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    Leaked UK memos warn of food, drug shortages in Brexit chaos

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    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:38:08 -0400
  • Russian nuclear plant turns off unit after safety system error

    Block 4 of Russia's Beloyarsk nuclear power station in the Urals mountains was switched off on Sunday following a "false" response by the safety system, a subsidiary of state nuclear corporation Rosatom said. "The stoppage was carried out under a routine algorithm," Rosenergoatom said in a statement, adding the radiation background at the station and surrounding areas was in line with usual levels. Last month, a Russian nuclear power plant northwest of Moscow turned off three of its four generating units after a transformer short circuited.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:32:51 -0400
  • Islamic state claims responsibility for wedding suicide attack in Kabul

    Islamic State on Sunday claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in Kabul on Saturday. A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, the Afghan interior ministry said on Sunday.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:16:59 -0400
  • Greek Orthodox bishop convicted of hate speech resigns

    The Metropolitan Amvrosios of Kalavryta, a fiery conservative Greek Orthodox bishop known for criticizing, often in intemperate terms, those who he believed acted in a "non-Christian" or "non-Greek" way, including gays, migrants and politicians, has resigned. Amvrosios, 81, announced his resignation Sunday at Mass. He has served in the diocese of Kalavryta, in southern Greece, since 1978. Last year, he declared that a deadly wildfire near Athens was God's punishment for the "atheist" left-wing Greek prime minister at the time, Alexis Tsipras.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:16:29 -0400
  • Chinese police investigate FedEx package containing handgun

    Police in Southeast China's Fujian province have launched an investigation after a FedEx parcel sent from the United States was found to contain a handgun, the latest Chinese-related problem to affect the U.S. package delivery firm. Amid tense Sino-U.S. relations, Memphis-based FedEx is already facing scrutiny in China on suspicion it illegally held back more than 100 Huawei packages after Washington in May placed the Chinese telecoms giant on a blacklist that effectively blocks U.S. firms from doing business with it. Police in the Jin'an district of Fuzhou, the capital of Fujian, said on Sunday on Weibo, a micro-blogging platform similar to Twitter, that an unidentified sporting goods company had received the parcel sent from a U.S. customer via FedEx.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 06:13:13 -0400
  • REFILE-Turkish authorities seize 330 migrants attempting to cross to Greek island

    Turkish authorities have seized a total of 330 migrants attempting to cross to the Greek island of Lesbos, officials said on Sunday. The coastguard in the Kucukkuyu area of the western Canakkale province said it had conducted seven operations to pick up migrants trying to make the crossing since Saturday evening. The migrants seized were Afghan, Syrian, Iranian and Iraqi nationals, it said, adding that the number attempting to cross to Lesbos had surged recently and that 699 people had been seized since Aug. 10.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:54:16 -0400
  • Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

    Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money. The southern coastal city of Sihanoukville has emerged as a particular center for gambling and many of the dozens of Chinese-run casinos that have sprung up there have online gambling operations. "The Royal Government of Cambodia will stop the issuance of online gambling policy and licenses, both within and outside of the Kingdom of Cambodia, from the date of signing this directive," said a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:34:25 -0400
  • Ohio white nationalist, anti-Semite arrested for threatening to shoot up Jewish community center, police say

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    An Ohio man has been arrested for making threats toward a local Jewish community center in New Middletown. James Reardon Jr., 20, has been charged with telecommunications harassment and aggravated menacing and is being held in the Mahoning County Jail on $250,000 bond with a court hearing planned for Monday morning.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:33:09 -0400
  • REFILE-Cambodia to ban online gambling, cites threat to social order

