Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

 

German gets suspended sentence for attack on refugee sh…

BERLIN –  A court has handed a 21-year-old German man a two-year suspended sentence and 200 hours of community service for an arson attack on a building housing child refugees. The Potsdam regional court convicted the defendant Thursday of attempted murder, attempted serious arson and property damage for the October 2016 attack in Jueterbog, south of Berlin. Nobody was injured. Judges concluded the man, who wasn’t named due to German privacy rules, was motivated by a hatred of foreigners and wanted to impress his father. The 41-year-old father, who allegedlyRead More


New Manafort travel docs reveal closer ties to Russia: …

Paul Manafort had taken 18 trips to Moscow and was in contact with Russian President Vladimir Putin’s allies for more than a decade before running President Trump’s 2016 election campaign, a new report said Thursday. Manafort, who was indicted by a federal grand jury last month on 12 counts including conspiracy against the United States, had also taken at least 19 trips to Kiev to work with a pro-Kremlin political faction before joining Trump’s team, McClatchy reported. The news outlet cited flight records they obtained from Ukrainian authorities as wellRead More


A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Co…

Lawyers for Mr. Flynn and Mr. Trump declined to comment. The four people briefed on the matter spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. A deal with Mr. Flynn would give Mr. Mueller a behind-the-scenes look at the Trump campaign and the early tumultuous weeks of the administration. Mr. Flynn was an early and important adviser to Mr. Trump, an architect of Mr. Trump’s populist “America first” platform and an advocate of closer ties with Russia. His ties to Russia predatedRead More


Woman raises thousands for homeless man who rescued her

(This story has been updated to reflect that the GoFundMe account had raised $250,000 by Thursday afternoon, November 23, 2017 — up from $34,000 when the story was originally published the day before.) Kate McClure didn’t expect to run out of gas on her drive to Philadelphia last month. And she definitely didn’t expect that her misfortune would give her the opportunity to change someone else’s life. Pulled over on the side of I-95, McClure, 27, was approached by a homeless man named Johnny. She was apprehensive at first, butRead More


Three injured in Thanksgiving shooting at Denver school…

A woman and two boys have been taken to hospital after a shooting in a Denver high school parking lot.  Denver Police confirmed the incident at Manual High School on Thursday afternoon but no other information has been released.  It is not clear who was inside the school at the time. Students had the day off because of the holiday.  The woman and boys were inside a white vehicle in the parking lot when two men approached them on foot and opened fire. After firing several rounds, they fled onRead More


Woman raises more than $248G for homeless man who helpe…

When Kate McClure, right, ran out of gas, Johnny Bobbitt Jr., left, who is homeless, gave his last $20 to buy gas for her. McClure, seen with boyfriend Mark D’Amico, middle, started a Gofundme.com campaign for Bobbitt that has raised more than $13,000. (Elizabeth Robertson/The Philadelphia Inquirer via AP)  (PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER) A New Jersey woman who was helped by a homeless man after she ran out of gas on an interstate in Philadelphia has raised more than $248,000 for the Good Samaritan. Kate McClure, 27, started the Gofundme.com campaign earlier thisRead More


Las Vegas pot dispensaries rolling out Black Friday dea…

LAS VEGAS — Big-box stores won’t be the only ones offering discounts to shoppers in Las Vegas this Black Friday. Marijuana dispensaries are rolling out deals, too. More than 40 dispensaries in the Sin City area will offer discounts on marijuana flower products, edibles such as chocolates, and concentrates, the Las Vegas Sun reported Wednesday. This will be the first Black Friday since legal sales of recreation marijuana began in Nevada. “It’s a great stocking-stuffer, and now you can treat it like alcohol in that regard,” said state Sen. TickRead More


‘Still in a stalemate,’ top U.S. commander in Afghanist…

Hans Nichols and Jonathan Allen KANDAHAR AIR FIELD, Afghanistan — America’s top commander in Afghanistan, Gen. John Nicholson, told NBC News Thursday that the war here remains in a “stalemate,” but that President Donald Trump’s new strategy has reversed a decline in the U.S. position. “We are still in a stalemate,” Nicholson, a four-star Army general said in an exclusive interview. “We are only 90 days into this new policy, but with the U.S. forces that will be arriving, with the new authority that we have been given, put theRead More


I’m A Celebrity’s Jack Maynard sorry for ‘horrible’ twe…

Image copyright Jack Maynard YouTube YouTuber Jack Maynard – who left I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! when offensive tweets he posted in 2012 emerged – has apologised for saying some “pretty disgusting things”. The tweets, which prompted allegations of racism and homophobia, were published in the Sun newspaper while Maynard, 23, was in Australia. He said he was “young” and “careless” when he posted them. In an online video, Maynard added: “I’ve been really stupid in the past.” The show told viewers Maynard – who has moreRead More


Despite ‘blue laws,’ customers line up for Black Friday…

Massachusetts might be one of three states that don’t let stores open on Thanksgiving but it hasn’t stopped some shoppers from camping outside this year in anticipation of Black Friday deals. So-called ‘‘blue laws’’ prohibit big box stores and other retailers from opening their doors until Friday. Neighboring Maine and Rhode Island have similar restrictions. But to 26-year-old Melvin Hernandez, it doesn’t matter. He’s already lined up to snag a spot outside a Best Buy store in Watertown, Mass. The maintenance technician told The Associated Press he was set onRead More