, but is intimately close to the top Mustang in terms of seat-of-the-pants satisfaction.


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