    Cambodia said on Sunday it is banning online gambling, which helped propel a wave of Chinese investment in casinos in the country, saying that the industry had been used by foreign criminals to extort money. The southern coastal city of Sihanoukville has emerged as a particular centre for gambling and many of the dozens of Chinese-run casinos that have sprung up there have online gambling operations. "The Royal Government of Cambodia will stop the issuance of online gambling policy and licenses, both within and outside of the Kingdom of Cambodia, from the date of signing this directive," said a directive signed by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:23:15 -0400
  • About 3,000 homeless as fire consumes Bangladesh slum

    About 3,000 people in Bangladesh were left homeless after a massive fire consumed several hundred shanties in a slum on the northern outskirts of the capital city of Dhaka, government officials said on Sunday. Video footage showed heavy plumes of smoke billowing all around the slum area, just a few kilometres from the country's main cricket stadium. "According to our investigation committee 1,200 shanties were damaged and out of this 750 shanties burnt totally," said Enamur Rahman, junior minister for Disaster Management and Relief.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:13:44 -0400
  • Indonesian police shoot suspected militant after officer slashed

    A suspected Islamic militant has launched an attack on an Indonesian police station in the country's second-biggest city, slashing one officer with a sickle, before being shot and taken into custody, police officials said on Sunday. The 30-year-old suspect entered the police station in Surabaya in East Java on Saturday afternoon - Indonesia's Independence Day - and attacked the officer on duty, according to a police intelligence report confirmed by East Java police spokesman Frans Barung Mangera. National Police spokesman Iqbal Alqudusy said the suspect appeared to have been acting alone and became radicalised by reading material posted online by Aman Abdurahman, a militant who was sentenced to death last year for masterminding a string of deadly militant attacks across Indonesia.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 05:03:23 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-U.S. and UK presence in Gulf brings insecurity -Iran Revolutionary Guards navy chief

    The presence of America and Britain in the Gulf region brings insecurity, the head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards navy, Alireza Tangsiri, was reported as saying by the ILNA news agency. Tensions have spiked between Iran and the U.S. and Britain in the Gulf after the Islamic Republic shot down an American drone in June and seized a British tanker last month for violating maritime regulations. Iran seized the tanker two weeks after British Royal Marines detained an Iranian tanker on suspicion of violating European Union sanctions by taking oil to Syria, a close ally of Iran.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:56:29 -0400
  • Russia says no plans to install new missiles unless U.S. deploys them

    Russia will not deploy new missiles as long as the United States shows similar restraint in Europe and Asia, Russian defence minister Sergei Shoigu said on Sunday, after Washington's withdrawal from a Soviet-era arms pact. The United States formally left the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia earlier this month after accusing Moscow of violating the treaty and deploying one banned type of missile, allegations the Kremlin denies. Russia has also pulled out of the deal, but Shoigu said it had no plans to deploy new missiles.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 04:44:14 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Tens of thousands of Hong Kongers join anti-government rally

    Tens of thousands of protesters poured into one of Hong Kong's busiest shopping districts on Sunday, braving a downpour to join an anti-government rally in the eleventh week of what have been often violent demonstrations in the Asian financial hub. Sunday's heavy turnout indicated that the movement still has broad-based support despite the ugly scenes witnessed during the past week when protesters occupied the city's airport, for which some activists apologised. "We have to continue until the government finally shows us the respect that we deserve," he said.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:43:44 -0400
  • Suspect charged with placing false bombs in New York City subway pressure cooker scare: Police

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    A suspect taken into custody early Saturday in relation to the abandoned rice cookers that caused a bomb scare in New York City has been charged, police said. Larry Griffin, of West Virginia, was apprehended by police early Saturday.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:28:00 -0400
  • Germany, Hungary to mark end of the Iron Curtain

    Thirty years ago on Monday Hungarian border guards for the first time allowed people from communist East Germany to cross freely into Austria and hundreds of them rejoiced. The Iron Curtain was passing into history. This was a milestone in a year of momentous change in Europe, leading in a few short months to the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 03:00:00 -0400
  • India reimposes movement curbs on parts of Kashmir's main city after clashes

