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  • What titles are set to appear on Disney+

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    In a brief, but information-packed social media post, Disney teased just a sampling of the content that will be available on its soon-to-launch Disney+ service. The doors of the vaunted "Disney Vaults" will swing wide, the post notes. From Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Mandalorian, check out basically everything coming to #DisneyPlus in the U.S. on November 12," reads the post, while a dizzying slideshow of titles spins by.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:18:44 -0400
  • Exclusive: Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

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    President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 23:09:04 -0400
  • Forth Worth officer who shot woman inside her home charged with murder

    A Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who shot and killed a woman inside her home early Saturday was charged with murder on Monday, shortly after he resigned from the force.Aaron Dean is being held at the Tarrant County Correction Center, Fort Worth Police Sgt. Chris Daniels said. The woman, 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was shot. A neighbor had noticed Jefferson's front door was slightly open, and called the police department's non-emergency line, asking them to do a wellness check. Body camera footage released by the police department shows an officer shining a flashlight into the house, then yelling, "Put your hands up, show me your hands," before firing one shot.The white officer shooting a black woman inside her home caused immediate outrage in Fort Worth, and Daniels had a message for all concerned. "To the citizens and residents of our city, we feel and understand your anger and your disappointment and we stand by you as we work together to make Fort Worth a better place for us all," he said. Jefferson's older sister, Ashley Carr, said she was "simply going on along with her life, living a law-abiding citizen's peaceful life, and she was killed by a reckless act of a Fort Worth police officer. There is simply no justification for his actions."

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:55:12 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Trump lawyer Giuliani was paid $500,000 to consult on indicted associate's firm

    President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Rudy Giuliani, was paid $500,000 for work he did for a company co-founded by the Ukrainian-American businessman arrested last week on campaign finance charges, Giuliani told Reuters on Monday. The businessman, Lev Parnas, is a close associate of Giuliani and was involved in his effort to investigate Trump's political rival, former Vice President Joe Biden, who is a leading contender for the 2020 Democratic Party nomination. Giuliani said Parnas' company, Boca Raton-based Fraud Guarantee, whose website says it aims to help clients "reduce and mitigate fraud", engaged Giuliani Partners, a management and security consulting firm, around August 2018.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:55:07 -0400
  • Japan PM says disaster shelters should welcome all, including homeless

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Tuesday that evacuation centres should welcome all disaster victims, after two homeless people had been refused entry at the weekend in Tokyo as the capital braced for Typhoon Hagibis. "Evacuation centres should let anyone in who has come to evacuate," Abe said in parliament. Staff at an evacuation centre in Tokyo's Taito ward turned two homeless people away on Saturday because they did not have an address, a ward official told Reuters.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:44:30 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Japan typhoon death toll rises to 66 as hopes for missing fade

    The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 66 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing, and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. Fifteen people remain missing nearly three days after Typhoon Hagibis smashed into central and eastern Japan, national broadcaster NHK said. The highest toll was in Fukushima prefecture north of Tokyo, where levees burst in at least 14 places along the Abukuma River, which meanders through a number of cities in the largely agricultural prefecture.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:42:12 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks rise on cautious Brexit deal hopes, oil extends losses

    Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. Capping broader gains, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations. Reports of a "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China last week had earlier cheered markets but the dearth of details around the agreement has since curbed this enthusiasm with oil prices extending declines, Chinese stocks weaker and the safe-haven yen holding gains versus dollar.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:37:42 -0400
  • Texas officer charged with murder, resigns after shooting

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    A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman through a back window of her home while responding to a call about an open front door was charged with murder on Monday evening after resigning from the force. Aaron Dean, 34, was jailed on $200,000 bond after the police chief said he acted without justification and would have been fired if he hadn't quit. Police bodycam video showed Dean approaching the door of the home where Atatiana Jefferson, 28, was caring for her 8-year-old nephew early Saturday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:31:23 -0400
  • Former US national security expert on Russia sits for deposition in impeachment inquiry

