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GIVING INFO TO CHINA? Va. man charged with espionage for leaking docs

Kevin Mallory, of Leesburg, Virginia, was charged with espionage for transmitting top-secret documents to Chinese officials. (LinkedIn) A Virginia man has been charged with espionage for transmitting top-secret documents to Chinese officials. Kevin Patrick Mallory, 60, was arrested Thursday at his home in Leesburg, Virginia, and appeared in U.

New Jersey Assembly passes bill requiring education on law enforcement

The New Jersey state education assembly passed a bill Thursday that would require school districts to provide guidance on interacting with law enforcement officials. The bill, which would begin with the 2018-2019 school year, would mandate that schools teach students about the role police play in....

3 Va. teens arrested on drug and alcohol charges on the way to beach week updated

3 Va. teens arrested on drug and alcohol charges on the way to beach week. (Bladen County Sheriff's Office) WASHINGTON ( WJLA ) - On Saturday, North Carolina State Highway Patrol officers stopped three teens they say were driving a car full of drugs and alcohol for speeding on their way to beach week in South Carolina.

Ottawa's focus on data a good step in addressing gender-based violence: Editorial

One out of every two Canadian women over the age of 15 has experienced some kind of physical or sexual violence — according to statistics that were collected in 1993, the last time a large-scale survey was conducted on the issue of violence against women in this country.

Ottawa must stop the stalling on Volkswagen probe: Editorial

In April, courts in Ontario and Quebec approved a $2.1-billion settlement in a class-action lawsuit that offered cash payments to 105,000 Canadian customers. The company then agreed to pay an additional $15-million penalty resulting from an investigation by the federal Competition Bureau, which said....

Egypt blocks 21 websites, including Al Jazeera: state news agency

Egypt has banned 21 websites, including the main website of Qatar-based al Jazeera television, for “supporting terrorism”, state news agency MENA and security sources said on Wednesday. Reuters tried to access five websites named by local Egyptian newspapers and broadcasters, including the Al Jazeera website, and found them all inaccessible.

Event producer pays $2 million for new MetroCenter headquarters

An event production company that's riding Nashville's tourism boom will consolidate its offices at a MetroCenter office building that its owner just purchased for $2.02 million. Next spring, Destination Nashville plans to consolidate both the company's corporate offices now in Goodlettsville and its....

Trading ideas: George Kent, Bintai Kinden, MISC, SP Setia

KUALA LUMPUR: JF Apex Research expects George Kent, Bintai Kinden , MISC, SP Setia and United Malacca to be among the stocks to watch on Friday following their fresh corporate news. George Kent delivered a strong set of financial results for the first quarter ended April 30 with earnings up 23.3% to RM18.

Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed

Friday, 23 June 2017 | MYT 9:19 AM Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed. by andreina aponte CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing....

Mexico president calls for probe into alleged government spying

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto asked the attorney general's office on Thursday to investigate charges the government spied on private citizens, saying he wanted to get to the bottom of the accusations that he called "false.

Amid chaos of Duterte’s drug war in the Philippines, police allegedly hold people for ransom

Abuses by Philippine police did not start with Duterte, but the president’s vow to protect law enforcement personnel from prosecution has created a climate ripe for abuse. Police officers act without fear of punishment, said Philippine Sen. Leila de Lima, a longtime Duterte critic who is now in jail on dubious drug charges.

Hogan Spokeswoman: Health Care Bills ‘Do Not Work’ For State

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Measures in Congress to dismantle much of the Affordable Care Act “do not work for Maryland,” a spokeswoman for Gov. Larry Hogan said Thursday. The comments, the strongest yet from the Republican governor’s administration about efforts to dismantle much of former President....

Reaction to BC Liberals’ promises rolls in

Following today’s Throne Speech, many criticized Premier Christy Clark of “saying anything to win,” but she denied the allegations saying her government was trying to listen to British Columbians. Some of the promises included protections for tenants, the creation of a respite tax credit, and an increase in funding for legal aid.

Kainai Board of Education employee says she received racist text from Alberta Health Services’ employee

The Kainai Board of Education and other Blood Tribe members are seeking answers and a direct apology after a Kainai Board employee said she became the subject of a racial slur in a text message this week. Ramona Big Head levelled the allegations during a press conference near Cardston, Alta. on Thursday afternoon.

Indigenous woman says shut down of Saskatchewan bus service will cost lives

An indigenous woman in Regina says she believes “people are going to die” because of the Saskatchewan government’s decision to shut down the provincial bus service. Connie Deiter said that’s why she has filed a complaint with the human rights commission alleging that the decision discriminates against her and other indigenous women.