    Indian authorities reimposed restrictions on movement in major parts of Kashmir's biggest city, Srinagar, on Sunday after violent overnight clashes between residents and police in which dozens were injured, two senior officials and eyewitnesses said. Two senior government officials told Reuters that at least two dozen people were admitted to hospitals with pellet injuries after violent clashes broke out in the old city on Saturday night. Representatives in the Jammu and Kashmir government in Srinagar and the federal government in New Delhi did not immediately return calls asking about the latest clampdown or seeking an assessment of the number of injuries and clashes.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:46:26 -0400
  • Plane crashes into home in upstate New York, killing 1 on board and 1 on ground

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    Two people are dead after a small plane crashed into a home in upstate New York on Saturday. There were three people on board the plane, according to the Federal Aviation Administration, and three people in the house, New York State Police Capt. Paul DeQuarto said. "The aircraft departed from Republic Airport in Farmingdale, N.Y., and was headed to Sky Acres Airport in LaGrangeville, N.Y.,” a statement from the FAA said.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:42:00 -0400
  • Peace with whom? After blast, enraged Afghans question talks

    Outraged Afghans questioned on Sunday the point of negotiations with the Taliban aimed at getting U.S. troops to leave and ending the war, after 63 people were killed in a suicide bomb attack on a wedding reception in the capital, Kabul. A suicide bomber blew himself up late on Saturday in a packed wedding hall, bringing new carnage to a country plagued by decades of violence. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, and condemned it.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:27:37 -0400
  • Afghan president says Taliban can't escape blame for deadly bombing

    Afghan President Ashraf Ghani said on Sunday the Taliban could not escape blame for a "barbaric" suicide bomb attack on a wedding hall in the capital, Kabul, that killed 63 people. "The Taliban cannot absolve themselves of blame for they provide platform for terrorists," Ghani said in a post on Twitter.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:16:16 -0400
  • Explosion at wedding in Afghanistan kills 63 and injures 182

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    An explosion at a wedding hall in the city of Kabul has killed 63 people and wounded 182, according Nasrat Rahimi, spokesperson for the Afghanistan Ministry of Interior Affairs. The blast happened at the Dubai City Wedding Hall in western Kabul as it was packed with revelers enjoying a wedding, many of whom were women and children. The cause of the explosion remains unknown, but it took place in a part of Kabul where many people of the Shiite Hazara community call home.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:14:32 -0400
  • Doctors say new rule will mean sicker immigrants

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    Doctors and public health experts warn of poor health and rising costs they say will come from sweeping Trump administration changes that would deny green cards to many immigrants who use Medicaid, as well as food stamps and other forms of public assistance. Some advocates say they're already seeing the fallout even before the complex 837-page rule takes effect in October.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 02:09:35 -0400
  • Israeli military fires on militants at Gaza border, Palestinians say three killed

    JERUSALEM/GAZA - Israeli forces opened fire at a group of Palestinian gunmen as they tried to cross the Gaza border, the military said on Sunday and Palestinian health officials said three of the men were killed. "A short while ago, IDF (Israel Defence Forces) troops spotted a number of armed suspects adjacent to the security fence in the northern Gaza Strip.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:32:32 -0400
  • Hong Kong braces for mass anti-government rally

    Hong Kong braced for a major anti-government rally planned for Sunday after an unusually calm Saturday night in what has been a summer of violent protests in the Asian financial hub. Demonstrations have lost some intensity since the ugly scenes witnessed during the protesters' occupation of the city's airport earlier in the past week, and Sunday's rally could show whether the movement still has broad-based support. No tear gas was fired on Saturday night during a brief standoff between police and protesters outside a police station in the Mong Kok district - which was noteworthy after the increasingly violent confrontations in the last 11 weeks.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:11:54 -0400
  • Small plane crashes into house near Poughkeepsie, killing 2