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    Congress continues closed-door depositions this week regarding the growing impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump, and on Monday Fiona Hill, a former top national security adviser on Russia who left the administration just before the president's July phone call with the president of Ukraine, met with lawmakers behind closed doors for roughly 10 hours. Democrats have accused Trump of abusing his office and potentially violating campaign finance laws.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 22:12:41 -0400
  • Cases in which police officers were charged in shootings

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    A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer who fatally shot a black woman while she was inside her home was arrested Monday and charged with murder. Tarrant County court records say Dean was arrested and charged with murder Monday night for the shooting death of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson. Fort Worth, Texas, authorities say Jefferson was killed early Saturday after a neighbor called police to report that her front door had been open for hours.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:53:03 -0400
  • Los Angeles fire began under power lines, cause not known

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    A destructive fire that exploded on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower owned by Southern California Edison, fire officials said Monday. Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators determined the origin of the Saddle Ridge Fire was beneath power lines on a dry, steep hillside above the city's Sylmar neighborhood, Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press. One man died of a heart attack during the fire in the Porter Ranch neighborhood, officials said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:33:04 -0400
  • Texas officer who fatally shot woman in her home arrested on murder charges

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    The police officer who fatally shot a Fort Worth, Texas, woman in her home while answering a call for a welfare check has been arrested on murder charges. The officer, identified earlier Monday as Aaron Dean, is being held without bond in Tarrant County, according to court records. "I certainly have not been able to make sense of why she had to lose her life," Fort Worth Police Chief Ed Kraus said at a news conference prior to the arrest, in reference to the early Saturday morning killing of Atatiana "Tay" Jefferson.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:31:00 -0400
  • The Latest: $200,000 bond set for ex-cop charged with murder

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    A $200,000 bond has been set for a white former police officer jailed in the fatal shooting of a black woman inside the woman's Fort Worth home. Aaron Dean was booked Monday evening into the Tarrant County Jail on the murder charge in the death of Atatiana Jefferson. Jail records do not list an attorney for Dean.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:30:02 -0400
  • Pacific Northwest tribes: Remove Columbia River dams

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    Two Pacific Northwest tribes on Monday demanded the removal of three major hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River to save migrating salmon and starving orcas and restore fishing sites that were guaranteed to the tribes in a treaty more than 150 years ago. The Yakama and Lummi nations made the demand of the U.S. government on Indigenous Peoples Day, a designation that's part of a trend to move away from a holiday honoring Christopher Columbus. For decades, people have debated whether to remove four big dams on the Lower Snake River, a tributary of the Columbia, but breaching the Columbia dams, which are a much more significant source of power, has never been seriously discussed.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:22:46 -0400
  • Barneys nears bankruptcy deal with Authentic Brands, Saks owner: sources

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    U.S. luxury department-store chain Barneys New York Inc is nearing a roughly $270 million deal with brand developer Authentic Brands Group that could lead to Barneys shops opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. Without an offer from Authentic Brands, Barneys faced winding down its business entirely. Authentic Brands' offer for Barneys calls for a handful of its storied brick-and-mortar outposts to remain open, potentially including its flagship Madison Avenue store in Manhattan and its Beverly Hills, California, location, the sources said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:16:11 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

    Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. Australian shares were up 0.12%, while Japan's Nikkei stock index rose 1.38%. Capping the broader gains, however, was a perceived lack of progress coming out of U.S.-China trade negotiations.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:11:31 -0400
  • California is first state to mandate school start times

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    The bell doesn't ring until 8 a.m. at Lincoln High School, but by then freshman Briana Lopez has been awake for hours. The 14-year-old leaves her house in Northern California at 6:30 each morning so she can get to school for a 7 a.m. marching band practice. Worried about the ill effects of sleep deprivation for students, California on Sunday became the first state to mandate a school start time under a new law signed by Gov. Gavin Newsom.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:09:58 -0400
  • Woman gets 60 years in boyfriend's burning death

