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Attorney: Former Jared Foundation chief to plead guilty
Russell Taylor was charged in May with seven counts of production of child pornography and one count of possession of child pornography.
His attorney, Brad Banks, tells Fox59 in Indianapolis (WXIN-TV) that they "anticipate the filing of a guilty plea in the near future."
Taylor led the Jared Foundation, which raises awareness and money to fight childhood obesity.
Taylor is in federal custody.
China rebuilds its forgotten 'Auschwitz' to remember Japan's brutality
“This is a murder scene,” he said, pointing to a memorial stone he has erected at the heart of this northern mining hub about 500km south-west of Beijing.
The names of those responsible for the massacre had been carved into the rock in blood-red characters: the Japanese army chiefs who had run the place Liu calls “China’s Auschwitz”.
Nearly eight decades ago, as many as 100,000 Chinese civilians and soldiers – including Liu’s father – were captured and confined in the Taiyuan concentration camp by Japan’s imperial army.
Tens of thousands died, claimed Liu, a retired professor who has written a book about the prison that takes the name of the Nazi’s most infamous death camp.
“Some died from starvation and some from illness; some were beaten to death while others died working in places such as the coal mines,” he said.
Police: Friendly fire likely wounded officer in wrong-house encounter
The incident also left the homeowner wounded, from a gunshot wound, and the homeowner's dog dead, according to police. "Early investigation indicates that the injured officer was likely shot (accidentally) by one of the other officers on the scene," the GBI report says.
"The preliminary GBI investigation indicates that the responding officers likely entered a residence unrelated to the initial 911 call although it matched the given dispatched description."
Though DeKalb County police initially said officers were responding to a 911 call about a suspicious person Monday evening, the GBI said Tuesday that the 911 call reported a "possible burglary in progress."
8 highlights of Hillary Clinton's latest email dump
They are repelled by his personal behavior. He is louche, alcoholic, lazy, and without any commitment to any principle.
1. Sid Blumenthal called John Boehner "louche, alcoholic, lazy."
2. Blumenthal shared his thoughts on the Tea Party and GOP "swamp fever."
3. Clinton supporter David Brock argued for impeaching Justice Clarence Thomas.
4. The State Department's help desk didn't know about Clinton's private email address.
5. Chelsea Clinton didn't like the State Department website.
6. Hillary Clinton wrote nice things about 2016 rival Martin O'Malley.
7. Robbery with Hillary Clinton mask sparked high-level interest, jokes.
8. Clinton called out "ogrish males" on her staff for lack of interest in women's issues.
Man Convicted of Murder in 1993 Is Ordered Released After Key Evidence Was Withheld
A man who had been convicted of murder was ordered released on Monday after 24 years of incarceration, after the Brooklyn district attorney admitted his office had withheld key evidence in the case against the man, Ruddy Quezada. The conviction was vacated after a search of records, prompted by Mr. Quezada’s latest legal challenge, found that prosecutors concealed information from him as he was seeking to have his conviction reversed.
Mr. Quezada, 53, is one of several men to have a conviction vacated in State Supreme Court in Brooklyn since early 2014.
The office of the district attorney, Kenneth P. Thompson, has been reviewing dozens of convictions under his long-serving predecessor, Charles J. Hynes, and defendants are also challenging old convictions in court.
Some men have been released because it seems unlikely or impossible they committed the crimes they were convicted of.
In the case of Mr. Quezada, prosecutors still believe he had a role in the killing, but agree that his due-process rights were violated when the office did not turn over evidence.
Pope Francis says priests can forgive women who've had abortions
(CNN)Pope Francis rocked the Catholic world -- again -- on Tuesday by announcing that contrite women who have had an abortion can seek forgiveness from all priests during the church's upcoming "Year of Mercy."
Traditionally, people involved in the procurement of abortion, condemned as a grave sin by the church, are considered automatically excommunicated, and only a bishop can lift the ban.
Under the new, temporary policy, Francis is essentially suspending bishops' power to prohibit priests from offering forgiveness and giving clergy full authority to absolve abortions in the name of God and the church.
When they began one year ago, many Syrians, including myself, thought they would be a step towards ending the horrors in Syria. We thought they would root out ISIS. We thought they would bring an end to Syrian President Bashar Assad's brutality.