    A plane crashed into a New York home Saturday, killing one resident and one person on the aircraft and causing a massive fire, state police said. The National Transportation Safety Board is to determine why the Cessna 303 plunged at about 4:30 p.m. in the rural town of Union Vale, 15 miles (24 kilometers) southeast of Poughkeepsie. Two golden retriever puppies and a grown Newfoundland dog escaped the flames that engulfed the house on Union Vale's South Smith Street.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 01:01:34 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Baby boomers dressed in tie-dye, rolling wheelchairs and chasing a memory of peace and love flocked to Bethel, New York, for the weekend to mark the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, the music festival that defined 1960s counterculture. Thousands of flower-crowned visitors made the journey to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, which now owns the original festival site, to hear some of the same musicians including Arlo Guthrie, attend a planned Saturday concert by Santana, and feel the spirit of community that the 1969 festival produced.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:58:54 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    AbbVie Inc has priced its new rheumatoid arthritis treatment at $59,000 a year after gaining U.S. approval on Friday, a big boost for the drugmaker struggling with rising competition for Humira, its blockbuster therapy for the same condition. A woman and her child were the first two cases confirmed with Ebola in Congo's South Kivu region this week, opening a new front in the fight against the outbreak. Health officials said on Friday that the latest cases were more than 700 km (430 miles) south of where the outbreak was first detected.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:58:54 -0400
  • Reuters Science News Summary

    Following is a summary of current science news briefs. Millions of years after the ancestors of humans evolved to lose their tails, a research team at Japan’s Keio University have built a robotic one they say could help unsteady elderly people keep their balance. A Chinese government space agency successfully launched on Saturday its first rocket meant for commercial use, state television CCTV reported, as firms in the country compete to join a commercial satellite boom.

    Sun, 18 Aug 2019 00:58:52 -0400
  • UPDATE 5-Afghan wedding suicide blast kills 63, amid hopes for talks

    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a packed wedding reception in the Afghan capital, the interior ministry said on Sunday, as violence shows no sign of easing despite hopes for a deal on a U.S. troop withdrawal. The Saturday night attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with Afghanistan's U.S.-backed government. The Taliban denied responsibility and condemned the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:51:46 -0400
  • At least 13 people arrested at Portland, Oregon, protest

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    Police arrested at least 13 people and seized metal poles, bear spray and other weapons Saturday as hundreds of far-right protesters and anti-fascist counter-demonstrators swarmed downtown Portland, Oregon. "This was a dynamic event with demonstrators frequently moving from one part of the city to another," Mayor Ted Wheeler said at an evening news conference. As of early afternoon, most of the right-wing groups had left the area via a downtown bridge.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:31:11 -0400
  • Toll from suicide blast at Afghan wedding 63 dead and 182 hurt - ministry

    A suicide bomber killed 63 people and wounded 182 in an attack on a wedding reception in the Afghan capital on Saturday night, the interior ministry said. The Taliban denied responsibility for the blast at a west Kabul wedding hall, in a minority Shi'ite neighbourhood, packed with people celebrating a marriage. The attack came as the Taliban and the United States are trying to negotiate an agreement on the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Afghanistan in exchange for a Taliban commitment on security and peace talks with the U.S.-backed government.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 23:30:13 -0400
  • Sheriff: Florida man dumps dirt on girlfriend with tractor

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    Authorities say a Florida man used a front-end loader to dump a large bucket full of dirt on a car with his girlfriend inside. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office says 20-year-old Hunter Mills was charged with felony criminal mischief. The girlfriend was not hurt.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:43:23 -0400
  • Crews reopen Denali park road; stranded tourists leave

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    Road crews have cleared one lane in Alaska's Denali National Park and Preserve, and buses returned about 300 stranded tourists to the park entrance safely. Park spokesman Paul Ollig told The Associated Press that all the stranded passengers were back at the park entrance by midnight. "Our team did an outstanding job responding to multiple debris slides along a pretty remote section of road," said Erika Jostad, Denali's chief ranger.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:13:50 -0400
  • The Latest: Denali National Park plans to fully reopen road

