3rd night of Charlotte protests stay largely peaceful
- September 24, 2016

He said it is "irresponsible" of police not to release the video immediately. 'I saw the man go down on the pavement, ' Minister Steve Knight of Missiongathering Christian Church in Charlotte said. "I am going to honor that request". The police chief acknowledged that he has promised transparency in the investigation, but said, "I'm telling you right now, if you think I say we should display a victim's worst day for consumption, that is not the transparency I'm speaking of". (more...)
Lions get off to fast start with rare victory over Colts
- September 23, 2016

Of course, Andrew Luck led the Colts on an eight play 75-yard drive which ended with a 6-yard touchdown pass to Jack Doyle . The Colts offense is built to gain yardage in chunks. Thirty-seven seconds remained. The Lions took over at their own 25. Abdullah was not alone in that thinking. Lions fans have to be encouraged by the opener, when he went 31 of 39 for 340 yards and three touchdowns. (more...)
Attack on Syrian medical facility kills 4 staff
- September 22, 2016

But Russia, which denied its aircraft or those of its Syrian government allies were involved, said on Tuesday it believed the convoy was not struck from the air at all but had caught fire because of some incident on the ground. The incident, in which 18 trucks from a 31-vehicle convoy were destroyed, looked likely to deal a death blow to diplomatic efforts to halt a civil war now in its sixth year. (more...)
Juncker proposes European Union military headquarters
- September 21, 2016

Jean-Claude Juncker, president of the European Commission, has announced plans to install free WiFi in public spaces across the whole of the Union, as well as getting rid of roaming fees, and enabling 5G for everyone. "It is clear that no lessons are going to be learned from Brexit", he said. 'Indeed (Mr Juncker's speech) was the usual recipe - more Europe, in this particular case, more military Europe'. (more...)
George HW Bush for Hillary? A spokesman isn't saying
- September 21, 2016

Kennedy. Democratic presidential candidate and former secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday that President Barack Obama called her when negotiators had reached a deal on Iran's nuclear program. And his other son, former President George W. Bush, has stayed quiet through the general election season. "He came out of retirement to do a few things for Jeb, but those were the exceptions that proved the rule". (more...)
White House: 51 companies pledge $650M in refugee support White House: 51 companies pledge $650M in refugee support
- September 21, 2016

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "We have to imagine what it would be like for our families, for our children, if the unspeakable happened to us". U.N. High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi said the declaration "marks a political commitment of unprecedented force and resonance". (more...)