Suspect Allegedly Unloaded His Entire Pistol in Texas Deputy
A gunman unloaded his entire pistol into slain Harris County Sheriff's Deputy Darren Goforth when he stopped at a gas station near Houston Friday, prosecutors said in court today, adding that officials found 15 shell-casings at the scene.
Suspect Shannon Miles, 30, allegedly ran up to Goforth as he was filling up his tank and began firing immediately, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said today at Miles' court appearance.
Anderson said Miles kept firing even when Goforth was on the ground.
"The gun holds 14 in its magazine and one in its chamber," Anderson said.
Supremacist convicted of killing 3 at Kansas Jewish sites
OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — The man who admitted killing three people at two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites was convicted of murder and other charges Monday, shortly after he told jurors he hoped to "die a martyr" for the shootings.
After the jury of seven men and five women returned the verdict, Frazier Glenn Miller, 74, of Aurora, Missouri, said "the fat lady just sang." Next, the jury will deliberate the sentence for Miller, who could face the death penalty.
During the prosecution's closing, District Attorney Steve Howe cited a "mountain of evidence" against Miller, who is charged with capital murder in the April 2014 shootings at two Jewish sites in Overland Park, Kansas.
Hulk Hogan on Racial Slur Scandal:
'Please Forgive Me ... People Get Better'
With his signature leg drop, horseshoe moustache and undeniable strength, 12-time world wrestling champion Hulk Hogan single-handedly transformed wrestling into a global phenomenon, but he's now he’s fighting to maintain his legacy after fallout over his admitted use of the n-word.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Amy Robach that aired Monday on "Good Morning America," a contrite and emotional Hogan talked about the circumstances surrounding his use of the n-word. He steadfastly denied being a racist and begged his fans for forgiveness.
In addition to the scandal involving his use of the n-word in the past, the 62-year-old is embroiled in a legal battle with Gawker Media following the gossip website's publication of a secretly recorded tape showing Hogan having sex.
Ukraine Kiev protest blast wounds 100 police after MPs vote
As police were pelted with fire crackers and petrol bombs, an explosion was heard in front of parliament.
MPs had just voted in a rowdy session to approve more powers in areas of Donetsk and Luhansk under control of pro-Russian rebels.
A fragile ceasefire is in place. Pushing through greater autonomy for the rebel-held areas is a key part of the Minsk deal, originally signed in February.
During the summer fighting between Ukrainian army forces and the rebels has escalated. But the two sides agreed last week to halt the violence on 1 September, the day children in the region return to school.Although the number of ceasefire violations appears to have fallen in recent days, a senior official in the OSCE international monitoring mission in Ukraine, Alexander Hug, warned that neither side was respecting the truce.
Ohio officer in video says 'direct eye contact' one reason he pulled over driver
(CNN)When a police officer in Dayton, Ohio, handed John Felton a warning for a traffic signal violation, Felton asked whether was stopped for something besides having out-of-state plates, according to a video of the conversation posted on Facebook.
"Because you made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you,"
the officer replied in the video.
Felton posted the video on Facebook.
It's another example of how the national conversation about police-community interaction, especially with minorities, is being scrutinized. Technology makes the interactions easy to record and to share via social media.
"I'm not doing nothing, because I have a Michigan plate, other than that why are you trailing me?" Felton said on the recording. "You made direct eye contact with me and held onto it when I was passing you," the officer said. "What! I didn't even see you," Felton said. "I am not going to argue about it anymore with you, sir," the officer said. "I'll just scan your license and give you a citation for the violation and you could take it to court." "OK, sir," Felton says. He and the officer then drove away.
Images of Israeli soldier trying to arrest boy with broken arm go viral
The images show the soldier putting a headlock on the child while women pull on the soldier's back, trying to free the boy.
The altercation took place during a weekly protest Friday organized by Palestinian activists against settlement construction in the village of Nabi Saleh in the West Bank.
Bassem Tamimi, the boy's father, told CNN that he was present at the time.
"This is very difficult for any father or mother to see their son or daughter in that way, being violently attacked," said Tamimi.
Tamimi is a Palestinian activist and was one of the organizers of the demonstration.