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    The road that goes through Denali National Park and Preserve will be fully open at 5 a.m. Sunday. The park's superintendent says in a statement that crews spent Saturday repairing damage caused by erosion, mudslides and rock slides throughout the western half of the road. "Park staff have done a remarkable job responding to this incident and ensuring the safety and comfort of park visitors," Chief Ranger Erika Jostad said.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:09:21 -0400
  • New York City subway scare suspect taken into police custody

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    A homeless man from West Virginia faced charges Saturday for allegedly placing two devices that looked like pressure cookers in a New York City subway station, forcing an evacuation and snarling the morning commute, police said. Larry Kenton Griffin II, of Bruno, West Virginia, was awaiting arraignment late Saturday in Manhattan's central booking after he was released from a New York hospital where he was being treated and under observation.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 22:03:02 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

    Police in Portland, Oregon arrested at least 13 people on Saturday as a right-wing group marched to a downtown waterfront park and anti-fascist counterprotesters scuffled with officers who tried to keep the two sides apart. A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up. At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated 1,200 protesters on the streets of the downtown district, said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:45:18 -0400
  • No criminal investigation for Texas police who led a black man by a rope through streets

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    Two white police officers in Galveston, Texas, won't face a criminal investigation after leading a black man down a city street with a rope tied to their horses, officials said. On Aug. 3, Galveston police officers identified as P. Brosch and A. Smith, were riding horseback while leading Donald Neely, 43, down the street handcuffed and bound with rope after arresting him on criminal trespass charges.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:38:12 -0400
  • Who Is Responsible When an Inmate Commits Suicide?