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    Saying it represents as horrific an offense as he's ever dealt with, Anchorage Superior Court Judge Michael Wolverton on Monday sentenced Gina Virgilio to 99 years with 39 years suspended. Virgilio, 32, sat with her face buried in her hands as Wolverton announced the sentence. Before sentencing Virgilio indicated to the judge that mental illness drove her to this act.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:06:33 -0400
  • Mozambique to vote in tense, high-stakes election

    Mozambicans head to the polls on Tuesday in an election widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a nation that is set to become one of the world's leading gas exporters. The election in the Southern African nation could test a fragile peace deal signed two months ago between Frelimo and rival Renamo, a former civil war foe that has emerged as the main opposition party. A corruption scandal over government borrowing has hit the economy and damaged President Filipe Nyusi's popularity, but the strength of some voters' loyalty to Frelimo is one factor that could help the party win the presidential, legislative and provincial poll.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:00:00 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar loses steam vs yen as trade deal, Brexit hopes face reality check

    The dollar hovered below 2-1/2-month highs against the yen on Tuesday, failing to extend recent gains as optimism over trade negotiations between the world's two largest economies and for an orderly British exit from the European Union started to fade. Although markets initially welcomed the "Phase 1" trade deal between the United States and China that President Donald Trump outlined last week, a lack of details kept many investors cautious. "Media reports suggest China wants another high-level meeting later this month to finalise Friday's agreement, suggesting that not all the details are nailed down," said Alex Stanley, senior interest rate strategist at National Australia Bank.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:51:41 -0400
  • Officer who shot naked man found not guilty of murder

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    A former Georgia police officer who fatally shot an unarmed, naked man was found not guilty of murder Monday but was convicted of aggravated assault and other charges that could send him to prison for more than 30 years. Olsen, now 57, was a DeKalb County police officer in March 2015 when he responded to a call of a naked man behaving erratically outside an Atlanta-area apartment complex. Shortly after arriving, he fatally shot 26-year-old Anthony Hill, a U.S. Air Force veteran who had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:47:46 -0400
  • Latest deadly police shooting raises questions about tactics

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    On any given day in the U.S., police respond to thousands of non-emergency calls asking them to check on someone's home. A few, like one over the weekend in Fort Worth, Texas, end up with someone getting killed by police. Experts in law enforcement training and tactics say there is a multitude of questions raised by the shooting of 28-year-old Atatiana Jefferson, who was cut down at her home by a bullet fired through a window by an officer responding to a call in the middle of the night about her front door being open.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:36:46 -0400
  • Releasing gun photo inappropriate, Fort Worth chief says

    After a white Fort Worth police officer fatally shot a black woman inside her home, police swiftly released body camera footage that depicted the moments before the shooting, saying they were doing so in the interest of transparency. Fort Worth Interim Police Chief Ed Kraus admitted Monday that it was inappropriate to release the photos of the gun. "That is something we've done in the past — to include the photograph of the firearm to show what the perceived threat may have been," Kraus said at a Monday press conference, where he announced that Officer Aaron Dean had resigned from the force following Saturday's shooting.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:34:09 -0400
  • Texas policeman charged with murder in shooting death of black woman -reports

    A white police officer in Fort Worth, Texas was charged with murder after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, multiple media outlets reported on Monday. Atatiana Jefferson was killed on Saturday at 2:30 a.m. by a single shot from officer Aaron Dean when he fired through a window into her home as she cared for her 8-year-old nephew.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:32:04 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-Thailand's human traffickers flout 99% of court orders to compensate victims