Israeli army: Actions were justified
The Israeli army defended its actions, saying that people in the crowd had thrown rocks at the soldiers.
Egypt summons UK ambassador over al-Jazeera trial remarks
Mohamed Fahmy, Baher Mohamed and Peter Greste were each jailed for three years on Saturday for "spreading false news".
Ambassador John Casson said he was "shocked and concerned" by the ruling. Egyptian authorities objected to his remarks and Mr Casson has attended a meeting with officials.
In comments made outside the court and on Facebook, Mr Casson said the court's decision would "undermine confidence in Egypt's stability".
Migrant crisis: Syrian children disappear from Austrian hospital
. The children were taken to hospital in the town of Braunau am Inn on Friday suffering from severe dehydration.
Their discovery came a day after 71 bodies, thought to be migrants, were found on a dumped lorry in Austria.
Several European countries have called for urgent talks on the migrant crisis.
The children - two girls and a boy aged between one and five years old - were said to have been crammed
in the back along
with other migrants
from Syria, Afghanistan and Bangladesh.
Sheriff blames anti-police sentiment in Houston deputy's killing
Police questioned one person early on Saturday morning about the fatal shooting, but Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a news conference that no one was in custody.
Harris County deputy Darren Goforth, in uniform, was pumping gas into his patrol car on Friday night when the gunman approached from behind and fired several shots, sheriff's officials said.
No motive has been reported. Hickman expressed outrage at the shooting, which occurred as demonstrators nationwide have been protesting police killings of unarmed minorities, in particular black men.
"Our system of justice
absolutely requires a law
enforcement presence to protect our communities,
so at any point where the
rhetoric ramps up to the
point where calculated
of police officers
This rhetoric has
gotten out of control,"
Malaysia protests against PM Najib Razak draw thousands
Protesters are angered by a $700m (£455m) payment made to his bank account from unnamed foreign donors.
It was discovered last month during a probe into alleged mismanagement at the debt-laden state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB).
Mr Najib has denied any wrongdoing.
Saturday's rally is expected to continue into Sunday. The pro-democracy group Bersih has also called for protests in the cities of Kota Kinabalu and Kuching on the Malaysian side of Borneo.
Kuala Lumpur authorities have rejected the group's application for a permit to protest and Malaysian police have declared the rallies illegal. Security is tight: access to Kuala Lumpur's Independence Square has been blocked. Eyes will be focused on any possible army intervention.
Egyptian court sentences 3 Al Jazeera journalists to prison
Cairo (CNN)An Egyptian court on Saturday sentenced three Al Jazeera journalists to three years in prison after a lengthy retrial. Mohamed Fahmy and Baher Mohamed were present for the proceedings, with the latter given an additional six months in prison and a fine of 5,000 Egyptian pounds ($640.) Australian Al Jazeera journalist Peter Greste, who was deported from Egypt in February 2015, was sentenced in absentia.
Bangkok bomb: Thai police arrest man over Erawan blast
The man, a foreigner, was arrested in Nong Jok on the outskirts of Bangkok, a police spokesman said.
Bomb-making materials were found at the apartment along with 10 passports, said the spokesman, Prawut Thavornsiri.
The bomb tore through the crowded Erawan Shrine on 17 August injuring more than 100, mostly tourists.
Police said bomb-making material found at the apartment, including ballbearings and piping, was of the "similar or same type" used in that attack.
Suspect named in killing of Houston deputy
Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference Saturday.
The suspect, Shannon J. Miles,
has a previous criminal history
including resisting arrest and
disorderly conduct with a firearm.
He is being charged with
Man held in killing of Texas sheriff's deputy
(CNN)A man "believed to be the alleged gunman" in the killing of a uniformed Houston-area sheriff's deputy was in custody Saturday morning, Sgt. William Kennard of the Texas Department of Public Safety told CNN.
The man's mother called the Harris County Sheriff's Department about her son, Kennard said. "All the information she had heard led to him."
A red pickup truck was parked at the spot where deputies took the person in custody, according to video shot by CNN affiliate KTRK.
Authorities had said the suspect drove away from the shooting in a red Ford Ranger.