Athens HS replacing stadium turf following lead contamination

ATHENS, TX (KLTV) - Bruce Field at Athens High School is getting a $383,000 upgrade after a house fire carried debris contaminated with lead onto the field. The house fire happened in late April killing one person, and now the district will be replacing the 6-year-old turf.

Accused cocaine trafficker Chase Hanson found guilty on all but one count

The Morro Bay man accused of running the largest cocaine trafficking operation in recent San Luis Obispo County history faces a lengthy stint in state prison after he was convicted on nine of the 10 counts stemming from his August 2015 arrest. A San Luis Obispo Superior Court jury Thursday found....

How to Solve Problems, Junta-Style

The government of PM Prayut Chan-o-cha recently celebrated its third anniversary in (seized) power. And I, as a casual observer and an obedient Thai citizen, have always admired how the administration has uniquely gone about addressing many issues. Just look at these fine and shining examples.

Clean Energy Finance Corporation sees biomass a missed opportunity for Australia

In Australia, the Clean Energy Finance Corporation believes that biomass is a missed opportunity for the country and is frustrated by how far it lags behind in bioenergy compared to much of the rest of the world. The energy class is not only on economically viable under the current renewable energy....

Is Osinbajo right that “Nigeria is indissoluble”?

The Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo, on Wednesday stated categorically that: “Nigeria is indissoluble,” while addressing State Governors in Abuja. Over the past few weeks, he had been addressing traditional, ethnic, religious and political leaders in a spirited effort to reduce divisive tensions in the country.

Secession between hypocrisy and illusion (ll)

As the elite hypocrisy in the south-east continues to undermine the neo-Biafran secession agenda, the secessionists also continue to ignore other underlying dynamics that frustrate their mission. The ever-increasing interdependence amongst the various socio-economic strata of Nigerians is obviously....

Ex-Katsina speaker urges youths to be active in electoral process

A former Speaker of Katsina State House of Assembly, Alhaji Aliyu Muduru, has called on youths to take active role in electoral process in order to steer the country to its desired destination. Muduru, who is still a serving member in the Katsina State Assembly, said active participation of the....

Muslim unique responsibility to fight terror

The brutal, deadly attacks in London and Manchester on innocent civilians are the latest in a series of senseless violent acts carried out by the so-called Islamic State, a group that deserves no designation other than the world’s most inhuman criminal network.

South East Development Commission bill

A bill for the creation of a South East Development Commission (SEDC) recently met with conflicting reactions in the two chambers of the National Assembly. In the House of Representatives where it was first introduced, the bill failed to make it to the crucial Second Reading as members voted to....

Benue youth want vigilante bill passed

The Benue State Joint Youth Forum has urged the State House of Assembly to pass into law, the Vigilante Bill before it in order to fast track the commencement of the implementation of the anti-grazing law. The group made their position known after a peaceful rally in Makurdi in support of the recently enacted grazing law by the state government.

Why Migrants Keep Risking All on the ‘Deadliest Route’ The New York Times 1 hour ago

TONGO, Senegal — Amadou Anne, the oldest son, tried first. “If you have a way to get there, maybe you should try it,” his father told him. The journey required crossing thousands of miles of ruthless desert and sea to reach Europe. Months passed with no news. And then the phone call. Friends in France spotted a list of drowned migrants.

House of Saud unites behind king's son Reuters

© REUTERS FILE PHOTO: Saudi Deputy Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman waves as he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in Riyadh The elevation of Mohammed bin Salman as Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia has ended two years of speculation about a behind-the-scenes rivalry near the pinnacle of....

Rehabilitation of Byo sewers taking long: EMA

THE Environmental Management Agency (EMA) has raised concern over the delay by Bulawayo City Council (BCC) to rehabilitate the Sauerstown sewer system, saying the delay will end up causing serious casualties. BY MTHANDAZO NYONI/SHARON SIBINDI. BCC is currently working on a project to rehabilitate....

FAAC disburses N418.8bn to FG, states, LGs in May—NBS

By Yinka Kolawole. THE Federation Account Allocation Committee, FAAC, disbursed N418.82 billion to the three tiers of government in May 2017 from the revenue generated in April 2017, according a report released by National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, yesterday. The amount shared is about N3.

Mohaz group builds biggest poultry farm in South-east

At the centre of this, is Mohaz Integrated Farms, which goes into full scale production in a couple of weeks. A visit to the site, which has a land mass of about 125 hectares, would keep the visitor dumbfounded due to the enormity of the work going on and the vision of the Director, a son of Umueze, Ogbuehi Michael Obi Ohazulike.

Yellowstone grizzlies lose federal protection

Photo Credit: The National Park Service. After 42 years, Yellowstone grizzly bears are The U.S. Department of the Interior announced Thursday the bears would soon be taken off the endangered species list. There were once over 50,000 grizzly bears in the lower U.S.; but thanks to hunting and trapping, that number plummeted.
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