    Human traffickers in Thailand have ignored court orders to compensate victims in more than 99% of cases in recent years, fuelling fears that many survivors could be re-trafficked, data obtained exclusively by the Thomson Reuters Foundation revealed. Thai courts have ordered traffickers to pay their victims more than 130 million baht ($4.3 million) for damages caused in about 1,335 cases since 2014, according to the latest available statistics from the Office of the Attorney General. Although Thailand has rescued a record-breaking 1,000-plus trafficking victims this year, campaigners are concerned that the failure to pay compensation will leave them in fresh danger.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 20:01:01 -0400
  • Chief: Officer shot, killed woman who charged with knife

    The police chief of a Georgia city says an officer shot and killed a woman who charged at him with a raised knife. News media report that Athens-Clarke County police Chief Cleveland Lee Spruill Sr. says the 54-year-old woman ignored repeated orders to put down the knife before running toward the officer Monday morning. Spruill says other officers gave first aid but the woman died at a hospital.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:55:12 -0400
  • Parents of crash victim urge diplomat's wife to return to UK

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    The parents of a motorcyclist killed in a traffic crash that involved an American diplomat's wife took their case directly to U.S. audiences Monday, holding a New York news conference at which they urged the woman to return to Britain. The parents of Harry Dunn have reached out to American politicians and plan to be in Washington on Wednesday and Thursday in their quest to get the woman back to the U.K. "to present herself to police," family spokesman Radd Seiger said. Charlotte Charles, Dunn's mother, tearfully urged the diplomat's wife, Anne Sacoolas, to "do the right thing" and to "face us as a broken family," along with the U.K. legal system.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:38 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. PG&E had imposed a string of planned power outages of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather that left more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California without power. A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has resigned and faces criminal charges after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, the city's police chief said on Monday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:28 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from the eight-year Syrian war, and the potential return of the Syrian army to the Kurdish-controlled northeast, are major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:54:27 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    California Governor Gavin Newsom said on Monday that Pacific Gas and Electric Co (PG&E) should be held accountable for mismanaging last week's power shutoffs and urged the company to provide credits or rebates to affected customers. PG&E had imposed a string of planned power outages of unprecedented scale to reduce wildfire risks posed by extremely windy, dry weather that left more than 730,000 homes and workplaces in northern California without power. A white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer has resigned and faces criminal charges after he shot dead a 28-year-old black woman inside her home, the city's police chief said on Monday.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:51:41 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Following is a summary of current world news briefs. Syria's troops have entered a northeastern town, Syrian state media said on Monday, after Washington announced it was abruptly pulling out its forces, and its former Kurdish allies reached a deal with Damascus to help resist a Turkish attack. The abrupt U.S. withdrawal from the eight-year Syrian war, and the potential return of the Syrian army to the Kurdish-controlled northeast, are major victories for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and his allies Russia and Iran.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:51:40 -0400
  • The Latest: Fire department: LA blaze began under power line

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    Fire officials say a destructive fire that broke out on the edge of Los Angeles began beneath a high-voltage transmission tower. Capt. Erik Scott told The Associated Press on Monday that Los Angeles Fire Department arson investigators have only determined the origin of the fire, not its cause. The location was at the base of power lines owned by Southern California Edison.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:44:19 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Nigerian police rescue 67 from "inhuman" conditions at Islamic "school"

    The raid in Katsina, the northwestern home state of President Muhammadu Buhari, came less than a month after about 300 men and boys were freed from another supposed Islamic school in neighbouring Kaduna state where they were allegedly tortured and sexually abused. "The way he is treating the children is un-Islamic" he said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:42:05 -0400
  • UPDATE 3-Ecuador's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

    Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior levels until a new measure can be found. The signing of the decree is a blow to Moreno, and leaves big questions about the oil-producing nation's fiscal situation. The clashes marked the latest in a series of political convulsions sparked by IMF-backed reform plans in Latin America, where increased polarization between the right and left is causing widespread friction amid efforts to overhaul hidebound economies.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:25:46 -0400
  • Ecuador's Moreno signs decree ditching fuel subsidy cuts after protests

    Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno signed on Monday an official decree, repealing his own fuel subsidy cut that sparked days of violent, indigenous-led protests, and reverting fuel prices to their previous levels. In the decree, Moreno said the fuel prices would revert to their earlier levels at midnight.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:22:56 -0400
  • 'Making a Murderer' figure Avery files promised appeal

    An attorney for a man whose criminal case was featured in the Netflix series "Making a Murderer" is seeking a new trial or evidentiary hearing. Steven Avery is serving a life sentence for the 2005 killing of photographer Teresa Halbach. Attorney Kathleen Zellner had promised an appeal and filed a 150-page document Monday asking the Wisconsin Court of Appeals to take up the case.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:20:13 -0400
  • Japan typhoon death toll rises to 58 as hopes for missing fade

    The death toll in the worst typhoon to hit Japan for decades climbed to 58 on Tuesday as rescuers slogged through mud and debris in an increasingly grim search for the missing and as thousands of homes remained without power or water. The storm hit a wide swathe of central and eastern Japan, with 15 missing and some 211 injured nearly three days after Typhoon Hagibis - whose name means "speed" in the Philippine language Tagalog - lashed Japan with high winds and intense rains, NHK national broadcaster said. Some 138,000 households were without water while 24,000 lacked electricity, a far cry from the hundreds of thousands without power just after the storm but cause for concern in northern areas where the weather was starting to turn chilly.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:12:00 -0400
  • UAW calls Thursday meeting to update union leaders on GM strike talks: sources

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    The union representing the 48,000 workers who have been striking General Motors Co for about a month have scheduled a meeting on Thursday to update the leaders of the various union locals from around the country on the status of the talks, several people familiar with the plans said on Monday. The sides have not reached a tentative agreement that would end the strike, but progress has been made and the United Auto Workers leadership will give an update at 10:30 a.m. ET on Thursday, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the talks continue. The meeting will take place in the Detroit building where GM is based, the people said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:11:41 -0400
  • Exclusive: No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says

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    Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. Shell, which supplies around 3% of the world's energy, set out in 2017 a plan to halve the intensity of its greenhouse emissions by the middle of the century, based in large part on building one of the world's biggest power businesses. A defiant van Beurden rejected a rising chorus from climate activists and parts of the investor community to transform radically the 112-year-old Anglo-Dutch company's traditional business model.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:03:30 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says

    Royal Dutch Shell still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. Shell, which supplies around 3% of the world's energy, set out in 2017 a plan to halve the intensity of its greenhouse emissions by the middle of the century, based in large part on building one of the world's biggest power businesses. "Despite what a lot of activists say, it is entirely legitimate to invest in oil and gas because the world demands it," van Beurden said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400
  • Scotland pardons gay men convicted under homophobic laws

    Gay and bisexual men in Scotland prosecuted for consensual same-sex activity will receive an automatic pardon under a law which came into effect on Tuesday aiming to correct a "historic wrong". The law will cover anyone convicted for same-sex activity which is no longer illegal, ranging from gay sex to kissing or flirting, and those affected can apply to have their former police record 'disregarded' or wiped clean. Hundreds of men in Scotland were living with criminal records as a result of such discriminatory former laws, estimated LGBT+ rights group Equality Network, which said the convictions had hampered careers and overshadowed men's lives.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400
  • Despite #MeToo, one in four UK women hesitate to report work harassment

    A quarter of young women in England and Wales would be reluctant to report workplace sexual harassment due to fears they might be fired as a result, according to a survey on Tuesday. Two years after the #MeToo movement against sexual abuse and misconduct swept social media worldwide, women still fear they will pay their price for harassment instead of their abusers, said the Young Women's Trust which commissioned the research. "No woman should feel unsafe at work or put up with sexual harassment as something that's part of the day job," the charity's Chief Executive Sophie Walker said in a statement.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:01:00 -0400
  • Young Africans facing poor job prospects as education worsens - report