UN calls on Netherlands to revamp 'Black Pete' tradition
The comments from the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination will stoke an already heated debate on the custom, described as a harmless piece of fun by defenders, but condemned by other groups as an offensive stereotype.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte quickly dismissed the recommendations, saying it was not the government's job to shape folklore.
"Guys. Folk traditions, come on. What Christmas songs you should sing, how you celebrate Christmas and Easter - this isn't what politics is about," he told reporters in The Hague
"(The stereotypes) are experienced by many people of African descent as a vestige of slavery," it added.
Verdict reached in prep school rape trial
Ex-Arkansas treasurer gets 2 ½ years in prison
The Democrat was accused of steering state investments to a broker who gave her
$36,000 in cash,
some of which was delivered
in a pie box.
The 71-year-old resigned in 2013, days after she was arrested by FBI agents in a sting operation.
"It was wrong, it was unethical and it was a violation of the public's trust," Shoffner told U.S. District Judge Leon Holmes.
Sentencing guidelines had suggested a stiffer sentence, but Holmes said Shoffner had netted little from her crimes.
Young black man jailed since April for alleged $5 theft found dead in cell
A young black man arrested by police in Portsmouth, Virginia, on the same day that one of the city’s officers fatally shot an unarmed black 18-year-old, has been found dead in jail after spending almost four months behind bars without bail for stealing groceries worth $5.
Jamycheal Mitchell, who had mental health problems, was discovered lying on the floorof his cell by guards early last Wednesday, according to authorities.
Mitchell’s family said they believed he starved to death after refusing meals and medication at the jail, where he was being held on misdemeanour charges of petty larceny and trespassing. A clerk at Portsmouth district court said Mitchell was accused of stealing a bottle of Mountain Dew, a Snickers bar and a Zebra Cake worth a total of $5 from a 7-Eleven.
She voted in favor of authorizing the 2003 war in Iraq/ She was caught lying during the 2008 Elections/ She was the in charge as SS when Benghazi deaths took place/ and she chose to use her own server for email as the SS...
Citizens Abandon Country...
what does that say about the
Republicans hate/love Donald Trump;
Democrats hate/love Donald Trump
AT&T Stabbed every one of its customers
in the back
When those in the seats of power are mal-behaved, removal is required to ensure systemic stability
I Asked the Same Question,
and I got the same response
So.... Hillary didn't know she was viewing Classified Material?
As the Secretary of State,
Hillary, at a minimum...
should have clearly understood that a vast majority of her conversations would be considered either
Confidential, Classified, Secret or Top Secret.
Thus far, we have yet to see Hillary actually perform in what can be construed as a "qualified" person at the two jobs that we are aware of,
Senator & Secretary of State.
Showing up and sitting in a seat doesn't qualify you to lead.
Because your husband was President doesn't qualify you to lead.
" Roughly 150 of Hillary Clinton's State Department emails include information that has been retroactively upgraded to classified, a U.S. government official told CNN Monday. "
And per Hillary's own comments, she didn't recognize these emails as possibly confidential, which validates that she
Can we really afford another "unqualified president"?
When a Crime define Valor & Convictions
A Young Man
A true human sacrifice that speaks more about the character of such a young man
as appose to the act of
Robbing a Bank without a gun.
Brian Randolph, 23 years old found himself in a life situation which he, himself could not resolve and I don't care who you are,
when your child needs medical care,
those of us who understand the value of the love that one has for his/her child,
we would do anything to ensure that the child gets what the child needs because it is the nature of human beings to protect and care for a child that needs to be taken care of until that child is capable of taking care of itself.
Tears in my eyes are for Brian Randolph
and I hope that a judge realizes that this young man act of love ought not be consider a act of terror.
If I have a dime, I would help Brian Randolph.
These are the types of acts and actions of love
that we do not often hear about and it turns my soul.
What is so special about Napa Valley Wine Train?
Getting on a train that serves "Wine".....
a black person attempting to being served on a white only train?
What is so special about being among those who don't want you there and they prove that they don't want you there be
staring at you like you stink,
they make you be quiet because they don't want to hear the sounds that you make,
and they even lie about your behavior to have you removed from the train and even lie to the cops to have you arrested... then
they post lies about your behavior on today's social media?
There isn't a place on earth that I would consider so special that I would spend "1 Red Cent" to subjected to such
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