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    Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged suicide in New York’s Metropolitan Correction Center on Aug. 10 has brought new attention to the troubling reality of inmates who kill themselves in America’s jails and prisons.Suicide is, of course, a serious problem more generally. In 2017, it was the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S., claiming the lives of over 47,000 people. Today, it takes twice as many American lives as homicide.But, as someone who teaches and writes about punishment and imprisonment in the U.S., I find something particularly troubling about prison suicide.Americanlaw recognizes a “special relationship” between the jailer and the prisoner, meaning that jailers have a legal responsibility to protect prisoners from harm – including self harm.So suicide in jails and prisons is more than a personal tragedy. It often indicates a failure in the duty imposed on prison officials.It also can complicate the pursuit ofjustice. When someone awaiting trial ends their life, crime victims are deprived of the opportunity to have the perpetrator brought to justice. And, when someone who has already been tried and convicted commits suicide, that act impedes the public’s legitimate interest in seeing a punishment fully carried out.When prison suicides make headlinesEpstein’s death was not the first to draw attention to the issue of suicide inside of American jails and prisons.In 2015, the death of Sandra Bland, a young African-American woman who hanged herself in a Texas jail, also made national headlines.Bland had been stopped for failing to signal a lane change and was arrested and jailed for an alleged assault on a public officer.The circumstances surrounding her death, like those surrounding Epstein’s death, were mysterious. That mystery was not resolved when Bland’s family filed a wrongful death suitand eventually accepted a monetary settlement of US$1.9 million.Suchlitigation is quite common following a jail or prison suicide, although rarely with the outcome that was reached in the case of Sandra Bland’s family.Because families either settle or generally don’t prevail if their case goes to trial, there is little pressure from the courts to address suicides among the incarcerated. And, except in cases where there is notoriety, there is also little public concern about such events.Suicide in American jails and prisonsGetting a handle on the extent of suicide in jails and prisons is not easy. The U.S. Department of Justice, which is responsible for collecting data on deaths in correctional institutionsacross the nation, has not made public any new information since 2016.But data from 2014 shows the magnitude of the suicide problem. In that year, 372 inmates killed themselves in local jails, resulting in a suicide rate of 50 deaths per 100,000 inmates.A study done by the nonprofit National Center on Institutions and Alternatives found that suchsuicides are “evenly distributed from the first few days of confinement to over several months of confinement, many suicides occurred during waking hours, most inmates were not under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol at the time of death, and many suicides occurred in close proximity to a court hearing.”The large number of suicides in American jails occurs, in part, because they now house many people who, in the past, would have been sent to mental institutions.Suicide in jails also arises from the fact that those who are accused of a crime and cannot make bail are first sent there while awaiting trial. As Thomas White, an expert on suicide among incarceratedpersons, observes, by the time people are serving their prison sentence, “the shock has worn off.”The rate at which people kill themselves in jails is, as the AP reported in June, “2 ½ times the rate of suicides in state prisons and about 3 ½ times that of the general population.”Moreover, because they have fewer staff per inmate and generally worse conditions, those rates are higher in state than in federal prisons.In jails and prisons at both the state and federal level, the suicide rate was increasing when the Justice Department last reported its data from 2014.Since the U.S. is the worldwideleader in incarceration, one might expect that it would also lead the world in suicides behind bars. But, in fact, itdoes not. The O’Neil Institute at Georgetown University reports that the U.S. has a lower rate of prison suicides than many Western European and Nordic countries where the incidence of mental illness and substance abuse among prisoners is even higher than it is in the U.S.A toxic brewPeople who kill themselves in jails and prisons often suffer from serious mental health and personal problems that would challenge any institution.U.S. jails and prisons are often overcrowded and understaffed.Budgets for mental health services have been trimmed almost everywhere.Correctional officers are not trained to deal effectively with the problems that inmates manifest on a daily basis. Their work is so stressful that their suicide rates are themselves a source of real concern.And, as the public learned in the Epstein case, leavingsomeone alone in a cell is a key driver of jail and prison suicides.The problem in that case seems to have been a lack of supervision or surveillance, but Epstein was also at risk of suicide because his cellmate had been transferred out of their shared unit in violation of the jail’s procedure. A2007 report from the Central New York Psychiatric Center notes, “Almost all suicides in state prisons occur in single cells as opposed to in dormitories or double-bunked cells. Suicide is a very private act, and whether it occurs in a hospital, in the free community, or in prison, it almost always occurs when the person is alone.”As U.S. prisons increasingly turn to isolation as a principle of punishment, or to single-cell disciplinary housing, it should not be surprising that the incidence of suicide would rise.In my view, the U.S. owes it those whom it incarcerates to do something about the problem of suicide.This story was first published in The Conversation on August 16.Image: Reuters

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:30:00 -0400
  • Illinois sues company after lead found in village's water

    Illinois alleges that a company that provides water to a Chicago suburb made changes without permission from state regulators that caused lead to contaminate the village's drinking water. Attorney General Kwame Raoul filed a lawsuit Friday against Aqua Illinois, the company that supplies water to residents of University Park, a village about 40 miles (64 kilometers) south of Chicago. The lawsuit says Aqua Illinois switched the source of the village's water from groundwater wells to the Kankakee River in 2017.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 21:04:17 -0400
  • Why was Jeffrey Epstein allowed to purchase small women’s panties from the Palm Beach jail?

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    A decade ago, during a brief stint in Palm Beach County Jail, convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein made an odd purchase at the facility’s store: two pairs of small women’s panties, size 5.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:32:06 -0400
  • The Latest: NYC subway scare suspect charged

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    A 26-year-old homeless man from West Virginia faces charges for allegedly placing two devices that resembled pressure cookers in a New York City subway station. Police announced on Saturday evening that Larry Kenton Griffin II has been charged with the placing of a false bomb. Griffin was taken into police custody early Saturday, a day after he was seen in surveillance video at Manhattan's Fulton subway station holding one of the objects police identified as rice cookers and determined they were not explosives.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:20:38 -0400
  • Father charged with homicide after 12-year-old daughter kills neighbor in car crash