    The quality of education and training provided by African countries has worsened since 2014, leaving many of the continent's growing population of young people ill-prepared to enter the job market, an influential report said on Tuesday. The Ibrahim Index of African Governance (IIAG), the most comprehensive survey of its kind on the continent, found that on average enrolment and access to education was particularly low in the tertiary sector. "This has resulted in the burgeoning youth population being faced with increasing struggles when entering the job market," researchers at the Mo Ibrahim Foundation wrote in an interim update ahead of the full biennial report due to be published next year.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 19:00:00 -0400
  • Unstable building, cranes hamper rescue try in New Orleans

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    Rescue workers and search dogs moved gingerly through a dangerously unstable New Orleans hotel Monday in a risky search for the only person still missing after the structure partially collapsed . Fire Chief Tim McConnell said rescue and stabilization efforts were complicated Monday when experts determined that the second of two cranes towering over the site is unstable. Water gathering in parts of the wreckage would mean more weight on the unstable structure, and it could make parts of the wreckage more slippery, McConnell said.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:45:07 -0400
  • Texas man suspected of killing girlfriend, infant daughter

    A man who told authorities that God told him to kill his girlfriend from Wisconsin and their infant daughter has been arrested in West Texas on two counts of capital murder. Cody Edmund Dixon, 33, is accused in the slayings of 9-month-old Aria Ellen Dixon and 22-year-old Alia Rae Hutchison. A rancher found their bodies dumped outside his property near Baird, about 160 miles (260 kilometers) west of Dallas, early Saturday evening, said Rick Jowers, the Callahan County chief sheriff's deputy.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:39:44 -0400
  • RPT-SPECIAL REPORT-The hunt for Asia's El Chapo

    He is Asia’s most-wanted man. Tse Chi Lop, a Canadian national born in China, is suspected of leading a vast multinational drug trafficking syndicate formed out of an alliance of five of Asia’s triad groups, according to law enforcement officials. The syndicate, law enforcers believe, is funneling tonnes of methamphetamine, heroin and ketamine to at least a dozen countries from Japan in North Asia to New Zealand in the South Pacific.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:30:00 -0400
  • The Latest: 2nd crane in danger of collapse

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    The second of two cranes towering over the site where a New Orleans hotel construction project partially collapsed two days ago is now considered in danger of toppling. Two other workers are known dead at the project site, which sits on the edge of the historic French Quarter. The coroner's office in New Orleans has identified one of two workers known to have died when a hotel under construction partially collapsed.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:09:54 -0400
  • France jails women for failed Notre Dame car bombing -report

    A French court on Monday handed down sentences of at least 25 years in jail for two women with ties to Islamist militants who made a failed attempt to set off a crude car bomb outside Paris's Notre-Dame cathedral three years ago, Le Figaro newspaper reported. One of the women enticed her fellow defendant to join the plot by posing online as a male Islamist militant who had returned from Syria and was seeking a bride, French media reported. At dawn on Sept. 4 2016, police found a grey Peugeot 607 with no number plate, laden with seven gas cylinders and three jerry cans of diesel, parked in a Left Bank street close to Notre-Dame in the centre of Paris.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:08:21 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Rule-breaking Booker judges honor Atwood, Evaristo with rare double prize

    Margaret Atwood's "The Testaments" and Bernardine Evaristo's "Girl, Woman, Other" jointly won the Booker Prize on Monday in a surprise double award in which the literary prize recognised its oldest and first black woman winners. Atwood has said a deterioration in women's rights in some parts of the world including in the United States prompted her to write the sequel, described as a "savage and beautiful novel" by the judging panel.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 18:04:39 -0400
  • Polish conservatives win lower house but lose Senate

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    Poland's conservative Law and Justice party capitalized on its popular social spending policies to win a majority in the lower house of parliament and another four-year term in government, according to final election results Monday. The party won almost 44% of votes, which translated into 235 seats in the 460-member Sejm, the same number it won in 2015.

    Mon, 14 Oct 2019 17:59:27 -0400
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