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    The father of a 12-year-old girl who allegedly got behind the wheel of a car and accidentally ran down her neighbor has been charged with criminally negligent homicide. Tomas Mejia Tol, 42, was arrested on Friday after his daughter allegedly was driving in the parking lot outside their home and killed a man who was walking his three dogs and then crashed into a tree. Enrique Vazquez, 47, was killed in the accident.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 20:18:55 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    Actresses Eva Longoria, America Ferrara and more than 200 other Latino artists and civil rights leaders on Friday penned a letter of support to the Latino community in the United States after a mass shooting in Texas and immigration raids in Mississippi. Thousands of travelers at U.S. airports faced delays on Friday because of an nationwide outage of U.S. Customs and Border Protection's (CBP) processing systems that lasted several hours.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:53:02 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    Prime Minister Boris Johnson will tell French President Emmanuel Macron and German Chancellor Angela Merkel that the Westminster parliament cannot stop Brexit and a new deal must be agreed if Britain is to avoid leaving the EU without one. Afghan Taliban officials said on Saturday the killing of the brother of their leader in a bomb attack would not derail talks with the United States aimed at securing the withdrawal of U.S. troops after 18 years of war. There was no claim of responsibility for the bomb that killed the younger brother of Taliban leader Haibatullah Akhundzada near the Pakistani city of Quetta on Friday.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:52:59 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Argentina Treasury minister resigns, says 'significant renewal' needed amid economic crisis

    Argentina´s Treasury Minister Nicolas Dujovne has resigned, saying in a letter seen by Reuters on Saturday he believed the government needed “significant renewal” in its economic team amid a crisis which saw the peso plunge this week. Dujovne said in a letter to Argentine President Mauricio Macri that he had given his “all” to the job, helped tame a significant deficit and trim public spending. Macri has appointed Hernan Lacunza, the current economy minister for Buenos Aires province, as Dujovne´s replacement, a government source told Reuters.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:45:37 -0400
  • Sacramento police seek help identifying 3 women in connection with theft

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    Sacramento police are looking to identify three women in connection with a theft downtown, according to a Saturday press release.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:43:38 -0400
  • National lab details $13B in building plans over next decade

    Officials at Los Alamos National Laboratory have plans for $13 billion worth of construction projects over the next decade at the northern New Mexico complex as it prepares to ramp up production of plutonium cores for the nation's nuclear weapons arsenal. Beyond the new infrastructure related to plutonium assignment, other work likely will be aimed at serving a growing workforce — from planned housing projects and parking garages to a potential new highway that would reduce commute times from Albuquerque and Santa Fe for the 60% of employees who live outside of Los Alamos County.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:28:56 -0400
  • New Orleans: Pilot told tower of problems before plane crash

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    The pilot of a small plane in a deadly crash near New Orleans' Lakefront Airport radioed the control tower shortly after takeoff about unspecified problems and sought clearance to return, federal investigators said Saturday. The pilot and an award-winning television journalist aboard were both killed in the crash Friday afternoon. The National Transportation Safety Board said in a statement that the pilot contacted the tower just before the Aerotek Pitts S-2B went down in a field not far from the airport.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:27:30 -0400
  • Police make arrests as right-wing, anti-fascist groups rally in Portland

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    A rally by hundreds of supporters of the right-wing Proud Boys organization was met by a similar number of "antifa" opponents, and isolated clashes broke out between both sides and between antifa and police as the gathering wrapped up. At the peak of the demonstrations there were an estimated 1,200 protesters on the streets of the downtown district, said Portland Police Chief Danielle Outlaw. Charges against those in custody would include disorderly conduct, interfering with police, resisting arrest, and unlawful use of a weapon, she said at a news conference.

    Sat, 17 Aug 2019 19:17:04 -0400
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